Knotmeter - August 1, 2014
Knotmeter - August 1, 2014
TGIF - ALTS Welcome and Graduates
Tonight! - 5PM
Instructors, Recent ALTS Grads, Community Club Skippers and of course New ALTS Students! Tonight is an informal mixer here at the Club for all of you.
This is a good opportunity to meet some people in the program, talk about your past experiences or maybe find some crew for the Club Sharks!
Name tags will be available at the bar.
Hope to see you there!
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.
Women in Wind Annual BBQ
Friday, August 8
The Women in Wind would like to invite all KYC members to join them for a BBQ buffet featuring a choice of grilled chicken supreme or grilled salmon and an assortment of salads and sides.
The kitchen will also be serving our regular menu. Come down to your club and enjoy a night of great food and friends.
Officer of the Day
2014 Officer duties have been posted here:
Please check the list for your date.
Station 14 Interview with KYC 29er Team Members
KYC 29er Team members, Christina Black and Naomi Flanagan interviewed by Station 14 about the 29er NA's at PoH.
Click below to watch!
TGIF Sail & Caribbean Night
Friday, August 15
Join us for the next installment in our summer TGIF Sailing series. This event is for members without boats to get out on the water on other members boats. If you are interested in signing up to sail or in volunteering your boat, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Back at the clubhouse, KYC's kitchen staff will be serving up authentic Caribbean dinner specials. The bar staff will be mixing up tropical drink specials for all the thirsty sailors, all set to caribbean music.
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!
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
We are now carrying a larger selection of draft beers, new this week is Beau's Kissmeyer Nordic Saison, a refreshing new take on the classic Belgian style Saison. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
we really want to get you into weeknight and/or weekend racing.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
"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 August 1 ALTS Welcome and Grad Mixer TGIF August 8 Women in Wind BBQ August 9 Wolfe Island Race August 15 TGIF Sail (Carribbean Theme Night!) August 22 Cottage Friday September 5 TGIF Sail For a complete list of upcoming events please visit:
After a very successful spring tour of Europe, Robert Davis is now ranked 18th in the world of 900 ranked Laser sailors. This has been an impressive progression to watch. Robert is in Kingston for the summer preparing for CORK and the world Championship in Spain in September.
You can follow him at www.robertdavissailing.com
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!
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