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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

The “Little Cup” comes to Switzerland in 2015!

Team Hydros, a favourite for this year’s International Sailing Championships in Class C in the UK, has already won a victory. It will organize the next International Championships in 2015. The “Little Cup” will be held in September 2015 in Geneva at the Société Nautique de Genève.

Lausanne, 20 March 2013 - Located at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Team HYDROS will take part at the International Class C Championships (ICCC) in Falmouth (UK) in September 2013 with two ultra-modern catamaran sailboats. HYDROS developed sailboats have achieved several world firsts, including, among others, the use of TPT technology (“Thin Ply Technology”). Consequently, the Swiss team is one of the teams favoured to win.

HYDROS has already been awarded the decision to organize the next instalment of the prestigious ICCC, the so-called “Little Cup.” Jérémie Lagarrigue, in charge of Project Hydros, was delighted: “We were able to beat out many other applicant countries in the competitive bid. It was the reliability and the attractiveness of our approach that convinced the judges. It is a great honour and accomplishment for our team. We will now fight hard to organize an event at the highest level to share with the general public.”

Vincent Hagin, President of Swiss Sailing, the Swiss Sailing Federation, had this to say: “This is excellent news for Swiss sailing, for the Société Nautique de Genève and Team HYDROS. This event will demonstrate the dynamism of the Swiss sailing, both at the individual and club level, but also for the companies involved. From this amazing platform we will be able to show the best of what the sport of sailing has to offer.”

Founded in 1961, the so-called “Little Cup” is a symbol of basic research and technological development in the sport of sailing. The boats, which are controlled by two sailors, are allowed a maximum size of 7.62 x 4.2 meters and the sail area must not exceed an area of 27.8 m2.

This simple rule is also the strength of these championships in Class C. For teams and planners, there are no restrictions on the use of the latest technological developments. In fact, Class C catamarans have been using foils and wing masts for more than 30 years. For this reason. there is little doubt that they have also inspired the famous America’s Cup.

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