Record numbers for the 2019 CORK Fall Regatta!
Kingston, ONT (September 23, 2019) – A record two hundred and sixty four athletes travelled to Kingston, Ontario, Canada to compete in the CORK Fall regatta this past weekend at Portsmouth Olympic Harbour. The weather forecast was predicting temperature in the 20s and good wind for the last weekend of summer. The final regatta of the year attracted many returning athletes, coaches, families and volunteers from across Ontario, Quebec and as far away as Nova Scotia, the United States and Mexico.
Saturday’s condition were sunny with light wind. The first day of racing was a great day for those lightest in all of the fleets.
Sunday morning the breeze came through Everyone was eager to get out on the race course as there were many opportunities on the leader board. 12 knots of breeze from the SSW that continued throughout the day with gusts in the higher teens. The sun popped out in the afternoon capping off the day with the heat and humidity of a typical summer day.
There was plenty of action out on the water over the two day regatta with 5 races for the Laser 4.7, Optimist and the Radial fleets, 6 races for both the c420 and Laser Standard fleet the 29ers knocked out 10 races and the 49er and 49er FX fleets finished the regatta with 12 races each. Fabulous freshwater conditions, Kingston sailing at its finest!
The final regatta of CORK’s 50th celebration year will be one to remember. Thank you to all of the participants for travelling to Kingston to compete.
Bravo Zulu to all of the CORK volunteers for your teamwork, dedication and excellence! You have much to be proud of for making CORK’s 50th a year to remember!
You are truly the best team!
1st Luke Ruitenberg RNSYS/SMSC
2nd Forrest Wachholz BARRIE YC
3rd Justin Norton BRITANNIA YC
1st Coralie Vittecoq POINT CLAIRE YC
2nd Mark Andrew Robin RSTLYC
3rd Matthew Wallace
4th Aethan Cubitt
5th Fergus Murdoch KYC
1st Cort Snyder LAUDERDALE YC
2nd Noah Adler RNSYS
3rd Jean Rene Kiekens Arana POINTE CLAIRE YC
1st Joe Marynowski & Andrew Sutcliffe OST
2nd Emma Sampson & Ekin Berktay PCYC/OST
3rd Christian Voyer & Luke Strickland NSC
The top Optimist White fleet
1st Eva Doucette BYC
2nd Brodie Sorensen
3rd Andres Noriega ABYC
The top Optimist Blue fleet
1st Thomas Desrochers PORT CREDIT YC
2nd Carlos Charabati POINTE CLAIRE YC
3rd Andrew Chisholm PORT CREDIT YC
The top Optimist Red fleet
1st Mats Braaten PCYC
2nd Mathieu Graham RSTLYC
3rd Owen Gormely PCYC
The top Optimist Girls
1st Lindsay Davies RCYC
2nd Piper Howell RCYC
3rd Loa Dinel RSTLYC / BLBC
The overall winners of the Optimist fleet
1st Thomas Desrochers PCYC
2nd Mats Braaten PCYC
3rd Mathieu Graham RSTLYC
4th Owen Gormely PCYC
5th Carlos Charabati POINTE CLAIRE YC
The final Optimist awards were presented by Canadian Optimist Dinghy Association. Congratulations to Thomas Desrochers representing Port Credit Yacht Club the 2019 winner of both the Ontario Provincial title & the Ontario Trillium trophy!
1st Thomas Staples & William StaplesRSTLYC
2nd Andreas Steinitz & Nathan Duffar-Calder BQYC/RSTLYC
3rd Hunter Hoy & Eric Omielan RSTLYC
1st Galen Richardson & Jake Adair RCYC / KYC
1st Georgia Lewin-Lafrance & Antonia Lewin-Lafrance RNSYS/CYC
We look forward to welcoming you all back to CORK again next year.
CORK’s 2020 schedule is now posted at www.cork.org