Venue

The waters off Kingston offer some of the best fresh-water sailing in the world. Located at the eastern end of Lake Ontario and the head of the St. Lawrence River, the combination of land mass, islands and thermal effects produce excellent wind and wave conditions with very little current. Winds during June are predominantly from a south-westerly direction, with an afternoon wind range of 10-15 knots. Water temperature will vary between 18 to 22 degrees (Celsius) with normal air temperature being 25 to 35 degrees. Daylight hours will be approximately 16 hours per day.

Kingston’s thermal wind arises most afternoons and usually reaches 10-12 knots.

Kingston airport is close to the water, approximately 1 nautical mile (2 kilometres) from the sailing site, and keeps weather records.

The three-race courses will be a short 10 to 15-minute sail from the sailing venue, Portsmouth Olympic Harbour, allowing necessary support services to be made available in close proximity of the course location. While course lengths can be adjusted to meet the daily requirements, a wide-open expanse allows all three courses to be run within sight of each other.

The shore facilities include event offices, boat storage, storage area for clothing/personal gear, internet café, change room facilities, cafeteria, boat and gear repair services and chandlery.

Post office, drug store, convenience store and restaurants are within a short walk from the harbour.

Kingston Weather
The Weather Network
Environment Canada Weather
Environment Canada Marine Weather for Eastern Lake Ontario

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