|2018 Sailing Fair|
The 3rd edition of the Sailing Fair, organized by the Quebec Sailing Federation, will be held at the Montreal Palais des Congrès, on Saturday, November 3rd.
We’re looking forward to seeing you all come out, where you can learn about the different types of sailboats (dinghy, keelboat, catamaran, kiteboard, windsurfer, etc.), listen to speakers, participate in discussion workshops, try out our sailing simulator or even gain knowledge at our training sessions. There will be something for everyone!
Come listen to passionate people involved in the sailing world (Presentations will be in French).
10h30 to 11h30 and 17h00 to 18h00 - Simon DuBois, Event Ambassador and sailing athlete,
A look back on the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race
Simon tells the story of the journey that led him to become the first Quebecer to complete a crewed sailing race around the world! Relive the highlights of his journey and dive into the world of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race with him.
11h45 to 12h45 - Richard Petit, Author, composer and performer,
From Zero to Me in 500 days
With almost no sailing experience, in June of 2018, I began my training while delivering a boat from Nassau to Lake Champlain, which led to a to a crazy, fast-paced series of practical and theoretical training sessions, eventually ending with the purchase of a boat in Annapolis. I will tell you how I mapped out this dream to make it a life project and a great family adventure.
13h00 to 14h15 - Luc Bernuy, Sailing instructor and sailor,
Heading South : It's All About Being Organized
Hundreds of people dream of heading South, but not all of them get there and many leave poorly prepared. Pre-departure organization is the key to having a successful trip. Luc Bernuy, public speaker and author of “L’Intracostal, le guide”, will deliver practical ideas for leaving organized, while adding his usual humour. He will also stay on location all day, for book signings.
14h30 to 15h30 - Diego Creimer, Communication Director, David Suzuki Foundation,
Plastic Waste at Sea
The St-Lawrence flows through our veins, yet every year we dump large amounts of waste into it, including plastics. In Canada, nearly 90% of plastics end up in landfills, incinerators or in our lakes, parks and oceans. We can do better! It’s urgent to act now and reduce our overconsumption of plastic and improve the management of our recyclable residues. In this conference, we will discuss plastic pollution in water, its effects on health and ecosystems, and solutions to mitigate this scourge of the 21 century.
FVQ’S 2018 AWARD CEREMONY
3h45 - Unveiling of this year's winners
Discover the finalists
INFORMATIVE & INTERACTIVE WORKSHOPS FOR ALL!
Come discuss themes that affect all sailors.
DETAILED SCHEDULE HERE (in French)
Sailing discovers its feminine side: democratizing and developing the practice of women's sailing, by Michelle Cantin
What to be aware of while buying a used sailboat: how to be best prepared tp make smart choices, by Nicolas Gibeault maritime expert
Food onboard: tips and ideas for eating well, by Dany Giguère, Josée Mallette et Judith Grondin
Sailing and the weather: how to navigate safely, by Marc-André St Laurent - Wizwox Media
Outboard motors and basic mechanics: what all sailors should know before starting a motor, by Guy Laliberté
Know your knots: never again hesitate with a rope in each hand, by Sophie Duvieusart and Marie-Paul Simard
Boat safety: what you need to know to manoeuver a boat safely, by Jean-François Gacougnolle
Boat captain or truck driver: know the rules on the water, by André Benoit
DETAILED SCHEDULE HERE (In French)
FUNDRAISING - SILENT AUCTION
Why not treat yourself a boat, with our silent auction..?
YOU HAVE A BOAT YOU NO LONGER USE? GIVE IT A SECOND LIFE!
BY DONATING IT TO US FOR OUR AUCTION, YOU WILL GET A TAX RECEIPT. CONTACT US AT 514 252-3097 FOR MORE INFO.
Try your luck during our draws ($1 to $5 per ticket) to win dream prizes!
- Package valued at $ 4,000, entitling you to a stay in the Bahamas on a sailboat or catamaran according to programs offered by Navtours: sailing lessons, rental with or without captain, all inclusive
- 2 Intro to Sailing excursions lasting 3 hours, for 1 person, on the Saguenay Fjord.
- 1 SUP Discovery package for two people, lasting 2 hours, on the Saint Lawrence, offered by KSF.
- 10 pairs of tickets Echappe-Toi Montreal.
- 1 $50 Gift-certificate, provided by Boathouse
- 2 Swiss army knifes, provided by Rando-Québec
- 1 Fully-loaded basket, provided by the Polar Bear's Club
- 1 bag, provided by Ga-Oh
KIOSKS THAT ARE ALL ABOUT SAILING
Come discover a variety of exhibitors and sailboats.
SET YOUR CALENDAR FOR SATURDAY NOVEMBER 3rd, STARTING AT 10AM!
ADMISSION $10 (on location)
FREE ADMISSION for children of 12 and under
This event and many other of our programs are possible thanks to the generosity of our donors and to the Placements Sports program*.
*For all $25 + DONATIONS
By giving us $25, thanks to a government program, we will receive $82, you will receive a tax receipt and you will support the development of sailing in Quebec.
Our Partner Hotels
Take advantage of a discount with our partner hotels:
Hotel le Dauphin
1025 Rue de Bleury
Montréal (QC) H2Z 1M7
The special rate is $152.00/night (+tx.) for a singleor double occupant (extra charge of $10.00 per extra person). To take advantage of the special rate, clients must mention the name of our event when they make the reservation. The price will be available from November 1st to 5th, 2018. To make a reservation, clients must communicate directly with the hotel by phone: 514-788-3888.
Holiday Inn Montréal
999 St Urbain
Montréal (QC) H2Z 0B4
Single or double occupant: $155
Reservations must be made by phone at 514-878-9888, with code FVZ.
Thanks to our sponsors: