NeilPryde RS:X 

The windsurfer for men and women


Replacing the Mistral, the NeilPryde RS:X was the new windsurfing equipment used at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

A strict one-design class sailed by both men and women, the RS:X is the only boat that will bring the sailor into direct contact with the air and sea.

The board, shaped by Jean Bouldoires, is a true crossover board in that it makes the best compromise between traditional raceboard sailing and exciting “Formula” racing. The RS:X sail performs exceptionally well in both planing and non-planing conditions and has been designed for easy handling.


Length: 2.86m

Breadth: 0.93m

Sail (men): 9.5msq Sail (women): 8.5msq

Type: Sailboard

Crew: 1

Designer: Neil Pryde Ltd

Year: 2004


    London 2012 Olympic Results
 Men  Women
 Gold  Dorian van Rijsselberge (NED)  Marina Alabau (ESP)
 Silver  NICK DEMPSEY (GBR)  Tuuli Petäjä (FIN)
 Bronze  Przemyslaw Miarczynski (POL)  Zofia Noceti-Klepacka (POL)


   Beijing 2008 Olympic Results
 Men  Women
 Gold  Tom Ashley (NZL)  Jian Yin (CHI)
 Silver  Julien Bontemps (FRA)  Alessandra Sensini (ITA)
 Bronze  Shahar Zubari (ISR)  BRYONY SHAW (GBR)


   Athens 2004 Olympic Results (Mistral Class)
 Men  Women
 Gold  Gal Fridman (ISR)  Faustine Merret (FRA)
 Silver  Nikolaos Kaklamanakis (GRE) Yin Jian (CHI)
 Bronze  NICK DEMPSEY (GBR)  Alessandra Sensini (ITA)




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