Little Cup – International C Class Championship Since 1961

The Hydros Foundation organised the 27th Little Cup in September 2015 at the Société Nautique de Genève in Geneva, Switzerland.

The competition, which is both sporting and technological, is often seen as the ideal testing ground for preparing for the America’s Cup. With its ultra-light flying catamarans capable of sailing at three times the wind speed – the most efficient boats to date – the C-Class championship is an international laboratory for innovation where cutting edge technologies are tested, compared and approved.



  • Length: 7.62 m
  • Beam: 4.26 m
  • Sail height: 13 m
  • Sail area: 27.8 m²
A unique gentlemen's agreement

The C CLASS has always promoted a pioneering and avant-garde spirit in terms of innovation, and focuses on the value of sharing experiences and know-how.

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The Hydros Foundation organised the 27th Little Cup in September 2015 in Geneva - the first of the 3 editions put in the hands of the Foundation by the C Class and its President Steve Clark. The 28th edition will be held in 2017 and hosted by a new club to be revealed in the upcoming months. 

Innovation Lab


The LITTLE CUP has been bringing together outstanding sailors, top-notch engineers and cutting-edge technology since 1961 and has become a true innovation laboratory in sailing and for the America’s Cup in particular.