Length 470 cm = 15.12 ft
Centerboard depth 3.5 ft
Weight 264 lbs
Mast Height 22 ft
Sail Area of Main and Jib 135 ft^2
Total Sail Area with Spinnaker 270 ft^2
History of the 470
The 470, the everyman boat of competitive racing...
1963, French architect Andre Cornu designed the 470 as a two-person centerboard boat with a modern fiberglass planing hull
An Olympic class boat since 1976, 470s are raced by more than 30,000 sailors in 42 countries worldwide
In 1988, women officially entered Olympic sailing competition with the first-ever 470 Women's event. The United States wins the first 470 Women's gold medal.
In 2000 and 2004, the United States wins the Silver and Gold medal, respectively in men's 470 class