Knotmeter - July 25, 2014
Knotmeter - July 25, 2014
KYC Awarded Ontario Trillium Foundation Grant
I am very pleased to report to the membership that KYC has been awarded an Ontario Trillium Foundation grant to support our Junior Sailing program. The grant is for $154,200, to be paid over a two year period starting this summer, and is targeted at renewal and growth of our Opti program in addition to supporting additional fall season programing.
The money will be spent on a broad range of JS related initiatives from supporting salaries for new positions, expanded instructor training, additional Optimist dinghies and 2 coach boats.
Our Junior Sailing program is truly one of the best on Lake Ontario, as recognized by being designated an Ontario Sailing Regional Training centre. This grant will help keep our program going strong into the future by allowing us to expand our offerings and provide top quality instructors and equipment.
By the end of this season you should see new equipment arriving, and additional fall programming being promoted.
I extend my sincere thanks those who were involved in the preparation and submission of this grant, as it was a significant endeavour, and look forward to a stronger program going into the future.
TODAY ALL DAY!
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!
At the Marine Museum
Officer of the Day
2014 Officer duties have been posted here:
Please check the list for your date.
Picton Jazz Cruise
There are still tickets available through KYC for this not-to-miss event!
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.
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 (email@example.com) 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.
Don't miss it!
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
Time: 7 to 8 PM
R.S.V.P by July 26, 2014 to May Corcoran
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 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, 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 http://abyc.on.ca/lyra2014/.
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: http://kingstonyachtclub.ca/waterequipment
Keys for the equipment are to be returned to the main bar immediately after use.
Food and Beverage Update
New this week at KYC is Ogier Cotes du Ventoux Rosé. A perfect summer wine, this Grenache-Syrah blend is fresh and dry, a classic Rhone Valley Rosé, best enjoyed on KYC's waterfront patio.
We are now carrying a larger selection of draft beers, new this week is Beau's Kissmeyer Nordic Pale Ale. Served up as always in our chilled glassware.
Come on in and sample one (or all) of the new products:
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 email@example.com
Member 420 Fleet
Junior Sailing has an old fleet of 420s that may be re-purposed for member use. We would like to get a sense of interest from the membership on using these boats.
We are also looking for help with the project.
If you are interested in either using the 420s or helping to put this initiative in motion please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Partridge Bowl results:
Signature 1st, Cara Mia 2nd, Alchemy 3rd, good food and a great time had by all, despite less than cooperative wind!
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 http://kingstonyachtclub.ca/crewbank
Send updates to email@example.com.
"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 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:
Hudson Yacht Club Summer Invitational Regatta
for RC Solings
John Lowther and Paul Switzer represented Kingston Yacht Club at this regatta. Also racing were yachts from Montreal, Ottawa and Hudson, a total a 12 boats. The 8 races were sailed in a light steady breeze and a choppy sea, winds out of the East.
Congratualtions to John Lowther and Paul Switzer who came first, and second overall!
KYC Member Taylor Perkins Featured on Cover of The Laser Sailor Magazine
Taylor of KYC made the cover of the current Laser magazine. This event was in New Jersey where Taylor finished 8th after two days of 20-25 knot winds. His sail number is 194159. Congratualtions Taylor!
IOM Canadians Registration Open
Volunteers Needed for Regattas
Currently looking for volunteers for the following regattas:
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: http://www.kingstonyachtclub.ca/index.cfm?ID=265
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 http://www.cork.org/volunteers/
or call the CORK office at 613 545 1322
Hours of Operation
Bar Kitchen Office Gas Dock Monday 11-10 11-9 9a-5p 9a-5p Tuesday 11-10 11-9 9a-5p 9a-5p Wednesday 11-10 11-9 9a-5p 9a-5p Thursday 11-10 11-9 9a-5p 9a-5p Friday 11-10 11-9 9a-5p 9a-5p Saturday 10:30-10 10:30-9* Closed 9a-5p Sunday 10:30-10 10:30-9* Closed 9a-5p
*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. www.kingstonyachtclub.ca