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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Techno 293 OD Class Association details (may be out of date) from http://www.yachtingnz.org.nz/AllClassAssociation.aspx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

03/07/2013

Hi again! It has been a while since we last wrote, and plenty has happened!
After our first email we caught our flight to Paris, where we stayed at a nice little house for two days and learnt to use the underground train system to explore the city. We got to see some cool sights from up the Eiffel tower and Montmartre, with beautiful weather for us.

26/06/2013

Hello Everyone, Firstly Fenella and I would like to start by thanking all of you for your support and generosity that has helped us get to where we are. There is no way we could have done this without every one of our sponsors, family and friends and we are glad that we can share our adventures with you. Special thanks to all our sponsors:

16/05/2013

February proved again that the wind can be very shifty and light. Great for socialising on the beach but more difficult for setting a fair course off Manly Beach.

A Techno competition doubled as the Oceania's and the NZ Nationals. There were four competitors from Noumea and one from Australia as well as a bunch of new local sailors in this class.

19/02/2013

The AWA together with the Manly Yacht Club and Windsurfing New Zealand are pleased to bring you the North Island Cup for Slalom.

This will be a one-event competition held on Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 February 2013 at Manly Beach Whangaparaoa Auckland.

NOR and Entry Form are now available for download at bottom of page

This event will be held together with the RXS and Techno Nationals and Formula racing, also competing on Friday 15 February.

06/01/2013

Incorporating South Island Techno Champs and round 4 of the Kendall Cup.
Naval Point Club Lyttelton and Canterbury Windsports are pleased to welcome
junior windsurfers from throughout New Zealand to improve their skills.

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

Bruce Kendall, Laurence Carey and Giulio Meda will be there to help improve your windsurfing. Course racing, Slalom, Freestyle- we have it covered.

There will also be advice on fitness, diet and equipment, tuning and gear choice.

21/12/2012

Click through for results so far ...


21/12/2012


Click through for revised results from 2 days racing over the weekend.

19/12/2012


Click through for results from 2 days racing over the weekend.

03/12/2012

Windsurfing NI Champs - For kiteboards, Formula, Techno and RS:X windsurfers (any boards and sails for beginners).Bruce Kendall Coaching - Bruce Kendall with come to TYPBC to run a coaching clinic for RS:X and Techno windsurfers. - This clinic will run immediately after the Windsurfing NI Champs hosted at TYPBC and will be in the first week of the school holidays. Learn to windsurf course - Kulim Park.

03/12/2012

The ISAF General Assembly have voted to restore mens and womens RS:X windsurfing to the RIO 2016 event. This is a great result for windsurfing to correct a decision that on paper should never have been made. Hopefully the momentum for both windsurfing and kiteboarding that has come out of it will not be lost.
http://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/other-sports/7934503/Windsurfing-voted-back...

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