Knotmeter - March 5, 2015

March 5, 2015

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Junior Sailing Registration 

Junior Sailing Registration is now open! We are currently accepting registrations for the Optimist Program, CanSail 1-4 and
Opti Learn to Race

Click here to register

Please note we will be launching Wet Feet registration as well as Race Team registration in the next few weeks.

TGIF with the Brigantine

For 61 years the St Lawrence II has been training young sailors from Kingston and beyond in the art and skill of Tall Ship Sailing. 

Designed here in Kingston by Francis McLachlan and built at the Davis Dry dock,  St Lawrence II has been Kingston’s maritime ambassador since 1953. 

Join us this Friday at the Club to hear about the ship’s history from  Francis, and the  sailing opportunities on board this summer from the Captain and crew of the ship.  This Year the ship will be offering voyages for 12-18 year olds  from periods as short as 3 days to a week, so bring your kids or grand kids to meet other young crewmen from last year’s cruises to hear about their unique life experiences on St. Lawrence II. 
Find out more at

Frostbite Regatta

John Lowther won the 4 day, 36 race Frostbite Regatta organized by the Charleston Model Yacht Club.
The races were sailed in light, shifty winds, very different from the conditions experienced at KYC.

In all, 15 Solings competed in the regatta.
Two other Canadians placed well, Julian Whittaker of Port Dover, Ontario came 5th and Paul Bryant from Peterborough, Ontario placed 7th.

Congratulations to John, and our other Canadian Representation!

KYC Second Annual Scotch Dinner!
J&B sampling the goods

By popular demand, the Scotch Dinner has returned!
Saturday, March 28th - 1900hrs.

Menu and Scotch selections TBA.

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Be-On-The-Lookout for KYC Trophies

It has been a long-standing policy of the Kingston Yacht Club that the club’s prized trophies are to be permanently retained for display at the club.  Even after being awarded at the Annual KYC Awards Banquet, for example, KYC’s trophies remain at the club after the evening draws to a close.  Once their engravings have been updated, these heirlooms are then returned to their display cases, where they can be enjoyed by all KYC members and their guests.

However, over the years some of KYC’S beautiful trophies have ‘gone walk-about’.  So, as a means to help see these trophies safely returned to the club, the KYC Heritage Committee has initiated a BOLO (Be-On-The-Lookout) program as a way to raise the profile of these missing trophies in the minds and memories of KYC’s members. 

Therefore, please be on the look-out for:

KYC Trophy BOLO - Single Blade Tandem Canoe Race: (pictured above) The Single Blade Tandem Canoe Race Trophy is a double-handled sterling silver engraved tankard, standing on four ornate claw feet.  It measures 19.5cm (just over 7.5 inches) in height, 12cm (4.75 inches) across at the opening, and 19cm (about 7.5 inches) wide at the handles.  It has been awarded to the KYC Laser Masters Fleet Champion and was last seen in 2012.

KYC Trophy BOLO – Kingston Whig-Standard Trophy: (pictured above) The Kingston Whig-Standard Trophy is a sterling silver plated bowl, engraved and decorated with ornate filigree.  It measures 13cm (about 5 inches) in height, 20.5cm (8 inches) across at the opening, and sits on an 11cm (just over 4 inches) in diameter circular base.  It has been awarded to the Most Improved KYC Skipper and was last seen in 2013.

If you know the whereabouts of these or other such KYC trophies, please provide any information you may have, in confidence, to the KYC Office:  613.548.3052 ext.1.  Alternatively, you may contact the KYC Archivist at:  The Kingston Yacht Club will be very happy to see the safe return of any of its mislaid trophies, NO QUESTIONS ASKED.

Upcoming Events at KYC
March 3 KPSS - Extended Crusing
March 7 Winter Wine Pairing Dinner
March 28 KYC 2nd Annual Scotch Dinner
April 17 TGIF - Trivia Night
For a complete list of upcoming events please visit:

KPSS Upcoming Courses
KPSS  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

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