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

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Subtropical strong wind at Kiel Week’s Friday

A show of strength by Olympic champions Ruggero Tita and Caterina Banti dominated the Nacra 17 competition at Kiel Week on Friday (24 June). The mixed duo from Italy followed a single slip-up (13th) with three victories on the day. John Gimson and Anna Burnet from Great Britain are seven points back in second. Tokyo 2021 bronze medallists Paul Kohlhoff and Alica Stuhlemmer were still struggling a bit with the new rudder foil set-up and manoeuvres in steep waves in increasingly hard conditions. The Germans are just about on course for a medal race on Sunday in tenth place.

A spontaneous mixed crew from Hamburg is leading the 49erFX competition (Olympic only for females) at Kiel Week. With her coach, two-time Olympic bronze medallist Thomas Plößel, Sophia Steinlein steered to two bullets, relegating Sweden’s Vilma Bobeck/Rebecca Netzler two points back to second. “Our goal at first was just the top ten,” said Plößel, “but maybe more is possible.” After Olympic silver in 2021, Tina Lutz and Susann Beucke (Germany) are in sixth place on their last regatta together.

Subtropical conditions with wind force five to six challenged the athletes on all nine regatta courses off Kiel-Schilksee. Local Nik Aaron Willim lost his top position in the ILCA-7 class and slipped to fourth. Kaarle Tapper from Finland replaced him equal on points with his compatriot Valtteri Uusitalo. The Australian Mara Stransky leads the ILCA 6 class ahead of the two Dutch Mirthe Akkerman and Maxime Jonker. Julia Büsselberg from Berlin is fourth.

Irish Robert Dickson and Sean Waddilove lead the 49er class ahead of Frederik Rask/Jakob Precht Jensen from Denmark with Croatian brothers Sime and Mihovil Fantela in third. The class finished two races only in the afternoon, when the iQ-Foilers postponed their racing for a while. German Sebastian Koerdel defended his overall lead until then with two more bullets, nine in a row now! Lena Erdil (Germany) was also still leading despite an UFD.

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 and 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 AND CHANGE FACILITIES Facilities will be provided on site to accommodate all participants in this event.

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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/

Media Info

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