French sailors seem to have set their minds to bring France, home country of the 470 design, two World Titles. The 470 Worlds for men and women currently takes place on French waters off La Rochelle, as part of the celebrations of the Class' 50th Anniversary. After six races, France leads in the men's event, and takes second place in the women's. Medal races take place on the 10th of August.
23 imagesExcitement in the men's 470 Worlds event, as hosting nation's (FRA) Pierre LEBOUCHER and Nicholas LE BERRE Nicolas hit Australians Mat BELCHER and Will RYAN with another win. France leads the men's 470 fleet with 6 points ahead of Australia after six races.
16 imagesA fierce battle will take place in tomorrow's last final races in the women's fleet at the 470 Worlds before the medalrace willtake place on 10 August. Camille LECOINTRE and Mathilde GERON (FRA) fought hard to strengthen their chances for the women's 470 title and scored a bullet today. Jo ALEH and Polly POWRIE (NZL) remain consistent, close behind,on a second place in today's race. New Zealand secured their top spot on the leaderboard, on 9 points difference with the French.