Knotmeter - May 16, 2013


Knotmeter - May 16, 2013

KYC New Harbour Motion Passes

Last night the membership approved the motion proposed by the Board of Directors and the Strategic Planning Committee to move ahead with the new Harbour Project. Thank you to everyone who attended the meeting and participated.

A copy of the motion can be found here:

Going forward the club will secure the water lot lease, start the harbour design and layout work, and gather more information from the members to guide the project.

The New Harbour section of the website will be updated as we move forward, and we plan to create a Notice Board in the clubhouse to keep Members involved.

We will also schedule several Town Hall meetings once the design work has progressed, so the members can be properly briefed on the project.

The New Harbour website can be found here:

Any questions related to the project should be directed to:

Cottage Friday
~Friday, May 17th~

Surf and Turf.
With Roasted Potatoes and Veg.
8oz Striploin and a Pair of Giant Shrimp.
8oz Striploin only.
5 Giant Shrimp only.

Remember! Whatever you spend on food,
receive a credit of equal value to be redeemed on future
Patio Menu purchases made by June 3rd, 2013.

KYC, Your cottage in the city.

Click here for the patio menu

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 from 11am to 10pm and the Kitchen is open from 11am to 9pm every day of the week.

Bring on the summer!

Rules Help Wanted
Wanted to assist the Jury for the 505 North Americans:
Two Club Judges (or interested to become such).
August 7-11. A valuable event to get on your judging CV!
Interested? Please contact Michael Nicoll-Griffith at

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 up or please email
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.

Please bring your favourite 'pot luck' item.
Meet the 2013 Women in Wind Steering Committee.
Learn about the 2013 sailing schedule.
Renew acquaintances.

We look forward to seeing you on May 22nd.

2013 Women in Wind Steering Committee
For more details contact: Teresa Garrahan,

Upcoming Events at KYC
May 17 Cottage Friday
?May 22 ?Women in Wind Meet and Greet
May 25 Pigeon Island Race
May 25 Gananoque Cruise
May 29 Women In Wind Begins
June 1 Safety Officer Training Course
June 8 Commodore's Sailpast
June 15 Harbour Race
For a complete list of upcoming events please

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.

?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.

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

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:

?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


11a-9p Variable*
Sun 11a-10p 11a-9p Variable*

Special events schedule will determine weekly 
office schedule for Saturday, Sunday & Monday
For more information on other KYC events and programs please visit