Get on board and come to share your passion for sailing !

Many activities will be offered: topics for the general public and more specialized lectures.

Activities start at 9 am at Montreal Olympic stadium, at Regroupement Loisir et Sport du Québec, 4545 Pierre-de Coubertin.

General Assembly in the morining followed by conferences and workshops on various topics directly related with sailing. A cocktail, included in the inscription fees, is organized on saturday evening and during which we will announce the names of the 2017 laureates.

Please note that most presentations will be in french but questions and exchanges can be done bilingually.

Detailed Schedule pdf (french only)





Pleasure craft before the Québec Superior Court

André Benoit, specialist in navigation safety
In a recent case, which will likely make a precedent, the Québec Superior Court ordered a 1 300 000 $ compensation in favor of a suer who suffered of a neuropsycholic incpacity either partial or permanent of 15% following an accident.

The expert assessment described that the manoeuvre before the accident could be qualified as neglectul behavior.

The Court concluded that the skipper did not sail safely the boat and that he did not take all precautions required.

Presentation of a summary of the expertise and discussions on the facts underlying the Court's decision.

Customer Experience

Anne-Marie Royer, Head Adviser at Tourism Development AMR

The conference presents the main aspects of customer experience and why this concept has become so popular in 2017. You will learn how to set this concept in place in your organization and how customer experience can increase the income of the enterprise by increasing customer loyalty.

Buying a used sailboat : what you have to be careful about

Guy Boulanger, Evaluating instructor, Québec Sailing / Sail Canada

Before buying a used Sailboat, it is important to check a few aspects in order to avoid the most common traps. Thanks to this conference, you will discover what to be careful about before spending your money

Navigation in heavy weather

Guylain Noël, Instructor Voile Québec.

Description coming soon !

Getting ready for the South

Luc Bernuy, author and navigator
You would love to head south with your sailboat ? Yet you do have quite a few unanswered questions delaying your departure ? Just come and listen to Luc Bernuy, a specialist when it comes to heading South, who will describe in 5 steps all you need to know before going to sea!

Catamaran practice, from Leisure to competition

Maxime Loiselle, athlete and business owner

Sailing on a catamaran in Québec, it definitely is possible! Maxime Loiselle, a specialist when it comes to catamarans, will help you learn about boats that are not yet as popular as they could be in our province. This conference is part of the Sailing Fair and will be free and open to everybody.

The Whitbread

Gilles Philippe Delorme, Navigator

The association Les Voiles de l'amitié is presenting its conference as part of our cycle. The subject is the famous and fascinating race around the world, the Whitbread

How to prepare your boat when facing heavy weather and hurricanes

Claire Lemieux, Guy Boulanger - Instructors and evaluators Voile Québec / Sail Canada

More and more often, our sailboats are facing heavy weather or even hurricanes. What are the possibilties to limit or avoid damages in extreme weather conditions? When at a port, at anchor, or on dryland, this conference based on the experiences of Claire and Guy will give you a few insights in the terrific conditions one can meet at sea, and on how to face them.

Alimentation on board

What to cook on a sailboat, and how to cook it ? It is definitely possible to manage a healthy and tasty alimentation at sea. Discover with this conference all the tips and tricks about alimentation on board.

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Updating on Cruising practices

Guy Boulanger, Normand Corbeil, Claire Lemieux - Voile Québec / Sail Canada Instructors

This updating is especially designed for instructors and Sailing School managers. Transport Canada norms, the efficient use of evaluation grids, an updating on how to efficiently teach manoeuvres are amongst the various subjects that will be discussed.

Video as a tool for teaching sailing

We all have a mobile phone, a tablet, a camera or a GoPro.These are wonderful tools for teaching that are right here in our pockets! By using appropriate techniques and applications, you will be able to use videos in order to help sailors improve their skills.

Strategic Planning

You are invited to discuss and debate about the future of Sailing in Québec.
More details (french only).

Updating on Dinghy practices

English version coming soon

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*Please note that this program is subject to change