Knotmeter - March 16, 2018

Knotmeter - March 16, 2018

KYC will be celebrating St. Patrick's Day this weekend. Come down to the club and join the festivities!

Special announcements

| Membership Survey

An important membership survey was emailed to all members on March 5th. If you did not receive the email or have been unable to access the survey please go to:


| Junior Sailing is looking for your old computer and TV equipment!

Junior Sailing is looking for donation of old computer and TV equipment to help them with delivery of programming. We can make use of the following equipment:

-Apple TVs
-Android Tablets
-Mac Desktops
-Flat screen computer monitors
-Flat screen televisions
-Windows Laptops (must be Windows Professional 7 or higher)
-Windows Desktops (must be Windows Professional 7 or higher)

If you have any equipment you would like to donate, or want to inquire if we could use your equipment, please email:

Upcoming Events

Full Calendar of Events »


| March 17: Saint Patrick's Day


| March 28: Townhall Meeting


| 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:

March: 21: Maurice Smith - Garden Island: local historian will talk about the enormous significance of D.D. Calvin and Garden Island to Kingston.

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


| March 31: Journey Across Canada


| April 11: Cooking with Chef Neil


| Weekend Features

  • App special: Guinness and sweet onion mussels with Irish soda bread - $14
  • Dinner feature: Shepherd's pie: local lamb stewed with carrots, onions, peas and Guinness topped with creamy mashed potatoes and cheddar. Served with a farm-gate salad - $19
  • Weekend Special: Western sandwich - $11
  • Omlette: artichoke hearts, cherry tomatoes and asiago cheese. - $13

| Beer of the Week

Billy Bishop

Irish Red Ale - 5.2% ABV

Wolfe island Brewery brings us Billy Bishop Irish Red Ale.This full bodied malty red ale has a deep copper colour with an even full flavour crisp finish. Irish style red ale is brewed using traditional European grains; pairs well with red meat and pretty much anything we can put on our grill.

| Wine of the Month



| Queen's Sailing Team Fundraising Campaign

The Queen's Sailing Team is competing against other Queen's Varsity teams in the March Matchup campaign. The team that raises the most, receives a grand prize of $2000! The deadline to donate is March 19 - Donate to Queen's Sailing Team today:

| Sailing

Ryan and Carolyn Heath are getting up to speed on the Cruising Fleet's history and plans and are looking forward to working with fellow cruisers to organize & deliver some great events this summer. They will be reaching out to cruisers who have helped in the past and others who might be interested in helping out this year.

A large number of Dragon Force DF65 radio controlled sailboats to be hitting our shores in the near future. The DF65 fleet is starting to grow. A DF65 sailboat, including rig & sails, plus a handheld radio controller currently sell for $260 at Leading Edge Hobbies. Racing is planned to start the 2nd week in May after keelboat launch. For details on any of the preceding, contact Paul Switzer or John Lowther.

Details about the Spring Sailors Evening on Wed April 11 @ 7-9 pm will be forthcoming soon. Please mark the date in your calendar now. We plan to release the online version of the Sailors Handbook before the meeting and distribute printed copies at the meeting.

If you have thoughts you'd like to share about any of our KYC Sailing programs, your reps on the Sailing Committee are:

Racing (Fleet Captains and PHRF): Steve Harrison & Peter Kraszewski (PHRF 1), John Vines (PHRF 2), Robin Wynne-Edwards (Sharks), Rob Colwell (PHRF)
Regattas: Robert Weguelin
Radio Controlled: Paul Switzer & John Lowther
Community Club: Peter French
Women In Wind: Mary Wilson
Cruising: Ryan and Carolyn Heath
Able Sail: Audrey Kobayashi & John Curtis

Contact coordinates for the above people are available in the "Members Area" on our website.