Knotmeter - October 23, 2014

Knotmeter - October 23, 2014

Important - Dry Mooring Holders

Haul-out is just around the corner and we are preparing for winter keelboat storage. 
If you have a dry mooring slip on the break wall or in the yard we ask that your boat be removed by Monday, October 27th to make room for cradles.
The cradles will be distributed Wednesday at 08:00 so the yard and break wall areas need to be clear.

We appreciate your cooperation in this matter.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact Brad Strawbridge,

Interested in Volunteering at KYC?

We are looking for people interested in serving
on the board or on a committee for the upcoming year.  It is an exciting time to be involved with so many projects and initiatives moving ahead. 
If you like to get involved please contact the office.

2014 Sailors' Awards Night Dinner 
November 8th

Prime Rib Dinner

Doors open : 1800hrs
Dinner served : 1900hrs

$29.95 per person, plus HST and grat.

To reserve please email with:
1. The number of people in your party going on your account
2. The boat(s) you would like to be seated with.
3. Any dietary restrictions.
*vegetarian/gluten-free option available*

We are also looking for photos from the season to include in our slideshow. If you have any photos please send them to

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!

Attention Racers! - Marks Removal

We could use some volunteers to help with the removal of KYC's marks this Saturday (Oct 25).

Please contact Ken Martin: to volunteer.

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.

Fellow Members.

It's that time of the year again....

Sadly, the sailing season is coming to a close, and de-masting and haulout is imminent.


For masting we should have a crew of 12. 2 on the podium boat, 4 per boat x 2 boats, plus  2 on the horses, plus Owner's crew members.

For haulout, a crew of 14; 2 on the podium boat, 4 per boat (hookers) 2 slingers, 2 on the lines and 4 on shore to guide boats into their cradles (plus Owner's crew)


This year we are providing a second set of mast horses, to match our existing set.

This is to enable the smoother storage of masts as we alternate between horse "EO" east outside to horse "WO"(west outside)  to horse "EI"(east inside) to horse "WI"(west inside) 

It is hoped  that this alternating will give mast owners enough time to remove what ever they need to remove from their masts, in good time that the next masts storage will not be slowed by work being done on earlier mast(s)

Please DO NOT bring your own mast horses.

If you have a special request for mast storage, please address it to me and I will do my best to accommodate it.

Boat storage.

As you know, with the  we now have a fully fillable yard for storing boats..

You will see on the attached storage plan that we have filled the yard, hopefully to the pleasure of more members.

The storage plans, in particular the yard storage  plan has been worked out in consultation with Brad, and we will do our best to make this as efficient and as timely as possible.

Given tho' that there are still some variables, and as we are doing this for the first time, I ask for some patience in respect of timing when we haul the boats in the yard.

We may need extra volunteers to help crowbar and adjust cradles here and there.

We're hoping it won't amount to much.

The Rules:


1. please have your mast ready for removing; standing rigging as loose as is reasonable, tools at the ready, halyards etc. tied

2. you are requested to do any work on your mast as soon as it is set on the horses, in order to place the next mast close by and in a timely fashion (bring your tools and your crew!)

3. bring your own padding if you want it


1. please have your boats READY for de-masting and haulout

2. provide at least 50' bow and stern lines for guiding your boat

3. Wear your hardhat!

4. Stay out from under the boats.

Order of de-masting and haulout to be published shortly once requests have been addressed.

Look forward to working with everyone again!


Peter Cohrs,

Preliminary mast de-stepping and haulout order will be published by email and posted on Saturday and Sunday.

Crane operator has the final say on haulout order.

preliminary storage plans

CICSA Team Racing Nationals
Queen's Sailing wins its fourth consecutive title

On October 18th and 19th, the Queen's Sailing Team and Kingston Yacht Club hosted the CICSA Team Racing National Championships. Six of the best Canadian University sailing teams braved the cold weather for a chance at the title.

The sailors for Queen’s were:

Greg Clunies and Flurry Hogg,
Zac Baum and Nick Schwenger, and
Sam Thompson and David Kagan.

Our sailors went undefeated through the entire event, and after two days of racing, the Queen's Sailing Team proudly won the championship for the fourth year in a row!

Thank you to RC chairman Matt White and all our volunteers who helped run the regatta.

Click here for results

Upcoming Events at KYC
October 28 KPSS - Working with Fibreglass
October 24 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:

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

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