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The world’s best Olympic sailors in the 49er (Men’s Skiff) and 49erFX (Women’s Skiff) Olympic classes as well as in the Nacra 17 (mixed multihull) will compete from August 31 to September 5 in the 2022 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 World Championships in Halifax. , Nova Scotia.
One hundred and forty-one teams will race on St. Margarets Bay, including Tokyo 2020 Canadian Olympians Ali ten Hove and Mariah Millen in 49erFX, and Will Jones and Evan DePaul in 49er.
Overall, Canada will be represented by a total of 14 teams and 28 athletes, including Sail Canada National Team members and local favorites from Nova Scotia Antonia and Georgia Lewin-LaFrance who won the bronze medal at the 2021 49erFX European Championships and posted the best Canadian performance. never at last year’s 49erFX World Championships with a 6th place finish.
For athletes chasing the Olympics, the world championships are an essential stop on the journey. For the USA, it’s the annual opportunity to qualify for the US Sailing Team, an important check-in with the international fleets en route to Paris 2024, and the time for a new reset of the world rankings.
On the ground there will be six participants with US Sailing Team status as well as 11 other teams hoping to reach that plateau which translates into greater support for the campaign. Among the team members are Tokyo 2020 Olympians Steph Roble/ Maggie Shea (49erFX) and Riley Gibbs who returns to Nacra 17 along with 470 Olympians Lara Dallman-Weiss.
The USST is also testing a team house concept near the venue where athletes can come for meals, physiotherapy, weather briefings and find relaxation and community with their teammates.
“It takes a full team, on and off the water, to win at the Olympic level and US Sailing is taking advantage of these major Olympic events to build a support team commensurate with our sports team,” notes Paul Cayard, executive director. of US Olympic Sailing.
A test for the USA will be whether their top 49er teams – Ian Barrows/Hans Henken, Andrew Mollerus/Ian MacDiarmid and Nevin Snow/Mac Agnese – have reached international level in the one event the country hasn’t won. failed to qualify for Tokyo 2020.
Paris 2024 Olympic Sailing Program:
Men’s single-seater dinghy – ILCA 7
Women’s Single-seater Dinghy – ILCA 6
Mixed annex for two people – 470
Men’s Sculls – 49er
Women’s Skiff – 49erFx
Men’s Kiteboard – Formula Kite Class
Women’s Kiteboard – Formula Kite Class
Men’s Windsurfing – iQFoil
Women’s windsurfing – iQFoil
Mixed Multihull – Nacra 17
Location: Marseilles, France
Dates: July 26-August 11