Knotmeter - May 1, 2014

Knotmeter - May 1, 2014

Patio Menu Launches Today!
Expanded menu to begin May 12

Our Patio Menu starts regular summer hours today.  Once again we will offer daily specials that will compliment our delicious daily offerings. Something new for this year’s Patio Menu will be our weekend Brunch Menu. There will be more detail in upcoming Knotmeters.

Click here for the new menu!

The first Cottage Friday is scheduled for May 16th so mark your calendar as you will not want to miss this popular KYC happening!

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.

"Miracle on Maitland St"
Well, Sailors, we've done it again. Calling it a "miracle" is probably a bit rich, but once again we have launched and masted up, pretty well in record time.

The weather on Saturday was better than predicted, and we launched 42 boats in what we think, is a record low time. Credit a dedicated, intuitive and experienced crew of slingers, hookers, pushers and pullers, and "voila", we have a harbour full o'boats!

A job well done. Given all the above, we are contemplating starting launch at 0900, vs, 0800, if the sailors are willing. Sunday proved a pinch more difficult, with that pesky east wind, but we prevailed and masted up the fleet, with skill and expediency.

Thanks also to Conrad Falkson and "Take Five" for providing the stage boat for masting day. It worked perfectly. I would like to thank the volunteer crews on both days, all who pitched in, and those who stuck it out and helped til the end. It DOES make a difference!

We've had the usual gang of veterans show up, but also some new faces, all of who are welcome, and needed. It is worth noting as well, and thanking boat owners for having their boats well prepped for both launching and masting.

It is interesting to note that our crews need no priming from me, and that you are as self lubricating as a crew could possibly be.
This, to me is another example of how KYC is a true yacht club, where members pull together for common interest and good - and some fun!. This ably functioning crew did it, and spattered amongst the various tasks, are bad puns, extrapolated "logic", various levels of "abuse", all with the fun barb in full poke mode. It's these kind of things that makes the small Kingston Yacht Club, sail way faster than it's waterline. Thanks again, for a job WELL DONE!!!

See you again in late October,

but we aren't talking about that- are we?!

Peter Cohrs

Racing Update

Due to bad weather there was no opportunity to put in race marks this week. Concequently, there will be no racing tonight.

Reminder: please sign up for Race Committee duty by emailing
The RC Duty list is viewable on the KYC web site on the
"Sailing > Racing > Racing & RC Duty Schedule" web page. 

The "Crew/Boats Seeking" list has been started. It's viewable on the "Sailing > Racing > Crew/Boat Bank" web page and it's been posted to the bulletin board.
Send new items (or removals) to
Email lists are being created for KYC racers and racing boat owners. If you haven't received an email about this and want to included on either list please email

Mother's Day Brunch Buffet
Sunday, May 11th, 11am  to 1pm, later if warranted.

$24.95 per person, $14.95 under 12 years
Click Here for the menu.
To reserve>> in-person at the club, call 613-548-3052 ext 4 or email with arrival time, number in party and any dietary restrictions.

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  to 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 items. Anyone who would like to donate can contact Erika Vines

Upcoming Events at KYC
May 1 Clubhouse/Restaurant switch to "Summer" hours.
May 1 Shark and PHRF racing begins
May 6 Shark and PHRF racing begins
May 7 Cradles Loaded
May 7 Women in Wind Potluck
May 10 New Age of Sail Gala 
May 11 Mother's Day Brunch
May 16 Cottage Friday
May 24 First Aid Course
May 25 VHF Certification Course
May 28 Diane Reid Comes to KYC! JS Fundraiser - 7PM
For a complete list of upcoming events please

Women in Wind Potluck
May 7th at 6:30pm.

Women in Wind 2014 season opening potluck, this year's theme is Tapas. Tapas Spanish style cold or hot snacks and small appetizers, but don't let their Spanish origin restrict your creativity. Please bring a sharing plate for 4-6 people and your own beverage. Coffee, tea, non-alcoholic beverages and dessert will be provided.

The potluck will be held at Treasure Island, 1678 South Boulevard 

Please RSVP with Sandra Stewart, by e-mail or by phone (613) 389-6138. 

First Aid course, including CPR and Defibrillator training
May 24, 2014
Kingston Yacht Club. 1 Maitland Street

Time: 9am - 3 pm

Instructors: Team First Aid, Yvonne Redner and Philippe Blais

Cost: $ 56.50 per person including tax. This covers the course, certification fee (Red Cross) and a coffee break.

Lunch is available for purchase from the Kingston Yacht Club.

Registration by May 20th to the CORK office –
For information call the CORK office: 613 545 1322

VHF certification course (including DSC)
Sunday May 25
Kingston Yacht Club, 1 Maitland Street

Time: 9am until approx. 12:30

Instructor: Ron Walsh

Cost: $ 35 per person including tax. This covers the course, certification fee and a coffee break

Registration by May 20th to the CORK office –
For information call the CORK office: 613 545 1322

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.

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

Junior and Adult Sailing Registration Open

JS and ALTS is now accepting registrations!

For more information on JS please visit:


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

Sailor Update

The ISAF World Cup Season has come to an end with the Hyeres Regatta in France Robert Davis has climbed up the International Ranking list with solid performances in the last 2 World Cup events.

Robert is now the 21st ranked Laser Sailor in the World

You can follow Robert’s progress at

Or on twitter

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.

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:

Also: CORK is looking for volunteers!

CORK is looking for volunteers for events this summer, both on water and shore tasks. Event schedule and description of tasks is on the CORK website

or call the CORK office at 613 545 1322

Welcome to CORK!

Recreational Vessel Courtesy Check

KPSS offers a annual, free check of safety equipment a boat must carry to ensure compliance with Transport Canada requirements. 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 ( 

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:

KPSS - Course Dates

Kingston Power and Sail Squadron has released new course dates for this year. Please visit their website for details.

Hours of Operation

Gas Dock

For more information on other KYC events and programs please visit our website.