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June 29 - July 2, 2017 / Kingston, Canada

2017 Junior World Championships

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Winning a Masters is the highest achievement in Golf. It’s something every golfer aspires to and the image of the winner donning a green jacket echo’s for ages through golfing lore. While golfers have been slow to attend Olympics, they flock back to the Masters each year, all previous winners invited in perpetuity continuing to build their legendary status.

For sailing, the equivalent is the gold medal, unequivocally a sailors highest competitive achievement, and respected by all… except World Cup organizers. After widely celebrating Robert Scheidt’s switch from laser to 49er in Miami, with a hugely popular tribute video that was widely promoted, the 5 time Olympic medalist was not invited to Sailing World Cup Hyeres, the French leg starting Tuesday.

 

Instead, Robert continues to practice with other SWC rejects on Lake Garda, no doubt content training in sailing’s paradise, but his absence should leave the rest of the sailing world scratching their head. How is it that our World body is so focused on promoting sailing that their flawed implementation can leave legends out in the cold? The source of the acrimony is a paper written in 2009 stating that Sailing should have a world cup circuit where the pinnacle annual achievement is no longer winning the World Championship, but rather winning the Sailing World Cup Final. This vision was reinforced in 2013 when World Sailing flirted with hiring Mark Turner to lead the Sailing World Cup, and he also endorsed an elite circuit view with property owned by World Sailing instead of the sailors and classes. We’re now 8 years down this vision, no closer to any meaningful commercial returns, but enduring all the hardships of this elite vision.

Within Olympic Sailing there is broad support for a more commercial approach to Olympic sailing. The challenge has been that World Sailing has only succeeded in implementing items within their direct control, like limiting the size of regattas, but has not succeeded in turning their vision into a viable product nor tangible commercial support.

The root of the conflict is that World Sailing have concluded that there should be a limited field of the same sailors across all the Sailing World Cup’s in order for the series to be successful. This makes running regattas simpler, with no qualifying series, fewer course areas, and simpler scoreboards.

Our view is that the number of boats that begin a regatta is largely inconsequential to the commercial success of sailing, and that the focus should be on the publicly consumed product, the televised final days of racing. Eight years into this project we still don’t even know if the sailing world even likes what we’re producing, since so few people have ever watched a multiclass regatta finish? Does the sailing or sporting public like watching 10 medal races over 2 days? That’s really the only question that needs answering and then optimizing upon, yet World Sailing spends it’s time and energy on fine details with limited if any impact.

Here at the 49er class, we like to provide solutions as well as observing problems. The simplest solution to this conflict is for World Sailing to drop its insistence on the same small quota’s at every event and instead compromise to make the global Olympic sailing circuit work. Simply double the quotas in Miami and Hyeres each year. That gives younger or transitioning sailors a couple regattas a year they have a better chance of attending, while retaining size certainty for regatta organizers. The SWC Final can remain at 20 boats per fleet, and the Sailing World Cup in the Olympic venue can remain at a simplified single fleet size.

There is no need for sailors to commit to the whole series, every event should stand on its own in terms of attracting sailors. The public certainly don’t care who starts a regatta, they’re focussed on who’s in contention on the final day. These are simple changes to make chasing an Olympic dream less onerous for all. After all, we’d hate to have to write the same article again in a few months’ time finding out that Burling and Tuke don’t have enough ranking points to attend any regatta they want.

Notice of Race

Updated May 10th, 2017

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Registration

To register, follow to the manage2sail link.  Please ensure both skipper and crew are class members.

Travel

http://www.cork.org/travel/ Air Canada has offered a discount code for teams flying to Kingston: code is TWKG8781 to be entered on the search page of Air Canada.  The travel period must be June 20, 2017 and ends July 11, 2017

Accommodation

Queen’s University Summer Accommodation

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Queen’s Summer Accommodation is central to everything! Located along the shores of Lake Ontario, Queen’s Accommodation is a short walk to Kingston Yacht Club, downtown shops, restaurants and pubs, and just a short drive along the waterfront to the Portsmouth Olympic Harbour.

 

SPECIAL CORK RATES:

David C. Smith House Special CORK rate $95.00 double occupancy (discounted from $109.00) Newly built September 2015 with air conditioning. 2 bedroom units with 2 extra-long double beds and one private 3 pc bathroom. When sharing a double bed, these units can sleep up to 4 people.  White duvet linens and towels are provided; free WiFi, flat screen TV and mini fridges in each bedroom.  Floor common rooms with a large refrigerator and microwave accommodate about 20 people for socializing and TV’s provide a screen for viewing the day’s races.  Please use promo code CORK for the discounted rate.

Premium Accommodation Information 2017

Complimentary coffee 0600-1100!

McNeil House (Traditional accommodation) $50 Single and $60 Double

*Guests under the age of 18 must have an assigned chaperon and must be booked at the same time.

*Groups larger than 5 rooms, please contact Event Services at (613) 533-2223

TO BOOK
ONLINE: Website

 

EMAIL:  event.services@queensu.ca

PHONE: 1-613-533-2223 x 0

 

Athletic & Recreation Centre ARC $12.00 weekly pass  ( must show ID to purchase)
The 24,500 square foot cardio & strength zones offer the latest fitness equipment and over 10 tons of free weights.

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Summer hours: 
Monday to Thursday 6:00 am – 9:00 pm
Friday 6:00 am – 7:00 pm
Saturday/Sunday 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

Parking
Monday to Friday: FREE overnight 4:30 pm to 7:30 am $14.00 daily or $26.00 daytime weekly permit
Saturday and Sundays – FREE all day and all night

 

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St. Lawrence College Student Residence

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Welcome CORK athletes! Take advantage of our convenient location that is within a 15 minute walk to Portsmouth Harbour. Enjoy the comfort of staying at St. Lawrence College residences and take advantage of the spacious campus grounds. We offer a variety of comfortable single, double and accessible rooms. Enjoy the beauty of Lake Ontario Park located across the street and take advantage of the bike paths for a morning run.

Guestrooms include simple furnishings, private bathrooms and a refrigerator. Each guest room is equipped with air conditioning, linens and towels. Guests at St. Lawrence College can use the laundry facilities, ATM, and free parking on-site. The college also offers classrooms, meeting rooms, gymnasium and a large banquet facility for rent. Take advantage of the YMCA athletic facilities located on campus with reduced rates for CORK athletes.

Single, double and accessible rooms available! Accessible rooms are larger and include a single bed with adjustable height, wider doorways, grab bars and a sit down shower area.

SPECIAL CORK 2017 RATES: Single (one single bed) $53.50 and Double (two single beds) $68.00.

Note: Taxes extra. Breakfast is not included in above prices.

TO BOOK: Phone: (613) 544-5400 x 4999

Email: reservations@sl.on.ca

Online Form http://bit.ly/SLCBookOnline promo code: CORK2017

Please remember to use booking code for special pricing.

Significant Landmarks Nearby

Portsmouth Olympic Harbour – 1 km

Downtown Kingston – 4.3 km

Kingston Airport – 6 km

Lake Ontario Park – .5 km

Cataraqui Golf and Country Club (private course) – .5 km

Amenities On-Site

  • Private full washrooms
  • Individually controlled air conditioning and heat
  • Free parking on-site
  • Free WIFI (WhatsApp available for international communication)
  • Free local calls
  • Refrigerator
  • 24-hour front desk service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Frequent local transit stops on-site
  • Cafeteria (Monday – Friday: 7:30 am-1:30 pm)
  • One lounge per floor with seating and public microwaves
  • Two lounges equipped with cable television
  • And much more!

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Residence Inn by Marriot

CORK Sail Kingston Corporate Rate sheet 2017

Book here or call the hotel directly for CORK discounted rates

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Kingston Student Housing Co-Op

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Kingston Student Housing Co-operative is a not for profit organization. They are looking forward to accommodating CORK Participants in the summer of 2017.

They have numerous houses to offer and accommodate both single and group bookings. KSHC is located minutes from downtown Kingston. They offer houses that are walking distance to all amenities including the Kingston Yacht Club. All houses are a short bus/drive from Portsmouth Olympic Harbour.

Guests enjoy a private room with access to shared bathrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, living room, Wi-Fi, linens including towels and laundry facilities.

Each bedroom is furnished with a single bed, a dresser, desk, chair.

Rates: Single occupancy is $35 per day, weekly $185

The cost of renting a house for one month is $650 per person and includes once a week cleaning of common areas and garbage removal.

Group dinners are available upon request.

TO BOOK: 

If you require accommodations, please contact msc@ksh.coop or call 613-544-4506 ext. 100.

 

Sailing Venue

http://www.cork.org/sailing-venue/

Charter boats, Coach Boats

http://www.cork.org/charter-boats/