Knotmeter - May 22, 2014

Knotmeter - May 22, 2014

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. 

Brunch extends to all weekend!
That's right! Brunch will now be offered on Saturdays as well as the usual Sunday. Weekend Brunch is served 10:30a-3p with the regular menu taking over at 3p-9p.

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

Food & Beverage Update

Starting this Saturday, May 24, KYC will be serving brunch from 10:30am until 3:00pm. Saturday Brunch will feature the same delicious breakfast and Lunch menu items as Sunday Brunch, along with daily specials. At 3:00pm, following brunch on both Saturday and Sunday the regular patio menu will be offered for the rest of the day. 

KYC has also launched its new summer beverage members, featuring old favourites and new options for wine cocktails and beers. As a result of the success of Beau's feBrewery promotion KYC is now carrying some of Beau's seasonal beers by the bottle. The Beaver River I.P.Eh! and Kissmeyer Nordic Pale Ale are currently available, and stay tuned for new selections as they become available.  The summer cocktail menu has also been launched, including a new drinks, including the Spirited Vice Commodore, back by popular demand after KYC's Spring Scotch Night.

Breakwall Reminder
Now that the warmer weather is here the sailing season can be declared "Officially Open!"  Therefore, members are asked to refrain from driving on to the breakwall. We have 6 lovely and spacious new carts so there is no reason for anyone to drive out to the breakwall. 

OK, OK, there are always exceptions to every rule so if you feel you should be permitted to drive on to the breakwall
please request permission in person at the office or email

Requests must include the reason,
estimated arrival and departure times. 

Thank you for your understanding, cooperation and respect of this request.

Jemmett's Landing Update

KYC's property on Wolfe Island, Jemmett's Landing, is ready to go for the season. Special thanks to Peter Fedora and KYC's Yard Steward, Brad Strawbridge for leading the cleanup effort this year. For more information about Jemmett's Landing, please see KYC's website here:

Upcoming Events at KYC
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 visit:

Boats and Skippers Needed
KYC is joining the Ontario Sailing initiative "" which will open our doors to the community on June 21.?
We are looking for Skippers to help out by volunteering their time and boats to take out members of the Kingston community who are interested in the sport of sailing.
If you are interested, please contact
We will also have the Junior Sailing boats and Able Sail fleet available for interested participants. More details to come. Mark your calendar!

Motor Boat Donation
The Junior Sailing Program is in need of a powerboat to help compliment the coachboat fleet. We are looking for a power boat that is seaworthy and suitable for basic sailing instruction.
With or without engine.
Any member who has a boat that is looking for a new lease on life should contact
Matt White 613-540-4417

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

Boat owners: last chance to book your 2 required (preferred) Race Committee duty slots for the year. After Friday, unfilled time slots will be assigned by the Race Office.

The KYC racing marks are in the same locations as last year. Please see the KYC website for their coordinates:

"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

Escort Boats Need for YMCA Swim Across Lake Ontario

The summer of 2013 saw a daring group of women attempt to swim the 305 kilometre length of Lake Ontario from Kingston to Burlington. Unfortunately they weren't successful in their bid. They have, however, inspired a group of Kingston athletes to take up the challenge.

From July 14th-19th, a group of athletes and their coach - marathon swimmer, Vicki Keith - will embark on an exciting, charitable adventure from Burlington to Kingston, Ontario. The team will swim in relay fashion day and night for six days along the shore of Lake Ontario until they reach their destination. This is a fundraising event to help YMCA's across Ontario create more accessible opportunities for young people with physical disabilities.

We are looking for large boats, both sail and power, to join us on this journey. Ideally we would like to find one or two boats that would complete the whole adventure with us, but we are also welcoming boaters who would like to 'come aboard' our flotilla for a day or two to support the athletes and the charity.

If you are interested, or would like more information, please contact Vicki Keith at or (613) 546-2647 ext 251.

 "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

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!

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

*Please note Brunch is served from 10:30-3 and regular menu is served 3-9pm.

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