In May 2007, the Techno became an ISAF International Class for young sailors. Since then it has experienced rapid expansion worldwide with new countries and sailing federations – including Yachting Australia – choosing the Techno 293 OD to assist in the development of their youth windsurfing and sailing programs.
The Techno 293 Class is devoted to fostering the development of windsurf racing for competitors under the age of 17 years old around the world through the promotion of an inexpensive racing format.
The T293 Class underpins the International Windsurfing Association (IWA) Racing Structure – supporting the senior and youth programmes of both the International Formula and International Raceboard classes.
Similarly the T293 Class forms part of the “Olympic Pathway”, recognised by ISAF as the feeder class to RS:X at Olympic and Youth level.
The International Funboard Class (IFCA) supported the establishment of this “junior” class to support its development programme for slalom and speed disciplines.