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Montreal, December 21, 2015 - From December 27th to January 3rd,the 2015 ISAF Youth Worlds will take place in Langkawi, Malaysia. Coralie Vittecoq, who sails in the Laser Radial fleet, will be the only Quebec athlete to represent the country.
At 18 years old, Coralie qualified for the Youth Worlds this summer during the 2015 Laser Youth Worlds, which was held in Kingston, Canada. She finished this competition in the 11th position overall and 1st Canadian girl. Due to this result, Coralie is the best junior athlete in Radial class in Canada. Last November, she was awarded the Young Athlete of the Year Trophy from the Quebec Sailing Federation
The Vittecoq family knows how to win medals. The athlete from the Hudson Yacht Club follows in the footsteps of her brother Justin Vittecoq who was at the 2014 Youth Olympic Games in China. We wish Coralie the same success.
More than 430 sailors are expected from around 80 countries. 9 different classes will be represented during the competition, Laser Radial M/F, 29er M/F,, RS:X M/F, 420 M/F and SL16 Open. This Championship will welcome a record number of Laser Radial athletes. The fleet features a number of Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympians, medalists from the 2015 Laser Radial Youth Worlds and some athletes from the 2014 ISAF Youth Worlds. With this fleet, we can expect a great competition where the level will be high.
Good luck to Coralie and all the Canadian Team.
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Montreal, November 30, 2015 - Martin Robitaille was in New-Zealand last week for the 2015 Finn Gold Cup. He finished his competition in the 35th place. The main objective for the athlete was to qualify the country for the next Olympic Games; unfortunately the goal has not been reached.
At 23 years old, Martin has however competed well by keeping a good consistency in his race results, as has noticed Rosie Chapman, his coach. He finished in 35th place with 261 points. In these 5 races, his best result was a 15th place on his last day.
The British sailor Gilles Scott, who had the lead all the way, won the Championship with a total of 48 points and one win obtained in the third race. In second place went to the French Jonathan Lobert who made a very good comeback halfway. Finally, the bronze medal went to the Slovenian Vasilij Zbogar.
The other Canadianpart of the competition, Kyle Martin, finished, on this part, 51st.
The competition allowed four countries to qualify for the 2016 Olympic Games. The Netherlands, Greece, Estonia and Uruguay have won the precious ticket. Unfortunately Canada is not part of this list, but it’s not over yet!
Martin Robitaille will return to the country to take a break and relax before returning to Florida to train and take his last chance to qualify the country at the ISAF World Cup in January.
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Montreal, November 23, 2015 - From November 24 to 29, our eyes will turn to Takapuna, New Zealand, host of the Finn World Championships. Martin Robitaille, athlete on the Canadian team and great Quebec hope , will compete in the Championships on the Pacific but also qualifying for the Rio Olympics. Within one year of the Games, we can expect a great competition where the level will be high and everyone will want to finish at the top.
The Finn class will be the last Olympic class to have its World's this year. More than 90 athletes are expected from around 30 countries. Two competitors from Canada will participate in this battle on the water in an attempt to qualify the country. The best of the two, if chosen by Sail Canada, will represent the country next August.
As this is a qualification for the Games, Martin expects to win and wants it. In the final phase of his preparation for this event, he was in Miami since September training hard. Currently on site, in NZ since early November with his coach, Rosie Chapman, Martin continued to prepare well. After an eventful season, the Québécois intends to show what he can do and qualify the country for the Olympics.
The opinion of the coach:
Rosie Chapman, Head coach of Quebec Sailing Federation: «The World Championships begin on Tuesday in Takapuna. Martin and I are confident and excited about the week of competition. Martin is ready. His preparation of these past few months for the Worlds has been intense and could not have gone better. We were fortunate to have an awesome training group working with two silver medalists and multiple top 10 finishers. As his coach, I can say that Martin is both physically and mentally at his peak. I have full confidence in him this week and I am looking forward to watch Martin race!»
Martin Robitaille: "This is the rendezvous of the year, this is a very important time for me. I have been in NZ for several days for my preparation with Rosie. I feel confident and ready. "
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