Windglider

Summary

Windglider
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Class symbol
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Development
DesignerFred Ostermann
Year1976
DesignOne Design
NameWindglider
Crew1
Boat
Crew1
Hull
TypeSailboard
LOA3.9 m (13 ft)
Beam0.65 m (2 ft 2 in)
Sails
Mainsail area6.5 m2 (70 sq ft)
Former Olympic class

For the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics,[1] the Olympic board choice was between the original Windsurfer One Design manufactured by Hoyle Schweitzer and the Windglider designed by Fred Ostermann and made in Europe by Dufour. The Windglider was chosen late in 1983 based on it being more 'one design' as the Windsurfer was made of polyethylene and its rocker could be easily changed with heat and weight on a daily basis.

Description

The Windglider used a 6.5 m2 (70 sq ft) sail but the use of a harness was not permitted. The daggerboard weighed around 4 kilograms (8.8 lb) and was carried over the sailor's shoulder during the downwind legs. The 1984 Olympic course of nine nautical miles put a premium on the competitors strength and fitness.

The supplied equipment was rotated daily (except for the rigs).

The Windglider was designed by the German Fred Osterman

References

  1. ^ http://www.sailing.org/olympics/history-part-4.php Olympic sailing report ISAF

See also

Year Gold Silver Bronze
1984 Los Angeles
details
 Netherlands (NED)
Stephan van den Berg
 United States (USA)
Scott Steele
 New Zealand (NZL)
Bruce Kendall