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Fundraising evening in Montreal

The Quebec Sailing Federation invites you to a fundraising evening as part of our financing campaign. The event will take place at the Royal St-Lawrence Yacht Club, Thursday, December 4th, at 6:30 pm.

On deck is the presentation of the film En Solitaire, the story of Yann Kermadec taking part in the Vendée Globe, a solo, around the world sailing race. The film was directed by Christophe Offenstein , starring François Cluzet, Guillaume Canet and Karine Vanasse.The screening with be followed by a discussion with ocean racer Damian Foxall.

Mr. Damian Foxall has an impressive record. He took part in many prestigious races including a number of victories such as the Transat Québec St-Malo in 2004, the Barcelona World Race in 2008 and the Volvo Ocean Race in 2012. He is celebrated as a national hero and one of the best known sailors ever in Ireland. This event will be a unique opportunity to meet an exceptional sailor and an extraordinary person.

Thanks to you, the Quebec Sailing Federation will be able to put in place new projects with the objective of developing sailing in Quebec.

Looking forward to seeing all of you!

Click here to register.

* The screening will start at 7 pm in French with English sub-titles.

 

2014 Annual Quebec Sailing Conference

Montreal, October 22th 2014 - The 2014 Annual Quebec Sailing Conference was held from October 17th to 19th at the Juvénat Notre-Dame, in Lévis, Qc. This year many changes were made to the line-up, as the convention was held for a full two days (Saturday and Sunday), as well as the managers meeting on the Friday afternoon. A fundraising event was held Friday evening during which the French movie En Solitaire was shown, and renowned ocean racer Damian Foxall talked about his experience during the Volvo Ocean Race and answered questions from the audience. During the weekend, about eighty people attended various exciting conferences on technical and general subjects that touched as much the cruising world than dinghy sailing.

The Quebec Sailing Annual Gala was held Saturday night during which the 2014 Awards were given out. The evening also honored an important person in Quebec's sailing world, André Huot, who received the "Tribute to the Passionate" award for his dedication to sailing in the last fifteen years. To see all of the 2014 Award Winners you can click on this link.
The evening finished off with a raffle where several prizes including a cruise to the Bahamas and a cruise on the Saguenay Fjord were drawn. Congratulations to the winners!

Thank you to all participants!
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We would also like to thank all our sponsors: Volvo Canada, Global Marine, Renaud-Bray, Au Vieux Bahut, Métropole, Restaurant Barbacoa, Stoneham, Cassis Monna et filles, Les Grands Explorateurs, Piazzetta, La Fabrique du Smoked Meat, Musée de la Civilisation, Capitaine d'Abord, Aquarium de Québec, Les Délices Patachou Inc, Alex Coulombes, Alchimiste, Aux Petits Délices, Linda's Glitter.
A special thanks to our major donors who contributed to a successful fundraising evening: Navtours, Volvo de Québec and Voile Mercator

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Fall Camp

Montreal, October 7th, 2014 - This weekend was the annual FVQ Fall camp at Club de Voile Deux Montagnes, Head coach, Rosie Chapman and Dominique Vallée ran the laser radial and RSX group together, with focus being on tactical decision making and racing. A big thank you to Julien from Actiform who held an on land training Saturday and Sunday. On Saturday the team enjoyed pushing and pulling sleds in the rain! Dominique also ran a workshop on writing to the media. The athletes left the camp motivated to improve their fitness levels over the next coming months leading in to the winter season. In two weeks the team will meet again at the AGM in Quebec City.
A huge thank you to the host club, the CVDM for hosting the Quebec team and for allowing athletes to train in excellent conditions.

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