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HYDROcontest - 23 to 27 july 2014

13 teams from all over the world have already registered for the first environmentally responsible student competition.

Litlle Cup 27th

At the conclusion of the 26th edition of the Little Cup, Hydros was given the task of organizing the Class C World Championships. Registration is now open.


Hydros.ch holds the 3 records on Lake Geneva: One-Hour, One-Kilometer, Blue Ribbon


Hydros.ch has been optimized in preparation for the 2012 season with a new bow and a lower center of gravity.

Blue Ribbon

Hydros.ch beats the Blue Ribbon Record : 4 hours 30 minutes for the legendary Lake Geneva record

Little Cup 27th

Come along in a year and a half’s time to discover state-of-the-art boats skippered by the best international crews.

Diaporama Diaporama


Hong Kong


Falmouth & Morges

Petite America’s Cup

Rio de Janeiro


United Arab Emirates


St.-Tropez & Lac Léman


Le 19 • 07 • 2014

Six days and counting to the start of HYDROcontest

Want to see what the future's boats will look like? If so, head down to the Centre Sportif de Dorigny in Lausanne between 23 and 27 July. Organised by Hydros, wih the support of the Lombard Odier Group and the Service Industriels de Genève, the HYDROcontest will, in a world exclusive, showcase futuristic boats that are the fruit of research by students from around the globe. This exceptional event will provide a glimpse of a future for maritime transport that is environmentally friendly.

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Le 30 • 06 • 2014

HYDROcontest : strength through partnership

Camille, Ons, Simon, and Rémi decided to have their two universities, ENSAPLV and ENSTA Bretagne, France, join forces to participate in HYDROcontest, the first environmentally responsible competition organised by Hydros, from 23 to 27 July 2014 in Lausanne. 

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Le 15 • 06 • 2014

Hydros.ch spreads its wings at the Bol d'Or

HYDROS.ch once again graces the Bol d’Or and finishes 9th overall! A nice performance after its Blue Ribbon record, which was beaten a few weeks ago.

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Le 04 • 06 • 2014

HYDROcontest: sights set on Lausanne.

With 14 teams, 7 nations, 150 students, teachers and professionals, HYDROcontest promises to be an unforgettable event of the summer of 2014. The contest will take place in Dorigny (Lausanne) from 23 to 27 July. The public will be able to watch the competition and discover the many surprises Hydros has in store. 

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Le 27 • 05 • 2014

"Breaking a record depends not only on the sailors and the boat, but also on the choice of weather window."

Hydros.ch holds all the records for multihulls on Lake Geneva. The floating laboratory operated by skipper Daniel Schmäh achieved a new record time on 3 May last year on the Ruban Bleu course, setting a very high standard for future attempts and for other competitors.

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Le 14 • 05 • 2014

The Hydros.ch hydrofoil boat smashes the Blue Ribbon record in 4 hours 30 minutes

On Saturday, 3 May 2014, the Hydros.ch hydrofoil catamaran, skippered by Daniel Schmäh, smashed its own record, covering the nominal distance of 66.5 nautical miles (123 kilometers) between Port Noir and Le Bouveret and back in 4 hours 30 minutes. It is an historic performance that bettered the Blue Ribbon record by 15 minutes. This after the eight minutes it shaved off the existing record on 20 August 2013 that had been set by Philippe Cardis in Décision 35 in 2007. This exceptional performance, an improvement of more than 10% in comparison to that of Décision 35, is in no small part due to the hydrofoils with which Hydros.ch is equipped.

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Le 12 • 05 • 2014

Official opening of the LITTLECUP 2015 in Geneva

The 27th LITTLECUP will take place in Geneva from 12 to 19 September 2015.

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Le 22 • 04 • 2014

LITTLE CUP GENEVA 2015: Kick-off press conference to be held on 30 April

The LITTLE CUP or International C-Class Catamaran Championship will be held in Genevaon 12 to 19 September 2015. Hydros will officially kick off this key fixture in the international sailing calendar with a press conference at the Société Nautique de Genève on Wednesday, 30 April from 11 a.m.
The last LITTLE CUP took place in September 2013 in Falmouth; the Class C governing body decided to entrust the organization of the 27th Championship to Hydros, which will open the gates ofLake Geneva to flying catamarans and their crews.

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Le 01 • 04 • 2014

An intense 170 days

Four months before students from around the world are due to present their HYDROcontest submissions in Lausanne, Hydros paid a visit to the ENSTA ParisTech team in Palaiseau, on the outskirts of Paris.

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Le 26 • 03 • 2014

End of the winter break...

Yesterday marked the end of the "winter break" for one of Swiss company Hydros' three boats.

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