Knotmeter - March 12, 2015

March 12, 2015

Junior Sailing 

Tonight: JS Parents Night
Partridge Room

For those who need more information, to choose courses, or have questions about Junior Sailing at KYC.

See you there!

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.

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

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

RSVP or 613-548-3052 ext 1

CORK Volunteer Opportunities

Did you know that over 2400 sailors from 60 countries will be competing out of Portsmouth Olympic Harbour this summer?  CORK is hosting three separate Laser World Championships (Standard Men’s June 29-July 8, Masters July 10-18 and Radial Youth August 14-20) and the annual CORK August Regatta.   There is no doubt that  2015 will provide excellent on water and on shore volunteer opportunities for you, as a sailing enthusiast, to get involved with world class sailing competition! Come join in the fun by registering or by contacting The full CORK Regatta schedule is at

In preparation for the summer, several training sessions are being offered including a Level 1-2 Race Officer Course at Nepean Sailing Club March 28-29, an Emergency First Aid Course at KYC on April 11th, a VHF Course at KYC on April 12th and a Safety Course in Kingston June 6-7. 
Details via

Robert Davis Interview on CKWS 
Thanks to CKWS for some great coverage of KYC's Robert Davis training for his Olympic Laser campaign.

Way to go Robert!

Check it out:
-> go to
-> go to Tuesday
-> go to sports
-> interview with Robert is the last segment starts at about 4:10

If you haven't already donated for Robert's campaign, you can do so here:

If you are a facebook user, please go to the KYC facebook page and share with friends.

Sail Canada Announces 2015 Sailing Team
Sail Canada has announced members of the 2015 Canadian Sailing Team. Of the 36 sailors, 3 of them are KYC members!

Congratulations to:

Danielle Boyd
Violet Stafford
Robert Davis

We are very proud of these young athletes and wish them luck in their upcoming year!

To read about the full announcement click here.

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 13 TGIF - Queen's Sailing Team
March 18 LOOR - Speaker's Series
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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