Edition 2016


Summary 2016

From 24th to 31st of July 2016, the third edition of the Hydrocontest has gathered more than 250 future engineers coming from 24 universities in 13 different countries.

Working hard into the small hours, las-minute modifications, continuously exchanging, the 250 students competing in the HydroContest gave their all in order to hone their boats in these final stages. A collection of very different prototypes began competing on Thursday and produced some stunning racing.

“I am always impressed by the teams’ work, but this year we’ve moved up a notch in terms of quality.”

In the end, two French teams came out on top. During the qualifications, Nantes’ Centrale had established the best time in the light weight category and took first place in difficult weather conditions. With a simple design and a classic displacement catamaran, the team from Nantes won the final in a 100% French derby against the ENSTA Bretagne – Paris-La-Villette.

The long-distance race was run in a fun atmosphere. All 24 universities set out on a race-quiz-swimming-paddle relay before racing their boats in an endurance race. The HEIA from Fribourg, las year’s winner in this category, won again finishing the two hours of racing in a downpour.

The teams of 2016

Team #1 Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) 
Swiss flag Logo EPFL
Team #2 HEIA Fribourg
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Swiss flag HEIG
Team #4 Ecole Polytechnique Palaiseau
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Team #5 ENSM Marseille
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Team #6 ENSM Le Havre & ENSAM Lille
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Team #7 Université-Polytech Montpellier UIT Nîmes
team french Logo universite montpellier
Team #8 Ecole Centrale de Paris
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Team #9 ENSTA Bretagne / ENSAPLV
team french ENSTABZH
Team #10 Southampton University
UK Flag Univ Southampton yea
Team #11 Australian Maritime College
Capture decran 2016 06 03 a 11.48.41 team french
Team #12 University Science of Malaysia
Flag Malaysia USMalaysia2
Team #13 Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak Campus
Flag Malaysia swinburn
Team #14 Universidad Nacional de Colombia Sede medellin
Colombia Flag UNALMED
Team #15 Universidade Federal de Pernambuco
Brazil Flag BrazilUniv
Team #15 Ecole Centrale de Nantes
French Flag Centrale Nantes
Team #16 FESB Split
CroatiaFESB Logo
Team #17 Universitas Indonesia
Indonesia FlagLogo Indo univ
Team #18 University College London
UK FlagUCL logo
Team #19 Universidad de Antioquia
Colombia FlagUniversidad antoquia
Team #20 University of Rijeka
CroatiaRijeka univ
Team #21 NTNU
norway flag clipart squareNorway Univ
Team #22 Politecnical University of Madrid
Spanish Presidential FlagUniversidad Madrid
Team #23 NTUA
greek flag graphicUnivAthens
Team #24 UNALMED
Colombia FlagUNALMED

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The pictures of the event 2016