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South American Windsurfing Championships

Techno293 - Thu 22 Feb 2018
Bautista Saubidet (ARG 401), last year's under 17 champion, is once again victorious at this year's South American Championships at Peru Beach, Argentina.......( more )

Class Equipment Inspectors appointed

Techno293 - Thu 22 Feb 2018
As the class expands and grows, so does the need for more qualified officials to assist and support the growing numbers of class events. ......( more )

2011 Calendar update

Techno293 - Thu 22 Feb 2018
The 2011 championship calendar is now published - with the dates confirmed for all continental championships, except the African event which is expected to be announced soon. Notices of Race are being drawn up and will be published as quickly as possible. National Associations are invited to submit events for inclusion in the T293 calendar. Please send full details including date, venue, notice of race (as soon as available), contact details and website details to -

T293 Worlds Martigues - Photos available

Techno293 - Thu 22 Feb 2018
Windthings Photo Gallery - high res pics are available - e-mail Patrick De Bryne giving album/photo number, description/sail number

Minutes of the 2010 AGM now published

Techno293 - Thu 22 Feb 2018
The minutes of the AGM held in Martigues, France, at the end of July, are now published. The meeting elected a new committee, which included a new member - Gustavo Almenara from Mendoza, Argentina; and the committee immediately co-opted a member to represent Asia - Winfield Zee from Hong Kong.......( more )

Championships in Martigues is over

Techno293 - Thu 22 Feb 2018
Watch Patrik's last video "Past, Present and Future"

Just one race for the U17 Boys Gold on Day 4

Techno293 - Thu 22 Feb 2018
At the end of racing on day 3 the boys fleets were split into Gold and Silver for the last two racing days.  Regrettably it was only possible to complete 1 race today - for the under 17 boys Gold fleet - as the strong mistral wind returned.   ......( more )

Again, Testing Conditions on Day 3

Techno293 - Thu 22 Feb 2018
The Race Committee managed to complete three races for all fleets today despite the late start to proceedings.  French competitors Maxime Labat and Gael Cousin are on good form leading the blue and yellow U17 boys' groups.  In the girls' U17, race wins have been shared out with five different winners in the five races but Israel's Naomi Cohen is at the top of the leaderboard.......( more )

55 knots by Patrik!

Techno293 - Thu 22 Feb 2018
Another great film by Patrik!  Usually we wait for the wind but today . . . 35 knots gusting to 55!  It's more than a championship for these kids, it's an adventure - time to relax, meet new friends and enjoy beautiful Martigues.  And, while they stay safe on the beach, watch who obeys his animal instincts and takes to the water with his shortboard - even with a broken finger!

Record Entry for Martigues!

Techno293 - Thu 22 Feb 2018
364 competitors from 26 countries, 4 continents, have registered for the Techno 293 World Championships in Martigues, smashing the 2009 record entry.  With the Raceboard Youth and Masters running concurrently bringing the total number of competitors at CVM Martigues up to 435, this is the biggest championship event in windsurfing for 20 years!......( more )

Brits arrive in Martigues!

Techno293 - Thu 22 Feb 2018
First impressions of the British sailors competing in Martigues.Techno Worlds 2010 Podcast 1

Final race on final day at Liepaja

Techno293 - Thu 22 Feb 2018
Light winds on the last day of the Baltic Sea Cup in Liepaja, limited the competitors to just one race to complete the series.......( more )

QLD Youth Champs

Techno293 - Thu 22 Feb 2018
Just a quick note to remind you all of the QLD Youth Champs coming up. We have 10 Techno's registered for the event so far. The entries deadline has been extended to June 23rd, ......( more )

Baltic Sea Cup - day 2

Techno293 - Thu 22 Feb 2018
Light winds today limited the young techno fleet to two races. Yesterday's winners were again dominant - with both Ronalds Kaups (LAT 194) and Monicka Kraszewska (POL 120) winning both races in their respective under 17 divisions. Competition is a lot closer at the top of the under 15 division, where consistency clearly paid off and Artur Kaikull (EST 134) tops the ranking. Results

2010 Baltic Sea Cup

Techno293 - Thu 22 Feb 2018
Round 1 of the 2010 Baltic Sea Cup started today in Liepaja, where the Windsurfing Club Rietumkrasts , in co-operation with the Latvian Windsurfing Association, is hosting the Raceboard World Championships.......( more )

AGM - Martigues, on Thursday 29th July

Techno293 - Thu 22 Feb 2018
The 2010 Annual General Meeting will take place at the Worlds venue in Martigues, France. The committee want all member national class associations to participate. If your association cannot appoint a delegate to attend, it is still possible to participate by returning the Voting Paper. This year we have added a section for comments - the committee want to hear from members about current and future developments.

Green Light for Techno 293 Plus

Techno293 - Thu 22 Feb 2018
The Annual General Meeting of the Techno 293 Class held in Cagliari on Thursday 29 October 2015 unanimously approved the Class Rules and Championship Rules for T293+.  An application to become an ISAF Class will be made in November 2016. Meanwhile a full calendar of events is planned for the new class in 2016. The inaugural European Championships will take place in Sopot, Poland, from 17th to 22nd July 2016.

UK RYA Boata and Boards awards

BYM News - Tue 13 Feb 2018
News Release     08 December 2017   BOATS AND BOARDS AWARDED TO RYA ONBOARD SAILORS     Promising young sailors from across the UK have been awarded their very own boats and windsurfers thanks to the John Merricks Sailing Trust ...

2010 Techno 293 QLD Championships 17-18 April

Techno293 - Wed 3 Jan 2018
The Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron will be hosting the 2010 QLD State T293 Championships next month.  All are welcome and encouraged to take part.  A good chance to get some pre-winter, high level racing in before winter!  Click here to download a copy of the NOR.
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