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