Jordi Xammar is a rising star of Spanish sailing. Having been named Promising Talent of the Year by the Spanish Sailing Federation, Xammar is a former youth world and youth European champion who has made the successful transition into the senior classes.
He will take over as helm for the Spain SailGP Team following the Tokyo Olympic Games.
The Barcelona native began sailing at a young age and established a name for himself early by winning a national championship at just 14 years old, eventually earning a spot in the top-10 world rankings.
A year later, he began competing in the 420 class where he won three junior world championships along with his partner Joan Herp, before jumping to the larger 470 Olympic class – once again establishing himself as a top competitor – claiming his first youth world championship in 2014.
He is familiar with the majority of his Spain SailGP teammates, the global championship’s youngest team, having competed alongside Diego Botin, Luis Bugallo, Joan Cardona, Joel Rodríguez and Florian Trittel at the 2017 Youth America’s Cup in Bermuda.
Xammar has had a run of strong results on the world stage over the last several years, medaling at the World Cup Series Final and world championship in 2018 and 2019.
In 2016, Xammar had his biggest test to date when he competed in the 470 class at the Rio Olympics, finishing 12th. He has secured his position for his second Olympic appearance and will be a medal contender in Tokyo, alongside Nicolás Rodríguez.
He is currently studying a degree in business administration in Spain and his passions beyond sailing include football (soccer) and motor bikes.