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A piper opens the regatta in front of the sailors and local leaders

Hubbards, Nova Scotia, CANADA –

A bagpiper rang in the crowd Tuesday evening for the opening ceremonies of the 2022 World Championships as the waining seabreeze and sun filled the Hubbards waterfront. Practice racing, last minute rig and boat checks and even some relaxation and physiotherapy work on finicky muscles filled the sailors last day ahead of today’s qualifiers begin.

French FX sailor Charlene Picon, stretching, bounced back and forth on the grass along the harbor’s edge like a tennis player preparing to receive a serve. Maria Giubilei, an Italian Nacra 17 crew, sat patiently under a tree as tension in her left forearm was kneaded out by a masseuse while crews dried spinnakers in the sun.

This week’s benign summer conditions will be replaced with a forecasted blustery warm front for today’s racing over three courses on St. Margaret’s Bay. And as the top teams in the Nacra 17, 49er and 49er FX tuned up on the water, there are young campaigners with their sights set firmly on passing their rivals and standing atop the podium by next Monday.

“We don’t have to think about the other teams, we have to think about us, that’s all we can do,” said a relaxed but focused Gianluigi Ugolini, Italian Nacra 17 driver, as he sat in the shade on a picnic table yesterday, espresso in hand. He and his crew Giubilei have won the Nacra 17 junior worlds and were a surprise second at the 2021 Worlds. But on their way to the Olympic theater, the pair must consistently beat out the dominant Tita/Banti and Bissaro/Frascari, both world champions with the former team wearing the Tokyo 2020 Gold Medals.

“Last campaign we had to grow, we had a super team, so we have to learn a lot from them and now we really have the opportunity to fight for it,” said Giubilei about the competition amongst the Italian Nacra 17 squad. She and Ugolini train in their home waters of Lago di Bracciano near Rome and see themselves this worlds as closer to peers rather than students compared to the other Italians

“We don’t think that since they are older we have to give way to them,” said Ugolini. “We have a really good relationship with Ruggi and Kata, and Vito and Maelle. We are happy to sail here with them and against them. We are ready.”

More than one way to the top?

Chinese FX sailors Sasha Chen and Mengting Wang are ready, also, after winning the 2022 North Americans, and are looking to keep moving up at this Worlds even though the fleet is flush with medalists and world champions. “This result means that we have more confidence in competing in the world championship,” said Chen.

And for the Chinese sailors, like many national teams, just their presence at the worlds helps build interest in Olympic sailing at home. “In our club in China there are many younger kids that are sailing the Nacra 15 that are really looking up to us,” said Chinese Nacra 17 sailor Xuezhe Yang. “They will message us to say, ‘Go for it,’ and wish us luck as their role model.”

Chen and Wang (CHN) chatting about their racing.

For team China, international racing is a rarity, a chance to check in with the rest of the world. Unlike many national teams, China focuses on having a large domestic competitive landscape and then send their top representatives to the Worlds. If Chen and Wang can continue to show it’s a viable route to the top it may have other nations rethinking spending so much time on the road.

Racing begin today with the FX and Nacra 17 fleets up first followed by the 49er. There are single fleets of Nacra 17 and FX, while the 49er will run qualifying for three days followed by Gold and Silver fleet racing. Unlike typical championships, the final day of racing is Monday, to fit into the final long weekend of the North American summer.

Racing at the World Championship runs from August 31 – September 5, 2022 and is best accessed via the website: https://49er.org/event/2022-world-championship/

Daily tracking, results, photos, highlights, and articles will be available from the website. Additionally, Days 3 through 6 (Sept 2-5) will have live broadcast coverage via the CBC Sports App, youtube.com/49ersailing and fb.com/49ersailing. Note tracking will not be working on day 1 as Canadian Customs has not yet released the trackers.

Here are the daily links:

2022 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 World Championships, Halifax — Qualifying — Day 3
September 2, 2022 @ 11:00 UTC-3
https://youtu.be/Fh4zFApLpc0 (49er) or https://youtu.be/GqLQIVgIIEY (Nacra17)

2022 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 World Championships, Halifax — Gold Fleets — Day 4
September 3, 2022 @ 11:00 UTC-3
https://youtu.be/PoHeOF0XvI0 (49er) or https://youtu.be/aW78tdhUqfk (Nacra17)

2022 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 World Championships, Halifax — Gold Fleets — Day 5
September 4, 2022 @ 11:00 UTC-3
https://youtu.be/T598V4SwIhQ (49er) or https://youtu.be/Hbvr4L0tRsE (Nacra17)

2022 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 World Championships, Halifax — Gold Fleets — Day 6
September 5, 2022 @ 10:00 UTC-3
https://youtu.be/PolhasjOgU4 (49er) or https://youtu.be/Z4-zTS-B3lE (Nacra17)

2022 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 World Championships, Halifax — Medal Races — Day 6
September 5, 2022 @ 14:00 UTC-3
https://youtu.be/pjJxn2cKZ3E (49er) or https://youtu.be/OVPNdM3XJN8 (Nacra17)

Halifax Mayor
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NOVA SCOTIA AT A GLANCE Located on the Atlantic Coast of Canada, the Province of Nova Scotia is blessed with more than 13,000 kilometers of alluring coastline, the highest tides in the world, spectacular lakes and forests, exquisite seafood, and amazing people. We are Canada’s Ocean Playground! WEATHER Moderately cold winters, warm (but rarely hot) summers and long, mild autumns. Nova Scotia has a mild overall climate due to ocean currents. CURRENCY Nova Scotia uses the Canadian Dollar (CAD). Currency exchange services are available at the Halifax Stanfield International Airport and local banks. LANGUAGE Although Canada is officially bilingual (English and French), English is the main language spoken in Nova Scotia, but services are often offered in French as well, particularly in the southwest and northeastern parts of the province.

VENUE LOCATION Hubbards, Nova Scotia, Canada The event will be held on the waters of St. Margarets Bay, which has played host to several national and international sailing events over the years. These waters make an excellent venue for the World Championships. The sailing venue has clean water and moderate to strong consistent winds in a spectacularly beautiful setting, with a very active sailing community. VENUE INFORMATION SITE ACCESS The Event Site will be open for access from August 15, 2022. Team containers will be accessible prior to this date at a location near the Hubbards Community Waterfront. Services and facilities will be available on site August 18, 2022. LAUNCHING AREA The Event Site will have three separate slipways for launching throughout the designated boat park areas. There is a short sail through the cove and channel that connects to the open waters of St. Margarets Bay. COACH BOAT BERTHING & FUELING The Local Organization Authority will provide a designated area for coach boats at the Hubbards Community Waterfront. There will be a fuel truck provided near the site with water access for daily refueling, which will provide debit/credit payment options. ADMINISTRATION OFFICE FACILITIES There will be an administration office located on site with photocopier/scanner/printer access. Dedicated Wi-Fi networks will be established throughout the Event Site for competitors & coaches, administration, officials, and media. FOOD & BEVERAGE Food services will be available on site for purchase, along with several recommended restaurant options in the local community. Nutritious post race snacks will be provided by the Local Organizing Authority and refillable water bottle stations will be available throughout the Event Site. CAR PARKING There will be a designated parking area located a few minutes away from the Event Site with shuttles providing transportation to and from the site throughout the day. WASHROOM & CHANGE FACILITIES Facilities will be provided on site to accommodate all participants in this event.

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TRAVEL VISITORS TO CANADA The Government of Canada provides current travel information for visitors including COVID-19 restrictions and requirements. Information can be found at: https://travel.gc.ca/ CANADIAN VISA REQUIREMENTS All foreign travelers to Canada will require a passport and an Electronic Travel Authorization. Some travelers will require a visa. See list of visa exempt and visa required nations: https://www.canada.ca/en/immigrationrefugees-citizenship/services/visit-canada/entry-requirements-country.html TAXES & DUTIES ON ARRIVING Travelers to Canada are generally exempt from taxes and duties on personal property they are carrying with them. For more information on this topic see: https://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/travel-voyage/ivc-rnc-eng.html While visiting Nova Scotia, the Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) of 15% applies to most purchases, including accommodations. Food supplies, other than those consumed at restaurants, are generally exempt from HST.

TRANSPORTATION INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT Halifax Stanfield International Airport (YHZ) Located just 38 kilometers from Halifax’s city center and 64 kilometers from the event venue at Hubbards, the award-winning Halifax Stanfield International Airport is the main gateway into Eastern Canada and the Atlantic hub for all domestic, regional, and international carriers. Air carriers serving Halifax include Air Canada, WestJet, United Airlines, Delta, Condor, Icelandair, Air Saint-Pierre, Air Canada Rouge, Flair, and Porter Airlines. With over 600 flights a week, you can travel by air to Halifax on direct flights from most Canadian cities, along with Boston, JFK, Newark, Detroit, Washington DC, Chicago, and overseas via London, Frankfurt, Munich, Hannover, and Iceland. There are also hundreds of connecting flights — you can get to Halifax from just about anywhere in the world, often with just one stop en route. LOCAL TRANSPORTATION Once you arrive at our airport, you will find limousine, car rental companies, taxi, shuttle bus services, and city transit available to transport you to your accommodations in Halifax. Transportation from Halifax to the Host Venue will require a car rental. There are several car rental operators located conveniently at the Airport Parkade for pick up and drop off. Parking will be available near the Host Venue in Hubbards, Nova Scotia. For contact information visit: https://halifaxstanfield.ca/transportation/car-rentals/

ATLANTICA HOTEL HALIFAX 1980 Robie Street, Halifax, NS https://www.atlanticahotelhalifax.com/ Tel: +1 (902) 423-1161 / 1-888-810-7288 reservations@atlanticahalifax.com RATE: $189 CAD + Tax VALID: August 16 – September 6, 2022 BOOKING CODE: 2022 World Sailing Championships

RESIDENCE INN BY MARRIOTT 1599 Grafton Street, Halifax, NS B3J 2C3 https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/yhzri-residence-inn-halifax-downtown/ Tel: +1 (902) 422-0493 / 1-866-716-8133 RATE: $199 CAD + Tax (breakfast included) VALID: August 16 – September 6, 2022 BOOKING CODE: 2022 World Sailing Championships

COMFORT HOTEL BAYER’S LAKE 88 Chain Lake Drive, Halifax, NS B3S 1A2 https://www.comforthotelhalifax.com/ Tel: +1 (902) 405-4555 / 1-855-405-4555 nimfa@comforthotelhalifax.com RATE: $179 CAD + Tax (breakfast included) VALID: August 16 – September 6, 2022 BOOKING CODE: 2022 World Sailing Championships HALIFAX TOWER HOTEL (OPENING JUNE 2022) Tel: +1 (902) 405-4555 / 1-855-405-4555 nimfa@comforthotelhalifax.com RATE: $199 CAD + Tax (breakfast included) VALID: August 16 – September 6, 2022 BOOKING CODE: 2022 World Sailing Championships

OAK ISLAND RESORT 36 Treasure Drive, Western Shore, NS https://www.oakislandresort.ca/ Tel: +1 (902) 627-2600 / 1-800-565-5075 reservations@oakislandresort.ca RATE: $169 CAD + Tax VALID: August 16 – September 6, 2022 BOOKING CODE: 2022 World Sailing Championships

HAMPTON INN & HOMEWOOD SUITES BY HILTON 1599 Grafton Street, Halifax, NS B3J 2C3 www.Halifax.HamptonInn.com www.Halifax.HomewoodSuites.com Tel: +1 (902) 429-6620 / 1-855-331-0337 RATE: $199 CAD + Tax (breakfast buffet included) VALID: August 16 – September 6, 2022 BOOKING CODE: SAI GROUP NAME: World Sailing Championships 2022