SP80 kiteboat

The new boat SP80 kiteboat designed to break the world sailing speed record, reaching 150km/h (80 knots).

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 2022.

What is going on beneath the surface?

Anaëlle explains you the different phenomena happening beneath the surface at high speeds. Time to talk about cavitation and ventilation!

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“We are a team of EPFL engineers and students, who believe that through the combination of sailing, kitesurfing and engineering principles, we will significantly outperform the standing World Sailing Speed Record.

SP80 kiteboat (2)

We are imagining unique solutions and daring concepts that have potential in the sailing world. By establishing a new record, we want to demonstrate the applications of a new set of tools in fast marine transport, offshore sailing and energy production.

We are now building a boat capable of reaching 80 knots (150 km/h) with the wind as its sole source of power.”

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