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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.

Watch some Videos on the Techno 293 class.

Techno 293 OD Class Association details (may be out of date) from
Boat TypeBoardsailing
Mailing AddressPO Box 803
International Web Address
Next National Championship16 Feb 2012

Robyn Headifen
Publicity Officer
Grant Beck
Paul Mackenzie
027 492 3865
Dave MacKay
021 470 611
Admin Secretary
Jo Mackenzie
027 480 2618
Andrea Bowater - Christchurch Region
Stuart Pedersen - Tauranga Region

Techno 293 News


The Techno Kendall Cup Regattas for 2010-11 season, the scoring system to be used, and the reporting of results, have been decided and announced by the NZ Techno Class Association Committee. There are 7 Kendall Cup regattas.


Before Nevin Sayre was a five-time U.S. National Windsurfing Champion, he was a four time college sailing All-American. Sayre not only understands the competitive side of sailing, he understands that competition isn’t what sailing is all about. So it is no shock to him that the sport in the U.S. is struggling to turn youth sailors into life sailors, because the focus in most junior programs is to turn youth sailors into youth racers. Here he explains:


Sulphur Point, Tauranga Yacht & Powerboat Club


SAIL AUCKLAND 2011 ISAF Grade 1 regatta Wednesday 2nd - Sunday 6th February 2011 needs volunteers to help make the regatta a success.


The NOR has been updated and can be downloaded here.
More information on this event can be obtained on the Techno website or RSX website.


This LIVE Q&A Session is with Bas Edmonds (GBR) and this time we'll be making a deep dive into the Equipment Rules of Sailing as they apply to windsurfing. Bas is the RS:X Class Chief Measurer and ISAF Class Rules Sub-Committee member whose experience is driving RS:X class rules compliance


The second Reach 4 The Top: LIVE Q&A CALL is on. This LIVE Q&A Session is with Andrus Poksi [EST] and we'll be discussing the 'Essential Racing Rules'. Yes... the RRS as they apply to windsurfing.

Andrus is an ISAF International Judge and sits on the ISAF Windsurfing & Kiteboarding Committee. He is an ex - Formula racer so has a broad knowledge of all the different windsurf racing classes.


The RS:X Class is pleased to announce that it has joined the International Windsurfing Association. The RS:X Youth Championships [U19] at World and Continental level will now be held together with the Techno 293 Class Championships when ever possible.


The RS:X and Techno Nationals NOR and Entry forms are now available online. Visit the appropriate class site.

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