Further news is continuing to come out through the grapevine, regarding the transfers. It is now confirmed that Philip Koester and Ricardo Campello will leave NeilPryde.
But what does this mean for windsurfing? It is inevitable that Koester will step to Severne (although, this is yet to be confirmed) and there are numerous rumours of where Ricardo could be moving to next. With Koester it looks like it was his loyalty to Starboard that has forced the move, but with Campello was it really his choice? As one of the most exciting sailors to watch on the tour, pushing the possibilities of jumping at every step, it is hard to believe that it was an easy choice to make for NeilPryde or Campello himself.
Another notable absence from the NP team is Youp Schmit, the up and coming freestyle talent has made a mark on all the contests he has entered this year… so where is his name on the team list? Or is he also stepping aside? We will have the answers for you very soon.
We are delighted to hear the Leon Jamaer, who has gone from strength to strength this year will be on the international team for 2014.
More information is due out in the next few days, so watch this space! Meanwhile, let’s look back at some classic Campello footage from a few years ago, where he’s sending it in epic Pozo conditions and click to page two for a full press release from NeilPryde…
Ricardo Campello destroys it in Pozo a Windsurfing video by umi_pictures
Read the full press release from NeilPryde on page two…