Montreal, November 27th, 2019 - A new edition of the Annual Sailing Fair was held on November 9th 2019 at the Palais des Congres in Montreal. This unique event, completely dedicated to the promotion of sailing sports, brought together more than forty exhibitors and adepts from schools, marinas, academics and other promoters of promising projects to meet the public.
Under the theme of the boat-hitchhiking with the speaker and spokesperson Nathalie Deraspe, nearly 1300 people from all horizons gathered to discuss sailing, learn and interact with the speakers.
"The fair has allowed me to meet a variety of passionate and dedicated people. The possibilities to learn how to sail in Quebec, to deepen one’s knowledge are diverse and an event like the Fair is the place to go to look for information and to meet qualified people in the sailing industry", adds Nathalie Deraspe at the end of this new edition.
The Quebec Sailing Federation would like to warmly thank Nautisme Québec, all the partners, participants, exhibitors, speakers and volunteers without whom the event would not have been possible.
Return on the event in video: to come
Montreal, September 9 - Fireball World by Joe Jospe
In August of 2019, Pointe Claire Yacht Club hosted Fireball sailors from around the world, competing in the Fireball North Americans and the Fireball World Championship. There were 46 boats competing, with sailors from ten countries and four different continents. Containers from overseas had boats from South Africa, Australia, Czech Republic, Switzerland, France, Belgium, Great Britain and Ireland. American and Canadian sailors came from Arizona, Tennessee, British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, Nova Scotia and Quebec.
The race committee was headed by Madeleine Palfreeman and ably assisted by Tof Nicoll-Griffith and Ross Tellier, all local nationally certified race officers. The local race management team did an outstanding job, running 5 out of 6 scheduled races in the North Americans and a complete 10 race series for the Worlds.
The international jury was led by Quebec’s David Pelling, a certified international judge. International judges from the USA and Bermuda joined locals Michael Anderson and David Covo to complete the roster.
The weather cooperated, providing sunshine, warm temperature, and a variety of wind conditions to challenge the competitors. The North American Championship was won by Ian Dobson and Richard Wagstaff of GBR. The Swiss team of Claude Mermod and Ruedi Moser were second, and locals Joe Jospe and Tom Egli were third overall.
The World Championship title was awarded to Ian Dobson and Richard Wagstaff of GBR in a hard fought battle with Heather Macfarlane and Chris Payne of Australia in second and Ludovic Collin and Rémy Thuillier of France in third. The racing was exciting with close finishes in almost every race.
Sailors from afar had an opportunity to sample some of the best that Pointe Claire and Montreal had to offer. The social calendar was well organized, providing plenty of opportunity for sailors and officials to mingle. Many of the sailors were provided accommodation by PCYC members, building friendships that will last. Efforts to promote local products and merchants were rewarded, to even include trophies created using bottles of Quebec maple syrup. The Fireball fleet will compete for the 2020 World title in Ireland next August.
Full results ; https://bit.ly/2miP3ON
The 2019 Youth Sailing World Championships were held in the city of Gdynia, Poland. Athletes from all around the world raced in sometimes difficult conditions in Gdanska Bay, from July 13th to 20th.
Quebec was proudly represented by 4 athletes from the Royal St-Lawrence yacht club race team; Adrianna Baird, Morgan Kittson, Thomas Staples and William Staples.
On the women’s side in 29ers, teammates Morgan Kittson and Adrianna Baird finished 14th out of a total of 25 boats, finishing 4 of 13 races in the top 10.
Athletes Thomas and William Staples finished 19th out of 28 teams in 29ers, also competing in a total of 13 races. Their effort even earned them a 2nd place in the second race.
A couple of athletes from Canada were also competing, especially in the Radial and 420 classes.
Congrats to all athletes and stay tuned for the 2020 Youth Sailing World Championships that will be held in Brazil, in December!
Overall results: http://www.worldsailingywc.org/results/2019_gdynia_pol.php
(English coming soon)
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This year Laser Canadian Championships was hosted in Montreal, at the Beaconsfield Yacht Club, from May 31st to June 2nd. More than sixty athletes were present in the Laser, Laser 4.7 and Laser Radial classes. Athletes came from Quebec, Ontario, Nova Scotia and British Columbia.
With difficult weather conditions, especially due to the lack of wind, Saturday was the day that that allowed to complete the most regattas. Lasers completed a total of 6 races, while a total of 4 were completed for the Radial and 4.7.
Back from the European Championships recently, Coralie Vittecoq finished 2nd in the Radials, behind Ryan Anderson, from Nova Scotia. Ontario athlete Dale Whitmore finished 3rd in this category.
Coralie will continue her training in Toronto for a while before leaving for Gran Canaria, where she will do her last training camp before heading to Japan to compete at the World Championships this summer, July 17th to 24th.
Congrats to all athletes!
To get all the results and winners:
Photo : Eric Gouin