2019 Worlds Canada

20th - 30th 2019 - Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Pointe Claire Yacht Club of Montreal


              Notice of Race



North American Championship

         August 21 to 23

World Championship

         August 25 to 30

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The 2019 International Fireball World Championship regatta has been awarded to Pointe Claire Yacht Club of Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Pointe Claire Yacht Club (PCYC), founded in 1879, has served as host for many national and international sailing events, including the Fireball Worlds held in 1986. 


The club is dedicated to promoting racing and has many past members of the Canadian national sailing team, certified national and international sailing race officials, and an active and vibrant membership. PCYC has the largest fleet of Fireballs in North America, and is looking forward to greeting sailors from all over the world.

PCYC is ideally situated, where Lake St Louis widens, waters deepen and the wind strengthens.

  • Easy harbour to lake access so you’re sailing in minutes
  • AutoRoute adjacent- from downtown to dockside in 20 minutes
  • In the heart of charming Pointe-Claire village 

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The racing will take place at the end of August, 2019. A short warm-up event will be held to allow all the sailors to become familiar with the local sailing conditions, followed by ten races over five days to determine the new champions.


Charter boats: 

  • Mike Evoy's XSP is available for charter for both events.
  • Andy Curran's Winder is available for the Worlds only.

Please contact John McGuinness +1 514 918 9044 


A wide range of accommodation is available. A limited number of billets are being provided on a first come first served basis. Camping may be permitted in the park adjacent to the yacht club.

Contact: Lisa Leblanc     fireballworlds2019.billeting@gmail.com


  • There is a Czech sailor at our club who is willing to billet 4 sailors from CZE (or elsewhere) at his home close to downtown Montreal and about 20 km from the club.

 Container transport:

UKFA will ship their own container from Southampton. Contact Dave Hall.

Container shipping from Antwerp (BEL) to Port of Valleyfield/Montreal (CAN) and return will be heavily sponsored by Spliethoff Shipping.

Loading: Mid July. Arrival: back in Antwerp mid September. Location: Antwerp Koninklijke Liberty Yacht Club (KLYC). Trailers can be left in locked space for this period.

update 5th March: Both containers are complete.

Please contact your NCA or FI to get more information or container space.

More to follow...