Knotmeter - July 3, 2014

Knotmeter - July 3, 2013

Friday, July 11 - 5:30PM

It's time for another edition of our oh-so-popular "TGIF Sail!"

For the uninitiated:

Don't have a boat and want to get out sailing? Sign up and we will make it happen.
Have a boat and want some company? Sign up and we will find you crew.

Boats will leave the harbour around 6PM for a 1-2hr sail.

Food and beverages in the clubhouse after.

It's a great opportunity for members to make new friends at the Club!

If you are interested please email

Eastern Ontario Shark Championships

July 5-6 @ Kingston Yacht Club

It's not to late to register your boat!
Click here to register!

Club Update

KYC is home to Eastern Ontario Shark Championships this weekend. We expect a higher than normal usage of the Club and facilities during this time. Specifically, food and beverage operations will either be delayed or shut down on Saturday evening in order to accommodate the Shark dinner.

Glenn Singleton has officially begun his new position at Brockville Country Club. We wish him all the best, and thank him for his service over the last four seasons. We also thank the members in advance for their patience and understanding during this transitional period.

Partridge Bowl

The Annual Club Cruise to Jemmett's Landing is July 19th.
The cruise is centred on the race for the Partridge Bowl.

A Le Mans start coupled with pursuit race format means that the first racer to arrive at the property is the winner.
It's always an exciting event and, then, there's the party that follows...

Staff will be on-site to cook,
the trophy will be suitably filled and shared. 

 This special event will require that the dock and the mooring balls
be available for participants: rafting will be necessary.
Others are asked to leave the dock by noon on Saturday, July 19.

It should again be available for general usage
for the evening and night of July 20.  

Come and take part in the Cruise!

Paddleboards, Kayaks and Trampolines

KYC has purchased paddleboards, kayaks and a water trampoline for member use. Paddleboards and kayaks are in a 'testing' phase with limited access. We hope to offer full access over the next few weeks.

A white marker has been placed at the proposed trampoline site off the T-Dock. We encourage members, while entering and exiting the harbour, to consider the location and provide any feedback they may have.

Jemmett's Firepit

We ask that when using the firepit at Jemmett's to please make sure you have completely extinguished your fires before departure.
Thank you. 

Racing Update

New racing boats (and crew) expecting to join the PHRF fleet soon: J24 "Obsession" from RMC and C&C 25 "Cat's Paws"... welcome!

ALTS graduates: we really want 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 "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 white board near the bar and we'll get you on either a
racing boat or the race committee boat!

Food & Beverage Update

Reminder to all Cottage Friday credit holders, July 7th is the last day to use up your credits for the most recent Cottage Friday event.

Kingston Yacht Club is proud to announce that we will expanding our selection of draft beer starting next week. In order to install the new equipment, the lower bar will be closed on Monday July 7th until mid-afternoon. The restaurant will be open as normal on Monday, with drinks being served from the upstairs bar. We appreciate your patience during these brief renovations and look forward to serving you our new draft selections.

Due to a lack of interest KYC's lobster night, originally scheduled for Saturday July 12, will be postponed until further notice. We will reschedule and update you once a new date has been settled on.
KYC is offering weekend brunch on Saturday and Sunday, every weekend, from 10:30am to 3pm. Come down to your club to try some of the tasty selections from the brunch menu.

Yard Bikes - Thank You!

A big thank you from us to those of you who generously donated bikes for the yard staff to use around the Club! 

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 TGIF Sail
July 19 Partridge Bowl
July 20-24 29er North Americans
July 25 Cottage Friday
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.

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.