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Posted On:  09/03/2017 15:42:11

The event organized by the World Ice and Snow Sailing Association (WISSA) was held at the Kuybyshev Reservoir, in Togliatti, Russia, and attracted more than 180 snow sailors.......( more )

GO Windsurfing!
Posted On:  09/02/2017 11:39:03

We're very pleased to report there seems to be a real groundswell of Techno windsurfing interest at the moment, there are pockets all over Australia (and New Zealand) that are developing Techno programs.  As a result, we hope to communicate a little more with you via our newsletter and keep you informed of what's going on with the class.  Another good online resource to keep up to date is the Techno AUS & NZL Facebook page.  If you haven't liked it yet, get liking!!   Read more . . .

Posted On:  03/02/2017 10:57:04

Here is some helpful information provided by CNL, the event organiser, for team leaders, coaches and competitors attending the Techno 293 European Championships in July.

Free 2017 Calendar Download
Posted On:  06/01/2017 13:27:10

Patrik Pollak has produced a stunning 2017 calendar for the Bic Techno 293 Class.  Have you downloaded yours yet?

Make sure that after printing the pair pages you twist the papers 180 degrees because the calendar binds according to the picture.
Posted On:  23/12/2016 11:50:09

One of the mysteries of sailing is why windsurfing is so massive in Europe, and unpopular in Australia. Australia has a perfect climate year-round for windsurfing, as opposed to some countries where sailors break the ice off the lake before going for a sail!  ......( more )

Posted On:  30/10/2016 08:47:46

The past six days have seen some red hot windsurfing competition on the waters of Lake Garda, as the T293 and T293 Plus World Championships touched down in Torbole, Italy.  Known the world over as an ideal venue for top class windsurfing, Torbole certainly presented some challenges for the competitors but in the end more than lived up to its reputation.......( more )

Posted On:  28/10/2016 14:32:11

A busy fourth day of races in Garda Trentino today, with a shining sun and beautiful 14 knots south wind, the well-known Ora of the northern Garda Lake.  Finals started with very intensive but funny races for competitors.......( more )

Posted On:  27/10/2016 10:38:51

"I think the windsurfing movement is growing everywhere in all the world."  That's the opinion of windsurfing legend and four time Olympic medallist Allesandra Sensini who was at the opening of the T293 and T293 Plus World Championships in Torbole, Italy. ......( more )

Posted On:  25/10/2016 13:38:40

Low cloud and mizzle has greeted day two and there is little wind for racing at the 11th World Championship for the biggest windsurfing class, Bic Techno 293, at Circolo Surf Torbole, Garda Trentino ......( more )

Posted On:  23/10/2016 11:21:19

Vasco Renna and Marco Rossi representing the Italian Techno 293 Class Association offered a challenge to the students from the nearby art school - LABA......( more )

Posted On:  23/10/2016 11:14:44

Every summer junior sailing program requires an annual review, and while each program is unique, they all need to ask these two questions: ......( more )

Posted On:  20/10/2016 12:58:34

Just 3 days to go to the biggest event of the decade! The Techno 293 and Techno 293 Plus Worlds organised by Circolo Surf Torbole, Garda Trentino.......( more )

Posted On:  15/10/2016 08:17:07

The agenda for the 2016 Annual General Meeting to be held on Thursday 27th October at Circolo Surf Torbole, Italy, has now been published

Posted On:  11/10/2016 14:19:03

The world's very best young windsurfers are set to descend upon the Northern shore of Lake Garda between the 22nd and 29th of October, as the tenth annual Techno 293 World Championships touch down in Torbole, Italy, along with the Techno 293 Plus World Championships.......( more )

Posted On:  27/09/2016 16:56:13

To all Team Leaders and Coaches of the national teams already entered for the Techno 293 World Championships - a letter from Circolo Surf Torbole to point out some important operational news about the forthcoming Worlds.

Posted On:  25/09/2016 16:12:45

The road to the Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games (YOG) will be a global adventure for the best young speedsters with a continental qualification system deciding which nations will send sailors to Argentina in October 2018.......( more )

Posted On:  05/09/2016 12:23:26

The 2016 AGM will take place during the forthcoming Worlds in Torbole Sul Garda, Tentino, Italy - and is scheduled for Thursday 27th October.......( more )

Posted On:  31/07/2016 08:12:49

The Techno293 European Championships have concluded in Sopot, Poland with 12 races sailed by gold fleets.  335 young windsurfers from 25 countries competed in the event making it a great show both on and off water.  ......( more )

Posted On:  28/07/2016 09:12:06

The Techno293 European Championships are in their final stage as competitors will now race in gold and silver fleets.  We enter the final stage with all six races held for all fleets. ......( more )

Posted On:  26/07/2016 10:42:34

Today was the first day of racing in Sopot for the Junior and Youth Techno293 sailors.  U17 and U15 race on separate race courses, one situated in front of the club and the other next to Sopot's pier.  12 races are planned for the whole regatta, which gives an average of two per day for each fleet. ......( more )

Techno 293 Europeans Ready to Go in Sopot!
Posted On:  24/07/2016 11:20:08

The Opening Ceremony has taken place, registration has now closed and competitors are eagerly awaiting the practice race.  For all the news, tracking, results, photos and more keep a watch on the event website.

Posted On:  23/07/2016 10:09:37

This year Sopot hosted the very first European Championship of the new Youth Olympic windsurfing class, the Techno293 Plus.  46 competitors from 13 countries competed in the regatta. During the five days of racing the race committee managed to conduct all 15 planned races including a marathon race and slalom.  Proving that the class is versatile and suitable for different race formats. ......( more )

Posted On:  21/07/2016 09:39:37

Two races were held in the Ergo Hestia Techno293 Plus European Championships in Sopot today.

Not many changes in the podium places, but sailors preferring light wind conditions were on top today.......( more )

Marathon Time in Sopot
Posted On:  20/07/2016 11:20:41

A beautiful day today in Sopot.  Perfect windsurfing conditions allowed for the fleet to complete two course races and a marathon alongside the beaches of Sopot.

Results and full coverage on the event website

Gallery - Robert Hajduk  / Gallery - Patrik Pollak

Posted On:  18/07/2016 11:20:24

Racing has started today for the 46 competitors from 13 countries, including three non-European countries, at the Techno 293 Plus European Championships hosted by Sopot Sailing Club, Poland.  ......( more )

Posted On:  13/06/2016 15:06:41

All Bic Techno Riders are invited to participate in the "Tour Duf Windsurf" from 1st to 6th August.  It is an itinerant windsurf journey across Finistere (Brittany, France) taking place this summer, organised by Aloha Attitude.  Discover beautiful beaches and enjoy the Finistere's coastline.......( more )

Posted On:  14/05/2016 18:44:38

Coming up on 3rd to 5th June 2016, don't miss the Major of Kalisz Cup taking place in Szale, Kalisz, Poland.  Maybe a small lake but definitely a big festival type of event with a 100 + boards racing watched by 15,000 spectators during the day on the beach. ......( more )

Posted On:  14/05/2016 12:51:26

Last weekend, 7th and 8th May, Lake Domasa in East Slovakia hosted the first Supercup event of the 2016 season. 33 competitors from Hungary, Czech Republic and Slovakia sailed 7 races in 2 days. ......( more )

Posted On:  07/05/2016 13:15:40

Thanks to the great support of the windsurfing community 14 year old Karolina Berankova (ATU Kosice) will go to RIO.  ......( more )

Posted On:  17/04/2016 14:13:59

Sailing is in for thrills and spills at the 2018 Buenos Aires Youth Olympic Games with sailors to compete across five of the fastest classes around.

The Men's and Women's Windsurfer, Techno 293+, remains on the YOG programme with the introduction of Men's and Women's Kiteboarding, IKA Twin Tip Racing, and the Nacra 15 Mixed Multihull.......( more )
Posted On:  08/04/2016 13:24:10

President of the Circolo Surf Torbole, Armando Bronzetti, is looking forward to welcoming competitors to the Techno 293 World Championships to be held in Torbole in October with the support of Ingarda, Trentino Marketing and the Municipality of Nago-Torbole. ......( more )

Posted On:  28/02/2016 18:29:31

Sopocki Klub Zeglarski (SKZ) in Sopot, Poland, will host "back-to-back" European Championships this July for the Techno 293 (T293) Association. ......( more )

Posted On:  20/02/2016 12:57:22

Now in its fifth year, the Major of Kalisz Cup returns to Szale, a small lake close to Kalisz, the oldest town in Poland.  Local club UJKS "Szturwal" Kalisz will once again be organising this annual event ......( more )

Posted On:  28/01/2016 15:48:17

World of Windsurf, online magazine, has awarded their 2015 student athlete sportmanship awards to young racers from the Techno 293 class.  Barbara-Izabella Ramirez Villa Real, from Brasil, and Leonidas Tsortanidis , from Greece, were the recipients.......( more )

Posted On:  27/01/2016 16:08:37

ACES Europe (European Capitals and Cities of Sport Federation) has named Kosice as the Slovakian European City of Sport for 2016. The city's passion for sport and civic pride, combined with focus on health and wellbeing, involves the local community and welcomes the world beyond! ......( more )

Bic Techno 293 Calendar 2016 Now Available to Download
Posted On:  22/12/2015 14:48:29

Just in time for Christmas, Patrik Pollak has produced a 2016 Bic Techno 293 Calendar to download for free
Posted On:  11/12/2015 09:24:54

Just as the morning before, the postponement flag fluttered under cloudy skies in anticipation of afternoon wind.  For some, on this final competition day, it was a tense wait.  The wind gods were kind, providing good conditions for three races, making a total of 13 races ......( more )

Posted On:  08/12/2015 17:24:20

The morning of day four was cloudy, cold and windless. A long wait for competitors keen to make their mark on this championship until the wind finally came in at 1500.  ......( more )

Posted On:  08/12/2015 10:56:42

A frustrating start to racing on day 2.  First there was a delay waiting for the breeze to pick up in the afternoon, and then the first race of the day had to be abandoned as it was unlikely......( more )

Posted On:  05/12/2015 12:49:26

35 competitors from 7 nations completed registration at the 2015 South American Windsurfing Championships taking place in Paracus, Peru.  Techno 293 is the biggest fleet ......( more )

Posted On:  01/12/2015 11:55:46

Young sailors have been awarded boats and windsurfers thanks to the John Merricks Sailing Trust (JMST), the official charity partner of the RYA OnBoard (OB) programme, ......( more )

Posted On:  14/11/2015 11:51:37

336 winners in one event! Impossible task? Well BIC Techno 293 One design class did it again. Yes there were only 18 places on the podium at the end of the Championships ......( more )

Green Light for Techno 293 Plus
Posted On:  08/11/2015 14:28:30

The Annual General Meeting of the Techno 293 Class held in Cagliari on Thursday 29 October 2015 unanimously approved the Class Rules and Championship Rules for T293+.  An application to become an ISAF Class will be made in November 2016.

Meanwhile a full calendar of events is planned for the new class in 2016.

The inaugural European Championships will take place in Sopot, Poland, from 17th to 22nd July 2016.

Annual General Meeting 2015 - Minutes Published
Posted On:  07/11/2015 16:06:50

The Techno 293 Class AGM has given the green light to some exciting proposals, important for the future development of the Class . . . or should that be "Classes".  Check these out:

- the revised Techno 293 Championship Rules
- adoption of Techno 293 Plus Class Rules and Championship Rules
- 2017 events to be finalised by end of 2015 - feedback on options welcomed
- T293 Plus events for 2016, including Europeans in Sopot before the T293 event.

Posted On:  03/11/2015 20:08:27

336 competitors from 26 countries gathered in Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy to take part in the 2015 Techno293 World Championships. The host Windsurfing Club Cagliari put on a great event, especially as the organisers had to take over the regatta just months before it took place due to organisational problems at a previously picked site. ......( more )

Posted On:  31/10/2015 10:10:43

The first 2015 world champions for the Techno 293 windsurfing class arrive from Israel. As expected, both Katy Spychakov e Yoav Cohen (Under 17) secured their gold medals one day early. With light wind again in Cagliari, she kept winning (1-1), he just kept the rivals under control (4-2). Celebrations in the water and back to shore, with different reactions.......( more )

Posted On:  30/10/2015 09:18:31

Everybody (well, not exactly . . .) was waiting for the wind but we got some dark clouds instead, and some rain too, threatening the fourth day of the Techno 293 World Championships in Cagliari. But it didn't last. By noon sun was out, sky was blue and all sailors were rushing to the course, with the Under 17 and Under 15 boys now split between Gold and Silver fleets. ......( more )

Posted On:  29/10/2015 08:58:33

Another light wind day didn't stop the action at the Techno 293 World Championships in Cagliari. Race committee waited for the breeeze to pick up before calling the competitors out, but at the end all fleets except one managed to complete two races. Enough to challenge the top positions in most of the groups.......( more )

Posted On:  28/10/2015 08:22:05

A long morning by the beach, under a grey sky and with no sign of wind. The Techno 293 Worlds' fleet run into one of those slow days that one would expect on different racing courses - not in Cagliari. Well, it can happen here too, sometimes. After an early lycra ceremony to celebrate the best sailors from the first day, the kids had plenty of time to check the equipment, make new friends, play fresbee, snack around or take a nap.......( more )

Posted On:  27/10/2015 08:09:57

A strong start for the 2015 Techno293 World Championships in Cagliari, with three races completed for all fleets in less than 4 hours. And an even stronger start for France, Italy and Israel: these three big teams confirmed their medal ambitions from the first day of race.......( more )

Posted On:  25/10/2015 10:16:12

The 2015 Techno 293 World Championships are officially under way, after the opening ceremony held here in Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy. It has been a simple and fun event, with a short parade from Windsurfing Club Cagliari - host to the event - to a small amphitheatre facing the sea, by the Marina piccola harbour. ......( more )

Posted On:  18/10/2015 10:16:49

The agenda for the Annual General Meeting of the International Techno 293 Class Association to be held on Thursday 29 October at the Windsurfing Club Cagliari has now been published.
Posted On:  13/10/2015 16:10:13

Olympic venue for 2020 Olympics is warming up. In upcoming years Enoshima waters will host more and more events as preparation for the Olympic games in Tokyo 2020. One of the first major was Asian championships in youth and senior - Olympic windsurfing class Bic Techno 293 One Design and Neil Pryde RS:X windsurfers had chance to test all conditions at this venue in only one week. Even a Typhoon extreme . . .

Posted On:  04/10/2015 15:38:06

The championship may be over but on Sunday the organisers had two more events to complete before bringing down the curtain on a week of windsurfing activity.......( more )

Posted On:  04/10/2015 00:20:03

The end of the Asian championship in Enoshima is a new beginning for the venue which will host the Olympic regatta in 2020. It is also a new beginning for lot of the young kids which came here for the weekend to race at junior techno cup.......( more )

Posted On:  04/10/2015 00:01:29

Despite a poor forecast and a scheduled early finish the race committee managed to complete a further 2 races for all fleets on the last day of the 2015 Enoshima Asian Windsurfing Championships.......( more )

Posted On:  02/10/2015 21:59:20

The Typhoon overnight affected not just the weather conditions, which did not allow any racing today, but also the venue. It presented a challenge for competitors and local organisers. How long does it take to rebuild the venue?......( more )

Posted On:  01/10/2015 23:06:37

They give them names in America, but here in Japan they give them numbers because they would probably run out of names pretty quickly. It is only typhoon #21 this year but it influenced the racing and more at the Asian championships today.......( more )

Posted On:  30/09/2015 05:59:27

Racing went on but not completely according to the plan because conditions were tricky, both on the water and on land. On the water it was important to find the right gust and sail smart. On land you had to beware of hawks.......( more )

Posted On:  29/09/2015 03:20:21

Two races were completed for all fleets on the first day of racing at the 2015 Asian Windsurfing Championships hosted by the Enoshima Chotto Yacht Beach Club.......( more )

Posted On:  13/09/2015 08:30:24

Nove Mlyny hosted the last main race of the season at the weekend September 5th-6th called - Vitr z vinohradu - (in english translation it means Wind of Vineyards).......( more )

Posted On:  25/08/2015 15:58:07

Three great days, 65 athletes from three Baltic countries and more wind than expected on lake Kisezers.......( more )

Posted On:  24/08/2015 15:56:29

The 2015 AGM will take place during the forthcoming Worlds in Cagliari, Sardinia - and is scheduled for Thursday 29th October.......( more )

Posted On:  15/08/2015 11:09:06

Kingston, Ontario (August 13, 2015) – The final day of racing at the Sail Canada Youth National Championships and the RS:X and Techno 293 North American Championships at CORK International saw classic Kingston sailing conditions of sun and wind.......( more )

2015 Baltic Challenge Cup .. enter now
Posted On:  15/08/2015 10:33:42

Kisezers Lake, Riga, from 21st to 23rd August
Notice of Race
Event Website
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Posted On:  02/08/2015 09:51:55

5 days of racing, 6 fleets, 25 countries, 70 races, 298 competitors and much more. Great week in Liepaja, city where the wind is born.

Event photos gallery on flickr :
Results, tracking and much more on event website

Posted On:  01/08/2015 09:45:39

Junior boys and girls raced today again inside old Russian military submarine harbour in safe location while youth fleets enjoyed yet another windy day at the Monument Beach here in Liepaja. Results are shaping up but in most classes fights for the medals continue . . .
lots of new event photos on flickr 
Results, tracking and much more on event website

Posted On:  31/07/2015 11:18:23

When plan A does not work you try to execute plan B.  Organisers here in Liepaja, Latvia at the European championships BIC Techno 293 One design executed both on a same day.

Event photos gallery on flickr 
Results, tracking and much more on event website

Posted On:  30/07/2015 10:43:07

The road to success is never easy. For some the biggest obstacle today was the shore-break, for others the wind and the race course. But when the going gets tough the tough get going and those able to sail fast in both light and strong wind are climbing up the leader board. It's not easy but it's fun...

Event photos gallery on flickr 
Results, tracking and much more on event website 

Posted On:  29/07/2015 08:54:13

Some events have a slow start, but not here in Liepaja. Organisation was running like a Swiss clock and all was ready for start at 10 AM. Race committee did not hesitate to abandon the race when wind dropped. 3 races for all fleets in mostly light wind conditions which allowed those who like light air to gain some advantage before strong wind days forecast in the second half of the week.

Posted On:  28/07/2015 08:19:55

Practice makes champions. First step towards winning the race and becoming a champion in windsurfing is getting out from the beach. This may not be an easy task especially for those not use to big shore-break. Windy forecast for the rest of the week means you have to master step one because conditions on Monument beach in Liepaja, Latvia can get hard.

Posted On:  26/07/2015 07:15:01

Competitors from all over Europe, joined by teams from as far afield as USA and Hong Kong, are arriving for the eagerly anticipated Techno 293 European Championships. Many are taking advantage of some early training in the Baltic Cup Regatta taking place this weekend. ......( more )

Posted On:  22/07/2015 19:02:06

Liepaja will be hosting the Formula Windsurfing European Cup and Baltic Cup Windsurfing and Kitesurfing Regatta this weekend.  Over three days from Friday to Sunday, the Latvian NeilPryde Baltic Cup will be held at Liepaja beach on the Baltic Sea coast, Latvia with competitors from Techno 293, RS:X, Formula Windsurfing, Raceboard and Formula Kite classes. ......( more )

Posted On:  15/06/2015 13:30:22

Rain and low wind on Tallinn Bay did not allow any races to be held on the last day of the Estonian NeilPryde Baltic Cup, so the final results for Formulas, Formula Kites, Raceboards and Techno 293's came down to the strong wind races of Friday, and for the Raceboards and Techno 293's also the low wind races of Saturday.......( more )

Worlds 2015 to be hosted by Windsurfing Club Cagliari, Italy!
Posted On:  07/06/2015 13:56:15

At last the news everyone has been waiting for, it is now confirmed that the 2015 Techno 293 World Championships will held from 24th to 31st October at Windsurfing Club Cagliari, Italy, hosts of the 2011 Techno 293 European Championships.

Posted On:  13/05/2015 16:37:41

The first ever Supercup - after a year of planning "it's finally alive"!

The Supercup Series has been created to make a platform for racing between club level and continental & world championship level.  ......( more )

Reasons to See You - The Latest Video from Patrik Pollak
Posted On:  01/04/2015 17:30:15

Important part of BIC Techno 293 one design class is meeting and competing with your friends. So where do you see them next time? Dates of the major events this year and other reasons why all love to compete.  View Here

Posted On:  08/03/2015 15:50:23

Equipment chartered at the Techno 293 European Championships at Liepaja will be available to purchase after the event.

Booking of the equipment will be possible from 1st May to 20th July with a deposit of 30% on a first come, first-served basis.  ......( more )

Posted On:  13/02/2015 15:11:24

Notice of Race for the 2015 TECHNO 293 EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS including the 2015 TECHNO 293 JUNIOR (U15) EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS, the 2015 TECHNO 293 YOUTH (U17) EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS and the 2015 T293 PLUS EUROPEAN CUP has now been published.......( more )

Posted On:  11/02/2015 11:20:15

The journey of the biggest windsurfing class in the world continues in 2015. The main focus of the class stays the same: fun and fair racing in a friendly atmosphere. The growing number of competitors on all continents shows it is focused in the right direction. ......( more )

Good News from Greece
Posted On:  11/02/2015 10:48:55

The good news here in Greece is, for the first time, the Hellenic Sailing Federation has invited Techno 293 Class competitors to join in the ATHENS EUROLYMP WEEK taking place at the Faliron Olympic Complex, Marina Delta Kallitheas from 13th to 19th March 2015.

Click Here to view the Notice of Race

Bic Techno 293 Calendar 2015
Posted On:  09/02/2015 13:23:19

Download for free your very own copy of the Bic Techno 293 Calendar 2015 with some great action pics from Patrik Pollak!

Public Price List 2015
Posted On:  10/01/2015 15:12:10

The latest Techno 293 One Design Public Price List has now been published.

Posted On:  03/01/2015 18:36:42

Three races for the Techno 293 Fleet, on the final day of the 2014 African Championships in Bejaia. It was down to the last race to declare Ramzi-Ahmed Boudjatit (ALG-23) the champion.......( more )

Posted On:  03/01/2015 14:24:54

RS:X and T293 competitors completed 2 races whilst the Raceboard fleet completed one outside the harbour this morning in 15 plus knots of wind and it was cold! After a break, conditions in the afternoon became very shifty both in force and direction. ......( more )

Posted On:  01/01/2015 22:21:05

After days of rain and cold, the sun brightened the skies and enabled two races each for RS:X and Raceboard fleets and three races for the Techno 293 competitors.......( more )

Posted On:  01/01/2015 11:17:02

The race committee set a small course inside the harbour to take advantage of the conditions and competitors set out under chilly grey skies. Two good races were completed for Techno 293, Raceboard and RS:X.......( more )

Posted On:  30/12/2014 18:21:01

Photos of the opening day in the rain and the cold characterise the beginning of the 2014 African Windsurfing Championships for Techno 293, RS:X and Raceboard Classes taking place in Bejaia, 28th December to 4th January. ......( more )

Posted On:  02/12/2014 13:10:39

With over 150 participants this year's Hong Kong Open was hailed as another success in a long line of successful windsurfing championships organised over many years.......( more )

Posted On:  23/10/2014 16:56:46

The Federation Algerienne de Voile (FAV) will host its first windsurfing African Championships from 28th December to 4th January in Bejaia.......( more )

Posted On:  22/10/2014 07:09:25

Being surrounded by the sea, Hong Kong is in fact a wonderful place for enjoying watersports. Windsurfing is one of the sports seeking dramatic growth in Hong Kong. ......( more )

Youth Olympic Games in Pictures
Posted On:  01/09/2014 12:23:04

Bic Techno 293 pictures by Patrik Pollak from the Youth Olympic Games 2014 here

Posted On:  26/08/2014 09:51:02

70 riders from 4 countries came to Windsurfing Club 360 to participate in 2014 Baltic Challenge Cup. Three racing days, 8 races for Raceboard, 7 races for Techno293 and 5 races for kids 3,5 group. ......( more )

Posted On:  24/08/2014 18:48:14

Argentina's Francisco Saubidet Birkner and China's Linli Wu claimed the Boy's and Girl's Techno 293 honours as sailing concluded at the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games in China.......( more )

Posted On:  22/08/2014 20:12:21

Despite no racing on Friday 22 August the Opening Series has now concluded and all eyes will be on the final stage of the event on Saturday 23 August.

A non discardable, single race for all fleets will bring the YOG Sailing Competition to a close with gold, silver and bronze to be decided in the Girl's and Boy's Byte CII and Techno 293.......( more )

Posted On:  14/08/2014 17:19:37

The Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games Boys Techno 293 fleet will feature 20 hungry athletes aiming to impress, achieve their personal goals and enjoy the YOG experience. ......( more )

Posted On:  13/08/2014 09:09:36

Twenty one female Techno 293 sailors will fly their flag at the second Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China from 16-28 August.......( more )

Posted On:  04/08/2014 11:31:38

A total of 36 Brits made the trip across the channel for the Techno 293 windsurfing worlds this year held in Brest, France. The National team of 10 windsurfers, selected and supported by the RYA was headed up by Ali Masters, 2 x Techno World Champion, ......( more )

Posted On:  27/07/2014 06:53:44

The Race Teams gave it all they could to get a last race in before the 16:00 cut off. The wind was building with the sunshine as the fleet was released from the slipway. All three courses attempted starts, but as the cloud built the wind started to shift and it was game over.......( more )

Posted On:  26/07/2014 08:31:47

The penultimate day of racing was the best of the week so far, with all fleets competing in 12-15kts from the north in beautiful summer sunshine.  Plenty of general recalls and several divisions quite close as we head into the final day. ......( more )

Posted On:  24/07/2014 21:03:29

Lack of wind halts competition!  Despite the lack of wind today, sailors still managed to enjoy themselves. The event organisers arranged activities ranging from trolley races on land to walking and flying on water. ......( more )

Posted On:  24/07/2014 11:00:33

Two races were contested in idyllic conditions: between 12 and 13 knots from the north-east under a bright sun. ......( more )

Posted On:  23/07/2014 09:35:20

The wind blew more steadily for the second day of the Techno 293 World Championships in Brest allowing three races for the 400 windsurfers. ......( more )

Posted On:  22/07/2014 08:56:16

The morning of day 1 for racing was calm in the event village at the Bic T293 Worlds in Brest: the wind was almost zero.  Eventually the races were launched in the afternoon, but in a weak and unstable wind. ......( more )

Posted On:  21/07/2014 10:56:06

Yesterday, all registered competitors took to the water for the practice race - an opportunity for race officials and racers to familiarise themselves with the conditions and to test themselves ahead of official racing which commences today.......( more )

Posted On:  21/07/2014 07:05:51

The 2014 Techno 293 World Championships in Brest France kicked off with a practice race at 15:00. The wind was a steady but shifty force 2, ranging from a westerly to northwesterly. ......( more )

Posted On:  20/07/2014 07:58:50

The biggest show in town drew the crowds for a spectacular opening ceremony in brilliant sunshine!  A record entry of over 400 competitors from 28 countries followed the brightly dressed musical ensemble to form a colourful flag waving parade around the harbour at Brest.  ......( more )

Posted On:  10/07/2014 17:37:03

It is less than 2 weeks to this year's Bic Techno 293 World Championship. The event will be held from the 19th to the 26th of July. Many persons, organisations and clubs are working together to realize these championships destined to be breeding ground for future champions.......( more )

Posted On:  10/07/2014 17:22:15

A very sad, unexpected  and disturbing news come on Wednesday July 9th 2014. Guido Carli, the unforgettable first under 17 male T293 World Champion ever that won in Marsala 2006, suddenly died, aged 24, filling everybody who knew him with dismay.......( more )

Posted On:  07/07/2014 07:14:19

View the table showing the list of nations qualified in the Techno 293 class (as at 20 September) for the 2014 Youth Olympic Games

Posted On:  26/06/2014 07:00:59

For some competitors this year will bring back special memories, as they will have taken part in the both the biggest ever Techno World Championship and the 2nd Youth Olympic Games!......( more )

Posted On:  19/06/2014 11:47:20

Three days of competition at Pirita Beach, Tallinn, Eastonia concluded on Sunday 15 June. This international wind- and kitesurfing regatta formed a leg of the NeilPryde Baltic Cup, and was attended by 86 surfers from five countries. ......( more )

Posted On:  07/06/2014 13:09:26

The 2014 AGM of the Techno 293 Class will take place during the forthcoming Worlds in Brest - and is scheduled for Thursday 24th July.......( more )

Posted On:  05/06/2014 08:32:48

Equipment chartered at the Techno 293 World Championships in Brest will be available to purchase.  Book your equipment now through Bic Sport.  A 30% deposit will be payable and the kit will be reserved on a first come first served basis. ......( more )

Posted On:  15/05/2014 18:06:51

More coaching, new Academies and a revamped Champions Cup event are among the exciting changes to the RYA's Team15 windsurfing programme for 2014.......( more )

Posted On:  15/05/2014 12:16:04

The Notice of Race for the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games Sailing Competition has been published. Click here to view.  The second edition of the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) will feature ......( more )

Posted On:  09/05/2014 21:12:01

Those of you who are following the progress of our young windsurfers in the US have heard of the Nores brothers from Miami. Big brother Maximo, the reigning Techno 293 North American champion, is turning 16 this year and will represent the USA at the Youth Olympic Games in China. ......( more )

Posted On:  06/05/2014 10:31:16

One of the best venues for windsurfing events, Circolo surf Torbole hosted the biggest windsurfing class of the present. BIC Techno 293 class broke once again its own participation record of European championships and 312 competitors from 28 countries and 5 continents had a fair fight for the titles and last qualification spots for this year's youth Olympic Games.

Skill Level Goes UP at the 2014 US Techno Nationals
Posted On:  01/05/2014 11:21:29

Youth and talent were on display this weekend in the Sunshine State: nearly 30 young racers converged to Miami, Florida for the 2014 US Techno Nationals and RS:X Spring Festival. ... ( more )

Posted On:  27/04/2014 17:49:53

A great performance by France, Israel, and Italy at the Techno 293 European Championship in Torbole (Italy), which finished on Saturday 26 April after a week of racing on Lake Garda. ......( more )

Posted On:  25/04/2014 22:54:26

An exceptional day in Torbole, the Techno 293 European Championship, where, thanks to the morning wind, the Peler, and the Ora in the afternoon, all the divisions have completed three additional races.......( more )

Live Tracking at the Europeans
Posted On:  25/04/2014 12:49:19

As a trial run for the Techno 293 Worlds this summer, we are adding live tracking to a limited number of races and divisions during this European championships.

Posted On:  25/04/2014 06:11:22

The Lake Garda "wind machine" did not disappoint. Today in Torbole double session of races for the Techno293 European Championship: Under 17's started the 3 race morning at 8 am, with the Peler from the north.......( more )

Posted On:  23/04/2014 20:11:29

On the second day of racing, the "Ora" has blown weakly, allowing just one single race for the Under-15 and Under-17 female fleets, and the Techno Plus. The U15 and U17 boys did not finish any valid race. ......( more )

Posted On:  22/04/2014 19:55:20

The Ora, typical North Garda wind, rose on time today on the race course, allowing two races to take place on the various courses set up by the Circolo Surf Torbole. ......( more )

Posted On:  22/04/2014 06:34:25

An exciting opening ceremony on the evening of Easter Sunday began with the flag parade along the lake promenade and through the streets of the historic center of Torbole to formally open the 2014 Techno 293 European Championship......( more )

Posted On:  19/04/2014 20:43:13

Tomorrow (Easter Sunday) at 12:00 the subscriptions of European Championship will open, starting from an already high level of pre-registered athletes - more than 300 - a new record of participation for the European Championship. ......( more )

Posted On:  19/04/2014 20:26:28

The Russian Nikita Prozorov (Under 17), and the Italians Riccardo Renna (Under 15) and Edoardo Tanas (Under 13) are the winners of the Techno 293 Lake Garda Trophy. ......( more )

2014 Bic Techno Rigs
Posted On:  10/04/2014 22:32:12

Bic Sport have published the 2014 Price list and new sails are now available through the Bic Sport network of distributors and retailers.  Please note previous and new models will be accepted for all OD competitions. Product info

Posted On:  10/04/2014 22:21:42

One of the best venues for windsurfing events in the world, Circolo surf Torbole will host the European championship in BIC Techno 293 One design class.  It's gonna be BIG and not only because it is a last qualification event for the Youth OLYMPICS in CHINA this year.  See the Event trailer

Posted On:  09/04/2014 07:16:54

Whilst we are all getting ready for the European Championship which starts on 20th April, we can reflect on the recent great championship in Mendoza, South America:......( more )

Posted On:  08/04/2014 18:02:58

The second Windsurfing Club races (Ranking list ) for the year 2014 took place on April 5 & 6 at the Athletic Nautical Club of Vari-Varkiza ......( more )

Posted On:  05/04/2014 10:46:57

If you haven't made your plans for accommodation during the Techno 293 Europeans in Torbole you might want to check out these last minute deals:

ACCOMMODATION
Special Offers in Torbole!......( more )

Posted On:  31/03/2014 09:50:52

Argentinian Francisco Saubidet Birkner had already secured the title of 2014 Techno 293 U17 Boys South American Champion", and qualified his country for the Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing with the perfect score of 10 before the 12th and final race ......( more )

Posted On:  29/03/2014 09:34:10

11 championship races completed and the second discard comes into play. In Francisco Saubidet Birkner's case, this means discarding one of his bullets as he maintains his top form winning style.  ......( more )

Posted On:  28/03/2014 10:17:55

When the sky is blue the wind starts blowing over Lake Potrerillos.  The sailors have had 5 races over two light wind days and now 15-22 knots is expected for the remainder of the Championships - a perfect combination to suit everyone and everyone has a chance to win.......( more )

Posted On:  27/03/2014 09:56:09

There is no doubt that Francisco Saubidet ARG-40 has his sights firmly set on the Championship title.  After writing off the first race of the event with a too-enthusiastic over-the-line start, he has taken the bullet in every race, ......( more )

Posted On:  26/03/2014 09:20:08

An unusually chilly start under grey skies for the South American Championships.  Equipment and measurement checks completed, competitors gathered for the briefing wearing jeans and warm hoodies! ......( more )

South American Championships Ready to Go!
Posted On:  25/03/2014 12:56:52

Competitors have been trying out the beautiful waters of Lake Potrerillos before competition starts and registration is under way prior to the anticipated start time of 14:00.  Our man on the scene, Patrik Pollak, has posted his first set of photos and we look forward to his first video from the event.  Stay tuned for event news.

Posted On:  23/03/2014 11:07:23

We are excited, preparing to host this great event!  Please take the time to register for the Techno Nationals April 18-19-20.  Also as part of the event we will have an RSX and Kona One Spring Windsurfing Festival.......( more )

Posted On:  19/03/2014 09:51:56

Check out the Notice of Race for the T293 Brest World Championship 20-26 July 2014 and keep watching for the official event website to be launched in the next few days.  Meanwhile ......( more )

Posted On:  19/03/2014 06:17:39

After the successful North American championship in Cancun, Mexico the Bic techno circuit now moves to South America.  Mendoza, Argentina will be hosting the South American championship 2014 which will also be a qualification event for the Youth Olympic Games in the Bic Techno 293 One design class.......( more )

Posted On:  16/03/2014 09:22:02

Special Offer!  Equipment chartered at the Techno 293 European Championships will be available to purchase.  Book your equipment now through Bic Sport Italie.  ......( more )

Posted On:  14/03/2014 11:11:30

From Maundy Thursday April 17th to Saturday April 19th Circolo Surf Torbole will organise an international T293 regatta, a delightful preview of the Europeans.  ......( more )

Posted On:  10/03/2014 09:41:43

Circolo Surf Torbole, Trentino, is ready to welcome you to the Techno 293 Europeans from 20th to 27th April 2014.  You have just 9 days left to claim your eur 30 discount!!......( more )

Posted On:  09/03/2014 07:10:13

My name is Steven Cramer and I windsurf. I like to windsurf because I like to go fast and I love the feeling I get when I am on the water. I have been racing techno 293 for 2 years and I cannot believe the incredible places I have been. Cancun is one of the most beautiful.

Posted On:  05/03/2014 19:13:36

A charity foundation set up in honour of the late Eric Twiname is about to reach a remarkable milestone by the end of this year - the provision of funding totalling £1m to youth sailing projects in the United Kingdom since the Trust's formation in 1980.......( more )

Techno 293 World Championships 2014
Posted On:  01/03/2014 21:55:45

Pre-Notice of Race for the 2014 Techno 293 World Championships in Brest, France from 19th to 26th July has now been published.

Posted On:  24/02/2014 10:31:52

Three races on the final day to complete the championship with eleven races in total for the Techno 293 sailors.  Right until the last race nothing was sure, well except maybe the fact all had a great time here in Cancun. ......( more )

Posted On:  23/02/2014 09:42:29

Just two races on day three in light conditions.  The boys from the USA are hammering the competition with brothers Geronimo and Maximo Nores in first and second and Steven Cramer in third.  ......( more )

Posted On:  22/02/2014 08:54:17

The second day of the North American Championships dawned as expected with warm sunny breezes and the beautiful turquoise waters beckoned.  A chance for the light wind specialists to shine in the second and third races today.......( more )

Posted On:  21/02/2014 11:43:51

29 competitors from the USA, Aruba, Mexico, Puerto Rico and Canada are taking part in the Techno 293 North American Windsurfing Championships ......( more )

Posted On:  20/02/2014 11:01:56

Competitors from Aruba, Brasil, Canada, Cuba, Mexico, Peru, Puerto Rico and the USA have been arriving in Cancun and training on the crystal turquoise Caribbean sea.  Registration closes at 12.00 noon today ......( more )

Posted On:  13/02/2014 18:52:01

Lots of good news coming from Circolo Surf Torbole (CST), the host club for the forthcoming Techno 293 European Championships on Lake Garda, Italy.

The club will open its doors for business from March 1st and welcomes visitors to the club to enjoy the facilities both on shore and on the water.......( more )

Posted On:  07/02/2014 15:04:38

Want to get into good shape for the 2014 competition season?  Don't miss the Carnival Windsurfing Meeting to be held in Mondello from 28 February to 3 March 2014, an event co-organized by the Italian National Techno 293 class. ......( more )

Changes in U.S. Olympic Youth Development
Posted On:  05/02/2014 11:41:36

U.S. Olympic Youth Development Director Leandro Spina comments on some recent observations among the elite levels of youth sailing:
* The Olympic Games is seeing a shift toward more high performance boats, which is a trend that is likely to continue. How are you encouraging youth sailors and youth sailing programs to adapt to this change?  
Find out on sailingscuttlebutt.com

Posted On:  27/01/2014 11:21:53

The championship medals have been awarded and the places confirmed for the Youth Olympic Games in China. HKG having already qualified, the Boys fleet qualifiers are Japan, Thailand and, for the first time, Myanmar and in the Girls Thailand, Japan and Singapore have qualified. Congratulations to all!......( more )

Posted On:  26/01/2014 10:24:22

The SIM 33 Singapore Open Asian Windsurfing Championships is running like clockwork with target times met and championship racing completed by mid afternoon giving all time to relax and enjoy the incredible downtown Singapore atmosphere.......( more )

Posted On:  24/01/2014 16:12:38

Chan Tsz Kit (HKG-17) started the day with a bullet in the first race but Cheng Ho Yin (HKG-36) took the bullet in the second race, then a seventh in the third race of the day became Chan Tsz Kit's discard and thus he maintains his seven point lead over Wong Chun Yan (HKG-13).  ......( more )

Posted On:  23/01/2014 20:41:51

Racing started in almost perfect conditions today at the SIM 33rd Singapore Open Asian Windsurfing Championships taking place at The National Sailing Centre.  Three races were held "back to back" in 12 to 18 knots and all had a chance to show their skills.......( more )

Posted On:  21/01/2014 17:48:55

The National Sailing Centre in Singapore anticipates the start of the SIM 33rd Singapore Open Asian Windsurfing Championships.   This event includes the 2014 Techno 293 Asian Championships as well as......( more )

Posted On:  21/01/2014 13:28:01

Hola a Todos, The North American Windsurfing Championship Cancun 2014 is getting close.  Registration is open, deadline 31 January 2014, see NoR.  Sign up soon, Hurry up!!!......( more )

Posted On:  02/01/2014 05:54:43

A young sports fan from Slovakia has been announced by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) as the winner of the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games Medal Design Competition.......( more )

Posted On:  11/12/2013 05:32:45

Family atmosphere on the beach, fair fights on water. Old and new destinations that major events visited, old and new friends that had a chance to meet.......( more )

ISAF Publish Change To The Racing Rules of Sailing
Posted On:  07/12/2013 19:48:57

The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) has published an urgent change to rule B3.31 of the Racing Rules of Sailing. The change will be effective from 1 January 2014.  The urgent rule change was authorized during the ISAF Annual Conference in Oman as permitted by ISAF Regulation 28.1.2. 

Click here to download all changes and corrections made since the publication of the RRS 2013-2016.

Posted On:  05/12/2013 06:53:59

Another great windsurfing season for BIC Techno 293 One Design class is coming to an end. Here are the video highlights and photos from one of the last big events this year, the European Championships in Eilat, ISRAEL. Warm weather, cloudless sky, action on and off the water and many old and new friends.

Posted On:  01/12/2013 17:34:47

Racing at the 2013 Asian Windsurfing Championships has concluded. The whole team at Hong Kong Windsurfing has done a great job in hosting a very successful event and everyone is looking forward to the prize presentation ceremony.  ......( more )

Posted On:  30/11/2013 14:50:05

Eight races have now been completed over three days of racing at the 2013 Asian Windsurfing Championships, Stanley Beach, Hong Kong.

All change for the Techno Youth Boys podium positions. ......( more )

Posted On:  29/11/2013 14:43:47

The first discard has now come into play as five races have now been completed for all Class Divisions at the 2013 Asian Windsurfing Championships, Stanley Beach, Hong Kong. ......( more )

Posted On:  28/11/2013 15:54:57

Results are in after the first day of competition. After three races for each Class division, China dominates the Techno 293 fleets.......( more )

Posted On:  27/11/2013 18:21:25

The 2013 Asian Windsurfing Championships and Hong Kong Open Windsurfing Championships have excited a great deal of interest in the sport.  This is certainly one of the most prestigious Windsurfing Championships in the region of Asia.......( more )

Posted On:  07/11/2013 14:30:12

For the first time the Circolo Surf Torbole will host the Techno 293 European Championship from the 20th  to the 27th  of April 2014 (the week just after Easter).......( more )

Posted On:  07/11/2013 11:14:02

Just under 90 young windsurfers from seven teams across the UK took to the water for the decisive stage of the Team15 Champions Cup 2013.......( more )

Posted On:  02/11/2013 16:06:36

A short interview with Ronnie Meir:

- Manager, Sailing Club Eilat
- Head of Israeli Windsurfing Association
- Israeli Team Leader......( more )

Posted On:  02/11/2013 16:04:48

The smiles on their faces tell the whole story as winners are awarded their trophies and the championships come to a close. ......( more )

Posted On:  01/11/2013 12:34:01

A more promising start to day 4 of racing at the T293 European Championships, and the hope of at last being able to complete three races for the first time in this championship. ......( more )

Posted On:  01/11/2013 05:29:38

A frustrating day and only one race completed on day 3 of competition at the T293 Europeans in Eilat.......( more )

Posted On:  30/10/2013 16:00:42

A further dramatic change in wind conditions affected the racing schedule on day 2 at the Techno 293 Europeans in Eilat.......( more )

Posted On:  29/10/2013 14:34:02

Home advantage really paid off on the first racing day at the 2013 Techno 293 European Championships in Eilat, Israel.......( more )

Posted On:  29/10/2013 09:35:43

Competitors in the 2013 Techno 293 European Championships have been welcomed to the Nautical Centre in Eilat, a place where the sun always shines, with an impressive display of country flags flying at the Opening Ceremony. ......( more )

Open Orange Bowl Regatta
Posted On:  24/10/2013 09:48:20

Techno windsurfers are invited to join the Open Orange Bowl Regatta hosted by the Coconut Grove Sailing Club, Miami, USA from 27 to 30 December 2013. Already kids signed up from MEX and CAN . . . http://openob.sailspace.net/

Posted On:  09/10/2013 14:21:23

The 2014 North Americans for RS:X and Techno 293 classes will be hosted in Cancun, Quintana Roo state, Mexico, from 20th to 23rd February.......( more )

Posted On:  08/10/2013 12:35:31

The 2014 South Americans for Raceboard and Techno 293 classes will be hosted on Lake Potrerillos, Mendoza, Argentina, from 25th to 29th March.......( more )

Posted On:  08/10/2013 06:34:44

The summer of fun is not over yet!  Once more you can meet your friends on and off the water from 26 October to 3 November in Eilat, Israel.  Still some starting slots available - hurry up, make your travel arrangements and start packing for the last big European event of the season!  See the video . . .

Posted On:  24/09/2013 11:29:47

Manly Sailing Club, Whangaparaoa, will host the Oceanic Championships for RS:X and Techno 293 from 14th to 16th February 2014. The event will be the Oceanic Continental Qualification regatta ......( more )

Posted On:  22/09/2013 12:58:48

The 2014 Asian Windsurfing Championship returns to Singapore and will take place from 22nd to 26th January from the National Sailing Centre. It is a new venue for this championship, ......( more )

Posted On:  14/09/2013 13:08:15

It's been a couple of weeks since 2013 Baltic Challenge Cup is over. But it's said that better later then never. Here is a little summary of the event:......( more )

Posted On:  13/09/2013 08:57:47

September is the Hagim (holidays) month in Israel: the Jewish new year start, Rosh Hashana, Sukot week and between them Yom Kipur, the most holy Jewish fast day. During these holidays, Eilat, in the very south of Israel, becomes the centre for many citizens, as it is the ultimate Israeli vacation resort.......( more )

Posted On:  05/09/2013 11:49:49

After three races for all fleets, Tunisian Chihi Khaled is storming ahead in the Techno 293 Open Fleet with two race wins with Algerian Adjilia Hamza, who took the first race of the championship, three points behind in second overall.......( more )

Team GB take on the Techno Worlds
Posted On:  20/08/2013 19:26:58

The Techno Worlds have recently come to a close in Sopot, Poland with a strong UK team and Emma Wilson scoring a podium finish. Boards caught up with coach Ali Yates for a full run down of the event and some wise words from the Techno competitors . . . Read More

Posted On:  16/08/2013 15:37:24

The 2013 TECHNO 293 & RACEBOARD AFRICAN CHAMPIONSHIPS will take place from 2nd to 7th September at Marina Yasmine, Hammamet, Tunisia. The organisers have produced a useful information sheet. ......( more )

Posted On:  13/08/2013 11:29:46

Time goes very fast when you realise that this was the 15th Neil Pryde Baltic Cup that just finished in Liepaja, Latvia. Fifteen years ago, the organizers created an idea to invite all Baltic windsurfers - from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania - to join a new series of events.......( more )

Posted On:  04/08/2013 19:27:10

Over the final 2 days of this year's championship in Sopot, Poland, 4 races were held to complete a full series of 12 races in all divisions.......( more )

Posted On:  02/08/2013 09:45:16

After six races qualifying for the finals of the World Cup Techno293 Ergo Hestia Cup, competitors in the U17 boys and girls and U15 boys have now been divided into two final fleets- gold and silver - for the rest of the championship. ......( more )

Posted On:  01/08/2013 08:11:15

Day two of racing was quite similar to the day before but in reverse order with the weather and the groups on the water. The day started sunny with light breezes and the competition started for the girls in nice 12 knot planing conditions. ......( more )

Posted On:  30/07/2013 20:11:32

Something for everyone on day 1.  After a thunderstorm during the night, the day dawned grey, damp and a little bit cold but by the end it turned out to be a beautiful day in Sopot.  Conditions started light with 6 to 8 knots but ramped up to 12-14 knots with gusts up to 20 plus knots......( more )

Posted On:  30/07/2013 07:28:23

The beach is packed with competitors and spectators enjoying the warm July sunshine. The Techno Class is honoured to have the presence of ISAF President, Carlo Croce, who said, "this is amazing given the current economic situation". ......( more )

Posted On:  27/07/2013 18:37:08

Best youth windsurfers from around the world are coming to Sopot. One of the biggest windsurfing clubs in Europe, SKZ Sopot, will host the future stars of windsurfing for the Ergo Hestia Cup - Techno 293 World Championships. 

Posted On:  13/07/2013 12:29:16

Circolo Surf Torbole is the home of the Techno 293 Italian Open Championships taking place on Torbole. It provides a variety of different disciplines - the first two days are dedicated to the Techno Cup Slalom, then two days of course racing ......( more )

ISAF President Carlo Croce to open T293 Worlds!
Posted On:  13/07/2013 09:51:53

Competitors, coaches, team leaders and parents are advised of a change in the event schedule published in the Notice of Race. The Opening Ceremony will now take place on Sunday 28th July at 1900 hours.  The ceremony has been brought forward one day to enable new ISAF President Carlo Croce to attend.

Posted On:  05/07/2013 10:53:54

From 28th to 30th June 2013 windsurfing and kite boarding enthusiasts were welcomed to Estonia, Tallinn, Pirita beach. The NeilPryde Baltic Cup has been running for 15 years......( more )

Posted On:  05/07/2013 10:47:33

Rio 2016 Programme, 2018 Youth Olympic Games And IOC Presidential Elections - The Executive Board (EB) of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the 2013 Extraordinary IOC Session has concluded in Lausanne, Switzerland.......( more )

Posted On:  22/06/2013 13:58:11

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has announced that the IOC Young Reporters Programme, a sports journalism training programme, will be run during the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games.......( more )

Posted On:  21/06/2013 09:12:41

This year's North Sea Cup Series Champions were decided at Wimereux, France.

The overall winners were:
1st - Lars van Someren (NED)......( more )

Posted On:  08/06/2013 09:51:12

The Federation Tunisienne de Voile (FTV) will be hosting the 2013 African Championships for Techno 293 and Raceboard classes in Port Yasmine, Hammamet, from 2nd to 7th September.......( more )

Posted On:  03/06/2013 16:47:26

You need to add this into your summer calendar!!! Great multi discipline event will take place in Circolo surf Torbole this summer. Famous GARDA lake will host the Open Italian BIC Techno 293 OD championship 2013 in July.

Not only course racing but also slalom and long distance will be sailed during the event. Come and join 150 Italian riders. ......( more )

Posted On:  21/05/2013 11:49:47

Many kids around the world join the biggest windsurfing class every day, but not all of them have an experienced coaches who can help them to learn. ......( more )

Posted On:  20/05/2013 16:20:32

The 2013 AGM of the Techno 293 Class will take place in the evening of Thursday 1st August at the World Championships being held in Sopot, Poland.......( more )

Posted On:  20/05/2013 15:58:22

One of the most successful event series in recent years has announced some developments that will see further growth of the sport in the Baltic region. The Baltic Cup Series consists of 3 events hosted in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. ......( more )

Posted On:  17/05/2013 16:02:27

Having endured fickle winds, strong gusts and driving rain on day one of the regatta yesterday, the concluding day of the championships brought with it far more favourable conditions for the competitors, with spells of sunshine and an average 12-14 knots. ......( more )

Posted On:  17/05/2013 15:50:21

The 2013 Open Dutch National Championships for Techno293 have come to an end. Fransisco Saubidet Birkner (ARG-40) and Isis Hoekstra (NED-11) are the new Dutch National Champions respectively in the Techno293 Boys and Girls divisions.......( more )

Posted On:  03/05/2013 06:45:57

View poster Venue: Sopot, Poland

Dates: 15 -18 July and 22-25 July

Options: 4 or 8 days of training......( more )

Posted On:  17/04/2013 09:37:03

The 2013 edition of the Sicily Windsurfing Grand Prix takes place from 17th to 19th May in Mondello-Palermo, Sicily.......( more )

Posted On:  17/04/2013 09:14:46

Here we go again!!! New season, new friends, new challenges. BIC Techno 293 one design class is back and stronger than ever. Easy to sail, durable and affordable equipment, this season with something extra. BIC Techno 293+. Find out more in this video.

Posted On:  15/04/2013 09:33:16

The new T293 OD+ class, first presented as a concept at the Techno 293 Class 2012 AGM, will allow competitors aged 17+ to continue competing - for the new TECHNO CUP, which makes its debut at the 2013 T293 World Championships......( more )

Posted On:  04/04/2013 11:45:14

The Techno T293 South American Championships concluded Monday, April 1, with almost 40 racers between advanced and beginners from five countries. As the preferred class for youth keeps growing in numbers and in countries participating…so does the competitiveness of the Americans.......( more )

Posted On:  04/04/2013 07:02:31

Hello, I'm from Aloha Attitude, Brest (contact Valerie and Christophe Boutet).

At the last world championships in Medemblik BIC 293 and the European Championships in Murcia, our riders have rubbed and acquaintance with young competitors from other countries, other horizons.......( more )

European Team Racing Championships
Posted On:  28/03/2013 10:16:56

We regret to inform you that the 2013 RS:X European Team Championships and 2013 Techno 293 European Team Championships scheduled for 13 until 19 May 2013 have been cancelled. Albaria Club

Posted On:  27/03/2013 16:49:01

The RYA and Team 15 is all about getting youngsters onto the water, Boards learns more about why the next generation are loving windsurfing from future star Kieran Martin. ... Read More

Posted On:  25/03/2013 13:36:43

The Raceboard and Techno 293 South American Championships, hosted by Club Nautico Cordoba, takes place from 28th March to 1st April.......( more )

Posted On:  18/03/2013 10:00:00

Bic Sport will once again be providing equipment for charter at the 2013 World Championships, this year to be held in Sopot, Poland.

It is likely that demand will exceed supply - so please submit your application as soon as possible ... in fact, NOW would be a good time!......( more )

Posted On:  17/03/2013 09:22:33

We would like to invite you to take part in the Major of Kalisz Cup International Windsurfing Regatta, which will be held on 1-2 June 2013.......( more )

Posted On:  14/03/2013 12:38:48

From March 27th to 31st Circolo Surf Torbole - first national regatta of Italian racing season 2013, the Easter Criterium, part of Youth International Week - regrettably CANCELLED. ......( more )

Posted On:  12/03/2013 11:12:55

After the long winter break, this weekend marks the return of the official  events on our shores. The inaugural race of the 2013 race program ......( more )

Posted On:  11/03/2013 10:59:22

The Notice of Race has now been published for the 2013 European Championships to be hosted in Eilat, Israel, at the home of so much associated with Israeli windsurfing. ......( more )

Posted On:  06/03/2013 15:39:41

A wide range of excellent conditions tested the sailors at the Techno 293 North American Championships at Merritt Island, Florida this past weekend (Feb 28-March 3).......( more )

European Team Racing Championships
Posted On:  01/03/2013 18:03:17

We regret to inform you that the 2013 RS:X European Team Championships and 2013 Techno 293 European Team Championships scheduled for 13 until 19 May 2013 have been cancelled. Albaria Club

Posted On:  15/02/2013 07:01:40

You've seen the videos, 90 minutes of techno action from 2012 now all available on one DVD! Footage from the World Championships in Medemblik, Holland, the European Championships in Los Alcazares, Spain and the World Festival on the Beach in Mondello, Italy.......( more )

Posted On:  06/02/2013 12:14:21

After the inaugural Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games, a new breed of young sailing talent from the Byte CII and Techno 293 classes is starting to come through the ranks and this shows at ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami.......( more )

Posted On:  31/01/2013 14:51:51

The first day of racing kicked off on Saturday 26 January at the 2013 Downunder Pro as the BIC Technos began the first day of their Oceanic Championships. Winds were 20-25 knots all afternoon and 5 races were completed. ......( more )

Posted On:  25/01/2013 17:52:24

The Notice of Race is now published for windsurfing's biggest annual class championship! The 2013 ERGO HESTIA Techno 293 World Championship and Techno 293 Cup will take place ......( more )

Posted On:  18/01/2013 16:08:17

Thursday 17 January marked the start of the SIM 32nd Singapore Open Windsurfing Championships. Techno 293 competitors took to the water for the first time on Friday, ......( more )

Posted On:  16/01/2013 09:20:36

Dear Techno 293 Fleets,

This is a reminder that T293 North American Championship will be held at Calema Mid Winters, Merritt Island, FL, February 28 to March 3, 2013.  We are all systems go. http://www.calema.com/ ......( more )

Posted On:  11/01/2013 10:20:53

Racing has wrapped up at the 2013 OAMPS Insurance Brokers Australian Youth Championship in Hobart, with new national champions crowned and positions on the Australian Sailing Youth Team secured.......( more )

Posted On:  10/01/2013 15:51:32

The 27th Calema Midwinters Windsurfing Festival, including the 2013 Techno 293 North Americans Championships will take place Merritt Island, Florida, USA, from 28th February to 3rd March.......( more )

Posted On:  02/01/2013 18:21:28

CLASSES: FORMULA CLASS (international class rules), OPEN FORMULA (open formula class, all custom boards are welcome); RSX, KONA, TECHNO 293, LONG BOARD (OPEN)......( more )

Posted On:  14/12/2012 06:27:40

Windsurfing has been thru ups and downs in recent years. End of the world predictions were almost truthful for Olympic windsurfing this year. ......( more )

Posted On:  06/12/2012 16:40:48

Notice of Race has been published for the 2013 South American Windsurfing Championships to be held from 28th March to 1st April 2013 at Club Nautico Cordoba, Argentina.......( more )

Posted On:  05/12/2012 15:36:44

On the first weekend of December ended our 2012 Raceboard, Techno 293 and Hibrids State Windsurfing Championships.......( more )

Posted On:  03/12/2012 15:39:32

Once again the Downunder Pro will host the 2013 Oceanic Championships for Raceboard and Techno 293. The event returns to Hawks Nest, in New South Wales, and the championships will run from 26th to 28th January.......( more )

2013 Worlds - date change
Posted On:  03/12/2012 08:55:46

Due to unforseen circumstances it has been necessary to move the dates for the 2013 Techno 293 Worlds to be hosted by SKZ, Sopot, Poland. The event will now run from Saturday 27th July until Saturday 3rd August.

We have acted quickly to avoid any disruption to plans competitors, coaches and parents may be making.

Posted On:  12/11/2012 12:36:54

"We are of course very happy for the windsurfing world about the ISAF decision for Rio, but in the same time we feel very sad for the Kite. ......( more )

Posted On:  12/11/2012 10:55:44

The Hong Kong Open windsurfing competition ended on a jubilant note yesterday as sailors and officials celebrated the unexpected restoration of their discipline to the Olympic Games programme.......( more )

Posted On:  07/11/2012 16:16:47

Five junior NZ Sailors went to Noumea, New Caledonia for training and to compete in the New Caledonia Youth Windsurf racing Competition. ......( more )

Posted On:  27/10/2012 17:21:50

What a difference a day and two more races made as the wind returned to the lighter conditions of the first three days of the championships.......( more )

Posted On:  26/10/2012 21:21:47

A deceptively calm and misty start to Day 4 but the wind forecast came true and excellent races were run in 20-25 knots! ......( more )

Posted On:  25/10/2012 20:29:57

Another day at the office may sound like an ordinary day, but when it is Techno ordinary equals exciting! Two races for all the techno fleets today, racing on two courses.......( more )

Posted On:  24/10/2012 21:31:31

It was late in the day when the gradient wind kicked in sufficiently to start a race - 5/6 knots - building to 8/9 briefly before dropping - and not possible to start a second race.......( more )

Posted On:  23/10/2012 19:40:19

A fairly laid-back start to the Techno 293 Europeans in Los Alcazares as the wind was late arriving but, when it did finally put in an appearance after lunch, two very good races were run in 8 to 10 knots for all fleets.......( more )

Posted On:  23/10/2012 06:37:54

Successful year for BIC TECHNO 293 so far, but a bitter sweet year for olympic windsurfing. 2012 Olympic medals were decided, but summer of windsurfing future stars is not over yet. ......( more )

Posted On:  17/10/2012 09:27:18

A hundred young windsurfers from nine teams across the UK took to the water at Pitsford Reservoir this weekend (13-14 October) to compete in the 2012 Team15 (T15) Champions Cup where the Hythe Hotshots from South East Zone clinched the victory. ......( more )

Posted On:  09/10/2012 05:25:31

Do you think summer is over? Think again! Best junior windsurfers are coming to Los Alcazares, Spain to fight for the European tittles in the biggest windsurfing class today. Don't miss the action!!!

Posted On:  25/09/2012 16:06:37

Minutes of the AGM held in Medemblik on 16th August have now been published. The committee re-elected Ezio Ferin as Chairman; Marc Cardon as vice Chairman.

Posted On:  25/09/2012 13:01:39

We kindly invite you to the season's last big event in Latvia for Techno 293 and Raceboard racers - 2012 BALTIC CUP! From 28th until 30th of September ......( more )

Posted On:  22/09/2012 12:26:58

The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) has published the qualification system for the sailing competition at the 2014 Youth Olympic Games.......( more )

Posted On:  17/09/2012 13:19:44

Complete Techno 293 available for charter for the MIAMI SLALOM OPEN 2012 taking place October 19-21 Virginia Key, Miami, FL - boards and sails, 7.8, 150.00 for the 3 days. ......( more )

Star of the NWF: Megan Kraft
Posted On:  11/09/2012 19:56:50

NWF includes competition for all, like no other event does. From master blasters, to tow in and even the pick a pro night races, it really does have something for everyone. After another highly successful year, enjoyed by many, Boards catches up with a few stars of the event. First up is the winner of the NWF night race, alongside Nik Baker, Megan Kraft. . . . ( more )

Posted On:  04/09/2012 07:10:36

The Hong Kong Open Windsurfing Championships 2012 will be held at Tung Wan of Cheung Chau, Hong Kong from 6 -12 November 2012.  Click here for Notice of Race and information .

Posted On:  02/09/2012 10:49:46

Entries are already coming for the Techno European Championships taking place 21-27 October at Los Alcazares.  ......( more )

Posted On:  18/08/2012 22:14:10

On the final day of racing, and the end of a fantastic Championship, Antonio Bonet (ESP 70) is the boys 2012 Techno 293 Youth World Champion.  ......( more )

Posted On:  18/08/2012 06:48:11

Olympic superstars from past and present met the future stars of windsurfing in Medemblik today. Gold medalist Stephan van den Berg ( Los Angeles 1984 ) and Dorian van Rijsselberghe (London 2012) enjoyed the friendly atmosphere, signed a lot of autographs and made sure followers are on the right path.......( more )

Posted On:  17/08/2012 21:22:56

Excitement builds as the first competition rounds have been completed, scores have been added up, the worst result discarded, and competitors now race the final round in Gold and Silver groups. ......( more )

Posted On:  17/08/2012 11:18:36

Happy smiling faces are a sure sign of a great event.  Conditions are perfect - unless of course you prefer a little more wind, or maybe a little less wind - the sun is shining and the organisation is superb.......( more )

Posted On:  16/08/2012 11:34:57

Great conditions for day 2 of racing at the Techno 293 Windsurfing World Championship in Medemblik - 14 knots, sunny and prospects for 3 races for all groups and divisions.......( more )

Posted On:  15/08/2012 07:27:15

Championship racing has begun in Medemblik on "warm up Tuesday" in sunshine and light winds. The aim was to have 3 races for each of the Techno fleets, ......( more )

Posted On:  14/08/2012 07:00:57

Another stunning video from Patrik Pollak which says it all!  Record breaking participation from all continents except Antarctica. (But, if the Bic techno 293 class continues to grow this fast, I am sure penguins will be windsurfing on Techno in no time.)   ......( more )

Posted On:  02/08/2012 10:38:21

The agenda for the 2012 Annual General Meeting to be held on Thursday 16th August at the International Sailing Centre, Medemblik, Netherlands has now been published

Posted On:  19/07/2012 09:03:05

MEDEMBLIK will be the world capital of windsurfing in August. Where is Medemblik and why it will be a world capital of windsurfing? Why this championship aims to rewrite the windsurfing history again? Find out more in the championship trailer ...

Posted On:  09/07/2012 06:00:50

Two races were completed for all divisions on the last day of the Italian Techno 293  National Championships.......( more )

Posted On:  08/07/2012 09:06:44

Today in Marsala, Sicily, it was a wonderful day for the Techno 293 Class National Championship. Sun, amazing views and steady north wind direction and intensity of 16-17 knots. ......( more )

Posted On:  08/07/2012 09:03:09

Lega Navale di Marsala, Sicily, are hosting this year's Italian Championships for T293.
109 competitors, from all over Italy,  are registered in 4 fleets: under 17, under 15, under 13 , and "new kids".......( more )

Posted On:  05/07/2012 14:56:25

INVITATION FROM JOHOR SAILING ASSOCIATION

We have great pleasure in informing you that the KFC-Felda Johor Open Regatta 2012 will be held as follows:-......( more )

Posted On:  05/07/2012 14:31:45

I'm happy to say that despite ISAF's recent decision regarding windsurfing in the Olympics, due to the demand I have decided to resurrect this NEWSLETTER. ......( more )

Posted On:  27/06/2012 15:11:59

The date of the 2012 Annual General Meeting has been set for Thursday 16th August, during the Youth/Masters Worlds in Medemblik, Netherlands.

Please note the following schedule:......( more )

Posted On:  19/06/2012 14:56:25

The windsurfing event in the 2012 Asian Beach Games has come to a conclusion with GOLD medals in the Mens and Womens events for China.......( more )

Posted On:  07/06/2012 08:54:01

ISAF has announced the Techno 293 windsurfer and the Byte CII dinghy have been chosen as equipment for the four sailing events at the 2014 Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China.......( more )

Posted On:  05/06/2012 13:52:18

The 2012 North Sea Cup Series finished last weekend with the fourth, and final, round held at Herne Bay in the UK. One hundred and forty eight (148) young racers participated in the Series......( more )

Posted On:  05/06/2012 13:13:20

The Sopot President's Cup has just ended in Sopot, Poland with 70 Techno sailors participating in the event which took place from 31 May to 3 June. Apart from local sailors the Belarus Windsurfing Centre sailors took part in the event winning first and second in the Techno 7.8 fleet. ......( more )

Posted On:  02/06/2012 07:19:02

The Techno 293 OD Class Association & BIC Sport met with great surprise the decision of the ISAF Council to replace the sport of windurfing with kiteboarding at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil .......( more )

Posted On:  30/05/2012 12:03:03

The Gimli Yacht Club will host the 2012 CYA Youth National (U19) Sailing Championships from Tuesday, August 28 through Saturday, September 1st in Gimli, Manitoba. ......( more )

Posted On:  30/05/2012 10:06:28

Here are the highlights from the third BIC Techno European team championships held in Mondello, Sicily, May 2012.

Posted On:  26/05/2012 12:09:37

Young windsurfers from across the Midlands took to Carsington Water in Derbyshire (UK) on 19 May to do battle in the opening round of the Midland's Team15 Inter-Club Championship. ......( more )

Posted On:  25/05/2012 12:39:37

Life is sweet here in Mondello. But week of sun, fun water and beach sports came to the end. It was great to be part of that "DOLCE VITA" . . .

Posted On:  23/05/2012 14:28:29

The 2012 Open Dutch National Championships for Techno293 have come to an end. Isis Hoekstra (NED-260) and Dominik Woelk (GER-624) are the new Dutch National Champions respectively in the Techno293 Girls and Boys divisions.......( more )

Techno 293 Youth Team Race European Championship Day Four
Posted On:  20/05/2012 09:18:45

Saturday on the beach in Mondello is something that is hard to write about, difficult to capture in photo or video. You have to be here to see, feel and understand. This is just a little attempt to capture the best moments of another World festival on the beach day.

Race Results here and Day Four Video here

Techno 293 Youth Team Race European Championship Day Three
Posted On:  19/05/2012 10:49:54

Why did the windsurfing got out of the olympics? Maybe because we forgot about the golden 50/50 rule.  Organizers here in Mondello remember it well that is why people love to come over and over again ....

Race Results here and Day Three Video here

Posted On:  18/05/2012 10:41:02

Life is full of challenges. And it has not been any different today.

Thanks to hard work of organizers beach got bigger this morning, as well as the swell overnight.......( more )

Techno 293 Youth Team Race European Championship
Posted On:  17/05/2012 06:18:13

First day of World festival on the the beach and we know already there is gonna be twice as much fun in 2012. Team racing started today with gusty and shifty winds.  Difficult for some but still a great day in Mondello.  Race Results here and Day One Video here

Posted On:  03/05/2012 09:36:51

Special offer:  Lufthansa German Airlines offers a comprehensive global route network linking major cities around the world. As an airline partner, Lufthansa offers special prices and conditions to participants, ......( more )

Posted On:  27/04/2012 06:51:58

The foundation Dutch Youth Regatta and Dutch Techno293 class organisation are happy to announce that the entry limitations for the Open Dutch National Championships for the Techno293 class have been increased.......( more )

Posted On:  19/04/2012 14:51:05

As a new Championship season begins, ahead of the Team Racing Championships in Mondello, the World Championships in Medemblik and the Europeans in Los Alcazares and hundreds of T293 regattas around the world, the video that viewers will want to watch more than once! 

Posted On:  25/03/2012 14:58:33

Bic Sport will again be providing equipment for charter at the 2012 World Championships to be held in Medemblik, Netherlands.......( more )

Posted On:  25/03/2012 14:40:49

We pleased to announce that the event website has been updated with new items and new logo!!  Check out accommodation information and find out more about the location.  On-line entry will be available soon but meanwhile notice of race is here.

Posted On:  22/03/2012 08:55:28

The UK Team15 initiative has been one of the biggest and most successful projects our sport has seen and still growing strong. You can find out about all the successes, opportunities and how not to miss out HERE

Posted On:  21/03/2012 06:56:00

The Eilat Winter Windurfing Championship was held over the weekend of 15-17 March.  42 Bic Techno 6.8 and 53 Bic Techno 7.8 were competing and the level was high. ......( more )

Posted On:  13/03/2012 10:49:20

There is a limited amount of charter equipment available for the forthcoming Team Racing Championships to be held in Mondello, Sicily.......( more )

Posted On:  09/03/2012 18:18:49

The Los Alcazares Junior, Youth & Masters European Championship will take place on the Mar Menor, Murcia, Spain, from the 21st to 27th October 2012.......( more )

Posted On:  07/03/2012 09:58:37

A little teaser - World Champion Dorian van Rijsselberghe invites you to the Techno293 World Championships at Medemblik from 11 till 19 August 2012 taking place alongside the Raceboard Masters and Youth World  Championships.

Posted On:  04/03/2012 09:18:00

The Calema Midwinters was literally blown away at the end of a spectular 7 race event. On the last day, due to wind gusts up to 47mph - racing was postponed and eventually cancelled - resulting in an earlier awards ceremony. ......( more )

2012 Langkawi International Regatta KFC-Perdana
Posted On:  29/02/2012 10:31:09

The 9th KFC Langkawi International Regatta was held 8-12 February 2012, just before the 15th Asian Sailing Championships 2012, at the National Sailing Centre, Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia.  Event Photos  /  Results

Posted On:  28/02/2012 17:59:45

The 2014 YOG, the second of its kind following the success of Singapore 2010, will be held in Nanjing, China from 16-28 August with a test event anticipated to take place in August 2013.......( more )

Posted On:  21/02/2012 14:47:21

February proved again that the wind can be very shifty and light for running events. Great for socialising on the beach but more difficult for setting courses. The boards again took to the water after lunch and only managed one short race in each class before the wind dropped. Even though the wind was onshore it proved to be very shifty. ......( more )

Posted On:  19/02/2012 08:27:21

Day 2's racing was delayed due to lack of wind. Many of the competitors took time out to relax, play guitar, have a swim or kick the soccer ball around. ......( more )

Posted On:  12/02/2012 14:36:48

For the third year running, the Techno 293 European Team Racing Championships will form part of the famous annual festival of music & sport - World Festival on the Beach, organised by Albaria Club - from 14th to 20th May in Mondello.......( more )

Posted On:  08/02/2012 16:39:34

The 2012 Windsurfing World Championships for Techno293, Raceboard Youth and Raceboard Masters are set to be hosted from August 11th through the 18th at the International Sailing Center Medemblik. Notice of race has now been published. ......( more )

Posted On:  03/02/2012 15:04:36

Only 4 techno's left for charter! BOOK NOW - contact Nevin Sayre......( more )

Posted On:  30/01/2012 09:55:54

Siricha I Phusiri (THA 21) is the Techno 293 Boys Asian Champion 2012! Consistently scoring firsts and seconds......( more )

Posted On:  29/01/2012 10:33:14

With just one day left in the 2012 Pattaya City Asian Windsurfing Championships  Sirichai Phusiri (THA 21) looks to have an unassailable lead in the Techno 293 boys......( more )

Posted On:  27/01/2012 17:29:30

Originally intended as a reserve day, Friday 27th was rescheduled as a race day by the Race Committee.......( more )

Posted On:  25/01/2012 13:05:14

The wind took a little longer to fill in on the second day of racing at the Pattaya City Asian Windsurfing Championships. ......( more )

Posted On:  19/01/2012 09:07:05

The Race Committee delivered a perfect first day at the 2012 Asian Windsurfing Championships by completing the maximum 3 races permitted by the championship rules.......( more )

Posted On:  17/01/2012 13:23:14

The first event of 2012 for the T293 Class took place in Singapore from 12th to 15th January.  The SIM Singapore Open was hosted at the National Service Resort Sea Sports Centre by the Windsurfing Association of Singapore.......( more )

Posted On:  10/01/2012 16:03:08

Brenno Francioli, BRA 70, is the undisputed winner of the Techno 293 fleet with a perfect score of 12! 14 races in all for the championship.......( more )

Posted On:  13/12/2011 15:02:39

The 2012 T293 OD price list will come into effect as of 1 January 2011. ......( more )

Posted On:  01/12/2011 10:49:31

The 26th Calema Midwinters Windsurfing Festival will run from 1st to 4th March 2012, and includes the 2012 Techno 293 North Americans Championships.......( more )

Posted On:  28/11/2011 07:11:36

May 17th - 20th 2012, Workum - Netherlands

The 2012 Dutch Youth Regatta promises to be another great event again. The biggest youth sailing and windsurfing event in Europe, bringing 8 youth classes together on 4 different course areas. More than 900 competitors from all over the world are expected to come to Workum.......( more )

Posted On:  17/11/2011 11:41:53

This past weekend, the St. Francis Yacht Club hosted their most successful Windsurfing Junior Olympics ever!......( more )

Posted On:  29/10/2011 09:36:54

Great racing conditions on the last day of the European Championships in Cagliari, Sardinia, ensured the full programme of scheduled races was completed.......( more )

Posted On:  27/10/2011 08:05:48

Only one race was possible today for some of the divisions at the T293 Europeans in Cagliari, Sardinia. ......( more )

Posted On:  27/10/2011 07:52:38

DAY 6 - Kings and Queens: http://youtu.be/-ZKQB1hqO-o

DAY 5 - The heat is on: http://youtu.be/ZyIdklLibo8 ......( more )

Posted On:  24/10/2011 21:10:36

What a fleet for Techno 293 European Championships! The Registration office had to do extra time on Sunday to welcome tens of late entries. ......( more )

Posted On:  22/10/2011 22:02:58
Posted On:  13/10/2011 20:18:28

Another great year for BIC TECHNO 293 class, biggest windsurfing class in the world. After spectacular world championships in San Francisco everybody will meet once again to fight this time for the European titles. ......( more )

Competitor Questionnaire
Posted On:  11/10/2011 21:46:22

The event organiser and IWA would like your help to make event publicity and reporting more interesting and "media friendly".   Competitors are invited to complete a questionnaire

Equipment Registration Forms - Cagliari
Posted On:  05/10/2011 19:39:21

If you are entered for the forthcoming Europeans in Cagliari you can save time and effort by preparing your Equipment Form now , printing a copy, and bringing it with you to registration.

Posted On:  04/10/2011 09:59:58

Manly Sailing Club, Whangaparaoa, New Zealand will host the 2012 Oceanic Championship from 16th to 19th February.......( more )

Posted On:  04/10/2011 09:12:34

The Techno 293 class returns to Pattaya, Thailand, from 21st to 29th January 2012 for their Asian Championships. ......( more )

Posted On:  04/10/2011 09:11:35

Thailand is not a super windy place. You won't see the amazing freestyle moves of Bonaire or the Gorge, nor will you see hot wave sailing action. ......( more )

T293 Europeans - Reminders
Posted On:  02/10/2011 11:32:11

Just three weeks to go!  Click here if you haven't finalised your travel or accommodation requirements;  those bringing camper vans are asked to notify the organiser in advance;  and those requiring airport transfers should use Form 6 .

Posted On:  02/10/2011 11:15:23

The pricing for the sale of this used equipment will be as follows:......( more )

Posted On:  18/09/2011 13:22:34

Good news just received from Nevin Sayre, T293 North American Representative: "We have several more upcoming events which include T293. So our calendar is looking like this in USA . . ." ......( more )

Posted On:  06/09/2011 08:37:52

Last month a group of seven New Zealand junior windsurfers travelled to San Francisco to compete in the Techno293 World Championships along with Kate Ellingham as coach. ......( more )

Posted On:  17/08/2011 11:00:44

Eight races in the Techno Class were completed in medium to light conditions to determine the U.S. Champion in Techno 293. ......( more )

Posted On:  10/08/2011 21:15:10

A limited amount of charter equipment is being made available by BicSport and here is the timetable.......( more )

Posted On:  03/08/2011 17:30:40

Minutes of the AGM of the International Techno 293 Class Association held on Thursday, 21st  July at the St Francis Yacht Club, have now been published.  A report on the key decisions will follow soon.

Posted On:  30/07/2011 06:06:11

It was a great week in San Francisco.   Perfect sailing conditions, 12 hard races for all fleets.  And even some bonus for the best. Long distance race "around the Rock" - the famous Alcatraz island.......( more )

World Champions Crowned At T293 Worlds
Posted On:  25/07/2011 10:52:58
The fifth and final day capped what was a spectacular 2011 Techno Windsurfing World Championships.

Kieran Martin (GBR 926) started off the regatta on a slow note but from there he only got faster quickly dialing in to what it takes to win in San Francisco. Martin swept the final day with back to back wins vaulting him to a world title.

Saskia Sills (GBR 956) continued the strong British performance at these worlds bookending the Under 17 Boys title with victory in the Under 17 Girls. The action in this division was absolutely thrilling with the world title coming down to the final race.  Read more

Posted On:  24/07/2011 17:36:57
Chathan Yacht Club, US SAILING and the U.S. Windsurfing Association cordially invite you to attend the Techno 293 National Championships & East Coast RS:X Championship, & US Sailing Junior Olympic Festival on August 9-11, 2011. ......( more )
Posted On:  24/07/2011 07:34:27
With sunny skies most of the week it was time for a fog day here in San Francisco. As the sailors rigged up for racing the fog itself was racing towards Alcatraz. The eastern and western courses were again quite different with respect to the wind speed and steadiness. Read more
Posted On:  23/07/2011 11:54:54
The day came in like a lamb and went out like a lion as the San Francisco fog bank upped the game today hurling consistent 20-22knot winds at the fleet of competitors. This is spirited bunch however and they came ready for action taking all San Francisco could throw at them and coming back for more.  Read more
Day 2 Delivers For Techno Worlds San Francisco
Posted On:  22/07/2011 06:41:12
With three races sailed the day prior day two's action was limited to two races. Racing got underway by noon time and with a fresh 18-20 mph sea breeze once again blowing across both courses the two races were quickly wrapped up allowing for the sailors and their families to have the rest of the day to check out San Francisco . . . Read more
Posted On:  21/07/2011 19:57:56
The 2011 Techno World Championships opened up in glorious fashion this Wednesday July 20th. Read more
Posted On:  21/07/2011 19:52:48
Posted On:  20/07/2011 20:23:23
Posted On:  20/07/2011 13:30:22

The 2011 Techno World Championships practice race fired off today in near ideal conditions for racing.......( more )

Posted On:  18/07/2011 21:00:40

The 2011 Techno World Champion hopefuls took to the water this past Sunday July 17th under gorgeous conditions for sailing.......( more )

Posted On:  15/07/2011 15:15:02
American Olympic sailor Farah Hall recently held a clinic for Team USA that criss-crossed the very waters on which the upcoming T293 worlds will be raced on. It just so happened the America's Cup AC45's were out for a spin as well. Check it out!
2011 Baltic Sea Cup
Posted On:  15/07/2011 08:37:20
Notice of Race now published for the Ergo Hestia President's Cup to be held in Sopot, 22-24 July 2011
2011 Baltic Sea Cup
Posted On:  14/07/2011 20:47:13
Notice of Race has been published for the Latvian event to be held 12th to 14th August at Liepaja beach.
Posted On:  14/07/2011 20:38:04
Posted On:  11/07/2011 06:44:12
Posted On:  06/07/2011 14:14:10

Best youth windsurfers windsurfer of the world are coming this summer to San Francisco to fight for the world titles in the biggest windsurfing class today Bic Techno 293. This is preview of the action which starts on 19th July

Posted On:  11/06/2011 14:53:22

BIC Sport, France, have decided to sell the charter gear from the World Championship event to be held in San Francisco.......( more )

Posted On:  03/06/2011 16:38:27

The 2011 Techno 293 World Championship, to be hosted by the prestigious St. Francis Yacht Club in San Francisco, USA, has already attracted an entry of 200 youth racers. ......( more )

Posted On:  02/06/2011 13:11:00

The Kendall Cup is a new regatta series designed to promote the youth windsurfing class (Bic Techno 293) in New Zealand. ......( more )

Posted On:  26/05/2011 07:25:39

The 2011 DoubleTree by Hilton at Berkeley Marina US Windsurfing National Championships has opened for registration!......( more )

Posted On:  23/05/2011 11:56:34

The 2011 Sicily Grand Prix, hosted by the Albaria Club in Mondello attracted a record entry of Techno racers.......( more )

Posted On:  23/05/2011 06:07:19

In the semi final stages it was best of three races with the teams lining up as Italy 1 v Israel 2 and Russia v Israel 1......( more )

Posted On:  20/05/2011 11:31:37

After a very full day of racing at the European Team Racing Championships, the teams were confirmed for the semi finals.......( more )

Posted On:  19/05/2011 15:11:45

The 2011 Techno European Open Team Racing Championships got underway today in Mondello, Sicily. This championship is once again part of the world famous World Festival on the Beach organised by the Albaria Club.......( more )

Posted On:  19/05/2011 11:26:36

The Annual General Meeting of the Techno 293 Class Association will take place during the World Championships hosted in San Francisco, USA.......( more )

Posted On:  08/05/2011 12:14:41

Windsurfing Club Cagliari, organisers of the 2011 Junior Youth & Masters European Championships, have gone live with the event website. ......( more )

Posted On:  07/05/2011 14:23:31

Over 30 countries, representing 5 continents, have signed up for the forthcoming Techno 293 world championship hosted by the St Francis Yacht Club on San Francisco Bay.......( more )

Posted On:  06/04/2011 18:31:01

Bic Sport are in the process of upgrading the User Warnings that they deliver with their products. ......( more )

Posted On:  25/03/2011 09:48:06

San Francisco International Airport (SFO) is the option nearest to St Francis Yacht Club.......( more )

Posted On:  21/03/2011 13:05:50

It's been a while since Windsurfing has signed up a large out of industry sponsor to support its premiere US racing event, the US Windsurfing National championships but times are a changin'.......( more )

Posted On:  17/03/2011 14:17:34

Quantities are limited, but another option for sailors is to purchase new Techno 293 equipment for the World Championships, delivered to the St. Francis YC event site......( more )

Posted On:  14/03/2011 13:21:04

The dates for the forthcoming European Junior, Youth and Masters Championship in Cagliari, Sardinia, have been amended by one day.......( more )

Posted On:  11/03/2011 08:46:00

Competitors, coaches and parents are reminded to check if they are required to apply for a visa for entry to the USA.......( more )

European Youth Sailing Games
Posted On:  09/03/2011 09:54:10

The Notice of Race for the European Youth Sailing Games, being held at Fraglia Vela Riva, on Lake Garda Italy, from 13th to 18th August, has now been published and entries are open until 15th April. More information at http://www.eurosaf.org/1641

Posted On:  05/03/2011 10:35:43

This is a reminder to all national class associations (NCA's) that the closing date for charter applications is fast approaching. Individuals wishing to apply have a little more time, but are advised to apply now......( more )

Posted On:  28/02/2011 09:46:51

The 26th edition of World Festival on the Beach will take place in Mondello, Palermo, Sicily from the 16th to 22nd May 2011. ......( more )

Posted On:  20/02/2011 13:45:03

The Techno 293 North American Championships were completed today in beautiful Cozumel, Mexico with excellent conditions and high drama. ......( more )

Posted On:  02/02/2011 11:06:30

The first ever European Youth Sailing Games has been awarded by EUROSAF to the Fraglia Vela Riva del Garda, Italy, and will take place from 13th-18th August 2011 (note date change)......( more )

Posted On:  01/02/2011 18:45:20

The organising committee are pulling out all the stops to assist coaches, team leaders and parents with their planning towards the Techno worlds.......( more )

Posted On:  28/01/2011 19:53:38

Cagliari, capital of the island of Sardinia, will be the venue for the Junior Youth and Masters European Championships taking place from 24th to 29th October.......( more )

Posted On:  18/01/2011 16:11:03
What should have been a comfortable lead for Phusiri Sirichai after race 7 has been completely overturned by Hong Kong's Lee Chun Ting......( more )
Posted On:  17/01/2011 11:16:25

Bautista Saubidet (ARG 401), last year's under 17 champion, is once again victorious at this year's South American Championships at Peru Beach, Argentina.......( more )

Posted On:  15/01/2011 11:31:04

At the end of day three, Krongkaew Sakufeang from Thailand has stamped her authority over the girls fleet ......( more )

Posted On:  15/01/2011 08:02:40
The SIM 30th Singapore Open Asian Windsurfing Championships got off to a great start with North Easterly winds between 10 to 15 knots. ......( more )
Posted On:  15/01/2011 08:00:19

The skippers meeting at Peru Beach took place under an overcast sky, it was hot and humid and there was no wind at all! ......( more )

Posted On:  06/01/2011 18:01:50

Some news regarding North American Windsurfing Championships in Cozumel Island.......( more )

Posted On:  05/01/2011 09:19:36

The famous Golden Gate bridge will form a spectacular backdrop to the 2011 Junior, Youth & Masters Windsurfing World Championships. Physically beautiful and naturally demanding,......( more )

Posted On:  31/12/2010 14:49:54

Light easterly winds for the final day of the Oceanic Championships meant only one race before the final presentation.  ......( more )

Posted On:  30/12/2010 13:33:43

Back in the autumn of 2009 Norsk Brettseilerklubb (NBK) decided to take the initiative to build a more coordinated environment across sailing classes, associations and youth groups and promote windsurfing . . .

Posted On:  22/12/2010 08:02:31

As the class expands and grows, so does the need for more qualified officials to assist and support the growing numbers of class events. ......( more )

Posted On:  13/12/2010 17:17:10

50 windsurfers with ages between 11 and 45 participated in the event in all the different classes like RS:X, Formula Experience and Bic Techno 293.......( more )

Posted On:  13/12/2010 16:28:35

There is only a few weeks to go until the 2011 Windsurfing Oceanic Championships begins and the weather has finally swung to warm conditions.  ......( more )

Posted On:  13/12/2010 10:47:46

The 2nd Asian Beach Games - an event for 14 "beach" sports - took place at the brand new venue at Muscat, Oman, at the beginning of December.  ......( more )

Posted On:  25/11/2010 12:07:37
28 techno sailors joined the "all Japan Championshp" - the Baien Cup 2010 - which took place at Coast Kunisaki, Oita City, Shioya Akimachi on 6-7 November.  ......( more )
Posted On:  17/11/2010 11:09:34
The 2011 Techno293 South American Championship will take place at Peru Beach Club, Buenos Aries, Argentina, from 10th to 15th January.......( more )
Posted On:  04/11/2010 12:27:36
The Techno 293 North American Championships will take place from 17-20 February 2011 at the North Hotel Zone, Cozumel, Quintana Roo, Mexico - "Heaven on earth" ......( more )
Posted On:  04/11/2010 08:48:51
The 2011 T293 OD price list will come into effect as of 1 January 2011.......( more )
Posted On:  02/11/2010 21:26:42
The 3rd edition of the Buzios International Regatta (BIR) will be hosted by Buzios Vela Clube in Armacao de Buzios, RJ, Brasil.......( more )
Posted On:  01/11/2010 10:07:06
The 2011 Asian Championships for Techno 293 will be hosted by Windsurfing Association Singapore at the 30th SIM Singapore Open Windsurfing Championships.......( more )
Techno 293 Australia
Posted On:  18/10/2010 09:13:17
Here's the latest on what's going on with Techno for the season. There are many events on the calendar as the class starts to gain momentum here in Australia and New Zealand. Check out the finalised 2010/11 calendar here
2011 Oceanic Windsurfing Championship
Posted On:  16/10/2010 17:48:04
The 2011 Oceanic Windsurfing Championship is being held on Lake Illawarra, Wollongong, NSW with the event control centre based at The Illawarra Yacht Club. This event brings together three of the main windsurfing classes . . . (more)
Posted On:  11/10/2010 21:01:23
Since its establishment in 1983, the Hong Kong Open has evolved into one of the major Asian tournaments of the Windsurfing calendar. ......( more )
Posted On:  30/09/2010 09:34:49
About 240 sailors from 14 autonomous regions gathered to race in 4 sailing classes in the Bay of Palma, Mallorca, under the organization of the Club Nautic S'Arenal and sponsored by Pabisa Beach Club.  ......( more )
Posted On:  29/09/2010 19:28:48
ISAF and Rolex have announced the Nominees for the ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards 2010.  Congratulations to the three windsurfers nominated: Siripon Kaewduang-Ngam (THA), Blanca Manchon (ESP), Antoine Albeau (FRA). 
2011 Calendar update
Posted On:  22/09/2010 11:56:00
The 2011 championship calendar is now published - with the dates confirmed for all continental championships, except the African event which is expected to be announced soon. Notices of Race are being drawn up and will be published as quickly as possible. National Associations are invited to submit events for inclusion in the T293 calendar. Please send full details including date, venue, notice of race (as soon as available), contact details and website details to - t293@internationalwindsurfing.com
T293 Worlds Martigues - Photos available
Posted On:  01/09/2010 16:52:28
Windthings Photo Gallery - high res pics are available - e-mail Patrick De Bryne giving album/photo number, description/sail number
Posted On:  26/08/2010 07:50:25
The Youth Olympic Games have been widely acclaimed as an outstanding success and Singapore have been wonderful hosts.......( more )
Posted On:  25/08/2010 10:16:28
Only one race today - but a very important one. This is a medal race with a difference -all the competitors race; but the race result cannot be discarded!......( more )
Posted On:  24/08/2010 10:10:11
A further two races were completed on the sixth day of racing in Singapore. The boys were again the first to start in light, and shifty, winds averaging 6 knots, it was going to be a hard day's racing today! ......( more )
Posted On:  23/08/2010 10:32:20
Two more races were completed on the fifth day of racing in Singapore. No racing on day 4 (Saturday) and a lay-day yesterday meant the competitors would have been straining at the leash to get on the water today! ......( more )
Posted On:  22/08/2010 14:17:07
The IOC President, Jacques Rogge came to watch the racing at the Youth Olympic Games in Singapore on Friday. Although the weather was overcast for most of the day, the racing was intense and as usual followed every inch by the now infamous Singapore twitters.......( more )
Posted On:  22/08/2010 14:03:45
The 2010 edition of the Hong Kong Open Windsurfing Championship will be held from 21 - 27 September 2010.......( more )
Posted On:  20/08/2010 11:40:17
Two more races were completed on the third day of racing in Singapore. The boys were the first to start, and once again 2 laps of a windward /leeward course, in variable and shifty winds. ......( more )
Posted On:  19/08/2010 09:12:52
The minutes of the AGM held in Martigues, France, at the end of July, are now published.

The meeting elected a new committee, which included a new member - Gustavo Almenara from Mendoza, Argentina; and the committee immediately co-opted a member to represent Asia - Winfield Zee from Hong Kong.......( more )

Posted On:  18/08/2010 12:48:23
Two more races were completed on the second day of racing in Singapore. Today the girls were the first to start, and as yesterday, 2 laps of a windward /leeward course, in light shifty winds faced the young racers. ......( more )
Posted On:  17/08/2010 12:07:22
Racing got underway today in Singapore, with 2 races for both boys and girls. Light winds were the order of the day, 7>9 knots; and 2 laps of a windward/leeward course.......( more )
Posted On:  14/08/2010 20:32:25
Tonight the YOG was officially opened, with a spectacular Opening Ceremony in Singapore.......( more )
Posted On:  14/08/2010 20:18:28
Two youth windsurfers Margot Samson (Belleair, Fla.) and Ian Stokes (Norfolk, Va.) have qualified to represent the United States at the inaugural 2010 Youth Olympic Games in Singapore, ......( more )
Posted On:  13/08/2010 09:36:44
Sopot is one Poland's most popular windsurfing regatta spots. This year for the 9th time windsurfers from around Europe came to compete during Ergo Hestia President's Cup.......( more )
Posted On:  10/08/2010 12:34:22
The Techno 293 U.S. National Championship crowned new champions after three days, Aug 3-5, of ideal conditions at Vineyard Haven Yacht Club. Thirty-four competitors travelled from as far as Mexico, USVI, Canada, California, and Florida to compete in Under 19, U17, U15, and U13 age groups. ......( more )
Posted On:  02/08/2010 13:28:44
Two races were completed on the final day at the Martigues 2010 World Championships- one in the morning, and one in the afternoon. ......( more )
Championships in Martigues is over
Posted On:  31/07/2010 21:09:30
Watch Patrik's last video "Past, Present and Future"
Posted On:  30/07/2010 21:13:03
At the end of racing on day 3 the boys fleets were split into Gold and Silver for the last two racing days.  Regrettably it was only possible to complete 1 race today - for the under 17 boys Gold fleet - as the strong mistral wind returned.   ......( more )
Posted On:  30/07/2010 07:22:55
The Race Committee managed to complete three races for all fleets today despite the late start to proceedings.  French competitors Maxime Labat and Gael Cousin are on good form leading the blue and yellow U17 boys' groups.  In the girls' U17, race wins have been shared out with five different winners in the five races but Israel's Naomi Cohen is at the top of the leaderboard.......( more )
Posted On:  28/07/2010 14:48:52
The second day of racing promised a big improvement on the day before when it was impossible to race - too much wind!......( more )
Posted On:  28/07/2010 12:33:37
Another great film by Patrik!  Usually we wait for the wind but today . . . 35 knots gusting to 55!  It's more than a championship for these kids, it's an adventure - time to relax, meet new friends and enjoy beautiful Martigues.  And, while they stay safe on the beach, watch who obeys his animal instincts and takes to the water with his shortboard - even with a broken finger!
Posted On:  28/07/2010 04:50:58
Posted On:  28/07/2010 04:11:50
364 competitors from 26 countries, 4 continents, have registered for the Techno 293 World Championships in Martigues, smashing the 2009 record entry.  With the Raceboard Youth and Masters running concurrently bringing the total number of competitors at CVM Martigues up to 435, this is the biggest championship event in windsurfing for 20 years!......( more )
Brits arrive in Martigues!
Posted On:  26/07/2010 12:23:38
First impressions of the British sailors competing in Martigues.
Techno Worlds 2010 Podcast 1
Posted On:  15/07/2010 16:23:03
The 2010 Annual General Meeting will take place at the Worlds venue in Martigues, France. The committee want all member national class associations to participate.

If your association cannot appoint a delegate to attend, it is still possible to participate by returning the Voting Paper. This year we have added a section for comments - the committee want to hear from members about current and future developments.

Posted On:  14/07/2010 15:14:03
The Bic Techno 293 fleet has seen something of a renaissance. As traditional yacht clubs have looked to untraditional sources for cultivating future membership windsurfing has become a focal point for their attention and the Bic Techno 293 is the tool of choice.
Posted On:  13/07/2010 11:52:27
Young windsurfing stars, Kieran Martin and Jade Rogers, have today been named as part of Team GB's 40 strong squad of young athletes set to compete at the first ever Youth Olympic Games, to be held in Singapore next month (August 14-26).......( more )
Posted On:  24/06/2010 20:10:31
ISAF has published the Notice of Race for the Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games. The sailing competition in Singapore will feature 100 young sailors, aged 15-16, competing across four events. The inaugural Youth Olympic Games will be held in Singapore from 14-26 August.  Qualified Nations
Posted On:  23/06/2010 14:13:15
The Notice of Race for the 2010 edition of the Hong Kong Open Windsurfing Championship is now published.  ......( more )
Posted On:  19/06/2010 18:53:28
Light winds on the last day of the Baltic Sea Cup in Liepaja, limited the competitors to just one race to complete the series.......( more )
Posted On:  19/06/2010 13:41:27
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 June 23rd, ......( more )
Posted On:  18/06/2010 21:20:19
A long day for the junior racers sharing their space with the old guys in Raceboard Class, whose World Championship is also running in Liepaja, Latvia!......( more )
Baltic Sea Cup - day 2
Posted On:  18/06/2010 17:42:55
Light winds today limited the young techno fleet to two races. Yesterday's winners were again dominant - with both Ronalds Kaups (LAT 194) and Monicka Kraszewska (POL 120) winning both races in their respective under 17 divisions. Competition is a lot closer at the top of the under 15 division, where consistency clearly paid off and Artur Kaikull (EST 134) tops the ranking.

Results

Posted On:  17/06/2010 07:09:13
Round 1 of the 2010 Baltic Sea Cup started today in Liepaja, where the Windsurfing Club Rietumkrasts , in co-operation with the Latvian Windsurfing Association, is hosting the Raceboard World Championships.......( more )
Posted On:  31/05/2010 13:33:24
Notice is hereby given of the Annual General Meeting of the International Techno 293 Class Association, to be held on Thursday 29 July 2010 at Cercle de Voile de Martigues, France. The detailed location of the meeting room will be published on the event official notice board.  The meeting will be scheduled to start at 19.30.
Youth Windsurfing Gets a Reboot
Posted On:  25/05/2010 10:18:36
Not since 1992 has a windsurfer representing the United States won an Olympic medal, when Mike Gebhardt won the silver medal in Barcelona, Spain. In 1984, the inaugural year for Men's Olympic Windsurfing, Scott Steele won a silver medal in Los Angeles, and Gebhardt won the bronze medal in Seoul, South Korea in 1988. Women's Windsurfing became an Olympic sport in 1992, and to date no American woman has won an Olympic Windsurfing medal. 

Read more of this interview with Nevin Sayre on WindCheck . . .

Posted On:  24/05/2010 13:37:48
Two further races were completed on the final day of the 2010 Sicily Grand Prix. Although 3 races were scheduled there was not sufficient wind mid afternoon to call out the racers for the third race. This meant any mistakes over the past 2 days would be costly as there were no discards allowed.......( more )
Posted On:  22/05/2010 06:51:20
A tense day on the water at the European Team Racing Championships. The day began by the race committee completing one further race for all teams in order to finish the second round robin and move onto the semi final stage of the competition. ......( more )
Posted On:  21/05/2010 06:52:14
Despite a very full day of racing at the European Team Racing Championships, one further race for all teams must be completed before moving into the semi final stages of the competition. The top four teams in each class proceed to the next stage.......( more )
Posted On:  20/05/2010 11:09:53
The inaugural Techno European Team Racing Championships got underway today in Mondello, Sicily. The championship is part of the world famous World Festival on the Beach Festival, now in its 25th edition!......( more )
Posted On:  13/05/2010 13:51:59
Celebrations marking 99 days to go until the inaugural Youth Olympic Games were held across the host city of Singapore today, with the Singapore Organising Committee (SYOGOC) enthusiastically proclaiming: "We are ready!"......( more )
Posted On:  10/05/2010 12:10:54
In late June 2009 we published "T293 OD Equipment Care & Maintenance Guidelines" to ensure that all T293 OD users know how to appropriately care for and maintain their equipment.

Now we have two new videos that show: How to correctly tune the T293 One Design board? and How to correctly rig & tune the One Design rigs?......( more )

Posted On:  29/04/2010 14:32:27
The kick-off for the brand new 2010 North Sea Cup series, started at the Brouwersdam in Holland. 86 competitors from France, Great Brittain, Belgium and the Netherlands entered the event.......( more )
Posted On:  22/04/2010 20:27:26
The qualification events for the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) were completed for the Windsurfer Boy and Girl with the World Qualifier in Civitavecchia, Italy. The ISAF have published a summary ......( more )
Posted On:  12/04/2010 13:43:27
Notice of Race has just been published for the 2010 Techno 293 World Championships with Youth & Masters Worlds in Martiques, France 24-31 July.
Posted On:  10/04/2010 18:46:42
The last day at Civitavecchia and the final chance to claim a place in the Youth Olympic Games in Singapore.  Countries who have qualified at this regatta:

Boys : ESP, ITA, NED
Girls: ITA, BLR, HKG......( more )

Posted On:  10/04/2010 16:59:28
Day 5 and the final chance to claim a place in the Youth Olympic Games in Singapore.  An earlier start was scheduled to maximise the opportunity of racing but light winds meant a long wait on the beach! Tension mounted, and the deadline for the last possible start of 15.00 approached.......( more )
Posted On:  09/04/2010 18:35:53
Once again the wind did not last long enough for more than one race.  The result produced no change at the top the girls fleet, with Veronica Fanciulli (ITA 82) holding on to top spot despite posting her worst race score of the series to date.......( more )
Posted On:  08/04/2010 20:03:26
Great Britain's Kieran Martin jumps for joy as he now sits at the top of the boys' leaderboard, one point ahead of Tuesday's leader Israeli Mayan Rafic.  Chun Leung Cheng from Hong Kong has dropped to third.......( more )
Posted On:  07/04/2010 18:20:56
Day 2 of the Civitavecchia Spring Trophy brought different sailing conditions and changes in the leaderboard at the close of racing. With 13-15 knots over the course area throughout the day, it was possible to start on time and to complete a full schedule of 3 races for both boys and girls.......( more )
Posted On:  06/04/2010 16:43:11
Results are in after two races.  Russian Artem Murashev and Mayan Rafic from Israel have a first and second each while Italian Daniele Benedetti sits in third with two fourth places in the boys' fleet.  Israeli Naomi Cohen heads the girls' leaderboard with two bullets, Audrey Yong Pei Lin from Singapore took two second place results.

Lots of smiling faces in the photo gallery!

Civitavecchia Spring Trophy
Posted On:  05/04/2010 09:53:18
Registration is under way today - over 70 competitors from 18 countries will compete in this Spring Trophy - the final qualification regatta for the Youth Olympic Games.

First pictures available on the Event website . . .  stay tuned for news as it happens!

Posted On:  04/04/2010 15:45:58
The Notice of Race for the 2010 Bic T293 / RS:X Youth "Young Europeans Sailing" (YES) Event has been published here.  The event will be the International German Youth Championship.

Posted On:  27/03/2010 12:33:51
International President's Cup Istanbul Races - 12-16 August 2010 - open to Techno 293 along with other sailing classes.  There will be free accomodation within the club campus and free charter boats. ......( more )
2010 Techno 293 QLD Championships 17-18 April
Posted On:  26/03/2010 22:50:01
The Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron will be hosting the 2010 QLD State T293 Championships next month.  All are welcome and encouraged to take part.  A good chance to get some pre-winter, high level racing in before winter!  Click here to download a copy of the NOR.
Posted On:  13/03/2010 10:28:42
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has announced the winner of the Youth Olympic Games Medal Design Competition as Setsuko Fukuzawa, from Montreal, Canada, with her design entitled "Yes, Youth Can".
Posted On:  12/03/2010 18:47:56
The inaugural Techno 293 Team Racing Championships will take place in Mondello, Sicily, from 19th to 23rd May 2010.  ......( more )
Posted On:  08/03/2010 11:09:22
Two races on the final day of the North American Championship hosted by Calema Windsurfing as part of the 25th Calema Midwinters.......( more )
Posted On:  07/03/2010 10:14:42
The Techno 293 North American Championships had three more races today, Day 2, in excellent 6-15 knot conditions.......( more )
Posted On:  06/03/2010 14:03:32
After the first three races of the Techno 293 North American Junior Windsurfing Championships, there is a tight race to see which countries will qualify for the IOC Youth Olympics this summer in Singapore. ......( more )
Posted On:  02/03/2010 17:25:59
Friday 5th March begins the 2010 North American Championships as part of the 25th Calema Midwinters windsurfing festival. Over 20 competitors from 5 countries have registered to date, with late entries expected to boost the fleet to 30.......( more )
Baltic Sea Cup - Liepaja
Posted On:  02/03/2010 10:11:14
Notice of Race has now been published for the first of the 2010 Baltic Sea Cup events to be held from Wednesday 16th June to Saturday 19th June 2010 at the Liepaja beach, Latvia.
Posted On:  18/02/2010 12:23:49
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has elected Nanjing, People's Republic of China, as the host city of the 2nd Summer Youth Olympic Games in 2014 during the 122nd IOC Session in Vancouver, Canada.  ......( more )
Posted On:  18/02/2010 12:05:51
Lega Navale Italiana Civitavecchia (LNC) are hosting the World Qualifier for the Youth Olympic Games. The event will be held over Easter - from 5th to 10th April.......( more )
Women in Windsurfing campaign
Posted On:  14/02/2010 23:00:25
IWA has now put in place a Women's section on the IWA website.  Help us to make this section grow by sending us your articles, photos and info to contribute to this area - e-mail - "To encourage, support and motivate women in windsurfing, improve their status and boost the participation of women (competing) in windsurfing worldwide."
2010 Baltic Sea Cup events
Posted On:  08/02/2010 09:45:05
2010 event dates confirmed as:

16-19 June - Liepaja, Latvia
5-7 August - Sopot, Poland
24-26 September - Tallinn, Estonia

Posted On:  06/02/2010 20:12:29
There is one more week to apply for charter equipment, supplied by Bic Sport, for use in the forthcoming North American Championships, part of the 25th Calema Midwinters festival, Merritt Island, Florida, USA.......( more )
Posted On:  01/02/2010 16:29:25
The Techno 293 World Qualifier for the 2010 Youth Olympics will be hosted by Lega Navale Civitavecchia, Rome, Italy. ......( more )
Posted On:  31/01/2010 20:14:31
The weather was the only winner on the final day of racing at the 2010 South American Championships.  No rain today, instead hot and humid, but, unfortunately, no wind.  The overnight results stand with Bautista Saubidet Birkner (ARG 401) and Valentina Serigos (ARG 421) declared Under 17 South American Champions.......( more )
Posted On:  31/01/2010 10:52:40
A frustrating day for all - the race committee and the competitors!......( more )
Posted On:  29/01/2010 17:38:45
It rained throughout the third day of racing, as was forecast, and only 2 races were possible in the light winds that never exceeded 7knots. ......( more )
Posted On:  29/01/2010 10:06:16
Despite the promising forecast the start of racing was delayed due to lack of wind; however 2 of the planned 3, back to back, races were completed ......( more )
Posted On:  28/01/2010 20:20:34
Racing began on schedule at day one of the 2010 South American Championships; however light to marginal winds limited the race officer to starting two races.  A good result for Argentina who lead the under 17 boys and girls divisions. ......( more )
Posted On:  27/01/2010 11:11:40
Registration was completed today for the inaugural South American Championships, hosted in Sao Paulo, Brasil, by the Sao Paulo State Sailing Federation.  ......( more )
Posted On:  23/01/2010 17:21:45
Michael Cheng Chun Meung (HKG 16) and Siripon Kawduang Ngam (THA 57) emerged as 2010 Asian Champions after a further two races on day 6 of the Championships.  ......( more )
25th International A.S.A Windsurfing Championship
Posted On:  23/01/2010 16:39:44
The 25th ASA championship, in memory of Ofer Botzer, will take place 7-10 March in Eilat, Israel. "I wish and hope you will all come to take part in this great event in the beautiful city of Eilat on the Red Sea" - Aaron Botzer. See Notice of Race
Posted On:  21/01/2010 12:09:36
A further 2 races were completed today in light winds. A strong current throughout race 7 made for a longer race than usual, and as a consequence the competitors were given a rest on the beach before returning to the starting area for race 8.......( more )
Posted On:  19/01/2010 16:56:12
Another three races for the boys and two more for the girls in light, increasing to medium, wind conditions. ......( more )
Posted On:  18/01/2010 12:34:56
Three races for the boys and two more for the girls in medium, increasing to strong, wind conditions. In the first race of the boys' championship Chen Mubin (CHN 23) took the win, but he could not maintain that position as the winds increased to 20 plus knots in race two. ......( more )
Posted On:  18/01/2010 11:46:49
Posted On:  17/01/2010 13:15:50
Racing got underway today as scheduled, with two races for the Under 17 girls. With winds averaging 14 to 17 knots, and maxing at 20 knots, it was the perfect start for this fleet. ......( more )
Posted On:  17/01/2010 12:13:44
30 competitors from 6 nations completed registration for the 2010 Asian Championship and Asian continental qualifier for the 2010 Youth Olympics. ......( more )
Posted On:  15/01/2010 20:24:58
The first day of the inaugural, 2010, Asian Techno Championship began with the opening of the registration office and final preparations for the week long event in Pattaya, Thailand that will finish on 23rd January.......( more )
Posted On:  13/01/2010 10:40:19
Join us in Merritt Island - March 5-7, 2010.  The 25th Calema Midwinters will incorporate the TECHNO 293 North American Championships and is a Qualifier for the 2010 Youth Olympic Games in Singapore.......( more )
Posted On:  08/01/2010 23:11:24
Final Day. Light winds have again postponed racing at the 2010 OAMPS Insurance Brokers Australian Youth Championship.

As Adelaide swelters under 40 degree heat the sailors were kept on shore all morning as race management waited for the breeze to fill in. ......( more )

Posted On:  04/01/2010 10:36:47
Two races for all divisions on the final day of racing at the 2010 European Championships.  It was also the day that the first qualification places for the Singapore Youth Olympics were decided.......( more )
Posted On:  03/01/2010 10:04:33
A nice sunny day greeted the competitors arriving at the event site for day 5 of the European Championship. Unfortunately it was also light winds, but at least the waves and swell had also disappeared. Eventually the wind was enough to call out the under 15 fleet and the under 17 girls. ......( more )
Posted On:  02/01/2010 08:56:57
After the disappointment of no racing on day 3 it was a relief to be greeted by more sun, but less wind and waves, on day 4 of the European Championship!  Originally scheduled as a "reserve day", full use was taken of a promising forecast to validate the championship for all techno fleets. ......( more )
Posted On:  30/12/2009 22:16:40
Day two of the championship produced wind and waves in abundance, but today the sail out of the harbour channel to the course area was "manageable" for most of the fleet.  The Under 17 girls had a long wait before getting their championship started - but at 15.00 their chance came.  Two races back to back and a tie break for first place separated Hanna Idziak (POL 416) from Lea Mattei (FRA 161). ......( more )
Results from Cadiz
Posted On:  30/12/2009 20:19:12
For the latest race results, go to  http://www.windsurfingresults.com/
Posted On:  30/12/2009 13:46:55
Dear Techno Sailors, We have the Australian Youth Championship, Incorporating the 2010 Youth Olympic Games Oceania Qualification Event taking place January 6-10th. There are a good number of Techno sailors registered for the event, a big increase from previous years which is great to see.......( more )
Posted On:  29/12/2009 19:35:39
Challenging conditions faced the young racers in the first day of racing at the 2010 European Championship.

189 competitors, a record entry for a Europeans, registered in what is also the first qualification regatta for the 2010 Youth Olympics.......( more )

Posted On:  15/12/2009 22:21:27
The Youth Olympic Games qualification schedule for the boards gets underway in less than two weeks in El Puerto de Santa Maria, Cadiz.

Organised by the Federacion Andaluza de Vela, this European Qualification regatta has attracted a record entry of 150 junior racers representing 17 European nations.......( more )

Posted On:  25/11/2009 18:44:54
Techno 293 activity continues to grow in North America.  Nevin Sayre, NA representative on the class committee, has forward a comprehensive list of events that will take place in USA during 2010.  ......( more )
Posted On:  23/11/2009 22:47:18
Reach-4-The-Top are now accepting bookings for the first Techno 293 Training Camp starting Dec 23rd in Cadiz, Spain.  Jacob Holst [DEN] will be leading an international squad through a 4 day pre regatta warm up and assessment followed by a dedicated support during the 2010 Techno 293 European Championships. No more than 6 athletes, male or fermale may take part so space is limited.......( more )
Posted On:  21/11/2009 12:02:24
Discount - competitors are reminded that the closing date for the discounted entry fee is December 1st.  Entries will be accepted after that date, and right up to registration day but at full rate.......( more )
Posted On:  20/11/2009 11:56:26
Following discussions with all the ISAF windsurfing classes, it is our pleasure to announce that the Reach-4-The-Top Training Program initiative launched by the RS:X Class at the beginning of this year has evolved.......( more )
Posted On:  18/11/2009 23:50:50
A NSW Junior Race Series that starts this weekend thanks to the support of the NSW Windsurfing Association http://www.windsurfingnsw.com/ and participating sailing clubs.......( more )
Posted On:  17/11/2009 23:10:07
An annual event, the 29th SIM-Singapore Open Windsurfing Championship is the biggest event on the Singapore windsurfing calendar which sees top local windsurfers being pitted against the best in the region. ......( more )
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