Wind Surf (ship)

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Wind Surf (ship, 1989).jpg
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
Status: Active
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: Staysail schooner, 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 a five-mast staysail schooner that 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 at the Société Nouvelle des Ateliers et Chantiers du Havre [fr], 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 eight years.

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.


On July 7, 2018, Wind Surf will depart from Lisbon on a 51-day "Grand Mediterranean" cruise. The ship will call at the ports of Portugal, Spain, Gibraltar, Croatia, Greece, and other countries. The sailing will end in Barcelona on August 27, 2018.[3]

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  3. ^ Staff, CIN (2018-03-12). "Wind Surf Set for Epic 51-Day Med Sailing". Retrieved 2018-03-13.

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