Montreal, March 4, 2016 - From March 5 to 12, our eyes will turn to Barcelona, Spain, host of the 2016 Finn European Championships. Martin Robitaille, athlete on the Canadian team and great Quebec hope, will compete in the Championships to qualify for the Rio Olympics.
Canada has officially qualified in Finn class for the next Olympics. Now Sail Canada has to choose which athletes will go to Rio to represent the country. Athletes will give everything to try to realize their dream.
After having spent the winter training in Florida and finished in 19th position at the ISAF World Cup in Miami, Martin will be the next weeks in Europe to compete in several important competitions like the Finn World Cup and the ISAF World Cup Hyeres.
As this is a qualification for the Games, Martin expects to win and wants it. The 23 year old sailor from Deux-Montagnes will give his best. At his side will be his coach Rosie Chapman and together they will try to reach the top of the podium.
Tom Ramshaw from Toronto will be also on this path to qualify for Brazil.
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!
Montreal, January 4th, 2016 - From December 27th to January 3rd, the 2015 ISAF Youth Worlds were held in Langkawi, Malaysia. Coralie Vittecoq, who sails in the Laser Radial fleet, was the only Quebec athlete to represent the country.
The 45th Youth Sailing Worlds Championships finished this Sunday in Malaysia. The conditions were full on with big breeze and plenty of waves.
Coralie Vittecoq ended her Worlds in 17th position out of 54 countries. “This is not the performance I hoped and aimed for but it was a great experience and I am proud for representing Canada at this event”. Coralie however had a good competition with consistent results, with her best performance in her 8th race with a 4th place.
On the podium were the Hungarian Maria Herdi, who won gold, Germany's Hannah Anderssohn in 2nd place and 3rd place went to Poland's Magdalena Kwasna.
The full results are available here.
Congratulations to all !
Montréal, January 21th. 2016 - The last chance to qualify the country for the Olympic Games this summer is at our door and our Quebeckers are ready. The ISAF Sailing World Cup will be held in Miami from January 23rd to 30th 2016.
It’s on Florida’s familiar waters, that the athletes will give everything they have to achieve their ultimate dream. Among the Canadians, 5 Quebec athletes will play all in to win.
Martin Robitaille, Finn class athlete and great Canadian hope, will begin his last qualifying regatta with all the confidence that his victory at the Lauderdale Olympic Regatta held last week end can bring. He hopes to reach his goal this time after finishing 37th at the last Finn World Championship and just missing the qualification.
Gabriel Verrier-Paquette, competes in the RS-X class and also wishes to participate in the Olympic. The athlete, originating from the CVDM, has already participated to several internationals competitions. During his last competition in August, he won the second place at the North American Championship.
Jean-Sébastien Fugère, also in the RS-X class and part of the Canadian Sailing Team will equally try to qualify the country. He finished 4th at the North American Championship and 5th at the Lauderdale Olympic Regatta.
Maxime Loiselle and Justine Antaya, will also take part in the competition in the Nacra 17 class. Even though their main goal is Tokyo in 2020, they will give all they have to go to Rio. Justine has sailed the catamaran as leisure for the past 15 years and Maxime has cumulated sevral titles at the national and provincial levels in F18. Together they combine youth and experience that will hopefully take them on the top.
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Good luck to the whole the Canadian Sailing Team!
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