Kingston Ontario is known as the freshwater sailing capital of the world

Kingston Cork Racing courtesy Kingston Tourism

Kingston Cork Racing / Photo Courtesy of
Kingston Economic Development Corporation (KEDCO)

Kingston, Ontario – Located on Lake Ontario, the windy waterfront city of Kingston is considered to have some of the best fresh water sailing conditions in the world. Kingston played
host to the Olympic Sailing events of 1976. For two weeks a year in late August, sailors from around the world travel to Kingston for CORK, the annual Canadian Olympic Training Regatta. From the CORK website: “The combination of land mass, islands and thermal effects produce excellent wind and wave conditions with very little current.” A thousand boats compete and 10,000 people take in the activities from waterfront parks.  The three courses are within sight of each other. When visiting Kingston you have easy access to the St. Lawrence River and the Thousand Islands (actually, there are more than 1800). Cruises leave from the city.  Kingston is also know for fresh-water wreck diving.


Portsmouth Olympic Harbour, 53 Yonge St Kingston, Ontario


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