This Wednesday: Q&A Live Call with the new 470 World Champions - the secrets of world-beating teamwork
The International 470 Class Association is pleased to announce the dates of the 2023 championships!
NEW DATES FOR THE EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP
- 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.
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.
More wind is expected for day five, the final day of gold fleet competition at the 470 World Championship in Sdot Yam, Israel.
• 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.
• 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.