About us

About Voile Sansoucy

Voile Sansoucy groups together a sailing school, a sailing club, a sailboat manufacturing plant and a sailmaker.

Voile Sansoucy regroups

A Sailing Club that offers training and escapades in sport catamarans or dinghies as well as the rental of spaces to leave your boat.

A sailmaker that offers a sail making service for all types of sailboats, 100% made in Quebec.

A plant that offers a fibreglass repair service and is involved in the construction of catamarans and small sailing boats at its Mirabel plant.

Our mission

The company’s reason for being is to constantly innovate and push the industry beyond its limits.

Our vision

Since 1980, the primary goal has been to democratize sailing. To build a world where people are passionate and where pleasure is at its peak. To offer a personalized, complete and unique service!

Brief history

A little history…

It all began when Yves Sansoucy spotted a small sailing boat sailing against the wind. Intrigued, he observes it for a moment; he cannot understand how such a thing is possible. By a happy coincidence, a few days later, he discovered the Olympic Sailing School in Vaudreuil-sur-le-Lac. He enrolled immediately. He is an assiduous student and learns sailing techniques quickly. He is amazed when he learns how to control a sailboat without its rudder. In fact, this is what confirms his love of sailing.

He then becomes an instructor for the same school and teaches on rascals. At the end of the 1977 sailing season, he bought a Tornado, his first catamaran. Then, after teaching sailing for 2 years, the idea of founding a sailing school specialized in catamarans develops. He then looked for an ideal location to practice and further develop this sport in Quebec. What was a simple idea slowly begins to come to life on a small beach west of Pointe-Calumet where he founded the École de voile Sansoucy (ÉVS) in 1980.

A few years later, he took possession of a 100,000 square foot lot a little further east, inside a bay. Soon, the Club has about ten catamarans and sailboats. Then, it expands and offers more services year after year. During the following seasons, we also see Mr. Sansoucy’s family grow and become more and more involved in the family business. Since then, hundreds of students choose the Sansoucy Sailing School every summer to learn to sail a catamaran. And to this day, the ÉVS is the largest catamaran club in America and has more than 100 member catamarans in addition to the other member sailboats!

At the same time, in 1982, Mr. Sansoucy bought the Mystere catamaran company from England and imported it to Quebec to meet market demand. For 8 years, he produced the Mystere S, an ultra fun 17-foot catamaran that was successful throughout Quebec. In 1990, he designed a new 20-foot catamaran inspired by the Tornado, the Mystere 6.0. In 1994, the company presented two new models: the Mystere 5.0 and the Mystere 5.5. At the same time, Mystere revolutionized mainsail structural practices by introducing the “square top” in its models. This technological gain will moreover be recovered by most catamaran manufacturers. In addition, the prestigious French magazine Voile & Voilier awarded its “coup de coeur” in 1996 to the complete range of Mystere catamarans, which were sold throughout the world, notably in France and Egypt.

Mystere has built an impressive reputation since its creation: that of a safe, high-performance and durable boat. In 2012, Mystere International changes its name to Mystere Composites to restructure and diversify. It is at this time that Yannick, Yves Sansoucy’s son, begins to get more involved in the company in order to quietly take over. The Sailmaking division becomes more and more important, Voile Sansoucy now manufactures custom-made sails for all types of sailboats.

In 2013 Mystere launches the Espadon 20, the new 6m of the Mystere range. The following year, Mystere launches the Espadon 16, a new catamaran designed with simplicity for solo, family and sailing school sailing. In 2015, a prototype hydrofoil system is installed on the Espadon 20, which will take the hulls out of the water and enable the catamaran to reach speeds of more than 30 knots. Finally, in 2017, the company brought out a new 17-foot catamaran: the Espadon 17 .
In 2020, addition of the Erplast range.

A little history…

It all began when Yves Sansoucy saw a small sailboat sailing against the direction of the wind. Intrigued, he observes it for a moment; he cannot understand how such a thing is possible. By a happy coincidence, a few days later, he discovers the Olympic Sailing School in Vaudreuil-sur-le-Lac. He enrolled immediately. He is an assiduous student and learns sailing techniques quickly. He is amazed when he learns how to control a sailboat without its rudder. In fact, that’s what confirms his love of sailing…
He then becomes an instructor for the same school and teaches on rascals. At the end of the 1977 sailing season, he bought a Tornado, his first catamaran. Then, after having taught sailing for 2 years, the idea of founding a sailing school specialized in catamarans develops. He then looked for an ideal location to practice and further develop this sport in Quebec. What was a simple idea slowly begins to come to life on a small beach west of Pointe-Calumet where he founded the École de voile Sansoucy (ÉVS) in 1980.
A few years later, he took possession of a 100,000 square foot lot a little further east, inside a bay. Soon, the club counts about ten catamarans and sailboats. Then, it expands and offers more services year after year. During the following seasons, we also see Mr. Sansoucy’s family grow and become more and more involved in the family business. Since then, hundreds of students choose the Sansoucy Sailing School every summer to learn to sail a catamaran. And to this day, the ÉVS is the largest catamaran club in America and has more than 100 member catamarans in addition to the other member sailboats!
At the same time, in 1982, Mr. Sansoucy bought the Mystere catamaran company from England and imported it to Quebec to meet market demand. For 8 years, he produced the Mystere S, an ultra fun 17-foot catamaran that was successful throughout Quebec. In 1990, he designed a new 20-foot catamaran inspired by the Tornado, the Mystere 6.0. In 1994, the company presented two new models: the Mystere 5.0 and the Mystere 5.5. At the same time, Mystere revolutionized mainsail structural practices by introducing the “square top” in its models. This technological gain will moreover be recovered by most catamaran manufacturers. Moreover, the prestigious French magazine Voile & Voilier awarded its “coup de coeur” in 1996 to the complete range of Mystere catamarans, which were sold throughout the world, notably in France and Egypt.
Mystere has built an impressive reputation since its creation: that of a safe, high-performance and durable boat. In 2012, Mystere International changes its name to Mystere Composites to restructure and diversify. It is at this time that Yannick, Yves Sansoucy’s son, begins to get more involved in the company in order to quietly take over. The Sailmaking division becomes more and more important, Voile Sansoucy now manufactures custom-made sails for all types of sailboats.
In 2013 Mystere launches the Espadon 20, the new 6m of the Mystere range. The following year, Mystere launches the Espadon 16, a new catamaran designed with simplicity for solo, family and sailing school sailing. In 2015, a prototype hydrofoil system is installed on the Espadon 20, which will take the hulls out of the water and enable the catamaran to reach speeds of more than 30 knots. Finally, in 2017, the company brought out a new 17-foot catamaran: the Espadon 17 .
In 2020, addition of the Erplast range …

Our team

Passionate sailors, it is with passion that we will transmit the sting of sailing!

Yannick – Owner
Voile Sansoucy

 

Yannick’s been sailing forever. He grew up in a time-sharing arrangement between the Sansoucy Sailing Club and the catamaran manufacturing plant He took over the family business in 2016, which now consists of a sailmaker, a catamaran manufacturing plant and a Sailing Club.

Maude – Director
Sailing School

Trained by the Sea Cadet program, I started sailing at the age of 12 I immediately fell in love with the feeling of freedom that sailing gives me. Incomparable to what I have experienced in other sports, sailing allows me to develop both intellectual and physical skills, creating a mix of agility, strength and tactics. Sailing can create wonderful family memories, as well as thrills for the more adventurous. Although I am new to the world of catamaran sailing, I am ready to share my knowledge and, above all, the passion that I have for every outing on the water.

Jamie – Instructor
Sailing School

I can’t say how long I’ve had a passion for sailing. When I was just a little shrimp in my mother’s womb floating in my little pool, I was rocked by her voice singing “Le Sous Le Vent” (Leeward), so I was perhaps already predestined to sail on lakes or the largest oceans. I have been sailing since the age of 4. Having a friend who owns a sailing company, my parents had the opportunity to make us discover and live the most beautiful moments of my life. Already at that age they let me take the helm and told me that I really had the talent to be a great captain. At the age of 12 I started the Sea Cadets with the only goal, to one day have the skills to have my own charter company in the Bahamas. My sail and small craft camps only confirm that I am in the line of work that I need to be. What am I passionate about? The water and the calm, the wind slamming on the mast, the hull rocking starboard, port, the sailboats at the dock or moring just waiting to go out sailing. Feet in the sand, the sun creating diamonds on the water without forgetting the sporting side of course! Voile Sansoucy brings me this and much more! I have the opportunity to learn the rudiments of sailing with an extraordinary team! In addition, to share a passion with clients who only want to tell us about their experiences. Working at voile Sansoucy is not just about relaxing, it’s also about touching a little more happiness every day!

Patrick – Sailmaker

Patrick discovered sailing about ten years ago. Quickly, he had several responsibilities in the entourage of the Sansoucy Sailing Club, he has been vice-commodore for the last 8 years Through the years, he has acquired two catamarans as well as two sailing boats. For the past few summers, he has been spending a maximum of time on his Tanzer 26 on the Lake of Two Mountains.

Nathalie – Sailmaker

Information to come

Sonia – Sailmaker

Information to come