About the Event
In August 2022, Hubbards Sailing Club is helping to host the World Championships for 49er, 49erFX & Nacra 17 classes. In addition to celebrating high performance athletes from around the world, this event provides a great opportunity to inspire our youth sailors and develop our national coaching team. It will be an exciting time for Hubbards!
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.
-- JYRKI JARVI, PRESIDENT OF THE 49ER CLASS
The Lewin-LaFrance sisters, Antonia and Georgia, started their career in sailing in Chester, Nova Scotia. The sisters started out by participating in the Chester Yacht Club, and later the Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron. Both sisters continued to grow their skills for a few years, with Georgia sailing the opti on the Canadian Optimist Atlantic Sailing Team and Antonia sailing the laser radial. After the sisters paired up for the Canadian and American National Championships and won both events, they decided to join forces again in the Olympic class 49erFX. The pair continues to race together on their path towards the 2024 Olympics in Paris.
There are many local businesses, organizations, and people that are supporting the 2022 World Championships within the community of Hubbards and the province of Nova Scotia.