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Spring Training Opportunities



Are you looking to update, re certify or add to your skills this year? Here are a few great spring training opportunities to share:


Introductory Sailwave Scoring Course Two night Virtual Seminar

Wednesday, March 31st 7-9pm

Wednesday, April 7th 7-9pm

This training is FREE

Details and registration here:

Sailwave Course 2021.pdf


Safe Sport training

Offered by the Coaching Association of Canada.  This program designed to educate and provide resources to create a safe and respectful environment for all participants.

This training is a new requirement for all Sail Canada Officials.  This training is FREE and we will encourage all CORK volunteers to take the online module.  This will be a requirement for some CORK positions going forward.

You sign up by creating a “Locker account”

The safe sport module is on this page:

I takes around 60 mins to complete.


Maritime Radio course

VHF Radio Training

Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons offer the Restricted Operator’s Certificate (Maritime) with Digital Selective Calling by on-line self-study.

Please visit  Squadrons across Canada offer the course.

$100 includes the course link (good for 60 days), exam by video meeting and wallet card.

Peter French,


Race Officer Courses

Assistant Race Officer Course

Tuesday, March 30, 2021 & Wednesday, March 31, 2021

(Participants must attend both sessions)

Tuesday – Ross Cameron, John O’Dwyer, and Paul Brennan

Wednesday – Graham Dougall, PK Smith, and Paul Clissold

Course Registration


Club Race Officer Prerequisite Course

Tuesday, April 6, 2021, Wednesday, April 7, 2021 & Thursday, April 8, 2021

Tuesday – Irene McNeill, Tom Shenstone, and Paul Brennan

Wednesday – Bill Visser, Paul Clissold, and John O’Dwyer

Thursday – Pat Lymburner, David Sprague, and PK Smith

(Participants must attend all 3 online sessions as well as an in-person session)

The in-person session will take place once the Province opens up (COVID) on a Saturday or Sunday in the Toronto and Ottawa areas

Course Registration

Club Judge Seminar (Online) Ontario Sailing


Tuesday, March 23, 2021 AND Thursday, March 25, 2021 (7:00pm – 9:30pm ET) – PARTICIPANTS MUST ATTEND BOTH SESSIONS!


COST: $28.25 (includes taxes)


You will receive a confirmation email upon registering as well as pre-course instructions and a PowerPoint to review prior to the course via email. Please remember to check your junk/spam folder if you don`t see these emails in your inbox.


This Judge Seminar is provided through the Sail Canada Judges Program and will be led by Katie Coleman Nicoll and Wendy Loat


The 2021 schedule is posted online.

Volunteer registration is open:


The CORK Team
















CORK Annual General Meeting-April 13, 2021

CORK Annual General Meeting – April 13, 2021

Early notice for the CORK/Sail Kingston Annual General Meeting 

Official Proxy

April 13, 2021

7 pm ​

Details and online invitation to follow

The CORK Board looks forward to seeing you there!!




For more information

CORK website:

CORK Regatta Office: (613)-545-1322


Address: Portsmouth Olympic Harbour 53 Yonge Street, Kingston Ontario




Sail Canada Announces the 2021 Kitefoiling Program

(Message posted on the Sail Canada website)

Sail Canada Announces the 2021 Kitefoiling Program

Domestic Regatta schedule 

Organizer Event Dates  Location Coach  Event Website Cost
Tom Wharton TS & CC Icebreaker Regatta May 22-23, 2021 Toronto, ON TBD As per event registration
Mac Morrin FORK Regatta July 23-25, 2021 Kingston, ON Dan Cunningham As per event registration
Marianne Davis CORK OCR  August 13-17, 2021 Kingston, ON TBD As per event registration
Mike Milner 2021 World Championships September 2- 16, 2021 China or Italy (TBC) TBD TBD $400


Save the date for the Sail Canada Senior Championships at CORK Olympic Classes Regatta August 13-17th.


Check back for the NOR and further details.


Volunteer registration is open!

Volunteer For This Event / Inscrivez-vous en tant que bénévole pour cet événement 


The CORK Team




CORK website:

CORK Regatta Office: (613)-545-1322


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







Doug Keary








It is with the greatest regret that the CORK Board of Directors shares the notice of the passing of  Doug Keary.   Doug was one of the founders of CORK and a great friend of sailing community!  He will be missed by all.










Eight Bells: Douglas Keary

Eight Bells: Douglas Keary

After 98 years of a wonderful life, Doug Keary passed away February 10 at his ski home in Collingwood Ontario, Canada

Doug was a graduate engineer founding a very successful contracting firm and was a very talented artist. He was well known in the sailing community as a Snipe and Soling sailor, with his contributions to Canadian sailing having lasting impact.

He was the major initiator and builder of the Oakville Yacht Squadron, and when in 1968 Canada needed to have a local sailmaker, he aided in bringing Hans Fogh to Canada from Denmark. Ontario Yachts, which built the 5.5m, Soling, and Etchell, listened to Doug’s great business acumen.

When Montreal got the 1976 Olympic Games Doug was very instrumental in helping to design the Kingston Olympic Harbour and getting the government funding for that project. He was also an original founding member of CORK (Canadian Olympic Regatta Kingston) and Director of the 1983 America’s Cup Challenger Canada 1.

Doug was also a very accomplished powder skier, and in his most recent years, he moved to the Ontario Ski region and was actively the leader in skiing for the disabled and in particular with blind skiers.

Doug Keary always achieved his goals with calm and respectful rhetoric for which all who knew him benefited.

George Doug Keary 2021

Sheila Murphy 1928-2020










It is with the greatest regret that the CORK Board of Directors shares the notice of the passing of  Sheila Murphy.   Sheila was a great friend of CORK and will be missed by all.

Sheila Margaret Murphy


Sheila passed away peacefully in Peterborough on December 20, 2020 at the age of 92. Sheila has finally joined her husband and soulmate, Paul, for their next journey together. During their 52 years of marriage Sheila and Paul explored every continent on earth, most by both land and sea. Their adventurous spirit lives on in their daughter, Susan (Robert) and two grandchildren, Andrew and Emily.

In keeping with Sheila’s wishes, cremation has taken place and a small family Celebration of Life will hopefully take place in the summer.

If desired, donations in Sheila’s memory can be directed to the Grandmother’s Campaign of the Stephen Lewis Foundation, a charity near and dear to Sheila’s heart.

Notice of Passing