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International 470 Class Solidarity Programme

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The goal of the International Solidarity Programme is to support the nations competing in the 470, by promoting the 470 among countries that are interested in 470 sailing, but have a lower level of experience in the class and/or lack of funds to compete in the 470 at international level.

... for those starting out in their 470 sailing career ...

There are a number of countries where the interest in 470 sailing is strong, but for various reasons they are not able to fulfil their dream to "sail a 470" due to:

  • lack of funds
  • lack of national regattas
  • lack of coaches
  • lack of equipment

Benefits
The 470 Internationale Solidarity Programme (470 ISP) will help sailors by offering the following:

1. Equipment Support - the recipients of the 470 ISP will receive one of two brand new sets of sails, or one of two sets of used sails, in very good condition.

We also have some sails kindly donated by teams, which will also be presented.

2. Participation at 2013 470 Championships - the sailors selected for the 470 ISP will have their entry fees subsidised to any of the following 2013 events: 470 World Championships, 470 European Championships, 470 Junior World Championships and 470 Junior European Championships. They will be required to pay the entry fee using the normal online entry system, and the entry fees will be reimbursed during the prizegiving of the Championship.

Who Can Apply and How To Apply
Eligibility: crews (either male or female) from countries with little international activity in the 470 class. To apply, you will need to fill in the ISP Application Form and have entered the respective 470 Championship online.

Confirmation of Programme Awards
470 Internationale will announce the beneficiaries of the ISP as soon as possible after the application deadline.