Knotmeter - April 10, 2014

Knotmeter - April 10, 2014

Speaker's Series - Tristan Story - UK Sailmakers
Tonight! 7PM Partridge Room

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" .

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

A note to our regular brunch crowd: we will not be serving our regular brunch menu on this Sunday. However, we encourage you to join us  for this special occasion. Regular service will resume the following Sunday.

Ontario Sailing Race Officer Course (1 & 2) - Cancelled

The Race Officer Course being offered at KYC on April 12-13 has been cancelled. A possible reschedule date will be announced for the month of May. Please keep an eye on the Knotmeter for details.

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:

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 Parking Stickers Available

The KYC bar has the 2014 parking stickers ready for pick-up. Please have your license place number handy for the exchange.

Winter Food and Beverage Update

This week:

Tonight: Potato chowder, Roasted red pepper & goat cheese mini-wraps, Caramel cheesecake

Friday: Moroccan carrot soup, Beef fajitas, Black forest cake.

Saturday: Roast turkey pita, Corn chowder, Apple caramel cheesecake

Sunday Brunch: Prosciutto, feta & spinach omelette

Click here for the menu!

Upcoming Events at KYC
April 10 Speaker's Series - 7PM - Tristan Story - Sail Trimming
April 11 TGIF
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

Diane Reid Comes to KYC

 May 28th @ 7pm

Cost: 15$ at door and 10$ in advance. Those 18 and under may attend via a donation.

Please contact the KYC office (613 548 3052, to buy tickets in advance.

Come hear an example of how life is about living your dreams and triumphing over adversity! All attendees are donating to the KYC Learn to Sail Program, and once through the door become eligible for the door prizes and can bid to learn from Diane onboard your boat this summer! (Note: if you don't have your own boat and really want to win this cool training opportunity.. we will work something out!).

Proceeds are going to the purchase of new 420 sails for our race team.

Looking for Gifts in Kind: 

We are looking for donations for silent auction or door prize items. Anyone who would like to donate can contact Erika Vines

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

Member Profile Update

KYC Online Services has added the ability for members to add their boat name as well as their VHF MMSI number to the member roster. If you would like to add this info to your profile please visit:

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.

Launch is Coming

You wouldn't believe 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!

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 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.