Knotmeter - June 26, 2014

Knotmeter - June 26, 2014

Farewell to Glenn
This friday June 27th 4pm-6pm

Come on down and wish Glenn and Dorinda well in their new endaevors. Glenn will be at the main bar between 4-6pm to meet and chat with members.

On behalf of the Board, and Staff members we wish Glenn, Dorinda and Dixie all the best for the future!

TGIF - ALTS Grads and New Students
This Friday 5pm

ALTS Session A grads and ALTS Session B participants are invited to the Club on Friday evening for a Welcome and Grad TGIF.

Grads, chat with the new participants about your experiences. Instructors, meet your students!

Eastern Ontario Shark Championships

July 5-6

Registration is now open!
Click here to register!

Racing Update

On July 1, Canada Day, there will be Shark racing but no PHRF fleet racing. SI change will be posted.

Skippers: last chance to book your RC duty slots. Unfilled slots will be assigned Saturday.

New ALTS graduates: we'd really like to get you into weeknight and/or weekend racing. See next 2 items...

Crew/Boats Bank: currently 10 people seeking boats and 1 boat seeking crew. We need more boats! Details at "Sailing > Racing > Crew/Boat Bank" KYC web site page.
Send updates to

"On the Water" guarantee: 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 either a racing boat or the race committee boat!

Food & Beverage Update

Kingston Yacht Club is pleased to offer a new wine list to members. New wines include a 2011 Creekside Estates Syrah, 2012 Seven Peaks Merlot, 2012 Red Tractor Riesling Gewurztraminer. Ask your server for more details.

KYC is serving weekend brunch all summer, Saturdays and Sundays from 10:30 to 3:00pm.

On July 11, KYC will be hosting its first lobster night, featuring a main course with a whole Nova Scotia Lobster. Seating will be limited, so reserve your seats today by e-mailing James at Stay tuned to the knotmeter for more information.

Inside the Drama: America's Cup 2013

Saturday July 26th 7:30PM
Kingston Yacht Club

The Marine Museum presents:
A talk with Steve Killing, New Zealand Design Team Member.

Emirates Team New Zealand seemed to be unbeatable in the 2013 America’s Cup and yet Oracle managed to pull ahead to victory. Steve Killing will be sharing his stories and photos of  this event as a member of the New Zealand design team. The connection between his design of Fred Eaton’s Toronto-based C-Class catamaran and the America’s Cup is a fascinating story of being in the right place at the right time.

$20 per person, to reserve contact Jana Clark 613-542-2261

Click here for more information.

New Regalia!

KYC is proud to annouce that the club has a brand new selection of KYC branded regailia. New items for sale include KYC branded caps, vests, waterproof jackets and golf shirts. Ask the bar staff for more details.

To All PHRF Racing Skippers

The cost of a PHRF certificate will increase to $35.00 this year.  The web-link that follows will take you to the letter from the PHRF-LO organization that explains the need for the increase.
Click here for more information

Any questions please contact Rob Colwell KYC PHRF Handicapper (

Upcoming Events at KYC
July 3-19 Extended Cruise
July 4 Main Duck Race
July 5-6 Eastern Ontario Shark Championships
July 11 Lobster Night
July 19 Partridge Bowl
July 26 Inside the Drama: America's Cup - 7:30PM
For a complete list of upcoming events please visit:

Upcoming Cruising Dates

1)      Extended Cruise with John Mason “Come Fly with Me”

(July 3 – 19)

This trip will take you east to Cornwall for adventures, entertainment, and reunions with old friends. Consider flying through the air on ropes, in balloons, or in a glider... perhaps even navigating some rapids or enjoying great theatre and fine dining . To learn more contact John Mason at

2)      2014 Jazz Cruise Weekend
(Aug 15, 16, 17)

Yes – there is another cruise to Picton this year, on the weekend of the Picton Jazz Festival. The main show is Saturday, August 16th at the Regent Theatre. Group reservations will be made for Friday night dining and there will be another catered group meal (BYO) on Saturday before the show.  The featured Saturday night entertainment is the Rene Rosnes Quartet (check for details).  KYC has 24 excellent seats reserved for Saturday night on a first-come-first-served basis.  Please call the KYC office to put tickets at $40 each on your tab ($38 this year,with booking charges). Once you have booked your tickets, please let John Kitney know ( and he will follow up with other details regarding dining and dockage requirements. Details for dinner on Saturday will be arranged later. Cost will be about $28 per person.

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. 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:

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.

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!

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.