Knotmeter - October 15, 2015

Knotmeter - October 15, 2015

An action shot of Breakaway J - Sent in by Hugh McGugan

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Women In WindCorrection

In last week's edition we incorrectly stated that the Women in Wind AGM was set for October 15 (tonight).

The correct date is Wednesday, October 21st at 5:30PM. We apologize for any inconvenience.


| Gas Dock Hours

A Reminder that the Gas Dock is now closed on Saturdays.

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.


| Ali Ten Hove at 470 Worlds

KYC member Ali Ten Hove and her teammate Allie Sirrette are competing at the 470 Worlds in Haifa, Israel this week!

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 »

| Racing Update

Awards Night

Awards Night is fast approaching ... 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 21. 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 met this week to assess the past year, start work on improving things for next year and plan some winter events. If you have thoughts on any of these topics please talk to your fleet captain (or a member of the committee) or email to If you are interested in helping on the committee, please email

Marks Haulout

Our temporary marks were hauled out & disassembled last week by a small work party. The new winch on the white whaler made this job a lot easier & quicker (<3 hrs). Thanks to John Vines, Robert Weguelin and Julian Walker.


| F&B Update

Go Jays Go!
New Menu Has Launched!

Check it out! »

Jays Games

We will be showing the Jays games on the bar tv! Come on down and root for Canada's team!

Weekly Features
  • Every Tuesday: Appetizer + 1/2 pint of beer or small glass of wine - $15
  • Every Wednesday/Thursday: Burger and a Beer - $15
    • House-made peameal bacon & provolone.
    • House-made BBQ sauce, caramelized onion and jack cheese.
Weekend Features
  • Dinner:
    • Lasagna a la Bolognese with farm gate salad & grilled pan chancho bread. $18
  • Brunch:
    • Apple Pancakes - large fluffy pancakes with a local apple compote. $9
    • Quiche: Mushroom & Glengarry barely blue cheese.
    • Omelette: Brie & Caramelized Onion.
Beer of the Week

We are almost our of the MacKinnon Brothers Red Fox Summer ale and it will be followed by Beau’s Nightmarzen their Oktoberfest style lager, this beer is both Chef Neil’s and James’ favourite beer that is brewed by Beau’s. Come in and try a pint with one of our burger specials next week!

| Clubhouse UpdateFacility Improvements, Keep the Club warm!

Front Step Construction

Construction is nearly complete on this project. The front entrance should open again for Friday dinner service.

Ladies Washroom Reno

Starting November 9th, 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.

Hours of Operation »

| 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 »

| 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 21, 5:30PM

A notice that the Women in Wind AGM will take place Wednesday, October 21 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 »