A crunch race day 5 at the 2015 470 Worlds as the final battle to claim place in the medal race line-up and secure Olympic qualification climaxed.
What a day of drama out on the race track, as two new leaders take over the 470 Men and 470 Women leaderboards, points close and the top ten leaderboards shuffle on day 4 of racing.
All change on day 3 at the 470 World Championships in Haifa, Israel as the series intensifies, places change and two new leaders take over at the front.
A lighter breeze filled in over the race course in Haifa Bay on day 2 of the 2015 470 World Championships, proving a challenge for the teams as the wind came down the race track in bands and patches.
The 2015 470 World Championships will be a qualification event for the 2016 Olympic Games, with 6 nation places on offer for the 470 Men and 3 for the 470 Women.
Launching off the beach into the warm azure waters off Haifa Bay, the 2015 470 World Championships got underway today in Israel.
The Opening Ceremony for the 2015 470 World Championships was held tonight, 10 October 2015, at the Congress Garden in Haifa, Israel.
Drama and world class racing are on the cards as teams battle for 470 World Championship glory and the all-critical nation qualification to the 2016 Olympic Games.
Mat Belcher/Will Ryan dominated the 17 nation 470 Men fleet from start to finish, wrapping up with a 21 point lead. In the 470 Women, a phenomenal show of form from Chile’s Nadja Horwitz/Sofia Middleton pushed them into the lead from day 3.
With the Asian Continental Qualifier now wrapped up as part of ISAF Sailing World Cup Qingdao, teams and the nations they represent start to close in on the final few qualification opportunities and slots on offer for the Rio 2016 Olympic Sailing Competition.
Day 2 at the Israeli 470 Nationals and setting the pace are Australia’s Mat Belcher/Will Ryan who knocked out a straight line of wins from the three races.
Day 1 of racing today at the Israeli 470 National Championships in Haifa, Israel could be considered a very early indicator of form for the "real thing" when racing at the 470 World Championships kicks off on 12 October 2015.
Numerous teams are already in Haifa training ahead of the 2015 470 Worlds, 10-17 OCtober 2015.
The Israeli Custom department and Organizing Committee of the 2015 470 Worlds has recommended that all shipments coming in to Israel should work with Kuehne+Nagel (or K+N).
2015 Israel 470 Open National Championships will take place from 1-4 October.