international mistral class organisation
MOD - MJOD
2008 annual report for MOD and MJOD Classes.
After three consecutive Olympic campaigns (1996-2000-2004) IMCO federated Classes continue to find it difficult to re adjust to life without olympic status. Youth, seniors and veterans never stopped to practice and are maintaining their presence at the highest level on any Raceboard fleets. MOD will be a division on the 2008 HONG KONG OPEN WINDSURFING CHAMPIONSHIPS.
Having no more any substantial competition activity, the Mistral Junior One Design Class withdrew its ISAF status. The Techno 293 Class is better positioned to meet the needs of junior (under 17) racers.
However, the IMCO Committee and member national associations remain committed to
- concentrate on a real One Design practice for which the demand is still very strong in order to promote sailors skill rather than equipment investments.
- To mix high level sport events with leasure activities and tourism.
Boards and More Gmbh remain committed to the production of the board:
"When you think windsurfing one-design, you think Mistral. Our heritage when it comes to competitive long boards is second to none. We are 100% behind this kind of raceboard, because they are the only racing format that guarantees competition takes place, whatever the wind does."
IMCO continue to work closely with the Raceboard Class and joint events are planned for 2009.