2011 Laser Master Canadian Championship and J22 Canadian Championship

The Laser Master Canadian Championship began Friday, July 8th with light breeze and two races. Saturday also started off with light breeze, as the J22s started their Canadian Championship. The wind picked up around 4pm, and allowed the J22s to complete four races for the day, and the Laser Masters to complete three, with late afternoon racing in great breeze.

Sunday morning started off with a steady 10-15 knot breeze from the southwest. The J22’s finished the day with three races, making it a seven race series. Ron Harris, Pete Amos and John Marten, from Hudson, Quebec, won the Championship, coming in first place four out of the seven races. Gordon McIlquham, Mary Ann Turcke, Emily McIlquham and Meredith Megarry, of the Royal Canadian Yacht Club placed second, and David Doyle, Mark McLean and Lindsay McMurray also of the Royal Canadian Yacht Club, came in third.

The Laser Master Canadians had a nine race series, after finishing four races on Sunday. Overall winner as well as first place in the Grand Masters division was Robert Koci of Water Rats Sailing Club in Toronto. Second place overall, and winner of the Masters division was Andy Roy of Peterborough and third place overall and winner of the Great Grand Masters division was Peter Seidenberg of Sail Newport, Rhode Island. Ray Davies of Water Rats Sailing Club in Toronto came in fourth overall, and was the winner of the Apprentice division.

Racing continues in Kingston with the Annual CORK regattas August 15-28 and the Fall regatta September 17-18.

Laser Master Canadian Championship July 8th-10th

The 2011 Laser Master Canadian Championship is just 2 days away.  30 sailors  from Canada and the USA have pre-registered, and more are  expected for the event starting Friday afternoon. A total of 12 races scheduled to be completed hosted by CORK out of the Portsmouth Olympic Harbour..

Last year, Al Clark of the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club, in the Master division won the 2010 Laser Master Canadian Championship. Ray Davies of the Water Rats Sailing Club, in the Apprentice division followed closely behind in second overall. It wasn’t until the total point calculation that a winner was declared. Both Clark and Davies will be competing in this years’ Canadian Championship.

Other competitors to look out for are Andy Roy of Peterborough, Rob Koci of the Water Rats Sailing Club and Nigel Heath, also of the Water Rats Sailing Club. Roy placed 6th in the 2009 Laser Master Worlds and has placed consistently at the top of the Laser class for a number of years.  Koci placed 5th overall in the 2010 Laser Master Canadian Championship, and 1st overall in 2010 Ontario Laser Master Championship. Rob Koci competes in the Grand Master division. Heath competes in the Master division, and placed 2nd overall in the 2010 Ontario Laser Master Championships.

Racing for the 2011 Laser Master Canadian Championship begins on July 8th and will run until July 10th.

Notice of Race and Online Registration now available for CORK events.

The 2011 sailing season is fast approaching and the CORK team is working hard to prepare for this summer’s events. We are excited to be hosting a number of Championships and look forward to welcoming all participants and volunteers to Kingston. Please register early to assist us with planning. To take advantage of the lower entry fee, make sure your registration and payment is completed prior to the deadline stated in the NOR.

The NOR for CORK International, CORK OCR and CORK Offshore and One Design Regatta are now posted, NOR for the Laser Master Canadians in July and CORK Fall Regatta in September to follow shortly.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the office via email or phone 1 613 545 1322.

Welcome to CORK – Kingston 2011!