Montreal, February 19, 2018 - It is with great pride that the Quebec Sailing Federation announces that it’s a recipient of the merit of Recreational event of the year given by Sail Canada for the Mobile Sailing program. This merit pays tribute an organization or person who contributed to the promotion of recreational sailing in Canada!
Our goal is to democratize sailing and to enable people to discover the sport of sailing all over Quebec, from this idea was born the Mobile Sailing program. In the summer of 2016, the Mobile Sailing program was launched thanks to the generosity of our donators and sponsors. And since two seasons, Mobile Sailing is:
For its second year of activities, the Mobile Sailing program has attracted and become a must, even more today by receiving this award from the national authority.
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In addition to this award, the Federation is proud to announce that Sail Canada has awarded two other awards to the Quebec scene!
Ecovoile Baie-des-Chaleurs wins the William Abbott Sr. Trophy; Sail Training Program of the Year
After winning the 2017 Club/School of the Year award from the Quebec Sailing Federation, and for their 10th anniversary, Ecovoile Baie-des-Chaleurs shows its professionalism nationally! Ecovoile is a beautiful water plan, passionate instructors, hundreds of young initiates and most of all, a desire to discover sailing to all! We will highlight their Voile Mobile program which promotes sailing in Gaspésie, their annual Ecovoile Desjardins Regatta, as well as their specialized training for people with disabilities.
Congrats to Ecovoile Baie-des-Chaleurs!
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René Dallaire wins the trophy Volvo Car Volunteer of the Year
René is a volunteer director and also the founder of the Association Québécoise de Voile Adaptée. Passionate about sailing, René is no doubt the person who has allowed developing adapted sailing in Quebec. 2017 was an award year for René since he received the Quebec National Order, the highest distinction in Quebec from the Premier Minister, Philippe Couillard, for his volunteer involvement both in the sailing world and others circles. In March 2018, he will receive the Sail Canada award for the Volunteer of the Year!
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These awards will be presented at the annual Rolex Awards of Sail Canada Navigator of the Year, March 2nd, in Toronto.
To see the full list of Sail Canada Laureates, click here.
Congrats to all the winners!!
Montreal, September 6th, 2017 - Back to Canada after spending few weeks in Europe, Coralie Vittecoq has caused a sensation during the competitions that took place in Kingston.
In early August, the Canadian Laser / Radial Championships were held at the famous waterfront in Kingston. Out of a total of 68 participants, the young athlete who is also a member of the team Canada sailing finished the regatta in first place overall! Ian Doell finished in second place and the third went to Ryan Anderson. We also want to highlight the great performance of Marc-Andrew Robin who finished the Championship in the Top 10.
After winning gold and having a few days off, Coralie was again competing for the Senior Sailing Canadian Championship at CORK OCR. Here again she’ll have left no respite to her opponents since out of a total of 12 races she gets 11 first places!
Coralie is now training in Montreal, before heading back to the University. She will be back to Europe in mid-September to be ready for the European Senior Championships from October 1st to 8th in Barcelona.
For the full results, click here.
Congratulations to all!
Montreal, August 3rd , 2017 - From July 27th to August 2nd, the World Championship Laser Radial & Standard U21 was held in Nieuwpoort, Belgium. Coralie Vittecoq, who sails in the Laser Radial fleet, was the only Quebec athlete to represent the country.
This edition of the World Cup will have been marked by difficult weather conditions, forcing even the organizers to postpone the start of the first day.
Coralie Vittecoq ended her competition in 28th position out of 65 participants. She had a very nice performance by obtaining a beautiful 3rd place during her 6th race. We also note a nice 12th place for her 2nd race. Out of a total of 10 races, the athlete of 19 years old received 187 points.
On the podium was the Hungarian, Maria Herdi, who won gold, Germany's, Hannah Anderssohn in 2nd place and 3rd place went to Poland's, Magdalena Kwasna.
For the full results, click here.
Congratulations to all!
Credit Photo: Jean Hagenaers
Montréal, August 7, 2017 - The 2017 Canada Games ended on Friday, August 4th. It was on the magnificent and enormous Lake Winnipeg that the competition took place during the first week of August.
The Quebec Sailing Federation is proud to announce that all athletes attending these 2017 Games have won a medal! The team was composed of Justin Vittecoq in Laser; Léa Desgroseilliers in Radial; Cameron & Alec Baird in the men’s 29er; Audrey Staples & Caterina Kunz in the women’s 29er, with Carmen Denis and Tyler Bjorn as coachs.
The week was hot and not too windy, but the difficult weather conditions did not prevent our athletes from maintaining their good mood, their motivation and above all their objective to win a medal. They achieved their objective as all Quebecers were on the podium!
Gold in 29er F
The 29er class was represented by Audrey Staples & Caterina Kunz who won with the best result of this competition by winning gold! Sailors barely 16 years old and from the Royal St-Lawrence Yacht Club can be proud of their course. The scores were tight between the athletes but the girls led the game all week! Out of a total of 9 races the girls have accumulated three first places and three second places! In spite of their DNF obtained during a race, the girls always kept the morale, and their objective going as far as to obtain the most beautiful of the medals, the gold.
Congratulations Audrey & Caterina!
Bronze in 29er M
For the boys, the competition was also good by Alec & Cameron Baird. The brothers who train at the Royal St-Lawrence Yacht Club have shown that they have their place on the 29er circuit! Being second at the start of the regatta, the athletes finished on the podium in third place at only one small point away with the Ontarians who won the silver. Quebecers scored 28 points and Ontarians 27 points for 11 races. During their good course they will have obtained two first places and two second places, enabling them to finish 3rde on a total of 9 boats.
Congratulations Alec & Cameron!
Bronze in Laser
Justin Vittecoq was our Laser class representative. The young 17-year-old athlete who had recently devoted himself to skiing made a great return to sailing during this regatta. The competition was very close between the leading trio with only 3 points difference between the 1st (ON) and Justin (QC). 8 innings took place during which Justin accumulated three first places and got a total of 15 points while his opponent Matti Muru got 13 points. Congratulations Justin!
Bronze in Radial
In Radial, Léa Desgroseilliers, had a great week and showed what she was capable of! She finished the Games with a magnificent 3rd place. Lea started this competition with an OCS but did not give up anything for the other races. On the contrary, she got three second places with a total of 20 points close to her competitor Lauren Sullivan who finishes 2nd. In her last race, a penalty on the start left Lea last, but did not declare defeat so fast since she climbed the pack to finish 2nd! Nice proof of determination and perseverance. Congratulations Lea!
Congratulations to this beautiful team, young, dynamic, full of joie de vivre and especially endowed with a great talent! And who knows maybe that some of them will be at the rendezvous for the Games of Paris in 2024!
Meanwhile, athletes take advantage of their medals and enjoy their fun, before returning to the CORK competition next week!
A big thank you to our two experienced coaches Carmen Denis and Tyler Bjorn for their excellent work!
Thanks also to the organization of Sail Manitoba, the Gimli Yacht Club and all the volunteers for this great success!
Congratulations to all athletes!
Montreal, July 31st - 2017 Canada Games began yesterday Sunday July 30 at the Gimli Yacht Club, on Lake Winnipeg. The event will be held until August 4.
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