470 (dinghy)

The 470 is an Olympic two-man racing dinghy with trapeze and spinnaker.


The name of this boat class derives from the boat length. It was designed in 1963 in France by Andre Cornu, 1969 international class and has Olympic status since the 1976 Olympic Games in Montreal. There, the Germans Frank Hübner won as helmsman and his bowman Harro Bode surprisingly the gold medal ahead of Spain, Australia and the favored French. Since the 1988 Olympic Games in the 470 will also be sailed by Olympic women's teams.


The hull is made ​​of fiberglass in multi-chamber design with waterproof side tanks and watertight bow. In the side tanks are additionally fixed buoyancy, which guarantee the dinghy unsinkable, even when fully accrued side tanks. The hull construction is a round bilge with sliding properties, so that high speeds can be achieved.

Rig, rigging, sails

The mast is made of aluminum. It is stabilized by steel shrouds and forestay and a mast controller. A trapezoidal device for the foredeck is also mounted on the mast. The dinghy has also next to a mainsail and a jib a spinnaker. Numerous trimming devices on the mast and sails ensure optimum trim options in order to fully exploit the high speed potential of the hull can.


Good segelbar 1-6 Bft, about even segelbar by experienced teams.

Regatta and Races

In the 470 class races are offered for all performance classes of connected open races on national championships, continental championships to world championships and Olympic regattas. Through the balance of the construction of the dinghy regatta beginners can already be controlled. For racers, the optimum crew weight is 110-145 kg. Due to the moderate team this weight class dinghy is also widespread among youth and women's teams. Also, age-appropriate events are in the 470 class well established, such as Junior Championships ( U19, U22 ) or Masters events for senior teams ( 30 , UE35, Ü50 ). Rankings for the regatta will be prepared on both a national and international level and published.