Knotmeter - August 25, 2017

Knotmeter - August 25, 2017

Thank you to all Coaches who assited in creating a memorable sailing experience for 20 young Kingston immigrants!

Upcoming Events

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| August 26: wolfe island race

This long distance race is around Wolfe Island, and this year will have 2 potential intermediate finishing points, one at Bear Point and the other at Quebec head, permitting a completed race even in the case of light air conditions. A change to the SIs will be posted in the near future.



Come down to the club and see some exciting 2-person dinghy racing. We are expecting upwards of 20 competitors. Race results will be posted online in the "Sailing / Racing / Regattas" area of our web site. Please contact Robert Weguelin if you are interested in helping with this or future regattas.


| September 7-8: Patti Leishman

The KYC Corinthian Fund is pleased to host an Art Show by Patti Leishman September 7th and 8th . The majority of her work at this show will be based on KYC boats and the club it’s self so come on down and take a look!

| Wednesday night with Women in Wind

Women in Wind will continue to meet every Wednesday after yoga with Norah 4-5pm. Join us for a sail and stay for social time for a swim, drinks, dinner etc..


| YOGA AT KYC With Norah Greatrix!

Come down to KYC for yoga, every Wednesday!

  • Where: Please meet at front doors. Location will be determined based on weather
  • 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

  • BBQ combo: Chicken supreme a la Saltimbocca, with mini red potatoes and green and wax beans - $20
  • Weekend Special: Western sandwich - $10
  • Omlette: Greek omelette - $13

| Beer of the Week

Full-Time I.P.A.

An aromatic I.P.A. in the contemporary West Coast style. Big tropical fruit flavor gives way to pine, courtesy of American and New Zealand organic hop varieties. With it’s bold flavor and balanced bitterness this I.P.A. is a perfect refreshing drink for the hot and humid summer weather in Kingston.

Food Pairing

Full-Time I.P.A. makes a great accompaniment to any of our house made Burgers or with the fresh flavors of Nachos to share with all your crew. Try one and let us know what you think!


Junior Sailing

| Summer sailing has now finished up - Fall sailing begins September 5th!

It has been a wonderful summer of junior program sailing at KYC! The coaches have thoroughly enjoyed coaching all the sailors. There have been around 290 sailors who sailed with KYC this summer, including record numbers of Opti Beginner and Wetfeet sailors. This is great for the future of sailing at Kingston Yacht Club and Canadian Sailing.


| Immigrant Services - Kingston Sailing Evening

On Thursday evening, around 20 youth immigrants aged 11 - 17, had the opportunity to go sailing at KYC for a couple of hours. We had 3 420s and Jessie out on the lake with coaches who kindly volunteered their coaching time and expertise. All the coaches thoroughly enjoyed it! It was a beautiful evening with 4-6 knots of breeze. Most of the youth had never sailed before so really enjoyed the new experience. Special thanks to Coach James Hickey, Emily Butler, Emma Piczonka, Sam Fumat, and James Rountree for helping out!


| Regatta Update

Opti CORK, Canadian Laser Nationals and CORK International The KYC race team sailors finished up their regattas for the summer sailing season last week. Well done to all the sailors for sailing well, displaying good sportsmanship and representing KYC to a high level on and off the water. Thank you to all the race team coaches for all your coaching!

FORK in association with KYC held their annual Foiling Kite boarding 3 day regatta off Lake Ontario Park last weekend. It was a fantastic weekend of short, fast races in beautiful breeze. Thanks to all the racers and volunteers for making it such a successful event.

CORK OCR Results
Well done to the following KYC sailors for sailing so well and making us proud! Laser Full Rig - Robert Davis 1st, Hugh Macrae 7th, Ari Moffat 21st 49er FX - Alexandra ten Hove (KYC) / Mariah Millen 1st

Sail Fast!
Goodluck to James Fair who is currently in Halifax racing at the Opti Nationals and Dannie Boyd (RNSYS/KYC) / Erin Rafuse (RNSYS) who are just about to compete in the 49er FX world in Porto, Portugal.


| Fall Sailing

To register online and find out more info, check out:

Fall Training allows sailors to extend their sailing season and gain more structured, meaningful time on the water. This allows sailors to improve their sailing skills while further developing their passion for sailing.

Fall Sailing will occur on Tuesdays and Sundays for the month of September and just into October. For the LTR and Race Team sailors, CORK will be the focus regatta. For the CANSail 3 & 4, time on the water with effective coaching and reviewing checklists is the focus.

Any questions, please feel free to contact KYC Sailing Manager James Rountree via:


| Adult Learn to Sail

Adult Learn to Sail has sessions available in September. It's a fantastic time of the year to be out on the lake while improving your sailing skills. If you're interested in doing some Adult Sailing lessons, please check out:

If there are any questions, please email:




Peter Kraszewski, Regatta Chair and is our lead KYC organizer held a planning meeting this past Wednesday. The meeting was well attended (15+ people) and a lot of ground was covered in preparation for next year's regatta. Responsibilities in various areas were assigned (race management, social, volunteers, digital media presence, marketing, trophies, harbour master, etc) and the financials started. There were even some historical memorabilia items on hand, including a set of flags for the EYC regattas going back to the 1960's and results from past EYC regattas held at KYC. The next planning/organising meeting is scheduled for November 8th. If you are interested in helping out with this regatta please contact Peter K.