Wind Surf (ship)

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msy Wind Surf
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  • 1990–1998: Club Med 1
  • 1998 onwards: Wind Surf
Owner: Windstar Cruises
Port of registry:
Ordered: 1986
Yard number: 274
Laid down: Ateliers et Chantiers du Havre, France 1988 by Société nouvelle des ateliers et chantiers du Havre
Completed: 1990
Maiden voyage: 1990
General characteristics
Tonnage: 14,745[clarification needed]
Length: 187 m (614 ft)
Beam: 20 m (66 ft)
Height: 80 m (262 ft)
Draught: 5.09 m (17 ft)
Decks: 8
Deck clearance: 6.1 m (20 ft)
Installed power: Four diesel-electric engines and computer-operated sails
Sail plan: ca. 2,400 m2 (26,000 sq ft) in seven triangular Dacron self-furled sails on five masts
Speed: 10–15 knots (19–28 km/h; 12–17 mph)
Capacity: 386 passengers
Crew: 214

Wind Surf is one of the largest sailing cruise ships in the world, and can carry up to 310 passengers, in a total of 154 staterooms, 31 ocean-view rooms and 122 deluxe ocean view staterooms,[1] along with a crew of 214.[2] Prior to being transferred to Windstar Cruises and being renamed, Wind Surf was known as Club Med 1, and was owned and operated by Club Med.


Club Med 1 was launched in 1989 in Société Nouvelle des Ateliers et Chantiers du Havre, France. Her sister ship Club Med 2 was launched in 1992 in the same shipyard. Club Med 1 made her maiden voyage in 1990, and sailed for Club Med for 8 years. Then in 1998, Club Med 1 was sold to Windstar Cruises and renamed Wind Surf. The ship was based on Windstar Cruises' smaller 5,350-ton, 148-passenger Wind Star, Wind Spirit and Wind Song motor sailing yachts. All were also built by Société Nouvelle des Ateliers et Chantiers du Havre, France.

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