Knotmeter - March 18, 2016

Knotmeter - March 18, 2016

The Hulls enjoying St Patty's Day at KYC

Our Sailors

| Team Rafuse/Boyd qualifies for the 2016 Rio Olympics!

Congratulations to Erin Rafuse and Danielle Boyd (KYC) who have qualififed to represent Canada in the Rio Olympics. This week, Sail Canada announced that Erin and Danielle will be nominated to the Canadian Olympic Team for the 49erFX class (They had previously qualified Canada for a spot, but had not been selected themselves to represent Canada). Way to go!
Full info here >>

| KYC Sailors selected for Ontario Sailing Quest for Gold funding

Congratulations to these KYC Athletes who have been nominated for Ontario Cards under the 2015-2016 Quest for Gold – Ontario Athlete Assistance Program (OAAP).

  • Cameron Sawyer
  • Ali Ten Hove
  • Simone Larose
  • Naomi Flanagan
Full info here >>

| QST/KYC Sailors are featured in the Queen's Journal

Check out this article in the Queen's Journal featuring athletes from KYC and the Queen's Sailing Team
Click here for the article >>

Iceboating at KYC

Thank you to Rejean Lemay for this great video!
Click here >>

What a great weekend at KYC! It was short and sweet, but we had over twenty ice boats on the ice this weekend. There were even some guests from Rochester NY! Thanks to Sean Marshall who gave us a visit in his ultralight. We have collected all of the photos on the KYC Flickr accont. Link is below. If you have some to add, please send them to the KYC Office -
Click here for photos >>

March Madness Membership Drive

Thank you to all members who have helped out in spreading the word about the Club and encouraged their friends, neighbours etc. to join! We will be announcing our new members (officially) in next week's Knotmeter, so if you know someone who may be interested, please tell them to come in and talk to Greg!

During the month of March we are asking members to reach out to their friends, family, neighbours, work colleagues or anyone else you may think would be interested in joining KYC.

We are calling it "ONE FOR ONE." It is our hope that every member brings down someone to the Club during March for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, one of our TGIF's or Club events! If that individual decides to JOIN KYC for this year the Sponsor (you) will be entered in a draw for a free 2017 membership! 

Please do not hesitate to contact Greg McNab or by phone 613.548.3052 for more information or to set up a time so Greg can meet your guest and tell them more about the Club and our programs! 

We also encourage all members to stop by for an appetizer, lunch or dinner! We have great daily specials which you can find on the website! Also do not forget about our Tuesday wine and apps specials or our Wednesday/Thursday Burger and Beer Specials! 

We hope to see you soon!

Upcoming Events

Full Calendar of Events »

| 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 the following:

Guinness Mussels
Paired with Chateau d'Argadens Bordeaux Blanc AOC

Lamb Pasties
Paired with Broadhead Brewing's Dark Horse Stout

A Beef and Ale Stew with Colcannon Mashed Potatoes
Paired with Beau's Strong Patrick Irish Red Ale

Irish Cream Cheese Cake
Paired with Tyrconnell 10 Irish Whiskey

Book now with James at tickets will go quickly, cost will be $50 per person.


| March 24th: Able Sail Fundraiser

Join Able Sail Kingston for their annual spring fundraiser. This year's theme is honouring volunteers. Doors open at 6pm

| 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

Join the CORK crew on April 1st for their annual TGIF

| April 8th: Brigantine St. Lawrence II TGIF

Join the Brigantine St. Lawrence II on April 8th for their annual 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

  • Every Tuesday: Appetizer + 1/2 pint of beer or small glass of wine - $15
  • Every Wednesday/Thursday: Burger and a Beer - $15
    • Curry lamb with mint raita
    • Greek (tomato, black olive and feta)

| Weekend Features

  • Teriyaki Salmon with soba noodles and mirin glazed bok choy $25
  • Brunch Special: 3 cheese omelette (brie, blue, cheddar) $12
  • Weekend Quiche: Quiche Lorraine (bacon and parmesan) $11
  • Pancake Feature: Chocolate chip pancakes

| Featured Beer

Tyrannosaurus Gruit is is a red gruit ale, a traditional Belgian style of ale, brewed without hops. It is flavoured with red beets, juniper berries, and hibiscus and spruce trips. Quantities will be limited, so get down to your club and try it before it’s gone.

We will be drawing for 5 beau’s scarves and the grand prize of a beautiful Beau’s branded wooden crate filled with 12 different Beau’s beers this Friday at the Cruisers & Friends of Jemmet’s TGIF. To win the crate of beer you have to be at the TGIF!

Junior Sailing

| Junior Sailing Registraton is now open

Register Now >>

| 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.


| Harbour Expansion

On February 27, KYC hosted a Town Hall Meeting to showcase the new proposed harbour layout. Member feedback is encouraged. Please visit the Harbour expansion page to review the meeting materials, and please send us your feedback or questions.
Click here for the Harbour Expansion Page

Donate - Corinthian Fund / Able Sail

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