Knotmeter - September 12, 2014

Knotmeter - September 12, 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.

Amherst Island Pursuit Race 
& Able Sail Kingston Regatta 
Saturday, September 13, 2014
Skipper's Meeting: 9:00 AM -- First Start: 10:00 AM

Presented by:

The 14th Annual Amherst Island Pursuit Race will for the third time run as a fundraiser for Able Sail Kingston which offers recreational and competitive sailing instruction for persons with disabilities. This event is completely run and organized by local volunteers. The 2014 fundraising goal is $5000.

  • 26.4 Nautical Mile Course
  • Fastest Corrected Time and Yacht Name in each division will be noted on event plaque which will serve as record for next year’s event
  • Open to all lake Ontario sailors including BQYC, CBYC, KYC, & PEYC
  • Spinnaker and White Sail Handicaps available
  • Staggered Starts based on PHRF Handicap
  • Rendezvous Finish at Loyalist Cove Marina
  • Post Race Barbecue & Party with DJ! BYOB, Dinner starts at 5:30 PM.
  • Apres-BBQ Campfire.. it might go late!
  • Rafting Available for out-of-town participants!

Full Details can be found on the regatta website:

Winter Storage and Haulout
Attention mooring holders and boat owners:

If you are interested in winter storage here at KYC and have not informed us either through your mooring application form or by contacting us please let us know as soon as possible your intent to store your boat in the yard.

If you are unsure whether you are on the winter storage list please contact us to confirm.

Haul-out Schedule

Wednesday, October 29th – Stored cradles unloaded and placed
Saturday, November 1st – Mast de-stepping
Sunday, November 2nd – Haulout

Please note – more detailed Haulout information will be provided in the near future.

Women in Wind
Annual General Meeting

Sept. 17, 2014 1730 hrs.

Racing Update

The August weeknight series winners are:

PHRF 1: Cara Mia (1st), Benecuda (2nd), Seattle Sleup (3rd)
PHRF 2: Jammin' (1st), Mindemoya (2nd), Selene (3rd)
Sharks: JLS (1st), Dartos (2nd), Shanti (3rd)
With only the September series to go, the fleet championships are still on the line!
Weekend events remaining: 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.

"On the Water" guarantee still holds:
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!

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

Gas Dock Hours

Gas Dock hours will be 9am - 5pm, 7 days a week. During the week members are encouraged to make appointments for the Gas Dock. Our Yard Steward, Brad Strawbridge will be handling the Gas Dock in addition to his usual duties and may be away from the Gas Dock at times.

Food and Beverage Update

Beau's Fall Seasonal, the Night Marzen Oktoberfest style Lager is here. We also have a few bottles left of Beau's Festivale, their summer seasonal, which will not be available for much longer. 

All selections come with a seat on the best waterfront patio in Kingston. Your F&B staff plan to bring in a variety of new beers over the fall, so stay tuned to the Knotmeter for updates.

As always, we value your feedback. To comment on our on food and beverage in general please contact James Walton

Congratulations - 2014 Shark World Championships

Hearty congratulations to Peter VanRossem and crew for their amazing performance in the Shark Worlds held at National Yacht Club at the end of August. 

After a slow start in light airs, Jonathan Livingston Seagull put on a performance for the ages, climbing steadily up the rankings to finish a single point out of first place. The only boat to win more than one race (they won three), they proved to be the class of the fleet. 

Results can be found here.

Paddle Boards and Kayaks

Members wishing to take out our 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.

Upcoming Events at KYC
September 12-14 I0M Canadian Championships
September 13 Able Sail Kingston Regatta & Pursuit Race
September 17 Women in Wind AGM 5:30PM
September 28 Special General Meeting 7PM
September 30 Last week night race of September Series
For a complete list of upcoming events please visit:

Alcohol Outside Licensed Areas

Signs have 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. 

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 3-8pm.

For more information on other KYC events and programs please visit our website.