Mobility Cup 2008 - Montreal, QC
Mobility Cup 2008 was hosted by the Quebec Adapted Sailing Association (Association québécoise de voile adaptée – AQVA) and the Pointe Claire Yacht Club (PCYC). Forty-two participants from around North America, as well as Great Britain and New Zealand were treated to PCYC’s warm hospitality over the five day event. Despite all-too-frequent light and shifty winds, both the Silver and Gold fleets were able to complete a full series of races, with a drop for each group. All week, there was a strong focus on coaching with several guest coaches helping on the water and leading animated de-briefs.
As with all AQVA events, there was a spirited and ever present social side including daily Happy Hours and prize giveaways during de-briefs. The Lebanese-themed barbecue held on Tuesday night was appreciated by all and the banquet held on the Thursday began with a beautiful meal and ended with Karaoke and dancing until the wee hours. Close to 100 volunteers contributed to the success of this event.
Mobility Cup | Merle Hickey, Calgary, AB
Coupe Dallaire | Richard Dionne, Moncton, NB
Sam Sullivan Trophy | Chris Loscerbo, Chemainus, BC
Daren Tucker Award | Dan LeBlanc, Vancouver, BC