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

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Mihovil Fantella of Croatia bolted the port wing back onto his 49er early this morning after a starting line crash in Tuesday’s last race wrecked his boat, sails and rig. After some late night epoxy work and hours of rigging they hammered out a 1, 10, 2 today which dropped them in a group of six teams looking to break the stronghold on first held by Lambriex/Werken (NED) who are four points clear of the Croatians in second.

“Luckily the accident was the last race of the day,” said Mihovil as he and his brother pulled their mast down to re-calibrate settings after today’s racing. “Sime was in a protest to 10, I was there fixing and preparing for the new day. You can’t do much about that you just have to go straight on fixing and try to be as prepared as you can.”

The FX fleets were free of accidents and drama, and the consistency of the top four, six points separating them all, is a fine preview of the tension that will build when the gold fleet races begin Friday.

The Schmidt sisters of Denmark have been going from strength to strength this week, rounding the top mark of race 6 in second behind Maloney/Hobbs (NZL). They slipped to third in that race but still hold a two-point lead over Bobeck/Netzler (SWE) and Roble/Shea (USA) who is another one point behind in third.

Aleh/Meech (NZL) had a blinder of a day with a 5, 2, 1 and the pair is finally settling into a form they they both know from precious sailing in the Olympic Games, albeit with different partners.

“It’s just nice to go sailing again,” said Aleh this morning as she dropped shroud pins in new settings. Since her gold in London and silver in Rio, both in women’s 470, she has been a national coach and is a vice President at world Sailing. Meech was Maloney’s partner in Tokyo last summer.

A steady 15 knots was pressing down on the two FX fleets in the afternoon on the Bay of Aarhus, but the three 49er race circles saw solid white caps and gusts well into the 20s for their morning races.

While Lambriex/Werken (NED) had a hiccup in race six sailing their throwout (9th), standouts Colley/Connor (AUS) have been consistently stringing together a beautiful scoreline to leave them in a three-way tie for third that includes Peters/Sterritt (GBR) and McHardie/McKenzie (NZL). The latter’s teammates Dunning Beck/Gunn (NZL) have also been finding their wheels after a disastrous Kiel Week result of 47th.

“We just really had to go back to basics,” said Dunning Beck who came tantalizingly close to unseating Olympic gold medalists Burling/Tuke (NZL) for the Tokyo 49er berth. “We watched videos and just are slowly finding our way back.”

Gunn said the pair are humble, not thinking this week’s string of solid races means they are back in business. Dunning Beck added carefully, “We are putting it in our pocket, but it’s not all the way in yet.”

Tight Fleet but for Tita and Banti (ITA)

There must have been something “right” about Vittorio Bissaro’s frame of mind this morning as he crouched in the gravel boat park while meticulously taping the inspection port on one of his Nacra 17 hulls. He and Maelle Frascari are world champs in the class but have been leaving double digits on the the table until the last race today, where they passed the seemingly unstoppable German pair of Kohlhoff/Stuhlemmer for the win.

“The majority of the water that comes in the hulls comes from these ports,” said Bissaro who was struggling with this week’s shifting and gusty conditions. But today was a good day. The sun was blaring down on the Bay of Aarhus, the shifts settled down and the Italians had a jump on the fleet starting in the middle of the line and foiling upwind while most were shifting. At times there was two miles between the left and right groups and though the Germans were launched on the first downwind, Bissaro/Frascari found their passing lanes on each leg, trouncing to first by the final downwind leg.

Tita/Banti sailed their throw out (8th) in the last race of the day while Kohlhoff/Stuhlemmer locked in fourth place overall in this qualifying series with a second in race 6.

Standing out this season, and so far this week, are still the young New Zealanders Wilkinson/Dawson who are solidly locked into second place. Their event results in 2022 have been a six, five and four. If that’s a trend, then top three looks quite attainable for the pair.

But this is still qualifying races through Thursday and keen observers know that the likes of Olympic medalists Lange/Travascio (ARG), Waterhouse/Darmanin (AUS), and steady climbers including Kurtbay/Keskinen (FIN) are carefully eliminating mistakes, readying themselves to take any opportunity and steel races from the current leaders.

Regatta Info

The 2022 European Championship from Aarhus run from July 5-10, 2022. Daily live broadcasts will begin on July 8th and run through to the medal race finish on July 10th. For full results, photos, articles and more head to the regatta website.

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.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS Monday 15 August – Venue opens Saturday 27 August – Registration and Boat Inspection Sunday 28 August – Registration & Boat Inspection Monday 29 August – Registration & Boat Inspection Day 0 – Tuesday 30 August 1300 Practice Races 1730 Competitors Briefing 1800 Opening Ceremony Day 1 – Wednesday 31 August 1200 Qualifying Series Races Day 2 – Thursday 1 September 1200 Qualifying Series Races Day 3 – Friday 2 September 1200 Qualifying Series Races Day 4 – Saturday 3 September 1200 Final Series Races Day 5 – Sunday 4 September 1200 Final Series Races Day 6 – Monday 5 September

  • 1000 Final Series Races
  • 1430 Medal Races
  • Prize Giving and Closing Ceremony as soon as possible after the Medal Races

Team Information Package

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Community Map

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Nova Scotia Information Package

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Notice to Competitors 5

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Assignment of VHF Channels

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Shipping Notes from Mathers Logistics Ltd - Updated May 20 2022

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Statement from TC about Nacra Rudder Rake System

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Sailing Instructions (amended Aug 27)

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Notice of Race (EN) - Updated Shipping Address July 28, 2022

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Notice of Race (FR) - Updated Shipping Address July 28, 2022

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Day 3 Live Replay

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.

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)

 

Tanya MacLean Media Spokesperson (902) 489-5664 Tanya.MacLean@qe2foundation.ca