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news - Hydros will represent Switzerland during the Little America´s Cup in Falmouth, from 22 to 28 September

Sep 17 2013


Jérémie Lagarrigue and Billy Besson of the Hydros project will represent Switzerland and also Marinepool during the Little America´s Cup in Falmouth, from 22 to 28 September

The International C-Class Catamaran Championship has been held since 1961. Since the beginning it has symbolized fundamental research and technological development with no restrictions imposed, but conducted on a human scale.

The rules are very simple: the yachts must be catamarans measuring a maximum of 7.62 x 4.20 meters, with a total sail area of no more than 27.8 m2 and a crew of two, who are both allowed to trapeze and... that's all! This simplicity is precisely what makes the class so exciting, since the yacht designers are free to explore cutting-edge techniques without any restrictions. It has also driven technological progress, notably by democratizing the use of wing sails in place of traditional rigging, consisting of a mast and "limp" sails.

Participating in the Class C World Championship will enable Hydros to compare the knowledge they have gained on l’Hydroptère with the current level of technological expertise, while providing new platforms on which to consolidate and expand their capabilities. Hydros enrolled two boats in the competition one of the crew is formed by Billy Besson and Jérémie Lagarrigue both world champions in F18. The results of this year seem to be coming along nicely from the perspective of the little cup.

The last International C-Class Catamaran Championship was held in Newport in summer 2010. The next competition will take place in Falmouth (UK) from the 22nd to the 28th of september 2013.

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© AD Images / Hydros