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CORK/Sail Kingston Annual General Meeting April 8th 2017/Assemblée générale annuelle de CORK/Sail Kingston sur le 8 avril

CORK/Sail Kingston Annual General Meeting April 8th 2017/Assemblée générale annuelle de CORK/Sail Kingston sur le 8 avril

CORK welcomes all sailing enthusiasts to attend the CORK/Sail Kingston Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Saturday April 8th at the Kingston Yacht Club (1 Maitland St).

There will be a social gathering/light lunch at 12:30, followed by the AGM which will start at 1300 hours.  The CORK Board looks forward to see you there!!

Please contact the CORK office for more information, and 613 545 1322

CORK accueille tous les passionnés de voile pour venir à l’Assemblée générale annuelle de CORK/Sail Kingston  le samedi 8 avril au Kingston Yacht Club (1 rue Maitland).

Il y aura un petit déjeuner/ social à 12:30, suivie par l’Assemblée générale annuelle qui débutera à 13 heures. Le Conseil d’administration de CORK aimerais vous y voir !

SVP, contacter CORK pour plus d’informations…, 613 545 1322

Registration now open for The 49er and 49er FX Junior World Championships

March 21, 2017

The 49er and 49er FX Junior World Championships are coming to CORK in 2017!

CORK is excited to work with the 49er Class Association once again in 2017.  CORK will kick off another great summer of racing here in Kingston with back to back championships starting with the 49er & 49er FX North American Championships (June 23-25.)  Next the Junior World Championships for the 49er and 49er FX,  this U23 event runs from June 29th-July 2nd.

JWC  Notice of Race

Register here

JWC website

NA’s Event Website

Shipping and charter boat information can be found at

Travel to the event with Air Canada.  The airline has offered a 10% discount to participants flying directly into Kingston (for this event includes Toronto and Montreal).  Please enter the  promotion code as listed per event below when booking your flight via Air Canada

  • 49er & 49er FX North American and Junior World Championships (June 23-25 & June 29-July 2). Code is TWKG8781   The travel period begins , June 20, 2017 and ends July 11, 2017.

CORK hosts annual events in August and September. The 2017 schedule is posted online.

Competitor information including details about travel to the venue, accommodation, and other amenities in the city of Kingston are available at

Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Twitter @CORKKingston

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International 420’s competing at CORK International this summer!

March 15, 2017

CORK is excited to announce that the I420 class will be added to the CORK International Regatta this year. The I420 is part of the World Sailing Youth Worlds and fleets are developing in the USA and Canada.

In the words of Agustin Ferrario, Head Race Coach for Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron / Canadian Sport Centre Atlantic.

“I believe the International 420 is a smart step for young Canadian sailors looking to take their double handed skills to the next level. With the increased interest on Youth Worlds and the 420 worlds coming next summer 2018, it only makes sense to support this opportunity for Canadians. CORK is the biggest youth event in Canada with a fantastic venue to host these fast & affordable boats which most of the world’s top sailors sailed and easily moved on to succeed in Olympic and big boat careers. “

More info about the International 420:

CORK International

August 13 – Check-in/Registration

August 14 – 17 – Racing

NOR will be posted to the CORK website shortly

Spring Training Opportunities

March 14, 2017

CORK participants

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

Results Training  

April 22nd & April 23rd (am) at Kingston Yacht Club join CORK’s Chief Scorer Christine Searle with the help of Peter van Muyden – an International Race Officer who has dedicated countless hours to perfecting his skills using Sailwave and to scoring regattas as per the Racing Rules of Sailing.  CORK is offering this training for free and all we ask is for a willingness to be a part of the CORK Scoring Team for one summer regatta (4-5 days).  In return, you gain a skill that you can use at your home club or take on the road to other events.  Register at

Race Officer Training Level 1 & 2

March 18 & 19th 2017 Kingston Yacht Club

March 25 & 26th 2017 Barrie Yacht Club

April 7 & 9th 2017 Royal St Lawrence Yacht Club

Maritime Radio

The Canadian Power and Sail Squadron 

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

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?

Alan Walker

February 22, 2017

It is with the greatest regret that the CORK Board of Directors forwards this notice of the passing of Alan Walker on February 14, 2017.

WALKER, Alan Donald – 1948-2017 Peacefully, after a brief stay at Kingston General Hospital, on February 14, 2017. Alan Walker, son of Muriel and (the late) Donald Walker, brother of (the late) David (Sharon) and Peter (Carol Kostashuk), uncle to Allison (Lee) Hartley. Alan was a passionate and dedicated teacher who, in his twenty-three year career of elementary education, inspired so many and gave so much of himself to his vocation. Both his larger-than-life personality and active involvement in the Kingston community ensured that he touched the lives of many. He was devoted to working with young people, and enriching their lives through education, sailing, and leadership. Alan believed that all youth should be able to learn with confidence, joy and imagination. He attained the rank of Commander in the Naval Reserve. A past Commanding Officer of HMCS Cataraqui, he devoted many evenings, weekends, holidays, and summers to running training exercises locally and aboard ships on both coasts. The Brigantine St. Lawrence II became a lifelong passion after he joined the senior crew in 1964. As a volunteer, he rose to be senior captain and operations manager, and gave decades of service as a member of the Board of Directors. He continued to volunteer until he attended his last brigantine board meeting a few weeks before he died. Alan served as Aide-de-Camp to four Ontario Lieutenant-Governors, from the Honourable John Black Aird through the Honourable Hillary Weston. He had a distinguished volunteer career with many organizations in the community and committees of council at City Hall. He served on the boards of the Marine Museum of the Great Lakes and the local branch of the Navy League of Canada. In 1996, Alan suffered a traumatic brain injury after being struck by a motor vehicle while riding his bicycle. Although seriously impaired, he continued to serve the community through countless hours of volunteer work at Providence Manor, Fairmount Home, and with organizations such as CORK and the Salvation Army Kettle Campaign. Alan’s injuries could never dampen his enthusiasm and devotion to the community he held so dear. Recognized many times for his civic service, Alan’s awards include the Queen’s Silver Jubilee Medal, the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal, the Canada 125 Medal, and the Canadian Forces Decoration with Bar. The family wishes to express gratitude to the many long-time friends who have helped Alan live his life to the fullest both before and after his injury. Special thanks are due to Dr. Pelletier and the dedicated team who have helped Alan continue living in his own home and carry on with his passion for serving others. A Celebration of Alan’s Life is being planned for the spring. Memorial donations may be made to Brigantine Inc. (St. Lawrence II).13147476