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Congratulations Tim Irwin!









2019 Presidents’ Award Winner Tim Irwin (2nd from left) — Presented by Ontario Sailing Past Presidents Donna Scott, Mark Searle, and David Sprague (left to right)

Tim won the prestigious Ontario Sailing President’s Trophy at the Ontario Sailing AGM and Awards Ceremonies Ashbridge’s Bay Yacht Club Saturday November 9, 2019.   The awarding of this Trophy is to be made in recognition of a member of the Ontario Sailing Association who has made an outstanding contribution to the development of sailing in Ontario.  The selection is made by a vote of the Past Presidents of Ontario Sailing.

Congratulations, Tim!!  All of CORK’s members and volunteers from our 50 years of regattas join the Board of Directors and staff to express our pleasure to see your many, many years of volunteer effort recognized by such an award.  If anyone wishes to add their personal congratulations to Tim, they may do so  on CORK’s Facebook  page.




CORK hosts annual events in August and September. The 2020 schedule is posted at

Portsmouth Olympic Harbour

53 Yonge Street,

Kingston, Ontario, Canada




Bravo Zulu to the CORK Volunteer team!


WOW what a year!  Two World Championships, 3 North American Championships, 4 National championships added to CORK’s annual event schedule.   45 countries were represented by the athletes, coaches and volunteers.  Thank you to the amazing CORK volunteer team for coming to Kingston to be a part of it all.  Your teamwork was outstanding! 

 “On behalf of our board of director’s thank you for your efforts in making CORK 50 a great success!  It was a marathon! You stayed with it and achieved great results!  Bravo Zulu to all of you for your teamwork, dedication and excellence!  You have much to be proud of for making CORK’s 50th a year to remember! ” Jamie Fraser on behalf of the CORK board

Record numbers for the 2019 CORK Fall Regatta!








Record numbers for the 2019 CORK Fall Regatta!

Kingston, ONT (September 23, 2019) – A record two hundred and sixty four athletes travelled to Kingston, Ontario, Canada to compete in the CORK Fall regatta this past weekend at Portsmouth Olympic Harbour. The weather forecast was predicting temperature in the 20s and good wind for the last weekend of summer.  The final regatta of the year attracted many returning athletes, coaches, families and volunteers from across Ontario, Quebec and as far away as Nova Scotia, the United States and Mexico.  

Saturday’s condition were sunny with light wind.  The first day of racing was a great day for those lightest in all of the fleets.

Sunday morning the breeze came through   Everyone was eager to get out on the race course as there were many opportunities on the leader board.  12 knots of breeze from the SSW that continued throughout the day with gusts in the higher teens.  The sun popped out in the afternoon capping off the day with the heat and humidity of a typical summer day.  

There was plenty of action out on the water over the two day regatta with 5 races for the Laser 4.7, Optimist and the Radial   fleets,  6 races for both the c420 and Laser Standard fleet the 29ers knocked out 10 races and the 49er and 49er FX fleets finished the regatta with 12 races each.  Fabulous freshwater conditions,   Kingston sailing at its finest! 

The final regatta of CORK’s 50th celebration year will be one to remember.   Thank you to all of the participants for travelling to Kingston to compete. 

Bravo Zulu to all of the CORK volunteers for your teamwork, dedication and excellence!  You have much to be proud of for making CORK’s 50th a year to remember! 

You are truly the best team! 


Overall Standings:

Laser Standard

1st Luke Ruitenberg RNSYS/SMSC

2nd Forrest Wachholz BARRIE YC

3rd Justin Norton BRITANNIA YC


Laser Radial

1st Coralie Vittecoq POINT CLAIRE YC

2nd Mark Andrew Robin RSTLYC

3rd Matthew Wallace

4th Aethan Cubitt

5th Fergus Murdoch KYC


Laser 4.7

1st Cort Snyder LAUDERDALE YC

2nd Noah Adler RNSYS

3rd Jean Rene Kiekens Arana POINTE CLAIRE YC



1st Joe Marynowski & Andrew Sutcliffe OST

2nd Emma Sampson & Ekin Berktay PCYC/OST

3rd Christian Voyer & Luke Strickland NSC 


The top Optimist White fleet

1st Eva Doucette BYC

2nd Brodie Sorensen

3rd Andres Noriega ABYC


The top Optimist Blue fleet

1st Thomas Desrochers PORT CREDIT YC

2nd Carlos Charabati POINTE CLAIRE YC

3rd Andrew Chisholm PORT CREDIT YC


The top Optimist Red fleet

1st Mats Braaten PCYC

2nd Mathieu Graham RSTLYC

3rd Owen Gormely PCYC


The top Optimist Girls

1st Lindsay Davies RCYC

2nd Piper Howell RCYC

3rd Loa Dinel RSTLYC / BLBC


The overall winners of the Optimist fleet

 1st Thomas Desrochers PCYC

2nd Mats Braaten PCYC

3rd Mathieu Graham RSTLYC

4th Owen Gormely PCYC

5th Carlos Charabati POINTE CLAIRE YC 

The final Optimist awards were presented by Canadian Optimist Dinghy Association.   Congratulations to Thomas Desrochers representing Port Credit Yacht Club the 2019 winner of both the Ontario Provincial title & the Ontario Trillium trophy!



1st Thomas Staples & William StaplesRSTLYC

2nd Andreas Steinitz & Nathan Duffar-Calder BQYC/RSTLYC

3rd Hunter Hoy & Eric Omielan RSTLYC 



1st Galen Richardson & Jake Adair RCYC / KYC

49er FX

1st Georgia Lewin-Lafrance & Antonia Lewin-Lafrance RNSYS/CYC


We look forward to welcoming you all back to CORK again next year. 

CORK’s 2020 schedule is now posted at


Women in Sailing event-September 20th 2019

Early bird deadline is extended to Monday September 9th at Midnight to for the CORK Fall Regatta

2019 Fall Regatta

Early bird deadline is extended to Monday September 9th at Midnight

Register as a Competitor here


September 20-22, 2019 (Registration/Check-in September 20, Racing September 21-22)

CORK/Sail Kingston and Ontario Sailing invite sailors to the CORK Fall Regatta.

Ontario Provincial Championships

World Sailing ranking event for the Laser standard & Radial Fogh Gold Cup for Laser Standard and Radial (Open)


Concussion Awareness following the Ontario Government decision that certain aspects of Rowan’s Law are coming into effect on Monday, July 1st, 2019. To review current information and requirement, check the Ontario Sailing website:

  1. Any participant who registers with or enters a regatta, after July 1st 2019 needs to do the following:
    • Confirm you have read a Ministry Approved Concussion Awareness Resource.
    • Confirm you have reviewed, and committed to, the Ontario Sailing Athlete Concussion Code of Conduct.
  2. Participants that register/enter prior to July 1st can continue to participate in activities. You will need to confirm both items next time you register.
  3. Coaches/Instructors need to also complete both items below.
    • Confirm they have read a Ministry Approved Concussion Awareness Resource.
    • Confirm they have reviewed, and committed to, the Ontario Sailing Coach Concussion Code of Conduct.

Below are the Ministry Approved Concussion Resources. There are three options based on age

Concussion Awareness Resources Ages 10 and under – CLICK HERE.

Concussion Awareness Resources Ages 11 to 14 – CLICK HERE.

Concussion Awareness Resources Ages 15 and up – CLICK HERE.

Below are updated Ontario Sailing Concussion Codes of Conduct. They have been adjusted to meet some new specifics of the legislation.

Ontario Sailing Concussion Code of Conduct – Athletes

Ontario Sailing Concussion Code of Conduct – Coaches



Avis de course

Amendment to Notice of Race-July 18

Parent/Guardian/Loco Parentis Declaration Word Document


Register as a Competitor

List of Competitors


Appendix S – 29er and 49er

Appendix S – 420 and Opti

Appendix S – Laser Radial 4.7

Amendments to Sailing Instructions

Support Team Regulations

Welcome Package and Site Map