Florian Trittel has the combined role of co-skipper and wing trimmer for the Spain SailGP Team in Season 2. He is no stranger to moving at high speeds across the water as he is an accomplished sailor who has won numerous high-profile kiteboard racing competitions.
Coming from a family of sailors, Trittel began competing in an Optimist at a young age before shifting to a 29er skiff – eventually becoming youth world champion in 2012.
In 2012, he also made a name for himself on the senior circuit, winning the 2012 world title in the 29er.
Having reached the pinnacle of the class, Trittel desired a new challenge – shifting to kiteboard racing – due in large part to his love of moving at high speeds.
Between 2015 and 2016, he was a constant challenger for the podium at the highest level of the sport, finishing first in the kite race class at the Sailing World Cup, in addition to a number of other impressive performances at world and European events.
At the end of 2018, he made the switch back to sailing and will represent Spain in the Olympics in 2021, competing in the foiling Nacra 17 class.
He is familiar with many of his current SailGP teammates having competed alongside them in the 2017 Youth America’s Cup in Bermuda as part of Spanish Impulse.
When he is not training, Trittel can be spotted kite surfing in Tarifa in Southern Spain, one of the best places in the world to practice the sport.