Knotmeter - January 9, 2015

Knotmeter - January 9, 2015

Mooring Applications Now Available

We are now accepting Mooring Applications for the 2015 Season. 
You can find applications online or through the main office.

Application deadline is January 30th. To be considered please submit completed application and $200 mooring deposit to the main office.

Questions about Mooring Regulations? You can find a copy of the regulations on the Member's side of the KYC website under "Forms":

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.

Kings Town Players Presents:
Rapture, Blister, Burn - Dinner Theater
A KYC Exclusive Night!
January 27th

Dinner Menu:

To Start:

Winter Salad of Roasted Squash, Pomegranate, Shaved Parmesan and Spinach with Sherry Vinaigrette


A Choice of:

Roasted Prime Rib, Yorkshire Pudding, Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Glazed Heirloom Carrots and a Red Wine Jus


Roasted Chicken Supreme, Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Sauteed Green Beans, and a Port Mushroom Cream Sauce


Creme Caramel

Vegetarian Options Available!

$39 + Tax and Gratuities for Dinner and a Show!
Limited Seating - RSVP -

TGIF's Are Back Starting January 23!

Our new General Manager, Greg McNab will be hosting our first TGIF of 2015 on January 23rd. There will be appetizers and a wine tasting available for all members.

On January 30th KYC will be hosting a Caribbean in Kingston TGIF featuring authentic Caribbean cuisine from our talented kitchen staff and tropical drinks.

Keep your eyes on this space, Beau's Febrewery is just around the corner with a new batch of limited run craft beers to try. 

If you have a group that is interested in hosting a TGIF, please contact James at 

Noel Marshall Obituary
Marshall, Noel Daniel  1986 - 2015
In his 29th year, at home with family. Set free from his wheelchair and walking in eternity.  Sadly missed by his parents Sean & Jewel, brother Ian and all his attendants who lovingly cared for him.  The force was strong with this one!
Noel loved RC sailing and won the most improved skipper award in 2008.

Celebration of life Saturday January 10th at Bayridge Alliance Church,

825 Gardiners Rd, Kingston. Visitation 10 - 11:30, Service with
reception following 11:45.

In lieu of flowers donations to or Muscular Dystrophy Association(

Able Sail looking for donation of PFDs
Do you have old PFDs lying around? Able Sail Kingston is looking for donations of PFDs for their participants and volunteers. To donate please contact Audrey Kobayashi

Racing Update
Your Sailing Committee is back to work. We had an excellent meeting recently (in rather blustery conditions) to start on improvements for the upcoming racing season. 
During the winter, we are planning (4) monthly Speaker/Meeting evening events for sailors. Stay tuned for specifics in future Knotmeters. Work on the annual Sailing Calendar and Sailors' Handbook has started. If you have thoughts on improving these items & their delivery please talk to a member of the Committee (listed in previous Knotmeter). 
For the summer we are planning improvements to the SIs, some new events and greater engagement with sailing/racing groups within the club and in the area. Again, if you have thoughts/ideas, please talk to a Committee member. Planned equipment projects underway (and planned for completion in 2015) include replacement of our temporary KYC marks with permanent marks and detailed assessment & significant maintenance/improvement for the Orange Peel and Whalers.

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 funds 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 on 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 it's gone.

Click here for full tasting notes.

  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 08:15hrs

Arrive: at Boat Show at 11:00hrs

Depart: show at 18:00hrs  - Dinner at the Mandarin Chinese Buffet off Brock  Road, Pickering 

Return: CBYC parking lot 21:30hrs (or close to this)

NOTE: There will be a pickup at the Flying J Napanee at about 09:00hrs
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
January 15 Cruiser's Dinner and Awards Night -1730hrs
January 21-31 King's Town Players - Rapture, Blister, Burn
January 23 General Manager's TGIF
January 27 King's Town Players - KYC Dinner Theater
January 30 TGIF - Caribbean Night
For a complete list of upcoming events please visit: