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The 49er and 49er FX Junior World Championships are coming to CORK in 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 website http://49er.org/event/2017-junior-world-championship/?event_id=12435

NA’s  Event Website http://49er.org/event/2017-north-american-championship/

Shipping  and charter boat information can be found at www.49er.org

All interested sailors should apply by submitting their application to JWC@49er.ca . Applications are due January 31, 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 www.cork.org

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

The Laser Canadian Championship is coming to CORK in 2017!

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The Laser Canadian Championship is coming to CORK in 2017!

CORK is pleased to announce that the 2017 Championships for the Laser Standard, Radial and 4.7 will be hosted by CORK  Aug 10-13, 2017.    This Canadian Championship event will be hosted by CORK in cooperation with the North American Laser Class Association.  The event will serve as an excellent warm up for athletes planning to compete at CORK International and Olympic Classes Regatta, Sail Canada Senior Championships.

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 www.cork.org

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

Fall CORK: Final Day

Congratulations to all competitors who raced this weekend!
 
Thank you to parents and coaches for getting everyone to Kingston to compete in the CORK Fall Regatta.
 
Thank you CORK Volunteers for making everything happen!

C420 Overall

1st Krauss/White BYC

2nd Newhouse/Millar OST/RHYC

3rd Kittson/Baird RSTLYC

 

29er Overall

1st Savard/Riel-Brockie RCYC

2nd Chiu/McCutcheon RCYC

3rd Richardson/Yale RCYC

 

FX Overall

1st Morgan/Boyd RSTLYC/KYC

2nd Millen/Ten hove RCYC/KYC

3rd Surrette/Timmins

 

One of our youngest sailors this weekend, top Optimist White Fleet Blake Conod KYC

 

Optimist Blue fleet

1st Thomas Staples RSTLYC

2nd Andreas Steinitz BQYC

3rd Jean-Rene Kiekens Arana RSTLYC

 

Optimist Red fleet

1st Spencer Leman RCYC

2nd Georgia Phillips RCYC

3rd Eric Omielan RSTLYC

 

Optimist Top Girls

1st Georgia Phillips RCYC

2nd Carling Davies RCYC

3rd Paige Kittson RSTLYC

 

Optimist Top Ontario Sailor Congratulations! Spencer Leman RCYC

 

Top Optimist overall

1st Spencer Leman RCYC

2nd Georgia Phillips RCYC

3rd Thomas Staples RSTLYC

4th Andreas Steinitz BQYC

5th Eric Omielan RSTLYC

 

Radial Overall

1st Maxime Amyot RSTLYC

2nd Michael Thomas RSTLYC

3rd Dale Whitmore RHYC

Top Female in the Radial fleet Claire Sears RNSYS

 

Laser Standard Overall

1st Robert Davis KYC/RCYC

2nd Nathan Dunn RNSYS

3rd Luke Ruitenberg RNSYS

 

Fall CORK: Day 1

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Overall results after Day 1:

Optimist

1st Georgia Phillips RCYC

2nd Thomas Staples RSTLYC

3rd Spencer Leman RCYC

 

29er

1st Savard/Riel-Brockie RCYC

2nd Chiu/McCutcheon RCYC

3rd Richardson/Yale RCYC

 

C420

1st Krauss/White BYC

2nd Newhouse/Millar OST/RHYC

3rd Kittson/Baird RSTLYC

 

Radial

1st Dale Whitmore RHYC

2nd William Staples RSTLYC

3rd Lea Degroseilliers RSTLYC

 

Laser Standard

1st Robert Davis KYC/RCYC

2nd Nathan Dunn RNSYS

3rd Justin Norton BYC

 

49er FX

1st Morgan/Boyd RSTLYC/KYC

2nd Millen/Ten hove RCYC/KYC

3rd Surrette/Timmins

BELOWDEX: Your Boat In The Palm of Your Hand In Real Time

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BELOWDEX is pleased to sponsor 2016’s CORK International Sailing Competitions. “We are looking forward to having front row seats to this action packed event, while introducing our recently launched Smartphone APP,” states company President Mark Marcelissen.

Developed and designed in Kingston, Ontario, BELOWDEX introduces the highly sought after “internet of things” concept into the world of personal watercraft and charter boating. Marcelissen remarks, “We were invited to showcase BELOWDEX at the 2016 International RFID JOURNAL LIVE Conference in Orlando, Florida, for its’ original concept and ease of use.” The Canadian Government is injecting 1.3 million dollars into safe boating initiatives by informing and verifying the boating public are well versed in the arena of responsible boating regulations. With minimal effort from the user, BELOWDEX aids in meeting and exceeding these requirements. Mark explains his inspiration for the time and money saving idea, “I looked at what we needed on our 31 ft. boat should we be boarded by authorities, or find ourselves in a precarious situation while out on the water. I started with the enforced safety list, and after lengthy conversations with members of Canadian Power and Sail, as well as U.S. Coastguard; a comprehensive list of over 40 items was compiled.  Personally, I didn’t want to spend the beginning of each cruise verifying that I had everything, or that I knew the exact location, or have to recheck the expiry dates. I looked at a way to use my Computing Engineering background to refine the process, making it faster, more precise, and to be absolutely honest, I wanted it to be fun!”

So how does it work? BELOWDEX provides rugged, compact, RFID tags that discretely adhere to items on a boat. Mark describes the process, “I simply step onto my boat, attach the handheld antenna to my Smartphone, launch the APP, and as I walk through the cabin BELOWDEX automatically generates a real time list as it locates, validates and ensures my boat is equipped to meet all safety standards in accordance with Transport Canada and US Marine Law.”

BELOWDEX is accurate in any Province or State – when you receive your BELOWDEX Antenna and initially launch the APP, it will prompt you for pertinent details such as province/state/boat size/colour/MMSI number. So each time you board your boat it automatically collates a list in accordance to your location. With RFID technology BELOWDEX then detects all equipment stored in cabinets and lockers without opening anything below deck! If a “validation failed” screen appears, it will indicate what is missing.  A neat feature, launch the “locate” option and the antenna will sound faster the closer you are to the item, even off the boat.

“I added a safety feature that saves a great deal of time – an automated “Float Plan.”

Before you leave shore the APP will prompt you to select your planned destination from a drop down menu, then enter the time you intend to arrive. It prompts you to enter the number of people onboard. A section allows you to make notes you feel necessary, like the route chosen, or passenger’s names. The very cool part is that the APP takes all the information you entered when you initially launched BELOWDEX (name/address/MMSI/boat make/colour/etc.) and emails all of this information to your emergency contact. Should you not arrive at your predicted location your personal contact will have all the answers to coastguard questions contained in the email, along with GPS coordinates.

BELOWDEX can also be customized. “Boaters can purchase additional RFID tag packages from us, then send a list of items they deem necessary for a good cruise and we will program the tags. So when they launch the APP, BELOWDEX will seek out their customized list as well,” explains Mark.

BELOWDEX is truly “your boat in the palm of your hand in real time”! BELOWDEX brings cruising into the 21st century.

Visit us during CORK competitions at the BELOWDEX booth in the Sail room and check out the demo online.  www.BELOWDEX.com

Good luck to all the competitors at 2016 CORK events!