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Kingston, Ontario, Canada, to host two Sailing World Championships

 

 

 

For Immediate Release

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

 

Kingston, Ontario, to host two Sailing World Championships

 

Canadian Olympic-training Regatta Kingston (CORK) is set to host two sailing World Championships this summer. The ILCA Laser Radial Youth Worlds will take place July 24-31 at Portsmouth Olympic Harbour followed by the ILCA Laser 4.7 Youth Worlds from August 16-23.  CORK will host over 500 athletes (boys and girls ages 12-19) and coaches from 42 countries.

 

Marianne Davis, Executive Director of CORK notes, “2019 marks a symbolic year for CORK as we are celebrating our 50th anniversary. CORK sailing events have welcomed the world to Kingston since 1969 including the 1976 Olympics and more than 40 World Championships.This summer’s world championships will showcase top youth athletes from all over the world.”

 

Kingston has previously hosted several World Championships for the Laser Class, most recentlythree worlds in 2015.

 

“The International Laser Class Association is excited about returning to Kingston in 2019”, says Randolph Bertin, International Laser Class Association. “With two major youth World Championships, you will be seeing the future of sailing. Kingston is a welcoming city and we look forward to a friendly reception for the sailors who will be coming from around the world to crown new champions.”

 

Megan Knott, Executive Director of Tourism Kingston comments on CORK’s strong economic impact.  “CORK has been a major contributor to sport tourism in Kingston for 50 years, and what a way to celebrate by hosting two world championships. This summer, we estimate these events will provide $4.5M in total economic impact to Kingston and $6M to Ontario”.

 

It is estimated that CORK has brought in over $100M to the City of Kingston over its’ lifetime. To see the full list of regattas this summer, please visit http://www.cork.org/event-schedule/.

 

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About Tourism Kingston

Kingston’s Destination Marketing Organization exists to increase the economic impact of tourism through destination marketing and development. We support our stakeholders in developing programs that attract visitors to the city and encourage business growth and employment.

 

Brooke Lenser

Sport Tourism Manager, Tourism Kingston

Tel:1-613-548-4415 ext. 7240

brooke@tourismkingston.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Registration is now open for the 49er & 49erFX North American Championships

The 49er and 49er FX North American Championships are coming to CORK in 2019!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mark your calendars for August 16th-20th

Registration and check in August 16th 

Racing August 17th and 20th)

Registration and NOR  here

 

Competitor information including details about travel to the venue, accommodation, and other amenities in the city of Kingston are available at:

www.cork.org

and

Visit Kingston

CORK hosts annual events in August and September. The 2019 schedule is posted online.

 

 

 

For more information

CORK website: www.cork.org

CORK Regatta Office: (613)-545-1322

Email: media@cork.org

Address: 53 Yonge Street, Kingston Ontario

Facebook: www.facebook.com/CORKSailKingston

Twitter: www.twitter.com/corkkingston

Instagram: www.instagram.com/corkkingsto

2019 I14 North American Championship

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The exciting International 14  returns to CORK and Portsmouth Olympic Harbour this summer!

This North American Championship is an exciting addition to CORK’s 50th regatta line up.

Did you know that the  I14’s  have been racing at CORK  since the beginning?  First in 1969 again for the 1976  Montreal Olympics sailing with many regattas leading up to 2019.

 

Mark your calendars for August 16th-20th

Registration and check in August 16th

Racing August 17th and 20th).

Registration and NOR can be found here:

Event Page

Competitor information including details about travel to the venue, accommodation, and other amenities in the city of Kingston are available at:

www.cork.org

and

Visit Kingston

CORK hosts annual events in August and September. The 2019 schedule is posted online.

 

 

 

For more information

CORK website: www.cork.org

CORK Regatta Office: (613)-545-1322

Email: media@cork.org

Address: 53 Yonge Street, Kingston Ontario

Facebook: www.facebook.com/CORKSailKingston

Twitter: www.twitter.com/corkkingston

Instagram: www.instagram.com/corkkingsto

CORK 50 Clean Regattas 2019 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CORK is celebrating our 50th!

This summer CORK, Kingston’s Freshwater Sailing Festival, will strive for Gold in the Sailors for the Sea  Clean Regattas initiative!

Since 1969 there have been significant changes to how we care for our local waterways and the environment .  We would all like to continue to enjoy our natural resources for years to come.  The Sailors for the Sea Clean Regattas challenge promotes the protection of local waters by awarding certifications of Bronze, Silver, Gold, or Platinum based on selected Best Practices.

The CORK 50 Green Team has taken on the challenge of Gold certification again this season. OSKAR (On Site Kingston Area Recycler) was a hit in 2018 and will return to Portsmouth Olympic Harbour for 2019.  This unique City of Kingston mobile recycling system diverts recyclables and compostables.  CORK 50 challenges all participants to use OSKAR !

Utilities Kingston Water Buggy returns for all 2019 regattas.  CORK Participants are encouraged to bring reusable water bottles and refill at the Water Buggy and the City of Kingston water filling station. Together we can eliminate single use water bottles!

Alternative and active transportation to events is easier than ever!    With most accommodations less than 4 kilometres away it’s simple to bike or walk to Portsmouth Olympic Harbour!   Kingston Transit Passes are also available to all CORK participants and are offered at a special event rate, providing a convenient and reliable way to move between Portsmouth Olympic Harbour, downtown Kingston and various accommodations throughout the city.

CORK 50 challenges all participants to your part!

Let’s do this together!

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

 

Celebrating 50 Years of CORK Regattas! Spring edition of The Laser Sailor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Full issue is here: