About Andrew and TedTec
Andrew York is the principal of TedTec. His background includes decades sailing one-design dinghies and keel boats, ocean racing, sailing in two America’s Cups and Olympic coach. For the past eight years he has been sailing VX Ones and sportsboats, winning five national championships in them.
Andrew has an engineering background, an inquisitive mind and a knack for improving systems and thinking outside the box. In 1984 he was the first person to use vector diagrams to blow away all of the myths surrounding sailing in current. Many of the opinions held at the time by world and Olympic champions, as well as sailing’s technical experts were proved wrong in articles he wrote that were published in Australian Sailing magazine. Articles written by Andrew on sailing in current have been used by the Australian and USA Olympic sailing teams.
Andrew sailed a string of Marblehead radio controlled model boats that he designed over 15 years ago and developed the REO 7.2, the most successful sports boat to sail in Australia. While designing the one-design REO 7.7 he invented the Ropescrew to fill the need for a strong, easy to install soft attachment fitting that could be used on dinghies and sports boats.