|2018 Sailing Fair|
The 3rd edition of the Sailing fair, organized by the Quebec Sailing Federation, will be held at the Palais des Congrès of Montreal, on Saturday November 3rd.
We are waiting for you to discover several types of sailboats (dinghy, keelboat, catamaran, kite, windsurfing, etc.), listen to speakers, discuss during our exchange sessions, try sailing with the sailing simulator or even train at our training sessions. There will be something for everyone!
Come listen to passionate people involved in the sailing world.
10h30 to 11h30 and 17h00 to 18h00 - Simon DuBois ambassador of the event and sailing athlete,
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race
Simon tells you a journey that led him to become the first Quebecer to complete a crewed sailing race around the world! Relive the highlights of his journey and travel to the world of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race with him.
11h45 à 12h45 - Richard Petit author, composer and interpreter,
From zero to me in 500 days
With almost no sailing experience in June 2017, I began my training with a ferry between Nassau and Champlain Lake, then chained by a crazy pace of practical and theoretical training, ending by the purchase of a boat in Annapolis. I will tell you how I mapped this dream to make it a life project and a great family adventure.
13h00 to 14h15 - Luc Bernuy sailing instructor and navigator,
Head South : an organizational affair
Hundreds of people dream of heading south, but not all of them reach it, or at least leave poorly prepared. The pre-departure organization is the key to have a successful trip. Luc Bernuy, speaker and author of L’Intracostal, le guide, will deliver with his usual humour, practical ideas to leave organized. He will also stay on site all day to dedicate his book.
14h30 to 15h30 - Diego Creimer director of the communications, Fondation David Suzuki,
Plastic waste at sea
The St-Lawrence flows through our veins, yet every year we dump large amounts of waste, including plastics. In Canada, nearly 90% of plastics end up in landfills, incinerators or in our lakes, parks and oceans. We can do better! It’s urgent to act now and reduce our overconsumption of plastic and improve the management of our recyclable residues. In this conference, we will discuss plastic pollution in water, its effects on health and ecosystems, and solutions to palliate this scourge of the 21 century.
INFORMATIVE & INTERACTIVE WORKSHOPS FOR ALL!
Come discuss themes that affect all navigators.
DETAILED SCHEDULE HERE (French only)
When sailing combines with the feminine: democratize and develop the practice of women's sailing, by Michelle Cantin
What to be aware of while buying a used sailboat;
Food onboard; tips and ideas for eating well
The weather on board ; to navigate safely
Outboard motors and basic mechanics: what all sailors should know before starting a motor.
Know your knots: never again hesitate with a rope in each hand
Boat safety: what you need to know to maneuver a boat safely
To your VHF: introduction to restricted operator training
DETAILED SCHEDULE HERE (French only)
Why not offer yourself a dinghy during our silent auction..?
- 29er (double dinghy)
- Outsider (double dinghy)
- 26 feet (keelboat)
Try our luck during our draws ($1 to $5 per ticket) to win dream prices!
- Package valued at $ 4,000, entitling you to a stay in the Bahamas on a sailboat or catamaran according to formulas offered by Navtours: sailing lessons, rental with or without captain, all inclusive
- 2 introduction to sailing excursions lasting 3 hours for 1 person on the Saguenay Fjord.
- 1 package SUP Discovery for two people of 2 hours on the Saint Lawrence, offered by KSF.
- 10 pairs of tickets Echappe-Toi Montreal activity.
- 1 Gift-certificate of $50, offered by Boathouse
KIOSKS FOCUSED ON SAILING
Come discover a variety of exhibitors and sailboats.
IT’S A RENDEZ-VOUS ON SATURDAY NOVEMBER 3RD FROM 10AM!
ENTREE 10$ (on site)
DONATION ($25 minimum with tax receipt payable online or on site)
By giving us $25, thanks to a government program we will receive $82, you will receive a tax receipt and you will support the development of sailing in Quebec.
Take advantage of a discount with our partner hotels:
Hotel le Dauphin
1025 Rue de Bleury
Montréal (QC) H2Z 1M7
The special rate is $152.00/night (+tx.) for single occupation or double (extra charge of $10.00 per extra person). To take advantage of the special rate, clients must mention the name of our event when they make the reservation. The price will be available from November 1st to 5th 2018. To make a reservation, clients must communicate directly with the hotel by phone 514-788-3888.
Holiday Inn Montréal
999 St Urbain
Montréal (QC) H2Z 0B4
Single or double occupation $155
Reservations must be made by phone at 514-878-9888, with the code FVZ.
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