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Techno 293 OD Class Association details (may be out of date) from http://www.yachtingnz.org.nz/AllClassAssociation.aspx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

05/10/2010

The LIVE Q&A Session with Christine Johnston [GBR] who is a qualified RYA Olympic Classes Coach who raced at the 2000 Olympic Regatta in Sydney, Australia and then went on to finish 14th at the 2006 RS:X World Championships so she knows a thing or two about racing at the top level.

It's all happening at 6.30am Wednesday 6th October NZDT sharp.

Here's what you'll learn

Planning Your Travel - Arrive in The Best Shape
Planning Your Race Day - Develop The Best Routine
Planning Your Pre-Race Routine - Getting Ready to Race


AND

04/10/2010

Results from the first round of the Kendall Cup held at Murrays Bay 1-3 October 2010

17/09/2010

In association with the Cyprus Yachting Association, RSX Class Association are organising a training camp from October 13th - 20th. This is for individuals and teams with a coach and those without.

The CYA Youth Team will be training at the venue during this time so you are invited to join them and train together.

However, if you do not have a coach and would like to take part then the RS:X Class will provide a coach for you.

16/09/2010


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.

The seven Kendall Cup regattas are:
Winter Champs - Murrays Bay - 1-3 October
North Shore Champs - Takapuna - 13-14 November
Sir Peter Blake Memorial - Torbay - 4-5 December
Junior Sail Auckland - Kohimarama - 12-13 February
Auckland Centreboard Champs - Howick - 5-6 March
RS:X/Techno North Islands - Tauranga - 12-13 March
Supercity Youth Regatta - Torbay - 16-18 April

16/09/2010

World Championships, Kerteminde, Denmark, Winter Champs at Murrays Bay, National Youth Clinics 2010 ...

06/09/2010

Wearing her crop top, board shorts, sunglasses and sports cap, recently retired New Zealand windsurfing legend Barbara Kendall could still pass for a competitor, but in Singapore she is staying on shore as a Youth Olympic Games athlete role model. Kendall participated in five Olympic Games, picking up the full set of medals with a gold, silver and bronze.

06/09/2010

A new season championship for youth windsurfers, to be known as the Kendall Cup, was announced today by Dave Mackay of the NZ Techno class association. “Windsurfing is New Zealand’s top Olympic event of the last 25 years, with seven medals from six Games including three Golds” said Mr Mackay. “Yet we don’t always get the profile and participation we’d like. We want to get more kids into the sport, and see them spending more time on the water, to ensure that we have the talent to remain top performers in the world in years to come. That’s what the Kendall Cup is about, and we’re delighted that both Barbara and Bruce Kendall have got in behind this initiative.”

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