Thursday, May 11, 2006

The Quebec Star Fleet at the “Festival plein air de Montréal” May 12-14th at Parc Jean Drapeau

This coming week-end (May 12th to 14th, 2006) the Quebec Star Fleet will be at the Festival plein air de Montréal. A Star will be on the site and local Star sailors will be very happy to talk to visitors interested in racing sail boats. A one hour speech “La course à voile, un défi à la mesure de tous” (in French only) will be presented by Alain Vranderick Saturday at 11AM and 3PM as well as Sunday at 1PM.

The young Quebec star Fleet, after only 4 years of existence, has already more than 12 boats based at the Club Nautique des Deux-Montagnes, the Royal St-Lawrence Yacht Club and Quebec City. We race a lot, learn a lot and have a lot of fun. Our goal at the Festival is to share our experience with other sailors and invite them to join our fleet for the great racing seasons we have ahead of us.

The Star Class has practiced a philosophy of design evolution over its 90 year lifetime. Always staying at the forefront of sailing technology, the Star maintains a conservative balance aimed at keeping the level of competition high, holding costs in check and preserving the initial spirit of this great yacht.

Many of the world's top sailors past and present have been involved in the Star Class. Its list of former World Champions reads like the Who's Who of yachting, but the class is made up of a variety of sailors of all ages and skill levels. Racing on a Star has hooked many sailors for life. Ask anyone who's sailed one and they'll tell you. It's a thrill.

Philippe Hofer