Founding Partner, KND Sailing Performance, Spain

Dimitri Nicolopoulos-Salle

  • Nationality: GRE
  • Biography: KND’s vision is to bring together the power of predictive simulations (CFD & VPP) and the reality check coming from data analysis of racing yachts. As of today KND has contributed to 7 world titles (IRC72 and TP52) and 2 Volvo Ocean Race victories. In 2016 we work with 5 out of 11 teams of the 52 SuperSeries, 4 out of 6 IRC72s, 2 of the top foiling IMOCAs projects for the current Vendee Globe cycle and 1 Americas’s Cup team.
    Dimitri is currently involved in the development of the Wally Cento #4 as well as data analysis for teams including Comanche, WildOats XI, Momo, Caol Ila, Alegre & SaintMichel-Virbac.
    Prior to KND-SailingPerformance Dimitri participated in 2 Americas Cup cycles as design coordinator ( Areva Challenge and Deutsche Challenge), 2 Audi Med Cups as performance analyst, including a victory with Quantum Racing. Dimitri holds a Master’s degree in Applied Mathematics. Before fully switching to sailing he had 15 years of experience holding engineering and management positions within high-tech companies in nuclear, supercomputing and automotive industries worldwide (CAE & CFD).