First time at CORK Antonia Lewin-LaFrance

(Story submitted by Antonia Lewin-LaFrance) CORK is wonderful, so I’m really happy to share my first experience: My first CORK was in 2012. I was 15, sailing club 420 (as skipper, my crew was Taylor Shaw) for the Squadron team under the infamous Federico Lopez....

Ali ten Hove first time at CORK

(photo and story submitted by Ali ten Hove) I grew up in the amazing sailing community of Kingston which provided me with the rich experience of world-class sailing right in my own backyard. CORK was the highlight event every summer that I would look forward to and...

Martin Rheaume first time at CORK

          (photo and story submitted by Martin Rheaume) My first time at CORK was quite an eye opener as I had only 4 years experience as a sailor. I came to CORK in 2003 with 5 others members of SailRA (now merged with Ottawa New Edinburgh...

Gary Jobson-First time at CORK

    (photo and story submitted by Gary Jobson) (photo from 1971.  I am standing behind my Finn with all the weight jackets I used to wear)         In 1971, at the age of 21, I drove my 1965 Pontiac with a borrowed Finn on a trailer to...

Robert Vagners-First time at CORK, CORK Fall Regatta 2012

(story and photo submitted by Robert Vagners) I volunteered to be the parent, chaperone and driver for 4 new sailors from QCYC participating in their first Fall CORK in 2012. It was also my first as a volunteer. The drive to Kingston from Toronto was uneventful,...

Robert Woodbury-First time at CORK

  (photos and story submitted by Robert Woodbury) I first attended CORK as an athlete in the OK Dinghy class in 1971. Jim Beckett sailed in that fleet as well if I remember correctly.  There were 56 boats (I might have these numbers a bit wrong). Four did not...