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18-21 August 2022 / Nova Scotia, Canada

2022 North American's

Nacra 17 Entries
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Finish driver Sinem Kirby shook her head as she stretched her lifejacket over her head, standing in a puddle of fresh water. The day was a blur for her and the 32 Nacra sailors who all had to manage with 30-plus knot gusts and massive shifts to foil above the waves on the first day of their European Championship. Some big numbers ended up in many teams’ scorelines but this is just the beginning ing of the qualifying series here in Aarhus.

“It was kind of fun, but it didn’t go very well,” said Kurtbay, who won silver at Trofeo Princess Sophia this spring. When asked what “not very well” means she said, “I don’t even know, that’s how many boats were in front of us.”

No one was immune from the dicey conditions save for reigning Olympic champions Tita and Banti of Italy who ended day one with a 2, 1, 1. The second place Dutch pair of van der Meer and Bouwer faired as well with a 4, 2, 2 while even Tokyo silver medalists Gimson and Burnett caught a blemish of a 9 to add to their 5, 4. The British pair said they were uneasy with the conditions and were even anxious to get their sails down in the snappy gusts at the dinghy park.

The Dutch team are on a fast climb through the fleet and New Zealand sailors Wilkinson and Dawson are starting to see their best results yet winning race one and are sitting in fifth. The two teams are nestled among Olympic medalists that include Argentinian Nacra gold medalist Santiago Lange with new crew Victoria Travascio.

This Europeans is a benchmark event in this shortened Olympic cycle as it is the first event since Tokyo just over a year ago where all the top campaigners are on site and driving hard in their progression.

The big news here at Sailing Aarhus for the Nacra fleet is the development of upwind foiling following the addition of a new class rudder head in 2022 that is adjustable while sailing. Without getting too geeky with the details, this 1,000 euro upgrade is a game changer, allowing boats to go several knots faster upwind and unlocking more speed downwind.

The Italian team of Tita and Banti have certainly lead the way in finding the the magical recipe of settings that allow the four foils to both be lifting (leeward foils) and leveraging (windward foils) the boats righting moment, sending a Nacra 17 into a new level of performance. The rest of the fleet have been analyzing data and calibrating their control systems, feeling out this new mode of flight and getting to the compulsory skill of not just flying upwind, but doing it stable enough to squeeze out numbers in the 17 knots range.

Another windy day is forecast for day two and we will be looking out for the teams that keep opening top the throttle all around the course.

49erFX Fleet

“We can have gusts up to 30 knots and we still managed so we are happy,” said Charline Picon, teamed with Sarah Steyaert about the conditions today. The French pair, both Olympians (Picon with two medals) and World Champions, only started sailing together last October but are having their moments to shine.

It was the Schmidt sisters, Johanne and Andrea, of Denmark who lead the way in the 49er FX fleet and had a loud cheering squad when they returned with a 3,2,3 scoreline to top Americans Roble and Shea, two points behind in second followed by Bobeck and Nertzler of Sweden one point behind them in third.

With gusts above 30 knots and spinning rain squalls the 2022 49er, FX and Nacra 17 European Championships kicked off in Aarhus with all the top teams taking lessons from some new teams.

As the sailors hose the salt off their sails and boats, power down bowls of pasta, the vibe after sailing today was one of frustration and relief as they recounted how unpredictable shifts on the Bay of Aarhus left some hung out to dry on one side of the course or the other.

The 49er fleet was on land as the big rain squall engulfed the FX and Nacra fleets and those who set up for the bigger shifts each leg reaped big rewards while others ate double digit finishes.

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.

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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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/

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HAMPTON INN & HOMEWOOD SUITES BY HILTON 1599 Grafton Street, Halifax, NS B3J 2C3 www.Halifax.HamptonInn.com www.Halifax.HomewoodSuites.com Tel: +1 (902) 429-6620 / 1-855-331-0337 RATE: $199 CAD + Tax (breakfast buffet included) VALID: August 16 – September 6, 2022 BOOKING CODE: SAI GROUP NAME: World Sailing Championships 2022