Knotmeter - June 13, 2013

Knotmeter - June 07, 2013

Something new at KYC!

Friday, June 14th

In an effort to get non-boaters on the water an enjoyable evening on the lake is planned.Details to be finalized, depends on numbers, possibly a short race, perhaps just a social sail! If you are interested in participating just email Glenn at and indicate whether you are a boater or non-boater and from there we will get everyone assigned to a boat. The evening will cap off with social time, munchies, food special etc!


It is time to ensure that all boats on the breakwall and in the yard are suitably registered with the main office.

 If you have registered your boat then please make sure you have attached the current year's transom sticker to your boat.

 If you have not registered your boat then please do so at the main office at which time you will be issued a transom sticker.

As of Thursday, June 27th boats on club property without a transom sticker will be removed.

Thanking you in advance for what will hopefully be your prompt attention to this matter. Please send along any questions to Glenn at or drop by the office in-person.

Sailpast 2013

Thanks to everyone who braved the questionable weather this past Saturday. Despite gloomy forecasts, we had about 30 boats lining up for review by your Flag Officers. Many participants put forth a effort to dress themselves or their boat in distinctive ways.

We'd like to acknowledge this effort with our list of "fun" awards:

Mindemoya - Best Decorated
Club Shark/Community Club - Most touques
Selene - Cutest foredeck crew
Compulsion - Closest pass/flyby ( < 6” )
Touch of Class - Best Dinghy in Tow (Ozzy)
Cara Mia V - Best 4 person standing salute
Alchemy - Best Dressed/Most Natty
Valkyr II - Most Patriotic
Force 10 - Most buoyant boat (12 people on board)
La Galouine - Best cross generational representation
Andrew Kelm - Best kayak with a dog

Click here for photos!

Once ashore, we were all treated to a music filled evening and a excellent dinner. I thank all those who came out and hope everyone enjoyed the official start to the KYC sailing season!

-Chris Walmsley, Commodore.

Parking Stickers

Parking stickers are back in stock and available for pickup at the main bar. Please have your license plate number available at the time of pickup.

Cottage Friday

Friday, June 21st!

This Cottage Friday event will feature… 
“Barbecued Ribs & Chicken” as well as…
our current patio menu!

Whatever you spend on food on "Friday the 21st" you will receive a
credit of equal value to be redeemed on future Patio Menu purchases made by July 8th, 2013.

So c’mon down and enjoy your club!

The KYC cottage…

where great friends have great times!

Stanley Cup seats at KYC!

Stanley Cup playoff action can be viewed on the KYC bar TV.
For a complete Stanley Cup Final schedule see below.

Community Club
Club Sharks are now in the water! Sign up for Community Club through the office today!

Jemmett's Landing is Ready for the Season!
The Club property is again ready for the season. The mooring balls have been installed, lawn furniture delivered, swim ladder installed and the two port-a-potties brought back in. A fresh load of firewood is on its way. The water will soon be warm enough for a swim. Please enjoy your Club property again this summer. Directions to arrive by road are available in the Sunshine Room. Members coming by water are reminded to fly their Club burgees. Invited guests are most welcome, but only when accompanied by members. Please remember to take your garbage and recycling home when you leave. We hope to see you there!

Shoreline Shuffle
KYC will be one of the stops along the way for the Shoreline Shuffle-An initiative for a more publicly accessible shoreline. For more information check out:

Singer Castle Cruise
Join the cruisers on June 25th as they go to Singer Castle on Dark Island. See link for more info.

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 ASAP. After that we’ll fill in the spaces with the names of those who didn’t sign up.

Upcoming Events at KYC
June 14 TGIF Sail
June 15 Harbour Race
June 16 Single/Double Handed Race
June 21 Cottage Friday Extravaganza 
June 23 Saturday Cruise
June 24 Maritime Radio Refresher
July 5-6 Main Duck Island Race
July 20 Partridge Bowl
July 26-28 29er-49er Regatta
August 7-11 505 North Americans
August 7-11 Picton Jazz Cruise
August 10 Wolfe Island Race
For a complete list of upcoming events please

August 16, 17, 18 Picton Jazz Cruise Weekend

For information contact John Kitney,

Plans are in the works for the annual cruise weekend in Picton, August 16 -18. For those that are interested we have pre-booked some tickets for the Saturday night show at the Regent Theatre (“The Canadian Songbook”). For details of this years’ Jazz Festival program visit

You don’t have to be a jazz enthusiast to enjoy the Picton weekend sail and related activities. This KYC Cruisers’ event has been running since 2008 and participation peaked about two years ago with 40 club members and friends. For those that can make it to the Picton Harbour on Friday we will arrange a restaurant outing together. For Saturday evening (after our “boaters and friends happy hour”) we plan to have a catered group meal (about $25 per person), after which ticket holders can head over to the Regent for the show. The town is pretty, the sailing is fun, the company is superb - and the Saturday night show this year should have wide audience appeal. 

KYC New Harbour
On May 15th 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.
The club has signed the water lot lease and this has also been signed by the Department of Transport signalling the next phase of this project.
The engineering firm has been hired for the initial steps of the harbour design and analysis.

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:

Cruiser's Sunday Sail
Sunday June 23rd

Judith and Robert Mackenzie invite the Cruising Fleet Sunday Sail on June 23rd to their place on Amherst Island. The plan is to raft at their mooring or anchor nearby and have lunch ashore before heading back to KYC later in the afternoon. If you have a dinghy it would be useful.
Departure from KYC at 10:15. It is about a two hour sail. If the weather or sea conditions are not suitable come by land.

Rain or shine it’s a GO.

For additional information please contact Judith or Robert Mackenzie at or 613 548-8332.
On Amherst Island call 613-384-6861.

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:

Maritime Radio Operators Course Refresher
June 24th @ 7pm

Partridge Room 
Click here for more information

Hours of Operation

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 our website.