Knotmeter - April 24, 2015

April 24, 2015

A Message From GM Greg McNab

Launch Weekend is upon us! And no signs of ice anywhere! As a reminder we will be offering our Launch Breakfast Saturday & Sunday morning(s) beginning at 7am. 

Neil and the kitchen team will also put on their SPECIAL’S Hat with some great Features for the weekend. Our new Spring Menu also launched yesterday, with great reviews! Regardless if you own a boat in the harbour or not, it is a great excuse to stop in at the Club and be part of the activity!

I also wanted to remind everyone….Our next “Must Attend” Event - THE FOOD & BEVERAGE FAIR is on Saturday, May 2nd beginning at 6pm. This is a new event to the Club, where we will be having several beer and wine suppliers offering samples of their products to the membership. We will also be featuring many fantastic food items prepared by Chef Neil! This is a great way to reconnect to the Club, say hello to everyone who you have not seen during the winter, meet some new staff (and myself) and see what great plans we have for the upcoming season! It is also a fantastic way to introduce someone new to the Club! 

The event will start at 6pm and run until 9pm. The cost is $20 per member and $25 for your guests. It is a drop in open house style….however, the ones who arrive early may be treated with some extra surprises from the kitchen.

We guarantee fun will be had by all!

Calling all Father’s…and Husbands….Do not forget to book your table at our annual Mother’s Day Brunch! Please read the poster below or call James or the office for more details! We fill up quickly so ensure you book with us A.S.A.P.

For more information click here, please contact James to reserve at: or myself at:

Launch Order:

(subject to Brian’s approval)
1 Kibitka
2 Wind Harp
3 Finnish Line
4 Cats Paw
5 Ramble On
6 Touch of Class
7 Jackshack
boats on trailers
(RMC, Scotia Maid, McCullough, Cory Shea, others?)
move crane
8 Sequel II
9 Bagatelle
10 Take Five
11 Oesa
12 Cinnabar
13. Shee Gwee
14 Caper
T dock, , right, left, centre main
.........(move crane) to yard......
1 Orange Peel 
2 Bearly Awake
3 Chiriya
4 Tankard
5 Fishboy
6 Margie
7 Pommie B
8 Applesauce
9 Scamp
10 Cygnet
11 Jammin’
12 la Galouine
13 Dragon III
14 Alchemy
15 Cara Mia IV
16 Cat’s Whiskers
17 Slow Dancer
18 Clouds Hill
19 Venture II

Please contact Greg McNab at or Peter Cohrs at for more information

A Message From the Finance Director

As the warmer weather approaches and launch draws closer, the office becomes increasingly busy with membership renewals, requests and follow ups. As a reminder to all, the office bills membership’s credit cards on the 27th of each month. 

During this spring, we have incurred an increase in the number of declined credit cards, which creates a strain on the administrative staff’s ability to complete the months end billing in a timely manner. 

We recognize this is a very busy time of year, however we ask members who prefer to pay their accounts by cash/or cheque to settle their accounts by making arrangements to do this by the 20th of the month. 

This is also a great opportunity for members to update their personal information with the Club by 

ensuring the Club has a valid credit card number and expiry date on file. (If the office continues to process a member’s current credit card which we have on file and it continually is invalid, than a $25.00 charge will be applied to any declined credit card or NSF cheque at the discretion of the manager). 

We also wanted to remind the membership that any balance that is over 35 day in arrears will have a 2% surcharge applied to their account. We recognize “life” happens, and will continue to work with the membership by reminding individuals if your account is 35, 65, or 90 days overdue, however we also ask each member to take the initiative to ensure your personal information that is used for administrative purposes is accurate, up-to-date and as complete as possible. 

I hope you have a safe and enjoyable summer. 

Bob Story

Finance Director

Kingston Yacht Club

Friday, April 24th, 1700hrs
Come join the radio control sailors and learn about how these little boats work. Boats will be on display as in previous years.
The IOM skippers will hold their annual fleet meeting at 19:00 hours on the second floor.

New Menu Launched

Just in time for Launch Weekend! Yesterday saw the launch of KYC head chef Neil Seguin's new summer menu. Chef Neil's menu will be focusing more on fresh local ingredients, expertly prepared. You can look forward to, Seafood Linguini, house cut fries, which will be featured in our new Steak Frites, as well as new twists on some KYC favourites.

We are also featuring a new beer, Smithworks Dunkelweiss, brewed in Peterborough, Ontario. KYC is the only place in Kingston that you can find this delicious German-style Dark Wheat Beer, come down and try a pint!

Summer Hours Start Monday!

Starting Monday April 27th, KYC will be open 7 days a week! From Monday to Friday the bar will be open from 11:00 to 22:00 and Chef Neil Seguin's kitchen will be serving up our delicious new menu from 11:00 to 21:00 daily. On Saturday and Sunday we will be serving Brunch from 10:00 to 15:00 and the Lunch and Dinner Menu from 15:00 to 21:00. The bar will be open 10:00 to 22:00 on Saturday and Sunday.

Weeknight Racing Starts in 2 Weeks!

Yes, after a long cold winter we will soon be out there racing again. For details on the Racing program (including revised SIs) for the summer, check out the (new for 2015) online "Racers' Handbook" under the "Sailing" area of the KYC web site.
Several boats are looking for crew. If you or someone you know is interested in racing, please send details

to Remember: even non-members can be guests up to 4 times per year. We will do our best to provide matches.

Send your Race Committee duty requests to Spots are allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Our new Race Management Coordinator is Karl Poldre. If you have a chance, please introduce yourself to Karl and welcome him to the club.

FREE Recreational Vessel Courtesy Check

KYC Saturday May 23 1000 to 1400
Members of the Kingston Power and Sail Squadron will be at KYC May 23 between 1000 and 1400 offering free Recreational Vessel Courtesy Checks (RVCC).  Invite one of our specialists aboard, and in about 30 minutes they will determine if you have the safety equipment required by Transport Canada.  If your boat is fully equipped you will receive a 2015 RVCC decal. 

If you require equipment, take your RVCC form to Marine Outfitters or West Marine for a 10% discount on required items.  To book your RVCC contact Graham Mutch at or 613-542-4406. 

See you on May 23.

Soling One Meter Canadian Championships

KYC radio control fleets will be hosting the Soling One Meter Canadian Championships on June 13/14 weekend off the breakwater. Registration and practice sailing will take place on Friday June 12 with racing all day on Saturday and Sunday. Approximately 20 boats are expected from Nova Scotia, Quebec, Ontario and several locations in the USA. We are looking for volunteers to help administer this event. Contact John Lowther or Paul Switzer at if you are interested in helping out.

CORK Volunteer Opportunities

Did you know that over 2400 sailors from 61 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 the Radial Youth World Sailing Championships (August 14-20) as well as the annual CORK Regatta Series.  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!  Click on the following links to find out information on volunteering roles , training opportunities and the full CORK Regatta schedule  
Come  join in the fun by registering online or  by contacting 613 545 1322!

2015 Measurement Clinic

Sail Canada, with the support of ISAF, with ISAF, is considering hosting a measurement clinic in association with Laser World Championships in June 2015, with the object of developing Canadians with measurement skills.

The clinic will involve a combination of instruction and practical measurement sessions. There are no particular requirements for candidates who wish to attend the clinic, but racing experience is desirable.  Numeracy and a facility with measurement tools will also aid prospective measurers.

Expressions of interest in attending are welcomed to assist Sail Canada in determining whether hosting the clinic is worthwhile.

Please indicate interest by responding here


Upcoming Events at KYC
April 24 TGIF - RC Boaters
April 25-26 Launch Weekend
May 2 KYC's First Annual Food Fair
May 5 First Race Night of 2015
May 6 Cradle Loading
May 10 Mother's Day Brunch Buffet
For a complete list of upcoming events please visit:

KPSS Upcoming Courses

KPSS  courses being held at KYC:

Marine Cuisine - Saturday, April 11th, 1pm-3pm.
Sail Trim - Tuesdays, April 7th and 14th

Sunday, May 3rd from 1:00 to 3:00 pm at KYC in the Partridge room, Mariella Morrin and friends will present  a short talk on " Slick- tricks... cruising solutions" for boaters. Come and join us for a fun and informative afternoon. Please register with May Corcoran by calling her at 613 536-5367 or email her at : 

Maritime Radio - Wednesday, June 3rd and 10th

Please visit the KPSS website to register:
or contact May Corcoran at 613 536-5367

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