20May

WSA Welcomes New Head Coach Francois Hebert

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WSA is pleased to welcome Francois Hebert as our new head coach.   Francois will be heading up our Kids & Youth programs and Adult Sailing Lessons.   Francois has an impressive competitive sailing background and was a member of the Quebec Sailing Team between 2000 and 2006.

Francois is nationally certified with CYA Orange Level III sailing coach and holds National Coach Certification Level  III Theory

 

Some of Francois’ racing accomplishments include:

  • Bronze Medalist Canada Games 2001 Byte Sailboat
  • 5th place Laser East Coast Championships 2005
  • 3rd place Laser Great Lakes Championships 2005
  • Qualified for 2005 Laser World Championships in Fortaleza Brazil
  • 11th Overall in North America in the Laser Class Grand Prix standing

Francois was the recipient of The Miranda Grassi Faraggi award in 2000 for the most dedicated sailor at the Royal St Lawrence yacht Club in Montreal.

In the winter Francois works as a Helicopter Ski Guide at Mike Wiegele helicopter skiing, and a Ski Instructor for Whistler Blackcomb. His skiing certifications include Level IV CSIA , Level III CSCF and Level II CSGA.