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Techno 293 OD Class Association details (may be out of date) from http://www.yachtingnz.org.nz/AllClassAssociation.aspx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

02/09/2011

Last month a group of 7 New Zealand junior windsurfers travelled to San Francisco to compete in the Techno293 World Championships along with Kate Ellingham as coach. Their skill level ranged from current and former National Champions to relative beginners on the Techno but all of the sailors had a common aim of learning from the large fleet racing.

30/08/2011

Beginner Techno's at Lake Pupuke along with a bunch of other keen sailors. Also involved in Murrays Bay Sailing Club.
Murrays Bay will run some Techno Starts. Could also include RSX's too. Probably will be windward leward races.

Cheers
Brian Haybittle
09 449 1527

Notice of Race
http://www.murraysbay.org/uploads/NOR%20ICE%20BREAKER%20REGATTA.pdf
Entry Form
http://www.murraysbay.org/uploads/Ice%20Breaker%20Regatta%20Entry%20Form...

14/07/2011

Seven young windsurfers plus coach are heading over to San Francisco this week for the 2011 Techno 293 World Championships. Based at the St Francis Yacht Club, directly in front of the Golden Gate bridge, the event runs from 17 to 24 July. The kiwi sailors, four boys and three girls, are all in their mid-teens, and come from sailing clubs in Whangaparaoa, Auckland, Tauranga and Christchurch. Their coach, Kate Ellingham from Devonport, is a former NZ number one in the Olympic RS:X class.

30/05/2011

The Kendall Cup is a new regatta series designed to promote the youth windsurfing class (Bic Techno 293) in New Zealand. Launched by Barbara Kendall last August, the 2010-2011 season series was held over seven regattas in Auckland and Tauranga from the Winter Champs in October to the Super City Regatta in April.

A small but committed fleet of up to 12 young windsurfers competed in each event with 1 regatta discard allowed for the final points tally.

13/04/2011

Yachting New Zealand is pleased to announce the NZL Yachting Trust Youth Team for 2011. Twelve sailors will represent New Zealand at the prestigious ISAF Youth Sailing World Championships to be staged in Zadar, Croatia between 7th and 16th July this year.

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