Jon Emmett was the very first Neil Pryde Sailing sponsored rider and was responsible for the development of the current range of high-quality sailing gear we offer today. As a Sailor, he is a past multiple World, European and National Champion. This year he aims to defend his Masters’ Worlds and European titles in the Laser Radial, the class that he coaches.
As a Coach/Training partner he has been involved with 7 Olympic games, the highlight of which was Lijia Xu’s Gold medal winning performance at London 2012. In 2020 he will be coaching Tuula Tenkanen FIN as well as being Technical director for the Malaysian Sailing Association.
Finally, Jon is a published author with 5 books to date. All are aimed at breaking down complex topics to simple ideas which can be applied for complete beginners up to Olympic Champions. As the Neil Pryde Ambassador, his aim is to help and encourage the team to sail their best and reach their goals.