Length overall of a `470` racing dinghy

Length overall of a `470` racing dinghy (4.7 m)



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Length overall of a `470` racing dinghy (4.7 m)

  • is 1/400 of Length of the Champs Elysee (1.9 km)...more
  • is 1/100 of Longest golf drive (471 m)...more
  • is 1/50 of Length of the Pont Neuf bridge over the Seine (232 m)...more
  • is 1/5 of Length of a tennis court (23.77 m)...more
  • is 1/4 of Length of a baseball pitch, pitcher to batter (18.44 m)...more
  • is about as big as Length of a classic Ford Mustang (first generation) car (4.61 m)...more
  • is 2.5 x Length of a standard bed (1.9 m)...more
  • is 4 x Length of a lightsaber in the Star Wars movies (1.19 m)...more

If this was a standard unit ...

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