Knotmeter - January 22, 2014

Knotmeter - January 22, 2014

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.

KYC Winter Skating Rink

With winter of 2014 proving to be a real Canadian Winter, KYC has decided to gives its members an opportunity to get out and enjoy it as only we can.  Two rinks have been cleared and flooded, one for non hockeyites and the other for the Greztkys and Lafleurs among us.  Set to open this Saturday and with promising weather, to stay open as late as possible.  So organize yourselves and come out and enjoy.

The Bar will feature Specialty Hot Chocolate and Coffee options, for both young folks and, not so young folks!
Child-friendly DVDs will be available for viewing in Sunshine Lounge so kids can be entertained while they are warming up.

Come on down to enjoy!

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!

Sunday Brunch

Brunch Continues this Sunday at 10:30AM. 

Click here for the Menu!

Dinner Theater - 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 Menu:
Winter greens with Granny smith apples, red beets and chevre, with a minted orange vinaigrette

Chicken...  glazed blueberry chicken with berry and carmelized onion chutney, served with Aztek grains and fresh sauteed vegetables
Beef....  AAA striploin beef, served with a merlot hunter sauce, served with golden garlic mashed potatoes and fresh sauteed vegetables

Banana bread pudding with Honey Jack cream sauce

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…

KYC wins two awards at the Ontario Sailing AGM

This past weekend at the Ontario Sailing AGM, the Kingston Yacht Club was awarded two Ontario Sailing’ achievement awards for our junior program:

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.

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.

KYC Athletes in Florida 
Our KYC National Team sailors are training for major World Cup events that are about to bein in Miami.

Robert Davis will be sailing the World Cup: Miami Olympic Classes Regatta January 26 - February 1

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 and will be sailing in World Cup Event in Miami, January 23-28, 2014.

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.

Upcoming Events at KYC
Jan 22 Town Hall Meeting - Harbour Redevelopment - 7PM
Jan 24 TGIF ~ Starting at 5PM
Jan 26 Sunday Brunch ~ Starting at 10:30AM
Feb 4 Dinner Theatre ~ RSVP Required
Jan 31 TGIF ~ Starting at 5PM
Feb 2 Sunday Brunch ~ Starting at 10:30AM
Feb 7  TGIF ~ Starting at 5PM
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.

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

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

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

In preparation for this here is a list of courses and seminars that we are planning:

  • First Aid with CPR
  • VHF Radio Operator with license
  • Race Officer course
  • Sail Wave Race Scoring seminar
  • On water Safety course with Skiff specific module June 14/15
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.