Knotmeter - July 26, 2013

Knotmeter - July 26, 2013

Adult Learn to Sail (ALTS) - Volunteer Opportunity

The ALTS program is extremely popular this session and demand is outweighing supply. We are currently looking for instructors to teach either a full session or a half session starting August 5th. We are also looking for extra boats to increase capacity. ALTS is a vital way for KYC to develop long-term members and can be a rewarding experience for students and instructors alike. If you are interested or would like more information please contact Brett Thompson at
613-548-3052 ext 1 or

We would also like to take this opportunity to thank our current ALTS instructors! Thank you for making this program such a success.

29er-49er Regatta

This weekend we are hosting a 29er and 49er regatta. If you are joining us please expect the clubhouse and yard areas to be busier than usual. 

Partridge Bowl

We are happy to announce that this year's winner of the Partridge Bowl is John Vines (Selene). This past Saturday was a perfect day for the event with a nice breeze from astern the whole way. The top few boats were very close at the finish. Once the rafting and mooring was complete, members enjoyed a sunny, warm afternoon of swimming, and relaxing on their boats and around the property. This was followed by the traditional award ceremony and a BBQ put on by our kitchen staff. A number of boats stayed the night, but a stiff breeze came in from the North-East and eventually sent everyone scurrying for shelter or for home.

Pictures of the event can be found here

KYC Member Wins their Division in LO300
Congratulations to Colin Wartman in Proclivity for his division win in the Lake Ontario 300. (see results here)

Women in WInd BBQ
Wednesday, July 31st

This event is a Women in Wind initiative however
all KYC members are invited…

yes, guys are welcome to crash the party!
Great opportunity for guy members to introduce their dates to the club!

Women in Wind & KYC staff will host this event.

Click here for more information.

Cottage Friday
August 2nd 

This Cottage Friday event will feature…
“Barbecued Ribs & Chicken”
(same as last time, but everyone loved it so let’s do it again!)
as well as…our current patio menu! Click here for more.

Upcoming Events at KYC
July 26-28 29er-49er Regatta
July 31 Women in Wind BBQ 
August 2 Cottage Friday
August 7-11 505 North Americans
August 10 Wolfe Island Race
August 16-18 Picton Jazz Cruise
August 10 Wolfe Island Race
August 16 TGIF Sail
For a complete list of upcoming events please

Dogs and Swimming

The weather's hot and there's lots of swimming activity on the T-dock and at the beach. Just a quick reminder to those trying to help our canine pals beat the heat as well: please keep dogs out of the water in areas where there are members (particularly children) swimming.

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

Parking @ KYC

As we sort through ways for alleviating our parking limitations at the club, we need to first make the most of the parking resources we have.

KYC staff has been approved by the City of Kingston to issue parking tickets. We therefore encourage you to have a current parking sticker displayed on your vehicle: these stickers are available at the bar. We remind you that you must also be at KYC or out cruising to use club parking. If you are parked in the lot and leaving to cruise, please notify the office so that your vehicle does not get ticketed.

The Club is in the midst of many improvements to make it a more enjoyable environment for all and to attract new members. Work has been done on the breakwall area to create a more enjoyable place to hang out, swim and sail that is safe and accessible for members and their equipment. Ensuring safety requires reducing vehicle access to the breakwall. Below is a link to the policy the Board recently passed.

Click here

A correction: Glenn's July 16th email stated that parking tickets issued to unauthorized vehicles in the club parking lot are $10. As it turns out he was wrong, these tickets will be $20. Tickets for parking on Maitland from Monday to Friday from 10am to 11am and from 3pm to 4pm are ten-bucks.

KYC Barbecues & Bring Your Own Food (BYOF)

We now have two barbecues available for BYOFs. One is in front of the clubhouse and the other is at the end of the breakwall by the yellow & white striped tent.

Here’s the deal:

If you BYOF and will be eating on your boat then you are welcome to use the closest barbecue to your boat. If you are not eating on your boat then you must use the breakwall barbecue and eat out there. The tent is equipped with picnic tables. You are also welcome to eat at the picnic tables at Sullivan’s Point (west end of breakwall by flag pole).

Eating your BYOF is not permitted in the new crested tent and areas around the clubhouse including the beach.

Barbecue utensils are available from the bartender.

Barbecue users are asked to clean the barbecue when done and return utensils to the bartender. 

Other than barbecue utensils you are required to bring your own plates, flatware, condiments etc.

BYOF participants should be aware that BYOF eating areas are not covered within the club’s liquor license, therefore, alcoholic beverages are not permitted in these areas.

Harbour Redevelopment Update

Thanks to everyone who attended the Harbour Design Town Hall meeting on July 3rd. The preferred harbour design
was presented and discussed with members who contributed valuable feedback. This feedback will be used during the next
iteration of the design process.

We will be continuing to work with Shoreplan Engineering to refine and improve the proposed design. Please keep
watching the Knotmeter and website ( for updates as this progresses.

An orange buoy marker has been put in at the foot of West Street to mark the width of the proposed entrance. Members are encouraged to try entering and exiting the harbour using this marker.

The New Harbour website can be found here:
Any questions related to the project should be directed

RIO 2016 Fundraiser

Danielle Boyd & Erin Rafuse
Thursday, August 15th

Click here for 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.