Mistral One Design

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Mistral One Design
Mistral One Design insignia.png
Class symbol
Mistral One Design Class.svg
Development
Designer Ernstfried Prade
Year 1989
Design One Design
Boat
Crew 1
Hull
Type Sailboard
Hull weight 15 kg (33 lb)
Volume 235 l (52 imp gal; 62 US gal)
LOA 3.72 m (12.2 ft)
Beam 0.63 m (2 ft 1 in)
Sails
Mainsail area 7.4 m2 (80 sq ft)
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] Since the 2008 Summer Olympics, the RS:X class is used for the Olympic competitions.

Description[edit]

A windsurfer in action.

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.

Games Gold Silver Bronze
1996 Atlanta
Women's
details
 Hong Kong (HKG)
Lee Lai Shan
 New Zealand (NZL)
Barbara Kendall
 Italy (ITA)
Alessandra Sensini
1996 Atlanta
Men's
details
 Greece (GRE)
Nikolaos Kaklamanakis
 Argentina (ARG)
Carlos Espinola
 Israel (ISR)
Gal Fridman
2000 Sydney
Women's
details
 Italy (ITA)
Alessandra Sensini
 Germany (GER)
Amelie Lux
 New Zealand (NZL)
Barbara Kendall
2000 Sydney
Men's
details
 Austria (AUT)
Christoph Sieber
 Argentina (ARG)
Carlos Espinola
 New Zealand (NZL)
Aaron McIntosh
2004 Athens
Women's
details
 France (FRA)
Faustine Merret
 China (CHN)
Yin Jian
 Italy (ITA)
Alessandra Sensini
2004 Athens
Men's
details
 Israel (ISR)
Gal Fridman
 Greece (GRE)
Nikolaos Kaklamanakis
 Great Britain (GBR)
Nick Dempsey

References[edit]

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

See also[edit]