Knotmeter - January 16, 2014

Knotmeter - January 16, 2014

Winter Menu
Yes! We are open for the Winter! Foodservice is offered at KYC from Thursday-Saturday! This menu is geared toward sharing, and warming up after winter activities. 

Tonight's Specials - Hearty Beef Stew
Blueberry Coffeecake

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TGIF Special
Friday, January 16th

Burger and a half pint - $9.95

Winter Ice Boaters! 

 Cold temperatures Has arriving and the lake is frozen.  It’s time to start thinking about your Ice Boat.  Peter Van Rossem, John Curtis and I are scheduling an information meeting on Tues Jan 21, 2010 at 7 pm upstairs at the Club.  On the agenda will be: safety, boat prep, tuning, skate sharpen, racing, other sailing locations and question period.  Please pass-on this invite to others who may be interested in this winter sport.
Hope to see you all at the meeting or on the Ice.  Play Safe and stay out of the Water.
Peter Kraszewski

Sunday Brunch

Brunch Continues this Sunday at 10:30AM. 

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Harbour Redevelopment Update - Town Hall Meeting
January 22, 2014 ~ 19:00hrs
Members are encouraged to attend a Town Hall meeting on January 22nd at 7pm.  The purpose of this meeting is to follow-up on the presentation made at the end of the AGM this past November where we discussed the Harbour Redevelopment Project, longer term club remediation projects, and longer term financial planning.

We are continuing to move the Harbour Redevelopment project forward, but as a result of a full infrastructure assessment of the club’s underwater structures, we now have a complete understanding of what work needs to be done to the club infrastructure now and in the future.  Please see the “Shore Structures Condition Report” available on the club website (

The engineering firm has indicated that some remediation work should be done in conjunction with the Harbour Project while other remediation work may be able to be delayed.  This is almost exclusively work that needs to be done with or without the Harbour Redevelopment Project.   

This Town Hall meeting will be an information meeting where we will talk about what work needs to be done, when it needs to be done, how much it might cost, and how it might be financed.

We plan to have follow-up meetings to gather member input in order provide guidance for the board to move forward.

Dinner Theater
in conjunction with the King’s Town Players’ production of 
Steve Martin’s “The Underpants!”
Tuesday, February 4th
Doors open at 1800hrs,
Dinner at 1830hrs and the play starts at 2000hrs
$34.95++ includes dinner & play

Dinner choices are beef or chicken
To reserve call 613-548-3052 ext 4 or
With your reservation please include your dinner choice,
the number in your party and any dietary restrictions.

For more on “The Underpants!” please visit…

Winter Menu
Yes! We are open for the Winter! Foodservice is offered at KYC from Thursday-Saturday! This menu is geared toward sharing, and warming up after winter activities. 

Click here for the menu!

Ontario Sailing AGM

The Ontario Sailing AGM is taking place this Sunday at the Toronto International Boat Show
This event also serves as the annual awards presentation for Ontario Sailing’ achievement awards.

KYC is very proud that this year two awards are on the way to the Club
The Leadership and achievement award for the Top Sailing Coach is again going to Rob Frost. As coach of the year and primarily our 29er skiff coach his athletes won 2 Gold’s and a Silver at last summer’s Canada Games.

KYC also wins the award for best double handed Yacht Club in Ontario based on the rankings of our double handed sailors in the Ontario Sailing events from 2013. This award was deeded and donated by Ted Ison so it is fitting that it coming to KYC.

Upcoming Events at KYC
Jan 17 Cruiser's Dinner - 5:30 PM
Jan 17 TGIF - Burger and a 1/2 Pint $9.95 - 4PM
Jan 21 Ice Boating Safety and Info Meeting - 7PM
Jan 22 Town Hall Meeting - Harbour Redevelopment - 7PM
For a complete list of upcoming events please

Women in Wind & KPSS Learning Events

In keeping with our mandate to enhance sailing skills, Women in Wind, in collaboration with the Canada Power Squadron, is once again sponsoring two learning events for KYC members this Winter.

1.  Maritime Radio Refresher:  February 18, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. - Partridge Room.  This course is designed to reacquaint current holders of the Restricted Operator’s Certificate (Maritime) with correct usage and radio procedures.  Participants will  review radio calls and procedures, learn about Digital Selective Calling, and gain insight into the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System.  There is no charge for this course.  Please advise Glenn Singleton at or May Corcoran (CPS Training Officer) at if you plan to attend.

2. SAIL:  March 12, 26, April 2, 19, 23, 30, 2014 from 7:00 - 9:30 - Partridge Room.  This Sailing Course is for new and experienced sailors who want to increase their sailing knowledge and skills.  It covers the practical and theoretical basics of sailing and sailing seamanship.  The range of topics is broad:  from a description of different sailboat rigs, sail plans, hull types, and rigging to stability, balance, and the physics of sailing; from sailing at different points of sail to handling heavy weather and storm conditions; from spinnaker handling to reefing; from leaving the dock to mooring and anchoring.  It also covers sailing safety, navigation rules, and sailing tactics.  Cost:  $150.00.  Follow to the Canada Power Squadron website to register for this course.

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

KPSS Courses
Kingston Power and Sail Squadron has released new course dates for this year. Please visit their website for details.

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: 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.