Knotmeter -August 28, 2014

Knotmeter - August 28, 2014

Notice of Special General Meeting (September 28th - 7pm)

At the August board meeting the board voted to bring the issue of
fee changes, Capital Improvement fees, and Entrance fees to the
membership for consideration at a Special General Meeting.  
The date for the SGM will be September 28th at 7:00pm.
Anyone wishing to participate electronically must notify the main
office well in advance.

Office Hours Update

The office will be closed on Monday, September 1 for Labour Day. The office will re-open on Tuesday September 2 at 9am.

September Hours Start Next Week

Its that time of year again when the nights start to get cooler and the days shorter. The bar & kitchen will be open from 10:30 - 10pm on Labour Day.

Starting after Labour Day, Bar & Kitchen Hours will be Noon-9pm on weekdays and 10:30am-9pm on weekends.

Gas Dock hours will be 9am - 5pm, 7 days a week.

Sophie Kiwala Presents KYC with Trillium Grant

On behalf of Kingston Yacht Club, Commodore Chris Walmsley officially accepts the Ontario Trillium Foundation Grant from Kingston and the Islands M.P.P. Sophie Kiwala.

Alcohol Outside Licensed Areas

Signs have recently been posted at the main entrance and on the gate at the west end of the front porch to identify the limits of our licensed area. The entrance driveway, the beach and the break wall are not licensed. Please refrain from taking alcohol out of the licensed area. 

CORK is Looking for Volunteers for its Fall Regatta!

CORK is looking for volunteers for its Fall Regatta, September 28 & 29. Volunteers are needed for 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

Officer of the Day

2014 Officer duties have been posted here:

Please check the list for your date.

Food and Beverage Update

Beau's Fall Seasonal, the Night Marzen Oktoberfest style Lager is finally here. Beau's just released this year's edition of the Night Marzen and KYC is one of the few places to get it in the region. We also have a few bottles left of Beau's Festivale, their summer seasonal, which will not be available for much longer. Both are served up as always in our chilled glassware.

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

Beau's Fall Seasonal - Night Marzen

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

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.

Member 420 Fleet

Interested in sailing a terrific dinghy from the club's 420 fleet? Help us determine member interest in dinghy sailing at KYC.

If you are interested in either sailing the 420s or helping to put this initiative in motion please contact

Racing Update

The weeknight August series will be over by the time you read this. The series are very close in 2 of 3 fleets.
Remaining weekend events include the Carruthers Series (3 short
races) on Saturday Sept 6 and the Chase Race on Saturday Oct 4.

The Sailing Committee will be meeting in early September to start
working on improvements for next year. Please share your
views with your fleet captains and members of sailing committee.

Crew/Boats Bank: currently 10 people seeking boats
and 2 boats seeking crew. We are looking for more boats!
Details at
Send updates to
the Committee.

"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
a boat!

ZEST is seeking sailors and volunteers

Thanks to a generous donation, Able Sail Kingston has added a Sonar to its fleet. The Sonar is the triple-handed boat sailed by Team Canada in the Paralympics. A little smaller than the Shark, it is similar in many ways, but has a large cockpit that can be easily adapted for sailors with disabilities.

It was tested out by Dr J. Mahood (KYC Commodore 1979-80), skippered by David Grightmire, one of the most dedicated of the Able Sailors. They had a blast!

We have big plans for the Sonar program, and we already have people lining up to sail. If all goes well, the Sonar should be on the water at least one day a week – Thursday – for the rest of the summer. Over the winter, we plan to apply for a grant to adapt the boat for people with more limiting disabilities.


As we are dry sailing ZEST, we need a few strongish people to help getting it in and out of the water every week.

And if you know anyone who would like to sail, we are looking for people who perhaps have given up their boats because they proved a little much, seniors who would like to get out and enjoy the Kingston waterfront, or anyone for whom a boat that requires more active participation would be difficult.

If you are interested, please get in touch:


Telephone: 613 915 1285 (for Bryson, the ASK instructor)

Upcoming Events at KYC
September 5 TGIF Sail
September 6 Carruthers Series
September 12-14 I0M Canadian Championships
September 17 Women in Wind AGM
September 30 Last week night race of September Series
For a complete list of upcoming events please visit:

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:

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.