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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

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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

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Day 2 Laser Master Canadians

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome to Day 2 of the Laser Master Canadians here in Kingston! CORK is thrilled to be hosting 30 Laser Masters!

Today was a classic Kingston seabreeze day, building from 7 knots in the morning until 18 knots in the afternoon! The fleet completed 4 races.

Going into the final day, the points between leaders are tight, which makes for an exciting day of sailing tomorrow!

Overall after DAY 2

1st-Ernesto Rodriguez USA

2nd-Ozvaldo Padron CAN

3rd-Ray Davies CAN

4th-Dave Chapin USA

5th-Pat Wachholz CAN

Full Results here:

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

 

 

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 2 Viper 640 North American Championships

Boston dominates Viper 640 NAs Day 2 as leaderboard shuffles

It was “breeze-up at the Viper 640 North American Championship being hosted by the Kingston (ON) Yacht Club and being sailed out of CORK/Sail Kingston. Day 1 saw moderate winds from the south but Friday’s northerly came with a cold front dropping temperatures to the low 70s and increasing wind up to the mid-20s in puffs. Boats with lighter crew weights that enjoyed an advantage on Day 1 found today’s sailing a bit of a challenge. The northerly wind was full of puffs and holes at the bottom of the course with massive oscillations and shifts on the top half.

Brad Boston (Port Edward, ON) took over the lead of the 36-boat championship with a two-day 14-point total. Boston entered the day in second two points behind Jay Rhame/Peter Beardsley; but Brad reminded everyone why his name is on the North Americans trophy five times by shifting into high gear today and winning three of Day 2’s four races (with his seventh in Race 6 becoming his throw-out). Rhame/Beardsley fell to fifth with an 11-10-10-9 scoreline.

Filling the leaderboard behind Boston is former Viper World Champion Zeke Horowitz finishing with 28 points after a solid 2-4-3-4 day. Zeke again showed his combination of superior boat speed and tactics and pushed Brad to the limits today.

Moving up to third place is Viper Int’l Chairman Justin Scott, one point behind Horowitz after a 7-2-6-2 day. Fourth place is now the home of southern California sailor Jay Golison who was the only boat besides Boston to take a win today and recorded 4-1-7-3 in today’s racing.

When asked, Zeke Horowitz gave the following explanation on his moving up, “Better starts and fewer (or no) big mistakes. It was a very tactical day where you have to keep positioning the boat to make gains, and Brad did a great job of making sure he took advantage of the full effects of the shifts. He was very patient so he just made small gains all across the course that turned into big wins.”

The day was driven by wind shifts and puffs. The bottom half of the course required you to stay right as the puffs were stronger there and the wind was moving right. At the top of the course, however, it paid off to stay left as shore effect winds giving boats a port tack lift into the mark.

Boat handling downwind was also key. “Keel down is good,” noted Eric White (Annapolis, MD). “The orange keel (White’s boat has an orange keel) never came out of the water today!” Puffs made the runs (as the locals would say) a hoot with some boats hitting speeds of 16-17 knots. Unfortunately, a number of boats found puffs challenging and got their spreaders wet.

Day 3 is forecast to have light winds in the morning with ten knots after noon.

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

Day 1 Laser Master Canadians

A warm welcome to our 2018 Laser Master Canadians competitors and volunteers!

The day began with the Opening Ceremonies welcoming the competitors, coaches, volunteers and supporters.

Kingston’s weather brought in a strong northerly after the evenings cold front.  This challenged both the athletes and volunteers with  shifty conditions starting with 16-18 knots SSW shifting into 12-16 knots NE.

There were 3 races completed today.

1st-Osvaoldo Padron CAN

2nd-Gord Welsh CAN

3rd-Roman Plutenko USA

4th-Mike Matan USA

5th -Ray Davies CAN

 

Full Results here:

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

Racing is scheduled to start at 11:00 am tomorrow.

 

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