Xavier Revil
Sailor

Born May 28th 1971 in Saint Martin d’Hères (38)
Lives in La Baule (44)

Xavier Revil, originally from Savoy, discovered sailing in Senegal. His parents were aid workers and he was destined to become an engineer. He combined his passion and study in the textiles; with work placements with a sailmaker or a rope specialist, before starting the preparation for the Beijing Olympics in the Tornado. Already champion of France in 2002 and 2003 and 3rd in the world championship in 2005, world no.1 in 2006 and 3rd in the European Championship in 2007, he knew on what path he was heading. Relatively new to ocean racing, he was with Banque Populaire from 2009 to 2011 and participated in its outstanding sequence of records that we know so well. Meanwhile, Xavier Revil made a name for himself aboard the D35 Banque Populaire on Lake Geneva, winning the D35 Championship in 2010 and 2011. In 2012, he sailed aboard the MOD70 Foncia, before joining Spindrift racing and its extensive set of projects in 2013.

Ranking

2016
1st of the Grand Prix Emil Frey (D35 Ladycat)
6th of the Open de Versoix (D35 Ladycat)
1st of the Genève Rolle Genève (D35 Ladycat)
1st of the Grand Prix Realstone (D35 Ladycat)
1st of the Bol d’Or Mirabaud (D35 Ladycat)
2nd of the Open de Crans (D35 Ladycat)
2nd of the Open du Yacht Club (D35 Ladycat)
2nd of the Grand Prix de Clôture (D35 Ladycat)

Winner of the Transat Quebec Saint-Malo and holder of a new race record in 6 days, 1 hour, 17 minutes and 41 seconds (trimaran 131’ Spindrift 2)

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, Sailing Tour de France and Fastnet race, Spindrift racing 


2014
Winner, Bol d’Or Mirabaud (D35 Ladycat)

2013
Winner, Fastnet Race and, Discovery Route record (trimaran 131ft 
Spindrift 2)

2012
Winner, Krys Ocean Race (trimaran 70’ Spindrift)

2012
Winner, Jules Verne Trophy, Banque Populaire V 

Double winner of the D35 Championship 


2008
11th in the Tornado class with Christophe Espagnon, Beijing Olympics