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Knotmeter - April 4, 2013

Knotmeter - April 4, 2013


2013 Launch Schedule

Saturday, April 27th is…Launch Day!
Sunday, April 28th…Masts are Stepped
Cradles ready to load by May 1st
Please let the office know if you are available to volunteer.
More info will be forthcoming as the date nears!


Sailors' Handbook Sponsorship
We are now looking for sponsors for the KYC handbook. If you have a business and would like support our sailing programs and help offset the cost of the handbook - please consider sponsorship. Sponsorship is also open to non-members, so please think of your friends/colleagues who have businesses.

Pricing Options:
Full Page: $225
1/2 Page: $125
Business Card Size: $75

Sponsors will also be featured on the racing page of the website.

Please contact Matt White:
matt.white@kingstonyachtclub.com / cell: (613) 540-4417


Dry Mooring Application time!

In an effort to better organize our breakwall and boatyard it is requested that all members who would like a dry mooring of any type submit their application to the office by Friday, April 12th.

Please click here to access the 2013 Dry Mooring application.


Race Management Course

Wednesday, May 8th. 18:30-23:00hrs

Running sailboat races can be great fun! 
This short course will give participants a chance to learn about race management and the things a race committee does.

Registered participants will receive an Assistant Race Officer Certificate from Ontario Sailing.
This is the first of four levels of Sail Canada certification.

Click here for registration.
 (Look down the list for the KYC course on May 8)

There may also be opportunities to audit the course with no certification given.
If you’re interested in this option contact Ross Cameron. (ross.cameron@kingstonyachtclub.com)
Come and play on May 8th.


Shark Race Committee

On Saturday, May 11th KYC will host
the Kingston-Quinte Shark Team Racing Challenge.

We need volunteers to help run the races.
If you’re interested in helping on-water, please get in touch with 
Ross Cameron (ross.cameron@kingstonyachtclub.com).


Upcoming Events at KYC
April 5 TGIF - Radio Controlled
April 8 Marine Radio Operator's Course
?April 10 ?Speaker Series - Tristan Story, UK Sails - Sail Trim 7PM
April 12 TGIF - Club Sponsored
April 15 Marine Radio Operator's Course
April 19 TGIF - Women in Wind
April 20 Buff Your Boat Dinner!
April 24 Sailor's Meeting 19:00hrs
April 27 Launch
April 28 Mast Stepping
For a complete list of upcoming events please visit:www.kingstonyachtclub.com/calendar

Keelboat Racing Schedule Now Available

The 2013 Keelboat Racing schedule is now online:
www.kingstonyachtclub.com/racing/keelboat.cfm
(Please note the official schedule will be
published in Sailor's Handbook)


Provincial Talent Squad Initiative

KYC Race Coach Rob Frost announces 
the "Provincial Talent Squad Initiative 2013".

Please click here for more details


The Brigantine Announces an Exciting 2013 Season.

Click here to access a letter to KYC members from The Brigantine?


Shark Sails Needed


The Club Sharks are in need of some upgraded sails! If you have a set of sails that are collecting dust in your garage, are in good condition, not too stretched out, and you would be willing to donate, please get in touch. Contact: chris.walmsley@kingstonyachtclub.ca


PHRF Newsletter

Racing Sailors: Please click here and review
the PHRF-LO newsletter.
If you have a symmetrical spinnaker or a spinnaker that
has a centrelinetack (no spinnaker pole or articulating bowsprit)
please contact Rob Colwell - PHRF Handicapper
to arrange for a measurement.


Women in Wind Sponsored Learning Event
Restricted Operators Certificate (Maritime) Radio
April 8 and 15, 2013
Open to all KYC members


In collaboration with the Kingston chapter of the Canadian Power and Sail Squadron, Women in Wind is pleased to present this two night Maritime Radio Operator’s Certificate Program.

Interested KYC members can register by clicking on
http://kingston.cps-ecp.org/scheduled_courses.htm


?Kingston Power and Sail Squadron
Kingston Power and Sail Squadron is offering courses.
Please click the link below for a detailed course listing.
Course Offerings


Legends of Ontario Sailing Awards Recipients

The 12 Founders of CORK.
April 6th 2013 @ The Boulevard Club, Toronto
Please follow the link below for more information
on the awards ceremony.

click here


Winter Bar and Office Hours

 
Bar
Office Service
Mon
Closed
Variable*
Tues
Closed
9a-5p
Wed
4p-9p
9a-5p
Thurs
4p-9p
9a-5p
Fri
4p-9p
9a-5p
Sat
Noon-6p
Variable*
Sun
Noon-6p
Variable*

Special events schedule will determine weekly office schedule for Saturday, Sunday & Monday
For more information on other KYC events and programs please visit 
www.kingstonyachtclub.com
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