01
June
2016

Hydros Foundation spreading energy efficiency and innovation at the 2016 Turkcell Platinum Bosphorus Cup

 

Hydros Foundation was showcased during the Turkcell Platinum Bosphorus Cup 2016, exhibiting on the Sea of Marmara and the Bosphorus strait. The record breaking catamaran was sailing for the first time in Turkey, extending its international experience around the globe.

This 15th edition of the competition has been spectacular, with the second day of racing in the Bosphorus strait. The organizers and their main sponsor, Turkcell, Turkey's integrated telecommunications operator, put Hydros in a perfect position to promote energy efficiency and highlight the power of technology and innovation.

 

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Hydros was also at the heart of the event, thanks to the Samsung Gear VR 2 technology that showcased a virtual immersion in our catamaran. A stand full of virtual reality set was set up for the spectators in order to be on the boat with the Hydros crew.

 

 

Around 60 boats competed in this race. The live streaming on Saturday, May 28 was followed massively by fans from all around the world. This has been a fantastic opportunity for Hydros Foundation to spread the message of energy efficiency around the world and to promote innovation in the nautical and maritime industry.

 

 

The message is perfectly in line with the spirit of the Turkcell Platinum Bosphorus Cup, innovating on the Turkish competition landscape and with Turkcell’s mindset, always on the cutting edge of technology.

 

 

Jérémie Lagarrigue, CEO and Skipper of Hydros, said: “This event was an amazing way to express and share our message of energy efficiency on a global scale. It was a pleasure to sail with Hydros.CH on the sea, which is a first for the boat.”

 

Orhan Gorbon, Turkcell Platinum Bosphorus Cup owner, commented: “It has been a pleasure to welcome the Hydros team in Turkey. I wanted to link the Turkcell Platinum Bosphorus Cup to innovation, and they are the perfect example on how technology is raising and improving the sailing world, but also the maritime industry.”

 

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