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01 May 2018

Since 2006, the International 470 Class has made a priority commitment to support young athletes and emerging nations through its Development Programmes.

470 Development has supported 40+ nations around the World

Many athletes benefited by receiving technical expertise and coaching, along with financial support to participate in 470 Class Championships.

The extensive range of 470 Development Programmes has reached out to many nations in the world, through:

  • supporting emerging nations to attend Championships 
  • financial support towards entry fees and charter boats
  • developing sailor racing skills pre-Championship through intensive on-site Clinics and race training
  • daily coaching during Championships
  • Regional Coach and Sailor Clinics

Over the past 12 years, 470 Clinics have been held in:
Angola, Argentina, Belgium, Bulgaria, China, France, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, Malaysia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Qatar, Serbia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Turkey

The combined impact of the 470 Clinics and Support Programmes has benefited athletes from:
Angola, Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Estonia, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Malaysia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Serbia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Turkey, Ukraine, Uruguay and the USA.

The International 470 Class will continue to support all athletes around the world and help them to fulfil their Olympic dream.

Coming up in 2018, the following development support is available:

470 Championship Clinics & coaching during 470 Junior Championships

The International 470 Class will organize a clinic prior to the 470 Junior European Championship and the 470 Junior World Championship for up to 25 teams, with additional coaching and support during the Championship for up to 6 teams. Dates as below:

470 Junior Europeans, Sesimbra, Portugal 
Clinic: 29 June-2 July (free of charge)
Daily Coaching: 3-11 July (free of charge)

470 Junior Worlds, Bracciano, Italy 
Clinic: 15-18 August (free of charge)
Daily Coaching: 19- 26 August (free of charge)

More details: http://bit.ly/2rco2eJ

For requests and enquires please contact: development@470.org