- Two races in Gold Fleet with 14 to 16 knots of wind
- Diesch & Markfort (GER) win both races
- It was breezy, but no brown undies for Markfort
- Isozaki & Seki (JPN) maintain the lead by 4 points
- Great day for Portugal, second best boat of the session
- Who’s looking likely for Olympic nation qualification?
- Start of Gold Fleet with two races in 6 to 9 knot breeze
- Japan continues to hold the top two places
- Sickness and back pain appear to make two teams sail faster than normal
- Leap Year Day sees the Winkels make a leap forward in performance
- Thursday was Just Another Manic Monday for Markfort
• Japanese hold 1,2 & 5 on the leaderboard
• Diesch & Markfort maintain 3rd for Germany
• Race win lifts Lecointre & Mion to 4th despite a flappy gasket
• British on track to secure Olympic berth for Paris 2024
Japan came to the 470 World Championship in Llucmajor, Mallorca, as defending champions. Lying in fifth place after three tricky, light-wind races is not at all a bad start for the 2023 World Champions Keiju Okada and Miho Yoshioka.
The competitors and coaches around the boat park have been giving each other wry smiles after today’s pouring rain and shifty offshore conditions. It was practice race day before the competition proper begins on Tuesday for the 470 World Championship in Llucmajor, not from Mallorca’s capital city of Palma.
The 470 World Championship is set to begin in Palma, Mallorca. Taking place from 24 February to 3 March, 64 international teams representing 27 nations are making final preparations before racing begins this Monday.
On Saturday night the spectacular Claustre de Sant Bonaventura in Llucmajor hosted the official presentation of the 470 World Championship, which will bring together 64 teams of 27 nationalities at the Club Nàutic S’Arenal until the 3rd March.
Entry fee waived for entries outside of Japan and charter options available !
Palma, Mallorca, 16 February 2024 - It’s just over a week until the 470 World Championship begins in Palma, Mallorca. Taking place from 24 February to 3 March, 63 international teams are making final preparations before one of the most important regattas of their careers.