NeilPryde Sailing Team Riders announced for 2020

Watersports clothing manufacturer, NeilPryde Sailing, has announced its Team Rider sponsorship line-up for 2020.

The new line-up was selected by a panel of experts, including Laser National and Masters Champion, Jon Emmett, and represents a broad cross section across dinghy classes from the UK and Europe.




The 2020 stars include:

Ted Ball – In the Topper National Squad and heading to the 2020 Worlds in Italy.

Drew Barnes – Laser Radial member of British Youth Squad and is competing in Radial Europeans and Worlds 2020.

Steve Blackburn & Tim Brownell – Steve is a multiple Enterprise National Champion and came 2nd at 2019 Streaker Nationals, Weymouth. The pair is focused on the Enterprise National Championships at Looe in July 2020, and multiple events around the country.

Emma Breese – 2019 British Junior Optimist National Champion, 3rd girl in UK Optimist rankings, Optimist National Squad member. During 2019, Emma finished 1st British Junior in Optispring at Port Zealand.

Alan Davis – Laser Masters sailor with over 40 World, European and National titles. His 2020 programme includes Florida Masters, US Masters Mid-Winters, Australian Laser Masters and the Laser Masters Worlds.

Eve Kennedy – Selected as one of three under 19 girls in the Laser Radial UK Youth squad 2019/20. At the Laser Radial Worlds Kingston, Ontario 2019, she placed 7th in the under 17 and 17th overall.

Noah Rees – RS Aero Youth World Champion 2017/2018 and 3rd overall in recent 2020 Worlds.

Tom Storey – Joined NeilPryde Team Rider, Ben Willett, in his 29er campaign for 2020. Former RS Tera Sport World Champion 2015. During 2020, Tom and Ben will be heading to the 29er Worlds in Weymouth and 29er Europeans in Copenhagen.

Freddie Sunderland – National Tera Squad and Midlands Feva Squad. 6th at 2019 World Championships, Sweden. Gold Fleet at the Feva Worlds sailing with his eldest brother and is heading to Tera Worlds in South Africa this April.

Harry West – RS Tera National Squad, 1st in Tera Zonal fleet 2017/2018.

In this ambassadorial role the sponsored sailors will represent the NeilPryde Sailing dinghy clothing and accessories brand, wearing the NeilPryde Sailing kit that best suits their sailing.

Emma Breese says: “All of the sailing kit is super comfortable and warm, and the boat covers and bags are amazing. I can’t wait to represent NeilPryde Sailing in Optimist events around the UK and Europe during this coming year.”

“I am delighted to join the NeilPryde Sailing Team for 2020,” says Alan Davis. “Comfort, warmth and flexibility are key things I look for in my sailing gear and NeilPryde Sailing delivers on all fronts.”

“Welcoming this wealth of extraordinary talent to our NeilPryde Sailing Team Riders is very exciting for the company,” comments Andrew Richards of NeilPryde Sailing. “We are looking forward to sharing news of the progress and achievements of both our newcomers and established Team Riders during their world class 2020 sailing programmes. Their collaboration and feedback will help NeilPryde Sailing to continuously refine our products.”

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