Montreal, May 5th 2016 - Right into his Olympic campaign, Martin will complete his European tour with the Finn World Cup in Italy starting May 8.
After a gold medal at the Finn Championships in the United States, he headed to Hyeres in the south of France for the ISAF sailing World Cup where he finished in 21st position. Currently in Italy, Robitaille will give his all for the last chance to qualify for Rio.
Two Australians took first and second place of the podium followed closely by Jonathan Lobert from France.
In the RS-X class, Quebecer Gabriel Verrier-Paquette finished the regatta in 34th place. Gold and silver were won by two Polish while the third place went to Britain's Nick Dempsey.
Finally, in Paralympic sonar, the team composed of Scott Lutes, Paul Tingley and Logan Campbell finished in 8th place, combining two 3rd places and a second place at the end of their race. The Norwegian team reached the first step of the podium followed by Britain and the United States.
For all the live results of our athletes, we invite you to follow us on our twitter @VoileQc.
Montreal, April 8, 2015 -
Mobile Sailing Program
Sailing’s touring Quebec this summer
The Quebec Sailing Federation (FVQ) is happy to launch its Mobile Sailing program as of the summer of 2016
What is Mobile Sailing?
A unique formula in Quebec, the Mobile Sailing program will promote sailing activities and offer sailing and maritime safety courses through a province wide tour of Quebec. Our objective to encourage and make sailing more accessible throughout Quebec gave birth to the idea for the Mobile Sailing program.
A trailer with five Outsider™ boats will travel the province, stopping in different regions at campsites, marinas, summer camps and will take part in public events to promote the sport. The Mobile squad will travel over 3,500 kms. Residents of all ages may take part in a sailing experience with a certified instructor who will pass on their passion for the sport. Maritime safety awareness will also be provided.
We anticipate 30 days of activities spread over 10 weeks. A complete calendar of events and regions to be visited will be published in May.
Thank you to our Diamond partner Outsider™ for their contribution to the project.
Montreal, April 7, 2015 - The Outdoor Adventure Show took place on April 2nd and 3rd at the Palais des Congrès de Montréal. Thank you to the large number of people that came to meet us, share their projects and try our simulator. Congratulations to our happy winners of our contest "Take the helm" who won a sailing course. Jacinthe Bazinet with the Entre Air et Mer school, Marilyne Blain with the Mercator school, Véronique Cuerrier St Denis with the Damacha school and Benoit Fréchette with the Multivoile 4 Saisons school. Thank you to all who participated!
Thank you to all our volunteers for their help during the weekend. Carmen Denis, Béatrice, Gabrielle Bouffard, Antoine Charbonneau and Annie Clément.
To see the videos of the simulator, we invite you to go to our Facebook page: Voile Québec
Montréal, April 4, 2016 - From March 26 to April 2, athletes Martin Robitaille in Finn, Gabriel Verrier-Paquette and Jean-Sébastien Fugère in RS-X were in Palma for the Princess Sofia Trophy regatta. Their objective was to obtain the best results possible towards their goal for selection to go to Rio.
Martin Robitaille, athlete in Finn, finished the competition in 25th place with 191 points. It was the New Zealander Josh Junior who took gold. Martin had consistent results with a 3rd place in his last race. The athlete from Deux-Montagnes was satisfied with his regatta as it was his best result at this competition. Martin is now heading to France to participate in the next ISAF World Cup taking place in Hyères at the end of April, where he aims for a Top 10 finish.
Gabriel Verrier-Paquette races RS-X and also hopes to go to the Games. He finished Palma in the Gold Fleet in 38th place. His best results were a 12th place in his second and second to last race. The winner was Tom Squires from Great Britain who finished his competition with 28 points. Jean-Sébastien Fugère finished in 70th position in the Silver Fleet.
The best Canadian performance came from the Nacra team of Luke Ramsay and Nikola Girke who finished in 9th place, with a 1st place result in their 4th race.
Sail Canada will announce in June which athletes have qualified to represent the country at the Games. In the meantime, the athletes continue on the European Circuit looking for the best results possible with the goal to be selected by Sail Canada.
To see all the live results of our athletes, we invite you to follow us on Twitter @VoileQc.
English version will be online soon
Montréal, le 14 mars 2016 - Le Salon Aventure et Plein Air de Montréal aura lieu les 2 et 3 avril prochains au Palais des Congrès. A cette occasion la Fédération de voile du Québec vous donne rendez-vous à son stand pour vous informer des meilleurs endroits pour découvrir et apprendre la voile, ou tout simplement pour échanger sur vos projets de navigation.
La Fédération de voile du Québec qui a, entres autres, pour but d'animer et d'organiser un réseau provincial de clubs et écoles qui accueillent et forment tous les publics, aura son kiosque au Salon Aventure et Plein Air pour vous renseigner sur les meilleures offres répondant à vos envies.
Des animations pour tous les âges
Les plus jeunes pourront s'initier à la pratique de la voile sans se mouiller. Encadrés par un instructeur de voile certifié, un simulateur de voile permettra à vos enfants de découvrir l'expérience de la navigation à bord d'un Optimist.
Pour les plus grands, vous pourrez venir tester vos connaissances sur la voile grâce à notre quizz nautique et courir la chance de gagner des cours de voile dans différents clubs du Québec.
Rencontrer, s'informer, rêver
Le salon est un moment privilégié pour les rencontres. De nombreux représentants seront sur place pour vous conseiller. Quels clubs, quel support, quelle formation, où, quand,..?Les sujets sont nombreux, venez nous voir et nous essayerons d'avoir la réponse la plus adéquate possible. Organisé afin d'être un espace de renseignements et de rencontres, le kiosque de la FVQ sera un incontournable tant pour les novices que pour les passionnés de voile.
Kiosque de la FVQ 1023, au Palais des Congrès de Montréal.
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