international mistral class organisation
MOD - MJOD
and to maintain its three guiding principals which are:
IMCO International is best described as a global windsurf club for owners of Mistral equipment racing in Junior, Youth, Recreational & Elite parts of the sport. The MOD was formed in 1978 and is an ISAF "International Class"; the MJOD was formed in 2000 and is also an ISAF "International Class" and the MPROD is currently developing as a recreational class before making application to ISAF for recognition.
The International Sailing Federation (ISAF), the governing body of sailing, selected the MOD equipment for use at the Olympic Regatta in Savannah 1996, Sydney 2000 and Athens 2004. No other windsurfing class has been selected for three Olympic Regattas in succession.
Competitors race at major MOD & MJOD events worldwide, representing the pinnacle of one design windsurf racing outside of the Olympic movement . The MPROD is being established as a recreational racing class for all age groups and has no ambitions to move into elite competition believing that there are many racers who just want to have fun racing with friends at reasonable cost.
Competitors racing in Junior (MJOD) & Youth Divisions at Continental & World Championships are potential world and olympic champions of tomorrow.
Our regattas are subject to the current ISAF Racing Rules of Sailing and the relevant ISAF approved Class Rules.
The Mistral is one of the brands in the Boards & More GmbH portfolio. The MOD was first produced in 1989. Worldwide, there are more than 30,000. They are light, tough and reasonably priced. In the right hands, they can be sailed in windspeeds of between 5 - 35 knots depending on sea conditions.
IMCO have established over 50 National Class Organisations .
We offer sponsors a professional public relations and media service; ensure site, competitor and sail branding; commission still photographers & video production and distribution; and work to provide cost effective returns on commercial investment.
The international office (IWA) employs an Executive Secretary and is financed by income from international IMCO sanctioned regattas and class membership fees. IMCO also enjoys the full support of Boards & More GmbH.
The IMCO, through the IWA Executive Office, provides the following services:
How to join
There are two ways:
Championship Rules & Event Manual
The Championship Rules and Event Manual have been produced with the following objectives:
The contents of these documents form the basis for any bid submitted to IMCO for a World or Continental championship and are implicit in any agreement between IMCO and an event organiser.
All prospective organisers wishing to run an MPROD, IMCO or MJOD sanctioned event should, in the first instance, contact the IWA Office. We will do all we can to assist you to achieve the most successful regatta possible, in the circumstances, and are happy to cooperate fully with other windsurfing classes to achieve critical mass. For potential sponsors, the Event Manual will give a clear idea of what we can do if the finance is available over and above that provided by the organiser. The latter finance will ensure that your valuable support will be concentrated on promoting your product or service and incidentally the sport that we love so much.
This is an annual publication distributed to all National IMCOs and National Authorities. It contains the Constitution; Class Rules and Championship Rules; Minutes of Annual General Meetings; and contact details for all MOD/MJOD Committees.
The website has been reworked for 2006, and as well as containing all the above also carries news items, reports and results.