Montreal June 12th 2017 - During the past two weeks, two clubs in the Montreal area hosted two major events!
From May 26th to 28th, the Royal St-Lawrence Yacht Club received the high performance coach Steve Mitchell at the 29er Training Camp for the 2017 Canada Games. Sixteen athletes, sailing height boats, benefited from Steve Mitchell’s experience, and from a highly individualized coaching thanks to the participation of Tyler Bjorn and Mitch Macdonald from PCYC, and Steve Waldie from RStLYC. The light wind allowed the athletes to work on their boat tuning techniques and also to practice racing strategy, especially thanks to the numerous races that took place at the end of each day. The athletes were even given a brief session ashore when the wind weakened and, taking advantage of every opportunity, they deepened the theory and knowledges lying behind the science of finding the right boat tuning.
The Clinique de développement Optimist, hosted by the Canadian Optimist Dinghy Association (CODA), was held at the Club de voile Deux-Montagnes from June 2nd to 4th, in addition with the Laser Training Camp for the Canada Games 2017. The event gathered forty-three sailors in Optimist dinghy, divided into three groups according to their level, twelve Radial athletes, and also a dozen of Optimist coaches interested in race development. Steve Mitchell, assisted by Tyler Bjorn (PCYC), Hugo Morin (EVO) and Philippe Pasquin (CVDM), were in charge of the Laser camp while Flor Siccardi, Nova Scotia Optimist Head Coach took charge of the Opti Clinic. The weekend drills and practices focused on the key aspects of racing. In the end, all the participants agreed that the event was a major success for the long-term development of sailing in Quebec.
We really want to thank Valerie Lavigne from RStLYC and Carmen Denis from CVDM who generously put club facilities at the disposal of the athletes and coaches, and made these great events possible. A big mention to Trevor Parekh for the prizes distributed at the 29er camp and to Tyler Bjorn who took charge of the logistics and organization of the events as well as to all the coaches present at these events: Steve Mitchell and Flor Siccardi , Pierre-Alexandre Doyon (CVDM), Mitch Macdonald (PCYC), Stephen Waldie (RStLYC), Philippe Pasquin (CVDM), Julien Brunet (RSLYC), Maxime Fecteau , Hugo Morin (EVO), Alexandre Pagé (RStLYC), Nicolas Tosi (HYC), Claire Valade (CVDM) and Frédérique V-Paquette (Hermitage). Thanks to Tony Staples and Christine Musiejczyk from CODA and Nicolas Mocchuiti for their involvement.
Congratulations to all the athletes and great start of season for all!
For all the events pictures, visit the FVQ facebook page:Voile Québec
Montreal, May 24th 2017 - Several athletes from the Quebec Sailing Team competed at the Ice Breaker Regatta at the Toronto Sailing & Canoe Club last weekend (May 20-21).
The participants had to face a difficult temperature which forced many to abandon the competition. Still, Alec and Cameron Baird’s crew in 29er finished in 3rd place out of a total of 11 participants. Myka Auger-Cyr and his crew Julien Berger reached 8th position.
In Radial class Marc-Andrew Robin finished ex æquo in the 3rd position followed by Pierre-Olivier Gagnon.
Note the participation of Audrey Staples & Katerina Kunz, and Morgan Kittson & Adrianna Baird in 29er.
Although not a part of the Quebec Team, several other Quebecers participated at the Ice Breaker regatta: Tristan King and Hugo Morin in 29er, AJ Boucher & Zoé Roosen en 29er, Trevor Parekh in 49er, Arielle Morgan in 49er FX. William Staples in Radial.
Congratulations to all!
View all the results: https://tsccicebreaker.wordpress.com/final-results/
Montreal, January 29th 2019 - Montreal Boat and Water Sports Show will be held at Bonaventure Place from January 31st to February 3rd. For this occasion, the Quebec Sailing Federation will meet you at its kiosk to inform you of the best places to discover and learn sailing, or simply to discuss about your navigation projects.
The Quebec Sailing Federation’s kiosk will be a place of meeting and animation for everyone all around sailing.
Entertainment for all ages!
Come and try out the sailing simulator of Lachine Sailing School, as essential activity for the show, children will have the opportunity to learn sailing without going in the water. Supervised by a certified instructor, the sailing simulator will allow your children to discover the experience of sailing as is they were on the water.
Several sailing lessons to win!
Come test your knowledges about sailing due to our special Nautical Quiz and get a chance to win sailing lessons in various sailing schools/clubs in Quebec.
Take advantage of promotional offers
- Become a member of the Federation (35$), and get the "guide d'application des Règles et des principes" (75$).
Meet, learn & dream
This event is a privileged moment for meetings. Many representatives will be on site to advise you. Which clubs, what support, what training, where, when,..? There are many topics and we will try to provide you the best answer. The FVQ kiosk will be a must for both novices and sailing enthusiasts.
Kiosque de la FVQ / Espace Voile between level 200 and 300, Bonaventure Place, Montréal.
We are still looking for volunteers, if you would like to be a part of this event, don’t hesitate to contact us at 514 252 3097.
Montreal, March 10, 2017 – The Montreal Outdoor Adventure Show will take place on April 1st and 2nd at the Palais des Congrès. Come join us at the Quebec Sailing Federation kiosk to learn about the best places to discover and learn about sailing or simply to exchange ideas about your sailing projects.
The Quebec Sailing Federation has, among other things, a goal to animate and organize the provincial network of clubs and schools that welcome and train the public. The FVQ kiosk at the Outdoor Adventure Show is there to inform you about the best offers that respond to your needs.
Fun for all ages
Youngsters will be able to try sailing without getting wet. Under the supervision of a certified sailing instructor, the sailing simulator from the Lachine Sailing School allows your children to discover the sailing experience on board a dinghy.
For the older crowd, you can test your sailing knowledge against our sailing quiz and have a chance to win a sailing course from one of the many sailing clubs in Quebec.
Meet, get informed, dream
The Outdoor Show is a great time to meet. Numerous representatives will be onsite to help you. Which club, what support, what training or when ...? The subjects are numerous so come see us and we will find you the best answers possible. Organized as a space for information and to meet, the FVQ kiosk is a must-see stop for the novice or the more experienced sailor.
FVQ Kiosk 927, at the Palais des Congrès de Montréal.
We are still looking for volunteers. If you want to help, please do not hesitate to contact us at 514 252 3097.
Montreal, September 26, 2016 – The Fall Cork Regatta was hosted over the weekend at the Portsmouth Olympic Harbour in Kingston, Ontario.
Several athletes from the province of Quebec made the journey and ended up with some great results. The weather played with the competitors as a shifting wind made for few races Saturday.
In the Laser Radial class we have a new champion, Maxime Amyot. Training at the Royal St. Lawrence Yacht Club, Maxime had some stiff competition up against 56 other sailors in his class. Michael Thomas, also from the Royal, was also on the podium with a 2nd place finish. Several other sailors from the province were in the top 20, Philippe Benoit (11th), Léa Desgroseillers (12th), William Staples (13th), Pierre-Olivier Gagnon (16th), Anna Morineau (19th). In the women’s category Léa Desgroseillers was the big winner!
In the Optimist category, athletes from the Royal St. Lawrence Yacht Club showed that all their training has paid off. In the overall standings Thomas Staples finished 3rd, in the red fleet Éric Omielan took home a very respectable 3rd place, in the blue fleet it was Thomas Staples who finished 1st, and Jean-René Kiekens Arana finished 3rd.
In the double handed categories we would like to highlight the performances of the team of Arielle Morgan in the 49erFX who finished 1st out of 5 boats. There were 19 boats in the 420 class, with the team of Morgan Kittson and Adrianna Baird from the Province of Quebec who took home a 3rd place finish. We would like to highlight the performances of two teams in particular who participating in their second regatta showed potential in the 29er skiff, Cameron Baird and Alec Baird finished 7th and the team of Myka Auger-Cyr and Julien Berger finished 10th.
Congratulations to all who participated over the weekend!