Knotmeter - September 18, 2014

Knotmeter - September 18, 2014


Special General Meeting
Sunday, September 28th, 1900hrs

Take notice that there will be a Special General Meeting of the Members of the Kingston Yacht Club to be held at the Clubhouse on Sunday, the twenty-eighth day of September, 2014, at 1900hrs. This meeting was proposed and approved by the club’s Board of Directors at their Wednesday, August 20, 2014 meeting.


  1. Adoption of the agenda
  2. Commodore’s Opening Remarks
  3. Reading of the minutes of the November 29, 2013 AGM, if requested.
  4. Notice of Motion:
    A motion shall be made to approve membership fee changes and introduce a capital improvement fee.
  5. Notice of Motion:
    A motion shall be made to approve a membership entrance fee.
  6. Closing comments
  7. Adjournment

Members wishing to participate electronically must notify the office by Monday, September 22nd.

Background information for the meeting can be found on the KYC Website:

Please contact the main office with any questions you may have.


Chris Walmsley
KYC Commodore

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.

Corinthian Fund Art Night
Art on Display: Oct 23-25
Meet the Artist: Oct 24 4-8PM

The membership and their guests are invited to view and purchase  artwork that will be on display from October 23rd to 25th in the clubhouse .

A percentage of the sales with go toward supporting the
KYC Corinthian Fund . 

Friday the 24th will be a fun get together with a Meet the Artist, Patti Emmerson, between 4PM and 8PM.  Mark your calendar and come down to the club!

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!

2014 IOM Canadian Championships at KYC

Thank you to everyone who helped make the regatta a success, including our sponsors, volunteers and participants. Despite the rain, it was a great regatta.

Congrats to Tony Gonsalves from Barbados for winning the regatta, and to KYC's Peter Van Rossem for being the top Canadian!



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.

KPSS - Courses

Kingston Power and Sail Squadron offers courses over the Fall and Winter seasons. Please visit for more details.

To register for courses please contact May Corcoran
at 613 536-5367 or

Aging and Boating - Extending the Season

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Time: 2 – 4 PM

R.S.V.P by: Nov.14

Email: or 613 536-5367 to register.

Come and learn from fellow boaters and sailors how aging affects our enjoyment on the water and how to be proactive by adjusting our boating habits and implementing commonsense changes to reduce risk while boating & sailing.

Seminar Topics include:

Age related conditions, traits or diseases that affect boating enjoyment and safety: Dr. Stephen Yates & Jan Linscott
Legal Liability and the Aging Boater: John Gale (Barrister & Solicitor) 
Adjusting Boating Habits and Implementing Changes: Graham Mutch & Cathy Bridgen  

Upcoming Events at KYC
September 23 KPSS - Advanced Piloting Course Begins
September 28 Special General Meeting 7PM
September 30 Last week night race of September Series
October 1, 8 KPSS - Maritime Radio Course
October 21, 28 KPSS - Working with Fibreglass
October 22 Corinthian Fund Art Night
November 1 Mast De-stepping
November 2 Haul Out
November 8 Sailors' Awards Night
November 22 KPSS - Aging and Boating
November 27 Annual General Meeting
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.