After seven fleet races in the Women’s Two Person Dinghy - 470 at the Hempel Sailing World Championships in Aarhus, Denmark, eight nations have booked their spot at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Sailing Competition.
Final Series of Hempel Sailing World Championships Aarhus 2018 for 470 class were concluded today with 1 race for each of the Gold and Silver fleets (races 10 and 9 respectively).
ONLY ONE RACE SAILED TODAY IN MEN'S GOLD FLEET IN AARHUS 2018. NO RACES FOR WOMEN’S & MEN'S SILVER DIVISION06 Aug 2018
Sailing World Championships are often pitched as nations competing against each other, but the real tensions are often within the national teams as individuals begin to try and secure their Olympic selection.
Out of a mixture of modesty and misinterpretation sportsman often talk up luck. Sailors are no different, but on and opening day to Hempel Sailing World Championships Aarhus 2018, when the words “shifty”, “tricky” and “lucky” were thrown about the boat park faster than in a Vegas casino, the cream rose to the top.
The Hempel Sailing World Championships Aarhus 2018 is the biggest event in the sailing calendar for the year as 470 class Men and Women teams will battle not only for the medal but also for the first qualifications for 2020 Olympic Games.
Experienced sailors in the Men’s and Women’s 470 will lock horns in Aarhus at the Hempel Sailing World Championships in Denmark.
Rio 2016 gold medallist Hannah Mills will headline Great Britain's team of elite sailors heading into battle at the crucial Sailing World Championships, the biggest test so far of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic cycle.
The International 470 Class Association invites tenders from suitable individuals and organisations for the provision of photography services for the Hempel Sailing World Championships 2018 in Aarhus, Denmark.
Leaderboard shuffles in a packed 3-race day for the gold fleet saw teams make the top–ten cut to the Medal Race, only to lose it in the next race, as the men’s and women’s fleets featured significant changes in finishing order.
The final series for the 470 Men and Women got underway today off Thessaloniki, Greece with two races for each of the gold and silver fleets.
Five qualification races is what it takes to advance to gold fleet and retain a shot at claiming a place in the top 10 Medal Race come Saturday.
A cracking opening day at the 2017 470 World Championships in Thessaloniki, Greece rewarded teams with a 3-race scorecard.
The 2017 470 World Championships is taking place from 7-15 July 2017 at the Nautical Club of Thessaloniki, Greece.
Boats, trailers and cars can be parked in the grounds of the Nautical Club of Thessaloniki (NCTH) from 3-16 July 2017.
In a medal race battle to the end, stepping away victorious with Gold medals are Camille Lecointre/Helene Defrance (FRA) and Sime Fantela/Igor Marenic (CRO).
Taking advantage of the morning breeze, the Race Committee got teams off early on race day 4 at the 470 Worlds to complete three races.
The 470 Men got underway first just before 1600 hours, followed by the 470 Women. The original schedule of three races was scuppered by the earlier postponement ashore with 2 races completed for the 470 Men and one for the 470 Women.
The boat park was buzzing with activity this morning as teams prepped ahead of race day 1, but at first the shoreside action didn’t transfer to the race track’s light breeze.
Two days of registration/equipment inspection are wrapped up and final entry numbers are confirmed, ready for racing to kick off today.
Club Nautico San Isidro will host the 2015 470 World Championships in partnership with the International 470 Class Association and the Federacion Argentina de Yachting.
On a tense final day, defending 470 World Champions Lara Vadlau/Jola Ogar (AUT) and Mat Belcher/Will Ryan (AUS) cleaned up in the double-points Medal Race to secure the gold medals.
A crunch race day 5 at the 2015 470 Worlds as the final battle to claim place in the medal race line-up and secure Olympic qualification climaxed.
All change on day 3 at the 470 World Championships in Haifa, Israel as the series intensifies, places change and two new leaders take over at the front.
A lighter breeze filled in over the race course in Haifa Bay on day 2 of the 2015 470 World Championships, proving a challenge for the teams as the wind came down the race track in bands and patches.
Launching off the beach into the warm azure waters off Haifa Bay, the 2015 470 World Championships got underway today in Israel.
The Opening Ceremony for the 2015 470 World Championships was held tonight, 10 October 2015, at the Congress Garden in Haifa, Israel.
Drama and world class racing are on the cards as teams battle for 470 World Championship glory and the all-critical nation qualification to the 2016 Olympic Games.
Taking place in Haifa, Israel from 10-17 October 2015, the 2015 470 World Championships are also an Olympic Qualification event for Rio 2016.
470 helm Gil Cohen of Israel was seriously injured in a car accident whilst riding her bike in October last year. After a long period of recovery and recuperation Gil is now back on track to focus on her goal of qualifying to the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, Brazil.
2015 Israel 470 Open National Championships will take place from 1-4 October, timed just before the 2015 470 World Championships.
The Extraordinary General Assembly of the International 470 Class Association today confirmed Haifa, Israel as the venue for the 2015 470 Class World Championships.
The South African”Race Ahead” team of Jim Asenathi and Roger Hudson are special. RaceAhead as a concept began at a time when extraordinary young sailing talents were emerging from impressive grass-roots sailing schools and clubs across South Africa.
After an inspirational Opening Ceremony on Friday 11 May 2012, involving aerial acrobats and Barcelona’s best young Optimist sailors, the much awaited Barcelona In Port Race got underway today in Port Vell, right in the heart of the city.
A patient morning was in order for the first race day of the 2012 470 World Championships to get underway as the sailors were kept postponed ashore waiting for wind. From early on, it was evident the scheduled start of 1200 hours was never going to happen.
Every race counts, but with three races today it was particularly crucial for teams to pump in some good scores and position themselves as solidly as possible before Tuesday’s final two races of the qualification series at the 2012 470 World Championships.
Race day 3 at the 2012 470 World Championships was a tense and enthralling day. Seven nations secured their right to be at the 2012 Olympic Games in the 470 Men, whilst six nations in the 470 Women continue to fight their way for the remaining five nation places.
Every race is crucial, but with only five races left in the 2012 470 World Championships, race day 5 was a crunch day as teams positioned themselves to make the medal race cut, and the points started to stack up amongst the 470 Women teams in the challenge for Olympic qualification.
On the penultimate day of racing at the 2012 470 World Championships, Mat Belcher and Malcolm Page (AUS) secured their third successive World Championship title, with their win in race 12 sealing victory for the pair.
Hannah Mills/Saskia Clark (GBR) win 470 Women Worlds, over France and Netherlands. Croatia and Austria secure places at Olympics. In 470 Men, Gold to Australia, Silver to France and Bronze to Croatia.
A spectacular final day at the 2012 470 World Championships in Barcelona wrapped up seven days of intense and closely fought racing. The final count was 154 teams from 42 nations competing, with the best of the best slinging it out until today’s final day.
It all comes down to one regatta for US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics athletes looking to clinch a U.S. Olympic Team spot.
Perth 2011 is planning a memorable start for the World Championships with a "Parade of Sail" that will showcase the supporting yacht clubs and the historic Swan River link between the capital city of Perth and its port city of Fremantle.
After a long winding journey in a parade of sail down the Swan River from Perth to Fremantle, the ISAF Flag was hoisted at sunset to the top of Fremantle’s Round House to mark the beginning of the Perth 2011 ISAF Sailing World Championships.
US 470 Coach - Romain Bonnaud is calling the layline for the USTAG Men’s and Women’s teams training for the Perth 2011 ISAF Sailing World Championship.
The opening day of racing for the 470 men’s fleet at the 2011 Perth ISAF Sailing World Championships dawned sunny and almost windless, before picking up to deliver four races and four different race winners in light and shifty conditions – an early indicator of the depth of talent in the 470 fleet.
Day 2 of 470 racing at the Perth 2011 ISAF Sailing World Championships dawned wet and grey, before the weather demons took over completely to deliver rain, thunderstorms and severe weather warnings which forced the Race Committee to abandon racing for the day.
Whilst the leading teams in the yellow and blue fleets were celebrating hat tricks with three wins apiece, for others it was all about making the top 40 cut to the gold fleet and the chance of securing one of the nineteen slots on offer here in Perth to qualify their nation for the 2012 Olympic Games.
Patience and Bithell’s (GBR) dreams of dominating the gold fleet were sunk from the start of today's race 6 after a capsize off the start and penalty turns saw them cross the finish line in 28th.
Centre Course at Bather’s Bay was the host arena for the Men’s 470 gold and silver fleet racing today, providing fantastic access for spectators.
Anticipation was high in the boat park today as the top ten 470 Men teams prepared for the concluding Medal Race and the battle for podium places between four teams from four nations.
The reigning 470 European Champions Tara Pacheco/Berta Betanzos from Spain sailed a stunner of a day to win both races 3 and 4 today out on Success Course area, and with it leap to the top of the overall leaderboard.
Friday’s racing in the 470 Women’s fleet on Centre Course belonged to Brazil, as Martine Grael/Isabel Swan sailed a stunning two races to claim a race win and a 2nd and propel themselves up into the top 10 on the leaderboard after races 7 and 8.
A deciding day on the water for the forty eight women’s teams competing in the 470 event for 2011 470 World Championship glory, nation qualification to the Olympics and for many teams what was a selection event to determine who will carry their country flag on the start line of the 2012 Olympic Sailing Competition.
With the top six teams all in with a shot at the medals and the points margins giving no guarantee of the gold medal to the Spanish, it was nailbiting.