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Volunteer registration is open!

“I have been volunteering at CORK for years, it is the high point of my summer.”

Since 1969 CORK / Sail Kingston has hosted world-class international sailing events.  Offering the best fresh-water sailing in the world with excellent wind and wave conditions, Kingston was the host sailing venue for the 1976 Montreal Summer Olympics.  This summer over 1000 boats and 1500+ competitors from around the world will participate in a series of 2-5 day regattas (July through September).  Volunteering at CORK is fun and a great way to support the sport about which we are passionate!

Volunteer opportunities exist year-round, inside and outside, on the water and ashore, including:

On-Water

·      Race Committee

·      Mark Boats

·      Safety Boats

Ashore

.      Boat Maintenance

·      Race Results  (SAILWAVE and Results training available)

·      Administration/Registration

·      Radio Communications

·      Boat launch and retrieval

2018 Summer Event Schedule

 

VOLUNTEER NOW, WE NEED YOU!

No experience necessary.  Positions available with little to moderate physical activity.

 

First time volunteer?

Please register at the CORK web-site here

Previous volunteer?

Log-in (http://www.cork.org/members/sign_in.php) and sign-up for the dates you are available.

 

Questions?

Contact the CORK Office.  Email – events@cork.org   Phone – 613 545-1322

 

Follow us on:

Facebook @CORKSailKingston &

Twitter @CORKKingston

CORK website: www.cork.org
CORK Regatta Office: (613)-545-1322
Email: sail@cork.org
Address: 53 Yonge Street, Kingston Ontario

2018 Sailors for the Sea Clean Regattas Challenge

2018 Clean Regattas Challenge

CORK, “Kingston’s Freshwater Sailing Festival” is reaching for Gold in 2018!  This will be CORK’s second year taking part in the Sailors for the Sea Clean Regattas challenge. This certification system promotes the protection of local waters by using selected Best Practices and then awarding Bronze, Silver, Gold, or Platinum based on performance.

This summer CORK will be stepping up our recycling program by introducing OSKAR (On Site Kingston Area Recycler).  This unique City of Kingston mobile recycling system is used to collect recyclables and organics. OSKAR will be used in the boat park during CORK International, the largest event of the summer.  Just think of how many organics can be collected with hundreds athletes, coaches and volunteers on site!  We look forward to encouraging all participants to get in the habit and use OSKAR in its inaugural year!

CORK participants will again be encouraged to bring reusable water bottles to all training and regattas.  The ever popular Utilities Kingston Water Buggy will be onsite for all regattas this year.  This mobile water refilling station is always a well used feature in our athlete village.  Our ultimate goal is to eliminate single use water bottles.

Finally, alternative and active transportation to events made easy!   Kingston Transit Event Passes are available to all CORK participants and will be offered at a special event rate, providing a convenient and reliable way to get back and forth to Portsmouth Olympic Harbour, downtown Kingston and various accommodations throughout the city.

We are certain that our 2018 Clean Regatta’s goal will be met with the support of our community, including all CORK participants, The City of Kingston, Kingston Transit and Utilities Kingston.

Everyone up for the challenge?  Let’s achieve gold!

Further details about the Clean Regattas challenge can be found here:

Sailors for the Sea Clean Regattas

 

CORK hosts annual events in August and September. http://www.cork.org/event-schedule/

2018 schedule

 

Follow us on:

Facebook @CORKSailKingston &

Twitter @CORKKingston

CORK website: www.cork.org
CORK Regatta Office: (613)-545-1322
Email: sail@cork.org
Address: 53 Yonge Street, Kingston Ontario

Congratulations Ross Cameron!

 

Congratulations to longtime CORK volunteer Ross Cameron!

Ross was inducted into the Kingston and District Sports Hall of Fame during the annual banquet on May 4 at the Ramada Conference Centre.

“Ross Cameron was involved in all aspects of sailing over span of 40 years. The long time board member of the Kingston Yacht Club is a big reason for the success of CORK, the Canadian Olympic Training Regatta held in Kingston every summer.

“I got involved with CORK after the 1976 Summer Olympics and was able to modernize the event, which is now one of the biggest sailing regatta’s in the world,” says the retired principal from Welbourne Public School.

Cameron has received numerous awards over the years, and in 1995 was named Canada’s Yachtsmen of the Year for his contributions to the sport.”

Congratulations from all of us at CORK Ross!

 

CORK hosts annual events in August and September. http://www.cork.org/event-schedule/

2018 schedule

 

CORK Event Photo credit www.sailingshot.com

Follow us on:

Facebook @CORKSailKingston &

Twitter @CORKKingston

CORK website: www.cork.org
CORK Regatta Office: (613)-545-1322
Email: sail@cork.org
Address: 53 Yonge Street, Kingston Ontario

2018 29er NA’s & Grand Prix Circuit

Now that the Spring training is underway it is time to start planning for the 2018 summer regatta season.  CORK is excited to host the 29er North American Championships-the final event of the 29er Grand Prix circuit!

August 13-17 2018 (Registration/Check-in August 13, racing August 14-17)

Registration is now open!

Register here

CORK hosts annual events in August and September. http://www.cork.org/event-schedule/

2018 schedule

CORK Event Photo credit www.sailingshot.com

Follow us on:

Facebook @CORKSailKingston &

Twitter @CORKKingston

CORK website: www.cork.org
CORK Regatta Office: (613)-545-1322
Email: sail@cork.org
Address: 53 Yonge Street, Kingston Ontario

 

Jane’s Walk, Portsmouth Harbour: before and after the ’76 Olympics

“Portsmouth Harbour: before and after the ’76 Olympics”

Join Jane’s walk leaders David More, CORK’s Event Chair Tim Irwin and Michael Sayer

Sunday 6 May 2018    Time: 2 p.m

Walk Description: Since the 1830s, the harbour in Portsmouth Village (part of Kingston since 1952) has been a place of maritime trade, ship-building and industry. This included wharves, marine railways, a tannery and a brewery (and taverns!), as well as activities associated with the building of and supplying Kingston Penitentiary. The harbour was transformed to host the sailing events for the 1976 Olympics. Starting with an overview of the harbour (parking is available in the park area, enter off Yonge St.), our tour will review activities here prior to the Olympics and how the City of Kingston hosted the sailing events in 1976. We will tour the Olympic Harbour Building, as we discuss its original design and how it functions today for various purposes, including sailing events such as CORK.  During the walk along the waterfront and Yonge Street, industrial, residential and commercial buildings – whether surviving or demolished – will be described. We will end along the shore in the area once dominated by the tannery at the foot of Mowat Ave and look towards the grounds of Rockwood Asylum. Participants are encouraged to proceed on their own further west on the public walkway.

Start: King St W at the lower end of the Penitentiary Building

Parking: Portsmouth Olympic Harbour

Jane’s Walk Kingston website