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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

Two Months Away from the Little America’s Cup, Fabulous Victory of Hydros at the Formula 18 World Championship

Billy Besson and Jérémie Lagarrigue have just won the Formula 18 World Championship in Grossetto, Italy. This is a good omen, about 2 months away from the season’s main objective: The Little America’s Cup, International C-Class Catamaran Championship, which will take place in Falmouth (UK) next September. 

Hydros wins F18 World Championship


Marina di Grossetto, July 15, 2013 - Billy Besson and Jérémie Lagarrigue, competing for Team Hydros, gained a resounding victory at the Formula 18 World Championship, in front of no less than 184 opponents representing the Formula 18world elite.Bastiaan Tentij and Mischa Heemskerk, also competing for Team Hydros, and who will also be representing Switzerland in Falmouth in September for the Little America’s Cup, finished rank 22 after sailing in the leading group for the main part of the race.

« Our consistency paid off » Jérémie Lagarrigue declared at the end of the competition. “We generally took good starts, and we didn’t take too many risks. We attacked when the opportunities arose.”

Both crews - Jérémie Lagarrigue & Billy Besson and Bastiaan Tentij & Mischa Heemskerk, participated in this championship in order to train for the Little America’s Cup which they will race defending the Swiss flag.

For this purpose and thanks to the support of the private bank Lombard Odier & Cie and their historical partners, Team Hydros has built two revolutionary catamarans in collaboration with the shipyard Décision SA, HDS, HDS, VPLP, and the EPFL. Results of years of high technology research, these two revolutionary catamarans are the first sailboats of History built in TPT Carbon.

“This victory is a good omen before the C-Class Catamaran World Championship” Jérémie Lagarrigue said. “I see it as a team victory, enabling us to federate all the people collaborating on this project – more than 50 actually ! It’s the victory of a collective working very hard for a specific goal within a high technology competition. However the sports dimension remains very important and this victory shows we are on the right track.”

Supported by the private bank Lombard Odier & Cie, Team Hydros is a scientific research center applied to sailing, tackling 3 challenges: Hydro Cup (participation in the C Class Catamaran World Championship), Hydro Contest (Academic Contest), and Hydro Speed Tour (Speed Record Contest). Hydros is willing to participate in actions contributing to sustainable development. The scientific conclusions obtained while looking for sports performances aim to be applied to industrial projects turned towards renewable energies.

Photo : © Jasper van Staveren/Hydros

Jeremie and Billy in F18 World Championship

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