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, 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!
Montreal, September 16th, 2016 - The celebrated annual regatta, Cork international - Sail Canada Youth Championships had just over 400 competitors from August 14-18, 2016. The weather and the wind played a large role in the success of this event, which hosted a large number of sailors not only from North America, but from as far away as New Zealand, the Bahamas, Bermuda as well as Belize. This international event hosted over 50 athletes from the province of Quebec.
In the Laser Radial class, the province of Quebec was well represented with a delegation of close to 30 participants who were present in the port town of Kingston, Ontario and who performed masterfully. Although he was disqualified from his first race, Justin Vittecoq, from Hudson Yacht club took home 1st place! The regatta held 12 races over 4 days, with some fierce competition between the top three racers in the Radial fleet. The victory was only decided in the last minutes of the last race, where Justin managed to come out ahead of the rest. With this fantastic result, Justin now qualifies for the 2016 Youth Sailing World Championships held in New Zealand next December. He is following in the footsteps of his sister Coralie who participated last year in the world’s in Malaysia.
In the gold fleet, also on the provincial team from Quebec we find Myka Auger-Cyr, who finished with a very respectable 21st position, Maxime Amyot in 25th position, and Marc-Andrew Robin finishing the regatta in 31st position in the gold fleet. As for the women, we also had an athlete on the podium, Anna Morineau hailing from École de voile de l’Outaouais bringing home the silver in the women’s division, and a very respectable 35th overall! Third place in the women’s category went to Léa Desgroseilliers, from the Quebec provincial team who finished just behind her teammate Anna in 37th place overall out of over 140 competitors.
In the 420 class, there were just over fifteen teams from the province of Quebec with the majority competing in the gold fleet. The best result from the province came from the duo of Cameron Baird and Alec Baird who finished in 8th position out of over one hundred athletes.
On the windsurfurs, we want to highlight the results of Dominique Tanguay-Gaudray who brought home the top spot in the women’s category, and 3rd overall in the BIC 93 category. In the RS-X category Gabriel Verrier-Paquette was also on the podium with a silver medal performance out of 9 participants.
Last but not least in the 49er FX fleet, the team of Arielle Morgan and Heather Myatt were gold medal winners in their fleet.
A huge congratulations to all the athletes who participated! There will be a meeting next weekend to discuss Fall Cork!
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Photo Credit: SailingShot
Montreal, September 20, 2016 - You want to contribute to sailing development in Quebec ?
Quebec Sailing Federation Nomination Committee is presently recruiting volunteers to be members of the board.
• Sailing knowledge
• Professional expertise to share and time to give (8 to 10 meetings per year)
• Rallying person able to generate general consensus
• Knowledge of small enterprise realities, sports federation and Non-Profit Organization
• Experience in fundraising and partnership development is an asset
• Experience as a Board Member is an asset
Candidates interested are invited to send to the Nomination Committee, via e-mail, a cover letter indicating what specifics the association will benefit from their contribution.
Members of the Board Committee will be elected during the General Assembly (Regroupement Loisir, Sport Québec) November 5th 2016 at the Olympic stadium. All mandates are for one year (renewable).
Montreal, September 14th, 2016 - September 10-11, 2016 Club de voile Deux-Montagnes hosted the Quebec Sailing Championships. 131 sailors participated in 6 classes. The event was a huge success!
Aeolus, God of the wind, was present for the much anticipated yearly event. Saturday was filled with some great races with a perfect breeze of 10-15 knots. Sunday the winds were at times up to 28 knots, which limited the competition and there were only a small showing of sailors out on the course.
The Optimist fleet saw 7 races over the weekend. With a total of 46 participants, 17 in the green fleet, the Quebec Sailing Championships was the event of the year in Quebec that saw the greatest number of participants for the Optimist class at any regatta in the province!
Reigning champion, Éric Omielan took home the title in the Optimist class for a second year in a row after winning almost every competition during the 2016 Summer season.
In the Laser Radial class, there were 42 participants who made it to the competition. Again this was the regatta of the season for the Radial class. It was Maxim Amyot, from the Quebec Sailing Team who took home the top spot in the U19 category. A big shout out to Anna Morineau from EVO who was on the heels of Maxime finishing a close 2nd in the Radial class, but 1st overall in the female category. In the U16 Radial category it was Marc-Andrew Robin, also on the Quebec Sailing Team, who took home the top spot.
In the 420 class, 8 teams were represented. The team of Audrey Staples and Caterina Kunz were victorious after the 5 races of the weekend.
We should also highlight the performances of Vincent Ouellette and Philip Menard on the windsurf side as well as the participants in the Byte category.
With the Canada Summer Games 2017 coming up next year, the 29er class was able to get some training in. A big shout out to those who participated in the 29er class as the winds were powerful, and for some of the teams this was their first attempt at sailing this exciting boat.
The 2016 Quebec Sailing Championships saw more than 130 athletes from fifteen clubs from across the province, Ontario, and the USA. This event wraps up the Summer sailing series in the province. Well done all competitors with some excellent results not only on the National scene, but Internationally as well. This year saw the third year in a row with an increase in participants at the Quebec Championship, highlighting that competitive dinghy sailing in Quebec is in constant development.
A big thank you and well done to all the volunteers as well as to the club CVDM for all their efforts. Thank you as well to the sponsors including Helly Hansen for their support.
We look forward to seeing you all next year!