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