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David Barr

It is with the greatest regret that the CORK Board of Directors shares the notice of the passing of David Barr.  David was a volunteer at CORK and a great friend of the sailing community! He will be missed by all.

BARR, David Fordyce – P Eng. RCN (Lt. ret’d)

July 12, 1936

It is with a great sense of loss and sadness that we announce the death of David Fordyce Barr, who braved the losses associated with Alzheimers without complaint. He was released from this cruel disease at Dundas Manor, Winchester, Ontario on April 2nd, 2022. David leaves his wife Penny and his children Nancy Mayer, Madge Barr and John Barr as well as his and his 8 grandchildren – David Mayer, Elizabeth Barr, Emily and Marc Fleck, Adrienne, Robert , Paul Gaudreault and Jack Barr. Predeceased by his parents Marjorie Poe and Gordon Barr, his respected Uncle Bob, RBFB, and his son-in-law Raymond Gaudreault. David was the great, great grandson of the Honourable Robert Baldwin, who with Louis laFontaine gave Canadians Responsible Government.

A Memorial Service will be held on June 18th/2022 at Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Riverside Heights at 12p.m. Followed by a reception at the Russell Manor, Morrisburg.”An Officer and a Gentleman”

Arrangements entrusted to the Byers Funeral Home, South Mountain, (613-989-3836). Online condolences may be made at

Community Building Fund Supports CORK’s Comeback

Community Building Fund Supports CORK’s Comeback

Kingston, ON – In 2021, CORK received a $50,000 grant from the Government of Ontario’s Community Building Fund – Operating stream. This grant, delivered over 6 months by the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF), has supported operating expenses, staff retention and volunteer engagement at CORK as the organization rebuilds from COVID-19.

Due to COVID, 2020 was the first year since 1969 that CORK was unable to host sailing events, resulting in a significant loss to the organization. The funding provided by OTF has been vital in rebuilding the organization for the future. With this support, CORK has continued to remain viable, maintaining operations, retaining staff, and completing plans for hosting events in 2022 and future years.

“This Community Building Fund grant will have a positive impact on CORK for years to come,” said CORK Executive Director Marianne Davis. “We believe we have made great strides in moving some key elements of our event delivery to various online platforms. We look forward to hosting events in the future in a much stronger position thanks to the support of the OTF.”

CORK has been hosting premier sailing regattas in Kingston at Portsmouth Olympic Harbour for over 50 years.  As an organization, we look forward to once again welcoming participants from around the world back to Kingston for training and to compete in this summer’s events. The planning for the upcoming season is well underway and CORK continues to explore future hosting opportunities for 2023, 2024 and 2025. The schedule can be found online at

The Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) is an agency of the Government of Ontario, and one of Canada’s leading granting foundations. Last year, nearly $112M was invested into 1,384 community projects and partnerships to build healthy and vibrant communities and strengthen the impact of Ontario’s non-profit sector. In 2020/21, OTF supported Ontario’s economic recovery by helping non-profit organizations rebuild and recover from the impacts of COVID-19. Visit to learn more.


CORK Olympic Classes Regatta and Sail Canada Senior Championships 49er & 49er FX 29er Canadian Championships

The CORK Olympic Classes Regatta and Sail Canada Senior Championships 49er & 49er FX and the 29er Canadian Championships are returning to CORK this summer.

July 21-24 2022

Registration is now open.

Notice of Race

Athlete and Coach Registration





CORK website:

CORK Regatta Office: (613)-545-1322


Address: Portsmouth Olympic Harbour 53 Yonge Street, Kingston, Ontario, Canada.




ILCA North American Championships return to CORK in 2022!

Photo Credit TSG Photo


The ILCA North American Championships are returning to CORK this summer

CORK is excited to welcome the top ILCA 4 , ILCA 6 , ILCA 7 athletes to Kingston.

Portsmouth Olympic Harbour

June 30-July 4th 2022

Details are here:

Notice of Race

Athlete and Coach Registration

The CORK Team




CORK website:

CORK Regatta Office: (613)-545-1322


Address: Portsmouth Olympic Harbour 53 Yonge Street, Kingston, Ontario, Canada.








Spring Training Opportunities

2022 Training opportunities

Sailwave Masterclass Virtual Seminars – 3 nights to choose from!

Wednesday, March 23rd 7-9pm Basic to Intermediate Skills

Wednesday, April 6th 7-9pm Advanced  Skills

Wednesday, April 13th 7-9pm Super Advanced Tips and Tricks

This training is FREE

Details and registration here:

Sailwave Seminar 2022


Training offered through Sail Canada

Seminars & Clinics


Voile Quebec

Interactive rules seminar about the new racing rules 2021-2024
March 16, 23, 30 and April 7

Several seminar will be organized in English with scenarios, once a week.
It’s better to participate to all seminar but not mandatory.


2022 English Session:

1: Wednesday March 16, 7pm
2: Wednesday March 23, 7pm
3: Wednesday March 30, 7pm
4: Wednesday April 6, 7pm

Seminars are open to everybody and free for all Sail Canada members (50$ for no members).
Session organized by Joe Jospe and David Pelling, international judge.

When you register you will be ask to select the date you want to participate.

More details >


Race Officer and Club Judge Training through Ontario Sailing: 

Register for these courses here: Ontario Sailing



Dates: Monday April 4, 2022, Tuesday April 5, 2022, Monday April 11, 2022 and Tuesday April 12, 2022 (7:00pm – 10:00pm ET) – Participants must attend ALL FOUR online sessions to complete this course.

COST: $28.25 (includes taxes)

This all-women event is designed for women who are currently Assistant Race Officers who want to advance and conduct races at the club level. This collaborative learning environment seeks to establish a space where women can come together to better their race management skills. Participants will have the opportunity to work with and learn from two female Sail Canada Race Management Instructors. In the sharing of ideas and experiences, participants will not only earn the required prerequisite to apply for CRO certification, they will be able to make lasting connections with other women in sailing.



Have you ever thought about becoming a sailing judge? This is your chance!
Ontario Sailing is offering a Club Judge Seminar and Assessment on Tuesday, March 22 and Thursday, March 24, 2022 from 7:00 – 9:30 EST.
The course will be offered online for a nominal fee and run by PCYC’s Katie Nicoll and ABYC’s Wendy Loat.
It’s a great way to learn the rules and start to understand just how a protest hearing is run and what you need to know.
Visit Ontario Sailing or Sail Canada to register.


Safe Sport training

Offered by the Coaching Association of Canada.  This program designed to educate and provide resources to create a safe and respectful environment for all participants.

This training is a requirement for all Sail Canada Officials.  This training is FREE and we will encourage all CORK volunteers to take the online module.  This will be a requirement for some CORK positions going forward.

You sign up by creating a “Locker account”

The safe sport module is on this page:

I takes around 60 mins to complete.

Maritime Radio course

VHF Radio Training

Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons offer the Restricted Operator’s Certificate (Maritime) with Digital Selective Calling by on-line self-study or in virtual classrooms with instructors. Squadrons across Canada offer the course.

Please visit

Peter French,


First Aid

Canadian Red Cross

St John Ambulance