Knotmeter - May 30, 2014

Knotmeter - May 30, 2014

Message from the Commodore

KYC Members,

I am writing to inform you that our General Manager, Glenn Singleton, has resigned from his position as General Manager at KYC to accept another job.  This will take effect at the end of June, 2014.

Glenn has helped the club through a very active and challenging period.  He has elevated our F&B service at the club, improved our member services and help make it possible for the Board to tackle larger projects.  I want to extend my best wishes and success to Glenn in his future endeavours.

The Flag Officers, Board of Directors and staff will work hard keep things running smoothly, but I ask for understanding and cooperation from the membership as we adjust and until we are able to fill the vacancy.

Chris Walmsley

Commodore's Sailpast!

The event of the season!

Commodore Chris Walmsley
and the Flag Officers of Kingston Yacht Club 

cordially invite you to 

2014 Sailpast & Barbecue
Saturday, June 7th 

Schedule of Events

12:00 - Burgee raising ceremony  
Every decade or two we need to lie down our flagpole so it can be rejuvenated. That's happened in the last few ends.To celebrate and add to our Opening on Saturday, June 7, Commodore Walmsley will preside over the Official raising of the Club burgee at noon on the 7th.Just another fun way to enjoy our 108 year old Club.

14:00 - Sailpast 

Off-shore in front of KYC 

15:30-17:30 - Bouncy Castle & Face Painting for the children!

17:00 - BBQ
Steak, Chicken or Trout! 

Tickets available by reservation in advance
at the office, the bar, or Glenn: 613-548-3052 ext 4,
or email

$30 each all inclusive 
Children $12

Music on the dock from 5:00-8:30 provided by

The Mauricio Montecinos Band

Eastern Ontario Shark Championships
July 5-6
Registration is now open!
Click here to register!

Food and Beverage Update   

KYC has also launched its new summer beverage menu, 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.

New this week is Beau's summer seasonal Beer the Festivale. Festiveale is brewed in the German Altbier style and is something of a cousin of Lug Tread. Festivale has a maltier taste and is more assertively hopped, see the beau's website for more information: 
Give this refreshing and complex summer beer a try
next time you are at the Club.

Also new this week is Malivoire's Small Lot Gamay, a red wine in the Beaujolais style from Niagara. The Small Lot Gamay is Light to Medium bodied, refreshing with notes of cranberry and cassis and will be served slightly chilled. Stay tuned for new beer and wine selections as they become available.

KYC will be serving brunch from 10:30am until 3:00pm on Saturday & Sunday. 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.

JS Fundraiser - Thank you for your Support!

Many thanks to Diane Reid for her inspirational talk at KYC.  
Over 50 people listened in awe to Diane’s exciting Mini Transat adventures.Cheers also to all of who bid (as well as donated items for) the silent auction items. Together with your support we raised over $1,000 for the Junior Sailing Race Team program.
Thank you!

Hug Your Spinnaker Nights
June 3rd, June 5th

If you have a PHRF certificate and have not yet had your spinnaker measured please visit the Partridge Room on June 3rd or June 5th after racing to be measured.

Contact Rob Colwell for questions:

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.

Extended Cruise with John and Marj Mason
“Come Fly with Me”
June 2 @ 7:00
Join us at KYC to learn about John’s new destination for this July.
Meet new cruisers or greet old friends.
Everyone welcome.

Upcoming Events at KYC
June 2 Extended Cruise Info Night ~ 7PM
June 3 Hug Your Spinnaker Night
June 5 Hug Your Spinnaker Night
June 7 Commodore's Sailpast
June 13 TGIF Sail! 
July 5-6 Eastern Ontario Shark Championships
For a complete list of upcoming events please visit:

Jemmett's Landing Update

KYC's property on Wolfe Island, Jemmett's Landing, is ready to go for the season. The board has updated the Jemmett's Landing Usage Policy. For more information about Jemmett's Landing and the new policy, please see KYC's website here:

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 complement 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

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.

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.