Its a new sail number and whole new attitude for Yorkshire ripper Sam Neal. Having just turned 18 and finished school, he has decided to follow the dream and have (at least) 1 year out.

Sam, who is sponsored by JP/Neil Pryde will be traveling the world, starting in Jeri, moving onto Cape Town and then who knows, wherever the wind and finances take him. He hopes that this will give him some valuable wave experience and get him good enough to join the UK pro division next year.

Plus he has changed his sail number to K31, which apparently is sniper rifle. Hopefully the new number, new attitude and a whole lot of sailing will see him rise to the top of the UK fleet. We wish him luck for the next year.

Sam is sponsored by FC Watersports, Animal and Pyrde Group UK.

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