International 470

International 470

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The International 470 is a 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.

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International 470
  • VRsport at World Sailing Weymouth Cup 2016

    Episode 1

    VRsport.tv Exclusive - The VRsport.tv Media Crew were onsite at the 2016 World Sailing Cup hosted by the Weymouth Portland National Sailing Academy, location of the 2012 Olympic Games. Loads of interviews with many of the top athletes getting race ready for the pinnacle of their four years traini...

  • Saskia Clark Interview

    Episode 2

    Saskia is a highly accomplished international sailor competing at three Olympic Games in the 470 Women's Class. She is proud to have claimed a Silver in London 2012 and Gold in Rio 2016 before retiring to take a role in broadcasting. Recently awarded as the Rolex World Sailor of the Year for her ...

  • Kiel Week 2016 - 22nd June - Highlights - Battle commences for the 470s

    Episode 3

    Kiel Week 2016 - 22nd June - The drums are beating and battle has commenced for the Olympic classes including the 470 Men and Women plus a lot of champagne being drunk at prize givings..

    Video Producer: Kiel Yacht Club

  • Kiel Week 2016 - 24th June - Highlights - Olympic Classes

    Episode 4

    Kiel Week 2016 - 24th June - The tension starts to grow with the Olympic Class sailors with highlights of the 49er and 470 classes on the water.

    Video Producer: Kiel Yacht Club

  • Kiel Week 2016 - 25th June - Highlights - Tall ships parade

    Episode 5

    Kiel Week 2016 - 25th June - The Tallships Parade showcase what a diverse range of boats attend every year. The weather is looking grim but the 470, J/70 and 49er classes are still working hard through the rain.

    Video Producer: Kiel Yacht Club

  • Kiel Week 2016 - 26th June - Highlights - Medal Races

    Episode 6

    Kiel Week 2016 - 26th June - Highlights of the Men and Women 49er, 470, Laser and 2.4m teams finishing their medal races and the J/70's are working hard with the good breeze at Kiel.

    Video Producer: Kiel Yacht Club

  • 46 Trofeo Princesa Sofia IBEROSTAR 2016 - Monday

    Episode 7

    Monday - Day One of the 46th Trofeo Princesa Sofia IBEROSTAR 2015 - hosted in Palma, Menorca.

    Video Producer: Icarus Sports

  • 46 Trofeo Princesa Sofia IBEROSTAR 2016 - Wednesday

    Episode 8

    Wednesday - Day Three of the 46th Trofeo Princesa Sofia IBEROSTAR 2015 - hosted in Palma, Menorca.

    Video Producer: Icarus Sports

  • 46 Trofeo Princesa Sofia IBEROSTAR 2016 - Thursday

    Episode 9

    Thursday - Day Four of the 46th Trofeo Princesa Sofia IBEROSTAR 2015 - hosted in Palma, Menorca.

    Video Producer: Icarus Sports

  • 46 Trofeo Princesa Sofia IBEROSTAR 2016 - Friday

    Episode 10

    Friday - Day Five of the 46th Trofeo Princesa Sofia IBEROSTAR 2015 - hosted in Palma, Menorca.

    Video Producer: Icarus Sports

  • 46 Trofeo Princesa Sofia IBEROSTAR 2016 - Saturday

    Episode 11

    Saturday - Final Day of the 46th Trofeo Princesa Sofia IBEROSTAR 2015 - hosted in Palma, Menorca.

    Video Producer: Icarus Sports

  • 2016 Delta Lloyd Regatta - Round up Day 1

    Episode 12

    A cold, windy and bumpy start to the 2016 Delta Lloyd Regatta as 21 races were completed throughout the day.

  • Trofeo Princesa Sofia IBEROSTAR - A legendary trophy

    Episode 13

    Great documentary with interviews of some of the legends of Olympic sailing including Saskia Clark explaining what makes the Trofeo Princesa Sofia IBEROSTAR so special.

    Video Producer: Icarus Sports

  • 2016 Delta Lloyd Regatta - Round up Day 2

    Episode 14

    Patience was the key on day two of the 2016 Delta Lloyd Regatta as light winds meant minimising risks and consistency where key to winning the day.

  • 2016 Delta Lloyd Regatta - Round up Day 3

    Episode 15

    Light winds delayed racing on day three of the Delta Lloyd Regatta - the breeze steadily filled in throughout the day to provide fantastic conditions for the Olympic Classes.

  • 2016 Delta Lloyd Regatta - Round up Day 4

    Episode 16

    A building onshore breeze bought the best conditions of the week so far at the 2016 Delta Lloyd Regatta, sailors took advantage of the conditions to extend their leads in their respective classes in the build up to the Medal Races.