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.
Hey Olympians - Day One of the 47 Trofeo Princesa Sofia IBEROSTAR 2017 hosted in Palma, Menorca. One of the most popular Olympic class events across the globe with great racing and socialising for all the competitors.
"This is the Sofia IBEROSTAR!" Final Day of the 47 Trofeo Princesa Sofia IBEROSTAR 2017 hosted in Palma, Menorca. One of the most popular Olympic class events across the globe with great racing and socialising for all the competitors.
World Sailing's World Cup Series Round Two 2017 - Hyeres, France. Highlights from the 470 women and men - Dutch girls, Afrodite Zegers and Anneloes van Veen, took first overall with the always dominant Australian World Champions, Matthew Belcher and William Ryan, taking the gold in the Mens.