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New Executive Director for CORK

Good morning CORK Members and Volunteers,

After more than 16 years of dedication to CORK, Executive Director, Marianne Davis has decided that it is time to retire and enjoy more time sailing and with her family. It has been a great run for Marianne with a constant stream of hosted championships and the development of a robust organization that will serve CORK well into the future. We thank her for her exemplary service as Executive Director and wish her an enjoyable retirement.

Marianne’s decision launched us on an extensive search for a successor who could maintain the level of performance which everyone at CORK has come to expect. 

We are pleased to announce that the search has been successful, and Sarah Donaldson has joined CORK as our new Executive Director. Sarah comes to us with a lifelong involvement in competitive sailing, including racing at CORK and on the Queen’s University sailing team. Professionally, Sarah has been the sailing event manager at RCYC, had a leading role in the Eight Metre World Championship, International 14 Worlds, and a number of other dinghy and keel boat championships, as well as running her own event management business. Sarah is also a senior alpine ski race coach at Georgian Peaks. Sarah currently resides in Blue Mountains (Collingwood) and will be dividing her time between there and Kingston. Welcome aboard, Sarah!

 

Jamie Fraser

Board Chair

David Barr

It is with the greatest regret that the CORK Board of Directors shares the notice of the passing of David Barr.  David was a volunteer at CORK and a great friend of the sailing community! He will be missed by all.

https://ottawacitizen.remembering.ca/obituary/david-barr-1084894109

BARR, David Fordyce – P Eng. RCN (Lt. ret’d)

July 12, 1936

It is with a great sense of loss and sadness that we announce the death of David Fordyce Barr, who braved the losses associated with Alzheimers without complaint. He was released from this cruel disease at Dundas Manor, Winchester, Ontario on April 2nd, 2022. David leaves his wife Penny and his children Nancy Mayer, Madge Barr and John Barr as well as his and his 8 grandchildren – David Mayer, Elizabeth Barr, Emily and Marc Fleck, Adrienne, Robert , Paul Gaudreault and Jack Barr. Predeceased by his parents Marjorie Poe and Gordon Barr, his respected Uncle Bob, RBFB, and his son-in-law Raymond Gaudreault. David was the great, great grandson of the Honourable Robert Baldwin, who with Louis laFontaine gave Canadians Responsible Government.

A Memorial Service will be held on June 18th/2022 at Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Riverside Heights at 12p.m. Followed by a reception at the Russell Manor, Morrisburg.”An Officer and a Gentleman”

Arrangements entrusted to the Byers Funeral Home, South Mountain, (613-989-3836). Online condolences may be made at www.byersfuneralhomeinc.com

Community Building Fund Supports CORK’s Comeback

Community Building Fund Supports CORK’s Comeback

Kingston, ON – In 2021, CORK received a $50,000 grant from the Government of Ontario’s Community Building Fund – Operating stream. This grant, delivered over 6 months by the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF), has supported operating expenses, staff retention and volunteer engagement at CORK as the organization rebuilds from COVID-19.

Due to COVID, 2020 was the first year since 1969 that CORK was unable to host sailing events, resulting in a significant loss to the organization. The funding provided by OTF has been vital in rebuilding the organization for the future. With this support, CORK has continued to remain viable, maintaining operations, retaining staff, and completing plans for hosting events in 2022 and future years.

“This Community Building Fund grant will have a positive impact on CORK for years to come,” said CORK Executive Director Marianne Davis. “We believe we have made great strides in moving some key elements of our event delivery to various online platforms. We look forward to hosting events in the future in a much stronger position thanks to the support of the OTF.”

CORK has been hosting premier sailing regattas in Kingston at Portsmouth Olympic Harbour for over 50 years.  As an organization, we look forward to once again welcoming participants from around the world back to Kingston for training and to compete in this summer’s events. The planning for the upcoming season is well underway and CORK continues to explore future hosting opportunities for 2023, 2024 and 2025. The schedule can be found online at cork.org.

The Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) is an agency of the Government of Ontario, and one of Canada’s leading granting foundations. Last year, nearly $112M was invested into 1,384 community projects and partnerships to build healthy and vibrant communities and strengthen the impact of Ontario’s non-profit sector. In 2020/21, OTF supported Ontario’s economic recovery by helping non-profit organizations rebuild and recover from the impacts of COVID-19. Visit otf.ca to learn more.

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CORK Olympic Classes Regatta and Sail Canada Senior Championships 49er & 49er FX 29er Canadian Championships

The CORK Olympic Classes Regatta and Sail Canada Senior Championships 49er & 49er FX and the 29er Canadian Championships are returning to CORK this summer.

July 21-24 2022

Registration is now open.

Notice of Race

Athlete and Coach Registration

 

 

 

 

CORK website: www.cork.org

CORK Regatta Office: (613)-545-1322

Email: info@cork.org

Address: Portsmouth Olympic Harbour 53 Yonge Street, Kingston, Ontario, Canada.

Facebook: www.facebook.com/CORKSailKingston

Twitter: www.twitter.com/corkkingston

Instagram: www.instagram.com/corkkingston

ILCA North American Championships return to CORK in 2022!

Photo Credit TSG Photo

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The ILCA North American Championships are returning to CORK this summer

CORK is excited to welcome the top ILCA 4 , ILCA 6 , ILCA 7 athletes to Kingston.

Portsmouth Olympic Harbour

June 30-July 4th 2022

Details are here:

Notice of Race

Athlete and Coach Registration

The CORK Team

 

 

 

CORK website: www.cork.org

CORK Regatta Office: (613)-545-1322

Email: info@cork.org

Address: Portsmouth Olympic Harbour 53 Yonge Street, Kingston, Ontario, Canada.

Facebook: www.facebook.com/CORKSailKingston

Twitter: www.twitter.com/corkkingston

Instagram: www.instagram.com/corkkingston