Cruising - Awards

Cruising Fleet Awards

Application or nomination for these awards needs to be emailed to the Cruising Captain(s) cruising@kingstonyachtclub.ca by Feb 28th. 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 Awards

The Fort Frontenac Cruising Cup (FFCC) – To meet the requirements for the award, cruisers must sail to a set of places in Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River. The FFCC Log, which can be downloaded from the Cruising section of the KYC website or picked up at the KYC office or bar, lists the requirements that need to be completed to earn this award.

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 (sail or power) who have travelled on their boat beyond KYC’s Local Waters for at least 1 month.

TBD 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 in the spring and haul out in the fall, on KYC’s Home Waters .

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

Distance Flags –  These flags are for any KYC cruising member who, while skippering his or her sailboat and flying the KYC burgee, sails at least the required number of nautical miles in KYC’s Home Waters  between launch and haul out. Eligibility for a Distance Flag is based upon the member’s self report of nautical miles logged. The levels of number of nautical miles are:

250-mile flags

500-mile flags

1000-mile flags