Latest D3 Regatta

3 Day Event
Date September 21 - 23, 2018
Gold Cup Series Sponsored by Fogh Marine
ILCA-NA Laser District 3

I recently attended the CORK annual general meeting in Kingston, at which their huge team of volunteers was recognized for their years of contribution to sailing and their proven world-calibre race organization. I consider it to be two great assets: the people that come from far and wide (numerous sailing clubs on Lake Ontario and elsewhere support CORK events) and secondly the location and infrastructure itself. Unfortunately, the infrastructure is starting to show its age, and in recognition of this we heard that discussions are starting regarding the potential redevelopment of both POH and the adjacent Kingston Penitentiary. There is a group that wants to convert the penitentiary into an international centre of sailing excellence, including world class coaches and sport science experts specializing in disciplines including sport medicine, psychology, nutrition, physiology, meteorology, and naval architecture would be part of the excellence curriculum. The site would also include restaurants, medical offices, public space and a residential community, according to the proposal.

The D3 2016 regatta schedule is now available on this site, so it's time to start planning your events. While it will tough to match the level of competition held in 2015, given all the world championship events, we nevertheless have a busy spring/summer/fall schedule of events planned. The six Fogh Gold Cup events will be held at TS&CC-Icebreaker, Sarnia Sailfest, Britannia - National Capital, Sturgeon Lake - Mid Ontario, South Port Sailing Club and Fall CORK.

Once again we are happy to announce that Fogh Marine will be supporting the Fogh Gold Cup series with its generous prizes of 3 new sails for the winners of the Laser fleet, Radial fleet and the Master fleet. Be sure that your class membership is up to date in order to win. In addition, gift certificates will be provided for the runners up. The Masters award will be provided to the top master sailor in the Laser fleet.

In the Geezer division, events in the "must attend" category include the Canadian Masters Championships in Montreal (June 17-19) the Great Lakes Masters Championships at the Buffalo Canoe Club (Aug 27-28) and of course the Fogh Gold Cup events.

At this time last year the Toronto harbour was still frozen and sailing was still weeks away, but this year we are good to go and sailing has already started at the Water Rats by the hard core. Looking forward to seeing you on the water.

Nigel HeathNigel Heath is an avid Laser and Radial sailor from the Water Rats Sailing Club in Toronto. Nigel is also a member of the Ontario Masters Racing Team.