Nova Scotia to host three Olympic classes World Sailing Championships

Canadians can look forward to seeing a 49er start like this - Beau Outteridge pic

Halifax, Nova Scotia will host a 400-strong field of the world’s best sailors from over 35 countries when the World Championships for three Olympic classes, the 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17, kick off in September 2022.

Taking place in Canada for the first time in its history, the competition will be held on St. Margaret’s Bay during the six-day event.

Sail Nova Scotia won the rights to host the 2022 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 World Championships, which will run from September 6-11, 2022, in partnership with Hubbards Sailing Club, St. Margaret Sailing Club and Sail Canada.

Building on Nova Scotia’s long-held affinity and connection to the sea, the province is gaining a reputation in the sailing world as an accomplished host of national and international sailing events.

The event will be held on the waters of St. Margaret’s Bay, which has played host to numerous national and international sailing events over the years. These waters make an excellent venue for the championship. The venue has clean water and moderate to strong consistent winds in a spectacularly beautiful setting.

Jyrki Jarvi, President of the 49er class commented, “We are thrilled to be coming to Nova Scotia for our 2022 Worlds. It is a place that has sailing in its history and its future, and we can’t wait to be a part of that.”

Nathan Outteridge, President of the Nacra 17 class said, “The sailing on St. Margaret’s Bay is perfect for Olympic style racing. It’ll be a great test for our fleets.”

More information on the Championships at: https://49er.org/event/2022-world-championship

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