The 2019 I14 North Americans will be held at Portsmouth Olympic Harbour in Kingston, ON. Come sail in the legendary freshwater sailing venue at the east End of Lake Ontario (site of 1976 Olympics):

  • Four Days of Racing (Saturday August 17 through Tuesday August 20)

  • One distance race will be held

  • Typical Kingston thermal breezes are 12-18 kts

  • Water is warm in August and weather is hot and humid

  • NOR to be released this week

Contact: canadian.dinghy.association@gmail.com for more information

 
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Kingston is featured in the classic text  High Performance Sailing , by F. Bethwaite

Kingston is featured in the classic text High Performance Sailing, by F. Bethwaite

Kingston Information:

Kingston, Ontario, also known as the Limestone City, is the original capital of Canada and renowned as one of the best freshwater sailing venues in the world. Kingston is located at the headwaters of the St. Lawrence River and Thousand Islands area.

Where to Stay:

The best options for accommodations are:

St. Lawrence College (5 minute walk to POH)
https://www.stlawrencecollege.ca/campuses-and-services/conference-services/kingston-summer-accommodations/

Queen’s University (15 minute walk to POH, closer to downtown area)
https://eventservices.queensu.ca/accommodations/

AirBNB/VRBO, target area between Portsmouth Olympic Harbour and Kingston Yacht Club, south of Princess Street, or Downtown

Student Houses can be found for rent

What to do:

Sail
Kingston Penitentiary (Right next door to POH, https://www.kingstonpentour.com/)
Queen’s University (https://www.queensu.ca/ )
Royal Military College of Canada (https://www.rmc-cmr.ca/en )
Fort Henry (https://www.forthenry.com/ )
Rideau Canal (https://www.pc.gc.ca/en/lhn-nhs/on/rideau )
Sandbanks Provincial Park (https://www.ontarioparks.com/park/sandbanks)
Wolfe Island Beaches (https://www.infrontenac.ca/en/visit-frontenac/life-s-a-beach---soak-up-the-sun-on-wolfe-island.aspx )

2 hours away by car or train
City of Montreal
City of Toronto
City of Ottawa (Canada’s Parliament)

How to get to Kingston:

  • Drive (trailer storage available on site

  • Fly to Toronto (arrange ride with folks to Kingston, take train from Downtown Toronto).

  • Fly to Montreal (take train from Montreal airport to Kingston)

Charter Boats

  • There may be some charter boats or crewing positions available from the fleet in Toronto

  • Fleet will discuss and review following first spring event (early May)

Portsmouth Olympic Harbour with Kingston Penitentiary in the foreground

Portsmouth Olympic Harbour with Kingston Penitentiary in the foreground