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Knotmeter - July 11, 2013

Knotmeter - July 11, 2013


TGIF Sail

Friday, July 12th

In case you missed the first one, the goal here is to get non-boaters
on the water for an enjoyable evening on the lake!

If you are interested in participating email Glenn at manager@kingstonyachtclub.ca and indicate whether you are a boater or non-boater or sign up at the office or bar. The evening will cap off with social time, munchies, food special etc!

Click here for more info.


Partridge Bowl
July 20th

 Join up for an exciting chase style race to our beautiful property on Wolfe Island. There will be a BBQ and swimming opportunities following the race at the property. Congratulations to last year's winner Peter Van Rossem!

Skippers interested in racing the Partridge Bowl please let us know your boat name and type (eg C&C 27 mk2), whether you will be flying spinnaker, whether you are able to accommodate non-boaters and if you wish to participate in the BBQ (Indicate # of people and any food allergies).

Please note that Skippers will be required to declare whether they will be flying Spinnaker prior to the start of the race. This will affect their start time. Sailing Instructions for the event will be published next week.

You may provide this information to manager@kingstonyachtclub.com or call 613-548-3052 ext 4

Hope to see you out there!


Parking @ KYC
As we sort through ways for alleviating our parking limitations at the club, we need to first make the most of the parking resources we have.

KYC staff has been approved by the City of Kingston to issue parking tickets. We therefore encourage you to have a current parking sticker displayed on your vehicle: these stickers are available at the bar. We remind you that you must also be at KYC or out cruising to use club parking. If you are parked in the lot and leaving to cruise, please notify the office so that your vehicle does not get ticketed.

The Club is in the midst of many improvements to make it a more enjoyable environment for all and to attract new members. Work has been done on the breakwall area to create a more enjoyable place to hang out, swim and sail that is safe and accessible for members and their equipment. Ensuring safety requires reducing vehicle access to the breakwall. Below is a link to the policy the Board recently passed.

Click here


Harbour Redevelopment Update

Thanks to everyone who attended the Harbour Design Town Hall meeting on July 3rd. The preferred harbour design
was presented and discussed with members who contributed valuable feedback. This feedback will be used during the next
iteration of the design process.

We will be continuing to work with Shoreplan Engineering to refine and improve the proposed design. Please keep
watching the Knotmeter and website (www.kingstonyachtclub.ca/newharbour/) for updates as this progresses.

The New Harbour website can be found here:
www.kingstonyachtclub.ca/newharbour/
Any questions related to the project should be directed to:harbourquestions@kingstonyachtclub.ca


Message from the Commodore

Our sailing season has finally begun and as you've started gravitating back towards the water and our Clubhouse, I’m sure you've noticed some changes. Members of the Board of Directors, including those focused on Membership and House, and Club management have been working together to improve the experience that the Club provides to its members, particularly those members without boats. In addition, we’re also looking to encourage members to come down and use their Club and support the food & beverage operations. A vibrant and healthy Club is one that is full of members taking advantage of the facilities and services and fully enjoying themselves and the company of their fellow members....Click here to read more.


Sharks for Sale

The Club is selling two Sharks from its fleet and will use the money toward the purchase of a replacement in better condition. These two Sharks will be moved offsite this week and will be for sale for $1250 each. Both boats are in fair condition and need some TLC. Both include a mast and rudder and a 2-Stroke engine. 
Trailers are not included.
They are priced to move and would make excellent project boats.
Bad Dog (#255):
Bianca (#390):

Please contact the main office for details.


Upcoming Events at KYC
July 12 TGIF Sail
July 20 Partridge Bowl
July 26-28 29er-49er Regatta
August 7-11 505 North Americans
August 16-18 Picton Jazz Cruise
August 10 Wolfe Island Race
For a complete list of upcoming events please visit:www.kingstonyachtclub.com/calendar


Race Committee Duty

Our racers have again come forward to fill almost all the Race Committee duties for the season. There are still two race evenings open – September 24 and 26. If you can help with one of these contact Robert Colwell race@kingstonyachtclub.com.
In addition, there are opportunities to help with weekend races. Let Robert know you’re interested


RIO 2016 Fundraiser

Danielle Boyd & Erin Rafuse
Thursday, August 15th

Click here for information


August 16, 17, 18 Picton Jazz Cruise Weekend

For information contact John Kitney, kitneyj@kingston.net

The block of tickets that was purchased by KYC have all sold out! If you are still planning on joining the cruise you will need to purchase tickets directly from the festival.

For details of this years’ Jazz Festival program visit http://www.pecjazz.org

You don’t have to be a jazz enthusiast to enjoy the Picton weekend sail and related activities. This KYC Cruisers’ event has been running since 2008 and participation peaked about two years ago with 40 club members and friends. For those that can make it to the Picton Harbour on Friday we will arrange a restaurant outing together. For Saturday evening (after our “boaters and friends happy hour”) we plan to have a catered group meal (about $25 per person), after which ticket holders can head over to the Regent for the show. The town is pretty, the sailing is fun, the company is superb - and the Saturday night show this year should have wide audience appeal. 


Hours of Operation

 
Bar
Kitchen
Office Service
Mon
11a-10p
11a-9p
9a-5p
Tue
11a-10p
11a-9p
9a-5p
Wed
11a-10p
11a-9p
9a-5p
Thurs
11a-10p
11a-9p
9a-5p
Fri
11a-10p
11a-9p
9a-5p
Sat

11a-10p

11a-9p Variable*
Sun 11a-10p 11a-9p Variable*

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