Montreal, August 24, 2022 - Girls in the spotlight at these Games!
The Canada Summer Games, held every 4 years, are the largest multi-sport event in the country and represent the pinnacle of inter-provincial/territorial sport competition.
After a year-long postponement due to COVID-19, the Canada Summer Games went ahead in August 2022. Sailing events were at the Niagara on the Lake Sailing Club, August 14-21, 2022.
The competition will have been marked by the weather conditions and a very light wind, and by our girls athletes who all come back with a medal!
In ILCA 6 and 7 class it is 8 races that may have been done while in 29er class we were able to have 12 races.
Quebec was represented by 6 athletes:
Francis Charland, CVDM - ILCA 7
Loa Dinel, CVDM/BLBC - ILCA 6
Julia Capolicchio & Bianca MacHabée, RStLYC - 29er Women
Sebastien Hubert & Laurent Tessier, RStLYC - 29er Men
And the team was supervised by Caroline de Alcala and Hugo Morin.
Despite the light wind, our athletes will have performed during all these Games! Always positive they will have fought until the end!
Loa Dinel – ILCA 6 wins silver
Julia Capolicchio & Bianca MacHabée – 29er get bronze
Francis Charland and Sébastien Hubert & Laurent Tessier finished at the foot of the podium in 4th position.
Full results: https://bit.ly/3TpCFb4
A huge congratulations to all participants!
And a big thank you to the organizing club, volunteers, coaches, officials and parents!
More photos: https://bit.ly/3TeKVdJ
The summer of 2022 will definitely mark the intensive return to competitions after a two-year break due to Covid-19. Whether in Quebec, Canada or internationally, many athletes represented the province.
At the provincial level, TRY was the first regatta of the Quebec Circuit which took place on July 9 and 10 at the Pointe-Claire Yacht Club. More than sixty participants raced in the different development classes.
Still in Quebec, but at the national level, the Hudson Yacht Club hosted the Sail Central - Fruitbowl regatta last weekend of July 23 and 24. More than 140 athletes were present for this event in the 420, ILCA 4 and 6, and Optimist classes!
Let's go to the Maritimes for the Sail East regatta at the St Margaret's Yacht Club where a few athletes from Quebec made the trip, and dominated the ranking in the 29er fleet. Indeed, the RStLYC team, Sébastien Hubert and Laurent Tessier got the 1st place!
Results : http://sailwave.smsc.ca/2022/alpha.html
Internationally, the ILCA 6 Junior World Championship which just ended in Texas had as representatives from Quebec, Cailhem Austin who finished 83rd and Jacob Townsend 116th !
Finally, our athlete Coralie Vittecoq who is on the Canadian Team Squad, obtained an excellent 5th place at the North American Championship which took place in Kingston in mid-July!
We will also note the participation of several Quebec athletes at the Canadian Championship in 29er, 49er, and at the US Nationals.
August will be even more exciting with the long awaited Canada Games, and also the World Singlehanded Championships that will held in Nova Scotia! Follow us on our social networks to get the results live!
Congratulations to everyone!
Montreal, May 10, 2022 - The Quebec Sailing Federation is pleased to announce that 3 Quebec athletes have been selected to the 2022-2023 Canadian Sailing Team and Canadian Sailing Development Squad!
The 29 squad members were selected based on the Canadian Sailing Team Sport Canada Carding Criteria as well as on their overall performance during the 2021-2022 season.
The Quebec athletes selected are:
Canadian Sailing Team – Para sailing
Canadian Sailing Development Squad
Luttes and Vittecoq were already present on the Team, while Mike Brodeur is on his first selection. Note that Brodeur will be the first athlete selected in Kite since the discipline has just been integrated for the Paris Games.
To know the complete Team Canada: https://www.sailing.ca/sail-canada-introduces-the-2022-2023-canadian-sailing-team-and-canadian-sailing-development-squad/
(English version is coming)
Au courant des mois d’avril et mai derniers s’est déroulée, en plusieurs étapes, la formation de 3 nouveaux Instructeurs-Évaluateurs (IE).
André Carrier (Les Blanchons), Pierre Harel (Paré à Virer) et Robert Corbeil (Voile Capitaine Jack) ont ainsi été formés IE sous la supervision de Normand Corbeil !
Mais c’est quoi un IE ? Les IE se sont ces personnes, instructeurs en voile croisière depuis plusieurs années, qui vont formés les instructeurs, qui eux, sont au contact avec le public dans les écoles.
Tout débute par un engouement, une passion d’enseigner, avant d’entamer le processus. En ce début avril nos trois élèves ont commencé leur formation par une fin de semaine accès sur la théorie. Quel est le rôle d’un IE ? Comment enseigner à des futurs instructeurs ? Voilà une partie de leur programme sous les yeux aguerris de notre coordonnatrice Pauline Lengaigne et de notre formateur Normand Corbeil.
S’en est suivi un travail personnel pour nos apprentis IE. En effet, il leur a été demandé une lecture de plusieurs ouvrages afin de contribuer à l’amélioration du matériel pédagogique, mais aussi de préparer l’atelier pédagogique pour la formation en ligne des candidats à devenir instructeurs.
En 2022, Voile Québec aura formé sa plus grosse cohorte d’instructeurs en voile croisière depuis son existence. C’est en tout 22 candidats qui furent inscrits au processus. Nos apprentis IE ont ainsi été dans le feu de l’action dès leur apprentissage !
L’épreuve embarquée qui se déroulait fin mai fût la finalisation et la validation pour tous nos stagiaires ! 22 futurs instructeurs, 6 IE et 4 bateaux étaient rassemblés à Longueuil pour mettre en pratique leurs habiletés. Et ce fût une réussite puisque tous ont été évalués et ont validé leur certification.
La cohorte 2022 rentre ainsi dans l’histoire de Voile Québec avec son nombre record de nouveaux certifiés provenant de plusieurs écoles du Québec, Mercator, Paré à Virer, Formation Nautique et Premier Vent. Félicitations à tous !
Un merci particulier à l’Agence de voile Ohana qui nous a fournit ses bateaux et ses infrastructures.
Ci-dessous nos nouveaux Instructeurs-Évaluateurs en photo :
André Carrier Pierre Harel Robert Corbeil
Montreal, March 23, 2022 – It is with great sadness that the Fédération de voile du Québec and Sail Canada have learned of the sudden passing of a great sailor and instructor, Guy Boulanger.
Passionate about sailing early on, an instructor and an evaluator of cruising sailing, an offshore survival instructor as well as a representative for Voile Québec at Sail Canada, Guy was a great pedagogue who taught many sailors, contributed to the development of sailing in Canada and shared his passion with everyone.
Co-founder of the Navtours Sailing School in Quebec, an instructor, he had recently retired to fully focus on his great passion which was sailing.
“Today, the entire sailing community is mourning the loss of a man. Gone too soon, too quickly at the age of 53, Guy was above all a man with a great heart. We will remember the twinkle he had in his eye, his joy for life, his smile and his ability to delight us when he would talk about sailing. A model of professionalism, he was loved and appreciated by his colleagues and interns, he made the practice of sailing shine and he will leave a lasting mark after the time he spent with us,” jointly stated Voile Québec and Sail Canada. “Goodbye Guy and wherever you are, we wish you fair winds and know that here below, we will never forget you.”
Sail Canada and the Fédération de voile du Québec express their sincere condolences to Guy’s family, friends and relatives. Details regarding funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date.