Knotmeter - April 11, 2013

Knotmeter - April 11, 2013

Junior Sailing
KYC is now accepting Junior Sailing and Race Team applications.
A number of sessions have already filled up.
If you or someone you know are interested in registering your children for our summer sessions please visit this link or contact the office.

Buff Your Boat! 
Join us at KYC on April 20th to buff your boat for the season and share in a buffet dinner after all of your hard work. Details here.

2013 Launch Schedule
Saturday, April 27th is…Launch Day!
Sunday, April 28th…Masts are Stepped
Cradles ready to load by May 1st
Please let the office know if you are available to volunteer.
More info will be forthcoming as the date nears!

Town Hall Meeting - Harbour Redevelopment
Please join the Board for a Town Hall meeting on
Thursday April 18th, 1900hrs
for a presentation on the status and plans for harbour redevelopment.

This event and a tentative schedule
of subsequent meetings is noted below:

April 18: Town Hall #1
Presentation of General Details and Financial Plan
Materials will be made available online (proposed Harbour Plans, Financial Plans, etc.) for study and review by the membership
Member input is requested so that any revision to the plans and outstanding issues can be addressed at Town Hall meeting #2.

May 1: Town Hall #2
Presentation of Additional Details
Address issues and member input
Preview of motion(s) to be brought to the membership at the SGM

May 15: Special General Meeting
SGM: Board will seek approval from the membership to secure financing and to engage contractor(s) to provide docks, wave attenuators, etc. for Spring 2014 installation.

Sailors' Handbook Sponsorship
We are now looking for sponsors for the KYC handbook. If you have a business and would like to support our sailing programs and help offset the cost of the handbook - please consider sponsorship. Sponsorship is also open to non-members, so please think of your friends/colleagues who have businesses.

Pricing Options:
Full Page: $225
1/2 Page: $125
Business Card Size: $75

Sponsors will also be featured on the racing page of the website.

Please contact Matt White: / cell: (613) 540-4417

Dry Mooring Application time!
In an effort to better organize our breakwall and boatyard it is requested that all members who would like a dry mooring of any type submit their application to the office by Friday, April 12th.

Please click here to access the 2013 Dry Mooring application.

Upcoming Events at KYC
April 12 TGIF - Club Sponsored
April 14 Celebration of Life - Robin Farr - 1300-1500hrs
April 15 Marine Radio Operator's Course
April 19 TGIF - Women in Wind
April 20 Buff Your Boat Dinner!
April 24 Sailor's Meeting 19:00hrs
April 27 Launch
April 28 Mast Stepping
For a complete list of upcoming events please

Keelboat Racing Schedule Now Available
The 2013 Keelboat Racing schedule is now online:
(Please note the official schedule will be
published in Sailor's Handbook)

Race Management Course
Wednesday, May 8th. 18:30-23:00hrs

Running sailboat races can be great fun! 
This short course will give participants a chance to learn about race management and the things a race committee does.

Registered participants will receive an Assistant Race Officer Certificate from Ontario Sailing.
This is the first of four levels of Sail Canada certification.

Click here for registration.
 (Look down the list for the KYC course on May 8)

There may also be opportunities to audit the course with no certification given.
If you’re interested in this option contact Ross Cameron. (
Come and play on May 8th.

Shark Race Committee
On Saturday, May 11th KYC will host
the Kingston-Quinte Shark Team Racing Challenge.

We need volunteers to help run the races.
If you’re interested in helping on-water, please get in touch with 
Ross Cameron (

Provincial Talent Squad Initiative
KYC Race Coach Rob Frost announces 
the "Provincial Talent Squad Initiative 2013".

Please click here for more details

The Brigantine Announces an Exciting 2013 Season.
Click here to access a letter to KYC members from The Brigantine?

Shark Sails Needed

The Club Sharks are in need of some upgraded sails! If you have a set of sails that are collecting dust in your garage, are in good condition, not too stretched out, and you would be willing to donate them, please get in touch. Contact:

PHRF Newsletter
Racing Sailors: Please click here and review 

the PHRF-LO newsletter.
If you have a symmetrical spinnaker or a spinnaker that
has a centrelinetack (no spinnaker pole or articulating bowsprit)
please contact Rob Colwell - PHRF Handicapper
to arrange for a measurement.

?Kingston Power and Sail Squadron
Kingston Power and Sail Squadron is offering courses.
Please click the link below for a detailed course listing.
Course Offerings

Winter Bar and Office Hours

Office Service

Special events schedule will determine weekly
office schedule for Saturday, Sunday & Monday

For more information on other KYC events and programs please visit
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