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Dear members,

We have always done our best to keep our website bilingual. We apologise that given the flow of information related to the COVID-19 pandemic and all the initiatives we have had to develop in order to support your clubs and help them meet the public health authorities requirements, we are not currently able to keep up with the translation of our website.
We would like to thank the volunteers that have helped us with translation so far and invite anyone who can help us with translation of any section of the website to submit the text to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Our priority currently goes toward any official document that will be needed for the clubs to operate.
We thank you for your understanding,
The FVQ team.  

 

Montréal, le 11 juin 2020 -  Aujourd’hui en ce 11 juin 2020, dans un contexte mondial particulier, la Fédération de voile du Québec fête ses 50 ans !

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Pour l’occasion nous vous invitons tous à hisser vos voiles le 11 juillet prochain afin de montrer votre sentiment d’appartenance à la communauté de voile du Québec. Une mosaïque avec vos plus belles photos d’hier à aujourd’hui sera aussi diffusée sur nos médias, envoyez-nous vos photos à This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. !

En attendant, nous profitons de cette occasion pour nous remémorer les moments forts de la fédération.

Évidemment on pense de suite aux activités récentes de la FVQ telles que :

La Foire de la voile :
Événement rassembleur auprès de la communauté de voile, la Foire a au fils des ans su s’adapter, conquérir son public et devenir un rassemblement incontournable pour les amateurs comme les passionnés de voile. La dernière édition qui a eu lieu au Palais des congrès de Montréal a rassemblé 1300 participants venus de partout en province. Événement phare, il continuera d’évoluer pour les prochaines années.

Une offre de formations riche :
Notre nouvelle formation Survie au large aura été aussi une des belles réussites des dernières années. S’adressant au grand public qui souhaite se former à prévenir les avaries, blessures et à réagir aux urgences qui surviennent en mer, le cours sanctionné par World Sailing rassemble chaque année une 50aine de participants !

Mais la FVQ c’est aussi :

Trois générations de « Voile mobile » :

Le saviez-vous? Le programme Voile mobile que l’on connait actuellement est en fait la 3e version d’un programme d’école de voile itinérante. En effet, la FVQ sous la gouverne d’André Filteau a connu une première version du programme qui a ensuite été repris par Marc Wilson dans les années ‘90. L’école mobile de l’époque a d’ailleurs partagé un des grands moments de l’histoire puisqu’elle était au Saguenay lors du déluge en 1996.

Les Flottilles Voile Québec :

André Huot et une grande équipe de bénévoles ont permis à plusieurs de s’initier à la voile croisière sur le Fleuve et en traversée de l’Atlantique.

Course croisière des «Trois-Rivières aux Sept-Îles»

2001 – Trois-Rivières, Québec, Cap à l’Aigle, Matane, Sept-Îles.

Le goût de l’eau salée

2004 - Trois-Rivières, Québec, Berthier-sur-Mer, Cap à l’Aigle, Gros Cacouna, l’Île du Pot à l’Eau de Vie, St-Jean-Port-Joli, Anse St-Michel, Québec, Portneuf, Île St-Quentin.

Retour aux Sources (Traversée de l’Atlantique)

2008 – Québec, Cap à l’Aigle, Rimouski, Ste-Anne-des-Monts, Gaspé, les Açores, LaRochelle

Petite traversée

2011 - Québec, Rimouski, Matane, Rivière-au-Renard, St-Pierre et Miquelon.

Des temps homologués entre Montréal et Québec :

Il semblerait que le catamaran « Royale », gagnant de l’édition 1984 de la Transat Québec/St-Malo aurait profité de sa présence au Québec pour venir visiter Montréal et en aurait profité pour faire chronométrer le temps de sa navigation entre Montréal et Québec. Plusieurs marins ont ensuite tenté de s’attaquer à son record : Denis Poupart, Éric Tabardel, Jean-Claude Maltais, Maxime Loiselle pour en nommer quelques-uns.

 

Vous connaissez d’autres anecdotes de ce genre? Partagez-les avec nous. Il nous fera plaisir de relater d’autres pages de notre histoire collective dans notre recueil mis en place pour l’occasion. Écrivez-nous au This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Surveillez également la parution de l’Escale nautique pour plus de détails sur notre histoire.

 

La FVQ en quelques chiffres en 2020 :

65 clubs, écoles et camps membres

79 Officiels de course (Officiels, Juges, etc.)

184 Instructeurs, entraîneurs et animateurs

18 700 membres (membres de clubs et membres stagiaires)

27 000 usagers des sites de voile

 

Merci à nos membres fondateurs !!!

11 juin 1970 - Peter Austin, René Delahaye et Marcel Létourneau.

Ainsi qu’à vous tous qui avez façonné la fédération en partageant votre passion !

Dear members,

We have always done our best to keep our website bilingual. We apologise that given the flow of information related to the COVID-19 pandemic and all the initiatives we have had to develop in order to support your clubs and help them meet the public health authorities requirements, we are not currently able to keep up with the translation of our website.
We would like to thank the volunteers that have helped us with translation so far and invite anyone who can help us with translation of any section of the website to submit the text to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Our priority currently goes toward any official document that will be needed for the clubs to operate.
We thank you for your understanding,
The FVQ team.  

 

Press release June 26 in English

Press release June 8 (french only)
Press release MAY 20 (french only)
More info May 20 (french only)
Press release for the athletes 

In this exceptional period linked to COVID-19, we would like to reassure the public that Voile Québec remains in business, but that its mode of operation will be adapted to the situation according to its evolution.

Visitors' offices closed

Due to the circumstances, our priority remains in the health and safety of staff and visitors. As a result, team members will benefit from the telework policy.

We ask that you send us your requests by email according to the codes below followed by “@ voile.qc.ca”.

For all questions related to training: formation @

For all book orders or administrative questions: admin @

For questions related to Mobile Sailing, events and communications: web @

For questions related to competitions and the Quebec Team: coach @

For questions relating to general management: info @

• The operations concerning the purchase of books and other training material are canceled. These will resume when our office will reopen.

• Messages left on our voicemail will be taken twice a day and returned as soon as possible.


Updating of training programs

 

The team is currently working on revising certain formulas to better adapt them to this new situation. Below is an overview of the situation as of April 6th, 2020.

We will continue to communicate regularly through email, the website and social media. 

 

Sailing dinghy training

Basic Class Lessons

Canceled and replaced by three online course sessions. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

Practical lessons

No cancellation planned at the moment. Other information will be communicated depending on the situation and government directives.

Sailing cruise training

Educational workshop

Course given by webinar. Has already taken place. 

Onboard races

The options in providing this training step are under evaluation. Any update will be communicated and is dependant on the situation and government directives.

Offshore Survival Training

Training of April 18 and 19

Canceled and replaced at the beginning of July or at the end of December, depending on the situation.

Training of race officials

Training from May 2 and 3 (Montreal)

Alternatives under evaluation.

Training May 9 (Quebec)

No cancellation planned for the moment. Other information will be communicated depending on the situation and government directives.

 

Support for sailing club and school managers and board members  

In order to help sailing club and school administrators in their decision process and deal with the COVID-19 situation, we have organised meetings and develop a resource page (in French). To visit the special COVID-19 club/school manager section..

 

Our goal is to keep our business going, and thus help support sailing clubs and schools so that it can operate normally when possible again. 

Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any other questions! It is obviously our collective responsibility to do everything to slow the progression of the virus. We can only reaffirm here the values ​​of mutual aid, solidarity, responsibility, shared together around sailing and the sea and which should help us today to face this epidemic together. Please follow the government guidelines! 

 

The Quebec Sailing team

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

 

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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

If you wish to become a partner of the next edition, contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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(English coming soon)

Appel de candidature

Vous avez le goût de contribuer au développement de la voile au Québec?

Le comité de nomination de la Fédération de voile du Québec est présentement en recrutement de bénévoles afin de pourvoir à un poste au sein de son conseil d’administration.

Profils recherchés

  • Connaissance de la voile
  • Temps à donner et expertise professionnelle à partager (6 à 8 rencontres par année)
  • Personnes rassembleuses, aptes à générer des consensus
  • Compréhension des réalités des petites entreprises, des fédérations sportives et des OBNL.
  • Expérience en recherche de financement et développement de partenariat, un atout
  • Expérience en tant que membre de Conseil d’administration, un atout

Les personnes intéressées sont invitées à manifester leur intérêt au comité de nomination en spécifiant la contribution qu’elles comptent apporter à l’association par courriel (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) d’ici au 2 octobre 2019.

Les membres du conseil d’administration seront élus à l’assemblée générale des membres qui aura lieu au Stade olympique (Regroupement Loisir, Sport Québec) le 10 novembre prochain. Les mandats sont d’une durée d’un an (renouvelable).

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