Boost for RS-X sailing down under
by David Mead, Pryde Group on 5 Nov 2008
Neil Pryde Limited (Pryde Group) designed and developed the RS:X Olympic Windsurfing Equipment and is the exclusive manufacturer.
Start of Mens Medal Race RS:X class - Gold medal winner Tom Ashley starts on port in the left of the shot © Ingrid Abery http://www.ingridabery.com
In a boost to RS:X sailing 'down under' CEO Neil Pryde has announced that Performance Sailcraft Australasia has been appointed Australasian distributors for RS:X
Mr Pryde commented ‘Performance Sailcraft, is one of a select group of Laser manufacturers and distributors around the world. They do a great job of supporting aspiring Olympic sailors with their Laser programs, providing technical and logistical support for regattas.
‘Olympic windsurfing is more like yacht racing. It is an elite discipline, the equipment is different and it makes good sense to have it handled by Performance Sailcraft who focuses on servicing the needs of Olympic sailors.
Chris Caldecoat, CEO of Performance Sailcraft Australasia comments ‘Our focus is on racing classes. Australia is a huge country, so sailors need the support we are able to offer at regattas. It is a unique service of which we are we are proud and its obviously being appreciated by the elite athletes. RS:X fits in perfectly with Laser, as we grow RS:X it will us to provide even more support for both classes. '
Neil Pryde Limited was established in Hong Kong in 1970 and is today a diversified Manufacturer, Marketer and Distributor of Actions Sports products and world leader in Windsurfing equipment.
The Pryde Group has annual sales in excess of US$100 million with more than 3,000 employees world-wide.
The resources available to the Pryde Group underwrite the company’s ability to deliver on its commitments to Olympic Windsurfing including support of the RS:X World Championships and World Youth Championships.