Rebuilding the Results Team

CORK’s vision is to be recognized as the preferred provider of multi-class regattas in the largest freshwater sailing facility in the world.  Following discussions with Sail Canada early in 2017, CORK embarked on a special project to develop a reliable Sailwave-based scoring system that could be adapted for use at any multi-class regatta in Canada.  This project has three interconnected components:          

  • CORK Scoring Guide – details on the roles and responsibilities of members of the Results Team before, during and at the end of a CORK multi-class regatta
  • Results Team Recruiting – promotion and advertising (e.g. articles in Club newsletters and on various websites) to attract volunteers to the Results Team who would commit to gaining practical scoring experience at a CORK event
  • Results Team Training – workshops and seminars to help the Results Team learn how to use Sailwave including functions such as: set-up a regatta, score races, deal with scoring inquiries and jury decisions, and manage split flights/fleets (i.e. qualifying and final series)

In mid-April 2017, fourteen volunteers participated in a CORK/Sailwave training workshop at the Kingston Yacht Club (KYC) – an important milestone for rebuilding the CORK Results Team. Participants were introduced to the CORK Scoring Guide, participated in four hands-on scoring scenarios, and several made a commitment to volunteer at a CORK event in 2017 to put their knowledge into practice.  

Basic Sailwave Training Opportunities

In August 2017, CORK’s Chief Scorer, Christine Searle and IRO Peter van Muyden will provide hands-on mentoring and guidance at three multi-course, multi-class events:

  • Laser Canadians, International Optimists & Boards – Aug. 10-13
  • CORK International, 29er NA Championship, i420 Canadians – Aug. 13-17
  • CORK Olympic Competitions Regatta, Sail Canada Senior Championships – Aug.18-24

We are inviting volunteers to fill some gaps on the Results Team for the following dates:

  • August 11, 2017 from 12 noon-5pm
  • August 14 & 15, 2017 from 12 noon-5pm
  • August 17 & 18 from 12 noon-5pm

CORK is offering this training for free and in return, all we ask for a willingness to join CORK’s Results Team for future opportunities.  In return, you gain a skill that you can use at your home club or take on the road to other events.

To sign up, please contact Christine Searle at or register on CORK’s volunteer page –