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Dylan Fletcher Scott, the 2020 Tokyo gold medalist in 49er, announced his retirement from 49er sailing. Dylan was a 2016 Olympian as well, and narrowly missed out on 2012 selection for the British Team. His career includes a win at the 2017 World Championship and two European Championships.

He will be remembered in the fleet for his passion for sailing and dedication to the details of all aspects of the 49er. With Stuart Bithell, they won the 2020 Tokyo Olympics by essentially, a 2 meter margin, managing to put a boat between them and Burling and Tuke (NZL) in what was one of the best Olympic races ever broadcast.

Dylan Fletcher with Stuart Bithell (GBR) win gold by the slimmest of margins.

Dylan began his 49er Career in 2006 as part of the next generation of british skiff sailors following on from Barker, Hiscocks, Brotherton, Draper, Asquith, and joined behind Morrison and Rhodes to push with a group of 49er sailors who are still part of the fleet today. John Pink, Rick Peacock, Dave Evans, Alain Sign with Fletcher formed the core of the British squad for a number of years.

The group chased Outteridge with Jensen (AUS) and then Burling with Tuke (NZL) for top spot and only Fletcher hung on through the long development period. With Stuart Bithell, himself a 2012 Silver medalist in the 470, they got to a position where gold was possible in Tokyo. Most viewed the regatta as Burling and Tukes, having had such a domenent run at critical regattas. No doubt this was in the mind of Fletcher too, as the microphones picked up his repeated exclamations of ‘I don’t believe it, I don’t believe it!” in celebration of Gold as they crossed the finish line in Tokyo.

Stu was always going to retire and did so after the games, while Fletcher continued to sail through to Palma this year but then decided he wasn’t ready for another cycle on the Olympic front. Dylan races moths to an elite level as well, and will be attending the moth Europeans and Worlds this year while also looking for an AC or Sail GP gig.

Dylan has been serving as a Vice President of the 49er class association and will withdraw from that post when his term is up at the upcoming 49er AGM, in conjunction with the 2022 World Championship from Nova Scotia.

2022 Europeans

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.

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Nova Scotia Information Package

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Notice to Competitors 1

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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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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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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/

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