German Rider and film maker, Nico Prien has not only moved to Starboard as a rider but the bigger picture is that he will will also be taking on the role of assistant brand manager in the windsurfing department! Sounds like he will be spending a lot of his time living in Bangkok, and continue to work on his Youtube Channel with his main base still at home in Germany. Check out the video for all the details!
“We are excited to announce the latest transfer to our Dream Team: Nico Prien joins the Starboard Team from 2021 onwards. Most of you will probably have come across his Youtube Channel or know him from following the World Tour. But that’s not all, Nico is not only joining our riders Dream Team but will also take on a role as an assistant manager in our windsurfing department. Nico’s passion for windsurfing and marketing leave no room for doubt that he will be a great addition to our Team. We look forwards to this new partnership and promise that you all have lots to look forwards to as well”
“I’m ecstatic to not only ride Starboards from 2021 on but also work on supporting the brand in the management aspect. Starboard being the only windsurfing company that genuinely and actively considers the environment in all their actions, is the perfect match for me. I’m thrilled to work closely with Svein Rasmussen and Tiesda You who both have shaped the windsurfing world in the last decades.
Realistically this will probably mean that I’ll take part in competitions less compared to the previous years. Of course, I will still want to be the fittest and best version of myself and do well in certain competitions; being able to compete on Starboard’s iSonics and foil boards will help tremendously with that. On the other hand, a lot of interesting new things will come my way with this move that I’m more than excited to document and share on YouTube.”