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.
Most of those nations have taken up the offer of charter equipment that is being provided by Bic Sport - the company have committed to supplying a record number of boards and rigs for this event - 150 sets are being despatched from their HQ in Vannes, France.
There are a limited number of sets still available for individuals to book - but the absolute deadline for confirming a reservation is May 20th.
To make a booking contact - firstname.lastname@example.org
Racing will take place in front of Crissy Field - a national park adjacent to the host club - with the iconic Golden Gate Bridge as a backdrop. Launching is from a safe beach; prevailing winds are sideshore from the west; and good wind statistics.
Bring it on !