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Early Bird Deadline is July 15th for the August events

August is fast approaching, and we are gearing up for another exciting annual regatta series at CORK/Sail Kingston! With a total of 16 event days and 8 different regattas, Kingston’s Fresh Water Sailing Festival will be nonstop!

The Early Bird Deadline for all August CORK events is Sunday, July 15st!  Don’t forget to register before the competitor fee increases!

 

August 9-12:

CORK International Optimist Regatta

CORK International Board Regatta: Sail Canada Youth RS:X & Techno 293 and Senior RS:X Championships.

 

August 13-17:

CORK International Regatta

The 29er North American Championships

 

August 17-20

J/24 Canadian Championship

 

August 17-21:

CORK Olympic Classes Regatta, Sail Canada Senior Championships

Finn Eastern Championship

 

To Register As A Competitor Click Here

 

We encourage the family and friends of sailors to volunteer at CORK this August. This is a great opportunity to get in on the action, learn new skills and make new friends!

To Volunteer, Click Here!

 

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

Final Day-Viper 640 North American Championships

 

 

 

 

 

After four days of sailing in big winds and sixteen races, the team aboard JACKPOT won the 2018 Viper North American Championship. This is Brad Boston’s (Port Edward, ON) sixth title, having won many with his boat partner Lee Shuckerow (Detroit, MI); this is their crew Nick Lounsbury’s first North American title.

Boston’s team took the points lead as of Day 2 and extended their lead throughout the remainder of the championship. The event was sailed out of CORK/Sail Kingston and hosted by the Kingston Yacht Club who, together, staged a world-class regatta.

In addition to the podium prizes, the following awards were presented:

  • Top Corinthian Team – Great Scott! Peter & Rachel Beardsley and Jay Rhame
  • Top Masters Skipper (over 55) – Justin Scott
  • Youngest Competitor – James Owen
  • Furthest Traveled – Somers Kempe’s and Butch Agnew’s crews from Bermuda and Jay Golison’s crew from Long Beach, CA.

In addition, a new North American Championship perpetual trophy was donated by the Kleinschrodt family for which each boat nominated another boat for enhancing the event both on and off the water. This year’s Sportsmanship Trophy was awarded to the crew of MEOW co-skippered b y Cole Constantineau and Eleni Asimacopoulos.

Viper 640 North American President Steve Chapman, Alcove, Que) noted that “It was really great to have this regatta in Canada and on the Great Lakes where the Viper fleet has enjoyed significant growth in recent years. The folks at KYC and Cork/Sail Kingston ran a superlative regatta. We’ll be back!”

Heidi Colburn from KYC added that “It was really a wonderful experience to have the Viper fleet come to Kingston. The boats are fun to watch sail, the people are great to be among, and their broad smiles after racing and cheerful thanking of the regatta volunteers has made it all worth while for those of us who planned the event.”

Tim Irwin, the Event Chair from CORK/Sail Kinston added, “CORK has been unexpectedly delighted to host the Vipers and it is very exciting to watch them race. They are a great bunch of sailors to host at a championship of this magnitude.”

Results

Videos and photos

 

Congratulations to all competitors and we hope to see you again at CORK in the future!

 

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

Final Day-Laser Master Canadians

 

 

 

Sparkly day in the freshwater sailing capital with 11 knots. The Laser Master Canadians completed 2 races today, for a total of 9 races.

 

After three days of racing, the champions in each fleet were decided:

Top Apprentice

1st-Gord Welsh

 

Laser Masters

1st-Ernesto Rodriguez

2nd-Osvaldo Padron

3rd-Ray Davies

 

Laser Grand Masters

1st-Dave Chapin

2nd-Andy Roy

3rd-Bruce Clifford

 

Laser Great Grand Masters

1st-Nabeel Alsalam

2nd-Richard Roberts

3rd-Jacques Kerrest

 

Overall Winner

Ernesto Rodriguez

 

Full Results here:

http://www.cork.org/past-results/results2018/lasermasters/lasermasters.htm

 

Congratulations to all competitors!   We look forward to hosting the Laser Masters  again in the future!

 

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

Mary Wilson is awarded the Douglas Heath Award

Photo: Nigel Heath (left), Mary Wilson (middle) and Tim Irwin (right)

Congratulations to Mary Wilson!

Mary Wilson’s volunteer work was celebrated and recognized with the Douglas A. Heath Award on Saturday July 7th 2018 at the Kingston Yacht Club.  Mary was presented the award by Douglas Heath’s son Nigel Heath.

Douglas Austin Heath was a long time volunteer with CORK. His involvement included being on the Board of Directors and Executive, administration of Opening and Closing Ceremonies, long term developments and much more. In his honour, the Douglas A. Heath Award is presented annually –when appropriate- at CORK. In deciding upon a recipient, the Award selection committee considers a volunteer’s involvement, level of commitment, type of contribution and length of involvement. It is intended that the involvement be of a quality comparable to that of Douglas A. Heath.   Douglas Heath was the epitome of an outstanding volunteer. Each year, as appropriate we honour his memory and one of our many outstanding volunteers by awarding the Douglas Heath Award.

Mary has been and continues to be an outstanding CORK volunteer with almost 40 years of service.

“Mary does it all. she provides leadership and accuracy. She’s one that the RO is able to confidently say, “Mary, the boat is yours”, knowing that all will be well and correctly done” Ross Cameron

“For the last 16 years Mary has been my “go to” person at CORK. She does it all. I have had her doing everything from setting marks to recording. She is truly deserving of this honour.”  Pat Lymburner

“On the rare days when I get to do RC work I ask myself – “how would Mary do this”? And then try to do it as well as Mary does.”  Tim Irwin

Thank you Mary – This honour is so very well deserved!

 

For more informationn

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

Day 3 Viper 640 North American Championships

Ed “Buttons” Padin

The 36-boat fleet of Viper 640s, sailing out of Kingston (ON) Yacht Club and CORK/Sail Kingston in the waters where Lake Ontario meets the St. Lawrence, had a looooooooong day on the water for Day 3 of the 2018 Viper 640 North American Championship. The wind returned to the south and built from the low teens for the day’s first of five races to the high teens with puffs up to 23 knots. “Puffs? There were some pretty big ones!” noted Jackson Benvenutti who is crewing for Zeke Horowitz and sitting in second place. As the breeze built, the ideal flat water with breeze went away as the chop built, rewarding those who could skillfully manage the waves.

When the exhausted sailors returned to shore, everyone agreed that four races would have been just enough…but that the fifth race was epic. Breeze, shifts, exciting mark roundings: everything that makes Viper sailing, well, Viper sailing.

Going into the day, five-time NA Champ Brad Boston had a comfortable lead over former World Champion Zeke Horowitz. Zeke had hoped to close the gap between second and first, but that was not to be. Boston only won the final race today. However, his scoreline including the first four heats (2-2-3-2-1) gives Boston 24 total points (tossing a 7) versus Horowitz’s 46-point total after a 4-1-2-6-5 day…which is not at all shabby in this hig

Will Zeke be able to overcome a 22-point differential on tomorrow’s final day? Will Geoff and Mary Ewenson continue to be Terminally Pretty in third place? Will Justin Scott’s MAMBO KINGS finally learn to dance its way out of fourth? Will Jay Rhame, Peter & Rachel Beardsley recover from their final race mishap and show Justin Scott that GREAT SCOTT! (with a Scott Bakula face imprinted on the spinnaker) can take over fourth place? You’ll have to tune in tomorrow at this time and see for yourself. Or, go to Yacht Scoring for all the results.hly competitive fleet. Brad commented, “We’ve just been having a lot of fun and trying to sail as cleanly as we can. Luckily, we’ve been going fast enough to create really good choices on the race course. The conditions were very challenging starting at the lighter side of hiking only to have the seas get very choppy putting another element into it. Main out, jib out, bow down higher target numbers – just trying to get through the water fast.”

BTW, nobody here is having any fun.  NOT!!!

Full RESULTS here 

For more informationn

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