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

https://obituaries.basicfunerals.ca/obituary/John-Weakley

John Robert Weakley

December 13, 1943 ~ February 14, 2022 (age 78)

Obituary

In order to avoid another date with the discipline committee at the Port Credit Yacht Club,  JOHN ROBERT WEAKLEY passed away in Mississauga on February 14, 2022

 

John was predeceased by his parents John James and Mary Myrtle Weakley and his brother Paul William . He is survived by his son Scott, Angela and two bratty grandchildren, Keira and Olive . He is also miraculously survived by his loving little brother David who he often referred to as Nod.

John was born December 13 , 1943 at an RCAF airbase in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan on a cold snowy Sunday morning . After a quick stint in the Royal Canadian Navy, he attended the University of Manitoba, Rochester, Illinois and eventually received a master’s degree from Texas A & M .

As a past commodore of the PCYC, the love of John’s life was organizing Competitive Sailing Regattas. He was well known all over Lake Ontario for his “pith hat authoritarian manner”. He was an incompetent boat handler .

He is most probably at St. Peter’s gates arguing about his accommodation.

In lieu of flowers, charitable donations to the Junior Club in care of John Weakley at Port Credit Yacht Club

Celebration of Life announcement details will be given in coming months

 

Early Notice CORK’s AGM

 

Save the Date for CORK’s Annual General Meeting

CORK’s Annual General Meeting will be a VIRTUAL meeting only and will take place online.

Tuesday April 5th

Start time 7 pm ​

If you plan to attend the meeting please RSVP to events@cork.org

Spring Sailwave Training Opportunities

2022 Training opportunities

Sailwave Masterclass Virtual Seminars – 3 nights to choose from!

Wednesday, March 23rd 7-9pm Basic to Intermediate Skills

Wednesday, April 6th 7-9pm Advanced  Skills

Wednesday, April 13th 7-9pm Super Advanced Tips and Tricks

This training is FREE

Details and registration here:

Sailwave Seminar 2022

http://www.cork.org/members/sign_in.php

 

Winter Training Opportunities

2022 Training opportunities

Sailwave Masterclass Virtual Seminars – 3 nights to choose from!

Wednesday, March 23rd 7-9pm Basic to Intermediate Skills

Wednesday, April 6th 7-9pm Advanced  Skills

Wednesday, April 13th 7-9pm Super Advanced Tips and Tricks

This training is FREE

Details and registration here:

Sailwave Seminar 2022

http://www.cork.org/members/sign_in.php

 

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 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:

https://coach.ca/coaching-association-canada-launches-safe-sport-training

I takes around 60 mins to complete.

 

Training offered through Sail Canada

OFFICIALS: VIRTUAL SILVER JUBILEE REGATTA


February 8-17, 2022, Virtual

It’s an event like no other. You are the chief judge of a fictitious regatta and every problem that you every dreamed of encountering has happened. There are an unbelievable amount of problems, protests and requests for redress. It is a true window into what a chief judge at an event might encounter.

This is similar to the Black Cat Regatta which “ran” in 2020 and 2021. The seminar runs for four nights, and it is highly recommended that you be able to attend all four sessions: Tuesday, February 8 and 15, and Thursday 10 and 17 from 7pm-9pm (EST).

The cost is a mere $20.00 for four great evenings. Homework will be required prior to the seminar and the next three nights.

The course will be run by Katie Coleman Nicoll and Wendy Loat with a maximum is 16 students.

Register now

Full? Register to the waiting list

https://www.sailing.ca/seminars-clinics/

 

Race Officer and Club Judge Training through Ontario Sailing: 

Register for these courses here: Ontario Sailing

 

Race Officer Courses

ASSISTANT RACE OFFICER COURSE #1 (ONLINE)

 

Saturday February 5, 2022 AND Sunday February 6, 2022 (10:00am – 1:00pm ET) – Participants must attend BOTH sessions to earn their Assistant Race Officer Certification.

Note: Course requires a minimum number of registrants. If the minimum enrollment number is not reached, registrants will be refunded and notified by end of day February 2nd, 2022.

COST: $28.25 (includes taxes)

 

ASSISTANT RACE OFFICER COURSE #1 (ONLINE)

 

Tuesday February 8, 2022 AND Thursday February 10, 2022 (7:00pm – 10:00pm ET) – Participants must attend BOTH sessions to earn their Assistant Race Officer Certification!

Note: Course requires a minimum number of registrants. If the minimum enrollment number is not reached, registrants will be refunded and notified by end of day February 3rd, 2022.

COST: $28.25 (includes taxes)

 

CLUB RACE OFFICER COURSE (ONLINE)

 

Tuesday, February 15, 2022, Thursday February 17, 2022, Tuesday February 22, 2022 and Thursday February 24, 2022 (7:00pm – 10:00pm ET) – Participants must attend ALL FOUR online sessions to complete this course.

Please note that Assistant Race Officer (ARO) certification is a prerequisite for this course.

COST: $28.25 (includes taxes)

 

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 or in virtual classrooms with instructors. Squadrons across Canada offer the course.

Please visit www.cps-ecp.ca

Peter French, kingston.vhfmarinecourse@gmail.com

 

First Aid

Canadian Red Cross

St John Ambulance

CORK Seeking New Executive Director

 

As previously announced, CORK’s Executive Director, Marianne Davis, has decided that, after 16 years of service, it is time to retire. CORK is now looking for an imaginative and efficient individual with experience in sport administration to be the new Executive Director. A job search document has now been posted. Applications in accordance with the document are welcomed.

Interested applicants are encouraged to submit a cover letter and resume to hr@cork.org by January 31st, 2022