(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, pulling a trailered 420 with out a license plate. I was awestruck at how quickly the grass filled with sailboats from all across North America with sailors of all ages.
The learning opportunities, camaraderie and friendships between all of us volunteers on the water made the weekend fun and inspiring.
Watching the Albacores slice thru waves created by 27 knot winds was beautiful and watching my son and his crew float across the finish line hanging on to their 420 is etched in my mind ( photo attached of how it happened ).
They commented that going back to the usual 0-5 knots was going to be difficult.
I truly hope that Portsmouth Olympic Harbour and CORK will continue for generations to come, it is a valuable asset to our sailing community.
Wishing you well during this crazy time,
Thank you for sharing your story with us Robert!
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CORK website: www.cork.org
CORK Regatta Office: (613)-545-1322
Address: Portsmouth Olympic Harbour 53 Yonge Street, Kingston, Ontario, Canada.