Knotmeter - January 16, 2015

Knotmeter - January 16, 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":

KYC A Winter Wonderland
frozen mooring ball

winter sunset

King's 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!

On January 23rd KYC will be hosting a "Caribbean in Kingston" TGIF to kick off 2015. We will be featuring authentic Caribbean cuisine from our talented kitchen staff, and tropical drinks.

Our new General Manager, Greg McNab will be hosting our month end  TGIF on January 30th. There will be appetizers and a wine tasting available for all members as well as the first Beau's beer of feBREWary!

Beau's feBREWary 2015 starts on Friday January 30th and is being officially kicked off at KYC on Friday February 6th with a night with Beau's David Beauschesne. We will have a new, unique beer available in limited quantities each Friday and lots of prizes to give away to those who try the new beers! 

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

Robert Davis Speaker's Series & TGIF
February 27th, 2015 

KYC will host Canadian Sailing Team member and Olympic hopeful Robert Davis on February 27th.  Robert is a long time KYC member and graduate of our Junior Sailing Program and the Queen's Sailing Team.  With an Engineering degree under his belt he committed to a full time Olympic Campaign several years ago and is now ranked #1 in Canada and will very likely represent Canada and KYC at the Olympic Games in Rio in 2016.  

Come out and hear what Robert has been up to on his road to Rio.  He has an engaging presentation that everyone will enjoy.  

There is no charge to attend but we will be raising money for Robert to buy a boat in Europe to attend essential competitions there.  We don't have all the details figured out yet but the fundraiser will be a combination of a silent auction where you can bid to buy the parts of his boat to keep after he is finished with it and "pin the tail on the Laser".  You won't want to miss it :)  

More details to follow.

KPSS Upcoming Courses
KPSS invites KYC members to sign up for the following courses being held at KYC:

Extended Cruising - Tuesdays, Feb. 24th to March 31st.

Sail Trim - Tuesdays, April 7th and 14th

Maritime Radio - Wednesdays, June 3rd and 10th

Please visit the KPSS website to register:

or contact May Corcoran at 613 536-5367

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. 

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 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
January 30 Mooring Application Deadline
February 6 Beau's TGIF
February 14 Valentine's Day Dinner
February 16 KYC's 1st Annual Yachtalude (Family Day)
February 24 KPSS Extended Cruising
Feburary 27 Robert Davis Speaker's Series & TGIF
March 3 KPSS - Extended Crusing
For a complete list of upcoming events please visit: