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2020 J/22 North American Championships are cancelled

The safety and well-being of participants, volunteers, staff, visitors and community at large continues to be top priority for the CORK Board of Directors and the North American J/22 class.  As a result, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 J/22 North American Championships.  This event was originally scheduled for August 6-9th 2020 at Portsmouth Olympic Harbour in Kingston, Ontario, Canada.

“It was important to the organizing group that we would be able to offer competitors an event complete, memorable and worthy of a North American Championship title,” said Trevor Collins, J/22 Canadian Class President. “We hope all J/22 sailors get on the water soon, and we look forward to inviting you all back to CORK in the near future.”

The CORK leadership continues to closely monitor all developments related to COVID-19.  CORK will continue to prepare for events scheduled later in the 2020 season following the necessary measures recommended by the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC), provincial and municipal health authorities and Sail Canada.  The CORK leadership remains engaged with the City of Kingston and the local health authority to develop a plan on how events might be conducted as restrictions are eased.   Decisions to host each event in 2020 will be made not later than 45 days ahead of the scheduled start date.

Our wish is for everyone to continue to stay safe, practice physical distancing and follow the guidelines and recommendations of your local government.

Thank you for your understanding and support during this difficult time.

The CORK Board

Sailors for the Sea, Exemplary Green Boater: Tom Stalder

Actions speak louder than words! Today we celebrate CORK volunteer, Exemplary Green Boater: Tom Stalder!

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Exemplary Green Boater: Tom Stalder

By Virginia Tippie & John Butler, Co-Chairs, EYC Environmental Committee

Green Boaters are part of a leading community of ocean conservationists that are taking action in their local communities and globally to address pressing ocean health issues.

Tom Stalder is an example of a Green Boater who is truly making a difference. Through his leadership and actions, he has inspired many sailors and boaters to become environmentally responsible.

Tom Stalder has been an integral part of the Eastport Yacht Club (EYC) Race Committee and Environmental Committee for many years and is the current chair of the Naval Academy Sailing Squadron Race Committee. As a member of both the EYC Race Committee and Environmental Committee, Tom is a key player in making sure that all EYC regattas are Clean Regattas, helping to implement best practices both on the water and on the shore. He has been instrumental in ensuring that each Race Committee volunteer uses a refillable water bottle at the 3-gallon water station with a pump that he established for every committee boat. He also encourages regatta competitors to do the same and reminds them to manage their waste. In addition, Tom and Trudy, his wife, have frequently served as environmental volunteers during regatta parties, manning the compost and recycling centers and educating individuals about Sailors for the Sea Powered by Oceana and the best practices that make up the framework of the Clean Regattas program. His commitment to encouraging Clean Regatta sustainability initiatives has been extended to the Naval Academy where the midshipmen now faithfully use refillable water bottles and implement effective waste management practices.

In addition to his significant contribution to Clean Regatta efforts, Tom has become a tireless volunteer for several other EYC Environmental Committee efforts from the oyster restoration program to the youth environmental education program. He helped make the concrete triangles which get impregnated with oyster spat and then donned diving equipment to plant the spat covered triangles on underwater shelves, creating a living oyster wave wall that protects the marina. Tom is part of the team that tests the water quality at the marina and maintains the EYC monitoring equipment. He has served as the dock coordinator and as a boat captain for the annual “Kids on the Creek” day with Spa Creek Conservancy where a fleet of captained boats take Annapolis children out for a free boat ride to learn about bay stewardship.

Tom Stalder’s actions speak louder than words. He is truly a Sailor for the Sea.

Join the community of Green Boaters

You can take action to save our oceans by joining our Green Boating community today. By becoming a Green Boater, you will be provided with the latest information and resources on sustainable boating practices and opportunities to act on critical policy issues that are needed to combat plastic pollution, prevent habitat destruction, source responsible seafood and limit overfishing.

Happy New Year from the CORK team!










Happy New Year from the CORK team

The CORK Board and Staff wish you and your family a happy and healthy new year.

We would also like to take this opportunity to thank all of our dedicated volunteers who helped make our 50th season a huge success!  Their knowledge, hard work and commitment made the 2019 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 2020 CORK Events!

2020 Event Schedule is online

We wish you all the best in 2020!


For more information

CORK website:

CORK Regatta Office: (613)-545-1322


Address: Portsmouth Olympic Harbour 53 Yonge Street, Kingston Ontario




The 49er and 49er FX Junior World Championships are coming to CORK in 2017!

The 49er and 49er FX Junior World Championships are coming to CORK in 2017!

CORK is excited to work with the 49er Class Association once again in 2017.  CORK will kick off another great summer of racing here in Kingston with back to back championships starting with the 49er & 49er FX North American Championships (June 23-25.)  Next the Junior World Championships for the 49er and 49er FX,  this U23 event runs from June 29th-July 2nd.

JWC website

NA’s  Event Website

Shipping  and charter boat information can be found at

All interested sailors should apply by submitting their application to . Applications are due January 31, 2017.

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

The Laser Canadian Championship is coming to CORK in 2017!


The Laser Canadian Championship is coming to CORK in 2017!

CORK is pleased to announce that the 2017 Championships for the Laser Standard, Radial and 4.7 will be hosted by CORK  Aug 10-13, 2017.    This Canadian Championship event will be hosted by CORK in cooperation with the North American Laser Class Association.  The event will serve as an excellent warm up for athletes planning to compete at CORK International and Olympic Classes Regatta, Sail Canada Senior Championships.

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