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.

International 470
  • Candidate Sailing - 2019 Sailing Highlights

    Episode 1

    The highs and lows of 2019 from Candidate Sailing featuring classes including Nacra 17, 49er, 49er FX, 470, International Moth and the Ocean Race 65.

    Video Producer: Candidate Sailing

  • Candidate Sailing - What If The Dream Is All Over

    Episode 2

    Miami World Cup 2019 and the Austrian 470 Mens Team get some tough love from their coach, Mate Arapov. Interviews with Lukas Mahr, David Bargehr and Thomas Czajka - true insight into what it takes to sail at the highest level. (English Subtitles)

    Video Producer: Candidate Sailing