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August 31 - September 5, 2022 / St. Margarets Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada

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Ø  The Gran Canarian María Cantero (ESP) showed mastery of the Lanzarote regatta course in a complicated day with strong winds and big waves, getting a second place along with Patricia Suárez from Vigo. However, the first place was held by Ronja Grönblom and Veera Hokka (FIN).

Ø  The 49er class was led by Andrew Mollerus and Ian Macdiarmid (USA), followed by Maximilian Stingele and Linov Scheel (GER) and Diego Botín and Florian Trittel (ESP), who made their debut as a pair.


Wednesday, February 16, 2022.-
In this second part of the Lanzarote International Regatta for the Olympic sailing classes 49er, 49erFX and ILCA 7 with hard wind conditions and big waves, plus winds between 16 and 19 knots, which caused some boats and beacons to claw, which has delayed the races. Despite the bad weather, the Spaniards María Cantero and Patricia Suárez proved to dominate the Lanzarote regatta course, achieving the best position of the Spanish team, starting strong with a second place in the overall 49erFX classification, closely followed by the Belgians Isaura Maenhaut and Anouk Geurts. However, first place belongs to the Finns Ronja Grönblom and Veera Hokka

According to the Canarian sailor, the conditions have been tough, with quite a lot of swells that make the control of the boat and the weather play an important role in the regatta. “We are using this regatta to improve our equipment and today’s conditions were perfect for that, so we are happy to keep adding hours,” María Cantero said. Favorites BRA and BEL both missed one race but are sure to bounce back tomorrow.

Another stand out pair on the first day in the men’s 49er class and who debut in the Lanzarote International Regatta are the Cantabrian Diego Botin and the Catalan Florian Trittel, who debut with a victory in the first leg, and a third place in the overall standings, behind the Americans Andrew Mollerus and Ian Macdiarmid and the Germans Maximilian Stingele and Linov Scheel. “It has been a day with very good conditions, a bit at the limit for us to be able to keep the boat, there have been quite a few capsizes, we have had a couple too as we have made some mistakes that did not let us be further ahead, but we are happy with how we have sailed,” Botin commented.

Among the 49er also highlights another Canary Islander, Andrés Barrio, who competes with Antonio Torrado from Alicante, and who start the regatta in sixth place in the overall standings, followed by the duo competing for the Balearic Federation formed by Elías Aretz and the Mallorcan Albert Torres (seventh place). “Today has been a day with very complicated wind and wave conditions for sailing, since there were many possibilities of getting a puncture when a wave came down and capsizing,” explained the sailor from Gran Canaria. In his opinion, the key to obtaining good results was to have a lot of control of the boat to avoid compromising situations. “It has been a lot of fun to compete in these conditions, from my point of view and from what we have commented among all the sailors, it has been a challenge for everyone to complete the course without complications,” said Barrio.

Link to results

Lanzarote International Regatta 2022. First regatta for International Olympic Classes in 2022, organised by Marina Rubicon. 18 February, 2022 ©Sailing Energy / LANZAROTE INTERNATIONAL REGATTA 2022
Lanzarote International Regatta 2022. First regatta for International Olympic Classes in 2022, organised by Marina Rubicon. 16 February, 2022 ©Sailing Energy / LANZAROTE INTERNATIONAL REGATTA 2022
Lanzarote International Regatta 2022. First regatta for International Olympic Classes in 2022, organised by Marina Rubicon. 17 February, 2022 ©Sailing Energy / LANZAROTE INTERNATIONAL REGATTA 2022

Welcome to Nova Scotia!

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.

Nova Scotia Information Package

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Travel & Transportation

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/

Hotel Info


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