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.

Chris Walmsley

Cottage Friday!

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.

Officer of the Day

2014 Officer duties have been posted here:

Please check the list for your date.

Picton Jazz Cruise
August 15-17th

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 ( 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!

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 

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:

Beau's B-Side - Kissmeyer: Nordic Pale 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

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

Racing Update

Partridge Bowl results:
Signature 1st, Cara Mia 2nd, Alchemy 3rd, good food and a great time had by all, despite less than cooperative wind!

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 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

Click here to register for the regatta.

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:

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.