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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

Air Canada offers flight discount to Kingston/Air Canada offre un rabais pour voler à Kingston

February 15, 2017

For 2017, Air Canada has offered a 10% discount to participants flying directly into Kingston.  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 International Optimist Regatta (August 10-13).  The code is U8WT6YF1  The travel period begins August 3, 2017 and ends August 20, 2017.
  • Laser Canadian Championships (August 10-13).  The code is UBZNW2F1  The travel period begins August 3, 2017 and ends August 20, 2017.
  • CORK International (August 13-17) The code is UG2AUFG1  The travel period begins August 06, 2017 and ends August 24, 2017.
  • 29er North American Championships (August 13-17).  The code is UJEMJCY1  The travel period begins August 06, 2017 and ends August 24, 2017.
  • CORK Olympic Classes Regatta (OCR)- Sail Canada Senior Championships (August 18-23).  Code is UU8NXAU1  The travel period begins , August 11, 2017 and ends August 30, 2017.

Pour 2017, Air Canada a offert un rabais de 10% aux participants voler directement  à Kingston. Veuillez entrer les codes de promotions suivants lors de la réservation de votre vol par Air Canada.

  • Championnat du monde Juniors de 49er & 49er FX et Championnats d’Amérique du Nord 49er & 49er FX (23-25 juin et 29 juin-2 juillet)  La code est TWKG8781     La période de voyage admissible commence 20 juin 2017 et se termine 11 juillet 2017.
  • Régate Optimiste CORK (10-13 août).  La code est U8WT6YF1  La période de voyage admissible commence 3 août 2017 et termine 20 août 2017.
  • Championnat Canadien de Laser  (August 10-13).  La code est UBZNW2F1  La période de voyage admissible commence 3 août 2017 et termine 20 août 2017.
  • CORK International (14-17 août ). La code est  UG2AUFG1   La période de voyage admissible commence 6 août 2017 et termine 24 août 2017
  • Championnats d’Amérique du Nord 29er (13-17 août).  La code est UJEMJCY1  La période de voyage admissible commence 6 août 2017 et termine 24 août 2017
  • CORK Régate de Classes Olympic- Championnats seniors de Voile Canada ( 18-23 août).  La code est  UU8NXAU1    La période de voyage admissible commence 11 août 2017 et se termine 30 août 2017.

Volunteer Registration is now open!

February 8, 2017 

“I have been volunteering at CORK for years, it is the high point of my summer.”

Since 1969 CORK / Sail Kingston has hosted world-class international sailing events.  Offering the best fresh-water sailing in the world with excellent wind and wave conditions, Kingston was the host sailing venue for the 1976 Montreal Summer Olympics.  This summer over 1000 boats and 1500+ competitors will participate in a series of 2-5 day regattas (June through September).  Volunteering at CORK is fun and a great way to support the sport about which we are passionate!  Volunteer opportunities exist year-round, inside and outside, on the water and ashore, including:


·      Race Committee

·      Mark Boats

·      Safety Boats


.      Boat Maintenance

·      Race Results  (SAILWAVE and Results input training available)

·      Administration/Registration/Hospitality

·      Radio Communications

·      Boat launch and retrieval

2017 Summer Event Schedule


No experience necessary.  Little to Moderate physical activity.

First time volunteer?

Please register at the CORK web-site (

Previous volunteer?

Log-in ( and sign-up for the dates you are available.


Contact the CORK Office.  Email –   Phone – 613 545-1322

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

January 31, 2017

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

Olson 30 North American Championship July 21-23rd

January 25, 2017

CORK is excited to announce that the Olson 30 North American Championships are coming to Kingston in 2017! This North American championship will be hosted by CORK in cooperation with the Olson 30 class.  The regatta runs from  July 21-23th at Portsmouth Olympic Harbour.

Updates will be posted on the CORK website as they become available.  Visit  for competitor information, travel to the venue, accommodation, and other amenities in the City of Kingston.

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

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

For more information:

CORK website:

CORK Regatta Office: (613)-545-1322


Address: 53 Yonge Street, Kingston Ontario

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