After numerous World Cup victories in the early 2000s, BIC Sport steered a different sporting course to other manufacturers, investing heavily in mono-type/formula regattas for junior racers, launching the Techno 293 OD and a comprehensive range of One Design sail rigs in 2006. Ten years down the line, the Techno 293 OD has beaten the all-time record for the number of riders competing at a One Design World Championship. Supreme recognition, if it was needed, for a board that has come to symbolize all the best values of windsurf-for-all as identified by BIC Sport. On the industrial side, BIC Sport has again opted for a radically different path than that of its competitors who have out-sourced their production to Asia. BIC Sport chose to keep its manufacturing close to home, producing all its boards in its factory in France, using the unique manufacturing process that has underpinned its reputation for decades.
The BIC Sport view is that windsurf is still the most exciting and most affordable way to enjoy the sailing sensation, as long as it stays simple.