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Notice of Race CORK 2018/Avis de Course CORK 2018

The new year is here and it is time to get ready for racing this summer!

Please check out the notices of race for 2018 CORK Regattas 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!


La nouvelle année est arrivée et le temps est venu de planifier vos courses de voile cet été!

S’il vous plaît, jetez un coup d’œil sur les avis de course de nos nombreuses régates prévues au Port Olympique de Portsmouth (Cork) cet été! Vous pouvez déjà vous inscrire comme participant ou comme bénévole.

Joignez-vous à nous!



Thank you for the photo

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CORK Regatta Office: (613)-545-1322

Address: 53 Yonge Street, Kingston Ontario

Congratulations to Ross Cameron!



Congratulations to longtime CORK volunteer Ross Cameron!

Ross will be inducted into the Kingston and District Sports Hall of Fame on May 4th 2018.


Thank you for the photo

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CORK Regatta Office: (613)-545-1322

Address: 53 Yonge Street, Kingston Ontario


Registration now open for the Viper 640 North American Championships



The Viper 640 North American Championships are coming to CORK in 2018!

CORK is excited to work with the Viper 640 class Association and Kingston Yacht Club once again in 2018!   The action begins on July 4th and continues until July 8th.

For further details follow the links below:

Viper 640 NA’s  Notice of Race

Register here

Viper 640 NA’s event website

CORK hosts annual events in August and September. The complete 2018 schedule is now posted online.

Competitor information including details about travel to the venue, accommodation, and other amenities in the city of Kingston are available at:


Visit Kingston


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Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays to CORK Volunteers, Participants and Coaches.


The CORK Board and Staff wish you all a happy and safe holiday season.

What a season! Who can forget the weather with record breaking high water levels and the rain at the beginning of the season?  Topping off the season with the humidex in the 30’s Fall Regatta must have been one of the hottest ever!

We welcomed the world to Kingston again and delivered the world class events that were expected.

Volunteers, thank you for helping us make 2017 a huge success!  A total of 453 volunteer positions contributed over 12,000 volunteer hours.  YOUR knowledge, hard work and dedication made the 2017 season one to remember.

Participants and coaches, thank you for choosing CORK!  You impress us with your skills and hard work and make running regattas fun for the entire CORK team! We look forward to hosting another exciting regatta season for you in 2018.

Some feedback we received:

“CORK is an amazing group of people, providing an amazing experience for competitors and volunteers alike”

“On behalf of the Canadian and International 49er Classes, I want to extend a sincere and heartfelt thank you to all the volunteers that made our events this summer an overwhelming success. You, the volunteers, put in long hours of your own time to help us maximize our time on the water to sail meaningful championships. Without your help, we could not have had such great events. We want to recognize each and every one of you for your efforts. We truly appreciate your time and hope to work together in the future. Thank you so much Kingston!”

“we would like to thank you and your team for a great regatta again.  Our team of 13 sailors from the USA and Canada enjoyed their time racing and their time off the water meeting new friends….congratulations on a successful regatta and we look forward to returning next year.”

Season’s Greetings!   We wish you all the best in 2018!

The CORK Board and Staff



The 2018 Event Schedule is online

Look for the NOR’s in the new year.


Thank you for the many fabulous photos in 2017!


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CORK Regatta Office: (613)-545-1322

Address: 53 Yonge Street, Kingston Ontario


Friends of CORK

Friends of CORK

In 1969, almost 50 years ago, CORK was born, and has been providing some of the best sailing events in Canada ever since.

Each year more than a thousand (1233 in 2017) youth and adult sailors participate at CORK events, representing clubs from Canada, the US, and around the world.

We have annual events like the CORK International Optimist Regatta, the CORK International Regatta, the Olympic Classes Regatta, National Sea Cadet Regatta, and Fall CORK, as well as a variety of additional Youth, Open, Masters, Canadian, North American, and World championships.   An average year has 25-30 full regatta days (sometimes with as many as four separate race courses running at the same time!).

Hundreds of volunteers donate their time and energy each year to registration, measurement, equipment, communications, ramps, race committee, safety, judging, and scoring activities.  More than 100 can be on site at a time, some starting at 8 and some not leaving until the last protest is heard!  Volunteers come from across Canada, from the United States, and even further afield.

A Canadian not-for-profit organization, CORK relies on sailor fees, volunteers, and a very few sponsorships.

Did you (or a child or grandchild) sail at CORK?  Do you have fond memories of volunteering at CORK?

Please consider joining the Friends of CORK by making a donation to help us run these great events.    Every dollar helps CORK keep its fees reasonable, helps volunteers with travel costs, and maintain the equipment needed to run these world-quality events.

Thank you for any help you can provide!

Board of Directors, CORK Sail Kingston


  • Friends of CORK will be listed on our website (if you’d prefer to be anonymous, please send us an email)
  • Donations of $25 or more will receive a tax receipt (deductible on Canadian income tax)
  • Donate online here by credit card (through a secure site at Wind Athletes Canada, a non-profit that helps support sailors and sailing organizations)
  • To donate by cheque, please print and complete the form you can find here (ensure you identify CORK as the program; return address is on the form)
  • If you need more information, or would like to talk to us about making provisions for a legacy donation, please reach us at or 1-613-545-1322 and ask for Marianne or Kim.


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CORK Regatta Office: (613)-545-1322

Address: 53 Yonge Street, Kingston Ontario