Sailing - 470 (Pair)

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Sailing - 470
Appears in Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games (Nintendo 3DS)
Type Boat Games
Info Master the Wind!
Set course, then blow in the mic!
Panels speed up, whirlpools slow!
Controls Stoke wind: Blow into the microphone (lower screen).
Set course: Move the Circle Pad left/right.
Entry characters Heroes
Game level ★★

Sailing - 470 (Pair) is a Boat Games Event that appears exclusively in the Nintendo 3DS version of Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games. The objective of the event is to reach the finish line in the fastest time, before the opponents. The starting record for this event is 0:28:33.


In this event, the player plays as two characters from the Heroes category, and competes against a team of the other two Heroes, as well as a pair of Koopa Troopas and a pair of Chao who will always take the bottom two positions. During the event, the player must use Circle Pad to alter the position of the sail, with the angle and direction shown by an arrow on the water, and blow into the microphone to cause the boat to move forward. The harder the player blows, the further the boat will travel. The player is only allowed to blow at certain times, with time in between to be used for adjusting the boat's course, which cannot be done while the player is blowing or immediately afterwards. If the player hits the buoys at the sides of the course, they will be bounced back onto it and continue in the opposite direction. The course is also filled with whirlpools, which will slow the player down if they come into contact with one, and orange panels that function similarly to Dash Panels and give the player a sort speed boost if sailed over, although they will disappear briefly afterwards and will reappear after a short wile. The whirlpools may either come singularly or in pairs, while the panels either come singularly or in groups of three.


Blow into the mic to reach the goal.
Blow into the mic to stir up wind.
Set wind direction with the Circle Pad.

1) Stoke wind: Blow into the microphone (lower screen).
2) Set course: Move the Circle Pad left/right.

Medley Match[edit]

In Medley Match Mode, Sailing - 470 (Pair) appears as the fourth event of the 2P Aquatics Medley and the second event of 2P Affinity Medley 2.

Story Mode[edit]

In the game's story mode, Sailing - 470 (Pair) appears as the challenge of Mario Episode 2, Foggy Foes, in which Mario and Luigi must beat Dry Bowser and Dry Bones. It also appears as the second part of the fifth challenge of Heroes Episode 5, The Promise to Toad, in which Mario and Sonic must beat imposters of Luigi and Tails in the event alongside Table Tennis (Doubles) and Badminton (Doubles).

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese セーリング 470級 (ペア)
Sēringu 470-kyū (Pea)
Sailing 470 class (Pair)

Dutch Zeilen - 470 (paar)
Sailing - 470 (pair)
French Voile - 470 (biplace)
German Segeln (470er)
Italian Vela - Classe 470 (a coppie)
Sailing - 470 class (in pairs)
Spanish Vela: clase 470 (biplaza)