As the new season begins we just wanted to send out our Annual Reminder about Having Electrical Access for your Boats....
The Club pays to make available and pays to maintain electricity to as many boats as possible. Please remember, the use of this electricity is not covered in the mooring fees. As usual our fine Gas Dock Attendants will do their best to oversee which boats are plugged in. We track this usage and follow up by charging your account. (This does not apply to the plugging in of power tools for temporary work).
For those who are always in need of power (and have marked off that you wish us to Bill you) we have created a special sticker (tag) that you can attach to your cord which asks to Not to be unplugged. These can be picked up in the main office.
| Able Sail Update
Able Sail Kingston has been awarded a very generous grant from the Community Foundation of Kingston and Area. The program received $13000 from the Helping Hands for those with Disabilities Fund, the Cyril E. Wharrie and Evelyn D. Wharrie Fund and the Larry Gibson Community Fund. Funds will be used to hire a second instructor for the summer 2016 season and to enhance group sailing on Zest, the Sonar donated last year by the late Ron Watts.
| 2016 Laser Worlds
KYC will be well represented by Robert Davis and Hugh Macrae at the 2016 Laser Worlds in Riviera Nayarit Mexico this week. Racing continues May 12-18th.
Kingston is cheering for you both!
Follow the excitement here:
| Adult Learn to Sail Update
The Adult Learn to Sail has undergone some minor changes. If you were unaware, or would like more information on the updates, please click the link below to learn more about the changes and updates to the Adult Sailing Program. Make sure to tell your friends and colleagues!
New Adult Learn to Sail Program
| CORK/Sail Kingston Volunteers
Join the CORK/ Sail Kingston team this summer! Here is the exciting regatta schedule:
July 22-24 Etchells Canadians and the Olson 30 North American Championship
August 11-14 CORK International Optimist Regatta & the Sail Canada Youth and Senior Board Championships
August 14-18 CORK International, Sail Canada Youth Championships, 29er North American Championship
August 19-25 J/22 World Championship
August 19-24 CORK Olympic Class Regatta and Sail Canada Senior Championships
August 19-23 FINN Eastern Championship
August 21-26 National Sea Cadet Regatta
September 23-25 CORK Fall Regatta
Volunteer registration for CORK 2016 is available on-line at http://www.cork.org/members/sign_in.php
| RACING UPDATE
After a lengthy wait, weeknight Shark and PHRF racing is finally underway!
Want to race and looking for a boat to race on or have a boat and looking for crew? Send email to the Race Office at firstname.lastname@example.org and Robert will try to match you up. Also, you sign up on the white board at the bar by 5 pm on race nights and we'll get you on a racing or committee boat that evening.
The new 2016 PHRF handicaps for racing boats has been released. They are posted on the bulletin board. If you have any questions concerning your rating, contact one of our PHRF reps (Rob Colwell and Ralph Shaw).
- Please sign up for your race committee duties (view available races online and send email to the Race Office to reserve a duty). Both evening and weekend races qualify. Unassigned race duties will be assigned at the end of May.
- If you are willing to take a paying ($20) visitor on board when doing your race committee duty, please contact Chrystal Wilson email@example.com. This is a great way to help generate some funds for Junior Sailing and expose new people to sailing/racing and our club.
Pigeon Island Race on May 28.
| Volunteers Needed
Planning for 2016 regattas at our club is going well. To provide the best events we need lots of volunteers - people to work on water and to help ashore.
The 2016 events are:
July 1 - 3 - Shark North American Championship
July 9 - 10 - Viper 640 Canadian Championship
July 29 - 31 - The Annual KYC Skiff Regatta (29er, 49er, 49erFX)
September 10, 11 - IOM (International One Metre) Eastern Canadian Championship
September 10 - 17 - Soling World Championship
More information about these events is posted to the KYC website under the Sailing/Racing/Regattas tab.
If you'd like to come and play, send your name to Greg McNab firstname.lastname@example.org. We'll get back to you about scheduling.
Everyone is welcome. For new people we'll provide training. For those who have been involved previously, we'll just provide the usual fun.
| Cruisers' Event
| Kingston Power and Sail Squadron Upcoming events
KPSS Events Coming up @ KYC
| May 18: Women in Wind
Women in Wind would like to invite all women members to the Annual Meet & Greet on Wednesday, May 18 at 5:30. Come down to the club have some munchies, meet new and returning members and learn about our program. All welcome!
Megan Willoughby and Kim Garrett Women in Wind Co-chairs
| May 20: Cottage Fiday BBQ
Join us at KYC for the first Cottage Friday BBQ of the season on Friday May 20th. Chef Neil`s team will be serving up specials from the grill and a buffet inside of summery foods. The party starts at 5:30pm and runs until 8:30pm. The cost is $20 for adults and $12 for kids 12 and under. We will gladly accept walk-ins but to reserve a table please e-mail James at email@example.com
| June 4: Sailpast
With the fleet back in the water and the cradles away for the summer the only thing left truly get the sailing season underway is Sailpast. The commodore will review the fleet and afterwards the party will get into swing at KYC. Details on the menu will be arriving from Chef Neil and his kitchen team in the next weeks. Please reserve your spots with Greg at firstname.lastname@example.org
| YOGA AT KYC With Norah Greatrix!
Come down to KYC for yoga, every Wednesday!
About Nora >> Sign up Today!
- Where: Partridge Room (Upstairs), KYC
- When: 1545h, every Wednesday, classes formally start at 1600h.
- Cost: The cost is $10 per session (which we will be happy to apply to your account)
- What to Bring: Mat, comfortable clothes & H2O (A mat can be arranged in advance if you need, please contact Norah for this and with any questions pertaining to what will be covered in class).
| Beer of the Week
Our beer this week is Broadhead Brewing’s Bodacious Blueberry Blonde Ale. One sip and you’ll be reminded that summer is getting into full swing. There are notes of blueberry on the nose and palate in this clear blonde ale, balanced by a malty body and some hop bitterness on the finish. KYC is one of the few places to find this beer in Kingston and once it’s gone, it’s gone for another year.
| Wine of the Month
Thank you to everyone who stopped by the wine station during the Food & Beverage fair. After tabulating your voluminous feedback, we have decided to feature two wines this month.
The first is a Sauvignon Blanc, 2014 Domaine Chatelain Les Vignes de Saint-Laurent-l’Abbaye Pouilly Fumé. This wine comes from the Chatelain family that has been making wine in the Loire Valley in France for 12 generations. This is a modern take on Pouilly Fumé, one of the great Sauvignon Blanc producing regions of the world, that might be described as New Zealand meets the Loire Valley. The palate has notes of green apple, grass and lemon notes with good minerality. In other words, it's the perfect wine to sip outside at KYC and enjoy the summery weather.
The second is a classic red from the Rhône Valley in France, Xavier’s 2012 100% Côtes du Rhône. This is a blend of Grenache, Syrah, Mouvedre, Cinsault, Carignan and Marselan grapes. The nose has notes of blackberriy, raspeberry and floral notes. The palate is concentrated, medium to full-bodied and is complex with a long finish. This is a great red to pair with steak, cured meats and strong cheese or enjoy on its own. Ask your servers to try one or both of these wines on your next visit to KYC.
| Junior Sailing
Registration is filling up fast! We only have a few spots left in the Wet Feet program, and several other courses are already full. Register today to save your spot!
If your desired course is full, make sure to put yourself on the waitlist. You never know if a spot might open up!