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26-7-2010 | Delta Lloyd 470 World Championships
The Hague 2010
30 knot winds to near calms, brilliant sunshine to driving rain, combined with a fierce spring tide, made for one of the most challenging 470 World Championships on record for competitors when racing took place off the Hague, the Netherlands, over 12-18 July.
18-7-2010 | Delta Lloyd 470 Worlds
Berkhout enters the record books with fifth World Championship win
Mother nature played ball for the last day of the Delta Lloyd 470 World Championship taking place in The Hague, with brilliant sunshine and a 12 knot southwesterly breeze for the Men's and Women's medal races, held directly off the beach at the Hague.
17-7-2010 | Press Release | 17 July
Belcher and Page the 2010 World Champions
A return to World Cup fever overcame the British camp today at the Delta Lloyd 470 World Championship, when after the opening race in the Men's fleet 23 year old Skandia Team GBR crew Luke Patience and Stuart Bithell moved into the lead position with double world champions Nic Asher and Elliot Willis second.
16-7-2010 | Press Release | 16 July
Local talent comes good
Finally after an unorthodox few days off the Hague, with the wind and wave states severely disrupting the race schedule, so for the first time at the Delta Lloyd 470 World Championships the organisers were able to hold three races back to back, on time, allowing crews to return to shore by mid-afternoon.
18-7-2010 | Greece's Mantis and Kagialis have a big job to do today
Defending 2nd
While Germany has the most entries in the Delta Lloyd 470 World Championship, with 16 teams currently competing off the Hague, they are followed by Greece and Skandia Team GBR both fielding 12 boats.
18-7-2010 | Junior World Champions Sofian Bouvet and Jeremie Mion
Taking on the old guys
A considerable number of Junior sailors (ie 21 or under) have been competing at this year’s Delta Lloyd 470 World Championship. Youngest in the Men’s class is Croatian 16 year old Dylan Tidd, while set to continue the Australian Women’s 470 legacy is Carrie Smith, who is just 15.
17-7-2010 | Edge of seat competition expected for tomorrow's medal races
Top 10
Medal races for the Delta Lloyd 470 World Championship are to take place tomorrow (Sunday) directly off the beach at the Hague. The warning signal for the Men’s medal races will be at 1355 local time followed an hour later by the Women.
17-7-2010 | Martine Soffiatti Grael and Isabel Swan
Highest Women's 470 Worlds newbies
At the Delta Lloyd 470 Worlds Championship it is easy to see who is doing better than expected as each boat has been given a bow number according to the latest ISAF ranking, issued last week. Among the Women’s Gold fleet sailors China’s Xiaoli Wang and Xufend Huang are doing especially well – ranked 91st in the world, but lying 8th overall at the end of play yesterday.
16-7-2010 | Indian competitors Pushparajan Muttu and Singhy Rajput Narinder
To the Hague from 45degC
Two sailors competing at the Delta Lloyd 470 World Championship who are going through acclimatisation shock here in the Hague are Indian competitors Pushparajan Muttu and Singhy Rajput Narinder.
16-7-2010 | Press Release | 15 July
Unsatisfactory day
Weather off the Hague, or perhaps the inaccuracy of the forecasts, continues to wreak havoc with the Delta Lloyd 470 World Championships in The Hague.
15-7-2010 | Double Olympic Gold medallist Sarah Ayton on today's conditions
More Southern Ocean than North Sea
Racing in the last qualification races had to be put on hold this morning when the North Sea off the Hague turned more Southern Ocean...and this was even before the tide had turned against the wind.
15-7-2010 | Day 4 morning report
Extreme sailing in Scheveningen
“I really enjoyed myself out there”, jubilated Jorick Weijers (NED). Sand was blowing off the dunes, water off the rough seas and the race committee reported 30 knots gusting up to 40 knots. That resulted in spectacular images, unfortunate damages and no racing. At around 11 am, the race committee postponed further racing.
14-7-2010 | Press Release 14 July
Wind up, but early home
For the first day so far at the 2010 Delta Lloyd 470 World Championships, the wind conditions at sea in front of The Hague allowed racing to get away on time for the three groups in the Men's division and the two in the Women's.
14-7-2010 | Why more nations will compete at future World Championships
Globalising the 470
In the recent ISAF Olympic Commission report the number of nations taking part was identified as being one of the shortcomings of sailing as an Olympic sport. For example at this week’s 470 World Championships there are 39 nations represented. This is a very high number when compared to other events in sailing, but up against other Olympic sports it is small when for example you consider that 205 nations competed at the 2008 Olympic Games
13-7-2010 | Press Release 13 July
Return to Qingdao
Jo Aleh : 'it was China all over again'
13-7-2010 | Upgrading the 470
President Stanislav Kassarov describes the latest developments
With classes attempting more than ever to maintain their spot in the Olympic Games, the International 470 Class Association has introduced some new measures for the present Delta Lloyd World Championship in the Hague.
12-7-2010 | Press Release | 12 July
Calm before the storm
Conditions transpired against the possibility of racing on the opening day of the Delta Lloyd 470 World Championships, taking place off the Hague, Holland.
12-7-2010 | Delta Lloyd 470 Worlds
Home team advantage?
Traditionally at regattas, local teams can hold the advantage with the best local knowledge, more familiarity with the race course, the typical currents and wind conditions, as well as the psychological upper hand - playing to the ‘home crowd’, in a familiar environment when it comes to food, language, culture, etc.
12-7-2010 | Opening Ceremony
Spectacular opening of Delta Lloyd 470 Worlds 2010
Hundreds of 470 sailors and coaches from all over the world enjoyed a spectacular opening ceremony of the 2010 Delta Lloyd 470 Worlds The Hague. After the official speeches, the Dutch national anthem was played in a crowded Scheveningen harbour. The Wilhelmus sounds went over in a beat on which the dancers of Dance Academy Lucia Marthas did their act. The youngsters brought the flags in and put up a fantastic show on stage, enforced by older dancers in the crowd.
8-7-2010 | Delta Lloyd 470 World Championships
40 nations to compete for the Men's 470 and Women's 470 World Title
3-7-2010 | Giulia Conti (ITA)
The main focus of 2010 is yet to come, the 470 World Championships in The Hague
We have won some regattas, we know how to do it, and we know it's also hard to win. I think psychology is really important in sailing, you have to be in the right mood to win.
24-3-2010 | Igor Marenic (CRO)
It has been a long, hard road to the top......
Igor Marenic, with helmsman Sime Fantela, goes to The Hague as reigning World Champion. The Croatians sailed a superb regatta in Denmark last year, crowning an incredible 2009 season that saw them win the European Championships also.
31-5-2010 | Isabel Swan (BRA)
Hunting for Olympic Gold with Torben Grael's diamond
Martine Grael has been in the limelight quite a bit during herself. The daughter of Torben Grael, the 2009 World Sailor of the Year and the winning skipper of the 2008-09 Volvo Ocean Race and five-time Olympic medalist, Martine made the news quite a bit last year
17-6-2010 | Belcher and Page (AUS)
Mitigate Risk
Australians Mat Belcher and Malcolm Page paired up in the 470 in 2009, but have been training together since 2001. Whether they are racing in light air or heavy air, they are either the leading the fleet or they are threatening the leaders. What makes the top ranked skippers on the 2010 ISAF World Cup tour so consistent?
25-6-2010 | Holland Moves
The Netherlands as Sports Nation
The Kingdom of the Netherlands is internationally also known as Holland. In the past ‘Holland' referred to part of our country, but today both names are in full swing. Holland is a compact country with great diversity
4-5-2010 | Sven Coster (NED)
we are aiming for gold, not for bronze
The Coster brothers have been dominating the Dutch 470 men's fleet for years. They teamed up in 1999 and finished sixth at their Olympic debut in Athens. In 2007, Sven and Kalle Coster won silver at the 470 Worlds and the year after they dramatically missed out on a medal in Qingdao.
19-5-2010 | Delta Lloyd 470 Worlds
The Hague gets ready
From 9-18 July, the Delta Lloyd 470 World Championships for men and women will take place on the waters in front of The Hague. Sime Fantela and Igor Marenic (CRO) will defend their men's 470 World title, whilst The Hague citizen Lisa Westerhof and Beijing 2008 Two Person Dinghy silver medalist Lobke Berkhout will defend their women's.
15-5-2010 | Isabelle Kinsolving Farrar (USA)
We know that our greatest strength is our experience
'it would involve a tremendous amount of arrogance for us to think we are going to win in The Hague'
24-3-2010 | Gideon Kliger (ISR)
Every team must find a way to split the decisions during a race
Although he’s been racing 470s for 13 years, 2010 feels like a fresh start for the experienced helmsman from Israel. He has teamed up with a new crew, Eran Sela, bringing to an end a long and successful partnership with Udi Gal.
25-3-2010 | Lobke Berkhout (NED)
Succes is not usual
They are not new to the Olympic 470 class as individuals, but as a duo they are. Lisa Westerhof and Lobke Berkhout from the Netherlands made an impressive debut in 2009, by winning 2 World Cups and the World title in a row.
22-5-2010 | Henriette Koch (DEN)
there's no reason why we can't do well in Holland
The approach certainly doesn't seem to be hurting Koch and Sommer, who had a great World Cup season in 2009, including victories at Miami and Hyeres. However the Worlds on home waters in Denmark proved a disappointment.
24-3-2010 | Stuart Bithell (GBR)
Boats taking off upwind, maybe? I'd love it
More than anything, Bithell is loving being part of a full-time Olympic campaign. Having spent many years on the edge of the British squad, he was on the verge of looking for a ‘proper job’ before the opportunity to sail with Patience came along. Last year’s silver medal suggests that this is the start of great things for this new team.
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8-9-2010 :: 20:35:30 hrs
EUROSPORT Broadcast replay
An report of the medal races of the Delta Lloyd 470 World Championships in The Hague was broadcasted on Eurosport Yacht Club.  A replay is now available.
24-7-2010 :: 22:47:39 hrs
High Resolution Video Medal Races
Video of the Delta Lloyd 470 World Championships is now also published in a high internet streaming video resolution of 1000 kbs.
Mouseover the video, and Click the HD icon appearing in the right top of the video.
Click the :: button on the bottom of the video for full screen.
TV Broadcasters contact info@470worlds2010.com for high res MGEG-2  version.
23-7-2010 :: 16:27:54 hrs
There are still boats and trailers at the boat park at the venue.
All teams who have their boats and/or trailers stored at the venue, please make sure they will be removed a.s.a.p.
Next week an event will take place at the parking, and all material on the parking will be removed.
If you will not be able to remove your equipment, please contact the Sailing Center The Hague at nost ealiest convenience.
(See CONTACT at this web site.
23-7-2010 :: 2:12:10 hrs
Live video registration replay online
The live video registration is online now in replay.
20-7-2010 :: 21:07:38 hrs
Virtual 470 World Event in virtual The Hague to start on 21 July
Will you be World's best virtual 470 sailor?

You like to steer a 470 to World fame, but you don't like to be salty wet... Well, there is still a chance to succeed in the virtual world.

Sail Simulator offers you the opportunity to compete in the Open Virtual 470 World Event 2010.

You will play two qualifying races on Wednesday July 21 and the top 15 will continue with the final on Thursday.
18-7-2010 :: 22:05:27 hrs
470 Class knows new World Champions
The Delta Lloyd 470 Class World Championships have been succesfully finalized.
Matthew Belcher and Malcolm Page (AUS) are the new World Champions in the men's 470, whilst Lisa Westerhof and Lobke Berkhout (NED) have renewed their World Title.
The new World Champions will defend their title at the 2011 ISAF Sailing World Championships in Perth, Australia.
18-7-2010 :: 15:30:40 hrs
Lisa Westerhof and Lobke Berkhout defended their world title on their homewaters. They win the Delta Lloyd 470 Worlds 2010. Silver goes to Jo Aleh and Olivia Powrie from New-Zealand, who sailed a strong regatta. Giulia Conti and Giovanna Micol from Italy take bronze. 
18-7-2010 :: 15:28:32 hrs
FRA 4 win women Medal Race
FRA 4 wins the women Medal Race at the 2010 Delta Lloyd 470 Worlds in The Hague.
ITA 23 finished second, followed by NED 11.
18-7-2010 :: 15:01:12 hrs
Medal Race women has started
The medal race of the women has just started.
18-7-2010 :: 14:50:59 hrs
Final results men are posted
The final results of the men are published.
18-7-2010 :: 14:30:15 hrs
The Aussies Belcher/Malcolm are the 2010 470 WORLD CHAMPIONS!!!

Charbonnier and Meyer Dieu take silver and Fantela/Marenic bronze at the Delta Lloyd 470 Worlds in The Hague.
18-7-2010 :: 14:33:44 hrs
FRA 7 wins Men Medal Race
The Men's Medal Race has finished. FRA 7 took the bullet, followed by AUS 11 and POR 1. 

18-7-2010 :: 13:59:39 hrs
Men's Medal Race has started!
The men's Medal Race has started. Gold is decided, but it is a massive battle for silver between 6 boats. You can follow the racing live on this website. 
18-7-2010 :: 13:21:15 hrs
Top ten men is on the water
Top ten men is out on the water. There is a 10 knots breeze and the sea has calmed down. The start of the Men's Medal Race for the 2010 Delta Lloyd 470 Worlds in The Hague will be at 14 hours.
18-7-2010 :: 12:43:25 hrs
Provisional top 3 finish women gold race 12
The provisional top 3 finish of the golden women fleet in race 12, excluding the top ten sailors:

1. GBR 847
2. USA 1757
3. FRA 12
18-7-2010 :: 12:38:13 hrs
Provisional top 3 finish men gold race 12
The provisional top 3 finish of the golden men fleet, excluding the top ten sailors, in race 12:

1. NZL 98
2. KOR 100
3. ARG 7

18-7-2010 :: 11:21:55 hrs
All classes are racing
All classes are racing at the moment, excluding the top ten sailors of the men and women fleets. 
18-7-2010 :: 11:21:54 hrs
Mens Gold Race 12 started

Follow the men’s gold race 12 here:

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18-7-2010 :: 10:54:08 hrs
Yellow flag or not?
The Race Committee reports 9 to 10 knots breeze from the south/southwest. That is going to be interesting, as below 8 knots the yellow flag might be taken away. In that case, pumping is no longer allowed. 
18-7-2010 :: 10:20:31 hrs
Time for the VuvuZeila's
The Grande Finale is on today, so it is time for the VuvuZeila's. If you go to the public event at Brunotti Beach House on the Scheveningen beach, you will get one of those limited edition horns. The Medal Races will be broadcasted live on a big screen, along with professional commentary. But there is more to do, like a power kite or surf session. 

Enjoy this final top sailing day!
18-7-2010 :: 9:26:03 hrs
Final races today
All crews are scheduled to race one last race today.
The bronze and silver fleets, as well the remaining gold fleet sailors who did not reach the medal races, will have a last fleet race, scheduled to start at 11:00.
The elite top ten will decide on medals today in the final medal race.
men's 470 medal race: 14:00
women's 470 medal race: 15:00
The medal races can be followed live through a live video stream on the internet and track & trace.
17-7-2010 :: 22:56:52 hrs
New videos published
New videos and photos have been published.
17-7-2010 :: 16:08:50 hrs
Provisional top 5 men after 11 races
The provisional top 5 men after 11 races:

1. AUS, Belcher/Page, 40 points
2. GRE, Mantis/Kagialis, 60 points
3. CRO, Fantela/Marenic, 61 points
4. FRA, Charbonnier/Meyer Dieu, 63 points
5. NED, Coster/Coster, 67 points
17-7-2010 :: 15:10:35 hrs
Provisional top 5 women after 11 races
The provisional top 5 women after 11 races, including 1 discard, is as followed:

1. NZL, Aleh/Powrie, 23 points
2. NED, Westerhof/Berkhout, 24 points
3. ITA, Conti/Micol, 51 points
4. GBR, Ayton/Clark, 67 points
5. JPN, Kondo/Tabata, 74 points

17-7-2010 :: 15:10:34 hrs
Finishlist Men Race 11 (based on GPS Tracking)
Provisional finishlist MEN Race 11 based on GPS Tracking.

1. POR 1
2. AUS 11
3. FRA 7

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17-7-2010 :: 15:04:33 hrs
Disaster for Patience/Bithell
Disaster stroke Patience/Bithell (GBR 844) in race 10, after having taken over the overall lead. Rudder breakage forced them out of races 10 and 11 today. 
17-7-2010 :: 14:44:36 hrs
Finishlist Women Race 11
Provisional Finishlist of women Gold race 11 based on GPS Tracking

1. NED 11
2. ESP 696
3. NZL 75

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17-7-2010 :: 14:15:41 hrs
Provisional top 5 men after 10 races
The provisional top 5 men after 10 races, including 1 discard, is as followed:

1. AUS, Belcher/Page, 38 points
2. GBR, Patience/Bithell, 40 points
3. GRE, Mantis/Kagialis, 49 points
4. GBR, Asher/Willis, 56 points
5. CRO, Fantela/Marenic, 56 points
17-7-2010 :: 13:48:01 hrs
Provisional top 5 women after 10 races
Eight black flags in the women gold fleet, including four top ten teams. The provisional top 5 women after 10 races:

1. NZL, Aleh/Powrie, 20 points
2. NED, Westerhof/Berkhout, 23 points
3. ITA, Conti/Micol, 42 points
4. GBR, Ayton/Clark, 63 points
5. JPN, Kondo/Tabata, 67 points

Black flags:

ITA 23
GBR 842
JPN 4151
CHN 248
GBR 847
GER 61
17-7-2010 :: 13:45:57 hrs
Finishlist Men Race 10
Provisional Ranking Men Race 10 based on GPS Tracking !
1. AUS 11
2. ESP 9
3. NZL 212
4. ITA 2
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17-7-2010 :: 13:37:44 hrs
Provisional top 3 men silver/bronze
The provisional top 3 men silver after 9 races is as followed:

1. GBR, Sparks/Grube, 72 points
2. AUT, Schmid/Reichstadter, 74 points
3. GER, Bogacki/Steinborn, 93 points

The provisional top 3 men bronze after 9 races is as followed:

1. ITA, Desiderato/Bianchi, 117 points
2. SWE, Dackhammar/Bergstrom
3. AUS, Conway/Conway
17-7-2010 :: 13:21:00 hrs
Women race 10 finish
Women Race 10 finishing....
1. NZL 75
2. NED 11
3. ITA 23
4. GBR 842
17-7-2010 :: 13:24:36 hrs
Women race 10 finish (provisional)
Women Race 10 finishing....
1. NZL 75
2. NED 11
3. ITA 23
4. GBR 842
17-7-2010 :: 13:21:15 hrs
Provisional top 3 women silver
Provisional top 3 silver women after 9 races, including 1 discard:

1. DEN, Koch/Sommer, 61 points
2. SLO, Mrak/Cerne, 71 points
3. CRO, Nincevic/Zupan, 78 points
17-7-2010 :: 13:07:19 hrs
Men Gold Race 10 prov, rounding marker 2
Men are heading to the next buoy.

Ranking at Buoy 2:

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17-7-2010 :: 12:45:21 hrs
Women Gold Race 10 rounding marker 2
NZL took the lead at Mark 2

Ranking at the marker:
NZL 202
CHN 660

average speed:  14 knots !!
17-7-2010 :: 12:33:51 hrs
Provisional top 5 women after 9 races
The provisional top 5 women after 9 races:

1. NZL, Aleh/Powrie, 19 points
2. NED, Westerhof/Berkhout, 21 points
3. ITA, Conti/Micol, 24 points
4. GBR, Ayton/Clark, 46 points
5. FRA, Petitjean//Douroux, 48 points
17-7-2010 :: 12:30:27 hrs
Provisional top 5 men after 9 races
The provisional top 5 men after 9 races:

1. GBR, Patience/Bithell, 31 points
2. AUS, Belcher/Page, 37 points
3. GBR, Asher/Willis, 38 points
4. GRE, Mantis/Kagialis, 43 points
5. NED, Coster/Coster, 46 points
17-7-2010 :: 12:04:57 hrs
Gold fleets have finished race 9
The gold fleets have finished race 9.

Provisional top 5 men over the line:

1. GBR, Asher/Willis
2. GBR, Patience/Bithell
3. GBR, Mee/Dobson
4. POR, Marinho/Nunes
5. FRA, Charbonnier/Meyer

Provisional top 5 women over the line:
1. ITA, Conti/Micol
2. NZL, Aleh/Powrie
3. BRA, Grael/Swan
4. GBR, Ayton/Clark
5. NED, Westerhof/Berkhout
17-7-2010 :: 11:29:06 hrs
Racing has started
Racing has started and the rain has stopped. On the golden course, the women commenced first.
17-7-2010 :: 10:01:40 hrs
Good breeze
It is raining in The Hague, but the breeze is on. About 18 knots from the southwest, so challenging conditions again for the sixth day of the Delta Lloyd 470 Worlds 2010. 
17-7-2010 :: 8:49:35 hrs
Start today at 11:00

The first start will be at 11:00 today. Three races are scheduled. Today's racing will decide on the elite top ten to start in the final medal race tomorrow.

16-7-2010 :: 22:08:23 hrs
Three races completed today in each Gold Fleet
16-7-2010 :: 15:50:56 hrs
Bronze and silver still racing
the bronze and silver fleets are still racing.
16-7-2010 :: 15:43:04 hrs
Provisional top 3 after 8 races
Provisional top 3 positions after 8 races, including 1 discard, are as followed:

Top 3 men gold after 8 races: 1. AUS, Belcher/Page (23 p), 2.GBR, Patience/Bithell (29 p), 3. NED, Coster/Coster (30 p)

Top 3 women after 8 races: 1. NED, Westerhof/Berkhout (16 p), 2. NZL. Aleh/Powrie (17 p), 3. ITA, Conti/Micol (23 p)

16-7-2010 :: 15:20:16 hrs
Gold fleets have finished racing
The gold fleets have finished racing and are coming in. 

16-7-2010 :: 14:06:41 hrs
Provisional top 3 after 7 races
The provisional top 3 after 7 races, including 1 discard, are as followed:

Top 3 men after 7 races: 1. AUS, Belcher/Page (22 points), 2. NED, Coster/Coster (25 p), 3. GBR, Patience/Bithell (25 p)

Top 3 women after 7 races: 1. NED, Westerhof/Berkhout (15 p), 2. NZL, Aleh/Powrie (15 p), 3. ITA, Conti/Micol (20 p)
16-7-2010 :: 13:31:33 hrs
Race 8 about to start
Finally perfect conditions on the North Sea. The breeze is about 16-18 knots with a big swell. All classes have finished two races so far. The 8th is about to start.
16-7-2010 :: 12:44:51 hrs
Ready for start race 6
Race 5 has been completed for both the men's and women's 470 Gold Fleet.
Results have been published
Race 6 has just started for both Fleets.
Wind has increased to 22 knots.
16-7-2010 :: 10:13:29 hrs
Boats go out in 18 kts wind
There is a 18 kts breeze at sea in Front of The Hague,
Boats are going out, and start will take place as scheduled at 11:00
15-7-2010 :: 22:06:32 hrs
First start tomorrow at 11 am
Tomorrow, the first starting gun will be fired at 11 am and there are three races scheduled.
15-7-2010 :: 20:57:04 hrs
All racing cancelled
Calm has set in after the storm. About four knots of breeze left with 2 knots current. Only the women have finished one race. The men's races were abandoned. All racing is cancelled for today.
15-7-2010 :: 20:16:20 hrs
First men group has started
The yellow men group has finally started. The blue group is about to start.
15-7-2010 :: 20:10:08 hrs
Women yellow: FRA 4 back in lead
On the women course is FRA 4 back in the lead, followed by NZL 75 and CHN 248. 
15-7-2010 :: 20:05:44 hrs
Women: USA and NED leading race 5
Current World Champions Lisa Westerhof and Lobke Berkhout are leading the yellow group and Maxwell/Kinsolving Farrar in the Blue group. The men haven't started yet.
15-7-2010 :: 19:21:02 hrs
All boats are out
All boats are out on the water and the yellow women group has just started. Other groups are preparing for today's first start.
15-7-2010 :: 17:52:02 hrs
They are going to race
The race committee just called the sailors back on the water. They will try to finish the qualifiers, so two more races for the women and one for the men. First starting gun is expected at about 7 pm. 
15-7-2010 :: 17:14:46 hrs
Decision was not so definite
The decision was not so definite at 5 pm, as the race committee will discuss the situation again at 5:45 pm. The wind average is still around 25 knots. The tide has changed, so the waves should slowly calm down.
15-7-2010 :: 16:16:43 hrs
Definite decision will be made at 5 pm
The race committee will make a definite decision at 5 pm. 
15-7-2010 :: 14:49:58 hrs
Further postponement
There will be no warning signal at 4 pm, so racing had been postponed until further notice. 
15-7-2010 :: 13:09:15 hrs
No warning signal before 16:00


15-7-2010 :: 12:42:54 hrs
No warning signal before 3 pm
No warning signal will be given before 3 pm. The race committee will discuss the situation every hour. The wind is expected to drop a bit in the second half of the afternoon. 
15-7-2010 :: 11:19:38 hrs
Women are also coming in
The women fleet is coming in as well. Further notice will follow as soon as possible.
15-7-2010 :: 10:52:19 hrs
Men are coming in
The men are sent back to the harbour. The race officer reported 30 knots of breeze on course Bravo, south of the harbour. The women are still out on course Alpha. 
15-7-2010 :: 9:58:44 hrs
Postponement for 1 hour
The fourth day of the Delta Lloyd 470 Worlds The Hague starts with 1 hour postponement, due to a strong wind. However, all boats are on the water, as the breeze dropped a bit. Racing is expected to start at 11 am.
15-7-2010 :: 9:17:34 hrs
Races are postponed until 11:00
Races are postponed until 11:00
14-7-2010 :: 19:44:09 hrs
Racing starts at 10 am tomorrow
Tomorrow, the first starting gun will be fired at 10 am.
14-7-2010 :: 18:12:51 hrs
Racing cancelled for today
The thunderstorm has arrived, so no more racing today.
14-7-2010 :: 16:56:12 hrs
New photos have been posted
New Photos of Day 3 have been posted. Check Multimedia.
14-7-2010 :: 15:52:24 hrs
Provisional top 3 men after 5 races
Provisional top 3 after 5 races, including 1 discard:

1. AUS, Belcher/Page, 8 points
2. GBR, Asher/Willis, 11 points
3. SWE, Dahlberg/Ostling, 11 points
14-7-2010 :: 14:22:33 hrs
Provisional top 3 women after 4 races
Provisional top 3 women after 4 races:

1. NZL, Aleh/Powrie, 9 points
2. ITA, Conti/Micol, 13 points
3. USA, Maxwell/Kinsolving Farrar, 17 points
14-7-2010 :: 14:13:58 hrs
No warning signal before 6.30 pm
All boats are in and no warning signal will be given before 6.30 pm.
14-7-2010 :: 12:54:52 hrs
Provisional top 3 women after 3 races
The provisional top three women after 3 races:

1. NZL, Aleh/Powrie, 5 points
2. USA, Maxwell/Kinsolving Farrar, 7 points
3. ITA, Conti/Micol, 12 points
14-7-2010 :: 12:44:05 hrs
Today's second race has started
Today's and last second race has started. There will no more racing after the finish, due to bad weather coming up. That means that the women's fleet needs to do two more races and the men one more to complete the qualifications.
14-7-2010 :: 12:18:39 hrs
Provisional top 3 Yellow fleets
Provisional top three in Men Yellow race 4:

1. AUS, Kivell/Ryan
2. GBR, Patience/Bithell
3. GER, Zepunkte/Baldewein

Provisional top three Women Yellow race 3:
1. NED, Westerhof/Berkhout
2. Clark/Hughes
3. Conti/Micol, ITA

14-7-2010 :: 11:26:38 hrs
All fleets are racing
All fleets are racing. NED 11 Westerhof/Berkhout are leading the first women fleet. GBR 844 Patience/Bithell the men's fleet. Second groups are approaching the top mark.
14-7-2010 :: 11:06:32 hrs
Racing has started
Racing has started. The 470 women are racing on course Bravo, south of the Scheveningen harbour. It is their third race. The men are competing on course Alpha, north of the harbour. It is their fourth race. 

The first fleets are underway. 

14-7-2010 :: 10:02:28 hrs
Day 3 starts with beautiful sailing conditions

Race officer Rinus Blickman reports a south southwestern breeze of 10-13 knots and lots of sunshine above the North Sea. So, day three of the Delta Lloyd 470 Worlds 2010 starts with beautiful sailing conditions. Racing should comment on time at 11 am.

13-7-2010 :: 20:36:35 hrs
Three races tomorrow to start at 11:00
Two races were completed today in the Women's 470, and three in the Men's
Provisional results are posted.
Three races are scheduled tomorrow
Time of the first warning signal: 11:00
470 Women will sail on course area Bravo
470 Men will sail on course area Alpha
13-7-2010 :: 18:55:02 hrs
Results race 1 and 2 online
Results of race 1 and are posted for the women's 470.  Men's 470 results to be expected in about 10 minutes
Race 3 is still in progress in the men's and women's 470.
13-7-2010 :: 18:09:00 hrs
Up for third race

At the women's course, both fleets completed two races. The racing committee is preparing the third race. At the men's course, the pink fleet is about to finish the second race. At this course, a third race is planned as well.

13-7-2010 :: 17:38:28 hrs
Results expected soon
The results of the first race are expected any minute.
13-7-2010 :: 17:06:45 hrs
First races completed
All fleets completed their first race. The starting procedure of the second race is in progress.
13-7-2010 :: 16:07:49 hrs
Racing started
At around 15:00 the first races of the Delta Lloyd 470 Worlds started. There was a general recall at the men's course, after which the black flag was hoisted. At the beginning, there was a light breeze of 9 to 10 knots. When the wind dropped to under 8 knots, the yellow flag went down. This means that pumping is not allowed during the remainder of the race.
13-7-2010 :: 14:39:25 hrs
Preparing racing course
The first buoys have been put into place. It seems the racing committee is preparing the courses for the first race of the Delta Lloyd 470 worlds 2010!
13-7-2010 :: 13:51:20 hrs
Sailors onto the water again
A light breeze picked up. The sailors are going out again. There will be no start before 15:00.
13-7-2010 :: 12:57:59 hrs
Races postponed until further notice
All sailors have returned to the harbour. No warning signal before 15:00.
13-7-2010 :: 11:14:41 hrs
Races postponed
Due to a lack of wind, racing has been postponed for both men and women. The first start was scheduled at 11:00. All boats are out on the water, waiting for wind.
12-7-2010 :: 19:18:21 hrs
Three races scheduled for day 2
The race schedule has been changed. Racing starts tomorrow at 11 AM and there are 3 races scheduled.
12-7-2010 :: 16:37:23 hrs
Racing cancelled for today
The race committee has sent the fleet back in. No racing for today, so the competitors have to keep their nerves for one more night.
12-7-2010 :: 16:29:27 hrs
Still waiting
The boats are on the water, but the breeze dropped again, so the postponement flag is up. The weather radar shows new showers coming up. New information will follow as soon as possible.
12-7-2010 :: 15:10:13 hrs
Conditions are improving

The breeze is picking up and the sky is clearing up, so the conditions are slowly improving. The race committee is already on the water and the sailors are getting ready for the first race. The Delta Lloyd 470 Worlds The Hague are about to start.

12-7-2010 :: 13:25:38 hrs
First start attempt at 4 pm

The race committee will try to start the first race of this year’s Delta Lloyd 470 Worlds 2010 at 4 pm, as there is still some bad weather expected and the wind dropped to almost nothing.

12-7-2010 :: 11:31:10 hrs

Due to bad weather coming up on Monday morning, the race committee was forced to postpone the first starting gun with two hours. The final number of entries are 119 male and 61 female teams, representing 39 countries.

11-7-2010 :: 16:04:40 hrs
Opening Ceremony 18:00
The Opening ceremony is about to take place at 18:00 local time
11-7-2010 :: 15:08:43 hrs
Races live Track and Trace
All crews will have GPS equipment onboard, and racing can be followed live over the internet.
9-7-2010 :: 20:15:12 hrs
Video introduction
An introduction video of the Delta Lloyd 470 Worlds has been published.
3-7-2010 :: 0:29:38 hrs
Hospitality to media
The event organizers will happily welcome journalists, media officers and representatives.  Sufficient facilities are available at the press office, as well as press boats, media packs and a high speed upload internet connection.
If you are a media officer and you would like to cover the event, please fill out and send us your media accreditation.
A press conference will take place on the 9 July at 13:00.
If you want to receive daily press releases during the event, send us an email at:  press@470worlds2010.com
Thank you.
23-6-2010 :: 14:24:44 hrs
ATTN. COACHES - registration required
Coaches and teamleaders have to register for the event.
Please visit www.470.org/events for more information, or contact your National  470 Class Association.
14-6-2010 :: 22:29:13 hrs
ATTENTION - 470s for charter | reply latest 16 June
Charter 470's at the Delta Lloyd 470 World Championships
- Brand new 470's for charter, directly from manufacturer
- delivery at location in The Hague
- Requests must be received by 16 June 2010
If you are interested, be quick:
- Limited availability of boats and equipment.
- Latest possible reply on the 16th of June.
Charter price:  approx. 2000 euros, depending on your needs and availability of equipment.
If you are interested, contact Lukas directly at:
Sport-Sails Center
Mobile: +48 664196558
4-5-2010 :: 16:53:11 hrs
Test Event 21-23 cancelled

The Test Event at the Delta Lloyd North Sea Regatta 21-23 May has been cancelled. The event seems to be  too close in front of the Delta Lloyd Regatta in Medemblik,

3-5-2010 :: 13:28:59 hrs
Test Event 21-23 May
Sailors can still enter for a test event at the Delta Lloyd North Sea Regatta. The 470 Class will race from 21 - 23 May.
Entry information and entry at: www.nsr.nl
10-4-2010 :: 13:05:37 hrs
No boat parking facilities before 5 July
All participants are welcome to arrive at the Sailing Center from the 5th of July. Before the 5th of July, we cannot facilitate boat parking because the J22 Worlds takes place untill this date.
25-3-2010 :: 16:59:24 hrs
Entry is Open
Entry is open
25-3-2010 :: 16:57:32 hrs
Notice of race published
The Notice of Race has been published
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