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2013 Launch Schedule

Saturday, April 27th is…Launch Day!
Sunday, April 28th…Masts are Stepped
Cradles ready to load by May 1st

Launch Breakfast this Saturday from 0700hrs to 1000hrs
Sign up by this Friday 1000hrs.
To reserve email: manager@kingstonyachtclub.ca & include number in your party.
Usual breakfast menu buffet style, $7.95++


Handbooks are now Available
KYC Sailors' Handbooks are now available at the bar. Please pick up your copy today.

Also: reminder to racers to sign up for race committee duty. The Schedule is posted on the official Notice Board.


Bar Hours

The bar is now open 7 days a week!
(Mon-Fri 4pm-9pm, Sat-Sun 11am-6pm)

Starting May 2, the bar will start their regular summer hours of
11am--10pm every day of the week,
and the Kitchen will be open open 11am-9pm every day of the week.

Bring on the summer!


New Harbour Proposal

Please visit the link below for information
and updates on this proposal.

 www.kingstonyachtclub.ca/newharbour

The second Town Hall Meeting (May 1st) will be focused on following up on the feedback from the membership and addressing any concerns.

An online survey has been sent out by email. If you did not receive a copy, please contact the Main Office.

The schedule of subsequent meetings is as follows:

May 1: Town Hall #2
Presentation of Additional Details
Address issues and member input
Preview of motion(s) to be brought to the membership at the SGM

May 15: Special General Meeting
SGM: Board will seek approval from the membership to secure financing and to engage contractor(s) to provide docks, wave attenuators, etc. for Spring 2014 installation.


Junior Sailing
KYC is now accepting Junior Sailing and Race Team applications.
A number of sessions have already filled up.
If you or someone you know are interested in registering your children for our summer sessions please visit this link or contact the office.


Adult Learn To Sail & Community Club
We are now accepting ALTS registrations for all sessions!
Please click here for the registration form and more information.

Community Club applications are now available through the office.


Gananoque Cruise
~May 25-26~

 A night of fine dining and theatre in beautiful Gananoque!

Dinner: Trinity House Inn
5PM Fixe Prix $45.78 all in.
Theater: Thousand Island Playhouse
8PM "Suds" $25.00ea

Please arrange your own mooring at Gan Marina or at the Playhouse.
For reservations/tickets/more info please contact Brenda Charette at b_charette@yahoo.ca or 613-548-1007

DEADLINE MAY 10th


Safety Officer Course
~June 1-2~
This Safety Officer Training Program was developed to enhance the experience of competitors at regattas.

The course will be co-sponsored by Ontario Sailing, CORK / Sail Kingston and Kingston Yacht Club. It will be conducted over two days and result in certification.
The Certificate will be recognized and provided by Ontario Sailing.

Click here for more information


2013 Membership Cards & Parking Stickers
Memberships were mailed Thursday, April 18th.
Parking stickers are being printed. We will let you know when they are ready for pick-up.


Upcoming Events at KYC
April 26 TGIF- Pre-Launch - 17:30hrs
April 27 Launch
April 28 Mast Stepping
May 1 Town Hall Meeting #2 - 19:00hrs
May 2 Patio Menu Begins - 11:00hrs
May 2 Club Racing Begins (Sharks)
May 7 Club Racing Begins (PHRF)
May 12 Mother's Day Brunch
May 15 Special General Meeting
For a complete list of upcoming events please visit:www.kingstonyachtclub.com/calendar

Brigantine 60th Year Celebrations
The Brigantine is celebrating their 60th year of their sail training program. Many exciting events are planned to honour the occasion.
Click here for more details.


Robert Davis wins WesMex Regatta
Robert competed in the WesMex Regatta held at Vallarta Yacht Club ( Puerto Vallarta Mexico) this past weekend to wrap up three weeks of training in Mexico.

Robert won the event with a race to spare after a tight battle all weekend with fellow Canadian Sailing Team members Evert McLaughlin (2nd) and Tom Ramshaw (3rd). Results here.

Robert is now at home for a week before heading to Europe for Eurosaf events in Lake Garda, Italy and Medemblik, Netherlands.


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).


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 them, 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.


?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


Winter Bar and Office Hours

 
Bar
Office Service
Mon
4p-9p
Variable*
Tues
4p-9p
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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