1996 the Mistral Equipe II (One Design) is used at the Atlanta USA Olympic Games and sets new levels of popularity based on its well established world wide class that’s colourful and fast moving for spectators. 1996 Dr Kurt Svrcula, acquires Mistral manufacturing rights from Fritzmeier Group and in 1997 he moves Mistral manufacture to Malaysia, then in 1998, Mistral owners Klaus Jacobs, purchases F2, Fanatic and North-Arrow Sails.