The famous Golden Gate bridge will form a spectacular backdrop to the 2011 Junior, Youth & Masters Windsurfing World Championships. Physically beautiful and naturally demanding, the Bay provides the racer with the ultimate in wind and weather conditions for truly competitive and exciting sailing. No wonder the Americas Cup will be hosted on the Bay in 2013!
The St Francis Yacht Club is well known for its ability to run major international events. The club routinely host class world championships in addition to national and continental windsurfing championships. In the 80's and 90's StFYC regularly hosted PWA World Cup events that brought world champions Robby Naish, Nevin Sayre, Bjorn Dunkerbeck, and others, to the Bay. Now the club welcomes the Techno 293 class, breeding ground of future champions, to its shores. The Raceboard Masters fleet will no doubt include many past champions renewing old acquaintances with these famous waters!
The racing area will be located in front of the club, the City Front Racing Area, and whilst the bay is renowned for breezy conditions the club has the ability to run sheltered light wind races when needed. St. Francis Yacht Club's Race Office has two full time staff to coordinate the event, as well as a full-time Race Manager to lead the race committee team out on the water. The St. Francis Race Committee is notably one of the best Race Committee teams in the country.
The facilities at the club are extensive with ample rooms to accommodate large social events, as well as smaller group meeting rooms if applicable. For all large events, the Club sets up space for jury/protest rooms, a media center, as well as a dedicated room for the competitors and their families to relax before and after the day's racing.
Board and sail storage will be in a tented area on Crissy Field. The racing area will be right off the beach where the boards will be launched from.
In keeping with the tradition and expectations of the Classes and the St. Francis Yacht Club, there will be two dinner evenings, as well an opening ceremony and trophy ceremony. In addition the Club will organize informal receptions during the other nights.
For further information check the Notice of Race
or visit the club website - http://www.stfyc.com/
For details of Techno 293 charter equipment - application and allocations - check this document