Knotmeter - October 11, 2015

Knotmeter - October 11, 2015

A nice overhead shot of the KYC harbour sent in by KYC member Jing Wang. The photo was taken with an aerial drone.

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Knotmeter Photos

Starting in October we are asking members to submit their best photos of the 2015 sailing season at KYC. The best photos we recieve will be featured in the knotmeter. There will be prizes to be won. Bonus points will be awarded for funny captions.

Submit your photos! »


| Gas Dock Hours

A Reminder that the Gas Dock is now closed on Saturdays. This Sunday the Gas Dock will be open from 12PM-5PM only.

Hours of Operation »

| Wind and Weather A reminder to check on your boat.

As we are getting into the cooler weather, and potentially windier days, we just want to remind members to ensure your boat (and neighbours boat) are secure. We generally take a daily trip around the harbour, however it would be fantastic to ask for your assistance.

| Haulout Weekend & QST Regatta

Queen's Sailing Team will be hosting a regatta at KYC the weekend of Haul Out (Oct 31-Nov 1). We recognize this weekend is a stressful time for members. A planning group has been struck to coordinate all aspects of the regatta to minimize disruption.

All Haul Out activities will take priority over the regatta. We will communicate more information as we get closer to the Haul Out date. We thank the members for their patience and understanding.

| Attention Dinghy Owners

We kindly ask all dry mooring holders to remove your boat from the KYC property by Sunday October 25th at the latest. Your cooperation is necessary to help place the keelboat cradles on the breakwall and boat yard prior to Haul Out.


| KYC Member places at Keelboat Championships

Congratulations to KYC member Melodie Gummer for placing third overall in the Canadian Women's Keelboat Championships!

Full Results Here »

| Collegiate Sailing ClinicPrepare for competitive sailing in University!

High School Students: Join us for a weekend clinic focusing on the College style of racing which you will see on the American and Canadian university sailing circuit.

Boats will be provided by host.

  • Lunch provided
  • Cost: $30 / athlete
  • Saturday October 17th:10:00- 16:00
Contact us for more info »

| Queen's Sailing Team

Congrats to Queen's Sailing Team for winning two events this past weekend!

They captured 1st in the Canadian Intercollegiate Sailing Association National Keelboat Champs. Queen's has qualified to represent Canada next year at the Student Yachting World Cup in France. Back at home at the CAN/AM Cup hosted out of KYC, Queen's 1 finished 1st and Queen's 2 finished 2nd in a 13 boat fleet in a very windy regatta.

Way to go Queen's!

| Racing Update

Awards Night

Mark your calendar with our Awards Night dinner on Saturday November 7. In addition to the racing awards, there are additional special awards available for:

  • Best Crew
  • Best Team
  • Best Race Committee
  • Most Improved Skipper
  • Best Shoal Performance
  • Obscure Use of Sailing Sills
  • Special Spinnaker kills
  • Fleet Contribution
  • KYC Achievement an Leadership Award
  • Canada 1 Award

Nomination forms (including criteria) are available online on the "Sailing / Racing / Keelboat Racing" KYC web site page and at the bar. Please complete and return forms to the Race Office by Wednesday October 14. If you have photos you'd like to share with others in the slide show, please send them to us at the link below.

Submit your Nomination Forms » Submit your Slideshow Photos »

Sailing Committee

The committee is getting back work (on improvements for next year's racing and planning some events during the winter) with a meeting on Thursday October 8. If you are interested in helping on this committee, please email


| F&B Update

New Menu

We are proud to announce that we have launched our new fall menu today.

New items include:

  • Romesco shrimp
  • Red wine poached pear pinach salad with local blue cheese
  • Reuben sandwich with local pastrami and house-made sauerkraut
  • The "grown-up" grilled cheese, and more!

We have kept many old favourites like crab cakes, the KYC club and Burger so come down to KYC to try out Chef Neil’s delicious new fall offerings or some old favourites.

New Menu! »Hours of Operation »

New Weekly Features

With the new menu comes new weekly features!

  • Every Tuesday: Appetizer + 1/2 pint of beer or small glass of wine - $15
  • Every Wednesday/Thursday: Burger and a Beer - $15 (next week is mushroom + swiss or caprese burger)

This Friday/Saturday: Thanksgiving dinner with roasted local turkey, mashed potatoes, house-made gravy & cranberry sauce with Brussels sprouts and roasted butternut squash. Our Les Jamelles Cinsault Rosé is the perfect accompaniment from this local thanksgiving feast.

Make sure you save room for dessert because we will have house-made mini-pumpkin pie served with a big dollop of real whipped cream.

New Brunch Features

Our weekend brunch menu is receiving a few updates as well.

We now have a quiche du jour, this weekend we are featuring a salmon dill and chevre quiche. We will also have a new pancake feature every weekend, this weekend we have apple pancakes, with an apple compote and local maple syrup. Our weekend omelette this week is a Spanish omelette with spice ham, potatoes and pecorino crotanese.

| Clubhouse UpdateFacility Improvements, Keep the Club warm!

Front Step Construction

Next week we are taking steps to make the front entrance more accessable by re-pouring the staircase. For that reason, members are asked to use the side entrance from Tuesday-Friday while we are under construction.

Ladies Washroom Reno

Starting November 1st, we will be remodeling the ladies washroom. The facilities will be “out of order” for about 10 days – two weeks. We are in the process of cleaning up the Able Sail office/Washroom for member usage during this time. We appreciate your patience during this long overdue project.

Keep the Club Warm

As we move into the cooler days, we just wanted to inform the membership that we ask you not to use the doors to enter or exit in the dining room, but instead please use the front doors. We are simply trying to ensure the members who are dining are not having their dining experience interrupted by a not so nice “cool breeze.” We appreciate your cooperation with this.

| Yoga at KYC With Norah Greatrix!

Come down to KYC for yoga, every Wednesday!

  • Where: Partridge Room (Upstairs), KYC.
  • When: 1545h, every Wednesday, classes formally start at 1600h.
  • Cost: The cost is $10 per session (which we will be happy to apply to your account)
  • What to Bring: Mat, comfortable clothes & H2O.
  • (A mat can be arranged in advance if you need, please contact Norah for this and with any questions pertaining to what will be covered in class).
About Norah » Sign up Today! »

Upcoming Events

Full Calendar of Events »

| Thanksgiving Weekend

We will not be hosting a formal Thanksgiving Brunch or Dinner this year, Chef Neil is however preparing a Traditional Turkey Dinner (with all the trimmings) for a Dinner feature next Friday and Saturday evening. I hear he may even have open faced turkey sandwich for Sunday’s lunch special

| Kids Halloween PartyFriday, October 30. 5:00PM-8:00PM

Join us for a frightfully fun Family Night! Halloween Party! The fun begins at 5:00pm with pumpkin carving, followed by games, haunted house (maybe even a boat) and costume parade! Come and even get your family costume photo taken! Buffet Dinner available.


| Crusing Fleet AGM November 12, 2015 7PM

The Cruising Fleet Annual General Meeting is scheduled for November 12, 2015 upstairs at the KYC at 7:00 p.m. Munchies in the form of appetizers and finger foods will be available and the upstairs bar will be open. I’ll distribute the agenda closer to the meeting date. If you have anything that you would like to include in the agenda, please let me know by the end of October. I hope that everyone had a wonderful sailing season and comes to the AGM with ideas for next year. -June Blackburn

| Women in Wind AGM October 15, 5:30PM

A notice that the Women in Wind AGM will take place Wednesday, October 15 at 5:30PM

| Kingston Power and Sail Squadron Upcoming events

Please follow the link below for KPSS events coming up at KYC and other locations.

KPSS Events »