Erwan Israel

Born Octobre 14th 1980 in Paris 14e
Lives in Paris

Originally from Brittany, Erwan Israel has a formidable ranking with four victories during the Sailing Tour de France, a match racing vice-world champion position in 2008 and champion of France 2012 and above all with the Groupama Team, where he sailed and won brilliantly alongside Franck Cammas and crew in the Volvo Ocean Race in 2011-2012. He has also contested the Figaro for several seasons. Erwan is an IT and weather expert as well as a consultant and developper of virtual regattas, a unique skill that earned him a place as Yann Guichard’s onshore router for the 2014 Route du Rhum. The flexible tactician brings a useful additional skill to Team Spindrift racing.



Record Ushant-Equator in 4 days 20 hours and 7 minutes during the Jules Verne Trophy record attempt (trimaran 131’ Spindrift 2)

2nd Bol d'Or Mirabaud (D35 Ladycat)

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)

Winner, Fastnet Race (trimaran 131ft Spindrift 2)

Sanya-Auckland leg on the Volvo Ocean Race, Dongfeng Race Team 

Yann Guichard’s router for the Route du Rhum (trimaran 131ft 
Spindrift 2) 

Winner, Discovery Route record (trimaran 131ft Spindrift 2)

Winner of the Volvo Ocean Race, Groupama 

Louis Vuitton Trophy, K-Challenges and TFS Pages Jaunes 

2nd in the Match Racing World Championships