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

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Hyères, France – Among the ten Olympic events, the skiff fleets are in an equipment transition and are not yet required to use the new class legal spars and sails. The clear leaders in 49er men’s qualifying fleets are both running old rigs for different reasons, and one major one that’s the same; reliability.

Last year the class announced a change from clear mylar sails to North Sails black 3di, and the accompanying new rig means a shallower spinnaker too. Time will tell if performance gains have been overblown.

Poland’s Dominik Buksak and Szymon Wierzbicki, the overall leaders, have gone back to their old mast and sails after issues with the new mast in the first race at Princess Sofia Regatta (Palma, Spain) in April cost them a place in the gold fleet. They had another strong day, that included a third race win and a lowest of fourth in six races over two days.

“We are sailing on the old mast and sails,” Wierzbicki said. “We tried the new ones in Palma, but it still wasn’t as strong for us as we need in windy conditions. We broke a spreader in the first race in Palma, so we lost two races at the beginning of the regatta and we didn’t manage to qualify for the gold fleet, so we said no more.”

Buksak added: “I think most of the fleet is using the old-style mast, but many people are using the new style of sails. The masts are pretty similar, but in the new style masts, all the fittings and spreaders and things can break.

“I think the new and old sails are very similar. I think there is not much difference, as we’ve seen in the racing today; we were sailing against the Danish (Frederik Rask/ Jakob Precht Jensen), they were really fast with the new sails, but not faster.”

In the other fleet, USA’s Nevin Snow and Mac Agnese have been almost equally as consistent, with a 1, 2, 3 in their three races today. Unsurprisingly, given it is their first regatta together in three years they are using their old gear.

“We’re happy to run the old stuff just because we know it’s reliable and it’s our first regatta in such a long time that we didn’t want to have to worry about anything extra or breakages,” Snow said. “It seems like there have been fewer breakages here.”

Added Agnese, “Nevin was sailing with somebody else before and I was down in New Zealand with American Magic (America’s Cup). We just got in the boat together again in December and have been doing a little bit of training in Miami here and there. We didn’t really come in with expectations but just to get a feel for racing again.”

49er FX
Norway’s Helene Naess & Marie Ronningen took the overall lead in style after winning the first three of the four races yesterday.

Nacra 17, learning to fly
Sometimes the performance gains have been immediately more obvious. There is a new craft in the Nacra 17 – in all senses. After a 2016 Olympic debut, in 2017, the Morrelli & Melvin-designed Nacra 17 evolved: the sporty catamaran abandoned its curved daggerboards for Z foils, and now this season, its rudders are equipped with wings, allowing it to fly at all angles.

Its hulls are now partly carbon and a lot of weight, around 22kg, has been added at the level of the foil well to be able to support all the extra force. The Nacra 17 is therefore totally flying and the first flying Olympic support.

“The contribution of foils is huge across the whole sport, it’s part of the evolution of sailing and half of the classes going to the Olympic Games have foils – it’s starting to become quite interesting,” said France’s Billy Besson (and Noa Ancian).

“On the first Nacra 17, we only had C foils, the boat was quite light and at the end of the Olympiad with Marie (Riou), we managed to make a flight of 25 seconds. The first evolution was to add real foils with rudders with wings that allowed you to fly downwind but not upwind.

“The latest development we have is a 4-degree differential on the rudders, which allows you to fly upwind: there is a rudder that pushes the boat up and a rudder that pulls down. Now the boats fly all the time from 10 knots of wind up.”

Italy’s Olympic champions, Ruggero Tita and Caterina Banti, lead overall after winning the fourth and last race of the day. That took them past Britain’s pair of John Gimson and Anna Burnet are second overall after a strong finish to the day in the bigger breeze.

Burnet said that even a few days training in Hyères had helped them bridge the speed gap. “The Italians and the Finnish were a lot quicker than us in Palma and were upwind foiling,” Burnet said. “But we have been trying to catch up and have managed more speed in just a few days training really.

“It’s just about learning about how to set the sails up, the technical side and then coordinating with the helm. It’s not like a Moth where it’s all done by one person, you have to coordinate.”

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.

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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