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Q&A LIVE CALL WITH THE NEW 470 WORLD CHAMPIONS - THE SECRETS OF WORLD-BEATING TEAMWORK

25 Nov 2022

This Wednesday: Q&A Live Call with the new 470 World Champions - the secrets of world-beating teamwork

470 Racing @ 2022 470 World Championship Sdot-Yam ISR
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NEW DATES ANNOUNCED FOR THE 2023 470 CHAMPIONSHIPS

23 Nov 2022

The International 470 Class Association is pleased to announce the dates of the 2023 championships!
NEW DATES FOR THE EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP

Neus BALLESTER BOVER / Pablo GARCIA PORTELA (ESP) in 2022 470 Europeans, Çeşme TUR
470 General News

UPDATING 470.ORG 2023 CALENDAR

07 Nov 2022
The International 470 Class Association is constantly updating the 470.org calendar, and we need your help!
 
Mathew Belcher
470 General Event News

2022 HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE: MAT BELCHER

04 Nov 2022

Congratulations to 2022 Hall of Fame inductee: Mat Belcher OAM

470 Racing @ 2022 470 Worlds, Sdot-Yam ISR
ISAF Rankings

LATEST WS WORLD RANKINGS RELEASED

01 Nov 2022

The WS World Sailing Rankings for 1 November 2022 have been released. Yves Mermod / Maja Siegenthaler (SUI) climbed up three places and now dominate the 470 Class. 

The new World Champions
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2022 470 WORLDS. GERMAN GOLD, SPANISH SILVER, FRENCH BRONZE

29 Oct 2022

HIGHLIGHTS

  • North-westerly breeze of 11 to 13 knots for the medal race
  • Germany’s Wanser & Autenrieth do a victory lap
  • Xammar & Brugman (ESP) dominate the race and win silver
  • Bronze for Lecointre & Mion (FRA)

Luise Wanser & Philipp Autenrieth (GER) enjoyed sailing the medal race secure in the knowledge that they had already won the 470 World Championship in Sdot Yam, Israel, a day earlier.

The big drama was the battle for the silver and bronze. Off the start line and up the first windward leg, the teams from Japan and Great Britain made the early running. However, plenty was yet to change. 

 

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A BIG BATTLE FOR BRONZE (AND MAYBE SILVER TOO)

29 Oct 2022

 

Luise Wanser & Philipp Autenrieth (GER) only have to sail around the race track in today’s medal race to seal the 470 World Championship in Sdot Yam, Israel. The Germans have already won with a race to spare.
 
 

Luise Wanser & Philipp Autenrieth (GER) only have to sail around the race track in today’s medal race to seal the 470 World Championship in Sdot Yam, Israel. The Germans have already won with a race to spare.

 

470 General Event News

DAY 5 MORNING UPDATE: A BIT WINDIER ON THE FORECAST

28 Oct 2022

More wind is expected for day five, the final day of gold fleet competition at the 470 World Championship in Sdot Yam, Israel. 

GER 10 upwind
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GERMANY WINS WORLDS WITH DAY TO SPARE

28 Oct 2022
HIGHLIGHTS

• North-westerly breeze built from 8 to 12 knots during the afternoon
• Germany’s Wanser & Autenrieth win Worlds before the medal race
• A consolation race win for Ferrari & Caruso (ITA)
 • Points very close for silver and bronze medals in Saturday’s finale

Luise Wanser & Philipp Autenrieth (GER) have won the 470 World Championship in Sdot Yam, Israel, with a race to spare. It’s the first time in almost 30 years that Germany has won the 470 world title, the previous times being the men’s championship in 1991 and the women’s championship in 1994. The last time Germany won a medal of any colour at a 470 Worlds was bronze at the 1998 women’s World Championship.

Matisse Pacaud & Lucie de Gennes (FRA) up to 2nd
470 World Championships

YOUNG FRENCH SHOW THEIR SENIORS THE WAY

27 Oct 2022

 

HIGHLIGHTS
 
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 been well outside of the top 10 but who seized their opportunity when it came along.
 
A WIN FOR ITALY
 
Elena Berta & Bruno Festa (ITA) didn’t get the best of starts and were forced to tack away on to port underneath the bulk of the fleet on starboard. However they found a gap and some clear wind to start working the shifts again. “After a couple of tacks we were already in a good position, in our own lane in clear air, and then we took the last shift for the mark and were leading,” said Festa.
 
Even though the Italians won the race comfortably from the rest of the fleet, Berta said it was never easy. “You can never say it’s easy but it is easier than fighting from the middle. When you are ahead you have choices and control that you don’t have when you are back in the fleet.” Their race victory lifts the Italians to 14th overall and with a fighting chance of making it into Saturday’s medal race for the top 10 teams.
 
RISING SUN
 
Tetsuya Isozaki & Yurie Seki (JPN) have had a tough time of the Worlds so far, struggling at the back of gold fleet. But today they burst into the front of the second race and already led comfortably at the first mark, extending all the way for an easy victory which raises the Japanese to 21st overall.
 
In today’s conditions, the fleet looked very evenly matched, which perhaps explains why only two of the 30 gold fleet teams managed to keep two scores inside the top 10. Keiji Okada and Miho Yoshioka (JPN) have propelled themselves up to 6th overall with scores of 6,5 from the day.
 
NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK
 
The stand-out performers of the day, however, were the reigning Youth World and European Champions Matisse Pacaud & Lucie de Gennes (FRA), who outsailed their older, more experienced rivals to score two 3rd places. This up-and-coming team of 21-year-olds are having to revise their ambitions for the regatta. “We wanted a chance of getting into the medal race,” said Pacaud. “Now we are up to 2nd overall, and we would like to try stay in the top five, maybe top three.”
 
They named their boat after billionaire businessman Elon Musk’s futuristic transport project, Hyperloop. “We wanted to choose a name to make our boat faster,” said de Gennes. “We were really fast in strong winds when we started out in the 470, and Hyperloop seemed like a good name for the boat.” So far so good for the young guns on their futuristic bullet train.
 
GERMANS GET THEIR BIBS BACK
 
After the first race of the day, yesterday’s stand-out team, Camille Lecointre & Jérémie Mion (FRA) briefly moved into the overall lead thanks to a 4th place finish. The Germans in the yellow bibs faltered with a 15th place, but in the next race the tables were turned. Luise Wanser & Philipp Autenrieth (GER) rallied with a 2nd place while Lecointre & Mion slipped to 23rd. So Germany retain the yellow bibs yet again, while it’s the young French up to 2nd overall and the older French down to 3rd. Not that Lecointre was concerned. “Plenty to play for, we are in the battle,” she smiled. Only a point away from the podium are Jordi Xammar & Nora Brugman (ESP) whose 2nd place started to make them a threat for the overall lead, but whose subsequent 18th place dropped the Spaniards down again. It was a typically inconsistent set of scores that most teams could relate to, the yellow bibs included.
 
SWIM WHEN YOU’RE WINNING
 
As the Germans crossed the line in 15th place, Wanser said to herself and to Autenrieth. “Now the pressure is on, it’s time to perform and time to shine,” she said. “I said to Philipp, ‘let’s stick to the basics, just do what we have been doing in all the other races’. Now we’re getting to the end of the regatta and it’s how you control yourself in your own mind. I’m really enjoying this regatta, really enjoying Israel. Swimming in the morning, I’m having such a great time here.”
 
Friday’s two scheduled races will conclude gold fleet competition, after which the top 10 will go forward to the double-points medal race on Saturday. First start on Friday is set for 1300 hours. For live tracking and live broadcast of the racing, go here: https://www.sport5.co.il/articles.aspx?FolderID=6045&docID=418043
 
To get all the news, photos and updates from the racing, go to https://2022worlds.470.org 
 
written by Andy Rice
 
 
RESULTS - TOP 3 OVERALL (after seven races)
 
 
1. Luise Wanser & Philipp Autenrieth (GER), 38 points
2. Matisse Pacaud & Lucie de Gennes (FRA), 45 points
3. Camille Lecointre & Jérémie Mion (FRA), 50 points
 
 
 
NATIONS TROPHY
 
France takes the lead!
 
France has overtaken Germany in the 470 Nations Trophy ranking after day four.
Germany was leading since day one, but now the battle is still on as only one place separates the two nations. Spain is in third with Great Britain and Italy in close range.
 
 
 
Follow the World Championship at https://2022worlds.470.org 
 
 
Photo Credit: © Amit Shisel / Int. 470 Class
 
Photo Credit: © Kazushige Nakajima
More Photos: https://www.facebook.com/dailysailingjapan
Contact: kazusailing@gmail.com
 
 
 
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HIGHLIGHTS
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.