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 world and European youth champion who has made the successful transition into the senior classes.
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.
Two years later, 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.
Xammar will helm the Spanish entry following the 2020 Olympic Games, with SailGP veteran Phil Robertson serving in an interim capacity to start the season.
He is currently studying a degree in Business Administration in Spain and his passions beyond sailing include football and motorbikes.
“I’ve always been a great fan of the MotoGP championship and often wondered why there wasn’t something similar in sailing. SailGP is a great opportunity to engage a mainstream audience in the sport of sailing and I hope we will deliver a great show on the water.”