As a consequence of the decision for iQFOiL as new Olympic equipment the German Sailing Federation (Deutscher Segler-Verband – DSV) and the national class associations Deutsche Windsurfing Vereinigung (DWSV) and German Windsurfing Association (GWA) have selected TECHNO Wind Foil as official Youth U17 foiling equipment. This will ensure a clear pathway from the entry into the competition windsurfing on the Techno293 up to the elite future Olympic candidates. Over the last weeks a test tour was run to present the new equipment to clubs, trainers, parents and of course the young athletes. [more]

At the TECHNO Wind Foil test tour events the new structure for Olympic windsurfing of the German Sailing Federation was presented and explained. The participants had the chance to check out the new boards and foils and could even try them out on the water. Some of the kids were really thrilled as they got their first foiling experience at these events. Clubs, trainers and parents realized that the TECHNO Wind Foil offered the equipment to take the existing windsurfing and even sailing youth development programs into the foiling future. The possibility to use the existing One Design rigs from the Techno 293 limits the necessary investments to the board and the foil system. Additionally it is easy for clubs to use the same rigs for both groups T293 and TECHNO Wind Foil. So the integration into the existing programs is super easy.

The decision for the TECHNO Wind Foil one design equipment ensures also a level playing field for all competitors. Without the need for continuous investments to keep up in the arms race for the best equipment TECHNO Wind Foil will allow to focus on sport, training and social activities. This will help to keep the kids in the sport or even attract new participants. The ACE-TEC construction of the TECHNO Wind Foil offers an unbeatable price-performance-durability ratio which helps to keep costs even lower. And the impressive durability is proven by thousands of Techno 293 boards that withstand several years of intensive use in countless clubs and watersport stations worldwide

TECHNO Wind Foil will be the unique foiling equipment for the Youth U17 age group in Germany. By concentrating all efforts on a single one design platform the German Sailing Federation hopes to keep as many kids from Techno 293 in the game and to ensure an easy entry from other windsurfing and sailing classes. An attractive regatta program will be offered to the young athletes as TECHNO Wind Foil will be included in the German Windsurf Cup. Additional regattas will be offered by various clubs which start their TECHNO Wind Foil programs now.

The German Sailing Federation plans to continue its test tour program to inform clubs and to promote foil windsurfing in the coming year.