Thursday, October 15, 2009


Foiler Catamaran SYZ & CO

Yesterday's strong wind conditions had attracted several candidates trying to break the Lake's different speed records.

The northerly "bise" was blowing at over 25 knots when the SYZ & CO sailed out of the Société Nautique de Genève's harbour yesterday in an attempt to break the 1 km speed record, with two reefs in the mainsail and the jib.

After sailing upwind and showing that she was able to fly against the wind, the hydrofoil catamaran eased downwind to attack the record.

Unfortunately, as she was flying at 30 knots, she hit a rogue wave and the fore portion of her starboard hull suddenly snapped.

Fortunately, no one was hurt on board and the boat was kept afloat.

Best regards,