Knotmeter - April 17, 2014

Knotmeter - April 17, 2014

A few announcements:

KYC will be closed April 18th to observe Good Friday

Normal Sunday Brunch service will not be offered this weekend. We have put together a special Easter Brunch that is RSVP. See below for more details.

Starting Monday 21st the KYC bar will be open for service from 4-9. This will hopefully give the members working on boats a place to warm up and fuel up.

Launch Weekend - Volunteers Needed

Lake ice is out-ish! Sailing 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!

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.

TGIT - Wing Night


Come on down tonight for some wings, and friends to bring in the Easter weekend!

TGIF - ALTS Instructor Info Night & Launch TGIF
April 25

Have you ever thought about becoming an Adult Learn to Sail instructor but didn't know how to start? This TGIF is for you!

Join us starting at 4PM for our regular Friday night fun. We will hold a meeting for all those interested in helping out with the ALTS program at 6PM in the Partridge Room.

The best way to hone your skills is to teach them to someone else!

Returning ALTS instructors are encouraged to attend as well.

Once we get an idea of who is interested at the meeting, we will hold an "on water" session to introduce you to our Club Sharks.

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 Sailors' Handbooks Available

The new & improved Sailors' Handbook fopr 2014, including SIs for all events and more trophies & ads, is available at the bar of from the office. We have some new events planned this year, which will be of interest to racers. 

2014 Parking Stickers Available

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

Winter Food and Beverage Update

Thurs: Wing Night, Potato Chowder, Black Forest Cake

Friday: Closed

Saturday: Carrot Soup, Southwest Steak Queso, Caramel Cheesecake

Sunday: Easter Brunch Buffett!

Click here for the menu!

Upcoming Events at KYC
April 17 TGIT - Wing Night
April 18 Good Friday - Club Closed
April 20 Easter Brunch - 11AM
April 25 TGIF - ALTS Instructor Info Session
April 26 Launch
April 27 Mast Stepping
May 1 Clubhouse/Restaurant switch to "Summer" hours.
For a complete list of upcoming events please

NOTMAR - Mooring/Anchoring in Kingston Harbour Limits
From Transport Canada: Please note that mooring and anchoring within the limits of Kingston Harbour is prohibited.  Please see NOTMAR C157/14 for details.

The “New Age of Sail" Gala Dinner 
and Canadian Sailing Hall of Fame Induction at KYC

On May 10th, KYC will host the inaugural gala dinner for the"New Age of Sail" exhibit that will open at the Marine Museum this summer.
At the dinner, Bruce Kirby and George Cuthbertson, honorary curators of the exhibit, will be inducted by Sail Canada into the Canadian Sailing Hall of Fame.

KYC is proud to be hosting this prestigious event and ask for cooperation and understanding from members as the club house will be busy and access limited during the afternoon and evening of May10th.

Click for further details on the exhibit and Hall of Fame Induction.

Tickets are available at $150/person with proceeds going to the Marine Museum. Seating is limited so reserve early.
This is an opportunity not to be missed!

For information and reservations, please call
Jana Clark at 613-542-2261.

Click here for ticket information.

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

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:

Recreational Vessel Courtesy Check

KPSS offers a annual, free check of safety equipment a boat must carry to ensure that the minimum safety required by Transport Canada is on board the vessel. This is a voluntary program that protects the anonymity of the boat owner while providing on-the-water indication of the vessel's compliance at the time of the check. The requirements are published by Transport Canada in the Safe Boating Guide: (

The check requires a visit to your boat by one of our trained specialists and takes about 30 minutes to complete. If you have the required equipment aboard, our specialist will issue a decal that can be displayed on your boat. Authorities (RCMP. OPP, CCG) will be able to see your compliance easily.

If you would like to arrange for one of our specialists to meet you at your boat, please complete the form below or send an email to our RVCC Coordinator ( 

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:

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.

Race Management Coordinator Hired
Our new RMC this year is Samuel Thompson, a Queen's undergraduate student with extensive experience racing dingies, including Optis, Lasers & 29ers, as well as keelboats. Sam's been a member of Ontario and Queen's Sailing Teams and plans to sail 49ers this summer. He will be starting work on April 28. If you get a chance please welcome Sam to the club.

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.