Knotmeter - March 23, 2018

Knotmeter - March 23, 2018

The Club's infrastructure has changed drastically over the past 100 years. At the Townhall Meeting on March 28th we will discuss the future of our facilities! All members are invited to attend!

Special announcements

| Membership Survey

LAST CHANCE to add your voice! The survey will end on March 30th!

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 25: ABLE SAIL Fundraiser

The Able Sail Fundraiser will be held at the Club on Sunday March 25th from 3-6pm. Please attend and support the excellent Able Sail Program!


| 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:

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 6-7: CORK TGIF

We welcome all CORK members and volunteers to attend the following events at KYC:

Friday April 6th-CORK is hosting their annual TGIF 5-7pm Munchies will be served after 5:30pm.

Saturday April 7th-CORK's Annual General Meeting (AGM)
12:30pm light lunch and social gathering
1pm AGM

| April 11: Cooking with Chef Neil @ 1730


| April 11: Sailors Meeting @ 1900


| May 3-4th: Launch


| May 13: Mother's Day Brunch


| Weekend Features

  • Dinner feature: Garlic and herb stuffed chicken supreme with goat cheese mashed potatoes, sauteed spinach and a caramelized onion white wine butter sauce - $20
  • Weekend Special: Huevos Rancheros - $13
  • Omlette: Italian sausage, cheddar and roasted red peppers - $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


| KYC PHRF-LO Co-Handicapper Change

I want to thank Past Commodore Ralph Shaw (official KYC PHRF-LO Co-Handicapper) and Mary Westerland (unofficial PHRF-LO Co-Handicapper) for their help over the last few years measuring sails and helping to make the PHRF-LO Handicap system as equitable as possible for the KYC Keelboat racing fleets.

Please thank Ralph and Mary for their help the next time you see them.

I am pleased to confirm that Past Commodore Chris Walmsley has volunteered to serve with me as a KYC PHRF-LO Co-Handicapper. Thanks Chris!

Sailors are reminded, that if they have purchased any new sails or a new boat, that we need to measure them to validate their PHRF-LO certificate for 2018. Please contact Rob or Chris and we will add you to the list and announce a Spring Sail Measurement date.

- Rob Colwell

| 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.

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.