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Friends of CORK

Friends of CORK

In 1969, almost 50 years ago, CORK was born, and has been providing some of the best sailing events in Canada ever since.

Each year more than a thousand (1233 in 2017) youth and adult sailors participate at CORK events, representing clubs from Canada, the US, and around the world.

We have annual events like the CORK International Optimist Regatta, the CORK International Regatta, the Olympic Classes Regatta, National Sea Cadet Regatta, and Fall CORK, as well as a variety of additional Youth, Open, Masters, Canadian, North American, and World championships.   An average year has 25-30 full regatta days (sometimes with as many as four separate race courses running at the same time!).

Hundreds of volunteers donate their time and energy each year to registration, measurement, equipment, communications, ramps, race committee, safety, judging, and scoring activities.  More than 100 can be on site at a time, some starting at 8 and some not leaving until the last protest is heard!  Volunteers come from across Canada, from the United States, and even further afield.

A Canadian not-for-profit organization, CORK relies on sailor fees, volunteers, and a very few sponsorships.

Did you (or a child or grandchild) sail at CORK?  Do you have fond memories of volunteering at CORK?

Please consider joining the Friends of CORK by making a donation to help us run these great events.    Every dollar helps CORK keep its fees reasonable, helps volunteers with travel costs, and maintain the equipment needed to run these world-quality events.

Thank you for any help you can provide!

Board of Directors, CORK Sail Kingston

 

  • Friends of CORK will be listed on our website (if you’d prefer to be anonymous, please send us an email)
  • Donations of $25 or more will receive a tax receipt (deductible on Canadian income tax)
  • Donate online here by credit card (through a secure site at Wind Athletes Canada, a non-profit that helps support sailors and sailing organizations)
  • To donate by cheque, please print and complete the form you can find here (ensure you identify CORK as the program; return address is on the form)
  • If you need more information, or would like to talk to us about making provisions for a legacy donation, please reach us at sail@cork.org or 1-613-545-1322 and ask for Marianne or Kim.

 

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter @CORKKingston

CORK websitewww.cork.org

CORK Regatta Office: (613)-545-1322

Emailsail@cork.org

Address: 53 Yonge Street, Kingston Ontario

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fall Training Opportunities

CORK participants

Are you looking to update, re certify or add to your skills this fall?   We have several suggestions with locations across the country to get you started.   NOW is the time to register!

Club Judge Seminar  

November 26th Etobicoke Yacht Club

Register here at the  Ontario Sailing  website

 

First Aid

St John Ambulance

Is it time to re certify your first aid?    Would you like to take a first aid course?  Take a refresher CPR course?

 

Maritime Radio

The Canadian Power and Sail Squadron 

The Canadian Power and Sail Squadron is offering Maritime Radio courses across the country.

 

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter @CORKKingston

CORK websitewww.cork.org

CORK Regatta Office: (613)-545-1322

Emailsail@cork.org

Address: 53 Yonge Street, Kingston Ontario

The 2018 schedule is announced!

CORK is excited to announce the CORK 2018 schedule!

The 2018 schedule has two big changes for the 2018 season:

  1. CORK International the registration and check in day has been moved to Monday August 13th, with racing from Tuesday August 14th- Friday August 17th.

 

  1. The CORK Olympic Classes Regatta, Sail Canada Senior Championships event will have registration and check in on Friday Aug 17th with 4 days of racing from Saturday August 18th -Tuesday August 21st.

 

July 4-8 Viper North American Championship

  • Registration/check-in Wednesday July 4
  • 4 days of racing (Thursday-Sunday)

 

July 5-8 Laser Master Canadians

  • Registration/check-in Thursday July 5
  • 3 days of racing (Friday-Sunday)

 

August 9-12 CORK International Optimist Regatta

  • Registration/check-in Thursday Aug 9
  • 3 days of racing (Friday-Sunday)

 

August 13-17 CORK International,  29er North American Championships & i420 Canadian Championships

  • Registration/check-in Monday Aug 13
  • 4 days of racing (Tuesday-Friday)
  • The International 420, Club 420, 29er North American championships will all be open age events.
  • The Laser Radial with continue as a U19 event

 

August 17-21 CORK Olympic Classes Regatta, Sail Canada Senior Championships

  • Registration/check-in Friday August 17
  • 4 days of racing (Saturday-Tuesday)

 

August 21-24 National Sea Cadet Regatta

 

September 21-23 CORK Fall Regatta

  • Registration/check-in Friday September 21
  • 2 days of racing (Saturday and Sunday)

 

NOR’s will be posted in the coming months.  Visit the CORK website for competitor information, travel to the venue, accommodation, and other amenities in the City of Kingston.

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter @CORKKingston

CORK websitewww.cork.org

CORK Regatta Office: (613)-545-1322

Emailsail@cork.org

Address: 53 Yonge Street, Kingston Ontario

Day 2 Fall Regatta

240 athletes, 4 countries and several provinces competed at Portsmouth Olympic Harbour this past weekend.

The second day of the CORK Fall regatta and Ontario Championships continued to feel more like July with the humidex in the mid 30s.

weather today

The C 420, Laser and Radial fleets completed 3 races, the 49er FX and the 29ers completed 5 races as scheduled.  The i420’s and Optimists completed 2 races.

 

Overall Standings and the Ontario Sailing Champions:

Optimist

1 Niccolo Sangermano RCYC

2 Andreas Steinitz BQYC

3 Jean- Rene Kiekens Arana RSTLYC

 

 

Laser Radial

1 Dale Whitmore OST/ RHYC

2 Ian Doell OST /ABYC

3 Ryan Anderson RNSYC

 

 

Laser Standard

1 Liam Bruce OST /PCYC

2 Noah Collinson OST/ RCYC

3 Ross Murdoch KYC

 

 

i 420

1 Georgia Lewin LaFrance & Madeline Gillis RNSYS

2 Patrick Wilson & Ari Moffat KYC / RNSYS

3 David Frost & Antonia Lewin LaFrance RNSYS

 

c420

1 Gray Snyder & Jack Porter OST/OYS

2 Scott Leduc & Kyle Feeney OST

3 Thomas West & Josephine Erb  Sail Parry Sound

 

49er FX

1 Alexandra ten Hove & Mariah Millen KYC/RCYC

2 Arielle Morgan & Thomas Carlton RSTLYC

3 Katja Smutny & William MacDonald VBYC

 

29er

1 Samuel & William Bonin RCYC

2 Alec & Cameron Baird RSTLYC

3 Audrey Staples & Caterine Kunz RSTLYC

 

Extra special thank you to all of the volunteers out on the water and ashore who make events like this possible!  Hat’s off to the best team in sailing!

 

For more informationn

CORK website: www.cork.org

CORK Regatta Office: (613)-545-1322

Email: sail@cork.org

Address: 53 Yonge Street, Kingston Ontario

Day 1 CORK Fall Regatta

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

240 athletes, 4 countries and several provinces are competing at Portsmouth Olympic Harbour this weekend.

The first day of the fall regatta felt more like July with the humidex in low 30s.  Races were delayed in starting due to very light wind.  When the wind came it was champagne conditions: 8-12 knots throughout the afternoon.

weather today

The Optimist, C 420, Laser and Radial fleets completed 3 races as scheduled.  The i420’s completed 4 races, the 49er FX and the 29ers completed 5 races.

Extra special thank you to all of the volunteers out on the water and ashore who make events like this possible!

Hat’s off to the best team in sailing!

 

Standings after Day one:

Optimist

1 Niccolo Sangermano RCYC

2 Andreas Steinitz BQYC

3 Nicolas Boucher RSTLYC

 

Laser Radial

1 Ryan Anderson RNSYC

2 Dale Whitmore OST/ RHYC

3 Ian Doell OST /ABYC

 

Laser Standard

1 Forrest Wachholz OST/ BYC

2 Liam Bruce OST /PCYC

3 Noah Collinson OST/ RCYC

 

i 420

1 Lewin LaFrance & Gillis RNSYS

2 Wilson & Moffat KYC / RNSYS

3 Frost & Lewin LaFrance RNSYS

 

c420

1 Snyder & Porter OST/OYS

2 Leduc & Feeney OST

3 West & Erb  Sail Parry Sound

 

49er FX

1 ten Hove & Millen KYC/RCYC

2 Morgan & Carlton RSTLYC

3 Smutny & MacDonald VBYC

 

29er

1 Bonin & Bonin RCYC

2 Baird & Baird RSTLYC

3 Adair & Richardson KYC/RCYC

 

Extra special thank you to all of the volunteers out on the water and ashore who make events like this possible!  Hat’s off to the best team in sailing!

 

For more informationn

CORK website: www.cork.org

CORK Regatta Office: (613)-545-1322

Email: sail@cork.org

Address: 53 Yonge Street, Kingston Ontario