Following on from the changes to the 470 Class Rules as approved at the 2016 470 General Assembly Meeting held on Sunday 13 November 2017, the revised Class Rules have been approved and published by World Sailing effective 17 February 2017.
Six races over two days of tricky racing pitched Mat Belcher/Will Ryan to overall victory, with Carrie Smith/Amelia Catt in second and top women's team at the 2017 Australian 470 National Championships, hosted at Wangi RSL Amateur Sailing Club on Lake Macquarie, 11-12 February .
The first release of the World Rankings for 2017, published on 30 January 2017, sees the Dutch partnership of Afrodite Zegers/Anneloes van Veen take control of the 470 Women leaderboard, whilst Australia's Mat Belcher/Will Ryan remain unchallenged in the 470 Men.
Tauranga Yacht and Power Boat Club hosted awesome New Zealand 470 Nationals from 20-22 January.
Pitch perfect wins for Afrodite Zegers and Anneloes van Veen (NED) in the 470 Women and Stuart McNay and David Hughes (USA) in the 470 Men on Medal Race day at the 2017 World Series Cup Miami presented by Sunbrella, Sunday 29 January 2017..
On the first stop of World Sailing's 2017 World Cup Series in Miami, USA, a strong 470 fleet will make-up some of the 452 sailors who will descend on Regatta Park at Coconut Grove, Miami from 22-29 January 2017.
A fiercely fought play off for the podium at the 2017 470 North American Championship, 14016 January 2016 hosted at Coconut Grove Sailing Club, Miami, pitched Italy's young pairing of Giacomo Ferrari/Giulio Calabro to victory.