The Italian Techno Wind Foil 130 clinic

Encouraging the youth, spreading the passion for windfoil and developing the sport - these were the goals of the latest TWF130 windfoil clinic held in Italy.

The Techno Wind Foil 130 seminar and regatta successfully took place this weekend, attracting a group of 30 enthusiastic young participants, including both beginners and those with prior experience in foil windsurfing. The seminar featured a team of skilled coaches, namely Andrea Melis, Roberto Pierani, and the local expert Luca Pirina.

 Divided into two groups, the young participants received personalized guidance and support from these professionals. Under the expert supervision of Ezio Ferin, who showcased his expertise in maneuvering the wind foil, the participants were taught the intricacies of jibing while in flight. The presence of experienced individuals like Ezio Ferin provided valuable insights and inspiration to the budding windsurfers. 

The weekend agenda included a national regatta where the more experienced participants put their skills to the test and competed against one another. Meanwhile, the novice participants continued their journey of mastering the art of flying on the wind foil. This division ensures that everyone can progress at their own pace and be appropriately challenged.

The seminar and regatta have brought immense joy and smiles to all the young participants. With the guidance and support of the four coaches, the children had the opportunity to experience the exhilaration of flying on the wind foil. It was a weekend filled with both great emotions and valuable lessons, fostering a passion for wind foiling among the participants.



The Techno 130 Windfoil board was shaped by Jean-Marie Guiriec. It enables planing in as little as 10 knots with the foil, and to ride slalom in stronger winds by switching to the fin. It’s a top-performing 100% hybrid board, very accessible, and a perfect fit for junior monotype racing. This versatility means coaches and trainers can choose what skills to teach and races to run, depending on the wind
and water conditions.

The Techno Wind Foil 130 also comes with a 100% carbon slalom fin made in France by Select.

283 x 81.5cm / 9.5kg / 130L


According to the class rules, two types of rig are authorised for competition: the One Design rigs that are already in use in clubs, and the new Techno Wind Foil rigs. To begin with, it will be the One Design rig that will mainly be used to launch the class. The new Techno Wind Foil Sails have a more streamlined outline and bigger volume low down, and are fully adapted to the requirements of foil sailing. They quickly develop power to help take off in lighter winds and deliver high speed in flight. They’ve been designed to be compatible with the existing Techno 293OD masts, wishbones and extensions. This means the only equipment cost to clubs and individuals will be the sails themselves.

Techno Wind Foil rigs 5.6, 6.3 m²
TWF boom 160-210 / 400 OD, 430 OD Masts / OD 32 mast extension


We’ve got a brand new aluminium/G10/carbon composite foil. The foil we
selected was chosen for its performance at different speeds, its stability,
its build-quality, and its ability to stand up to intensive use in sailing clubs.
The mast and fuselage are made from Aluminium for high resistance and great value for money. The G10 front wing gives a great combination of strength and performance. This component gets a lot of knocks and its flat profile helps it stay in good condition even when stood on a rough slipway or jetty and makes it easy to repair. The rear stabiliser is made of carbon and is raised up from the fuselage, making it less susceptible to damage.