Montreal, January 22th, 2015 - The Quebec Sailing Federation (FVQ) is pleased to announce that among the Sail Canada Awards winners are 2 from Quebec and another is a finalist for the Rolex Sailor of the Year:
• Bill Burk Memorial Youth Elite Award :
At 18 years old, Coralie, athlete in the Radial class, has had an outstanding 2015 and fully deserves this award. This success is due to the excellent results achieved during the year including her 2nd place at the Quebec Championships, her 3rd at Sail Central but especially for her 11th position at Laser Youth World. With these results, she qualified to represent Canada at the ISAF Youth Worlds in Malaysia last December where she finished 17th out of 54 countries. In November 2015, she was awarded the Young Athlete of the Year trophy by the FVQ and now with this new award, she proves she is one of the best athletes in Canada. Congratulations Coralie!
• William Abbott Sr. Trophy; Sail Training Program of the Year :
Club de voile Deux-Montagnes
Having won the 2015 Club/School of the Year trophy from the FVQ, the CVDM shows once again their professionalism at the national level! Featuring a high-level competition team school offers several unique training programs in Quebec and Canada. Exchange programs are available with Martinique, St Pierre and Miquelon, Vancouver and beginning this year, a partnership agreement was reached with the Rochelaise Sailing School in France. Other programs are also offered such as youth courses, windsurfing courses, competitions ... The school also established a "Sailing in School" program to introduce sailing to children in elementary schools. CVDM's passionate and dynamic team make it one of the best schools in Canada.
Bravo to CVDM!
Finally,in Paralympic sailing, the Sonar team composed of Montrealer Scott Lutes with Paul Tingley, and Logan Campbell, are finalists for the prestigious Rolex Sailor of the Year award. The winner will be announced at the Sail Canada Rolex Sailor of the Year Awards night.
Congratulations to all!