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The Régates de Valleyfield

A unique event
in North America

A hydroplane is a plane without its wings. Add to this definition a top speed of up to 225 km/h, frequent skidding and extreme thrills.
The Régates de Valleyfield are without a doubt a unique event in North America. Part of the Major International Events Network (MIEN).
The event’s reputation and success is built on dedicated volunteers and loyal business partners. At the Régates de Valleyfield, passion is contagious and enthusiasm is legendary.

The Régates de Valleyfield's DNA

83 years of passion and tradition

1895 : The first motorboat competitions are held in Salaberry-de-Valleyfield as part of public festivities.

1903-1906 : The inception of the first actual racing competitions on bay Saint-François. The boats are equipped with two-stroke engines located in the center of the vessel and their speed varies between 12 and 25 miles per hour.

1938 : Doctor Armand Clairmont, nicknamed the father of the Régates, takes over the event and gives it a more professional and official character. The junior Chamber of Commerce gets involved on the promotional front to develop the tourism industry of the region.

1988 : The Régates de Valleyfield host the US National Championships, which is both an honor and a show of recognition from the motorized regattas’ community. 323 boats are registered to compete in the 50th edition: an all-time record for a motorboat competition.

Today : Since 2001, the Régates de Valleyfield have become an important sports and cultural festival. Added to the hydroplane races, outdoor concerts display a plethora of renowned artists. Hulls are now more aerodynamic and the boats can go up to 225 km/h.

Daniel Brossoit Trophy - 2.5 liters

This trophy honors the memory of Daniel Brossoit, a young driver in his twenties, who embodied the spirit, the hope and the future of the sport. Tragically, he was the victim of the only fatal accident on the Salaberry-de-Valleyfield circuit on Friday, July 5, 1991.
The recipients

Russell Haworth Trophy - Formula 2500

A true pioneer of the 145 class in Canada, Russell Haworth was the first Campivallensian to purchase a hydroplane in 1965. World champion in this class, Russell's record of achievement earned him the nickname Mr. 145. He also distinguished himself as a builder, notably of John Crompton's "Lone Star" and the "Pixie III" piloted by Daniel Brossoit.
In 1994, in recognition of his remarkable career, the Régates de Valleyfield awarded him the honors of Schenley Personality and Honorary Commodore.
The recipients

Jules Leboeuf Trophy - Hydro 350

A new class is born at the beginning of the 2011 season: the Hydro 350, which develops 380 horsepower, compared to the 270 horsepower of the 5-liter class. This novelty allows us to offer a quality show to the fans while respecting the safety of the drivers.

The recipients

Valleyfield Cup — Grand prix

The Grand Prix class is the main attraction of the Régates de Valleyfield. No class has been able to replace in the hearts of Campivallensiens the famous GP 444, Long Gone, Deep Water Special, Miss Danash and Super 7, as well as their talented drivers who have distinguished themselves on the North American circuit. In 2007, sensitive to the expectations of the fans, the organizing committee took the decision to revive these great ladies of the sport.
The recipients

F1 Cup - Formula 1

The recipients

Board of Directors

Didier-Bernard Séguin


Émilie Daoust

General Manager

Frédéric Vincent

Procurement, sponsorship and marketing

Gaston Morand

Communications and promotion

Guillaume Séguin


Lysanne Léger


Ghislain Vincent


Vanessa Benoit

Legal counsel

Stéphane Brault

Permanent Team

Frédéric Daigneault

Physical Facilities

André Bourdeau

Physical Facilities 

Linda boyer

Director of Partnerships

Janick Tétreault-Moïse

Director of Communications and Marketing

Gabrielle Leblanc

Communications Agent

Jessica Leduc

HRL Coordinator

Marc-André Frégeau

Customer Service Coordinator