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29 August 2006, 05:17 am
Traditional Kingston Winds Blow For Finale
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CORK Regatta 2006
Kingston, Ontario, Canada

The traditional winds of Kingston blew strong on Sunday from the south, for the final day of racing for CORK Series II. The wind strength was between 20 to 25 knots with gusts as high as 27 knots which made for excellent conditions for the conclusion of CORK Series II and the 37th edition of CORK Sail Week in Canada.
Sailors took to the waters of Lake Ontario around 1100 local time for the first race on three courses and racing finished at 1430.

Canada Takes Top Honours

Chris COOK (CAN) took top honours after eight races, in the Finn class, while John ROMANKO (CAN) took second. The bronze medal went to Geoff EWENSON (USA).

The 49er fleet sailed ten races and the gold medal went to Canadians Dan CUNNINGHAM and Rob PATERSON. Matthieu DUBREUCQ and Geoff GALES (CAN) took the silver medal while Billy GOODERHAM and Louis-Philippe BOUGE-BASTIEN (CAN) placed third to take home bronze medal honours giving Canada three top place finishes.

After seven races in the Flying Dutchman the gold medal went to Lin ROBSON and Doug HAMILTON (USA), with Tim SAYLES and Pavel RUZICKA (USA) second and Jonathan GORBOLD and Anna GORBOLD (GBR) third.

The Fireball class ran nine races and top honours went to Canadians Robert LEVY and Stephen WALDIE. After seven races in the Contender Class gold medal honours went to Neil SMITH (USA), whilst in Sunday's racing for the Formula Boards after six races victory went to Ron KERN (USA).

For more on the action from the ISAF Grade 1 CORK Series I CLICK HERE.

Roll On The Youth Worlds

Kingston is known for its great winds and fresh water and for the many volunteers who run CORK each year. This year's regatta was a huge success as over 1,000 sailors came to Kingston to participated in CORK'06. CORK organizers are now turning their attention to the 2007 Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championship scheduled for July and for CORK to be held in August 2007.

For all the latest news from the 2007 Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championship CLICK HERE.

Geoff WEBSTER (As Amended By ISAF). Image, Chris COOK won gold in the Finn:© Dan NERNEY/Rolex
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