August 2, 2023
Three skiff classes – 29ers, 505s and VX Ones – were treated to warm freshwater and dependable winds that CORK has become known for.
Over four days the Canadian Champions in the 29er class was settled after 15 races in a wind range of conditions. Taking top spots were:
1st place: Johanna Pickart & Rebecca Driscol;
2nd: Henry Sims & Ethan Thompson;
3rd: Hailey Nichols & Kat Lowe
Arriving for their Canadian championships, a two-day regatta, were the well-established 505 class along with a newer skiff class – VX Ones. The racers, wind, and weather came together over eight races.
With only one point separating 1st and 2nd, Alex Bowdler & John Ingalls triumphed over David Kirkpatrick & Sol Marini. In third spot was Peter Scanlan & John Dunlea. Top Canadian crew were perennial class leaders, Jeff Boyd and Martin ten Hove.
“CORK has always been about more than just racing; it’s a celebration of the sport and the love for sailing,” said George Jackson, the event chair for Skiff Week. “We are thrilled to welcome sailors from near and far to experience the unique blend of competition, camaraderie, and natural beauty that Kingston has to offer.”
Canadian Olympic Regatta Kingston (CORK) is a premier sailboat racing event organizer based out of Portsmouth Olympic Harbour. With a legacy of excellence in race management and a commitment to providing top facilities, CORK continues to be a favorite destination for racers and classes from around the world.