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Techno 293 - the way into windsurfing for kids

In May 2007, the Techno became an ISAF International Class for young sailors. Since then it has experienced rapid expansion worldwide with new countries and sailing federations - including Yachting Australia - choosing the Techno 293 OD to assist in the development of their youth windsurfing and sailing programs.

The Techno 293 Class is devoted to fostering the development of windsurf racing for competitors under the age of 17 years old around the world through the promotion of an inexpensive racing format.

The T293 Class underpins the International Windsurfing Association (IWA) Racing Structure - supporting the senior and youth programmes of both the International Formula and International Raceboard classes.

Similarly the T293 Class forms part of the "Olympic Pathway", recognised by ISAF as the feeder class to RS:X at Olympic and Youth level.

The International Funboard Class (IFCA) supported the establishment of this "junior" class to support its development programme for slalom and speed disciplines.

http://techno.windsurfingnz.org

Watch some Videos on the Techno 293 class.

Techno 293 OD Class Association details (may be out of date) from http://www.yachtingnz.org.nz/AllClassAssociation.aspx
Boat TypeBoardsailing
Mailing AddressPO Box 803
WHANGAPARAOA 0943
International Web Addresshttp://www.techno293.org
Next National Championship16 Feb 2012

Treasurer
Robyn Headifen
Publicity Officer
Grant Beck
President
Paul Mackenzie
themackenzies@xtra.co.nz
027 492 3865
Measurer
Dave MacKay
dave@mackayboats.com
021 470 611
Admin Secretary
Jo Mackenzie
themackenzies@xtra.co.nz
027 480 2618
Contact
Andrea Bowater - Christchurch Region
g.a.bowater@clear.net.nz
Contact
Stuart Pedersen - Tauranga Region
stuart.pedersen@gmail.com

Techno 293 News

23/02/2017

Olympic Class Windsurfing History.

Windsurfing has been an Olympic class since 1981.

01/02/2017

Dates and venue are set for the RS:X, Raceboard and Techno 293 Nationals.
Hope to see you all there.
There is an open invitation to all our past NZ champions to form a team and come and sail a race or two with us.
We will supply the kit. Be great to see a dream team out off Taka.
https://www.facebook.com/RSXandTechnoNZ/

20/03/2016

The Raceboard, RS:X and Techno North Island Champs were run alongside the Formula Windsurfing Nationals 2016 (Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th March) at Manly.

RS:X North Island Results
https://lookaside.fbsbx.com/file/2016%20RSX.docx?token=AWwZ6iaKOx7IL99dF...

Techno North Island Results

02/04/2015

The Formula and Raceboard Windsurfing class combined their Nationals with the “Kendall Cup” to create a strong field from around New Zealand in a two day regatta at Manly Sailing Club.

Manly Sailing Club’s wonderful facilities and setting, coupled with the enthusiasm of volunteers made for a great welcome on a perfect day for racing on
Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th March 2015.
A light northerly breeze of 7 to 12 knots along with “that” competitive nature enticed the 19 sailors to rig the big sails.

09/02/2015

Come on board! Donate now! Claim a 'Perk' and go into a monthly prize draw. Become part of the team supporting four young New Zealand Windsurfers. They have been nominated for the Youth Worlds and Youth Olympics. Go Kiwis!!! https://fundrazr.com/campaigns/3iuV6



09/12/2014

NOR and Entry form for the RSX and Techno nationals in Lyttelton have now been approved by YNZ and are available for download. We will have more information later this week regarding the week of coaching that will proceed this event. Looking forward to good wind and a fun event. Andrea Bowater 0274359475 (NOR and Entry Form links also below)

25/08/2014

Update - The guy who stole Coral's car has been caught but no windsurfing gear yet, so be on the watch for her kit:
Please keep your eyes out for anyone trying to sell you a Techno board, boom, Sail bag, 2 piece Mast, Sail with Sail number NZL310 and the word TUATARA on it. also clothing, tops, leggings wetsuit, three harness' Zhik life jacket, fitting tools and a brand new Ronstan start watch.
If you come across any of this gear please contact the police and message us so we can put you in touch with Corals Mum. Thanks

12/02/2014


Naval Point Club Lyttelton and Canterbury Windsports are pleased to welcome junior windsurfers from throughout New Zealand to improve their skills and have a fun time.

We have put together a fantastic lineup of coaches with the help of funding from Yachting NZ and Canterbury Windsports.

Course racing, Slalom, Freestyle- we have it covered as well as advice on fitness, diet, equipment tuning and gear choice.

Coaching 20 to 23th January, a rest day on 24th, and racing 25th and 26th.

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