US 470 Class Association




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One-Design Class Type: Dinghy

Was this boat built to be sailed by youth or adults? Both

Approximately how many class members do you have? 35

About US 470 Class Association

Olympic equipment of choice for the men’s and women’s two-person dinghy – representing the world of two-person spinnaker sailing at the Olympics. The 470 has been raced at every Olympics since 1976. In 1988, a women’s event was added. For the 2024 Olympics, the 470 will revert to mixed.


Boats Produced: 34,500

Class boat builder(s):

Mackay Boats (NZL), Ziegelmayer (GER), Sports Center (POL), Yamaha (JPN)

Approximately how many boats are in the USA/North America? 100+/-. 1850+/- registered all time in the USA.

Where is your One-Design class typically sailed in the USA? List regions of the country:

Miami, FL; Newport, RI

Does this class have a spinnaker or gennaker? Yes

Ideal combined weight of range of crew:  300+/-

Boat Designed in 1963

Beam: 1.7m

Weight of rigged boat without sails: 120kg

Draft: 0.1m

Mast Height: 7.2m