Knotmeter - February 13, 2014
Knotmeter - February 13, 2014
Town Hall Update
The next Town Hall, previously scheduled for February 19th, is postponed. The new date will be announced shortly.
This February, in partnership with Beau’s All Natural Brewing, Kingston Yacht Club is proud to be offering five unique beers. A new beer will be released each Friday in February.
Up this week: Mission Accomplished (American IPA)
For each FeBREWary beer that members purchase, they will receive a ballot for two tickets to see Blue Rodeo at the K-Rock Centre on Saturday, February 22nd. The draw will be held on Friday February 21st, so make sure you get down to the club to try these delicious beers, we will only have one keg of each beer so quantities will be limited. We will also be giving away wooden Beau’s coasters to members who purchase FeBREWary beers while supplies last.
For information on all five offerings, click here.
Valentine’s Day at KYC
Friday February 14th
Start your Valentine ’s Day evening at KYC!
Sweetheart Special: Two drinks and an appetizer to share
Chocolate Dipped strawberries
Double chocolate cake
Teriyaki beef satays
Prociutto quiche cups
Salami, cheese, and herb crostinis
Lonely Hearts Special: Pint and a burger
KYC Race Coach wins Sail Canada Coach of the Year
Congratulations to KYC's Head Race Coach Rob Frost who has been selected as the 2013 "Coach of the Year". This is a great honour for Rob and KYC to get this national recognition.
Rob will be presented the award at the 2013 Sail Canada Awards on Friday, February 28, 2014 in Toronto. For more information on the event click here.
KYC's Iceboating History featured in Article
KYC's past (and present) iceboating history is prominently featured in this article (pages 8-13), which iceboating and non-iceboating enthusiasts alike will enjoy. Thanks to KYC's David Page and Ralph Shaw for their contribution to the article.
We often forget that KYC was an Ice Yacht Club first!
Click here for the article (pages 8-13)
On Thursday February 27, starting at 7 pm downstairs, the Sailing Committee will be hosting the Sailors' Winter Meeting. This will be an informal meeting to discuss a variety of topics, including: the Sailing Calendar for 2014, suggestions for improving the Sailors' Handbook, scoring issues & options, matching boats needing crew with crew looking for boats and other ideas afoot.
Please forward your thoughts for the meeting by email to Ken Martin at firstname.lastname@example.org or in person to your fleet captain or any member of the Sailing Committee.
The Sailors' Spring Meeting will be held upstairs on Tuesday April 15, starting at 7 pm. The Sailors' Handbook for 2014 will be presented and discussed at that time.
KYC Winter Skating Rink
Andrew Kelm has been battling with the weather to keep our rinks in top shape. Thanks Andrew!
We are looking for some volunteers to clear the ice over the weekend in case of snow. If you are interested please contact the office.
Any member who comes down with their skates to use the rinks will get 15% off any food purchase. There will also be specialty hot chocolates and coffees available at the bar for young and old alike. Child-friendly DVDs will be available for viewing in Sunshine Lounge so kids can be entertained while they are warming up.
Come on down to enjoy!
Winter's no fun? Winter snow fun!
Check out this video montage sent in by Erika Vines and Family having some fun around KYC in the snow and on the rink!
Winter Food and Beverage Update
Yes! We are open for the Winter! Foodservice is offered at KYC from Thursday-Saturday! This menu is geared toward sharing, and warming up after winter activities.
Friday: TGIF - See above!
We will also have the Olympics on TV at the bar for the recap of the daily competitions out of Sochi.
Upcoming Events at KYC Feb 14 Sweetheart TGIF ~ FeBREWary ~ 4PM Feb 16 Sunday Brunch ~ 10:30AM Feb 18 Women in Wind ~ Maritime Radio Refresher Course Feb 27 Sailors' Meeting ~ 7PM ~ Main Level For a complete list of upcoming events please visit:www.kingstonyachtclub.ca/calendar
Long Term Financial Planning
Message from the Commodore
I would like to thank the members who attended the Town Hall meeting on January 22nd. The topic of discussion was primarily the long term financial plan for the club. The fact of the matter is the club does not currently have the financial capacity to fund the repair and remediation of our aging infrastructure. Some of this work needs to be done on the same timeline as the harbour project, and the rest as soon as possible thereafter, but likely ten or more years from now. I then presented how an increase in fees could put us on a solid track for being able to manage our operations and our long term infrastructure requirements.
If you misssed the meeting, you can review the slideshow, or listen to the audio recording of the meeting located here:
We will be issuing a survey shortly and are planning a follow-up Town Hall meeting to further discuss this approach. I want to be sure that all members, of all categories, are part of this discussion as this is an issue that affects everyone.
We are really talking about the long term viability of the club, and all members should be very interested in this, but a fee change would also affect all members, and we want to know how you feel. We will be sending out a questionnaire shortly to help gather feedback, but we welcome all comments. Please send comments and questions to email@example.com.
Women in Wind & KPSS Learning Events
In keeping with our mandate to enhance sailing skills, Women in Wind, in collaboration with the Canada Power Squadron, is once again sponsoring two learning events for KYC members this Winter.
1. Maritime Radio Refresher: February 18, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. - Partridge Room. This course is designed to reacquaint current holders of the Restricted Operator’s Certificate (Maritime) with correct usage and radio procedures. Participants will review radio calls and procedures, learn about Digital Selective Calling, and gain insight into the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System. There is no charge for this course. Please advise Glenn Singleton at firstname.lastname@example.org or May Corcoran (CPS Training Officer) at email@example.com if you plan to attend.
2. SAIL: March 12, 26, April 2, 19, 23, 30, 2014 from 7:00 - 9:30 - Partridge Room. This Sailing Course is for new and experienced sailors who want to increase their sailing knowledge and skills. It covers the practical and theoretical basics of sailing and sailing seamanship. The range of topics is broad: from a description of different sailboat rigs, sail plans, hull types, and rigging to stability, balance, and the physics of sailing; from sailing at different points of sail to handling heavy weather and storm conditions; from spinnaker handling to reefing; from leaving the dock to mooring and anchoring. It also covers sailing safety, navigation rules, and sailing tactics. Cost: $150.00. Follow http://www.boatingcourses.ca/cities/Kingston to the Canada Power Squadron website to register for this course.
KPSS - Other Courses
Kingston Power and Sail Squadron has released new course dates for this year. Please visit their website for details.
Volunteers Needed for Summer RegattasThe regatta will take place July 21- 24 In preparation for this here is a list of courses and seminars that we are planning:
KYC in cooperation with CORK, will be hosting the 29' er North American Championships just prior to the 29'er World Championships that will take place this summer .
If you are interested in learning new skills and are able to help out for these events please contact Paul Davis by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
- First Aid with CPR
- VHF Radio Operator with license
- Race Officer course
- Sail Wave Race Scoring seminar
- On water Safety course with Skiff specific module June 14/15
Able Sail Fundraiser - Premiere of "The Transpac"
Thursday March 27, 2014 ~ 19:00hrs
Kingston Yacht Club
(lower level – wheelchair accessible)
The Open 60 sailboat O Canada and her all Canadian crew, led by world-renowned sailor Richard Clarke, reunite to race in the Transpacific sailing race from Long Beach, California to Honolulu, Hawaii. The Transpac covers approximately 2225 nautical miles and is famous for fast downwind sailing under spinnaker in the trade winds.
With unprecedented coverage, you are taken on the adventure of a lifetime as every moment of their life onboard is caught on camera in this extremely intimate look at open ocean racing.
$15 at the Door
$10 Advance Tickets - online via Credit Card or Paypal account
Hours of Operation
Bar Kitchen Office Monday Closed Closed Closed Tuesday 4p-9p Closed 9a-5p Wednesday 4p-9p Closed 9a-5p Thursday 4p-9p 4p-8p 9a-5p Friday 4p-9p 4p-8p 9a-5p Saturday 12p-10p 12p-9p Closed Sunday 10a-6p 10:30a-6p Closed
The Gas Dock is now closed for the Winter.
For more information on other KYC events and programs please visit our website. www.kingstonyachtclub.ca