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Don and Liz MacIntyre receive the Douglas A. Heath Volunteer Award

Liz and Don MacIntyre

(Nigel Heath on left, Liz and Don MacIntyre in middle, Pat Lymburner on right)

At the CORK Annual General Meeting (AGM) held this past weekend at the Kingston Yacht Club, Liz and Don MacIntyre’s volunteer work was celebrated and recognized with the Douglas A.Heath Award.

Douglas Austin Heath was a long time volunteer with the CORK regatta. His involvement included being on the Board of Directors and Executive, administration of Opening and Closing Ceremonies, long term developments and much more. In his honour, the Douglas A Heath Award is presented annually –when appropriate- at CORK. In deciding upon a recipient, the Award selection committee considers a volunteer’s involvement, level of commitment, type of contribution and length of involvement. It is intended that the involvement be of a quality comparable to that of Douglas A. Heath.

Don and Liz MacIntyre have given a tremendous amount of their time and energy to the sport of sailing. Don was  instrumental in getting the Toronto area Clubs and Race Officials to come to CORK and for many years the Sarah Ashbridge and a mark boat were brought to Kingston to help with the event. They have become fixtures at CORK in a variety of roles from judging to recording finishes to being the RO for many of CORKs championships and the Jury Secretary. Their unwavering support for CORK during the off season has brought many new faces to Kingston. Their support is recognized by the presentation of the Douglas Heath Award, the highest honour CORK can bestow, as testament to their continuing support and service to CORK.

We congratulate Liz and Don for their tremendous contributions!



Race Management training in Kingston – April 9 and 10

HURRY NOW! Registrations are about to close.

Ontario Sailing has approved a Race Management Training Seminar to be held at Kingston Yacht Club, 1 Maitland Street, Kingston on the weekend of Saturday April 9 and Sunday April 10 2016. To meet the minimum requirements for an effective course a few more registrations are required. Please register before the end of Tuesday April 5th 2016 so a decision can be made.

The course will present the materials for participants to qualify as an Assistant Race Officer (Level 1), plus the Study Material that is a pre-requisite for qualifying as a Club Race Officer (Level 2).  For details on the full definitions, please refer to the Race Officer information located on the Ontario Sailing website at: Ontario Sailing Race Officer Information.

Attendees should plan to be at the seminar beginning at 9 AM each day, and ending no later than 5 PM.  To register for the courses, please go to the Ontario Sailing website at: Ontario Sailing Race Management Seminars. If you have any questions, call Krystal at Ontario Sailing 1 905 52 7245, ext 221. Course Check-In Desk at the course opens at 8:30 AM.

CORK/Sail Kingston Annual General Meeting April 2nd 2016/Assemblée générale annuelle de CORK/Sail Kingston sur le 2 avril

CORK welcomes all sailing enthusiasts to attend the CORK/Sail Kingston Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Saturday April 2nd at the Kingston Yacht Club (1 Maitland St).

There will be a social gathering/light lunch at 12 noon, 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 2 avril au Kingston Yacht Club (1 rue Maitland).

Il y aura un petit déjeuner/ social à 12:00, 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

Notice of Race CORK 2016/Avis de Course CORK 2016

Spring is almost here and it is time to get ready for racing this summer!

Please check out the draft notices of race for 2016 CORK Regattas and the J/22 World Championships being hosted out of Portsmouth Olympic Harbour this summer via the CORK Event Page.  At this time you can also register as a competitor or volunteer.

Come join in the fun!

Notices of Race are available via:

  •  CORK International Optimist Regatta August 11-14th
  •  CORK International & Sail Canada Youth Championships August 14-18th
  • 29er North American Championship August 14-18th
  • Olympic Classes Regatta & Sail Canada Senior Championships August 19-24
  • Finn Eastern Championship August 20-23
  • J/22 World Championship August 19-25


Le printemps est presque là et il est temps de se préparer pour la course cet été!

Se il vous plaît vérifier les préliminaires d’avis de cours des nombreuses régates de CORK et les Championnats du J/22 qui sont prévues pour le port Olympique do Portsmouth cette été! A ce moment vous pouvez également vous inscrire comme  concurrent ou un bénévole .

Vous pouvez aller directement aux avis de cours par:


The Etchells Canadians are coming to CORK

CORK is excited to announce that the Etchells Canadians are coming to Kingston in 2016! This Canadian championship will be hosted by CORK in cooperation with the Etchells class.  The regatta runs from July 22-24th 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 2016 schedule is now posted online.

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

CORK website:

CORK Regatta Office: (613)-545-1322


Address: 53 Yonge Street, Kingston Ontario