Knotmeter - May 8, 2014

Knotmeter - May 8, 2014

Food and Beverage News

The summer patio menu has launched and so far business is good!
The awning and patio chairs have been set up
and are ready for you to relax in. 

A reminder to all members that we are now open for lunch every day. In a hurry? Call the bar to start your order for you so it's ready when you arrive. Take-out? We do that too! 

Our ever popular daily specials are back. We will also be extending our well attended Sunday Brunches in to the season. 

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!

Cradles are loaded!

With help from Yard Steward Brad Strawbridge, summer gas dock attendant Adrien Noble, the crew of Jim Beatson, Mike Charrette, Darwin Muir, John Kitney, Ross Cameron and I have loaded your cradles on to their summer storage trailers.

The trailers have departed KYC. This year's loading was made MUCH easier and safer without the undercarriages of the yard cradles. There was quite a bit of comment amongst the crew about the ease of loading the yard cradles, compared to years past.

This coming winter we will embark on a new method of laying up your boats, and anticipate that this will be, on the whole, more efficient, easier and compact. 

As well, we will increase the number of boats in the yard, making room for more boats on the breakwater.

Details will follow. Once again, thanks to the usual gang who loaded your cradles!

Cheers, Peter Cohrs.

The Marine Museum of the Great Lakes at Kingston

invites you to the Grand Opening of the special exhibit

The New Age of Sail: The Story of Canada’s Sailing Boom

Thursday, May 15, 2014

5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. (doors open at 5:00)

Champagne & appetizers served

$20 per person

Please RSVP to Jana Clark by telephone at 613-542-2261

For more information on the exhibit
visit the Marine Museum web site at

Racing Update

Our racing season is off to a great start! We had 13 boats out for a chilly but sunny 1st race. Sam (our new RMC) is up to speed and getting in the groove. Say hello if you get a chance.

"On the Water" guarantee: just show up between 5:00 - 5:30 pm, put your name on "Seeking boat/crew" white board near the bar and we'll get you on a racing sailboat or (at the very least) the committee boat!

Crew/Boats Bank: currently 3 crew seeking boats and 2 boats seeking crew. Details are viewable on the "Sailing > Racing > Crew/Boat Bank" web page. Send updates to 

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 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

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

 "Grow the Podium in Kingston: Can We Do It?"
May 29th

The Kingston Community Foundation presents:  "Grow the Podium in Kingston: Can We Do It?" Speaker's Series.

Speakers Include:

Wayne Russell: Treasurer of the Canadian Olympic Committee, and Treasurer of the Canadian Olympic Foundation

Brad Brennan: Provincial Champion Rower and Coach of the KCVI Rowing Team

Paddy Boyd: Executive Director of Sail Canada

Ali ten Hove: Aspiring Olympian

Register Now

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

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. 

The check requires a 30 minute visit to your boat by one of our trained specialists. If required equipment is onboard our specialist will issue a decal that can be displayed for the authorities to see your compliance easily.

If you are interested in this check please send an email to

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.