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.

Chris Walmsley

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

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
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!

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 

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:

Beau's B Side - Kissmeyer - Nordic 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

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

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
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:

Robert Davis

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

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

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.