Mistral One Design Class

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Current Specifications
File:Mistral One Design Class.png
Class Symbol
Crew 1
Type Sailboard
Design One Design
LOA 3.72 m (12.2 ft)
Beam 0.63 m (2 ft 1 in)
Hull weight 15 kg (33 lb)
Volume 235 l (52 imp gal; 62 US gal)
Mainsail area 7.4 m2 (80 sq ft)
Year 1989
Designer Ernstfried Prade
Infobox last updated: 20-APR-2010
Former Olympic Class

The Mistral One Design Class (MOD) was chosen by the International Sailing Federation (ISAF), the governing body of sailing, as the windsurfing equipment (man and woman) for use at the Olympic Regatta in Savannah 1996, Sydney 2000 and Athens 2004[1]. No other windsurfing class has been selected for three Olympic Regattas in succession so far.

The MOD was first produced in 1989. Worldwide, there are more than 30,000 build since. They are light and tough. In the right hands, they can be sailed in windspeeds of between 5 - 35 knots depending on sea conditions.

The International Class Organization IMCO[2] have established over 50 National Class Organisations .


  1. http://www.sailing.org/olympics/history-part-5.php Olympic sailing report ISAF
  2. http://www.imco.org/ Mistral One Design Class Organization