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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:

Soling North American Championship

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CORK is welcoming the Soling class back again this summer for the Soling North American Championship.

Did you know that the Soling class has been racing at CORK since 1969!

“The Soling class is excited to help celebrate the 50 year anniversary of CORK! Our class has been a part of this historic event since the beginning. Plans are well underway including an event barbecue, daily awards, downtown social get togethers and superb racing conditions that Kingston always delivers!   A very large fleet is expected from North American and abroad. ”

CISA President Manfred Kanter

 

August 7th-11th (racing August 8th – 11th).

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/corkkingston

 

 

Ian Gow 1953-2019

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(Photo at ABYC with L-R Don McIntyre, Andrew Wardle, Patrick Lymburner, John Weakley, Ian Gow (third from the right), Wendy Loat, and Katie Nicoll)

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

 

Notice of Passing – Ian Gow

 

Ian Gow, a member of ABYC for many years, passed away on May 1 after a long illness.

 

A Celebration of Life will be held at ABYC on Monday May 20 from 3:00 to 6:00 PM.

 

Ian started his sailing life around 1972 when, as a young police officer, he was assigned to 55 Division and Patrick Lymburner was his training officer. Pat had just purchased a Thunderbird and wanted to get the mast up ASAP. They were working night shift and Ian offered to help. Then, of course, they had to take her for a sail. Ian was a natural. He raced with Pat on Who Knows until Pat bought an Alberg 30 (MYNX) in 1983 and Ian took over the TBird.

 

Ian and his brother Rob sailed Who Knows and faced the maintenance challenges of a wooden Tbird for many years. Then he went boatless for a while before buying and renaming Who Knew (he would buy a powerboat).

 

Ian got involved in race management in the mid-70s and became one of the first certified race officers in Canada. He was active in officiating at many events including CORK, LYRA, LORC, and many one-design class events, both as a race officer and as a judge. He was certified as a Canadian Yachting Association Senior National Race Officer and a National Judge (the highest certification levels offered by CYA, now Sail Canada). He worked at many high level events and for several years was on the Laser team at the World Cup in Miami. His commitment to our sport is legendary and even as late as last year he worked on the race committee for the J/24 Worlds at PCYC even though his health was compromised.  Ian epitomized the spirit of volunteerism and his dedication to Race Management is second to none. When ABYC needed help he was always there.

 

Ian was active on committees at ABYC and was well known socially at the club. Many evenings found him at his favourite spot next to the post in Duffy’s. He loved gambling and made regular trips to casinos as well as taking part in countless friendly card games.

 

He will be missed.

 

https://www.forevermissed.com/ian-gow/#about

 

 

 

 

2019 505 Canadian Championship

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The 505 class is coming back to Kingston again in 2019!

 

CORK looks forward to hosting the 505 Canadian championship regatta in August.

August 16th-18th (racing August 17th and 18th).

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/corkkingston