Knotmeter - June 20, 2013

Knotmeter - June 20, 2013

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!


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.

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.


The TGIF Sail was a grand success last Friday. Five boats took out about 16 Associate members for an evening sail around the Kingston area followed by drinks and dinner at the club. Pictured below Martin Schueder enjoys his sail on a Catalina 30.

The next TGIF Sail is planned for July 12th

Watch the Knotmeter for details.

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

Our racers have again come forward to fill almost all the Race Committee duties for the season. There are still two race evenings open – September 24 and 26. If you can help with one of these contact Robert Colwell
In addition, there are opportunities to help with weekend races. Let Robert know you’re interested

Upcoming Events at KYC
June 21 Cottage Friday Extravaganza 
June 22 Single/Double Handed Race *Date Correction
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 16-18 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. 

Harbour Redevelopment Update

The Club has been working with Shoreplan Engineering to develop designs for the harbour layout. This process has progressed to the point where a number of designs have been reviewed and evaluated with respect to our requirements. These design options, as well as a preferred option will shortly be made available for membership review on the Club website, and will be circulated to representatives of the key user groups at the club for detailed comments and feedback. We do not have final costs for all aspects of the project, but for the preferred option, the estimate for the dock and breakwater components, supplied and installed has come in slightly under budget. These design options are not final, and input from members will help us refine the options.

We are planning a Town Hall Session for July 3rd, to present Harbour designs and review the project status.

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.