Sailing: GO TO RIO!
Fédération de voile du Québec – The last chance to qualify the country for the Olympic Games this summer is at our door and our Quebeckers are ready. The ISAF Sailing World Cup will be held in Miami from January 23rd to 30th 2016.
It’s on Florida’s familiar waters, that the athletes will give everything they have to achieve their ultimate dream. Among the Canadians, 5 Quebec athletes will play all in to win.
Martin Robitaille, Finn class athlete and great Canadian hope, will begin his last qualifying regatta with all the confidence that his victory at the Lauderdale Olympic Regatta held last week end can bring. He hopes to reach his goal this time after finishing 37th at the last Finn World Championship and just missing the qualification.
Gabriel Verrier-Paquette, competes in the RS-X class and also wishes to participate in the Olympic. The athlete, originating from the CVDM, has already participated to several internationals competitions. During his last competition in August, he won the second place at the North American Championship.
Jean-Sébastien Fugère, also in the RS-X class and part of the Canadian Sailing Team will equally try to qualify the country. He finished 4th at the North American Championship and 5th at the Lauderdale Olympic Regatta.
Maxime Loiselle and Justine Antaya, will also take part in the competition in the Nacra 17 class. Even though their main goal is Tokyo in 2020, they will give all they have to go to Rio. Justine has sailed the catamaran as leisure for the past 15 years and Maxime has cumulated sevral titles at the national and provincial levels in F18. Together they combine youth and experience that will hopefully take them on the top.
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Good luck to the whole the Canadian Sailing Team!
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