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HYDROcontest - 23 to 27 july 2014

13 teams from all over the world have already registered for the first environmentally responsible student competition.

Optimized

L’Hydroptère.ch has been optimized in preparation for the 2012 season with a new bow and a lower center of gravity.

Record

L’HYDROptère.ch holds the 3 records on Lake Geneva: One-Hour, One-Kilometer, Blue Ribbon

Litlle Cup 27th

At the conclusion of the 26th edition of the Little Cup, Hydros was given the task of organizing the Class C World Championships. Registration is now open.

Blue Ribbon

l'Hydroptère.ch beats the Blue Ribbon Record : 4 hours 45 minutes for the legendary Lake Geneva record

Little Cup 27th

Come along in a year and a half’s time to discover state-of-the-art boats skippered by the best international crews.

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Team

The l’Hydroptère adventure has been made possible by the unconditional support pledged since 2005 by Thierry Lombard, Managing Partner of the firm of private bankers Lombard Odier, whose year of foundation – 1796 – is printed on l’Hydroptère.ch's mainsail.

The current team comprises: a design team of four engineers based in the Lausanne scientific center; a sporting team of five sailors, engineers, and technicians; an operational team overseeing project logistics and communications; and well-known service providers who already have several prestigious records under their belt.

All the members of the project share the same objective, which is to manage the challenges, enhance performance, push the boundaries of their capabilities, and foster innovation within a spirit of environmental responsibility.

Stéphane Dyen

Stéphane Dyen

Design team/sailor

An engineering graduate from Ecole Polytechnique (Paris) and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne...

Stéphane Dyen

Stéphane Dyen

Design team/sailor

An engineering graduate from Ecole Polytechnique (Paris) and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL), Stéphane Dyen is also a high-level athlete who has won two French sailing championships, medaled in the European and world sailing championships, and was a French cycling trial champion. A veteran of the Sailing Tour de France, he also made a name for himself on the Surprise and has solid experience of sailing dinghies. He has been a member of the l’Hydroptère team since 2006.

"Hydros allows me to apply state-of-the-art technology to new problems, in particular environmental challenges. It also offers me the opportunity to link sport with high technology; I was actually in training for the Olympics, but I broke off from that to devote myself to my studies. This project lets me combine these two activities at a very high level."

Jérémie Lagarrigue

Jérémie Lagarrigue

Project manager

Jérémie Lagarrigue is an engineer and first-class sailor who has crewed aboard several prestigious yachts...

Jérémie Lagarrigue

Jérémie Lagarrigue

Project manager

Jérémie Lagarrigue is an engineer and first-class sailor who has crewed aboard several prestigious yachts (Groupama, l’Hydroptère, Crèpes Wahou) and F18 sport catamarans, winning multiple medals at the French, European and world championships. He has solid technical skills, which he acquired at university and during his employment with PSA Peugeot Citroën. Over the course of his career – he headed up a motorcycle team in the early 2000s, before moving to catamaran firm Mattia, where he was a racer and head of development – Jérémie has always sought to marry sporting performance, technological development, and project management. As head of marketing and development at Hydros, his varied experience and expertise make him the perfect sounding board for sailors, technicians, and project partners alike.

"The Hydros project allows me to apply my fundamental values to a real-life project. I have always believed that the boats of the future would "take flight"; our objective is to prove that technology enables evolution. We aim to achieve sporting success, while taking into consideration the possible applications within industry, which is the field I come from."

Thierry Lombard

Thierry Lombard

Management

The l’Hydroptère project would not have been possible were it not for the unconditional support pledged since 2005 by Thierry...

Thierry Lombard

Thierry Lombard

Management

The l’Hydroptère project would not have been possible were it not for the unconditional support pledged since 2005 by Thierry Lombard, Managing Partner of the firm of private bankers Lombard Odier, whose year of foundation – 1796 – is printed on l’Hydroptère.ch's mainsail.

Thierry Lombard represents the sixth generation of private bankers at the head of Lombard Odier and is passionate about the world of family businesses. He is president of the International Family Business Network and a member of the French association of medium-sized businesses. He is also the instigator and co-author of several books addressing the issues of succession, wealth, philanthropy, and investment. Furthermore, Thierry Lombard sits on the boards of several medical and humanitarian foundations, as well as chairing the Foundation for the International Committee of the Red Cross.

As head of Communication and Human Resources in the Lombard Odier Group, he is also responsible for fostering the relationship between Lombard Odier and Generation Investment Management, a company created by David Blood and Al Gore.
In 2006, he nominated the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL) as the "Official Scientific Advisor to l’Hydroptère".

 

 

Daniel Schmäh

Daniel Schmäh

Helmsman and skipper

An R&D engineer specializing in composite materials and mechanical systems with the Hydroptère Suisse SA design team...

Daniel Schmäh

Daniel Schmäh

Helmsman and skipper

An R&D engineer specializing in composite materials and mechanical systems with the Hydroptère Suisse SA design team, Daniel Schmäh has 18 years of competition experience in sailing under his belt, dinghy sailing (L’Equipe and 420), sports yachts (Surprise, Grand Surprise, Figaro), and multihulls (M2, Décision 35, Hydroptère.ch). He has been part of the l'Hydroptère team since 2007, during which time he has become a specialist in hydrofoil multihulls, both in his capacity as an engineer and at the tiller of these unique yachts.

"I am passionate about high technology and also about sailing. The Hydros project allows me to combine these two passions and to apply science to the benefit of speed sailing and energy."

Davy Moyon

Davy Moyon

Head of research and development

Davy Moyon has been involved in the Hydroptère project since 2006...

Davy Moyon

Davy Moyon

Head of research and development

Education: Degree in engineering from the Ecole Polytechnique Paris and the Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées

Davy Moyon has been involved in the Hydroptère project since 2006, following the completion of his graduation internship at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL). An accomplished yachtsman, he has participated in four Sailing Tours de France, achieving two victories in the amateur class and fourth place in the general class. An engineer by profession, he has performed numerical calculations for l’Hydroptère's rudder blades, developed customized systems, and designed various mechanical components.

"The Hydros project pits us against the awesome power of natural phenomena allowing us to push the limits of what is possible and go further and faster..."

Gaël Ledoux

Gaël Ledoux

Boat captain

Backed by an impressive sporting track record – from the Optimist to large racing multihulls via sports catamarans...

Gaël Ledoux

Gaël Ledoux

Boat captain

Backed by an impressive sporting track record – from the Optimist to large racing multihulls via sports catamarans, the Figaro and the Mini – Gaël Ledoux has solid technical experience acquired during the construction of numerous vessels. A boat captain and trainer for Oman Sails, Melody Nelson, and Crêpes Whaou III, he has held this function within the l'Hydroptère team since 2011.

"L’Hydroptère.ch harnesses technologies that you can't find anywhere else. As the boat captain, this is a tremendous challenge for me as I have to adapt to new technologies that have never been tried out before. I have been convinced that hydrofoils are the boats of the future, and have been fascinated by them, for a long time."

Mischa HEEMSKERK

Mischa Heemskerk

C Class Skipper

Holder of a mechanical engineering degree og the University of Amsterdam, Mischa began...

Mischa HEEMSKERK

Mischa Heemskerk

C Class Skipper

Holder of a mechanical engineering degree of the University of Amsterdam, Mischa began to sail at the age of 4. Through his knowledge, he developed new techniques to build boats such as a carbon catamaran and a F18. Mischa is also an excellent sailor, he finished second of the F18 world championship in 2011 and he became the 2012 A Class world champion. Mischa joined Hydros team in December 2012 as C Class Skipper to helm one of the boats at the prestigious International C Class Championship under Swiss flag in Falmouth (UK) in September 2013.

" As boat designer, I push the limits of possibilities which are given to me. I like things out of the ordinary. As person, I have the team spirit, I know how to distinguish my strengths and my weaknesses and those of my team and I push us to obtain the best of ourself. As sailor, I have winner's mentality! "

Billy BESSON

Billy Besson

C Class Skipper

Billy joined Hydros team in 2012 as Class C Skipper and will sail the International Class C Championship ...

Billy BESSON

Billy Besson

C Class Skipper

Billy joined Hydros team in 2012 as Class C Skipper and will sail the International Class C Championship which will be held in Falmouth UK in September 2013. He is European Vice Champion in Tornado and World Champion in Dart 18. He has sailed as a member of the French team for the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens and 2008 in Beijing.

"I see the sailing competition as a challenge combining both navigation and development. Saling in the Little Cup on a Class C Hydros fits perfectly into what I can do, and really makes me dream. Jeremie (Lagarrigue) and I known each other for a long time and form an effective and winning team!”

Bastiaan TENTIJ

Bastiaan Tentij

C Class Skipper

At the age of 9, Bastiaan knew immediately what he wanted to do when he would ...

Bastiaan TENTIJ

Bastiaan Tentij

C Class Skipper

At the age of 9, Bastiaan knew immediately what he wanted to do when he would grow up - become an great sailor. With his civil engineering degree in hand, he worked for two years in the calculation of groundwater and flow models predictions. However, he preferred to get back to his first love - sailing and he has an impressive list of hits. He placed second in the F18 World Championship catamarans in 2011 and fourth in 2012. Bastiaan joined Hydros team in January 2013 as Class C Skipper. He will take care of setting the wing sail catamaran for Hydros (Swiss team) at the prestigious International Class C Championship which will be held this year in Falmouth UK in late September.

"When I was a child, my parents took me to the yacht club, I spent my time building sand castles and swim. One day, I was invited to sail with a friend of my father. At that time, when I boarded the catamaran, I knew what I wanted to do when I will be an adult!”

Guillaume Coyon

Guillaume Coyon

Trainer, specialist in composites

With a degree in composite materials...

Guillaume Coyon

Guillaume Coyon

Trainer, specialist in composites

With a degree in composite materials and a technical degree in mechanical engineering and computer-integrated manufacturing, Guillaume Coyon has worked in the field of water sports for his entire professional career. After completing an apprenticeship at Couach, he specialized in composite materials while honing his skills in dinghy sailing (Hobie Cat, F 18, Tornado). A passionate kite surfer and paraglider, he came second in the 2012 French speed riding championships.

"Hydros is a perfect marriage between my chosen profession, which I love, and my passion for sailing and regattas."

Florent Gaillard

Florent Gaillard

Communication - Partnership

Born on the sea side, Florent has always been sailing...

Florent Gaillard

Florent Gaillard

Communication - Partnership

Born on the sea side, Florent has always been sailing.
With a Degree in management and finance, he has been working  in communication, journalism and writing since 2009.

"Flying a boat was a crazy enough idea to tickle my logical mind. Working closely with high level engineers and talented sailors is a great chance and it is a pleasure to tell their stories, a task as exciting as it is rewarding."

Yves COURVOISIER

Yves Courvoisier

Responsible development of the simulator

Holds a PhD in Mathematics, Yves has always known boats. Son of sailors,...

Yves COURVOISIER

Yves Courvoisier

Responsible development of the simulator

Holds a PhD in Mathematics, Yves has always known boats. Son of sailors, the Genevan then turned to regatta in the Geneva Training Center (CER) and has sailed in numerous competitions on Surprise and M34. Yves joined Hydros team in January 2013 to develop the simulator alongside engineers.

"My passion for sailing and my Ph.D. in hand, I was looking for a team in the development of key technologies in marine environment. Hydros fits perfectly with my desires! '

Angélique MENDES

Angélique Mendes

Communication  - Partnership

Angélique joined Hydros in January 2013.

Angélique MENDES

Angélique Mendes

Communication  - Partnership

Angélique joined Hydros in January 2013. Emanating of the University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Western Switzerland (Tourism field), Angelique is primarily responsible for implementing the HydroContest, a student competition aimed at raising awareness of tomorrow's engineers and researchers on the issue of maritime transport. Integrated in the communication department, Angélique is involved in developing the image of the Swiss company and brings a new outlook to the team.

"Having a small harbour in the south of Portugal, I acquired at the age of 2 years a taste for boat rides. Feel the air, the wind and the speed... At Hydros, I can apply my knowledge from the tourism field. I also have the opportunity to learn every day new things with a team full of knowledge and dynamic.”

Anthony REZZOUG

Anthony Rezzoug

Boat builder and nautical preparator

Anthony is a handyman of construction and nautical...

Anthony REZZOUG

Anthony Rezzoug

Boat builder and nautical preparator

Anthony is a handyman of construction and nautical preparation. In 2008 he joined the French team “l'Hydroptère” before coming showcase its expertise in the construction of Class C Hydros and their preparation for HydroCup in September 2013. Anthony navigates International Moths, these small sailing hydrofoil which leaves a lot of freedom to the development lover.

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