THE HAGUE 2023 SAILING WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS, NOTICE OF RACE AND ENTRY SYSTEM NOW OPEN16 Dec 2022
An updated Notice of Race for The Hague 2023 Sailing World Championships has been published on the official event notice board. Entries are now open, with the first deadline set for January 16 2023. The entry system is quota-based and thus completely different from the standard 470 Class Championships entry system. The details are described in the Racing section of the event website.
NEW DATES ANNOUNCED FOR THE 2023 470 CHAMPIONSHIPS23 Nov 2022
The International 470 Class Association is pleased to announce the dates of the 2023 championships!
NEW DATES FOR THE EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP
YOUNG FRENCH SHOW THEIR SENIORS THE WAY27 Oct 2022
• Stable onshore breeze of 10 to 14 knots made the tiny details important on an inner-loop race course
• Race wins for Italy and Japan • Best team of the day are 21-year-olds from France
• Germany’s Wanser & Autenrieth keep the yellow bibs again
A change of wind direction and race course format produced a change of fortunes on day four of the 470 World Championship in Sdot Yam, Israel. Race victories went to two teams that HAVE been well outside of the top 10 but who seized their opportunity when it came along.
WHOSE TURN WILL IT BE TODAY?27 Oct 2022
We’re into day four of the 470 World Championship in Sdot Yam, Israel, and two more gold fleet races on the schedule.
BRITANNIA RULES THE WAVES BUT FRANCE WINS THE DAY26 Oct 2022
- Offshore breeze between 10 to 14 knots, with a left-hand trend
- Start of gold fleet racing and two different GBR boats win today’s races
- New superstar team Lecointre & Mion win the day with two 2nds
- Germany’s Wanser & Autenrieth hold on to the yellow bibs
- Top 10 sees an even split of female/ male and male/ female combinations
Day three of the 470 World Championship in Sdot Yam, Israel, marked the start of gold fleet competition. As a national effort, two different teams from Great Britain each won a race but for individual effort the best day went to Camille Lecointre & Jérémie Mion (FRA) who finished behind the Brits but scored a remarkable two second places.
DAY 3 MORNING UPDATE: WHEN THE BOOM HITS YOUR NOSE, TACK!26 Oct 2022
It’s the first day of gold fleet racing and the wind is blowing nicely, but offshore. Which means it’s going to shifty and wacky on the race course. Maybe even more so than yesterday.
DEUTSCHLAND DOMINATES DESPITE A DIFFICULT DAY25 Oct 2022
- Very shifty breeze between 8 to 14 knots
- Diesch & Markfort (GER) win both their races
- Wanser & Autenrieth (GER) win a race and maintain the lead
- Some big names miss the cut for gold fleet on Wednesday
Germany enjoyed an exceptional end to qualifying after a dominant performance on day two of 470 World Championship in Sdot Yam, Israel. With the wind shifting unpredictably, few teams were able to string together a consistent performance, but somehow two teams from Germany bucked the trend.
DAY 2 MORNING UPDATE: RAIN AND THUNDER AS FLEET WAITS FOR WIND TO SETTLE25 Oct 2022
JAPAN THE MOST CONSISTENT BUT GERMANY TAKES EARLY LEAD24 Oct 2022
Three races in a building breeze sees Luise Wanser & Philipp Autenrieth (GER) leading at the end of day one at the 470 World Championship in Sdot Yam, Israel.
HOW TO FOLLOW THE 2022 470 WORLDS IN SDOT-YAM, ISRAEL22 Oct 2022
Racing takes place at the 470 Worlds from Monday 24 to Saturday 29 October. Read on for how to follow the Championship:
470 EUROWORLD TOUR TUR-ISR. TRANSPORT FROM BARCELONA TO BOTH VENUES!09 Aug 2022
Great last chance to load your 470 from Barcelona to European and World Championships
REGISTRATION FOR THE 2022 470 EVENTS IS NOW OPEN!27 Apr 2022
470 International Class Association is pleased to announce that the online entry for the 2022 470 events is now open. We invite you to register today!
SWEDEN IS WORLD CHAMPION IN THE MEN'S 470 CLASS AND SPAIN IN THE WOMEN'S. ISRAEL RULED THE PODIUM IN MIXED COMPETITION13 Mar 2021
SWEDES KEEP THE LEAD IN THE 470 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP11 Mar 2021
On a day with perfect wind conditions for the practice of the sport in Vilamoura, Portugal, the Swedish duo Anton Dahlberg and Fredrik Bergström keep the leadership of the men’s competition with 9 races already completed.
SWEDISH DUO LEADS THE 470 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP IN PORTUGAL HELD UNTIL SATURDAY10 Mar 2021
At the top of the ranking the Swedish duo Anton Dahlberg and Fredrik Bergström, reigning European champions, managed to rise to the 1st place, pushing the Spanish Jordi Xammar and Nicolas Rodriguez to 4th, until now leaders of the race.
HOW TO FOLLOW THE 2021 470 WORLDS IN VILAMOURA07 Mar 2021
Racing takes place at the 470 Worlds from Monday 8 March to Saturday 13 March. Read on for how to follow the Championship:
2021 470 WORLDS, THE EUROPEAN QUALIFICATION EVENT FOR THE MEN’S & WOMEN’S 47015 Feb 2021
470 World Championships – 5-13 March, Portugal: the European qualification event for the Men’s & Women’s 470.
SHIPPING OFFER FROM VILAMOURA TO TOKYO | GAC PINDAR31 Mar 2021
GAC Pindar is offering shipping services from Vilamoura, Portugal to Enoshima, Japan for TOKYO Olympic Games.
EARLY BIRD ENTRY FEE FOR 2021 470 WORLDS IS EXTENDED TILL FEBRUARY 19TH05 Feb 2021
Early bird entry fee for 2021 470 World Championship is extended till February 19th.
2021 470 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP IS ON SCHEDULE03 Feb 2021
The 2021 470 World Championship is on schedule and will take place in Vilamoura, Portugal from 5-13 March 2021. Portugal Grand Prix, Round 2 dates move to February 28 – March 3.
29.01.2021 | ANNOUNCEMENT FROM VILAMOURA SAILING29 Jan 2021
Dear sailors, coaches, team leaders and NAs, please read today's announcement from Vilamoura Sailing, organizers of 2021 470 Worlds.
ANNOUNCEMENT FROM VILAMOURA SAILING14 Jan 2021
Dear sailors, coaches, team leaders and NAs, please read today's announcement from Vilamoura Sailing, organizers of 2021 470 Worlds.
NOTICE OF RACE FOR 2021 470 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP IS PUBLISHED!06 Oct 2020
Notice of Race for 2021 470 class Worlds is now published!
FLASH NEWS: GOLD TO AUSTRALIA IN MEN AND GREAT BRITAIN IN WOMEN09 Aug 2019
FLASH NEWS ... full report to follow ... after a medal race battle to the end, stepping away victorious with Gold medals are Mathew Belcher/Will Ryan (AUS) and Hannah Mills/Eilidh McIntyre (GBR).
470 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP GOLD MEDALS TO AUSTRALIA IN MEN AND GREAT BRITAIN IN WOMEN09 Aug 2019
In a race battle to the end, stepping away victorious from the medal race with 2019 470 World Championship Gold medals are Mathew Belcher/Will Ryan (AUS) and Hannah Mills/Eilidh McIntyre (GBR).
MEDAL RACE LINE-UP AND TOKYO 2020 NATION QUALIFICATION DECIDED08 Aug 2019
Race day 5 on Thursday 8 August was the day of reckoning at the 2019 470 World Championship in Enoshima, as the top-10 medal race line-up was decided in the 470 Men and Women and Tokyo 2020 Olympic qualification spots earned.
3 RACES ON RACE DAY 4 PUTS AUSTRALIA AND GREAT BRITAIN UP FRONT07 Aug 2019
Three races on race day 4 and the leader board hosts new series leaders with Mathew Belcher/Will Ryan (AUS) taking over the lead in the 470 men and Hannah Mills/Eilidh McIntyre (GBR) in the women.
3 RACES IN CRACKING CONDITIONS PUTS SPAIN AND JAPAN TOP OF THE LEADERBOARD06 Aug 2019
All change on race day 3, Tuesday 6 August 2019, at the 2019 470 World Championships and Olympic Qualification in Enoshima, Tokyo as the breeze kicked in and the waves picked up to bring in a whole new set of race track conditions.
NEWS FLASH: SPAIN LEADS WOMEN AND SWEDEN MEN AFTER 2 RACES05 Aug 2019
NEWS FLASH ... full report to follow ... Two back to back races kicked racing off at the 2019 470 World Championships and Tokyo 2020 Olympic Qualfication event, after yesterday’s opening day was abadoned due to no wind.
OPENING CEREMONY FORMALLY LAUNCHES 2019 470 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS03 Aug 2019
The 2019 470 World Championships is now officially ready to commence. Teams are registered, boats measured and the Championships has been declared open for the 182 athletes from 29 nations.
TOKYO 2020 OLYMPIC QUALIFICATION - 4 NATIONS SLOTS FOR MEN AND 6 FOR WOMEN UP FOR GRABS01 Aug 2019
The Qualification System for the Games of the XXXII Olympiad Tokyo 2020 sets out the qualification system for each of the ten Olympic Sailing events and the 350 athletes.
SAILING INSTRUCTIONS FOR 2019 470 WORLDS PUBLISHED30 Jul 2019
The Sailing Instructions for the 2019 470 World Championship have today been published.
SHIPPING OFFER FROM GAC PINDAR FOR 2019 470 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP09 Jan 2019
GAC Pindar has offered shipping services to Enoshima, Japan for the 2019 470 World Championship.
470 FLEET HEADS TO TOKYO 2020 OLYMPIC SAILING VENUE FOR 2019 470 WORLDS29 Nov 2018
The International 470 Class is delighted to return to Enoshima, Japan for the 2019 470 World Championships from 2-9 August 2019.
JAPAN WILL HOST 2019 470 CLASS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP25 Oct 2018
After long discussions and negotiations with the Japanese 470 Class, a decision has finally been reached and the 2019 470 class World
Championship will take place at the Olympic waters of Enoshima from August 2nd – 9th, 2019.
GOLD MEDALS TO FRANCE AND JAPAN AT 470 WORLDS IN AARHUS 201809 Aug 2018
EIGHT NATIONS BOOK TOKYO 2020 SPOT IN THE WOMEN’S 47008 Aug 2018
After seven fleet races in the Women’s Two Person Dinghy - 470 at the Hempel Sailing World Championships in Aarhus, Denmark, eight nations have booked their spot at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Sailing Competition.
FINAL SERIES OF HEMPEL SAILING WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS AARHUS 2018 FOR 470 CLASS WERE CONCLUDED08 Aug 2018
Final Series of Hempel Sailing World Championships Aarhus 2018 for 470 class were concluded today with 1 race for each of the Gold and Silver fleets (races 10 and 9 respectively).
ANOTHER CHALLENGING DAY AT 470 WORLDS, THE SECOND DAY OF THE FINAL SERIES...07 Aug 2018
ONLY ONE RACE SAILED TODAY IN MEN'S GOLD FLEET IN AARHUS 2018. NO RACES FOR WOMEN’S & MEN'S SILVER DIVISION06 Aug 2018
QUALIFICATION ROUND IS OVER FOR 470 MEN. SINGLE SERIES FOR WOMEN'S FLEET IN AARHUS 201804 Aug 2018
QUALIFICATION DAY 2 BUILDS PRESSURE IN DENMARK03 Aug 2018
Sailing World Championships are often pitched as nations competing against each other, but the real tensions are often within the national teams as individuals begin to try and secure their Olympic selection.
CHAMPIONS PROVE AARHUS IS NO LOTTERY02 Aug 2018
Out of a mixture of modesty and misinterpretation sportsman often talk up luck. Sailors are no different, but on and opening day to Hempel Sailing World Championships Aarhus 2018, when the words “shifty”, “tricky” and “lucky” were thrown about the boat park faster than in a Vegas casino, the cream rose to the top.
HOW TO FOLLOW 2018 470 CLASS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP02 Aug 2018
The Hempel Sailing World Championships Aarhus 2018 is the biggest event in the sailing calendar for the year as 470 class Men and Women teams will battle not only for the medal but also for the first qualifications for 2020 Olympic Games.
EXPERIENCED COMPETITORS TO LOCK HORNS IN 470 AARHUS FLEET31 Jul 2018
Experienced sailors in the Men’s and Women’s 470 will lock horns in Aarhus at the Hempel Sailing World Championships in Denmark.
OLYMPIC STAR MILLS TO HEADLINE BRITISH SAILING TEAM'S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS LINE-UP30 Jul 2018
Rio 2016 gold medallist Hannah Mills will headline Great Britain's team of elite sailors heading into battle at the crucial Sailing World Championships, the biggest test so far of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic cycle.
WORLD SAILING VIDEOS WELCOME SAILORS27 Jul 2018
Enjoy the two videos prepared by World Sailing to welcome 470 class teams in Hempel Sailing World Championships Aarhus 2018!
AARHUS 2018 WORLDS - INVITATION TO TENDER FOR EVENT PHOTOGRAPHER12 Jun 2018
The International 470 Class Association invites tenders from suitable individuals and organisations for the provision of photography services for the Hempel Sailing World Championships 2018 in Aarhus, Denmark.
NOR AND SIs PUBLISHED FOR AARHUS TEST EVENT24 Mar 2017
Aarhus Sailing Week will be the test event for Aarhus 2018 from 7-13 August 2017 at Egaa Havn, Egaa Havvej 35-37, 8250 Egaa, Denmark
AARHUS 2018 QUALIFICATION SYSTEM PUBLISHED16 Jan 2017
The qualification system for the 2018 Sailing World Championships set to be held in Aarhus, Denmark from 30 July to 12 August 2018 has been released.
MEDAL RACE LINE-UP DECIDED AT 470 WORLDS - MEDALS GUARANTEED TO POLAND, SWEDEN AND AUSTRALIA14 Jul 2017
Leaderboard shuffles in a packed 3-race day for the gold fleet saw teams make the top–ten cut to the Medal Race, only to lose it in the next race, as the men’s and women’s fleets featured significant changes in finishing order.
POLAND TAKES LEAD IN 470 WOMEN - SWEDEN MAINTAINS DOMINATION IN 470 MEN12 Jul 2017
The final series for the 470 Men and Women got underway today off Thessaloniki, Greece with two races for each of the gold and silver fleets.
470 WORLDS QUALIFICATION SERIES WRAPS UP IN THESSALONIKI11 Jul 2017
Five qualification races is what it takes to advance to gold fleet and retain a shot at claiming a place in the top 10 Medal Race come Saturday.
ACTION PACKED 3-RACE OPENING DAY AT 47O WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS10 Jul 2017
A cracking opening day at the 2017 470 World Championships in Thessaloniki, Greece rewarded teams with a 3-race scorecard.
2017 470 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS FEATURES EXPERIENCE AND YOUTH09 Jul 2017
The 2017 470 World Championships is taking place from 7-15 July 2017 at the Nautical Club of Thessaloniki, Greece.
SAVE THE DATE - 2017 GENERAL ASSEMBLY MEETING26 Apr 2017
The 2017 470 General Assembly meeting will take place on place on Saturday 8 July 2017 during the 2017 470 World Championships, 7-15 July, at the Nautical Club of Thessaloniki.
VENUE ACCESS AND TRAINING AHEAD OF 470 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP19 Apr 2017
Boats, trailers and cars can be parked in the grounds of the Nautical Club of Thessaloniki (NCTH) from 3-16 July 2017.
470 WORLDS NOTICE OF RACE PUBLISHED AND ONLINE ENTRY OPEN01 Mar 2017
The Notice of Race for the 2017 470 World Championship being hosted at Nautical Club Thessaloniki, 7-15 July 2017 has been published and online entry opened at 2017worlds.470.org
GOLD MEDALS TO FRANCE AND CROATIA ON FINAL DAY AT 470 WORLDS27 Feb 2016
In a medal race battle to the end, stepping away victorious with Gold medals are Camille Lecointre/Helene Defrance (FRA) and Sime Fantela/Igor Marenic (CRO).
MEDAL RACE LINE-UP DECIDED AT 470 WORLDS26 Feb 2016
Weather extremes this morning delivered thunder, lightning and heavy rain, keeping fleets ashore, before a breeze of 38 knots swept across the race track.
THREE RACE DAY AT 470 WORLDS SHUFFLES UP THE LEADERBOARD25 Feb 2016
Taking advantage of the morning breeze, the Race Committee got teams off early on race day 4 at the 470 Worlds to complete three races.
470 WORLDS EQUIPMENT STATISTICS24 Feb 2016
Take a look at the equipment teams at the 2016 470 World Championships are using.
SOUTH AFRICA SCORES FIRST EVER 470 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP RACE WIN24 Feb 2016
The 470 Men got underway first just before 1600 hours, followed by the 470 Women. The original schedule of three races was scuppered by the earlier postponement ashore with 2 races completed for the 470 Men and one for the 470 Women.
RACE TRACK CHALLENGES ON DAY 2 AT 470 WORLDS23 Feb 2016
Another light start to the day, with 2 knots the only breeze sniffing around the race track at the scheduled start time of 1400 hours.
GETTING ON THE SCORESHEET ON RACE DAY 1 AT 470 WORLDS22 Feb 2016
The boat park was buzzing with activity this morning as teams prepped ahead of race day 1, but at first the shoreside action didn’t transfer to the race track’s light breeze.
BLUE SKY DAY SETS SCENE FOR RACE KICK OFF AT 470 WORLDS22 Feb 2016
Two days of registration/equipment inspection are wrapped up and final entry numbers are confirmed, ready for racing to kick off today.
READY TO RACE AS MOMENT OF TRUTH ARRIVES21 Feb 2016
The Opening Ceremony on Saturday 20 February set on the majestic lawn in front of the Yacht Club San Isidro formally welcomed teams to the 2016 470 World Championships.
READY TO TAKE THE MOMENT AT 470 WORLDS18 Feb 2016
Enjoy this preview video just giving a small taste of what it takes to race a 470 at the highest level.
INTRODUCING THE RACE OFFICIALS10 Feb 2016
Introducing the Race Officals team who will be responsible for running the racing at the 2016 470 World Championships taking place from 20-27 February 2016 at Club Nautico San Isidro, Argentina.
SAN ISIDIRO ALL SET TO HOST 2016 470 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP29 Sep 2015
Club Nautico San Isidro will host the 2015 470 World Championships in partnership with the International 470 Class Association and the Federacion Argentina de Yachting.
AUSTRIA AND AUSTRALIA CLAIM GOLD AND DEFEND WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP TITLES17 Oct 2015
On a tense final day, defending 470 World Champions Lara Vadlau/Jola Ogar (AUT) and Mat Belcher/Will Ryan (AUS) cleaned up in the double-points Medal Race to secure the gold medals.
MEDAL RACE LINE-UP AND OLYMPIC QUALIFICATION DECIDED16 Oct 2015
A crunch race day 5 at the 2015 470 Worlds as the final battle to claim place in the medal race line-up and secure Olympic qualification climaxed.
CROATIA AND AUSTRIA STAKE CLAIM AT THE TOP OF THE LEADERBOARD14 Oct 2015
All change on day 3 at the 470 World Championships in Haifa, Israel as the series intensifies, places change and two new leaders take over at the front.
LIGHTER BREEZE SHIFTS ACROSS HAIFA BAY ON DAY 2 OF 470 WORLDS13 Oct 2015
A lighter breeze filled in over the race course in Haifa Bay on day 2 of the 2015 470 World Championships, proving a challenge for the teams as the wind came down the race track in bands and patches.
STRAIGHT LINE WINS TO POLAND AND AUSTRALIA ON OPENING DAY OF 470 WORLDS12 Oct 2015
Launching off the beach into the warm azure waters off Haifa Bay, the 2015 470 World Championships got underway today in Israel.
COUNTDOWN IS OVER AS OPENING CEREMONY GETS 470 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS ON THE ROAD10 Oct 2015
The Opening Ceremony for the 2015 470 World Championships was held tonight, 10 October 2015, at the Congress Garden in Haifa, Israel.
GEARING UP FOR 470 WORLDS AND OLYMPIC QUALIFICATION SHOWDOWN IN ISRAEL09 Oct 2015
Drama and world class racing are on the cards as teams battle for 470 World Championship glory and the all-critical nation qualification to the 2016 Olympic Games.
470 STARS CATCH UP AHEAD OF 470 WORLDS06 Oct 2015
Nathan Wilmot, Ruslana Taran, Victor Kovalenko, Elena Pakholchik, Mat Belcher and Will Ryan had a moment to catch up in Haifa ahead of the 2015 470 Worlds.
SAILING INSTRUCTIONS PUBLISHED FOR 2015 470 WORLDS29 Sep 2015
Taking place in Haifa, Israel from 10-17 October 2015, the 2015 470 World Championships are also an Olympic Qualification event for Rio 2016.
ISRAEL'S GIL COHEN IS BACK IN COMPETITION14 May 2015
470 helm Gil Cohen of Israel was seriously injured in a car accident whilst riding her bike in October last year. After a long period of recovery and recuperation Gil is now back on track to focus on her goal of qualifying to the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, Brazil.
RACE THE ISRAEL 470 NATIONALS AS WARM-UP FOR 470 WORLDS27 Apr 2015
2015 Israel 470 Open National Championships will take place from 1-4 October, timed just before the 2015 470 World Championships.
2015 470 WORLDS NOTICE OF RACE PUBLISHED20 Mar 2015
The Notice of Race for the 2015 470 World Championships taking place in Haifa, Israel from 10-17 October has been published.
HAIFA, ISRAEL CONFIRMED AS VENUE FOR 2015 470 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS07 Dec 2014
The Extraordinary General Assembly of the International 470 Class Association today confirmed Haifa, Israel as the venue for the 2015 470 Class World Championships.
Mat Belcher/Will Ryan and Jo Aleh/Polly Powrie win 470 Worlds10 Aug 2013
France and New Zealand take over Leaderboard at 470 Worlds08 Aug 2013
2012 470 World Championship Preview11 May 2012
Racing at the 2012 470 World Championships gets underway from 12-19 May 2012, with 153 teams from 43 nations registered and fighting for World Championship success and Olympic dreams.
Double Opening in Barcelona11 May 2012
The Opening Ceremony of the 2012 470 World Championship also marked the opening of the brand new Barcelona International Sailing Center, that will showcase itself with the Championship.
South Africa in Barcelona - Dreams, Extremes and In-Betweens12 May 2012
The South African”Race Ahead” team of Jim Asenathi and Roger Hudson are special. RaceAhead as a concept began at a time when extraordinary young sailing talents were emerging from impressive grass-roots sailing schools and clubs across South Africa.
Thrilling Barcelona In-Port Race12 May 2014
After an inspirational Opening Ceremony on Friday 11 May 2012, involving aerial acrobats and Barcelona’s best young Optimist sailors, the much awaited Barcelona In Port Race got underway today in Port Vell, right in the heart of the city.
One Race for All Fleets Completed13 May 2012
A patient morning was in order for the first race day of the 2012 470 World Championships to get underway as the sailors were kept postponed ashore waiting for wind. From early on, it was evident the scheduled start of 1200 hours was never going to happen.
Australia and Netherlands Deliver Hat Tricks14 May 2014
Every race counts, but with three races today it was particularly crucial for teams to pump in some good scores and position themselves as solidly as possible before Tuesday’s final two races of the qualification series at the 2012 470 World Championships.
Olympic Qualification Secured on Day 3 at 470 Worlds15 May 2012
Race day 3 at the 2012 470 World Championships was a tense and enthralling day. Seven nations secured their right to be at the 2012 Olympic Games in the 470 Men, whilst six nations in the 470 Women continue to fight their way for the remaining five nation places.
2012 Olympic Qualification Update15 May 2012
The 2012 470 World Championships is the second of the two qualification events for the 2012 Olympic Sailing Competition with 7 slots available for the 470 men and 5 for the 470 women.
Washing Machine Conditions on Race Day 416 May 2012
The Race Committee held the fleets ashore waiting for the wind to stabilize, but the sailors were still faced with very unsettled conditions on the first day of the final series.
Denmark Qualifies on Race Day 517 May 2012
Every race is crucial, but with only five races left in the 2012 470 World Championships, race day 5 was a crunch day as teams positioned themselves to make the medal race cut, and the points started to stack up amongst the 470 Women teams in the challenge for Olympic qualification.
Australia Wins Worlds, China + Poland go to Olympics18 May 2012
On the penultimate day of racing at the 2012 470 World Championships, Mat Belcher and Malcolm Page (AUS) secured their third successive World Championship title, with their win in race 12 sealing victory for the pair.
Great Britain Wins Gold, Croatia + Austria to Olympics19 May 2012
Hannah Mills/Saskia Clark (GBR) win 470 Women Worlds, over France and Netherlands. Croatia and Austria secure places at Olympics. In 470 Men, Gold to Australia, Silver to France and Bronze to Croatia.
World Champion Medallists and Olympic Qualification19 May 2012
A spectacular final day at the 2012 470 World Championships in Barcelona wrapped up seven days of intense and closely fought racing. The final count was 154 teams from 42 nations competing, with the best of the best slinging it out until today’s final day.
Perth 2011 ISAF Sailing World Championships - Entry Deadline23 Feb 2011
Mainsail Flags for 2011 ISAF Worlds - Order Form Published20 Oct 2011
Japan's 470 Teams First to Arrive in Perth03 Oct 2011
The first international sailors have arrived in Fremantle to train on local waters ahead of the Perth 2011 ISAF Sailing World Championships.
INXS Set to Rock Perth Worlds12 Sep 2011
International rock superstars INXS will launch the Perth 2011 Worlds Festival with a one-off show in Fremantle on the first weekend of December.
ISAF Worlds will be Olympic Selection for US Sailors30 Nov 2011
It all comes down to one regatta for US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics athletes looking to clinch a U.S. Olympic Team spot.
Counting Down to the 2011 470 Worlds in Perth01 Dec 2011
In just two days, registration and measurement starts for the 470 men's event at the 2011 ISAF Sailing Worlds Championships in Perth, Australia.
Perth Set For Worlds Opening Ceremony Tonight02 Dec 2011
Perth 2011 is planning a memorable start for the World Championships with a "Parade of Sail" that will showcase the supporting yacht clubs and the historic Swan River link between the capital city of Perth and its port city of Fremantle.
Sunset Ceremony Opens Perth 2011 ISAF Worlds02 Dec 2011
After a long winding journey in a parade of sail down the Swan River from Perth to Fremantle, the ISAF Flag was hoisted at sunset to the top of Fremantle’s Round House to mark the beginning of the Perth 2011 ISAF Sailing World Championships.
US Sailing Coach Romain Bonnaud - Calling the Layline for Perth 201104 Dec 2011
US 470 Coach - Romain Bonnaud is calling the layline for the USTAG Men’s and Women’s teams training for the Perth 2011 ISAF Sailing World Championship.
Four Different Race Winners Enjoy a Cracking Opening in Perth05 Dec 2011
The opening day of racing for the 470 men’s fleet at the 2011 Perth ISAF Sailing World Championships dawned sunny and almost windless, before picking up to deliver four races and four different race winners in light and shifty conditions – an early indicator of the depth of talent in the 470 fleet.
Electrical Storms Force Racing to be Abandoned on 470 Men Race Day 206 Dec 2011
Day 2 of 470 racing at the Perth 2011 ISAF Sailing World Championships dawned wet and grey, before the weather demons took over completely to deliver rain, thunderstorms and severe weather warnings which forced the Race Committee to abandon racing for the day.
Hat Tricks and Gold Fleet Qualification on Day 3 of 470 Worlds07 Dec 2011
Whilst the leading teams in the yellow and blue fleets were celebrating hat tricks with three wins apiece, for others it was all about making the top 40 cut to the gold fleet and the chance of securing one of the nineteen slots on offer here in Perth to qualify their nation for the 2012 Olympic Games.
Capsize forces Patience/Bithell (GBR) off top of Leaderboard08 Dec 2011
Patience and Bithell’s (GBR) dreams of dominating the gold fleet were sunk from the start of today's race 6 after a capsize off the start and penalty turns saw them cross the finish line in 28th.
Defending World Champions Claim Two More Race Wins09 Dec 2011
Centre Course at Bather’s Bay was the host arena for the Men’s 470 gold and silver fleet racing today, providing fantastic access for spectators.
470 Men Medals to Australia, Great Britain and Croatia11 Dec 2011
Anticipation was high in the boat park today as the top ten 470 Men teams prepared for the concluding Medal Race and the battle for podium places between four teams from four nations.
Japan Lead 470 Women after 2 Races at ISAF Worlds12 Dec 2011
The opening day of the battle for 2011 470 World Championship supremacy in the women’s 470 event started today and was marked by strong winds, heavy rain and lightning.
Spanish Speed Through Fleet on 470 Women Racing Day 213 Dec 2011
The reigning 470 European Champions Tara Pacheco/Berta Betanzos from Spain sailed a stunner of a day to win both races 3 and 4 today out on Success Course area, and with it leap to the top of the overall leaderboard.
Spanish Stay Solid on Leaderboard14 Dec 2011
Shifty conditions were the order of the day for the 470 women’s teams, with some topsy turvy results the outcome on a tricky race day.
470 Toothbrush Tactics - get the inside story ...16 Dec 2011
It might seem a strange partnership, toothbrushes and the Olympic 470 dinghy, but the humble toothbrush plays an important role in the boat’s spinnaker set up and handling.
Brazil Moves on up into Top 10 after Stunning Performance16 Dec 2011
Friday’s racing in the 470 Women’s fleet on Centre Course belonged to Brazil, as Martine Grael/Isabel Swan sailed a stunning two races to claim a race win and a 2nd and propel themselves up into the top 10 on the leaderboard after races 7 and 8.
470 Women Top 10 Medal Race Contenders and Olympic Qualification17 Dec 2011
A deciding day on the water for the forty eight women’s teams competing in the 470 event for 2011 470 World Championship glory, nation qualification to the Olympics and for many teams what was a selection event to determine who will carry their country flag on the start line of the 2012 Olympic Sailing Competition.
Spain's Tara Pacheco / Berta Betanzos new 470 World Champions18 Dec 2011
With the top six teams all in with a shot at the medals and the points margins giving no guarantee of the gold medal to the Spanish, it was nailbiting.