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1970 470 World Championship

France Lacanau Guyenne Sailing Club, France

The first ever official 470 Class World Championship.

In July 1970, the first 470 World Championship was held on the lake at Lacanau, Jean Morin and André Cornu’s backyard and the «Mecca» for the development of the 470. It was organised by the Lacanau Guyenne sailing club whose president was Marc Poisson, in charge of communication at the 470 Internationale.

Fifty-one boats from fourteen nations participated from Europe, North America and Australia. France confirmed its domination by placing eight boats in the top ten. Only the Austrians Seidl & Seidl and the Dutch Imhoff & Degroot, 7thand 8th, managed to distinguish themselves from the rest of the fleet.

The first World Champions were the Carré brothers Yves & Hervé, followed by Hubert & Philippe Follenfant and the locals Didier Poisson & Denis Londeix. The winners used Devillard sails.

 

Results

Pos Nation Crew Points
1 France  FRA - 6514 Yves Carre / Herve Carre 18
2 France  FRA - 6465 Ph Follenfant / H Follenfant 40
3 France  FRA - 6408 Didier Poisson / Denis Londiex 49
4 France  FRA - 6721 Marc Laurent / Michel Cornic 49
5 France  FRA - 5097 J L Brehant / J F Brehant 50
Pos Nation Crew Points
6 France  FRA - 6492 J C Le Borgne / A Le Borgne 51
7 France  FRA - 8 Kurt Seidl / Ernest Seidl 52
8 France  FRA - 70 Fred Imhoff / W de Groot 63
9 France  FRA - 6223 J C Fessler / J Rossi 68
10 France  FRA - 5224 A Billaud / P Billaud 69
Last updated: 18 Jul 1970

Venue

Lacanau Guyenne Sailing Club

France France

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