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Early Bird Deadline for all August CORK events is this Monday July 15th






August is fast approaching, and we are gearing up for another exciting annual regatta series at CORK/Sail Kingston!   Kingston’s Fresh Water Sailing Festival will be nonstop!

The Early Bird Deadline for all August CORK events is Monday July 15th!  Don’t forget to register before the competitor fee increases!

August 7-11

Soling North American Championship


August 8-11

CORK International Optimist Regatta


August 9-11

J/22 Canadian Championship


August 12-16

CORK International Regatta

Sail Canada Youth Championship


August 16-18

5o5 Canadian Championship


August 16-20

CORK Olympic Classes Regatta

Sail Canada Senior Championships


114 North American Championship


49er & 49er FX North American



To Register As A Competitor Click Here


For more information

CORK website:

CORK Regatta Office: (613)-545-1322


Address: 53 Yonge Street, Kingston Ontario




Rowan’s Law – Your Legal Requirements

Rowan’s Law – Your Legal Requirements (Ontario

Some aspects of the Rowan Act come into force on Monday, July 1, 2019. This is what it means to you as a club or regatta host:

  1. Any participant who registers with your organization, or participates in your regatta, after July 1, 2019 must do the following two things:
    1. Confirm that they have read a ministry-approved resource for concussion awareness.
    2. Confirm that they have reviewed and committed the Ontario Sailing Athletes’ Concussion Code of Conduct.
  2. Participants who register or enter before July 1 can continue to participate in the activities. They will have to confirm both articles the next time they register. As we move forward, all participants will be required to confirm both elements once in a 12-month period.
  3. Coaches/instructors must also do the following two items. They have until August 30 to complete these confirmations. Again, in the future, they will have to provide confirmation once every 12 months.
    1. Confirm that they have read a ministry-approved resource for concussion awareness.
    2. Confirm that they have reviewed and committed the Ontario Sailing Coach Concussion Code of Conduct.
  4. If you have a team coach, which is defined as below, they are also required to meet the same requirements as coaches… “team coach” refers to a person who is assigned by a sports organization to respond to athletes’ injuries.

Below are the resources approved by the ministry for concussions. There are three age-based options we share…

Concussion Awareness Resources 10 and under: CLICK HERE.

Concussion Awareness Resources Ages 11-14 – CLICK HERE.

Concussion Awareness Resources 15 and over – CLICK HERE.

Below are the Ontario Sailing Concussion Codes of Conduct. They have been adjusted to meet new details of the law. All member organizations must use these codes of conduct as attached.

Ontario Sailing Concussion Code of Conduct – Athletes

Ontario Sailing Concussion Code of Conduct – Coaches

These are also available at


Q1: Can we make our own codes of conduct? Can we just change the Ontario Sailing ones to ours?

A1: The updated codes of conduct are based on models provided by the department. Ontario Sailing strongly encourages all Ontario Sailing member organizations to use the exact codes of conduct we have presented. If you change the codes of conduct, you may not comply with the law. If all member organizations use the same codes of conduct, this will eliminate the need for coaches and athletes to sign multiple codes when participating in regattas organized by other member organizations.

Q2: Can we continue to use Ontario Sailing Concussion Resources provided in winter or other parachute or recognized resources? OR Can the coach complete the concussion training count as the resource?

A2: The law makes it very clear that the concussion awareness resource must be an element approved by the department. At this point, the department has only produced these e-books, but we understand that a video and a module come at some point during the summer. They indicated that they did not intend to approve other resources, training or qualifications under this Act. As the department has more resources or changes their position, we will share this information with all of our member organizations.

Q3: Do we have to keep the Code of Conduct signed by everyone?

A3: There are no rules in the law on how you collect this information. You must keep a record in a certain format as the participants and coaches have met the requirements. We suggest a checkbox on your registration forms that includes this statement: “I (and my parent/legal guardian if I am under 18) confirm that I have reviewed the concussion resources provided and I recognize and commit to comply with the Ontario Sailing Concussion Code.

Q4: We have St. John’s or a registered nurse, etc. to our regatta to provide first aid, are they considered a team coach?

A4: Based on the definition in the regulations of the act, we believe that someone who provides first aid at a regatta, or if that is his or her role at the club, would fit that definition. We have asked for further clarification, but we believe it falls within their definition, so suggest that you comply with your first responder confirming the review of both sections.

Q5: What about all the procedures surrounding the removal of participants suspected of concussions and the return to sport?

A5: Right now, only parts of the legislation come into force, given the short time frame that the department has set, so we wanted to focus on the implementation clauses of July 1, 2019. Updates on deletion and return will be coming in the fall. These elements of the act come into force on July 1, 2020.

Q6: I’m a 25-year-old adult do I have to do this?

A6: Legally, all participants under the age of 26 and all participants in a college or university program must participate in all aspects of the law. Some aspects (Abduction and return to sport) will apply to all ages. Ontario Sailing, and other sports, have decided for overall safety, as well as ease of administration for our clubs, coaches, officials and other volunteers, to have our policies and procedures implemented for participants of all ages.

Any more questions? Please contact Lisa Roddie, COAST Manager (

Kingston, Ontario, Canada accueillera deux championnats du monde de voile




Mardi, le 25 juin, 2019

Kingston, Ontario accueillera deux championnats du monde de voile.

CORK est prêt à accueillir deux championnats du monde de voile cet été. Les championnats du monde de la jeunesse Laser Radial ILCA auront lieu le 24-31 juillet au Port olympique de Portsmouth, suivi par les championnats du monde de la jeunesse Laser 4.7 ILCA du 16-23 août. CORK accueillera plus que 500 athlètes (les garçons et les filles 12-19 ans) et les entraîneurs qui viennent de 42 pays.

Marianne Davis, directrice exécutive de CORK, note « 2019 marque une année symbolique pour CORK parce que nous célébrons notre 50 anniversaire. Les évènements de voile de CORK ont accueilli le monde à Kingston depuis 1969, incluant les olympiques de 1976 et plus que 40 Championnats du monde. Les championnats du monde de cet été mettront en valeur les meilleurs jeunes athlètes de partout dans le monde. »

Kingston a déjà accueilli beaucoup des Championnats du monde pour la classe de Laser, plus récemment trois championnats du monde en 2015.

« L’association internationale de la classe Laser est excité à propos de retourner à Kingston en 2019 » dit Randolph Bertin, L’association internationale de la classe Laser. « Avec deux championnats du monde de la jeunesse majeures, vous allez voir la futur de la voile. Kingston est une ville accueillante et nous anticipons une réception amicale pour les marins qui viendra du monde entier pour couronner de nouveaux champions. »

Megan Knott, directrice exécutive de Tourisme Kingston, commente sur l’impact économique fort de CORK. « CORK a été un contributeur majeur au tourisme sportif en Kingston pour 50 années, et quel moyen de célébrer en accueillant deux championnats du monde. Cet été, nous estimons que ces évènements fournira un impact économique de 4.5M$ à Kingston et 6M$ à l’Ontario. »

Il est estimé que CORK a apporté plus que 100M$ à la ville de Kingston au cours de sa vie. Pour voir une liste complète des régates cet été, s’il vous plait visitez

Á propos de Tourisme Kingston

L’organisation de marketing de destination de Kingston existe pour augmenter l’impact économique de tourisme par le marketing de destination et le développement. Nous soutenons nos parties prenantes dans les programmes en développement qui attirent les visiteurs à la ville et encouragent la croissance de l’entreprise et l’emploi.

Brooke Lenser

Sport Tourism Manager, Tourism Kingston

Tel: 1-613-548-4415 ext. 7240

Kingston, Ontario, Canada, to host two World Sailing Championships

For immediate release

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Kingston, Ontario to host two World Sailing Championships

The Kingston Canadian Olympic Training Regatta (CORK) will host two World Sailing Championships this summer. The ILCA Laser Youth Worlds will be held from July 24-31 at Portsmouth Olympic Harbour, followed by the ILCA Laser 4.7 Youth Worlds from August 16-23.  CORK will welcome more than 500 athletes (boys and girls aged 12 to 19) and coaches from 42 countries.

Marianne Davis, Managing Director of CORK, notes: “2019 marks a symbolic year for CORK as we celebrate our 50th anniversary. The CORK Sailing Events have welcomed the world to Kingston since 1969, including the 1976 Olympic Games and more than 40 World Championships. This summer’s world championships will feature the world’s best youth athletes.

Kingston has already hosted several World Championships for the Laser class, most recently three worlds in 2015.

“The International Laser Class Association is excited to return to Kingston in 2019,” says Randolph Bertin of the International Laser Class Association. “With two major world junior championships, you’ll see the future of sailing. Kingston is a welcoming city and we look forward to a friendly reception for sailors who will come from all over the world to crown new champions.

Megan Knott, Executive Director of Tourism Kingston, comments on CORK’s significant economic impact.  “CORK has been a major contributor to sport tourism in Kingston over the past 50 years, and what a way to celebrate by hosting two world championships. This summer, we estimate that these events will provide $4.5 million in total economic benefits to Kingston and $6 million to Ontario.”

It is estimated that CORK has earned more than $100 million to the City of Kingston over its lifetime. To see the full list of regattas this summer, please visit


About Tourism Kingston

The Kingston Destination Marketing Organization exists to increase the economic impact of tourism through marketing and destination development. We support our stakeholders in developing programs that attract visitors to the city and encourage business growth and employment.

Brooke Lenser

Sports Tourism Manager, Kingston Tourism

Tel:1-613-548-4415 ext. 7240


The 49er and 49er FX Junior World Championships are coming to CORK in 2017!

The 49er and 49er FX Junior World Championships are coming to CORK in 2017!

CORK is excited to work with the 49er Class Association once again in 2017.  CORK will kick off another great summer of racing here in Kingston with back to back championships starting with the 49er & 49er FX North American Championships (June 23-25.)  Next the Junior World Championships for the 49er and 49er FX,  this U23 event runs from June 29th-July 2nd.

JWC website

NA’s  Event Website

Shipping  and charter boat information can be found at

All interested sailors should apply by submitting their application to . Applications are due January 31, 2017.

CORK hosts annual events in August and September. The 2017 schedule is posted online.

Competitor information including details about travel to the venue, accommodation, and other amenities in the city of Kingston are available at

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