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SP80 Chasing the World Sailing Speed Record

This is the SP80 kiteboat designed to break the World Sailing Speed Record. The Swiss team has one goal: reaching 150km/h (80 knots) powered only by the wind. Supported by Richard Mille, the record attempt is set for 2023. Will you be there?

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Finding our vision in an ocean of possibilities

Finding our vision in an ocean of possibilities

In this article series, Xavier Lepercq, SP80 co-founder and technical manager, shares his thoughts on boat design, speed sailing, and the world speed record. Reaching 80 knots on the water with the wind as sole source of power is an incredible technical challenge. The pursuit to break the world speed record has led him to question architectural codes that are currently the standard within the sailing world.

Our design to break the World Sailing Speed Record

Our design to break the World Sailing Speed Record

Beating his record is already a fabulous challenge, and we have set the even more ambitious goal of being the first to sail at 80 knots (about 150 km/h)! This new year is an opportunity to recall the main concepts behind our extraordinary boat.

Focus on foils and superventilation

Focus on foils and superventilation

Since the beginning of the SP80 adventure, optimization and research on superventilating hydrofoils are at the heart of the project and mobilize many resources. Let’s focus on our researches to go beyond the wall of cavitation!

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