Catamaran Classe C conçu pour l'équipe Hydros par VPLP Design
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Hydros – C-Class

In collaboration with HDS, Team Hydros and the Decision SA yard, VPLP designed two C-Class catamarans for Team Hydros, built in carbon fibre using Thin Ply Technology. These two boats represented Switzerland at Falmouth for the 2013 Little America’s Cup, securing second place.

Hydros C-Class VPLP design
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The Hydros C-Class catamarans are powered by a rigid wingsail in three sections and designed to fly on their foils and rudder elevators (similar to the AC72 catamarans which contested the America’s Cup in San Francisco). They can sail at up to three times the speed of the wind.

Launched

2013

Category

Little AC

Architect

VPLP Design /
Hydros

Builder

Décision (Suisse)

Materials

carbon

Length

7,62 m

Beam

4,26 m

Draft

Air Draft

Propulsion

wing

Sail Area

28 m2