Knotmeter - March 31, 2017

Knotmeter - March 31, 2017

The weather is getting warmer - for our Bosun at least!

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| April 7: CORK TGIF

Friday April 7th, Join the CORK team for this annual TGIF. Munchies start at 5:30


| April 8: CORK AGM

Saturday April 8, 2017 Social and lunch at 12:30. AGM starting at 1pm.


| April 12: Women in Wind - Paint Night

Join local artist Christina Maclachlan for a fun evening of painting. The cost will be $20/pp.
We will get to take home our work at the end of the evening!


| April 13: Sailor's Evening

Starting at 7 pm, upstairs in the Partridge Room, the evening will include presentation & distribution of the printed Sailors' Handbook, an update on the new Racing Rules, and Race Committee duty lottery/sign-up.


| April 21: JS Movie Night

The movie starts at 6:00PM. We will be showing Captain Ron. Bring your own pillow and join us for popcorn and a movie.


| April 22: Liar's Night

Launch is only 2 months away, so let's continue to ramp up that excitement!!!
On Saturday, April 22, the Cruiser's are having their annual dinner and invite all members to come and enjoy a social time to share salty or freshwater boating stories, wonderful dinner, compete challenging boaty quiz to see what you and your table really know about boating trivia, and no you won't be able to use your phones for last minute research. You'll have an opportunity to share boating stories true or false! Let us decide if you've embellished or not! If you have pictures to share, please send them along to Chris Walmsley, our IT guy for the night at

Did I mention there would be prizes?
Cheers and stay tuned!
Your Cruising Friends at KYC

| April 26: Women in Wind Night out with Chef Neil

Please join us Friday, April 26th for the Women in Wind's Night out with Chef Neil. For further details, please email Greg at


| April 29: Scotch tasting dinner

Back by popular demand! The Scotch Tasting Dinner always sells out fast! Please sign up and reserve your tickets by emailing Greg at


| May 3-4: Launch 2017

Launch for spring 2017 is now set for May 3-4. May 3-4 is a Wednesday- Thursday sequence. We were originally booked for April 22-23 but that’s a tad early! Alternate weekend dates are impossible.


| May 27: 2017 Cruising Event


| Every Wednesday night...

Women in Wind will continue to meet every Wednesday evening in the spring at 4-5pm. Join us for social time directly after yoga for drinks, dinner etc.


| YOGA AT KYC With Norah Greatrix!

Come down to KYC for yoga, every Wednesday!

  • Where: Partridge Room (Upstairs), KYC
  • When: 1545h, every Wednesday, classes formally start at 1600h.
  • Cost: The cost is $10 per session (which we will be happy to apply to your account)
  • What to Bring: Mat, comfortable clothes & H2O (A mat can be arranged in advance if you need, please contact Norah for this and with any questions pertaining to what will be covered in class).


| Weekend Features

  • Rainbow trout with a lemon dill cream sauce, wild rice pilaf, and green beans - $22
  • Omelette: Hunter salami, artichoke hearts, and Swiss cheese - $13
  • Weekend Special: Banana pancakes with maple syrup and whipped cream - $10

| Wine of the Month

For this week, we will finish up with our Concha y Toro, Carmenère

And next week we will launch a new selection! Stay tuned!


| Kingstons Annual Rec Show

Thank you to our Junior Sailing Team who participated in Kingston's Annual Recreation and Leisure Show held at the Boys & Girls Club this past weekend.


| Mooring Expansion

Members have probably seen the displays in the clubhouse and the Knotmeter has included diagrams. The Mooring Expansion project is well underway. Installation is planned right before Launch Day. When it’s finished our club will have a total of 19 new finger-dock moorings. EXCITING TIMES!


| Mooring Allocations

The Mooring Committee has released the final 2017 mooring allocations. All members can view the mooring diagram by clicking here.


| Sailor's Handbook Online

The online handbook is now available under the SAILING/RACING area of our web site. The handbook includes details on our club racing & regatta events calendar and Sailing Instructions, as well as summer plans for the Cruising, Women In Wind and Radio Controlled activity areas.


| Attention KYC Racing Skippers

It is time to make sure your PHRF-LO certificate measurements are accurate. If you have a new boat or new sail(s), they must be measured before we can issue or renew your PHRF-LO certificates. PHRF-LO certificates are required at KYC to race in either the PHRF I or PHRF II fleets. Sail Measurement night will be Tuesday April 25, 2017 between 1700 and 1900 hours. It takes about 15 minutes. Please contact Rob Colwell at to reserve your slot.

PHRF-LO Spring Training Seminar
Saturday March 25, 2017 from 1000-1600hrs at the Prince Edward Yacht Club, 30 Fairfield Street, Picton ON K0K2T0. The seminar is open to all but targeted for those who are PHRF-LO Handicappers or who are interested in becoming a PHRF-LO handicapper. Topics include:

    The Handicapping Process
    Sail Measurements and Boat Inspections
    The Handicapper’s Worksheet
    Role of PHRF-LO Office

There is no cost and lunch will be provided, so if you want to “look behind the PHRF-LO curtain” please contact PHRF-LO Administration (e-mail: or call (800) 488-9885 to register. Please contact Rob Colwell (613) 547-0388 if you want to carpool.


| Robert Davis Clinic

Kingston’s Robert Davis put on a clinic at the 2017 Laser Midwinters East Championships capturing the event win with an 8-point lead ahead of Peru’s Stefano Peschiera. The 50-boat fleet sailed 10 races over the course of 4 days in variable conditions. Davis finished over half of his races in the top three, dominating the leaderboard from start to finish. "I've spent a lot of time training and competing in Clearwater, so I am quite comfortable sailing there," adds Davis. “We saw a good mix of conditions, and I was able to stay consistent over the ten races.” This performance marks Davis’ second midwinters title, placing 1st in 2014 and 2nd to Canadian Olympian Lee Parkhill last year.

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