Knotmeter - April 4, 2014

Knotmeter - April 4, 2014

Volunteers Needed for Regattas

Currently looking for volunteers for the following regattas:

Eastern Ontario Shark Championship - July 5-6
29er North American Championships - July 21-24
IOM Canadian National Championship Regatta - Sept 12-14

Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games - RCYC - July 8-20

If you are interested in participating please see this page for more info:

TGIF - IOM Fleet
Tonight - 4PM

Come on down tonight and take in the first moments of warmer weather! Who knows! Maybe we will even prop the doors open.

Easter Brunch
Sunday April 20th 11 AM

We are happy to announce that KYC will be hosting an Easter Brunch buffet on Sunday April 20th upstairs in the Partridge Room. The buffet will feature a glazed ham, baked salmon, an omelette station, scrambled eggs, quiche, bacon, sausage, fresh fruit, salads, muffins and a selection of artisan breads. Space will be limited so reserve ahead of time to avoid disappointment. The cost per member is 19.95 plus tax and gratuities. Kids 10 and under eat for $9.95.

To reserve your table please contact James at

Junior and Adult Sailing Registration Open

JS and ALTS is now accepting registrations!

For more information on JS please visit:

For Race team:


Spots are filling up quickly so don't delay. Register today!

Match Making Service

Would sailors looking for boats to race on and skippers/owners looking for racers please email your preferences & skills / needs to

2014 Ice Boating Pictures

We've had a great few weeks of awesome ice boating conditions. We are collecting all of the photos from the season on the KYC Flickr account. You can check out our latest collection here:

If you have photos to share, please send them to

Warmer Weather means Unsafe Ice Boating Conditions

We had a great weekend of iceboating, but during this past week the ice has begun to change dramatically. Several pressure ridges and dozens of cracks wider than an inch have appeared over the past few days.
Members should take precautions before heading out on the ice.

Always sail with a buddy and consult the fleet for the latest conditions before heading out. If you have a boat stored on the ice at KYC, you should monitor conditions carefully as the weather gets warmer.
Stay safe!

Winter Food and Beverage Update

This week:

Tonight: Cream of Potato soup, Hot Turkey Sandwich, Charcuterie and Cheese Appetizer, Chocolate Brownies

Saturday: Ratatouille, Crab Cakes, Chocolate Brownies

Sunday Brunch: Arugula, Walnut pesto, Goat Cheese Omelette, Blueberry Pancakes

Click here for the menu!

Upcoming Events at KYC
April 10 Speaker's Series - 7PM - Tristan Story - Sail Trimming
April 12 Race Officer Course (Level 1 morn) (Level 2 aft)
April 13 Race Officer Course (Level 2 cont'd)
April 15 Sailor's Meeting
April 18 Good Friday - Club Closed
April 20 Easter Brunch - 11AM
For a complete list of upcoming events please

From the Commodore

I would like to thank everyone who attended the Town Hall meeting on March 26th, those who completed the survey, and everyone who has been part of the process over the past few years.  

We very much value your input and feedback. 

For those who couldn't attend, the presentation can be found here.

Chris Walmsley

BYC - Women in Wind 
Spring 2014 Seminar - Racing, Cruising, Building Skills

April 12 - Britannia Yacht Club

Britannia Yacht Club has extended an invitiation to our Women and Wind group to join their spring seminar. Please click here for more information

Nautical Yard Sale - BQYC

Saturday, April 12, 2014
10AM-4PM for more details (Subject Line: YARDSALE)

Sailors' Meetings 

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.

Ontario Sailing Race Officer Course (1 & 2) 

April 12 and 13th.
Location:  Kingston Yacht Club
Instructors:  Ross Cameron & Bill Visser
Level 1 (Assistant Race Officer) &  Level 2 (Club Race Officer)
Saturday morning:  Level 1 (no prerequisite)
Saturday afternoon and Sunday day long (Level 2)
For additional information, contact Ross Cameron:
To register:

Summer Jobs at KYC

KYC is a great place to work for the summer!
We are currently looking to fill the following positions:

1) Race Management Coordinator
2) Gas Dock Attendant

Full information can be found at:

Launch is Coming

You wouldn't beleive it but sailing season is right around the corner! 

We need some volunteers to help on both mast stepping and launch.

If you are interested in volunteering please contact 

We will hold a launch breakfast as well as some stew for lunch for the volunteers. Launch is April 26th - Masts April 27th. Many hands make light work!

Speaker's Series - Tristan Story - UK Sailmakers

We are delighted to welcome Tristan Story from UK Sailmakers  back to KYC for another series. Tristan has kindly agreed to present to us about

"Sail Trimming" on Thursday April 10th @ 7PM

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.

SAIL:  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 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.

Hours of Operation


The Gas Dock is now closed for the Winter.
For more information on other KYC events and programs please visit our website.