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Kingston to host two Sailing World Championships this summer

Canadian Olympic-training Regatta Kingston (CORK) is set to host two sailing World Championships this summer. The ILCA Laser Radial Youth Worlds will take place Wednesday, July 24, 2019 to Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at Portsmouth Olympic Harbour. The ILCA Laser 4.7 Youth Worlds will be happening Friday, August 16, 2019

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CORK celebrates 50th anniversary of bringing the world to Kingston for sailing

With Kingston being known as the fresh water sailing capital of the world, it is no wonder an organization like CORK – the Canadian Olympic training Regatta Kingston – has managed to not only exist, but thrive for the past 50 years. Established in 1969 by a volunteer group of

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Top Headline in Kingston in 2017

In a few short weeks the ball will drop as we clink glasses and usher in another new year. As we look back on the year that was, how will you remember 2017?  There was certainly a lot to celebrate this past year, which saw Canada commemorate its 150th, and

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Concern Raised Regarding the Penitentiary Planning Process

The Coalition of Kingston Communities is pointing to a number of problems of accountability and transparency with the plans for redeveloping the Kingston Penitentiary and Portsmouth Harbour properties. ‘For a site of extraordinary historic value, for the nation as well as Kingston, it is very disappointing to see a faulty

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Urging Compromise for the Redevelopment of the Kingston Pen

Kingston is riven with Yes/No battles – the Third Crossing/The Capitol/The Wellington Street Extension/The Airport Extension –so when it comes to the future of the Pen, surely there could be compromise? Enough can be preserved (some must be, architecturally) to satisfy those who want the history and the tours.  And

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KP Re-Imagined as a World-Class Sailing Facility

The decision to close Kingston Penitentiary was undeniably the Limestone City’s biggest and most controversial headline of 2012.  The initial announcement was met with a flood of disappointment and skepticism as Kingstonians challenged Ottawa to demonstrate how the closure of Canada’s oldest prison would result in savings for tax payers,

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Opening Ceremony for CORK, 1969

This photograph was taken by Bill Baird on August 24th, 1969. The occasion was the opening ceremony for the Canadian Olympic-training Regatta Kingston (CORK). With the opening gun fired and the CORK flag hoisted the regatta was underway. The waters off of Kingston’s shore offer some of the best fresh-water

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1976 Olympic Games Supported by Kingston

For those of you still caught up in watching the Olympics, our photo today is from the 1976 Montreal Games. While the games were predominantly held in Montreal, the sailing events were held at Kingston due to the superior fresh water sailing conditions available here. (Apparently Kingston has some of

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