Knotmeter - October 9, 2014

Knotmeter - October 9, 2014

CAN-AM Cup Summary & Results
Hosted by Queen's Sailing Team & KYC

The first ever CAN/AM Cup was a classic Kingston fall weekend, and was the largest Canadian collegiate regatta ever. Heavy winds and rain greeted ten Canadian and five American schools. Both divisions sailed in 420s.

The winner of the first ever Can/Am Cup is the University of Western Ontario.

Click here for Results || Click here for Photos

This was the largest collegiate regatta ever held in Canada, and the first ever collegiate regatta attended by both ICSA and CICSA teams. It was a great success, and Queen’s looks forward to hosting again next year.

Thank you to Ross Cameron and all the volunteers for running a successful weekend!

KYC wins the 2014 Kingston – Quinte Shark Team Racing Regatta

The third annual Kingston-Quinte Team Racing Regatta took place this past Sunday at BQYC

You may recall that the Team Racing was cancelled in the spring due to BQYC’s harbour, and ours, having 24” of ice a month before the regatta. Fortunately the 2014 year was not lost and  the regatta was sailed in a mix of rain, horizontal rain, hail, calm sunshine, and cold. Windspeed at times topped 25-30 knots depending where you were on the race course due to massive cells screaming in from the SW.

6 KYC Sharks: Cariad, Miss Me, White Star, Dartos, Shadfly and Jonathan Livingston Seagull  loaded their boats up on their trailers after the Chase Race on Saturday.  Once launched in Belleville, everyone chipped in to help rig other boats to save time.  The skippers meeting was held in the club house due to rain and cold where Peter Aker welcomed our KYC Team to BQYC and quickly explained some of the Rules of Team Racing to make sure all teams were on the same page.

The Race Committee was already set up when the first Teams arrived at the starting line and racing began shortly thereafter.    The RC kept the clock running and after 5 more minutes, the second fleet started.  This allowed many races to be sailed making it more fun for the boats and crew rather than sitting, waiting for the first race to finish. 

At 1600, racing was finished for the day and Team KYC managed to bring the Kingston-Quinte Team Racing Trophy home again for another year.  

While the results were being calculated,  BQYC members put together an pool table top  full of great finger foods and beer,  enough food and drink that we were all full before we left.   Good Racing, Great  comradery between the two clubs which has us all looking forward to next year where KYC will be hosting this event.

Thanks you BQYC for a great regatta and Congrats Kingston Team Racers for bringing back the trophy.

KYC Fleet Captain

KYC has excellent showing at CORK Fall Regatta

The CORK Fall Regatta delivered some excellent weather - it felt more like summer than fall! It also delivered some outstanding KYC Podium Results!

Congratulations to:
Robert Davis - Laser Fleet - 1st Place
Violet Stafford - Radial Fleet - 2nd Place
Sam Thompson, Max Wood-Westenberg - 29er Fleet - 2nd Place

Click here for the full results

Fall/Winter Hours of Operation

Please note: Fall/Winter hours are now in effect. The office is closed Mondays as is foodservice.
Gas dock service is variable during the week- please call ahead to ensure service.
Please see below for the full changes in operating hours.

Gas Dock**

*Please note Brunch is served from 10:30-3 and regular menu is served 3-8pm.
**To ensure service please call ahead.

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

Racing Awards Nominations time!
As we approach the end of the summer racing season, it's time to start looking forward toward our annual Awards Night dinner on November 8th. 
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.

Special awards nominations can be submitted via email to, or in person to the KYC office.

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

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!

Upcoming Events at KYC
October 18-19 Queen's Sailing Team hosts the:
CICSA Team Racing Championships
October 21, 28 KPSS - Working with Fibreglass
October 22 Corinthian Fund Art Night
October 30 Cruising 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:

Food and Beverage Update
Our kitchen staff is putting together a scumptious new menu featuring old favourites and some exciting new options to mark the changing of seasons. The new menu will be launching on October 16th, so stay tuned to the Knotmeter for more details! As always, our bar staff will continue to serve your favourite drinks with a smile.

We are also working on planning the fall TGIF's. If you have an idea for a TGIF or have a group that would like to host one, please contact James at

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

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. 

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