Knotmeter - June 25, 2015

Ummm. Mr. Duck, maybe you shouldn`t get too close to that boat.
Just saying..

June 25, 2015

KYC Sailor Aidan Lawford Wickham places 5th at the Laser Canadian Championships!

Congratulations Aidan!

F&B Update

We are currently featuring Smithworks Brewing Company's  Dunkelweiss, a complex, yet refreshing dark wheat beer. Come in for one before its gone! Up next is Beau's Festivale, their summer seasonal beer. Stay tuned for more exciting new feature beers arriving throughout the summer.

Watch for these upcoming events:

July 1st Canada Day BBQ + Watch the Fireworks!

KYC will be hosting a Canada Day BBQ starting at 5:30 on Wednesday July 1. We will have several BBQ specials from the grill along with a wide variety of salads, sides, desserts and more. Zach Callery will be playing blues and classic rock tunes on the patio (weather permitting) starting at 6:00pm! Check out his youtube videos here for a preview. Don't forget, KYC offers some of the best views in Kingston for the Canada Day Fireworks! Bring family and friends down and celebrate Canada's 148th birthday in style!

Summer Food and Wine Pairing Dinner
Stay tuned for a time and date, and the wines that will be pairing.

Jemmett's Family Cookout

Attention Boat Owners! - Stray Current in KYC Harbour

On Sunday, May 31, with the help of Marine Surveyor Capt. Richard Trainor, (Ontario East Marine Surveys) we did a preliminary review of stray electrical current in the waters of our Harbour.  We found many of our fleet, plugged into shore power to have stray current entering our waters.  Stray current, also known as electrical leakage, represents a significant hazard to people in the water near that boat.

Please take a moment to read more about what you can do as a boat owner, what KYC is doing and the potential risk of injury to swimmers here.

A few reminders while on KYC property

Now that school is out and our Junior Sailing programs are starting we will have an increased activity level on and around the property.

For the comfort and safety of all users of KYC we would like to remind you of the following policies:

1. All dogs must be leashed and with their owner while on the property.

2. Driving out on to the breakwall is not permitted except with  expressed permission from the General Manager.

If you have any questions about this please contact Greg McNab, General Manager by phone: 613-548-3052 or by email

Monday Dinghy Racing Returns (at long last)!

Dingy Racing is now back every monday evening! please be geared up and ready for the 6pm gun. If you have any further questions please contact Nick (Head Bosun) at

Adult dinghy racing was a large part of the KYC racing scene several years ago. We are happy to see it return!

Racing Update

June weeknight and weekend racing is well under way!  The (Practice) Sprints event will be rescheduled to a more opportune time.
We are expanding usage of the white board at the bar to weekend events. Show up for the Skipper's meeting, sign up on the white board and you may get on a boat needing crew. As well, send email the Race Office at, indicating your availability, for future matching with a boat.
RC Duties have been assigned for the year. It's up to individual boats to complete their assigned obligations or swap with another boat to do so.

Anyone seen the top half of KYC racing mark "P"? It recently went missing as a result of collision/mishap of some sort :-)

Volunteer at CORK

There are still a few volunteer opportunities for Volunteers at the Laser events in July

For the Laser Standard Men’s Worlds (July 1st to 8th) there’s room for 1 in safety

For the Laser Master’s July 9th to 18th the need is a bit greater.

·      1 KYC member to run The Peel

·      7 in race – mark set, recorders, etc.

·      2 in safety

If you would like to help please call Marianne at613-545-1322 
or sign up on line at

  KYC Signaling Cannon now on Display!
          Since running the story of the re-discovered KYC signaling cannon, we have decided to put it on temporary display in the main lounge at the Clubhouse. Take a look and admire this piece of ordnance from another day.

Please click on this link, to read the whole story.

David Page, KYC Archivist

Laser Championships in July

You will notice in the calendar below that we have some events planned in conjunction with the various Laser Championships being held in July. During the listed dates, please note that your Club will be busier than usual. We will be hosting many of the participants, volunteers, and spectators for dinners and events on Club property.

We appreciate your patience and cooperation during these times. KYC is proud to be a part of these events and look forward to hosting all those involved.

Upcoming Events at KYC
July 1 Canada Day BBQ + Fireworks
July 3 Main Duck
July 5 Laser Standard - Mid Competition Social + BBQ
July 11 Laser Masters - Opening Ceremonies
July 18 Laser Masters - Closing Ceremonies
July 23 Partridge Bowl
For a complete list of upcoming events please visit:

KPSS Upcoming Courses

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