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18-21 August 2022 / Nova Scotia, Canada

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This is the first international race held on Hungarian waters for the high-performance Olympics classes. The four-day long U23 European Championships in the 49er and 49erFX classes in Balatonfüred ended on the the16th of October. Both classes had Polish winners, with Hungarian-Belgian dual national Arthur de Jonghe, racing under the Belgian flag, taking third place in the 49er class. 33 boats from 13 countries with 66 competitors took part in this junior European tournament.

At the 49er and 49erFX Junior European Championships, which ended on Sunday, 7 and 8 of the 12 races scheduled were completed in typical Balaton weather conditions. The light easterly winds tested the competitors and the organizers alike. The race committee had to work hard on the course to ensure that the championship titles were decided in fair races. The weather was so typical for late summer that on the first day not a single race was completed. The next three days were equally difficult, but at least the racers were presented with some light wind.

The 49er class was won by Poland, with Spain taking silver and the Belgian pair came in third.

“We had very good speed in the light winds. We used to race in 420 before the European Championships and so we are considered very light in this fleet. It was very good for us that there were no windy races. We got better and faster every day and we are very happy to have won with only eight days of previous training in this class,” said the winning pair of Patryk Kosmalski and Tomasz Lewandowski.

Arthur de Jonghe / Nathan van Steenberge (BEL-241) started the final day of racing in third place and finished the day in the same position – although they slipped back to sixth at some point. Arthur is well known in Hungarian sailing circles, having learnt to sail in Hungary and until recently competed in Hungarian clubs and waters from Optimist to 29er. Now, as a dual national, he finished third in the European Championship in Belgian colours, making him the most successful Hungarian competitor. “Our goal before the race was to sail a good average, to be consistently in the top ten, and we achieved that. Our worst position was ninth. Obviously, the fact that I grew up on Lake Balaton made a big difference, but this northeast-east wind was very difficult for us as well. I’m very proud of ourselves. It’s a special experience to win a European Championship medal in local waters,” said Arthur de Jonghe.

The most successful Hungarian team in the 49er class was Roni Oszkár Szabó and Filippo Binetti Pozzi (ESP). They have finished in 12th place of the fleet. Roni Oszkár Szabó started competing in this class six months ago and this was the first time the pair had raced together, so their result is definitely encouraging.

“It was not an easy race, even though the wind direction was surprisingly balanced on the last day, at least compared to the previous days. We managed to have three great races, so I think we can be satisfied with the overall number of races. However, the previous days had been a real test for all of us, starting with the opening day, when the wind was so unfit for sailing that it was not possible to have a race. The second day was no easier, it started well, but then conditions became unstable, and we could only hold one race. But it was the third day of racing that was really testing. We managed to run three valid races, but in extremely difficult, shifty, out-of-sorts winds. It was a day well characterized by the fact that we had to make changes in every race,” said the race PRO Peter Lübeck.

“Despite the difficulties, the race committee was extremely coordinated. They worked together without any breakdowns, had great communication and made the most out of the four days given. It is obvious that they are a close-knit team.”

The Danish expert also praised the organizer club, saying that “the event was characterized by a high level of organization and excellent communication, it was very good to work together”.

The high level of organisation of the competition should also be emphasized, as BYC had only two months to prepare for the European Championships.

In the 49erFX class, which is initially a women’s class, but right now also functions as a mixed double and youth class, a German team won the race, followed by a Polish team and then another German team. This was the result of the class championship. In the 49erFX class, however, only all-female teams can take the European title, Poland’s Marcelina Korszon and Zuzanna Mróz (POL-280) won the gold medal.

“I’m delighted that we managed to run nine out of the 12 races we had planned, despite the unfavourable forecasts. The biggest challenge on the second last day was the extremely uncertain weather and I am pleased that despite this, the 49erFX class was able to validate its European Championship on the day. The hardest part for me was that in addition to setting the course for the 49erFX fleet, I was also the event manager of the whole Championships. I think that the team of 40-50 people who prepared, organized, and ‘ran’ the event did an excellent job, and this was also reflected in the feedback from the coaches and the racers.” – Berta Böröcz summed up the competition.

The competition has a double significance for Hungarian sailing because there has never been an international race organized here at Lake Balaton for the high-performance Olympic classes. And it will also be the very first international race taking place at the brand-new harbour of the Hungarian Yachting Federation.

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/

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