Knotmeter - December 18, 2014

Knotmeter - December 18, 2014

Holiday Hours of Operation

The Clubhouse will be closed from December 24th to December 31st. We will re-open for the Commodore's Levee on January 1st, 2015 at 1100hrs. During the closure there will be no access to the Clubhouse.

The KYC staff would like to take this opportunity to wish you a safe and Happy Holidays and look forward to seeing you in the new year.

Commodore's Levee
January 1, 2015 - 1100-1700hrs

Start off the New Year right with your new Commodore, Rosemary Wilson! The Levee is always an extra special event here at KYC.
A drop-in event filled with food, beverage and good cheer!

No RSVP required.

Don't miss it!

Cruiser's Dinner and Awards Night
January 15 - 1730hrs 

Drinks in the Partridge Room followed by dinner at 1800hrs

Grilled Chicken with Homemade BBQ Sauce
Herb Roasted Mini Red Potatoes
Garden Salad
Seasonal Vegetables

Coffee and Tea

$28 plus taxes and gratuity.

There will be two talks by local sailors:

John Mason will provide highlights of the Cruiser’s trips this past summer.

Alison Shorey will speak on ‘To the Bahamas and Back’.  Highlights of Alison and George’s trip via Nova Scotia and the Eastern U.S. to the Bahamas and back.

This event is open to all members, so reserve your seat now!

Please RSVP to by December 20th.

Last Chance:
Free, Free! Leftover items from tool room in Saints Rest

Saturday December 20, from 12:00-15:00hrs.

We are clearing out the old tool room on the ground floor of the Saints Rest to make room for archives storage. There are many and varied bits of hardware, plumbing, fasteners, and miscellaneous items to go. Bring a box or bag and take your pick charge!
Access will be via the JS door near the visitor washrooms.

Happy Holidays to Everyone!

I want to say a special thank you to Erika Vines and Kim Garrett for organizing another fantastic Family Christmas Party! You can find all the fun photos here.

Happy Holidays!
Greg McNab, General Manager

Able Sail Kingston Awarded Grant from Community Foundation
Able Sail Kingston has been awarded a grant for $4,000 to adapt the recently donated Sonar for integration into their learn to sail program. The funding comes from the the Assante Financial Management Fenlon Division Fund and the Community Fund. This was an extra special honour, as the Assante Financial made the donation in Peter Hartel's memory.

The fudns will be used to purchase custom seating: a “lazy susan” seat for the forward section that allows a crew member to adjust the lines and transfer back and forth; a transfer bench and overhead bar in the aft section that allows the skipper to helm and to transfer from side to side; seats, cushions, and seat belts to be installed along the side of the boat for non-crew passengers.  

Online "Virtual Trophy Room" now available
The Heritage Committee is pleased to announce that the long-awaited "Virtual Trophy Room" is now available at the KYC website. After three years of work, Club trophies may be viewed on line, each with its story and award recipients over the years. Some of the trophies go back to 1895 and many are works of art in their own right.

Click here for the Virtual Trophy Room or visit our website and select it from the "Sailing" menu under trophies.

Please take a look and let us know what you think at 

Bar Update

We have a new beer from Beau's on tap this week, Dial Z for Zwickel. This amber lager is well balanced with a nice malt body and a subtle hop finish. Quantities are limited, so come down to the club to try one before its gone.

Click here for full tasting notes.

Racing Update

The Sailing Committee will be meeting in early January to start their work on improving next year's racing program at KYC. If you have ideas or suggestions for improving racing at KYC please share them with a member of the committee: Peter Van Rossem, Rob Colwell, Peter Kraszewski, John Vines, 
Rick Sellens, Brandon Tattersall, Mary Wilson, Pavel Samuleev, Ross Cameron. 

All the best for the New Year, Ken Martin

  Toronto International Boat Show Trip  2015

Collins Bay Yacht Club members are again running a highway coach trip to the Toronto International Boat Show and invite KYC members, spouses and friends to join us along with members from CFBKY Club.

Depart: Wednesday, January 14, 2015 from CBYC parking lot at 8:15am

Arrive: at Boat Show at 11:00am

Depart: show a 6:00 pm  - Dinner at the Mandarin Chinese Buffet off Brock  Road, Pickering 

Return: CBYC parking lot 9:30 pm (or close to this)

NOTE: There will be a pickup at the Flying J Napanee at about 9:00am
COST:  for coach -same as last year $30.00 per person, a bargain!

PHONE:  Dennis Reed  at 613-373-0288 to book a seat

Interested in Volunteering at KYC?
We are looking for people interested in serving 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 by email or by phone 613-548-3052 ext 1

Hours of Operation


Upcoming Events at KYC
December 20 Free Tools from the Tool Room - 12-15hrs
January 1 Commodore's Levee - 1100hrs
January 15 Cruiser's Dinner and Awards Night -1730hrs
For a complete list of upcoming events please visit: