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
Weight of rigged boat without sails: 120kg
Mast Height: 7.2m