Knotmeter - May 2 2013

Knotmeter - May 2, 2013

Patio Menu is Open!!
KYC staff have been working hard to bring you an exciting selection for your dining pleasure. Food service runs daily from 11-9.

Extra dinner entrees will be added on May 17th in time for our first Cottage Friday.

As always we will be running delicious daily specials.

KYC sources many of our ingredients locally including:
chicken, beef, greens, cheese, tomatoes and various seasonal produce.

KYC Patio Menu, another reason we're your cottage in the city.

Click here for the menu

Time to reserve for Mother's Day
Sunday, May 12th
Brunch Buffet
11am til 2pm
Click here for more detail

Bar Hours and Cocktail List

KYC is now offering a selection of cocktails for your patio enjoyment. 
Please click here for our drink list.

The bar is now open 7 days a week!

(Mon-Fri 4pm-9pm, Sat-Sun 11am-6pm)

Starting May 2, the bar will start their regular summer hours of 
11am--10pm every day of the week, 
and the Kitchen will be open open 11am-9pm every day of the week.

Bring on the summer!

Handbooks are now Available
KYC Sailors' Handbooks are now available at the bar. Please pick up your copy today.

Also: reminder to racers to sign up for race committee duty. The Schedule is posted on the official Notice Board.

New Harbour Proposal

Please visit the link below for information
and updates on this proposal.

An online survey has been sent out by email. If you did not receive a copy, please contact the Main Office.

The schedule of subsequent meetings is as follows:

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.

Race Committee Duty
Every racing boat does two Race Committee duties each season. May dates are filled.
There’s a form in the race results box where you can sign and shortly you’ll be able to sign-up on-line.
Please select your dates by May 23rd. After that we’ll fill in the spaces with the names of those who didn’t sign up.

Race Marks

The racing marks are in the water and they look great!
Those of you who want lat/long for them will find it at

Women in Wind Meet and Greet
~May 22~

Please note the date change for this event.

For more details contact: Teresa Garrahan,

Thanks to the Launch, Masting and Cradle Loading Volunteers.

The self lubricating machine rolls again. Once again Members, your volunteers have ably risen to the routine challenges of launching your fleet. Thanks to your nimble crew of slingers, hookers, liners and wheelbarrow-ers…. Rick Sellens, Mike Charrette, Jim Beatson, Ross Cameron, Phil Hart, Rob Colwell, Ralph Shaw, Chris Phippen, Chris Walmsley, Steve Wight, Bob Story, Lou Franchi, Don Currie, Peter Kraszewski, our able signalsman Harrison Cohrs, and our essential timer, Mary Westerland. It all came off without a hitch, and I encourage all members to personally extend a thank you to all the volunteers. I know they’d appreciate it.

Thanks also to the masting volunteers; again, another exercise that went without a hitch. (rolling hitches excepted) Special thanks extended to Ross Cameron and Chris Phippen who toughed it out to the hot, bug infested end.

I will be considering some slight retooling of not only the volunteer faction of our spring and fall rituals, but also guidelines to members in respect of launching and masting safety and preparedness.

As you read this, we have likely just loaded a whole bunch of cradles as well. This operation in controlled precariousness is ably carried out by the following....and thanks in advance to Jim Beatson, Rob Colwell, Ross Cameron, Lou Franchi, Steve Wight, Michael Charette Ron Hodges and Rob Story. (I hope I've not forgotten anyone!)

We had a safe and successful run again last weekend, and I heartily thank those always returning fellows (and Lady) who selflessly contribute.

Peter Cohrs
(Director at LARGE)

KYC Youth Sailors Maintain the KYC Tradition

Although KYC is proud of all sailors, the club is particularly proud of our youth contingent, not only KYC’s future but the future of the sport itself. Here is an update on KYC’s young sailors and how they have been faring on the International Sailing scene.

Hugh MacRae:
2nd time Youth World competitor.
He went to Ireland last year and is going to Cyprus for the
Youth Worlds this year in Radials.
Ali tenHove:
Ali sails with Allie Surrette from RNSYS. They won the 2012 Canadian Youth Championship in their 420. They were the CYA recipients of the Bill Burke Award.

Ali was Ontario Junior Sailor of the year (2012). Recently they were 9th overall, the top Canadians and top females at The Club 420 Midwinters in Jensen Beach, Florida. They will be going to Cyprus for the 2013 Youth Worlds.
Cameron Sawyer: 
Cameron will be our 29er Youth World representative in Cyprus.
He is sailing with Frederique Tougas from PCYC/CVL.

Cameron was based out of Kingston last year. He won the 2012 Canadian 29er championship along with Sean Kayser
and they were 2nd in fall CORK.
Robert Davis:
Robert is a Senior Carded member of the Canadian Sailing Team.

He had excellent international results this winter placing 7th at the Miami World Cup and 5th at The Laser Midwinters in Clearwater, Florida. Robert trains full-time and will compete in events in
Mexico, Italy, Netherlands, Canada and Oman this year.
Danielle Boyd:
Danielle has been a full time student and coach the past 4 years in
both Kingston and Halifax. She is now sailing the women's Olympic Class 49erFX. She is sailing with Erin Rafuse from Halifax.

Both Danielle and Erin have been recently named to the
National Team after some solid sailing in Miami.

Violet Stafford:
Voilet has been busy racing and training in Miami and Clearwater over the winter. She finished 24th in the Miami World Cup of Sailing and came 16th (5th woman) at Laser Midwinters East.

She was awarded the Ontario Female Sailor of the Year.

Rob Frost:
Rob is affiliated with OSA but based out of KYC.

He is coaching skiffs and Para-Olympic class athletes.
He won the OSA Angus Bud Roulstone Leadership award in 2012.

Upcoming Events at KYC
May 2 Patio Menu Begins - 11:00hrs
May 2 Club Racing Begins (Sharks)
May 7 Club Racing Begins (PHRF)
May 12 Mother's Day Brunch
May 15 Special General Meeting
May 17 Cottage Friday
?May 22 ?Women in Wind Meet and Greet
For a complete list of upcoming events please

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.

Adult Learn To Sail & Community Club
We are now accepting ALTS registrations for all sessions!
Please click here for the registration form and more information.

Community Club applications are now available through the office.

Gananoque Cruise

~May 25-26~

 A night of fine dining and theatre in beautiful Gananoque!

Dinner: Trinity House Inn
5PM Fixe Prix $45.78 all in. 
Theater: Thousand Island Playhouse
8PM "Suds" $25.00ea

Please arrange your own mooring at Gan Marina or at the Playhouse.
For reservations/tickets/more info please contact Brenda Charette at or 613-548-1007


Safety Officer Course

~June 1-2~
This Safety Officer Training Program was developed to enhance the experience of competitors at regattas.

The course will be co-sponsored by Ontario Sailing, CORK / Sail Kingston and Kingston Yacht Club. It will be conducted over two days and result in certification.
The Certificate will be recognized and provided by Ontario Sailing.

Click here for more information

2013 Membership Cards & Parking Stickers
Memberships were mailed Thursday, April 18th.
Parking stickers are being printed. We will let you know when they are ready for pick-up.

??Brigantine 60th Year Celebrations
The Brigantine is celebrating their 60th year of their sail training program. Many exciting events are planned to honour the occasion.
Click here for more details.

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 (

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

Bar, Kitchen and Office Hours

Office Service