Knotmeter - September 6, 2013

Knotmeter - September 6, 2013

Friday, September 13th

Join us for our final TGIF sail of the year! The goal here is to get non-boaters on the water for an enjoyable evening on the lake!

If you are interested in participating email Glenn at and indicate whether you are a boater or non-boater or sign up at the office or bar. The evening will cap off with social time, munchies, food special etc!

Families Needed for KYC Photoshoot

Be a star on the new website! We have teamed up with a professional photographer to take some action shots of members enjoying the club. We are looking for families who would be interested in having their photos used in KYC promotional material.
Please contact Matt White if you are interested.

 Food Service Extended into September!
This year the Patio Menu will continue until Friday September 27th.
Food service will operate on a condensed menu including specials between 11:30AM and 8:00PM daily and will be offered after races. Bar will close at 9:00PM.
September is a busy time at KYC and we are very
excited to offer an extended service this year.

2013 Canadian IOM Eastern Region #1 Regatta
September 6-7-8, 2013

KYC is proud to welcome back the International One Metre radio controlled fleet back their annual regatta. There will be between 15 and 20 model yachts competing over the three days for the Eastern Canadian Region 1 Championship. IOM sailors are gathering from California, Florida, Bahamas, Detroit, New York, Washington, Toronto, and our local Fleet Representatives.

We are aware there are other activities this weekend and will be watching out for you on the water. Please do us the same courtesy.

We welcome you to come down and enjoy the racing, for more info on the event, please click here

Watch America's Cup at KYC

Come down to KYC to watch all of the America's Cup action on TV. We will be watching it on the big screen (either via cable TV or streaming over the internet where available).
Race 1&2 start Staurday at 4pm, followed up Race 3&4 Sunday at 4pm.

Full Schedule is available here: (add 3 hours to convert back to Eastern Time)

Check the front page of the KYC website for the latest viewing schedule as we may have to modify if the we are not able to get a live stream, and have to use a taped version.

Amherst Island Pursuit Race 
& Able Sail Kingston Regatta 

Saturday, September 14, 2013
Skipper's Meeting: 9:00 AM -- First Start: 10:00 AM

Presented by:

The 13th Annual Amherst Island Pursuit Race will for the third time run as a fundraiser for Able Sail Kingston, which offers recreational and competitive sailing instruction for persons with disabilities. This event is completely run and organized by local volunteers. The 2013 fundraising goal is $5000.

  • Pre-Race Breakfast
  • 26.4 Nautical Mile Course
  • Race flags will be awarded in each division
  • Open to all lake Ontario sailors including BQYC, CBYC, KYC, & PEYC
  • Spinnaker and White Sail Handicaps available
  • Cruisers Welcome!
  • Photographer will be taking pictures that will be available for download after the event
  • Staggered Starts based on PHRF Handicap
  • Rendezvous Finish at Loyalist Cove Marina
  • Post Race Barbecue & Party with DJ! BYOB, Dinner starts at 5:30 PM.
  • Apres-BBQ Campfire.. it might go late!

Full Details can be found on the regatta website:

Click here for Event Poster

Breakwall Tent & Barbecue
The breakwall tent has been removed for the season. The barbecue that was there was no longer functional. A new barbecue will be in place for next season. The barbecue in front of the clubhouse is still available for use for members that choose to bring their own food.

Upcoming Events at KYC
Sep 6-8 IOM Eastern Regional Championship
Sep 7 Carruthers Series
Sep 11 Women in Wind - Wednesday Night Sail Program ends
Sep 13 TGIF Sail
Sep 14 Amherst Island Pursuit Race & Able Sail Fundraiser
Sept 19 Women in Wind - AGM
Sept 26 Last Weeknight Race
Sept 27 Last day of Patio Menu (bar remains open)
For a complete list of upcoming events please

Please Update Your Address Book
KYC is retiring the email address.
The main address for the Kingston Yacht Club is
Please update your address book accordingly.

Web Improvements and Online Member Services

We have launched our new website which is a big improvement over our previous one. Thank you to everyone who contributed to the launch. Over the coming months we will be adding to the Members Area and will also be launching a mobile site so members can have quick access to key info when they are on the go.

The Members Area contains the Member Roster, your online account, ability to edit your contact info, plus view previous Board and AGM minutes and documents.

If you haven't already logged in you can do so by clicking "Members Area" on the top right hand side of the page.

If you do not know your login, it is your member number such as "A123". If you need to reset your password, you can do so by clicking "Forgot your password or username?"

Any questions should be directed to the Main Office by or calling 613.548.3052 x1

New Harbour - Latest Design

After several iterations with Shoreplan engineering, we are pleased to now have the latest revised design of the new harbour. The goal was to widen the fairways, maximize the use of the lot, and respond to concerns about JS launch and swimming. The strategic planning committee has reviewed the design, and has determined that this concept meets the criteria of our new harbour.

The Orange Buoy which marks the end of Dock F has been moved to reflect the new location and width of the entrance to the harbour. Please check it out as you use our harbour.

Basic concepts and evolution from the previous design:

  • Rotate the breakwater towards the SE corner of the water lot
  • Move the docks to 90 degrees to break water
  • Slide the docks west if needed
  • Add a ramp on the outside of the east of the dock / of attenuator about 30 ft. long - for swimming and boat launch
  • Add a swim station at about 50% along the attenuator. The intention that this is similarly substantial as the attenuator
  • Add a dock on the outside of the south side exterior ramp to facilitate boat staging and launch
  • Make the ramp to the attenuator the same width as the attenuator. To facilitate boat launch, fire/ rescue and the possibility of accessible access and possible golf cart/ gator access
  • Shorten the east Dock (F) by changing 4 slips to 30 ft. boats
  • Shorten Dock (E) using the same strategy
  • Add 2 * 40 slips on the east side of dock (E) and (D)
  • Allow access to the harbour and docks for large yachts on a “straight in” basis

The new design and complete background on the New Harbour project can be found here:


Feedback is welcome, and should be submitted by emailing:

Updated Fall Hours of Operation
Please note the Bar, Kitchen and Gas Dock are now operating on Fall Hours:

Hours of Operation

Gas Dock
11a - 9p
11:30a -8p
11a - 9p
11:30a -8p
11a - 9p
11:30a -8p
11a - 9p
11:30a -8p
11a - 9p
11:30a -8p
11a - 9p
11:30a -8p
11a - 9p
11:30a -8p
† 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.