THIS YEAR'S LIST OF KINGSTON'S NOTABLE SAILING REGATTAS is looking very good indeed.
The last time Kingston hosted so many North American Championships was in 1999.
Is there a city in Canada that hosts more international sporting championships than Kingston?
The IWLC mission is tremendously important, but their membership, especially in Canada, is quite small. This year, Collins Bay Marina took steps to help expand that membership and strengthen their voice on our behalf.
The challenge is to other marinas and clubs to urge their members to support the IWLC.
We would like to challenge each marina, association, boating business and yacht club on the St. Lawrence River and Lake Ontario to mount a similar membership drive for the IWLC. Aware citizens, active in making our needs known to government, are the only route we have to protecting our waters, our recreation and our businesses.
THE 1000 ISLANDS POKER RUN is currently scheduled for Friday and Saturday August 8-9.
That's just two days, compared to last year's 3-days.
As usual, it overlaps with the CORK PHRF and One-Design Keelboat Regatta, which makes no sense whatsoever.
It is also immediately prior to the CORK Optimist Dinghy Championship, when lots of youth sailors are on the water practicing. For many young sailors and their parents, it's an obnoxious introduction to Kingston's waterfront.
This Friday, February, 22, 2008, from 2:00-3:00pm, Waterkeeper brings its weekly radio show - Living at the Barricades - to The Grad Club in Kingston, ON. Very special guests and musicians will join hosts Mark Mattson and Krystyn Tully for an exciting and inspiring live broadcast entitled: "Beyond the Barricades: The promise of a swimable, drinkable, fishable Kingston."
Free Admittance. Please join us!
162 Barrie St. in Kingston, 2:00-3:00pm
Contact: Avi Grand (Producer)
DECAYING SPY SATELLITE USA 193 was shot-down by the US military on Wednesday night.
Just two and a half orbits prior to its scheduled demise, USA 193 had a 1.3 magnitude visible pass almost directly over Kingston.
To the right is USA 193's location just after the pass.
THE FEBRUARY 2008 EDITION OF THOUSAND ISLANDS LIFE is online with, as usual, some stunning photographs.
LAKE ONTARIO WATER LEVELS are looking good again, especially considering all the snow on the ground in the Great Lakes basin.
Currently Lake Ontario levels are about average for this time of year, after a period of abnormally low water last fall.
CARTWRIGHT POINT IS ON COUNCIL AGENDA for the Tuesday February 5th meeting.
The purpose of the application is to allow the adjustment of property boundaries with the effect of reducing the number of lots from 37 lots to 14 parcels in order to recognize the location of homes, water wells, septic systems and vehicle paths. Lots are being merged, lot lines are being adjusted and rights-of-way are being created. No new homes or building lots are being created. However, the legal descriptions of the properties will result in a form that is suitable for convenient conveyance.
That's really sweet waterfront, right there.
There's a sweetner involved, though why it's there isn't mentioned. Moreover its location isn't marked in the exhibits.
The Owner also proposes to donate a parcel of land to the City in order to allow access to the shore line of Deadman's Bay. The site is acceptable to the Parks Department.
Their dates are:
Here are the results for the 2001 Contender Worlds in Kingston which was a 31-boat event won by Arthur Brett of Australia, with the top North American finishing 14th.