Knotmeter - July 18, 2014

Knotmeter - July 18, 2014

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.

Don't forget about the New Age of Sail Outdoor Exhibition!

July 26th-27th
At the Marine Museum 

Click here for more information.

Partridge Bowl BBQ Sign Up!

Are you coming to the Partridge Bowl on Tomorrow? 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!).

More about the race:

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!

Officer of the Day

2014 Officer duties have been posted here:

Please check the list for your date.

 Billet Needed for 29er Sailors

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

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

LYRA 2014

LYRA 2014, hosted by Ashbridges' Bay Yacht Club in Toronto features a number of championships, including the IRC North American Championships, Etchells 22 Canadian Championships, J80 Canadian Championships and, for the first time, the PHRF-LO Championships.

This year's event will begin with the Freeman Cup races starting at noon on July 26, followed by the Centennial Cup departing from Youngstown on July 28, then the Founders race on July 31. Course racing will run August 1-3.

Information, including the Notice of Race and registration can be found at

We hope to see you there!

Paddle Boards and Kayaks

Members wishing to take out our new water equipment are asked to do so at the main bar. You will be asked to sign a waiver (the first time) as well as read some basic usage guidelines also posted here:

Keys for the equipment are to be returned to the main bar immediately after use.

Food and Beverage Update 

KYC's next Cottage Friday is fast approaching. The theme for this Cottage Friday will be Surf & Turf! Come down to your club for a steak and seafood feast, on Friday July 25. All Cottage Friday credits will be valid until August 11. 

We are now carrying a larger selection of draft beers, new this week is Beau's Patio Saison. Served up as always in our chilled glassware.

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


Beau's - Wild Oats Series - Patio Saison
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 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:

Thank you!

To all those workers, volunteers and helping bodies... for the 2014 Eastern Ontario Shark Championship Regatta.

Ross Cameron, Peter Van Rossem, Niilo Avarmaa, Mary Wilson, Joanne Miller, Sheila Murphy,  Barbara James, Sean Marshall, Jonathan Standley, Geoff Webster, Joan & Peter Kraszewski, Alevia & Rob Colwell, Myra Davidson, Mabel Corlett, Matt Fair, Jim Beatson, Don Ruddy, Peter French, Teresa Garrahan, Megan Willoughby, John Vines, Allan Gibbons, Amelia Sloan, Angela Smith.

KYC staff, Brett, James, Alison and their teams of Cooks, Servers and Bartenders...

Hats off to all of us for championing yet another truly successful regatta. Kudos everyone!!

Many jobs big and small need attention to pull this together each year. Some tasks get done quietly and some are out there for the sailors to see, but without all of these tasks being completed, the success of a regatta can be jeopardized.

Site management, administrative organization, registration, meals, marks, race direction and scoring, social events and PR; are all important and necessary parts of the weekend. Many of you went out of your way to ensure the success of these events and the quality of the regatta for it's participants. I appreciate those who reminded me of tasks that might have been missed at the time and helped complete the tasks on time.

We have some new names on our list this year and although I was not able to use all who came forward, I wish to thank you and let you know “I have your number” and you will get a notice when the next event comes up.

Thank you all again for the time, effort and attention you all put into the success of this regatta. I again enjoyed chairing this event and hope that some of you might join us again next year for the KYC hosted Shark regatta. Without people like yourselves, regattas would not take place.

-Lana Butler, Regatta Chair

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.