JP/Neil Pryde UK teamrider Sam Neal has also become a team rider for Poole based shop FCWatersports.
The 17 year old is a dedicated wave and freestyle sailor, who regularly competes on the UKWA Freewave Tour. He was the first National Series Winner in the Techno Formula Fleet, First National Junior Freewave Champion and, at the time, was the youngest European sailor to take part in a PWA Freestyle event in Fuerteventura. As he moves through the fleets his aim is to be a full time Pro.
Director at FCWatersports, Gary Willingham said:
“We welcome the opportunity to nurture youthful talent coming through the ranks of contemporary windsurfing. Sam epitomises all that is still very vibrant in windsurfing and he will be an inspiration to those he coaches. He has a long way to go yet competitively and we will endeavour to support him in every way as he progresses through the championships."
Sam, who is also sponsored by JP/NeilPryde, Pryde UK and Animal, starts the New Year training in El Medano in preparation for the 2008 competition season which starts in March in Ireland.
For more of Sam: www.samk951.com
Photo Credit: Samk951.com