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Etchells Canadians are coming to CORK!

January 25, 2017

CORK is excited to announce that the Etchells Canadians are coming to Kingston in 2017! This Canadian championship will be hosted by CORK in cooperation with the Etchells 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.

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Holiday Greetings from CORK

December 13, 2016

The CORK Board and Staff wish you and your family a happy and safe holiday season. We would also like to take this opportunity to thank all of our dedicated volunteers who helped make 2016 a huge success!  A total of 300 volunteers contributed over 12 000 volunteer hours.  Their knowledge, hard work and commitment made the 2016 season one to remember.

 We look forward to seeing you out on the water again next year!  Join our team or compete in one of the 2017 CORK Events!

 2017 Event Schedule is online

 Season’s Greetings!   We wish you all the best in 2017!

Training Opportunities

November 30, 2016

CORK participants

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

  1. The Canadian Power and Sail Squadron:  Maritime Radio

The local Canadian Power and Sail Squadron is offering three Maritime Radio courses in the new year.

January 21, March 11th and April 29th.  Registration details here:


  1. St John Ambulance: First Aid

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

The Kingston branch is offering Emergency First Aid courses January 9th , January 28th and February 3rd.


  1. Race Officer Training Level 1 & 2

Visit the Ontario Sailing website for further details on these two spring courses:

March 4 & 5th 2017 Sarnia Yacht Club

March 25 & 26th 2017 Barrie Yacht Club

Kingston Penitentiary/ Portsmouth Olympic Harbour Visioning Exercise

November 22, 2016

CORK Participants,

As many of you may know, a “visioning exercise” (public consultation) on the future of the Kingston Penitentiary (KP), the waterlot of Olympic Harbour and the building from which CORK operates today (POH) has been launched by the City of Kingston and the federal government.  Consultants (The Planning Partnership) have been hired to conduct this exercise.  A City webpage ( summarizes what has been done so far.

I want to direct your attention to that webpage where you will see that the consultants have come up with four “explorations” or sketches on how these properties might be developed.  Until 28 November, they are inviting public comment, particularly by completing the single question survey on that webpage.

The CORK leadership has been very much involved in this exercise since it started.  Despite that, we feel that only one or two of the four sketches as presented would allow the continued existence of CORK.  We have sent the consultants a modified version of each exploration that would support CORK, with explanatory notes and a document that attempts to present a CORK view of the future and our primary requirements.  All of that is attached.

While there is no commitment to implement the results of this exercise, we feel it is essential that there be sufficient provision for CORK as thinking hardens and decisions are eventually made.  We need to be heard!  Please review the documents attached here and the webpage, then complete the survey question, particularly the comments box.  Ideally, we would like to see that your comments support the position we have already submitted.

Thank you for your support.

Jamie Fraser

Board Chair

Explorations 1 to 4

Comments on Explorations

CORK Vision

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The 29er North American and Canadian Championships return to CORK in 2017!

November 9, 2016

The 29er North American and Canadian Championships return to CORK in 2017!

CORK is excited to work with the 29er Class Association once again in 2017.  CORK will kick off another great summer of racing here in Kingston with the 29er Canadians (June 23-25.)

The 29er North American Championships will run as part of CORK International from Aug 13-17th.

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