Barcelona is the city chosen to host the 470 Class World Sailing Championships in May 2012, after receiving more votes than the other candidates, like Múrcia, Mallorca and Israel.
The International 470 Class is the class of boat used for both the men’s two person and women’s two person dinghy events at the Olympic Games. Used as Olympic equipment since 1976, where the class was sailed as an open event before the introduction of separate events for men and women in 1988, the 470 is sailed in more than 61 nations around the world.
The Reial Club Marítim de Barcelona (RCMB) and Reial Club Nàutic de Barcelona (RCNB) are the two clubs that will have the job of organising and running the championships.
The candidature was supported by Barcelona City Council, the Generalitat (government) of Catalonia, the Catalan Sailing Federation (FCV), the Spanish Sailing Federation (FEV) and the Spanish Olympic Committee (COE), as well as world-famous sailors Natalia Via Dufresne, Kevin Burnham and Theresa Zabell among others.
More inf@: International 470 Class website