Cruising - Awards

Cruising Fleet Awards

Application or nomination for these awards needs to be emailed to the Cruising Chair(s) cruising@kingstonyachtclub.ca by Oct 23rd. For self-reporting application applicants should send their log or a list of ports of call along with overall mileage.

KYC’s Home Waters is defined as Lake Ontario and east as far as the western side of the Iroquois lock in Iroquois ON.

The KYC Cruising Fleet members can be easily identified afloat by their Cruising burgees, flown below our KYC pennant on each boat’s signal halyard. Burgees are issued to all Cruising Fleet members, starting with the basic pennant, 5-year pennant and 10-year pennant. Please contact the Fleet Chair(s) directly should you require a burgee.

The Awards

The Fort Frontenac Cruising Cup (FFCC) – To meet the requirements for the award, cruisers must voyage to a set of places in Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River. The FFCC Log lists the requirements that need to be completed to earn this award and is available here:  FFCC log for Cruisers

The Brass Winch Award – Recognition for doing something good for another boater, in terms of rendering assistance, good seamanship or enhancing safety.

The Broken Winch Award – Recognition of an unfortunate event or incident of the past season, where perhaps an aspect of good seamanship is lacking or one’s unusual actions were (sadly) witnessed. Launch your spinnaker upside down, perhaps? Have a fantastic shoal performance?

The Long Haul Award – For those boaters who have voyaged on their boat beyond KYC’s Home Waters for at least 1 month and at least 1100 nautical miles.

KAEB Trophy –  This trophy will be awarded to the club member while flying the KYC burgee making the longest cruise in his or her yacht in a single season between launch and haul out, on KYC’s Home Waters .

KYC Cruisers Trophy – This trophy will be awarded to a KYC cruiser who, while skippering his or her yacht and flying the KYC burgee, voyages the greatest number of nautical miles in KYC’s Home Waters in a single season between launch and haul out.

Distance Flags –  The flags are for any KYC cruising member who, while skippering his or her yacht and flying the KYC burgee, voyages the required number of nautical miles in a single season between launch and haul out. Eligibility for a Distance Flag is based upon the member’s self report of nautical miles logged. The nautical mile flag levels are:

250-nautical miles

500-nautical miles

1000-nautical miles