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About the 470 - Challenging

The Dictionary says ...... 
anything, as a demanding task, that calls for special effort or dedication

We say .....


Sailing isn't just about going fast, or from one point to another – although for many the simplicity of speed is very attractive. The 470 is about speed – and more.

The 470 represents the alluring sailing challenge of tactics, technique, individual boat tweaking to make your boat go faster. It is about the individual athlete's sailing skills and their teamwork.

And the sailors say .....

Marcelien de Koning (NED) - 2008 Olympic Silver Medallist: “If you can sail the 470 you can sail any big boat, because you understand the racing, all the tactics involved. It is a superb boat to learn how to sail tactically and strategically.”