Neil Pryde

Sailing could be next for axe

Former Olympian and millionaire businessman Neil Pryde has warned sailing is in danger of being kicked out of the Olympics as the fallout continues from the controversial decision to dump windsurfing in favour of kiteboarding for the 2016 Games.

Sunday, 13 May, 2012, 12:00am

Luck part and parcel of sea challenge, says Pryde

A little bit of luck will be needed to win one of the 'most challenging' offshore races in the world, says defending champion Neil Pryde, whose boat HiFi will once again be among the favourites in the biennial Rolex China Sea Race, which starts today.

4 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Sporting group plans to play an ever stronger role in global market

A chartered accountant by training, and a competitive sportsman and entrepreneur by nature, Neil Pryde has seen a great many changes in Hong Kong in the past five decades.

Pryde arrived in Hong Kong in 1963 to work as a sailmaker. In 1968 he represented Hong Kong at the Mexico City Olympic Games and in 1970 he set up the Neil Pryde sail manufacturing company.

3 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Hi Fi blows away China Sea rivals

Neil Pryde's Welbourne 52 yacht, Hi Fi, took line honours in the Rolex China Sea Race yesterday, finishing in Subic Bay, the Philippines, in 67 hours and 26 minutes to slice nearly four hours off their previous record, set in 2008. Hi Fi also won the IRC Racing A division overall. 'We had a game plan which we stuck to pretty well,' owner and skipper Pryde said.

5 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

The Games wheel turns full circle for Neil Pryde

Though an astute businessman, Neil Pryde (pictured) didn't know the retail price of the sailing equipment which will bear his name at the Olympic windsurfing regatta.

It doesn't matter to him. What matters most for the long-time Hong Kong resident is the wheel has turned full circle.

8 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

Chan rides high at world showpiece

Chan King-yin set a new mark by a Hong Kong boardsailor when he finished fourth overall at the World Championships in Palermo, Sicily. And a great week for Hong Kong was embellished by teammate Ho Chi-ho claiming fifth.

22 May 2005 - 12:00am

San San expecting sleeker boards

Mother-to-be Lee Lai-shan says she can't wait for a delivery of another kind - the arrival of the new Olympic boards that will be used for the first time at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

22 Feb 2005 - 12:00am

Pryde's Fidelity facing early test from Jelik

Rain and mist couldn't prevent Neil Pryde's Hi Fidelity from getting off to a sound start as the 2002 China Sea Race got underway in poor conditions off Steep Island, Clearwater Bay, yesterday.

29 Mar 2002 - 12:00am

Pryde storms to front

BATTLING heavy swells, rain and strong winds, Neil Pryde's Hi Fidelity took top honours in yesterday's first race of the China Coast Regatta off Port Shelter.

The cruiser beat David Kong's Hocux Pocux 2, with Peter Churchouse's Moonblue 2 coming third after the first leg of the three-race IRC Division A series. A total of 18 cruisers took part in the race.

22 Oct 2000 - 12:00am

Pryde proud

Hong Kong: Neil Pryde's Hi Fidelity took line honours and finished first on handicap in the first leg of the Fragrant Harbour Typhoon Yacht Series yesterday.

Mist and drizzle greeted the 44 boats at the start of the annual event.

Hi Fidelity won the Division A (CHS) event followed by Intrigue and RB. In Division B (HKPN) Liquid Asset beat Pied Piper and Rooibok.

8 Jun 1998 - 12:00am

Kwok rules out 'costly' defence

The skippers of China's triumphant Sydney-to-Hobart team believe it is up to the next generation of yachtsman from Hong Kong and China to repeat their historic win.

Speaking at a victory press conference yesterday, both Karl Kwok and Neil Pryde all but ruled out a second assault on the gruelling 630-nautical mile ocean classic.

13 Jan 1998 - 12:00am

X-Rated takes line honours

A 52-strong fleet turned out for races two and three in the second round of the Fragrant Harbour Typhoon Series at Port Shelter yesterday, a record in the 20-year history of the event.

16 Jun 1997 - 12:00am

Rain plays havoc with Corum crews

Japanese entry 'G'Net continued to set the pace on the second day of the 1996 Corum Cup Hong Kong after provisionally winning the 40 nautical miles race yesterday off the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club.

But bad weather accounted for numerous post-race protests as low clouds and poor visibility made it difficult for crews to locate the finish line.

21 Oct 1996 - 12:00am

Pryde's Corum in bid for glory

NEIL Pryde's Corum Cup Hong Kong remained in fourth position with 160 miles remaining in the Mumm 36 category of the Admiral's Cup 605-mile Fastnet race off Cowes, England.

Pryde was actually leading the field during the early stages of the race, but was still only trailing the leading boat, Italy's Mumm A'Mia, by two miles.

10 Aug 1995 - 12:00am

Pryde flying high in Cup

NEIL Pryde's Hi-Flyer was the overall leader in the Racing Division after yesterday's fifth leg of the China Coast Yachting Cup at Clear Water Bay.

27 Oct 1993 - 12:00am