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! 


Overall Standings:

Laser Standard

1st Luke Ruitenberg RNSYS/SMSC

2nd Forrest Wachholz BARRIE YC

3rd Justin Norton BRITANNIA YC


Laser Radial

1st Coralie Vittecoq POINT CLAIRE YC

2nd Mark Andrew Robin RSTLYC

3rd Matthew Wallace

4th Aethan Cubitt

5th Fergus Murdoch KYC


Laser 4.7

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

49er FX

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