Florian Trittel brings one of the most diverse and accomplished skillsets among the world class athletes in SailGP, having medalled in several kite racing world championship events while having competed in the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup.
Coming from a family of sailors, he began competing in an Optimist at a young age before shifting to a 29er skiff – eventually becoming world champion in 2012. Having reached the pinnacle of the class, Trittle desired a new challenge – shifting to kite board 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 is expected to represent Spain in the Olympics this year, competing in the foiling Nacra 17 class.
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.
“The vision of SailGP is to provide the necessary means for the sport of sailing to succeed on a global scale, reaching out to the non-sailing audience, by creating a thrilling experience for the fans.
At Spain SailGP Team it’s our mission to turn that vision into a reality. We’ll involve our national sailing industry and grant our Spanish talent a pathway to growth and succeed.”