The Mistral One Design is dropped as the Olympic board despite the best efforts of Boards and More to retain the class. It was a travesty for the 100,000 strong fleet that had been built up over years. Industry jealousy and the idea that Mistral should not have a monopoly were certainly factors in the decision making. Boards and More were compelled to release Mistral, purchased by Ado Huisman of Holland with strong links with the brand from the past.