Aderco becomes an Official Supporter of SP80 in its quest for the world sailing speed record!
SP80 is a team of highly skilled EPFL engineers and students who are combining sailing, kiteboarding and engineering with the bold purpose of outperforming the current world sailing speed record. The team is currently building a trimaran boat, able to reach 80 knots (150 km/h) with the wind as its sole source of power.
SP80 envisions unique solutions and daring concepts that have great potential in the sailing world. But their approach goes beyond just breaking a record : they eventually hope to demonstrate the application of a new set of technologies and tools in fast marine transport, offshore sailing and energy production, which can lead to quite a revolution in the industry.
"We had the chance at the end of 2022 to meet a young and dynamic SP80 team with a project that immediately appealed to me. Their goal of setting a sailing speed record intrigued me, as did their technology, which could provide solutions for decarbonization in the maritime sector. We are happy to share this adventure with SP80, which shares our values in terms of technology, innovation, and environment", said Olivier Baiwir, CEO of Aderco.