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Techno 293 OD Class Association details (may be out of date) from http://www.yachtingnz.org.nz/AllClassAssociation.aspx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

12/07/2010

Racing is underway at the 40th Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championships with at least two races sailed in each of the eighth classes being contested in Istanbul, Turkey.

09/07/2010

Follow the news from New Zealand and the rest of the world on Facebook with the Windsurfing NZ RS:X and Techno293 Group page. News feeds and videos from here and overseas are aggregated onto this page in an easy to view format. Add your own news as well. RS:X / Techno293 on Facebook

05/07/2010

Less than one week from now the 2010 Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championships will get underway in Istanbul, Turkey. The twelve sailors that make up the 2010 NZL Yachting Trust Youth Team are counting down to the prestigious regatta which attracts close to 350 sailors representing 63 nations from around the globe. Windsurfing is represented by Male RS:X – Oliver Gunman, Takapuna Boating Club (Age 17 years) and Female RS:X – Georgia Schofield, Takapuna Boating Club (Age 16 years)

22/06/2010

Plimmerton Boating Club is looking to get a kid/youth windsurfing programme going alongside its Opti sailing lessons which cost members only $30 for every Wednesday evening 5-7.30pm during daylight saving months, tends to be kids from 8-10 upwards. We are in the process of putting together gear lists and developing grant funding proposals.

21/06/2010

Takapuna Beach was today confirmed as the venue for the National Ocean Water Sports Centre (NOWSC) by the Minister of Sport and Recreation the Hon. Murray McCully and North Shore City Mayor, Andrew Williams. Speaking at the nearby Takapuna Boating Club, the Minister confirmed that the $8million facility would cater for Sailing, Triathlon and Ocean Kayaking. The area is also used for a myriad of other ocean sports including ocean swimming, kite surfing, surfboats and surfing.

21/06/2010

This recent interview with Nevin Sayre demonstrates how lucky NZ has been so far to be as successful as we have been on the International scene, particularly at the Olympics. The interview confirms not only the recent resurgence in windsurfing but also outlines the strategies for getting more kids into windsurfing and more success in competition. Its a powerful affirmation of the approach WNZ is taking to do the same here. Click more to see the full interview.

20/06/2010

training with Tom and AntonioIt is great to see the enthusiasm and the hard work the windsurfers have put in over the summer at the recent Yachting NZ training weekend.

18/06/2010

Just a quick note to remind you all of the QLD Youth Champs coming up. We have 10 Techno’s registered for the event so far. The entries deadline has been extended to July 23rd, so if you've still got time to enter, and if you need to charter gear, no problem, we can have top condition gear ready for you in Brisbane for the event.

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