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

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It almost seems inevitable. No matter what the beginning of a race or regatta looks like, Grael/Kunz (BRA) will find a way to the top. If history is any indication, it’s going to be an exciting Gold Fleet to watch since the Brazilian pair have worked their way through the fleet to end today in second overall, posting a 9, 3, 1. The double Olympic gold medalists have an uncanny ability to find their way out of trouble, and make some memorable comebacks.

As both 49er FX and 49er fleets at the European Championships reveal dominant leaders, Bobeck/Netzler (SWE) and Lambriex/Werken (NED) respectively, it was the Gold Fleet split today (25th place cutoff) that had some teams focused on survival.

The 49er Italian team of Anessi Pe/Gamba won a tie breaker to edge out countrymen Crivelli/Visconti for the last Gold Fleet spot. The top of the fleet, however, seemed to stabilize on this final qualifying day with Lambriex/Werken (NED) letting Peters/Sterritt (GBR) move within one point and the Fantella brothers of Croatia still banging out top ten finishes to sit in third.

Locals Rask/ Precht Jensen had a 6, 1, 4 to keep Denmark’s medal hopes alive.

A massive shift to the East disrupted the local weather pattern for the afternoon 49er fleets which saw flatter conditions but big gusts and lulls. First, a downwind leg in race two of the day saw a 90-degree shift and in the final race on course A, a building left breeze and another shift launched Moffat/Bonin (CAN) into an unassailable lead. Though they were already locked into the silver fleet in 35th position, the pair nailed their last jibe to the finish with huge smiles. “It was the easiest race of our lives,” the said.

In the FX race to see who made it to Gold Fleet, Hofman/Bartelheimer (GER), 25th, were the last to be let in after today’s provisional results with four teams within three points who just missed out.

Today in the FX fleet, the Brazilians weren’t the only ones making a march towards the top. The clouds opened up and the annoying chop of yesterday diminished leaving a still-shifty 12-15-knot westerly that was just perfect for Steyaert/Picon (FRA) who posted two bullets before stumbling with a 15th in the third. race of the day. Now climbing to fifth, the new pair are showing they are contenders at the top of the fleet.

Though the Americans Roble/Shea have been holding strong all week, sitting in third, the French and current world champ Odile van Aanholt sailing with Tokyo silver medalist Annette Duetz have joined the party in the top five, the Dutch ending the day with a 1, 3 in their fleet.

This championship has been a coming out party for new teams after a break following last summer’s Games. Multiple Olympian FX crew Saskia Clark has been putting together more single digit finishes with Freya Black and have easily made the Gold Fleet cut.

The Swedish leaders Bobeck/Netzler, another new team, are proving that “switching things up” on a national team could be just the right thing to do in finding perfect team chemistry. Bobeck’s crew was sailing with Netzler’s skipper in the previous Olympic quadrennium. Now together, they may be saying, “Where have you been!”

Tough Fleet

The FX fleet is now one of the deepest there has ever been in women’s sailing. Four teams have gold medalists in their pairings, lead by Grael/Kunze as back to back champions. Additionally, Tamara Echegoyen (ESP), Charline Picon (FRA), and Jo Aleh (NZL) all hang gold around their necks, and would all love to find more. All of these teams sailed safely into the top 25, earning a chance for gold fleet racing.

Missing the Cut

There were a few big name casualties of the FX qualifying cut. Something had to give, with the Tokyo Olympians returning, new faces of serious pedigree, and new names from 2021 that moved into top positions there simply isn’t room for everyone in the top 25. Olympians Naess/Ronningen (NOR), and Maenhaut/Geurts (BEL) along with returning to FX, Olympic silver medalist Olivia Price (AUS) all narrowly missed the cut.

The Gold Fleet start racing tomorrow in both 49er and 49er FX, and the forecast for the Bay of Aarhus looks spectacular as we begin streaming the racing live from Sailing Aarhus.

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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Boat Park Plan

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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