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Day 1: Viper 640 North American Championships





The 2018 Viper 640 North American Championship is being sailed in Kingston, ON hosted by the Kingston Yacht Club and CORK/Sail Kingston.


After days of unusually high temperatures and lack of wind, when the 36 crews arrived at their boats this morning there was a brisk 10-12 knot southerly blowing giving promise that the Championship would get off to a good start. Actually, the event got off to a very good start as the Kingston Town Crier, adorned in his full uniform regalia, rang his bell and delivered a stirringly official welcome to all the competitors to Kingston, “the fresh water sailing capital of the world!”


The sailing got underway on time and four races were completed with excellent competition leading the fleet as positions shifted leg to leg; but the lead was held throughout the day by the Rhame/Beardsley team. The Beardsleys (Brooklyn, NY) and Rhame (NY, NY) have been on an upward trajectory within the Class and are the only all-Corinthian team in the top four . Peter Beardsley commented on the day noting, “We were trying to sail cleanly because we have confidence in our boat speed. The hardest part was getting off the line well, which we were able to do, and staying ahead of the solid competition we are facing.” They finished the day with a 1-4-3-1 scoreline for nine points.


A slim two points behind in second with finishes of 6-1-1-3 for 11 points is five-time North American Viper Champion Brad Boston (Point Edward, ON) sailing with his boat partner Lee Shuckerow (Detroit, MI) and Nick Lounsbury (Sarnia, ON). In third are Geoff and Mary Ewenson and Erik Broekhof (Annapolis, MD) with 26 points with former World Champion Zeke Horowitz and Ian Coleman (Annapolis, MD) and Jackson Benvenutti (New Orleans, LA) in fourth.


Day two promises more of the same winds the sailors enjoyed today. Four days of racing are scheduled concluding on Sunday, July 9.


Full Results Here


About the Viper 640


The Viper 640 is a high-performance one-design sport boat. At 21 ft (6.40 m) and only 750 lb. (340 kg) it combines the stiffness of a keelboat with the acceleration and planing abilities of a dinghy. The Viper has a precise and exhilarating feel on the helm, a spacious cockpit for three or more people, strict one-design class rules, and ease of launching by ramp or hoist. With fleets and regattas around the world, there is certainly Viper racing near you.


For more information contact Viper 640 Class Association Administrator Ed “Buttons” Padin ( or Rondar Raceboats’ Dan Tucker (

Laser Master Canadians Opening Ceremonies

CORK would like to welcome the Laser Master Canadians this year! Join us at the Opening Ceremonies at Portsmouth Olympic Harbour at 9:30AM on July 6, 2018 to kick off an amazing first day of sailing.

For more information

CORK website:

CORK Regatta Office: (613)-545-1322


Address: 53 Yonge Street, Kingston Ontario






Viper 640 North American Championship Opening Ceremonies

CORK is thrilled to be hosting the Viper 640 North American Championships this year! Join us at the Opening Ceremonies at 9:30AM on July 5, 2018 with the Town Crier, Chris Whyman, to kick off Kingston’s Freshwater Sailing Festival this year.

For more information

CORK website:

CORK Regatta Office: (613)-545-1322


Address: 53 Yonge Street, Kingston Ontario





CORK Welcomes the World to Kingston in 2018!

CORK is excited to welcome the world to Kingston once again in 2018!

THANK YOU!!!  to all of the volunteers, athletes, coaches, parents & sponsors for making a summer lineup like this possible!

The regatta season runs July through to September.   CORK hosts annual events in August and September

2018 schedule 

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Facebook @CORKSailKingston &

Twitter @CORKKingston

CORK website:
CORK Regatta Office: (613)-545-1322
Address: 53 Yonge Street, Kingston Ontario

CORK Results Team Training Opportunity




Results Team 2018:

Learn to Score at CORK

In 2017, the CORK Results Team successfully scored over 280 races and published results for more than 840 boats in 33 classes or fleets in eight events.  To help build skills and capacity for the coming season, CORK is seeking volunteers to join the Results Team!


Scoring Workshops


As in 2017, CORK is offering two free training workshops in 2018.


Basic Scoring — July 4-5, 2018 (Wednesday&Thursday 6-8 p.m.)


Basic Scoringwill be of interest to those who want to learn how to use Sailwave– a Windows-based results/scoring application used by many regatta organizers in Canada and around the world.  Basic Scoring will also be of interest to those who plan to volunteer to do results and need a scoring refresher before the CORK event.  The workshop will include:

  • Introduction to CORK’s Scoring System, Sailwave and the Results Team’s role and responsibilities including setting-up a series of races
  • Hands-on experience entering actual finish data (received from Race Officers during Day 1 of the Viper 640 North American Championship) into Sailwave; publishing on the CORK website; posting results on the official notice board, and; handling scoring changes after results are published

CORK’s Chief Scorer, Christine Searle will be leading this workshop.Participants will be expected to bring their own laptops loaded with the latest version of Sailwave.  Familiarity with sailing and Windows will help optimize the learning experience.


Advanced Scoring —July 7-8, 2018 (Saturday &Sunday 9 a.m.-4 p.m.)


Advanced Scoring will be of interest to scorers who want to learn how to score a qualifying & final series (flights and fleets) for events with large numbers of competitors such as Optimists.  The workshop will include:


  • Setting-up flights and resetting during the qualifying series
  • Setting-up fleets for the final series
  • Trouble-shooting common issues that happen, e.g. re-scoring qualifying series after the final series, moving a boat from Silver to Gold, creating new flights based on incomplete previous races, etc.


Peter van Muyden– an experienced International Race Officer with extensive skills using Sailwave to score regattas according to the Racing Rules of Sailing will lead this workshop.  Participants will be expected to bring their own laptops loaded with the latest version of Sailwave.  Experience setting-up and scoring a series of races using Sailwave is a pre-requisite to this workshop.


Registration Requirements


While there is no fee charged for the 2018 workshops, participants are expected to sign-up to score at one of the following CORK events:


2018 Event(s) Dates
Vipers 640 North American Championship July 5-8
Laser Master Canadian Championship July 6-8
International Optimist & International Boards August 10-12
CORK International & 29er North American Championship August 14-17
CORK Olympic Classes Regatta & Sail Canada Senior Championship August 18-21
J-24 Canadian Championship August 18-21
CORK Fall Regatta, Ontario Sailing Combine & 505 Canadian Championship September 22-23



So please consider our offer and join the Results Team!  To register for a workshop or sign-up for an event, click on these links on the CORK website:

Register for a workshop –

Sign-up to volunteer for the Results Team –