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: http://www.kingstonyachtclub.com/index.cfm?ID=265
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.
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 email@example.com
Junior and Adult Sailing Registration Open
JS and ALTS is now accepting registrations!
For more information on JS please visit: https://school.kingstonyachtclub.com/juniorsailing/
For Race team: https://school.kingstonyachtclub.com/raceteam/
For ALTS: http://kingstonyachtclub.com/adult-sailing
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Winter Food and Beverage Update
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
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 visit:www.kingstonyachtclub.ca/calendar
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.
BYC - Women in Wind
Spring 2014 Seminar - Racing, Cruising, Building Skills
April 12 - Britannia Yacht Club
Nautical Yard Sale - BQYC
Saturday, April 12, 2014
email@example.com for more details (Subject Line: YARDSALE)
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com
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 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.
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