Guy Boulanger has passed away

Montreal, March 23, 2022 ‰ÛÒ It is with great sadness that the FÌ©dÌ©ration de voile du QuÌ©bec and Sail Canada have learned of the sudden passing of a great sailor and instructor, Guy Boulanger.

Passionate about sailing early on, an instructor and an evaluator of cruising sailing, an offshore survival instructor as well as a representative for Voile Qu̩bec at Sail Canada, Guy was a great pedagogue who taught many sailors, contributed to the development of sailing in Canada and shared his passion with everyone.

Co-founder of the Navtours Sailing School in Quebec, an instructor and a psychologist, he had recently retired to fully focus on his great passion which was sailing.

‰ÛÏToday, the entire sailing community is mourning the loss of a man. Gone too soon, too quickly at the age of 53, Guy was above all a man with a great heart. We will remember the twinkle he had in his eye, his joy for life, his smile and his ability to delight us when he would talk about sailing. A model of professionalism, he was loved and appreciated by his colleagues and interns, he made the practice of sailing shine and he will leave a lasting mark after the time he spent with us,‰Û jointly stated Voile QuÌ©bec and Sail Canada. ‰ÛÏGoodbye Guy and wherever you are, we wish you fair winds and know that here below, we will never forget you.‰Û

Sail Canada and the FÌ©dÌ©ration de voile du QuÌ©bec express their sincere condolences to Guy‰Ûªs family, friends and relatives. Details regarding funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date.

About Sail Canada

Established in 1931, Sail Canada is the national governing body for the sport of sailing in the country. Sail Canada is a leading international sailing nation, proud of its world class athletes, lifelong participants and inclusive culture. The organization and its members are committed to excellence by developing and training its leaders, athletes, sailors, instructors, coaches and officials. With the valued support from our partners, the Provincial Sailing Associations and our member clubs, schools, organizations and stakeholders, sailing is promoted in all its forms. By setting standards and delivering programs from home pond to podium for Canadians of all ages and abilities, from dinghies to keelboats, cruising to navigation, windsurfing to powerboating and accessible sailing, Sail Canada sets sail for all, sail to win and sail for life.

A sport in the Olympic program since the first Games in 1896, except in 1904, the pursuit of success in these Games is what fuels the focus of Sail Canada as Canadian athletes have so far achieved nine Olympic and five Paralympic medals.