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National Volunteer Week

Thank you, CORK Volunteers

We extend a sincere thank you to each of you for your time, effort and commitment. Your enthusiasm and professionalism as the CORK volunteer team have made Kingston the freshwater sailing capital of the world.

Each time an opportunity presents itself CORK volunteers rise to the challenge!   This spring is no exception.  Regatta preparations have already been taking place with several of our volunteer teams.   The CORK Board has been busy developing new procedures and planning exciting events for the future.  The site team has spent the winter readying equipment and is now prepping boats for launch.   The admin team continues to work on summer plans and initiatives.  Over the past few weekends there have been Race Officer training,  Sailwave training seminars and a safety team meeting.    The entire CORK team is ramping up for the 2017 regatta season.

These teams all play an important role in having CORK recognized internationally as a world class organization.  As a CORK volunteer, you have much to be proud of!  Your efforts make this all possible!  Thank you.

CORK Board of Directors

 

 

2017 Accommodation Discounts and CORK/Sail Kingston

The summer sailing season is on it’s way!  Are you coming to Kingston to train and race? 

Reserve your accommodation early!  Check out the CORK website for amazing discounts.

Queen’s University, St Lawrence College, The Residence Inn by Marriot and Kingston Student Housing Co op all have special CORK rates.

Accommodation discounts here

Michael Nicoll-Griffith wins the Douglas A Heath Award!

[Michael Nicoll-Griffith (left) Board member Laura Tattersall (middle) and Nigel Heath (right)]

 

At the CORK Annual General Meeting (AGM) held this past weekend at the Kingston Yacht Club, Michael Nicoll-Griffith’s volunteer work was celebrated and recognized with the Douglas A.Heath Award.

Douglas Austin Heath was a long time volunteer with the CORK regatta. His involvement included being on the Board of Directors and Executive, administration of Opening and Closing Ceremonies, long term developments and much more. In his honour, the Douglas A Heath Award is presented annually –when appropriate- at CORK. In deciding upon a recipient, the Award selection committee considers a volunteer’s involvement, level of commitment, type of contribution and length of involvement. It is intended that the involvement be of a quality comparable to that of Douglas A. Heath.

 

This year’s recipient started his volunteer involvement with CORK the year before the Olympics in 1975 as a pilot (Pilots were experienced racing sailors tasked with stopping recreational boats going into courses). He was famous for taking on a Laker that was leaving elevator bay and trying to divert it. He also tried to stop the  rescue chief causing quite a furor.  He was working overseas during the Olympics but returned to CORK in 1979 as a competitor racing his Tanzer22 the first year keel boats raced at CORK.

In the mid 80’s when Offshore (Delta course) was being run from Confederation basin he helped with results, including  some of the first computer use on the water, entering times as boats finished the race. He continued to be involved with offshore for many years .

In 1996 he started working Jury as well as Delta results…He went on to become a valued Jury participant and was instrumental in implementing on the water rule 42 judging at CORK. He has been the Chief Judge for may CORK events. He served on the CORK board of directors,  implemented the Star Athletes program, and has been involved with awards and trophies several times in the years he has been a volunteer.

From working on the water in many roles, to helping with results and many jury roles, Michael Nicoll-Griffith has been a long standing dedicated volunteer.

We congratulate Michael Nicoll-Griffith for his tremendous contributions!

Notice of Race CORK 2017/Avis de Course CORK 2017

Spring is here and it is time to get ready for racing this summer!

Please check out the draft notices of race for 2017 CORK Regattas being hosted out of Portsmouth Olympic Harbour this summer via the CORK Event Page.  At this time you can also register as a competitor or volunteer.

Come join in the fun!

HAPPY SAILING!

Le printemps est arrivé et le temps est venu de planifier vos courses de voile cet été!

S’il vous plaît, jetez un coup d’œil sur les avis de course de nos nombreuses régates prévues au Port Olympique de Portsmouth (Cork) cet été! Vous pouvez déjà vous inscrire comme participant ou comme bénévole.

Joignez-vous à nous!

BONNE VOILE!

 

Sailwave Training

 

Spring Sailwave Training  

April 22nd & April 23rd 

Kingston Yacht Club

Join CORK’s Chief Scorer Christine Searle with the help of Peter van Muyden – an International Race Officer who has dedicated countless hours to perfecting his skills using Sailwave and to scoring regattas as per the Racing Rules of Sailing.  CORK is offering this training for free and all we ask is for a willingness to be a part of the CORK Scoring Team for one summer regatta (4-5 days).  In return, you gain a skill that you can use at your home club or take on the road to other events.

Register here