12th Annual Coupe du Québec (sailing regatta for people with disabilities)
Pointe-Claire Yacht Club (1, Cartier ave., Pointe-Claire)
Saturday, July 28, 2012 to Sunday, July 29, 2012
See schedule for details
The Quebec Adapted Sailing Assosciation (Association québécoise de voile adaptée - AQVA) will hold their annual Coupe du Québec, a sailing regatte for people with disabilities.
The Coupe is a competition where athletes from Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, and Calgargy as well as the states, Vermont New York and Connecticut will test their skills as they race for the Coupe du Québec. It's the most popular regatta for persons with disabilities in Eastern Canada.
The AQVA is a well-established non-profit association whose mission is to provide sailing opportunities to people with disabilities in an accessible and welcoming enviroment.
Specifically adapted sail boats can palliate to different types of disabilities, including those whose usage of their legs is impossible or restrictricted, even those who are unable to use their upper limbs can use a sailboat equipped with a sip'n'puff system. This technology allows the person to sterr and adjust the ssails by inhaling and exhailing into two straws.
Saturday, July 28th 2012
9a-12p: Martin 16 Gold Fleet racing
12p-3p: Martin 16 Silver Fleet racing
Sunday, July 29th 2012
9a-12p: Martin 16 Silver Fleet racing
12p-3p: Martin 16 Gold Fleet racing
4p-6p: Awards ceremony
Contact: 514-694-8021 or www.aqvaqc.com