The International 470 is a now a mixed (male and female) double-handed monohull planing dinghy with a centreboard, Bermuda rig, and centre sheeting. Equipped with a spinnaker, trapeze and a large sail-area-to-weight ratio, it is designed to plane easily, and good teamwork necessary to sail it well. The name comes from the overall length of the boat in centimetres (i.e., the boat is 4.70 metres long).
The 470 is a popular class with both individuals and sailing schools, offering a good introduction to high-performance boats without being excessively difficult to handle, but it is not a boat designed for beginners. Its smaller sister, the 420, is a stepping stone to the 470.
The 470 is a World Sailing International Class and has been an Olympic class since the 1976 games.
Day Three Highlights from the Delta Lloyd Regatta - Fantastic sailing conditions for all classes, with plenty of hair raising moments, Medemblik truely challenged the Olympic Classes on the race course today..
Day Four Highlights from the Delta Lloyd Regatta - Medal Race Day - the breeze was slow to pick up for the final fleet races. The Medal Races where greeted with beautiful sunshine and a steady breeze to decide the overall winners.
David Shafft - A season of sailing above and under the water
David Shafft - leading German Contender sailor and film maker showcases his 2014 season above and under the water at the Selent Sailing Club, Germany. Multiple classes of boats used in this video, Optimists, Feva, 29er, Int 14, Laser and 470 - we are pleased to advise you that they were not hurt ...