NeilPryde Sailing has been named the exclusive Official Technical Clothing Class Sponsor of the UK 29er Class Association for the 2019 and 2020 seasons.
As part of the sponsorship agreement the iconic watersports clothing and accessories supplier will be headlining the sponsorship of two key events for the 29er fleet during both years, the NeilPryde Sailing UK 29er Winter Championship which gets underway this year at Draycote Water on 2nd February and the NeilPryde Sailing UK 29er National Championships at Pwllheli, from 6th August to 11th August 2019.
The 29er Class, which started in 1998, is one of the most highly competitive youth classes in the world attracting over sixty young British teams to compete in national and international events. The powerful dinghy is a stepping stone in pre-Olympic training for many young medal hopefuls.
NeilPryde Sailing, which is renowned for its innovative development of neoprene and other fabrics to provide warm flexible protective clothing and a range of accessories, will provide the prizes at the National Championships and Winters Championships as part of the sponsorship.
As an exclusive partnership benefit, the UK 29er Class members will be able to purchase NeilPryde Sailing clothing and accessories at privilege rate on NeilPryde Sailing's online store.
NeilPryde Sailing is already proud of its ambassadorial ‘Team Riders’ which the company supports in their 29er campaigns. They include Charlotte Ormerod and crew Jess Jobson who together won the Torbay Summer Championships in 2018, while sponsored by NeilPryde Sailing, and Team Riders Ben Willett and Aled Llewellyn-Jones who have recently transitioned into the 29er fleet.
“Our sponsorship of the UK 29er Class Association provides us with a perfect partnership to promote our technical apparel,” comments Andrew Richards of NeilPryde Sailing. “The clothing and accessory range that we produce is aimed squarely at crews competing at the highest level and in the most demanding of environments. NeilPryde Sailing offers ergonomic designs for the competitive watersports market for women, juniors and men alike. Feedback from the crews will be equally valuable to us as we endeavour to constantly improve and advance our technical solutions.”
Nia McCallum of the 29er Class Association comments “We are delighted to welcome NeilPryde Sailing into the 29er fold. Our fleets sail in all conditions and it is important that crews enjoy optimum protection. We are also extremely excited about the chance of winning some kit which will be a great boost to the Class.”
NeilPryde Sailing is a UK company which has developed from the iconic Neil Pryde brand, long the favourite of windsurfers. It has used decades of experience to develop some of the best active sailing clothing available.
The NeilPryde Sailing range is available in outlets across the UK.