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on 2. December, 2013 – 11:21 / 19 Comments

Press Release NeilPryde: Team Pryde 2014 Announcement

Team Pryde 2014 has finally been confirmed.

In 2014 our focus is on bringing a new generation of windsurfers to the team. These new team members are important for our partners locally but also have the potential to do well in international competitions. We want to strike a better balance between PWA competitors, local heroes and media generators going forward.

 

We are pleased to announce the signing of Leon Jamaer. Leon is a 23 year old windsurfer from Kiel in Germany who finished top ten in the PWA this year. He is a key figure in Germany and will help us to promote the brand in this important market. Leon will also be on NP wetsuits and accessories and JP boards.

Antoine ‘Titoun’ Martin and Jules Denel continue to be on NeilPryde with Titoun now officially part of Team Pryde International. Both of these young sailors are exciting talents and are very active on French beaches. Titoun will be wearing NP wetsuits and accessories and both riders are on JP.

Windsurfing legend Jason Polakow, Robby Swift and Steven Van Broeckhoven continue with us.

We are extending our international support for other riders such as Tyson Poor from the US, Andy Chambers from the UK and Sebastian Kornum from Denmark. These riders are all influential in their local markets.

Enrico Marotti from Croatia is a new addition to the slalom team. Enrico showed big potential winning several heats at the 2013 PWA event in Costa Brava. He has a reputation of being one of the fastest sailors and is very motivated, taking both on-water and physical training very seriously.

The Slalom team is led once again by Antoine Albeau with Julien Quentel, Arnon Dagan, Casper Bouman and Enrico Marotti in support. Team Pryde Slalom will be in a training camp on Maui from February through to April, preparing for the season ahead. We will be generating some content from this camp which we will contact you about in due course.

 

Team Pryde 2014
Antoine Albeau
Julien Quentel
Jason Polakow
Robby Swift
Steven Van Broeckoven
Leon Jamaer
Antoine Martin
Jules Denel
Tyson Poor
Andy Chambers
Casper Bouman
Enrico Marotti
Arnon Dagan
Sebastian Kornum

 

Two notable emissions from Team Pryde 2014 are Philip Koster and Ricardo Campello.

We attempted to sign Philip on a joint JP and NeilPryde contract but could not reach an agreement. We believe Philip will continue to be dominant in international competitions going forward and we are sad to lose him.

Ricardo Campello, a long term Team Pryde member is also an unfortunate loss. Ricardo has been an exciting talent since a young age and is a top competitor.

We thank Philip and Ricardo for winning a total of five world titles on NeilPryde sails and wish them all the success in the future.

 

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19 Comments »

  • Yen says:

    That is a shocking wave team for a major brand.
    If there are more than 3 events next year watch for these guys to get waxed. Campello would have had a breakout year in 2014 for sure.

  • georgi says:

    Ricardo leaving NP and now Philip !! This is a big change. I feel though, that this is more positive than negative for both riders. As for JP/NP the gap between Jason P.(living legend),Robby Swift,Steven, Antoan(living legend) and the rest is huge. Yes they are bold and young, but in no way match to Philip and Ricardo who are far from old.But who knows, at JP/NP they are old foxes and at the end everything eventually will turn there way..

  • Gary S says:

    Who has the money for koster? North? Severne (to match starboard)? This is insane. Finish 6th and NP says goodbye!

  • muahaha says:

    Youp is out, as someone mentioned already, Koester will go with Severne.
    NP tried to get him on JP too, no contract finalized. Normal way of the things.
    Severne/Starboard have the money – they are the most money pimped brands in the market, co-owned be the biggest producer for windsurfboards, in this way sponsored, built up and pimped out of the money made on all brands, which got supplied from the near-to-a-monopolistic “Cobra” facilities.
    Thats how the business went – you get what you paid – don´t complain

  • Neil P. says:

    There’s always money in the Banana stand!!

  • jay says:

    No big deal for Koster, he will be just fine with Severne but what about Ricardo, he needs a good deal, this is something I would like to see happening soon.

  • Det siger jo alt…Philip fravælger jp/np til fordel for starboard/severne.
    Det har sikkert intet med penge at gøre, men kun at ønske sig det bedste gear i verden ;-)

  • adrien2035 says:

    This is part of the game.

  • Juisoo says:

    Hm, JP/NP long since lost my sympathies for some reason, though this didn’t reflect in the riders, however. But Leon on Pryde/JP? That doesn’t sound right. Guess it was a deal one just couldn’t say no to, with the kind of bucks freed by losing Köster.

  • Vladimir says:

    Yeeeh!!! Phillip squizzzze the money out from the bastards!!!!

  • John says:

    NP and JP know what they are doing. There will soon be a new world champion sailing NP/JP. Their team looks great, and if these sailors don’t succeed, NP/JP will bring in the champions from other brands. It was always like that. Because they make the best equipment and the NP/JP deal is still the best in windsurfing. Basically it’s the only company who can pay their sailors a decent salary. Maybe North/Fanatic too, but that’s it. The other brands aren’t making money. Congratulations too the new team sailors.

    • Jan says:

      Strange way of thinking, maybe money is not all. Did You think about that fact when Brawzinho and Kauli decided to move to smaller brands?

  • George says:

    And Where is Pieter Bijl on the NP team…?!