The Mistral M1 Division 2 board is released, shaped by Hansi Fichtner overseen by Ernstfried Prade and Karl Messmer. The M1 would dominate this Division for nearly 3 years beginning with Karl Messmer’s World Championship win in Guadaloupe. Two years after signing Rick Naish, Peter Brockhaus, leaves Mistral to form F2. The Kailua and Naish boards are released with Pat Love sails. Brockhaus  commissioned the art of Hawaiian Artist Russel Davidson.