Sail Nova Scotia, in partnership with the Hubbards Sailing Club and the St. Margaret Sailing Club, has been selected to host the 2022 International 49er, 49erFX, and International Nacra 17 World Championship Sailing Regatta on the waters of St. Margarets Bay. This will be the first time this event has been held in Canadian waters.
The main competition is scheduled to take place from August 31st to September 5th, 2022. A pre-regatta, as well as training for the competitors, will take place in the weeks leading up to the Championships.
Associated on-shore activities will be centered in the village of Hubbards from early August to Labour Day Monday where more than 1,000 competitors, coaches, and volunteers will congregate.
Over 400 Competitors from more than 50 countries will be taking part in this event, along with 300 Support Crew, Judges & International Officials, and 300+ Volunteers. The 49er Class (2 person crew, men), 49erFX (2 person crew, women), and the Nacra 17 (2 person crew, mixed) are high performance, Olympic Class sailing boats.
The World Championships represent a wonderful opportunity to celebrate high-performance athletes and inspire our youth as we further develop the next generation of skiff sailors and our National Coaching Team.