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

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Vilamoura Sailing stage centre is increasingly sought after by the main sailing teams from all
over the World.

The 4th Portugal Grand Prix (Round 2), which was sailed between 20 and 23 February, once again
had the Vilamoura Marina as its setting.

The final day of the competition confirmed Polish Crew Dominik Buksak and Szymon Wierzbicki as
the winner in the 49er class, followed by Italians Uberto Crivelli Visconti and Giulio Calabrò, in
a dramatic last day, when after racing a protest between the Polish and the Italians could have
changed the outcome of the results.

With the wind blowing from Est, between 8 and 16 knots, the winners were confirmed in the last
races of the Portugal Grand Prix (Round 2).

In Nacra 17, The French Tim Mourniac and Lou Berthomieu finished victorious, with denmark’s
Natacha Saouma-Pedersen and Mathias Borreskov second.

Johanne Schmidt and Andrea Schimidt won the Portugal Grand Prix in the 49er Fx class, having
achieved the best performance in the set of 4 days of competition, and also won the Portugal
Grand Prix Ranking and took home a “fat” prize money of 3 500€.

With the racecourses set up very close to the shore, who in recent days enjoyed the Algarve
sun, had the privilege of enjoying a unique spectacle, with hundreds of sails in the water.
Vilamoura Sailing takes advantage of the presence of hundreds of Olympic class sailors, who
choose Vilamoura for their preparation, to hold the Portugal Grand Prix race, a world ranking
for the 49er, 49er Fx and Nacra 17 classes.

The mild climate, great sea and wind conditions for sailing, made Vilamoura the choice of 70
countries, to make their winter preparation.

Vilamoura Sailing Center Center just about reached its maximum capacity with the presence of about 400 sailors, the most important teams in the world.

For Isolated Correia, director of Vilamoura Marina, the Vilamoura Sailing project is “a source of
pride for the Vilamoura Marina. In the last five years it has brought Vilamoura more than
15,000 athletes from 83 countries. With the activity to focus over the winter, this project
effectively combats seasonality.”

Check out all the results on the official website of the event:

https://vilamourasailing.sailti.com/Results

Stay tuned and follow up the event in our social media:
Facebook: www.facebook.com/vilamourasailing
Instagram: www.instagram.com/vilamourasailing/
YouTube: www.youtube.com/c/vilamourasailing

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