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ATTENTION ATHLETES: AUGUST CORK EVENTS EARLY BIRD DEADLINE REMINDER / ATTENTION ATHLÈTES: RAPPEL DE L’INSCRIPTION AVANCÉ POUR LES ÉVÉNEMENTS DE CORK EN AOÛT

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This is a reminder that the early bird deadline for all of our August events is Sunday, July 31st. Prices will increase on August 1st, so make sure you finish registering and complete payment early.

The events are:

August 11-14: CORK International Optimist Regatta & CORK International Board Regatta

August 14-18: CORK International Regatta, Sail Canada Youth Championships & the 29er North American Championships

August 19-24: CORK Olympic Classes Regatta, Sail Canada Senior Championships

August 19-23 Finn Eastern Championships

For registration and payment, go to http://www.cork.org/event-information/ and select your event.

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


Ceci est un rappel que la dernière journée pour le prix basse d’inscription est le Dimanche, 31 Juillet. Les prix monterez le 1er Août, alors inscrivez-vous et payez de bonne heure.

Les événements sont:

11-14 Août: Régate International Optimist de CORK & Régate International des Planches de CORK

14-18 Août: Régate International de CORK, Championnats Jeunesse de Voile Canada & les Championnats Nord-Américaine de 29er

19-24 Août: Régate de Classes Olympique, Championnat Senior de Voile Canada

19-23: Championnats Est de Finn

Pour enregistrer et payer, visite http://www.cork.org/event-information/ et choisi votre événement.

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For more information/ Pour plus d’information

CORK website: www.cork.org

CORK Regatta Office: (613)-545-1322

Email: media@cork.org

Address: 53 Yonge Street, Kingston Ontario

Etchells Canadians & Olson 30 North Americans: Day 3

 

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Sunday July 24, 2016 – Kingston

Etchells Canadians & Olson 30 North Americans: Day 3

This weekend CORK is hosting boats from Canada and the US at the Etchells Canadian and Olson 30 North American Championships.  We had a hot and sunny start again today. Wind was 6  Knots E at launch, and shifted to 9 Knots from the ESE by the first gun.

The final day of racing saw two races for each fleet, rounding up the weekend and declaring champions.

In the Etchells fleet the final results had 3rd place Allan Leibel and the crew of Rain from NYC, 2nd Mark Fleckenstein and the crew of Zehn from SSC, and the 2016 Etchells Canadian champions are Dirk Kneulman and the crew from Skanky Gene from RCYC.

The Olson 30 course results had in 3rd place Mike Hull and the crew of Ritalin from KYC, 2nd place Ben Rotteveel and the crew of Investors Group from CBYC, and the 2016 overall Olson 30 North American champions and winner of the George Olson Memorial trophy are Bruce Rand and the crew if “O” Naturel from CBYC.

Thank you to all of our sponsors and supporters, CORK volunteers, and all of the athletes for an amazing weekend of competition.
Event Photographer www.sailingshot.com

Results at www.cork.org

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

For more information 

CORK websitewww.cork.org
CORK Regatta Office: (613)-545-1322
Emailmedia@cork.org
Address: 53 Yonge Street, Kingston Ontario

 

Etchells Canadians & Olson 30 North Americans: Day 2

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This weekend CORK is hosting boats from Canada the US and New Zealand at the Etchells Canadian and Olson 30 North American Championships.  We had a hot and sunny start again today. Wind was 10 Knots WNW at launch, and shifted to 9 Knots from the SW by the first gun, and continued to shift throughout the afternoon. The wind shifted to NW for the final race of the day.

 

The Etchells fleet completed 4 course races today.  Overall standings are as follows Allan Leibel (NYC) in 3rd,  Mark Fleckenstein (SSC) in 2nd and leading the fleet is Dirk Kneulman (RCYC).

 

In the Olson 30 fleet The distance race started at 11:42 this morning and the first boat finished at 2:55pm Distance race standings were Michael Hull (KYC) in 3rd,  Thomas Bolland (BYC) in 2nd and Ben Rotteveel in 1st.  There was a big wind shift  in the last 300 meters to the N for the last three boats to finish.   Overall standings at the end of race day see Michael Hull  (KYC) move up into 3rd place with Rotteveel (CBYC) and Bruce Rand (CBYC) tied at the top

 

Tomorrow’s racing will start at 10:00 am, with the both fleets course racing.
Event Photographer www.sailingshot.com

 

Results at www.cork.org

 

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

For more information 

CORK websitewww.cork.org
CORK Regatta Office: (613)-545-1322
Emailmedia@cork.org
Address: 53 Yonge Street, Kingston Ontario

Etchells Canadians & Olson 30 North Americans: Day 1

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Friday July 22nd  2016 – Kingston

Etchells Canadians & Olson 30 North Americans: Day 1

 

This weekend CORK is hosting boats from Canada the US and New Zealand at the Etchells Canadian and Olson 30 North American Championships.  We had a hot and sunny start to the day with 29˚C temperature. Wind was 13 Knots WSW at launch, but increased to 20 Knots by the first gun, and stayed steady throughout the afternoon. The wind shifted to W for the final race of the day.

 

In the Etchells fleet overall standings are Jerry Wendt on Northern Etchells (NYC) in 3rd,  Mark Fleckenstein on Zehn (SSC) in 2nd and leading the fleet is Dirk Kneulman on Skanky Gene (RCYC).

 

In the Olson 30 fleet overall standings are Scot Laughton on Boom (APSC) in 3rd,  Ben Rotteveel on Investors Group (CBYC) and leading the fleet is Bruce Rand (Odessa)

 

Tomorrow’s racing will start at 11:00 am, with the Etchells fleet course racing and the Olson 30 fleet competing in a long distance race.
Event Photographer www.sailingshot.com @sailingshot

 

Results at www.cork.org

 

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

For more information 

CORK websitewww.cork.org
CORK Regatta Office: (613)-545-1322
Emailmedia@cork.org
Address: 53 Yonge Street, Kingston Ontario

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

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BELOWDEX is pleased to sponsor The Internet Cafe for 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 Internet Cafe and check out the demo online.  www.BELOWDEX.com

Good luck to all the competitors at 2016 CORK events!