Christophe Espagnon
Sailor

Born January 6th 1976 in Talence (33)
Lives in Le-Bois-plage-en-ré (17)

Adopted son of La Rochelle, Christophe Espagnon met Yann Guichard in 1992 at the desks of their sports college whilst studying sailing. They sailed together from 2001-2004 in the Tornado as part of their Olympic preparations. Christophe continued on to the Beijing 2008 Olympics (with Revil) following a path that took him from the Solitaire du Figaro to the MOD70 Groupe Edmond de Rothschild, via the D35 Banque Populaire and Extreme 40 Groupama. A regular on podiums, Christophe brings a diversity of experience that exactly matches the ambition of the whole Spindrift racing team and its various projects. He is equally comfortable in M32, on the flying GC32 or offshore aboard Spindrift 2.

Ranking

Winter 2015-2016:
Spindrift’s record attempt of the Jules Verne Trophy (trimaran 131’ Spindrift 2)
22 November to 8th January: Course completed in 47 days 10 hours 59 minutes and 02 seconds with an average speed of 25,35 knots - third fastest time in history (trimaran 131’ Spindrift 2)

2015: winner, Fastnet Race, GC32 and D35 Seasons, Spindrift racing 


2014: winner, Bol d’Or Mirabaud (D35 Ladycat)

2013: winner, Fastnet Race and Discovery Route record (trimaran 131’ Spindrift 2)

2012: MOD70 Season, Edmond de Rothschild 


2010: Seasons on the Extrême 40, Groupama, and D35, Banque Populaire 


2009: Solitaire du Figaro 


2008: 11th in the Olympic Games Beijing- Tornado with Xavier Revil