The Techno 293 One Design Class is the definitive windsurfing racing class for youth and juniors under the age of 17. In recent years it has become the biggest windsurfing class worldwide. The aim of the class is to make windsurfing and racing accessible and fun but also to help develop the sailors skills and abilities for competing on national and international level.
Here in the UK Techno racing sits somewhere between T15 club training and events and either RS:X youth selection or other classes such as race board, formula and slalom racing. The class is aligned with the RYA Olympic pathway and supports the natural progression for sailors wanting to move on to the Youth and Transition squads in the RS:X Olympic windsurfing class. For further information please have a look at the RYA pathway.
Description directly from the manufacturer at http://www.bicsportwindsurf.com :
What helped the Techno 293 OD become such a successful Class Racing board was its general performance and easy control. With a high volume and moderate outline, the Techno 293 OD provides a stable platform for learning to windsurf. A daggerboard provides directional stability and makes sailing upwind a breeze. In light winds, the near 3 m length helps the board really glide through the water, making windsurfing an exciting option in sub-planing conditions. Once the wind gets up, the concave hull helps boost the board onto the plane making for great funboard sailing. Its lightweight and solid construction ensure that the performance and durability remain even after intensive use. Competition aside, the Techno 293 OD is ideal for learning and leisure funboarding. This versatility enables clubs to reduce their overheads and equipment costs by having just one board model from learning right through to racing. With high quality fittings it really is a reliable, high performance board, comfortable in all water conditions.