Pedro das Neves

Pedro das Neves

Sailor & Water Sports Enthusiast

Profile:
Sailing has been a passion of mine since the early age of 7 years
old. I have great rigging and sail making (repairs) skills. When not
sailing I Kitesurf, surf and skydive. My native language is
Portuguese, I am also fluent in English, Italian, Spanish and French.
I have being working on the racing industry for more then 10 years
sailing and setting up boats to race at highest level and it’s what I do
best. Most recently I was involved with Rambler 88 a Maxi yacht that
races around the globe. During the past 10 years I have been
involved in two Red Bull Youth America’s Cup and two America’s Cup
campaigns where often had the chance to sail as a trimmer or mid
bow during the 32nd and as a floater over 33rd AC. I was part of the
Russian Team return to the VOR I was boat captain for four months
and Trimmer for leg 10 on the VOR 2008/09 edition. I raced as a
head sail trimmer and was responsible for the development of new
systems, ideas and maintenance, that come up to every day basis on
the RC44. Onboard I have a good humor and is where feel most
comfortable as sailing is what I do best in my life. I have a colourful
character and believe that I’m great asset to any sailing team.

Sailing Experience
2017: Rambler 88 crew
2016: Skipper BVI and West Indies – Kitesurfing, sailing adventures
2015: Skipper Leeward Islands – Kitesurfing, sailing adventures.
2014: Florida to St. Kitts on a Corsair 27’’ – Skipper
2014: Rolex Middle Sea Race X-37 Double Handed – Skipper
2013: Atlantic Cross Swan 75” – Watch Leader
2013: AC45 Red Bull Youth AC work shops with youth teams
PEDRO DAS NEVES . PRO SAILOR – KITESURFER
2011: Voiles of St. Tropez – Tactician
2010: Atlantic cross Swan 80”- Watch Leader
2010: Voiles of St. Tropez Tactician/down wind driver.
2009: Team Russia, Volvo Ocean Race – Trimmer
Match racing grade 2 helmsman
2008: RC44 Championship Tour, overall winner. Trimmer
Several match racing match’s grade 2. Bowman/Helmsman
2007: Team Alinghi Trimmer/ Mid Bow when crew were away in MRWT
or other events
2007: Mean Machine TP52 Portugal Trophy local knowledge with
tactician Ray Davies
2006: Replaced crew on Alinghi as Trimmer/ Mid Bow when crew were
away in MRWT 2005: Racing keel boats in Portugal trimmer, bowman,
driver
2006: Team Alinghi Trimmer/ Mid Bow when crew were away in MRWT
or other events
2005: Team Alinghi Trimmer/ Mid Bow when crew were away in MRWT
or other events
2004: Racing keel boats in Portugal trimmer, bowman, driver
2002-2003: Bowman on a Sydney 38 Australia
2002-2003: Main sail trimmer on a Pittwater 60 Australia
2002-2003: Head sail trimmer on a Davidson 59 Australia
2002: Winter series New Zealand on a 1020.
2002: Sport boats nationals New Zealand
2002: Ross 930 nationals New Zealand
1998-1997: Maxi One Design 80’’ ADECCO
1998: 420 World Championship Helmsman
1998: Dart 18 European Championship Helmsman
1996: Youth World Championship Helmsman
1994: Dart18 European Championship Bowman
1993: L’Equipe European Championship Helmsman

Work Experience
2017 : Rambler 88 crew
2017 : Red Bull Youth America’s Rigger – Safety boat
2016 : Extreme Sailing Series shore team at Team Alinghi
2016 : Free rider kitesurfer and Team rider at Best Kiteboarding
2016 : Skipper Leeward Islands – Kitesurfing, Sail and ride adventures.
2015 : Free rider kitesurfer and Team rider at Best Kiteboarding
2015 : Skipper Leeward Islands in the
2015 : Caribbean – Kitesurfing, Sail and ride adventures.
2015 : Crosair 27’’ Skipper 2 months sailing
Florida to St.Kitts & Nevis
2014 : Rolex Middle Sea Race Skipper
2014 : Free Kiteboarder, surfer, Filmmaker and Photographer
2013 : Atlantic Cross Swan 75” – Watch Leader
2013 : Red Bull Youth America’s Cup organisation
2013 : Free Kiteboarder, surfer, skydiver, Filmmaker and Photographer
2013 : Kitesurf Instructor at x-kite Lake Garda Italy Head instructor at
Pro Kite Academy Egypt Back up Media Crew Man for Volvo Ocean
Race Voiles of St. Tropez – Tactician / Helmsman
2010: Atlantic cross Swan 80”- Watch Leader
2010 : America’s Cup Defender – Alinghi – Rigger 2010 : America’s
Cup Defender – Alinghi – Rigger 2009 : Kiteboarding Instructor Egypt
2009 : Trimmer/ Boat Captain VOR70 Team Russia 2008 : Trimmer/
Boat Captain RC44
2007 : Boat Captain ESBankers RC44
2007 : Mean Machine TP52 Portugal Trophy Alinghi 2007 : Chase boat
driver/rigger Alinghi
2006 : Chase boat driver/rigger
2005 : Alinghi chase boat driver/rigger
Troia Sailing Centre Manager (Sailing/widsurf/kitesurf,school / rentals)
2003/2002 : Sailmaker at North Sails Sydney
2001 : Sailmaker at Doyle Sailmakers New Zealand