Knotmeter - May 14, 2014

Knotmeter - May 14, 2014

Cottage Friday Returns!
May 16th 11am-10pm

Do not miss this Friday as our popular Cottage Friday returns.

This Cottage Friday event will feature…

“Rib Eye Steak & Fiddleheads” for dinner as well as our 2014 patio menu with a new style of mussels & crab cakes!

Whatever you spend on food on "Friday the 16th" you will receive a credit of equal value to be redeemed on future Patio Menu purchases made by June 2nd, 2014.

So c’mon down and enjoy your club!

The KYC cottage…

where great friends have great times!

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

Diane Reid Comes to KYC
Junior Sailing Fundraiser

May 28th @ 7pm ~ Silent Auction Starts at 6:30pm

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

Click here to purchase tickets online and for full event info

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

New Age of Sail Gala - Thank You!

I would like to extend my thanks to everyone involved in making the New Age of Sail Gala Dinner and Canadian Sailing Hall of Fame induction such a complete success. It was a once in a lifetime event attended by the sailors and boat builders that put Canada on the map.  I look forward to having KYC host the Hall of Fame events in the future!  The exhibit is now open so please help support the Marine Museum and visit.

Commodore Chris Walmsley

Alan Lombard (President of Sail Canada) inducting George Cuthbertson and Bruce Kirby into the Canadian Sailing Hall of Fame

Women in Wind Meet and Greet  

Wednesday, May 21st
5:30 p.m. downstairs @ KYC

Come out and meet fellow female members.
Have a drink &/or order some food from the new menu.
Sign-up for Wednesday night sailing.

Looking forward to seeing everyone.
If you can not attend but wish to participate on Wednesday night sails, let us know.

Brenda Charette
Co-chair Women in Wind

New Member and ALTS TGIF
Friday, May 23 @ 5PM

This TGIF will be a great opportunity for new members and ALTS students to get to know all the different aspects of the club.

A 'meet and greet' style evening is planned with opportunities to tour and sail on some member boats and have any questions about your new Club answered.

How do I get involved with racing?
What is this Jemmett's Landing I keep hearing about?

Not quite sure of something? This is your event.

ALTS students will be introduced to the program, meet your instructors and more.

This will also be the perfect chance to sign up for the
Commodore's Sailpast coming up on June 7th. 

Upcoming Events at KYC
May 15 New Age of Sail Opening - Marine Museum
May 16 Cottage Friday
May 21 Women in Wind Meet and Greet
May 23 New Member & ALTS TGIF
May 24 First Aid Course
May 25 VHF Certification Course
May 28 Diane Reid Comes to KYC! JS Fundraiser - 7PM
June 7 Commodore's Sailpast
For a complete list of upcoming events please

Bicycles Needed

We're seeking two bicycles for our yard staff.
Having a couple of tough bikes around for our staff will speed their trips around the yard/breakwater and increase their efficiency.
preferred are:
- single speed with pedal brake
- small or medium size frame with high bars
- not in need of significant repair.

Donation preferred, but KYC will consider buying "cheap".
please contact either Peter Cohrs
or Brad Strawbridge

Please email before bringing your donations to the Club.

Racing Update

"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

Environment Canada Presentation 
RMCC - Currie Hall
May 21st 1800-2100

The Royal Military College of Canada Yacht Club is hosting Mr. Serge Besner from Environment Canada who has managed the production of Wind, Weather & Waves: a Guide to Maritime Weather in the Great Lakes Region.

 We are opening this presentation to all of the sailing/boating community in the Kingston area so feel free to distribute accordingly. 
Guide abstract 

There are no fees associated with this presentation however those interested RSVP no later than Sunday May 18th to 

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

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!

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

Commodore Chris Walmsley proudly displaying his "Safety Inspection Sticker" courtesy of the local Power & Sail Squadron.

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.