This one-design yacht Standart was designed in 1989 by a well-known French constructor. It was recognised as an international class in 1995. With a sail area of 5.8 sq metres it has a pocket luff sail with rigid stiffeners or camber inducers to give the effect of a wing mast. The chassis is a steel tube to which is underslung a glass fibre fuselage. Aluminium axles slot into the fuselage to complete a strong, lightweight yacht which can be quickly assembled.