Knotmeter - December 19, 2013

Knotmeter - December 19, 2013

De-stress & Decompress
Friday, December 20th

The Holiday Season is a busy and stressful time for many.

This Friday, take a shopping break and drop in for some comfort food and a beverage.

50% off all food from 4pm-6pm.

Complementary Rum and Egg Nog while supplies last.

Merry Christmas Everyone!

Club Holiday Hours

KYC will be closed from Dec 23-26 for the Holidays.
We will reopen on Dec 27 for a TGIF.
The Club will also be open New Years Eve from 12am-6pm and of course for New Year's Day with the Commodore's Levee.

KYC wishes everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Sunday Brunch

Brunch Continues this Sunday at 10:30AM. 

Click here for the Menu!

New Menu
We are very pleased to announce a new menu offered at KYC from Thursday-Saturday! This menu is geared toward sharing, and warming up after fall/winter activities. 

Click here for the menu!

Upcoming Events at KYC
Dec 23 Club closed - Happy Holidays!
Dec 27 Club re-opens for service
Jan 1 Commodore's Levee
Jan 3 TGIF
Jan 10 TGIF
For a complete list of upcoming events please

KYC Athletes in Florida 

As one calendar year comes to a close our National Team sailors are training for the next World Cup event in Miami in January.

Robert Davis sailed the South Florida District Championships last weekend winning 6 of 9 races to take the title and gain point towards a strong second place ranking in the North American Laser Grand Prix series.

Danielle Boyd is competing in the newest Olympic Class the 49’er FX woman’s skiff. Dani and her helm Erin Rafuse are also in Florida taking part in a training camp with their US counterparts.

Wind Athletes Canada has now made it possible to donate to these programs and get a tax receipt for all donations. Wind Athletes has also made sure that all funds are directed to the athletes with no administration fees.

For more information on these sailors or how to donate….please check out their team websites and Wind Athletes Canada.

Attention: PHRF Certificate Holders (Offshore Racers)
Effective 2014, if you currently have a “grandfathered” spinnaker, that rating adjustment will disappear, and PHRF-LO may further adjust your PHRF certificate based on the size of your spinnaker. Therefore, all PHRF certificate holders must have their largest spinnaker measured in order to receive a valid 2014 PHRF certificate. We will measure Maximum Luff and Maximum Girth for both Symmetrical and Asymmetrical Spinnakers. To facilitate this effort we have scheduled a “HUG YOUR SPINNAKER” TGIF for January 10, 2014. Please mark the date and bring your largest spinnaker to the Partridge Room at KYC on Friday January 10th between 1730 and 1900. KYC PHRF Handicapper alumni will be on hand to help the Skipper (Skipper representative) take the key measurements and record the data. Remember, it is the Skipper’s responsibility to ensure accurate data is reported to PHRF-LO.
Please contact Rob Colwell (KYC PHRF-LO Handicapper) to book your time, or just show up. A 2nd measurement opportunity will be scheduled in early April, if January 10th is inconvenient.
Please refer to the PHRF-LO web-site for more information:
Rob Colwell
KYC PHRF-LO Handicapper

Send us your Photos - New and Old!

We are in the process of organizing our photo collection. This includes photos from the 2013 season, photos from when the club was founded, and everything in between!

Wanted from Members:
All types of photos. Digital or paper format. We can scan older formats.

Please drop them off in a sealed envelope at KYC or send them to

Help Us Find Missing Awards Night Programmes

We are currently updating our trophy records into a digital format. We have identified some gaps in the information and are requesting help from the membership.

We are looking for copies of the KYC Awards Night Program for the following years: 1997, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2010.

Volunteers Needed for Summer Regattas

KYC in cooperation with CORK, will be hosting the 29' er North American Championships just prior to the 29'er World Championships that will take place this summer .

The regatta will take place July 21- 24

The Club is not only looking for volunteers, but wants to expand it's knowledge base. We will be trying to create a team and groups of skill sets that enable the club to host quality events in the future ,and in fact we are also hosting the Soling World Championships in 2016

There will be clinics and seminars in the winter to facilitate this process.

If you are interested in learning new skills and are able to help out for these events please contact Paul Davis by email at

Hours of Operation


The Gas Dock is now closed for the Winter.
For more information on other KYC events and programs please visit our website.