Knotmeter - January 12, 2018

Knotmeter - January 12, 2018

Congratulations to our Commodore - Ross Cameron - on making Kingston's Sports Hall of Fame!

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| February - April: Speaker Series


Kingston's Maritime Heritage Speaker Series 2018

Kingston Yacht Club and the Marine Museum of the Great Lakes are partnering with local experts to present members and the general public with a series of entertaining glimpses into the unique and impressive maritime heritage of our city and the region. In 2018 this will include five evening lectures at KYC:

Feb. 7th: David More - Kingston's Maritime History Origins: From Indigenous canoes through the French regime to British ships of the Provincial Marine (ca. 1400 to 1785)

Feb. 21: David More - Kingston's Maritime History Early Days: British Provincial Marine to Royal Dockyard (ca. 1785 to 1815)

March 7: Francis MacLachlan and friends - Kingston's Living Maritime Heritage: discussion of the living history of KYC and the value of square-rigger youth sail training on his brigantines, such as St. Lawrence II.

March: 21: Maurice Smith - Garden Island: the Curator Emeritus of the Marine Museum will talk about the enormous significance of D.D. Calvin and Garden Island to Kingston.

April 4: Maurice Smith - Kingston Shipyards: the Curator Emeritus of the Marine Museum will talk about the long and storied history of Kingston Shipyards, former home of the Museum.


| February 7:

The Marine Museum of the Great Lakes
and the
Kingston Yacht Club
The first of a five-part Speaker Series
Kingston's Regional Maritime History
Pre-Columbian (1500) to Loyalist Settlements (1784)
A presentation by David More
at the
Kingston Yacht Club
1 Maitland St.
Wednesday, February 7, at 7:00 pm


The early days in Kingston's Maritime History will be vividly portrayed in a slideshow that takes participants on a voyage beginning with Indigenous canoes and continues through the first sailing vessels on the Great Lakes. It explores the characters of the near-century-long French regime at Fort Frontenac, from Sieur de La Salle to René-Hippolyte La Force, Canada's first native-born naval flotilla commander. After the Seven Years' War the story shifts to the important British Revolutionary War fort and shipyard at Carleton Island (just south of Wolfe Island), and the tragic loss of the Provincial Marine warship Ontario, then finally returns to what became British Kingston, when Loyalist refugees settled here.

Admission by donation

Please RSVP to the Marine Museum at 613-542-2261 to reserve a seat, or email

| Women in Wind

Women in Wind would like to thank Chef Neil and Brandon for another great evening of cooking at the club. The holiday menu was delicious! The drinks were perfect for the holidays! Many thanks to all of the women who participated. We look forward to planning a night like this again in the spring.


| Weekend Features


The Kitchen and Bar will resume regular Winter hours beginning Tuesday, January 16th.

Junior Sailing

| Registration for the 2018 Junior Sailing Program is open!


Registration is open for:

  • Wet Feet
  • Opti Beginner
  • Opti Intermediate
  • Opti Advanced
  • Intro to Double-Handed Sailing (CANSail 1)
  • Basic Double-Handed Sailing (CANSail 2)
  • Intermediate Double-Handed Sailing (CANSail 3)
  • Advanced Double-Handed Sailing(CANSail 4)
  • Race Teams

Adult Learn to Sail will open in the new year.

Visit to register Today!