Knotmeter - July 11, 2014

Knotmeter - July 11, 2014


It's time for another edition of our oh-so-popular "TGIF Sail!"
Its not too late to sign up! 

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

Billet Needed for 29er Sailors

Two 29er Sailors looking for billet from July 15th - 30th.  Will pay expenses. Contact:

Eastern Ontario Shark Championships

Another great regatta put on by some very dedicated volunteers last weekend. Friday, KYC was once again home to 20-some Sharks and their crew. The weather conditions could not have been more perfect for this class.

Special recognition goes out to Lana Butler and her team of volunteers, Ross Cameron, Racing PRO, the KYC staff, all our valued sponsors, Geoff Webster the official photographer, the City of Kingston for their support, and of course our membership for being so welcoming and accommodating to the visiting clubs. 

Congratulations to Peter Van Rossem and crew of Jonathan Livingston Seagull, Mike Hull and crew of Dartos, and Steve Raddon and crew of Shadfly for placing first,second, and seventh in the regatta!

Full results can be found here.
Click here for photos of the event by Geoff Webster.

Partridge Bowl BBQ Sign Up!

Are you coming to the partridge bowl on July 19th? Don't forget to sign up for the annual BBQ held after the race at Jemmett's. 

This year we are offering burgers, sausages, chicken and veggie burgers along with various salads and all the fixings!

Only $22 including taxes and gratuities. 
Kids eat for $10!

RSVP with James Walton:

Please include the number in your party, dietary restrictions or meal choice inclinations (so we have a rough idea of what to pack!).

Orange Peel will be going down and back (same day) and could take a few people. Those who are interested should indicate this in their RSVP.

Hope to see you there!

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!

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 Age of Sail - Outdoor Exhibition

July 26th-27th
At the Marine Museum 

Click here for more information.

KPSS Introduces:

Summer Sailing Seminar Series

How to Escape Winter and Cruise the Bahamas

Come and enjoy an evening with Burry Vanderveer on the preparation for, and what to expect in cruising the Bahamas.

Date: Wednesday, July 30th

Location: KYC

Time: 7 to 8 PM

R.S.V.P by July 26, 2014 to May Corcoran

Email: or 613 536-5367

Burry and his wife Wendy have lived aboard for 8 years and been 

cruising full time the past 5 years along the US Eastern Seaboard and the Burry is considering conducting a seminar series in August with sufficient interest on topics such as:

-Taming the Atlantic Intercoastal Waterway (ICW)

-Crossing the Gulf Stream – Florida to the Bahamas

-Electrical Power Options for the Cruising Boat

-Communication Options for the Cruiser

Junior Sailing - Casino Night Fundraiser!

July 31st - Partridge Room

Please join the KYC Junior Sailing community on 
Thursday, July 31st for a full night of fun!
There will be food, drinks, games, and good company for all.

Guests will be required to purchase a $25 ticket from the KYC Junior Sailing office prior to the event.

The proceeds collected from the evening will be donated to the KYC Junior Sailing School and Race Teams

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.

The trampoline has made a big splash off the T-dock this week. Come on down and check it out.

Food and Beverage Update 

Well, its been a busy week for F&B! We closed the main bar early in the week to make way for a much needed back cooler and expanded draft service. Things are noticibly picking up activity-wise around KYC these days.

We are now carrying a larger selection of draft beers, served up as always in our chilled glassware.

Come on in and sample one (or all) of the new products:


Beaus - "Wild Oats Series" - Maddaddamites Noobroo Gruit Ale
Muskoka Brewery - Detour
Waupoos Premium Cider


Muskoka Brewery - Summer Weiss
Beaus - Festivale Seasonal 

All selections come with a seat on the best waterfront patio in Kingston. 

As always, we value your feedback. To comment on our new selection or on food and beverage in general please contact James Walton

Racing Update

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
Send updates to

"On the Water" guarantee:
show up between 5:00 - 5:30 pm,
put your name on the white board near the bar and we'll get you on either a racing boat or the race committee boat!

Upcoming Events at KYC
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
July 26-27 New Age of Sail - Outdoor Exhibition 
July 30 How to Escape Winter Talk - 7:00PM
July 31 Casino Night - Junior Sailing Fundraiser
For a complete list of upcoming events please visit:

Upcoming Cruising Dates

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:

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

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.