Our board members share one thing in common: a keen love for boating. They meet every 4 months and through a majority vote, make informed decisions that directly benefit our members.
Their mandate: Promote our favourite pastime across Canada, ensure our precious waterways are respected by all and create a real sense of community within a vast family of recreational boaters.
Daphné de Vitton
Officer since 2021
From Brittany, France to Canada, same passion for boating
Accustomed to being on the water since childhood, it is now with her three daughters that Daphne de Vitton enjoys spending time on the family boat in Brittany or on the Canadian waterways. As Chairwoman of the Board, Daphne is committed to serving the members so that each and every one of them can get the maximum direct benefit from their membership. All of this is done in accordance with the Club APRIL Marine’s missions (environment protection, safety and training of boaters) and thanks to a solid network of major players in the world of boating.
Officer since 2015
Nautical consultant, teacher & author
Luc Bernuy has never really left the sailboat that carried him to the crystal-blue waters of the Bahamas back in 1976. Since this life-altering trip, Luc has generously shared his extraordinary passion, discoveries and experiences with the entire boating community. He takes immense pride in helping budding sailors make their dreams come true. As a board member, Luc is focused on keeping Club APRIL Marine’s 2 key values on course: proactivity and pleasure!
Officer since 2019
Cynthia Bélanger has been plying the waters of the St. Lawrence River for over 15 years – as well as those along the U.S. east coast. She knows Lake Champlain like the back of her hand and as far as she’s concerned, any day is a good day to go sailing. During a sabbatical year, Cynthia sailed from Quebec to the Bahamas via Rhode Island. Now as a member of the Club APRIL Marine board, Cynthia lends her invaluable financial expertise to supporting the Club’s goal of making the most of membership fees to make our member’s lives as easy as possible.
Officer since 2019
Seasoned global sailor
Bernard Fortin is an insurance specialist and the former president of CONAM. He has also been boating for over 30 years – 20 of which on his own sailboat. When not directly watching over the safety of Club APRIL Marine members, Bernard is out sailing, either on Lake Ontario or the turquoise waters of the Bahamas. This long-time cruiser and avid sailor loves exploring both inland and international waters, meeting plenty of great navigators along the way. Bernard is now keen to share his extensive know-how with the entire boating community.
Officer since 2020
Born explorer & boat builder
Daniel Ramos has navigated just about every type of watercraft known to mankind: runabouts, schooners, sloops, cruisers, catamarans… it’s a long list! Since building his very first raft with the intention of crossing the Mediterranean Sea, Daniel has competed in sailing races off the coast of Nova Scotia, successfully completed the second component of the Marine Emergency Duties course at Quebec’s Maritime Institute in Rimouski, and taken sessions in advanced sailing, weather and communication. Daniel now hopes to lend his rich practical experience and theoretical knowledge to the entire Club APRIL Marine community.
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