03
March
2015

De gauche à droite : Thierry Lombard - Sami Kanaan, Maire de la Ville de Genève - Pierre Girod, Vice-président de la SNG - Cyrille Deshusses, Président Yachting Léger à la SNG. © ADimagesCH
De gauche à droite : Thierry Lombard - Sami Kanaan, Maire de la Ville de Genève - Pierre Girod, Vice-président de la SNG - Cyrille Deshusses, Président Yachting Léger à la SNG. © ADimagesCH
City of Geneva and Société Nautique de Genève support the 27th LITTLECUP

 

Backed by local authorities, the Hydros Foundation is organising the C-Class World Championship, an outstanding sailing competition that not only features cutting-edge technology but is also regarded as a veritable testing ground for the America's Cup.

The Hydros Foundation has taken the next key step towards making this one of Geneva's flagship events next autumn by entering into partnership with the Société Nautique de Genève (SNG) and the City of Geneva.

 

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The partnership agreements were signed on Monday, 2 March at the SNG in the presence of Thierry Lombard, who welcomed this significant step in the Hydros story, which began in 2005 at a time when no one could have predicted how important hydrofoil sailing would become. For Hydros, it has been an absolute joy and pleasure to introduce this technology to Lake Geneva.

 

Sami Kanaan, Mayor of the City of Geneva, expressed his delight at hosting such an event. "This is a sporting competition, and sailing is one of the most popular sports around here due to our exceptional surroundings," he said. "We are extremely happy to be welcoming these talented young people as well as the technological innovation that they bring with them."

 Pierre Girod, Vice-Chairman of the SNG, echoed these sentiments: "We call it 'the Harbour', but it is Europe's most beautiful sailing venue. It is quite phenomenal to be able to advertise this setting and bring pleasure to these champion sailors. Thank you to everyone for attending. We are very proud to be the club welcoming you."

 

The LITTLE CUP will take place at the Société Nautique de Genève from 12 to 20 September 2015. The regatta village will be of exceptional length, stretching 400 metres along Quai Gustave Ador, and will be open to the public. Races will be held on the Petit-Lac (western part of Lake Geneva). Genevans will be able to watch cutting-edge catamarans in spectacular action, as they race at high speed from the starting line situated only a few cable lengths away from the Geneva Water Fountain.

 

 

The Hydros Foundation is delighted to welcome the City of Geneva and the Société Nautique de Genève to its circle of partners, and thanks them for their commitment and enthusiasm to making the 2015 LITTLE CUP an extraordinary event.

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