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2019 Sailing Fair 

 The next Sailing Fair will be held on Saturday November 9th at the Montréal Palais des Congrès !




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In the mean time, you can rediscover the program of last year below :

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).

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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.




3h45 - Unveiling of this year's winners 
   Discover the finalists


Come discuss themes that affect all sailors.


Sailing discovers its feminine sidedemocratizing 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



Why not treat yourself a boat, with our silent auction..?

** Enter into our Silent Auction **



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 inclusiveLogo_Navtours_HoriCMYK.jpg

- 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.

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 - 10 pairs of tickets Echappe-Toi Montreal.

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 - 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

Come discover a variety of exhibitors and sailboats.

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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:

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English version coming soon 


Rejoignez-nous le 7 novembre prochain de 10h à 18h en ligne et évadez-vous avec nous ! 
(ouverture la semaine du 26)



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Les Mille-îles, proches et superbes !
par Luc Bernuy, conférencier et formateur pour
Navigation-conseil LB - 10h à 11h30 -
Les Mille-Îles. Un magnifique territoire de navigation et si proche de chez nous. Des paysages qui se renouvellent à chaque détours, à chaque îles. Une faune incroyable juste autour du voilier. Plusieurs y passent l’été, année après année. C’est avec cette carte postale idyllique que nous ouvrirons la journée de la Foire, avec Luc Bernuy, un conférencier avec son style unique à la fois pratico-pratique et humoristique.
Visitez son site


J'y connais rien en navigation à la voile mais je veux me lancer, par où commencer ?
par Pierre Harel, Instructeur en voile croisière - 11h30 à 12h30 - 
Vous rêvez de vous mettre à la voile mais ne savez pas comment faire, par où commencer, quelles formations suivre ? Découvrez lors de cette conférence à quel point il est facile de sauter le pas !


Au gré du vent,
Par Jacques Lavigne, Météorologue - 11h45 à 13h15 -
Cet événement dédié à la communauté marine sera l’occasion de parfaire (ou de mettre à jour) vos connaissances sur plusieurs sujets d’intérêt météorologique. La conférence est très animée grâce à l’utilisation d’illustrations graphiques, des exemples vidéo, des photos et des animations vidéo. Un aide-mémoire sera fourni pour vous aider assimiler les informations prodiguées. 


Pour partir en mer, qu'est-ce que ça prend comme VOILES,
par Benoit Villeneuve, astrophysicien et conférencier - 13h30 à 15h -
Vous pensez partir dans le Sud, aux Bahamas, aux Antilles ou peut-être traverser l’océan à la voile, alors il vous faudra bien préparer votre aventure ! Faisant partie de la série de conférences Pour partir en mer, qu’est-ce que ça prend?, cette conférence de Benoit Villeneuve vous aidera à faire des choix éclairés et adaptés aux vrais besoins des navigateurs qui partent en mer! Benoit Villeneuve est président fondateur des Services Maritimes Latitude, astrophysicien, , conférencier, auteur, notamment des ouvrages de référence Météo marine et Traverser l’océan à la voile.
Visitez son site : https://lesservicesmaritimeslatitude.wordpress.com/


Naviguer sur un plan d'eau unique au monde : le St Laurent,
par Normand Corbeil, navigateur aguerri, auteur, instructeur et conférencier - 15h15 à 16h45 -
Invitation à naviguer le fleuve entre Québec et Rimouski.Comment faire pour naviguer ce segment du fleuve, souvent à tort décrit comme dangereux, inhospitalier ou compliqué. La présentation porte principalement sur la démystification de ce merveilleux plan d’eau, qui n’a jusqu’à maintenant, aucun comparable. Les auditeurs apprendront à le connaître et quoi prendre en compte pour une navigation sécuritaire et plaisante.


Naviguer dans le Sud,
par Sophie Corneiller, navigatrice et formatrice chez S/V Mangata - 16h à 17h30 -
En manque de voyage ? envie de Sud ? Sophie vous fera rêver lors de sa conférence qui se déroulera en direct de son voilier sur les eaux turquoises ! Elle nous racontera, entre autres, comment passer du rêve à la réalité pour naviguer dans ce coin de paradis ! La formation, les finances, le rythme de vie, la gestion des imprévus, conciliation travail / voile, les trucs et astuces, tout les sujets seront abordés ! Ne manquer pas cette conférence qui vous prouvera que quand on veut c'est possible de vivre sa passion ! 
Visitez son site internet : 


Voile ArcticStern : l'Aventure d'une vie,
par Axel Galpy Massé, Instructeur et aventurier - 14h45 à 15h45 -
L’équipe ArcticStern s’embarque dans une expédition inoubliable et ambitieuse : se tenir sur la ligne de départ de l’Ocean Globe Race en 2023, une régate mythique autour du monde à la voile traditionnelle ! 

Sécurité sur l'eau,
par Jean-François Gacougnolle, instructeur en voile dériveur - 13h45 à 14h30 -
Cette conférence axée sur la sécurité vous permettra de savoir ce qu'il faut faire pour manœuvrer une embarcation en toute sécurité. 

S'initier à la voile dériveur, enfant comme adulte, 
par Laurence Pagé, instructrice en voile dériveur
Vous aimeriez pratiquer la voile dériveur? Vous même, votre famille ou juste vos enfants? Mais vous ne savez pas par où commencer ? Lors de cette conférence vous découvrirez que la voile est plus accessible que ce que l'on passe et que l'on peut débuter le dériveur dès 5 ans ! 




 Cliquez sur les logos pour avoir de plus amples informations (liens à venir) ! 


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L'entrée est au coût de 10$. Lors de votre inscription il sera important de préciser les conférences auxquelles vous voulez participer ! 
Inscription ouverte jusqu'au 5 novembre !



Pour vous inscrire cliquez ici (ouverture le lundi 26 octobre)



Sailor's night

Transat Québec St-Malo

Meet the different sailors and key players of 2016 summer’s landmark event.




Saturday November 5th - Sailor's Night "At the heart of the Transat"


Please be with us on Saturday November 5th 2016 at 7PM to celebrate all evening the sailing accomplishments of 2016 under the theme of the Quebec-St-Malo transatlantic race. Many key players of the Quebec scene will be present to tell their side of this amazing adventure. During the evening we will also disclose the different winners of other events of the 2016 season.

Come discover this event from within! Damien de Pas, Race Director will explain how one prepares and gets ready for such an event. Damian Foxall, crewmember on the trimaran Musandam-Oman Sail will tell the story of its capsizing and its return to land. Antoine Lacasse and Charles Mony will also be present to discuss their experience of the Quebec-St-Malo transatlantic race. The public will also be invited to ask questions and exchange with the panel of experts.

This event will also serve as fundraiser as part of the fundraising campaign of Placements Sports. Come and be part of this special evening while supporting the athletes and the different projects of the Quebec Sailing Federation. You will have the opportunity to buy raffle tickets for your preferred prizes and lots. Hosted by Michel Sacco, the evening will honor sailing with tremendous stories, lots of emotions and dreams.


Présentation of the invited guests :

  • Antoine Lacasse :


    Young sailor, previously Director of the Outaouais sailing school and University Laval student, this was Antoine’s second consecutive participation at the Transat Québec St-Malo. Crewmember on board the Class40 Sirius with a team from St-Pierre and Miquelon, Antoine’s goal was more the adventure than the feat of winning. Come listen to this young man’s story and discover his ambitions to be part of the 2020 event but this time with his own crew.

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    Businessman and great passionate of sailing, this québécois of french origins was at his third transat participation. Crew on board French Tech Rennes St-Malo in the Multi 50 category, the crew’s ambition was to win the race after being 3rd in 2008 and 2nd in 2012.



  • Damien de Pas :


    Transat race director, Damien has over 20 years of sea experience. After sailing on all types of sailboats and being an ocean sailing race expert, Damien has succeeded Jean-Claude Maltais at the helm of the event. How such an event is organized? What responsibilities have the race Director? Damien will give us his side of the story and how a race is helmed from the shore. 



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  • Damian Foxall : Winner of multiple offshore races, presentation is not needed for this adoptive Quebec sailor who was again participating at the transat. Foxall, with his experienced crew and spectacular trimaran Musandam-Oman Sail in the Ultime class had all the reasons to win in a record breaking time, but a transatlancic race can never be a sure win. Only a few days after departure all chances of victory disappeared with the capsizing of the boat. Come listen to this amazing story by one of the crewmember who lived it all from the capsizing to the rescue and tow of the sailboat.


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  • Patrice Drouin :


    Gestev's CEO, Patrice Drouin, will join us to talk about the role Gestev (the business behind the organization of the Transat) played to make the 2016 edition of the race a success.




We look forward to welcoming you in large numbers to this evening gala where amazing accomplishments will be greeted.

Where: Olympic Stadium, 3200 Viau,  Pierre de Coubertin, Montréal (Qc)

Time: 7PM to 10PM

Fees: 60$ tax included. A tax receipt of $40 will be issued.

Diner will be offered to the participants registered to the congress happening between 5pm and 7pm. We invite you to come well in advance.

A sailing trade show and exhibition will take place from 2pm until 7pm during the event. Do not hesitate to come early and discover some new products of the 2017 season.

List of exhibitors that will be present:

Helly Hansen,




Class Afloat,

Défis international des Jeunes Marins

Luc Bernuy, l'intracoastal

Les voiles Max Marine, 

Voile Sansoucy,

Voile de Suroît,




Happy Yak,

Camp Trois-Saumons,

Observatoire global du Saint Laurent,

École de voile de Lachine,


Topper Boat,

Springline Yacht Sales,


And many more…




Thank you to our partners:

Fromagerie Le Bédouin.

Boathouse :

Clover Leaf :


Epicure :


Gestev :

Helly Hansen :




Pricing of the various events before october 31st (early booking specials):

  FVQ Members Non members
Adults < 18 years Adults < 18 years
Sailors evening 60 $ 20 $ 60 $ 20 $
Tax receipt 40 $ NA 40 $ NA
Congress 160 $ 75 $ 194 $ 109 $
Tax receipt 60 $ NA 60 $ NA
Sailors evening and congress 160 $ 75 $ 194 $ 109 $
Tax receipt 60 $ NA 60 $ NA

Pricing of the various events after october 31st :

  FVQ members Non menbers
Adults < 18 ans Adults < 18 ans
Sailor's Night  60 $ 20 $ 60 $ 20 $
Income tax receipt 40 $ NA 40 $ NA
General meeting  200 $ 85$ 234 $ 119$
Income tax receipt 140 $ NA 100 $ NA
General meeting and Sailor's Night 200$ 85 $ 234 $ 119 $
Income tax receipt 140 $ NA 100 $ NA

2015 Conference

You will find the 2015 program to click in this link. (french only)

2014 Conference

Presentations in original language.

Challenge Vert de Sylvain Fortier

Lien vers son site.

Changes in the Cruising Training Program by Jaime Gordon

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La météo de Benoit Villeneuve

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Les règles de course de Joe Jospé

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Régate Newport-Bermudes de François Brassard

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Transport Canada - Recreational Boating Schools by Julie Gascon

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