AQVA’s 17th annual Coupe du Québec took place July 29-30th at PCYC.  The 22 participants came from Ontario, Alberta, the US and of course Montreal.

Racing took place in the usual format, Gold fleet for more experienced racers and Silver fleet for those who are learning to race.

 The weather was perfect, sunny and warm with shift northeast winds on Saturday and steady southwestern winds on Sunday. 

The race committee, chaired by Pierre Carpentier, ran perfect races that were well suited to the conditions.

 PCYC members offered their time in a number of volunteer roles:  spectator boats, protest committee, press boat, help on the docks and companion sailing in the Silver fleet.

 As usual, AQVA sailors finished at the top of the fleets.  Pierre Richard took 1st place in Gold, followed by Sara Cooper of Calgary in

2nd and Brian Peckover of Nepean in 3rd.  The Silver fleet winner was Nate Besio from Vermont followed by AQVA’s Monique Trudel and Guy Bergeron in 2nd and 3rd.

 PCYC continues to be the favourite location for adapted sailing events thanks to the friendly welcome from the members and staff,

our beautiful location and the great sailing conditions on Lac St-Louis. 

 A big thank you to all the PCYC members who contributed to the success of the regatta!

PCYC will be a big contributor to the sailing competition at the upcoming Canada Games in Winnipeg Manitoba from July 28 - August 4

PCYC sailors will represent Québec in both the Men’s and Women’s Single Handed Sailing.

Lea Desgroseilliers will sail for Québec in the Laser Radial class. Lea has put a tremendous amount of effort this season to reach her goal of representing Québec. At the recent TRY regatta, which decided the selection for the games, Lea  was not only the top female radial sailor she was the overall winner in the radial class. She is now one step closer to her next goal of standing on the podium.

Justin Vittecoq will sail for Québec in the Laser class, Justin, who is a new member of PCYC, won the trials for the games with straight bullets. Justin is no stranger to major youth events.He has competed nationally and internationally in every class he has sailed, from Optimist, to Byte, to Laser. He has put in such a significant amount of time on the water over the years honing his natural skills and developing his Laser technique that he is bound to be a tough competitor. The next question is can he "own the podium"?

Dear Jeanine,

It was a great pleasure to read the poem written by your grandfather in 1947. The sentiment is never more relevant than this season as the flooding has delayed 'The ships joyful splash into water'. Fortunately, unlike many who have incurred large damage, our laughter is only temporarily delayed and certainly minimized by the contributions of the great community both around us and also stretching into the past as through Judge Charbonneau's composition.


Hadrian Corning MAL Communications PCYC

Pointe- Claire Yacht Club

Shorn of their lithe and gleaming spars 

Which always had pointed to the stars, 

Stripped of sails with graceful curves, 

Hibernating hulls squat on the grounds, 

With covers flapping as long-eared hounds, 

Lively yachts, now in torpor bound, 

Throughout days that shorten 

And nights that have lengthened. 

But daylight will again brighten 

And warming breezes soon will beckon 

To paint-brush wielders, sanders, caulkers, 

Carpenters, riggers and others, 

When after hours of loving labour, 

With hulls shining and tops aglitter, 

The ships joyfully splash into water, 

Alive for another round of mirth and laughter. 

The shiprights have gone and sailors now reign, 

Chasing the rainbows in their own domain; 

Some drifting as on lazy clouds, 

With muted songs in their bounding hearts; 

Others with ambition, in races competing; 

A few away to distant seas and landings. 

Explorers all, dreamers and kindred souls. 

May the good ship Argo bring in its hold, 

For this and many other years to behold, 

Of health and happiness, the fleece of gold. 

Judge Jean-Pierre Charbonneau 

January 1, 1947 

Upcoming Events

13 Jul 2017;
06:45PM - 09:00PM
GNS Sailors Supper
18 Jul 2017;
06:45PM - 09:00PM
GNS Sailors Supper
20 Jul 2017;
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GNS Sailors Supper
25 Jul 2017;
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GNS Sailors Supper

Upcoming Regattas

30 Sep 2017;
08:00AM - 05:00PM
Rum Race
07 Oct 2017;
08:00AM - 05:00PM
Pas de Deux

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