Paul Campbell-James is a SailGP veteran having coached and competed most recently with the Spain SailGP Team in 2020. He was part of the development and testing team for the league’s new breakthrough 24m wing design debuting in Season 2 that is predicted to potentially push the F50 to record-breaking speeds.
Campbell-James started sailing aged 5, and two years later was taking part in his first races. His first success came at 12 when he won the Optimist Nationals. Since then he has gone on to compete in a number of sailing classes and disciplines around the globe including the Olympic 49er, World Match Racing Tour, Optimist World Championships and the Extreme Sailing Series.
Campbell-James has a wealth of knowledge in foiling catamarans. The four-time national match racing champion was one of the helmsmen for 2013 America’s Cup Challenger Luna Rossa. From there, he joined 2017 America’s Cup Challenger Land Rover BAR as wing trimmer where he won the America’s Cup World Series.
Campbell-James is married with one daughter. He has a Ship Science Aeronautical Engineering Degree from the University of Southampton and is also a licensed pilot.