Knotmeter - January 9, 2014

Knotmeter - January 9, 2014

Wet/Dry Mooring Applications
Just a friendly reminder that both wet and dry moorings are due by January 15th. Click here for an application form.

Attention: PHRF Certificate Holders (Offshore Racers)

TGIF- Hug Your Spinnaker
Friday, January 10th

1730 - 1900

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

Cruising Fleet Annual Dinner and Awards Night

 January 17th, 2014
1730 Hours

Kingston Yacht Club

Entertainment provided by local Kingston musician -
Derek Horemans

Dinner will be followed by presentation of the Cruising Fleet awards.

If interested in attending, please contact June Blackburn at by January 10, 2014.

Toronto Boat Show Bus Trip

Collin's Bay YC has organized a bus trip to the Toronto Boat Show
Wednesday, January 15th

Participants are asked to meet at Collins Bay in time for bus departure at 8:30AM for arrival at the show around 11:00AM

Bus will leave the show at 6:00PM, stop for dinner and return approx 9:30PM

Cost of the trip: $30 plus boat show admission. 
Those who are interested please contact Dennis Reed at
613-373-0288 or stop in at the Collins Bay Marina office.

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
Jan 10 TGIF - Hug Your Spinnaker - 5:30PM
Jan 17 Cruiser's Dinner - 5:30PM
Jan 17 TGIF - 5:30PM
Jan 26 Kings Town Players Performances Begin at KYC
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.

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

A big thank you to those who have helped dig up programmes from the missing years.... but we are still looking for copies of the KYC Awards Night Program for the following years: 1997, 2003, 2004.

If you have anything that might help us, please get in touch with the office!

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.