Knotmeter - February 26, 2016

Knotmeter - February 26, 2016

Greg and John talking about KYC at the business after hours event

Membership Fees are Due

Please Update your Member Profile
We will be billing membership at the end of February. We are asking that you go into your member profile and ensure all of your information is correct (especially your birth dates)! As you are aware, we are offering discounts to members who are 35 and under! It is also a great way to assist us by ensuring your other information (mailing, phone number etc) are also correct. We also use this information to review Club trends. So the more information you can provide us…the better!
We thank you in advance for your assistance!

  • Members with a valid credit card on file will have their membership Renewal applied to your credit card on February 29th.
  • Members who do not have a credit card on file should mail or drop-off cheques dated February 29th. Alternatively, please drop in and pay by debit card, credit card, or cash.
  • If you are wishing to update (adding/deleting any nominees and/or dependants), change your membership category or unsure if you are returning please let us know as so we can follow up.
Click here to update Member Profile Click here for Membership Pricing

Note on Dependants:
Dependants older than the age of 23 are required to get their own membership. They can be converted to an associate at a discounted price as above. Dependants who have a disability and are dependent upon a family member “for the necessities of life” are excepted, but must register with the office.

Donations to Corinthian Fund and Able Sail Kingston
This time of year, we also offer the option to members to charge a donation to the Corinthian Fund and/or Able Sail Kingston to their KYC Member Account.
Click here to Donate

Upcoming Events

Full Calendar of Events »

| February: Beau’s Febrewary

Each week every Febrewary beer purchased will get you a ticket for a weekly draw for a Beau's scarf. Once all the Febrewary beer is gone there will be a grand prize draw for a beautiful Beau's branded wooden crate filled with 12 different Beau's beers.

KYC will be bringing in a new beer from Beau's All Natural Brewing each Friday in February. This year Chef Neil will be preparing a delicious special to go with each beer. Make sure you come to your club to try these exciting beer and food pairings!

Check out all of the beers here

| February 26th: Queen's Sailing TGIF

Come down to KYC to meet and find out more about the Queen’s Sailing Team (QST) while participating in a night of sailing trivia. So, brush up on your general sailing knowledge along with some KYC and QST fun facts! 15% off pitchers will be available along with finger foods and appetizers provided by QST.!

| February 27th: Town Hall - Harbour Update

The Board of Directors and the Harbour Redevelopment Committee has scheduled a Town Hall meeting on Saturday, February 27 at 1300 to review current and future harbour redevelopment plans and activities. Detailed drawings, financial information and timelines will be presented. Please make plans to attend as the Board and committee members would like comments and suggestions.

| March 3rd: Cruising Club Annual Dinner

Please join us for an evening of entertainment and fine dining at KYC. All welcome.
This year's meeting includes a review of the best of the 2015 events by John Mason, a special dinner from our Chef at KYC, and a not to be missed invited speaker, Michael Hill,  on diving in the local area.

Events will kick off at 6 pm,  with dinner at 6:30, coffee, desert, and our invited speaker at 7:30

If you cannot make dinner, everyone is still welcome at the talk (free).

Chef Neil has prepared a special prix fixe dinner, see below for the menu. Reserve your place now with James at

Cream of Mushroom Soup
Mixed mushrooms in vegetable broth, finished with cream.


  Roasted Local Sirloin
Enright farms sirloin roasted whole and served with a red wine jus,
celeriac mashed potatoes and roasted carrots.


Roast Chicken
Herb & garlic stuffed chicken supreme with sundried tomato cream sauce, served with celeriac mashed potatoes and roasted carrots.


Vegetarian ‘Lasagna
Pasta noodles layered with balsamic roasted vegetables, spinach infused ricotta cheese and house-made tomato sauce, topped with gratineed mozzarella cheese.

  Crème Brûlée
Classic Vanilla custard with bruleed sugar on top.

| Sail Canada "Club Judge" Seminar

Saturday March 5, 2016
KYC will be hosting a "Club Judge" seminar, taught by National Judge, Wendy Loat.  If you are a sailor or racer then this is a great opportunity to upgrade your knowledge and skills.  This is a great seminar for anyone interested in racing or race management.  You don't need to have aspirations to become a Judge to participate. For details on the Sail Canada Judging program, click here .

The seminar will run from 10am to 4pm, with a break for lunch.   There is a fee of $20 per person that includes a $5 discount on lunch purchased at the Club.   Coffee and snacks will be provided during the course..
Please register in advance with the Manager ( ) if you are interested.

| March 11th: Trivia TGIF

Trivia TGIF, quiz-master Ted Ison returns with a new batch of nautically themed trivia. Sign your team up with James today at

| March 12th: Our Cosmic Origin with Gary Boyle (speaker series)

Join us for a delightful evening as astronomer Gary Boyle walks us through our galaxy! After the presentation...if the weather and stars cooperate...we will have a change to go outside and view Jupiter through his telescope. The show starts at 7pm, tickets are $10.00 for adults and $5.00 for children. Come down for dinner or an appetizer and see what the stars have to offer. Click here for event details

| March 18th: Cruisers and Friends of Jemmet’s Landing TGIF

| March 19th: St. Patrick’s Day Tasting Dinner

Join us for KYC’s fourth installment in our winter dinner series for a four course St. Patrick’s Day dinner. The menu will feature Guinness Mussels, Lamb Pasties, a Beef and Ale Stew with Colcannon Mashed Potatoes, and an Irish Cream Cheese Cake for dessert. Pairings will be announced in next week’s knotmeter. Book now with James at tickets will go quickly, cost will be $50 per person.

| March 24th: Able Sail Fundraiser

| March 27th Easter Sunday Brunch

KYC is pleased to announce 2016’s Easter Sunday Brunch. There will be a sumptuous brunch buffet featuring an omelette station, carving station and much more. There will be two seatings, one at 11am and one at 1pm. Book your places now with James at

| April 1st: CORK TGIF

| April 9-10: Race Management Training Seminar

Ontario Sailing has approved a Race Management Training Seminar to be held at Kingston Yacht Club, 1 Maitland Street , Kingston on the weekend of Saturday April 9 and Sunday April 10 2016.
Click here for event details

| TGIF’s

If you or a group you are involved in at KYC want to host a TGIF, please contact James to set up a date and arrange other details.

| 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 Nora >> Sign up Today!

| Kingston Power and Sail Squadron Upcoming events

KPSS Events Coming up @ KYC


| Weekly Features

  • Febrewary food pairing: Grilled Elvis sandwich: peanut butter, banana and bacon $8
  • Every Tuesday: Appetizer + 1/2 pint of beer or small glass of wine - $15
  • Every Wednesday/Thursday: Burger and a Beer - $15
    • Hawaian: pineapple salsa, jalapenos, cheddar
    • BBQ: BBQ sauce and provalone

| Weekend Features

  • 10oz Ribeye, celeriac mash, onion horseradish gravy and steamed broccoli $26
  • Buttermilk pancakes
  • Quiche: Double smoked bacon and cheddar $11
  • Omelette: Proscuitto and chevre $13

| Featured Beer

This week’s Febrewary release is the Elephant Monsoon Peanut Butter and Porter. A delicious duo meets a classic British beer style in what Beau’s is calling a PB & Grape porter. The nicely roasted malt character of a porter ale gets a fun flavourful twist with the addition of organic peanut butter and concord grape juice.

We are also happy to announce that we have added a new tap to the bar pouring Mill St. Brewery’s Organic Lager. This is a light, European-style lager with a light, crisp and refreshing flavour with a clean finish.

Junior Sailing

| Junior Sailing Registraton is now open

Registration has opened for these levels:

  • Wet Feet
  • Opti Beginner
  • Opti Intermediate
  • Opti Advanced
  • CANSail 1
  • CANSail 2
  • CANSail 3
  • CANSail 4

Race Team Registration Opening Soon
Registration for the Race Team levels will be opening soon. Stay tuned to KYC website and social media channels for more.

| Junior Sailing Committee - Volunteers Wanted

We are looking for volunteers to serve on the Junior Sailing Committee and/or its subcommittees. If you have any interest in helping to shape the KYC Junior Sailing Program, please contact Ze Keeping ze.keeping@kingstonyachtclub. ca to express your interest.

| KYC Opti Sailor Featured on CTV

One of KYC's Opti Sailors was featured on CTV Canada AM for his painting. Click here for the Interview and Article >>


| Robert Davis places second at the Laser Midwinters East

Congratulations to Robert Davis who clinched second place at the Laser Midwinters East! Click here for Results >>

| Cheer on Team A2 at the 470 World's

Cheer on Team A2, Allie Surrette (RNSYS) & Ali ten Hove (KYC), as they compete in 470 World Championships being held in Argentina. Good luck girls!
Click here for Results >>

New Member to our KYC Team!

We would like to welcome John Whelan to our KYC Team who will start his career the week of February 15th as our Club Controller. John completed his Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) from Queen's University, as well as his Graduate Diploma in Accounting (also from Queen's), and most recently earned his CPA. John is coming to us from Wilkinson & Company LLP and is very excited to assist us with our Club finances as well as many of our Club services.

John will be hanging his hat (so to speak) in the Saint's Rest office. Please feel free to stop in, say “Hi” and get to more about him!