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Congratulations to the CORK team!

2015 SC Regatta Management Award picture

The Chisholm Award for Excellence in Race Management was presented to the CORK/Sail Kingston team this past weekend at the 2015 Sail Canada Awards.
2015 was a remarkable year for CORK. Exceptional delivery of three Laser World Championships was a huge undertaking. The CORK team exceeded all expectations every day both on the water and ashore.
Congratulations to all of our volunteers this award is for you!

Sailing Shot pictures taken at the event–p199284

Ila Colborne

It is with the greatest regret that the CORK Board of Directors forwards this notice of the passing of Ila Colborne on Thursday this week.  Ila was an exceptional volunteer. She helped with results and registration and then when CORK was at a low ebb took over running the office – phone calls, email, coordination with book keeper … Just what was needed. She performed all these duties in a no-nonsense, straight forward and friendly manner. She almost never arrived at the office without a cup of Timmies for everyone she thought would be there. She will be greatly missed.


COLBORNE, Ailwen ‘Ila’ – Entered into rest on Thursday, January 28th, 2016 in her 82nd year at the Kingston General Hospital. Ila Colborne (née Jenkins) was predeceased by her parents Tom and Liz Jenkins and 2 brothers Del and Mike Jenkins. Mother of Fred Stephenson and his wife Karen and her beloved grandson Shaun. Aunt Ila to Greg, Marty, Gordy and Del Jr. Jenkins and to Michael, Pat, Megan, Paul and John Stephenson and the late Tanya. The family will hold a celebration of her life at a later date as was her request. As expressions of sympathy donations to the Napanee Humane Society would be appreciated by the family and may be placed through the PAUL G. PAYNE FUNERAL HOME, BOX 324 ODESSA, ON K0H 2H0 . Online condolences may placed at Payne Funeral Home

CORK Annual General Meeting – April 2, 2016

Members and volunteers are invited to attend the meeting.
Location: Kingston Yacht Club, 1 Maitland Street, Kingston. Time 13:00

Douglas Heath Award

Douglas Austin Heath was a long-time volunteer with the Canadian Olympic-training Regatta at Kingston (CORK), and his involvement with the regatta included long involvement on the Board of Directors and the Executive. His further volunteer efforts included daily visits to the office, intense involvement in class selection, supervision and
administration of Opening Ceremonies, Awards Ceremonies and Closing Ceremonies and long term developments.

Further details and list of recipients can be found here
Nominations can be emailed to the CORK office by February 15, 2016 –

Join the CORK TEAM by volunteering for the 2016 season!
The event calendar has been posted for all our August and September regattas and event planning is well underway. Information about tasks can be found here,

Please feel free to contact us if you have questions, via email to or via phone 613 545 1322 (the office is manned Tuesday and Wednesday in the winter months)

CORK wins National Award for hosting the Laser Worlds!

The CORK Team has been awarded the Chisholm Trophy for Excellence in Race Management by Sail Canada. Congratulations and thank you to the entire CORK TEAM!

2015 was an exceptional year in that CORK hosted 3 major World Championships, as well as 3 National Championships and one North American Championship. The feedback from participants has been overwhelmingly positive and we, the CORK TEAM are proud to continue the tradition of successfully hosting major events.

More on Sail Canada awards here