Eight Bells - Mario Poirier

Eight Bells - Mario Poirier

Thursday, September 20th 2018 - Kingston, ON

Sail Canada is saddened to hear the news of the unexpected passing of Sail Canada Official Mario Poirier, on Monday, September 17, 2018. Our sincere condolences and sympathies to Mario’s family and friends during this difficult time.


Mario was in recent years greatly enjoying his retirement and a very active volunteer as Regional Race Officer and Mark Layer. He devoted tremendous energy to providing the best experience he could for all sailors, at regattas in Canada, France and the US.


In 2015, Mario was the recipient of the Commodore’s Cup, Nepean Sailing Club’s highest honour awarded for the “Most Significant & Meritorious Contribution to the Cause of Competitive Sailing” at the Nepean Sailing Club. The long-time owner and skipper of C&C 27 “Quintessence”, a year ago Mario also purchased a 21′ Scout to support his extensive Race Management commitments. Recent involvement with Fleet included acting as PRO for this year’s Ottawa Skiff & Cat Grand Prix, Mark Layer at CORK and the Fireball Worlds in Carnac, France.


Mario is survived by his wife, Marilyn Poirier.