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

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This will be the first time for an international race to be held on Hungarian waters for the skiff Olympics classes. The U23 fleet of the 49er and 49er FX are going to race in Balatonfüred at the Junior European Championship in the middle of October.  The organizers are expecting more than 50 boats.

Exactly a month from now, on the 13th of October, the U23 European Championship for the 49er and 49er FX sailing classes will begin in Balatonfüred. The race is extremely important for Hungarian sailing because there has never been an international race organized here at Lake Balaton for the high-performance Olympics classes. This will also be the very first international race taking place at the brand-new harbour of the Hungarian Yachting Association.

“These classes have never had an international competition in Hungary, so it is a huge achievement that this year we can organize the U23 European Championship here in Balatonfüred,” said Csaba Cserép, captain of the Hungarian 49er class, board member of the organizing club, the Balatonfüred Yacht Club. “The 49er and 49er FX are the Olympic classes that represent the future in terms of performance. There will probably be one or two competitors here in this race, who we can perhaps meet at the Paris Games.” added Csaba Cserép.

The club organizing the U23 European Championship, is the Balatonfüred Yacht Club, Hungary’s oldest sailing club, founded in 1867 in Balatonfüred. BYC plays a key role in the country’s youth sailing and talent development, and has an internationally experienced, professional crew. They have successfully organized several major international competitions, European and World Championships, Europa Cups (for example: Laser 4.7 World and European Championship, Laser U21 World and European Championship, Laser Europa Cup, J24 European Championship). The competition is co-organized by the Hungarian Sailing Association.

“It only became official in the middle of summer that the European Championship could not be held at its original location, so a new bid was issued for hosting the race. There were two aspirants, but in the end BYC won the right to organize it. This is a great honour and pleasure, but also a bit of burden, since there wasn’t as much time left for preparation – as in the case of a bid won in a ‘normal’ time,” said István Böröcz, executive director of the organizer BYC. “We are happy to be able to show what we are capable of, so we are looking forward to hosting the U23 generation in a beautiful lake environment, with good races and colourful programs, organized by a team with international background.”

Usually in the junior races, 60-80 boats would start in the 49er class, and 40-50 boats in the 49er FX. It is a great opportunity for the young Hungarian sailors to race in domestic waters, in a friendly environment, without the need to travel, in a very serious fleet, in which, presumably, future Olympic participants and perhaps even Olympic champions will compete.

The opening ceremony of the European Championship and the first meeting for the racers will take place on the 12th of October. The actual races will start the following day, on the 13th of October. The competition is divided into qualifiers and finals. The final races are planned to be held on October 15 and 16. The European Championship will end with the award ceremony on the 16th of October. Competitors can use the brand-new facilities of the Kékszalag port, meanwhile the organizers await them with snacks and fruit every day after the races, and plan two official dinners.

About Balaton:

The location of the European Championship is lake Balaton, the largest lake in Central Europe, with a southwest-northeast axis. It is a beautiful protected natural area, with extremely clean fresh water. Balaton is characterized by variable but generally balanced wind conditions, with moderate wind (10-15 knots) blowing on a typical October day. During weather fronts, the prevailing wind is strong from the NW-SE direction (15-25 knots). There is no current, the waves are typically short. The temperature in October: air (10-18 °C), water (14-18 °C). The competition area will be in the Balatonfüred-Tihany-Siófok triangle.

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