Sail Past

Sailing Instructions

Saturday June 11, 2022

The annual Kingston Yacht Club Sail Past marks the official opening of the Club for the season. This event includes an on-water review of the fleet by the Commodore and Executive Committee, followed by a BBQ dinner. All members (boat owning and non-boat owning, sailor and non-sailor, kayakers, paddle boarders, etc.) are welcome and encouraged to join in on the festivities!

Schedule of Events
2:30pm  |  Orange Peel leaves the dock, vessels encouraged to leave the dock as well.
3:00pm  |  Sail Past and Commodore's Review of the Fleet
5:00pm  |  BBQ Dinner

On-Water Review of the Fleet
The Commodore, accompanied by the Executive Committee, will review the fleet from the Commodore’s boat (or the boat of another club member). The boat will be anchored about ¼-mile south of the KYC flag pole.

Order and Action of Boats
The Orange Peel will sound 1 long horn to indicate it is leaving the dock. Participating vessels shall proceed on water to the Orange Peel (flying Code Flag Lima shown below) and arrange themselves in single file from smallest to largest vessel. It is up to the members to decide amongst themselves who is smallest and who is largest. The Orange Peel will sound 1 long horn to start the parade, and participating vessels shall then follow the Orange Peel to file past the Commodore. Vessels should make a salute to the Commodore, often consisting of lowering their colours (dipping/lowering their Canadian Flag) or luffing their foresail.

Monitor VHF Channel 71 for instructions. 1 long horn sounded from the Orange Peel as it leaves the dock, and another 1 long horn sounded  from the Orange Peel shall mark the start of the parade. 

Code Flag Lima (L):

BBQ Dinner
After the review of the fleet, vessels may return to their moorings and “dress ship” (decorate the vessel by hoisting lines of flags running its full length). A BBQ dinner will be served by the KYC Kitchen from 5:00pm - 7:00pm. Reservations in advance are strongly encouraged.

Smart casual (or a little smarter) and/or unity of crew appearance will be appreciated.   

Don’t have a boat?
Post your details to the Crew Bank in the Members area of the KYC website if you are without a boat and would like to take part in the on-water portion. Many boat owners will be happy to take you on board!

BBQ Menu

Reservations in advance are greatly appreciated for the Sail Past BBQ - call the Bar at 613-548-3052 x204 to reserve! Choice of main and sides will be available on a first come first served basis and while quantities last. 

BBQ Prices
Adult: $30
Kids: $15

Choice of: 1/3 Rack of Ribs (while quantities last), Sausage on a Pan Chancho Bun, Cheeseburger, Beyond Meat Burger

Condiment Station will Include: Ketchup, Mustard, Mayo, Relish, Onions, Romaine Lettuce, Dill Pickles, Tomatoes

Choice of: Corn on the Cob, Pasta Salad, Potato Salad, Farmgate Salad

13% HST and 18% Service Charge Not Included in the Above Prices.