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

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The 49er, 49erFX, and Nacra 17 fleets completed the biggest ever Junior World Championship for each of the classes. A total of 140 teams from 30 nations are racing in the 2022 edition from Lago di Como, Italy. Simultaneously the 29er World had another 245 teams racing ‘just down the road’ in Spain.

For the past two years it seemed like sailing singlehanded became the defacto option. As families sheltered from the pandemic the only way to reliably get on the water was to do so solo. Be it moths, ILCA’s, waszps, a-cats anything that could be sailed singlehanded, it was hard to be a doublehanded sailor. With a renewed openness in the world it seems humans are social after all!

All smiles ahead of racing

The Como multilario, a six-strong yacht club consortium on lake Como welcomed the fleets on three races areas in one of the most spectacular venues the world has to offer. Crisp azure waters, green mountains, and a reliable daily wind make this a slice of sailor heaven.

Quite naturally, the Junior fleets are always recycling. Teams graduate up to senior levels, others realize the Olympic path might not be for them. Filling the ranks are new teams and sailors ambitious to realize their sailing dreams. Lake Como offered a wonderful and intimate environment for teams get meet and become friendly with one another, starting friendships that may last a lifetime. This bonding was cemented on day four of the championship when stormy weather turned the winds around to the north of the lake requiring upwind launching and retrieving of all 120 49er and FX’s.

The updated Olympic moto of Higher, Faster, Stronger, Together was in full display as no boats were harmed in the process despite the tight ramp and rocky sidelines. The volunteers and sailors joined forces often launching or retrieving three boats at a time to allow the day to flow.

The Olympic journey of old has been transformed by the new pathway from youth sailing featuring the Junior World Championship as a stepping stone. Gone are the days when sailors straight out of youth sailing (U19) aim at being measured against the worlds best as they learn new boats. The Junior (U23 for 49er and U24 for Nacra 17) racing allows a more gradual entry into the world of Olympic racing and is proving very popular.

Both skiff championships were up for grabs into the final races. In the 49er Staniul / Sztorch (POL) were looking to defend their title but were put under serious pressure from Ferguson / Paul (AUS) who made up 11 points in the first two races of the day and had only 7 points more to catch up. In the final race the two teams both got off the line well heading for the favored side. The young Aussied tried their best to pinch off the Poles, but they were both on their game and rounded the top mark in first and second. With the wind up to 20 knots and the fleet getting more spread out as a result there was little more that coudl be done and Staniul / Sztorch became the first team to ever win two Junior World titles.

“To be honest, we were not at our best this week, so while we are happy to have won we know we have to sail better. We made plenty of mistakes that we can avoid, but we are happy to take the crown,” said Mikolaj Staniul.

Fergusson and Paul were also a bit disappointed. “We won 6 of the last 7 races so we’re just a bit upset we didnt’ have a better start to the regatta. The Poles started off so hot it was too much to come back from. At point point we were 35 points behind them, so we’re happy to have sailed well in the end but there is more we could have done,” said Paul.

The Morgan brothers (NZL) were happy to have won the battle for Bronze with a great final day scoring only 14 points from three races.

The 49erFX fleet also came down to a dramatic conclusion with four women FX teams in the hunt for the win. Anderson with Edland (NOR) won the day, and scored 20 fewer points than all their rivals to comfortably win the 49erFX World title. “We sailed well today with good starts and were fast and smart from there, so we knew we had the win even out on the water,” said Anderson. The pair have been sailing together for eight years already, all through their doublehanded youth careers, and depart the Junior fleet on a high.

Anderson and Edland (NOR) thrilled to win.

Czapska / Rajchert (POL) moved up to second place despite a bit mistake in the second race. They capsize on the first beat from a good spot and ended up the race in 18th as their drop. “I was really feeling the pressure out there,” said Rajchert, “but we focused on having a good final race and it is great to have moved up into second.” The pair have been together for four years through 420 and 29er, and have two more years of eligibility at the Junior level.

The Schulties sisters (MLT) held on for third place despite a tangled capsize in the first race of the day where they finished in last. With two solid races to conclude the championship they were happy with their performance and looking forward to more racing.

The FX fleet is an open gender event, although only women can win the world championship while the overall results are a class championship. As such 14 men’s teams and 2 mixed teams joined the fleet. Sebastian MENZIES with George LEE RUSH (NZL) absolutely dominated the regatta in their first double trapping skiff regatta. The pair won Kiel week in a 29er earlier in the summer and decided it was time to graduate up to the 49erFX. In the flattish waters and medium breeze conditions, they had pace and managed to win most of the races all week to win the regatta by over 50 points. They plan to move to the 49er next so we’ll keep our eyes out for these young talents. 

The Nacra 17 racing proved to be a benchmarking demonstration for the first two boats for the rest of the Junior rank and file. Van de Meer / Bower (NED) proved to be clear ahead of the pack and they won every single race of the Championship. The Dutch duo showed the Juniors what it takes to be in the top 10 at the senior level, as the pair made the medal race at each of Kieler Woche and the 2022 Europeans in Aarhus. They were simply faster than the fleet, both upwind and downwind. For example, in a race on the final day they were 53 seconds ahead of second place at the first windward mark. That’s roughly 15% faster than the second place boat. Most of the younger teams are quite new to the Nacra 17 and foiling, so they will have taken inspiration and lessons from the leader.

Italians Porro with Dezulian were firmly in second and were second in almost every race of the championship. Again, this shows the fleet the level needed to move up to the top 20 in the worlds overall. The racing was much more competitive from third place onward, with Seguria and Fernandez (ESP) claiming the bronze.

Racing runs from August 3-7, 2022 and full results are available from the Junior Worlds website. Daily photos and video will be available from the social channels @49ersailing and @nacra17sailing. The nacra 17 is also allowing some additional drone footage of the racing, in raw format, via the Nacra 17 youtube page.

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