Knotmeter - September 25, 2014

Knotmeter - September 25, 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

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

Racing Awards Nominations time!

As we approach the end of the season, it's time to start looking forward toward our annual Awards Night dinner on November 8th. Special awards nominations can be submitted via email to, or in person to the KYC office.
Awards categories include (but are not limited to): 

Watson Cup – Awarded to an individual seen as the best crew of the year

Abernethy Cup – Awarded to the best overall complete crew, not necessarily based on results

Roger Tattersall Shotgun Trophy – Awarded to the person or crew perceived to have run the best race(s) or otherwise showed exemplary performance of duty

The Whig Standard Bowl – Awarded to a skipper who has shown great improvement in their racing performance.

Cameron Rock Award – Awarded to a yacht or person known to have run aground, usually during a race but exceptions can be made.

Henry Award – Wrapped the spinnaker around a mark? Hit the committee boat? Go for a pre-race swim? Awarded for Obscure use of sailing skills. 

Hour Glass Award – Awarded for spectacular use of Flying Sails, but probably self explanatory. Who did it best (worst?)

Scott Plaque – Awarded for overall involvement and contribution to the entire racing programme

KYC Achievement and Leadership Award - Presented to members who have achieved something important outside the club, probably more than once

Canada I Award – Our most prestigious award – for long, high level contribution to the KYC programme and to sailing itself.

Nomination forms are available here or at the KYC bar.

Deadline to submit is October 21st.

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!

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

Winter hours start next week! Beginning Wednesday October 1st the kitchen will only be open from Thursday to Sunday. Our kitchen staff is putting together a scumptious new menu featuring old favourites and some exciting new options to mark the changing of seasons. 

We will be serving lunch and dinner on Thursday & Friday from Noon to 9pm.

On the weekend, brunch and dinner will be available on Saturday & Sunday. From 10am to 9pm.

The main bar will be open for drinks from 4pm-9pm on Tuesday & Wednesday and closed on Mondays starting October 6th.

Beau's Fall Seasonal, the Night Marzen Oktoberfest style Lager is here. 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

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 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
October 30 Crusing Fleet AGM 7PM
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. 

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.