Eight Bells: Ross Cameron

Ross Cameron, who has competed, supported and organized sailing in the Kingston, Ontario area for more than 65 years, died on December 5, 2021. He was 78.

Cameron, who began sailing off Toronto Island as a boy, moved to Kingston in 1967 to become an elementary school teacher. Since that time, Cameron has been a fixture on Kingston waters, first as a sailor, then as a volunteer and then as race director of Canadian Olympic-training Regatta, Kingston (CORK).

Cameron has sat on the Kingston Yacht Club’s board since 1979 and has also served as CORK’s chairman from 1985 to 2003, and would be named CORK’s Volunteer of the Year in 2005. He also started the CORK Youth Festival, which drew more than 500 16- to 19-year-old novice sailors to this end of Lake Ontario every year…

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