As an early Kingston newspaper noted, the City is situated on “a magnificent sheet of water, not second to any in America for yachting purposes”. It is no wonder, then, that yachting and boating in their various forms, have been part of harbour scene for some two hundred years.
Kingston Yacht Club, as we know it now, coalesced out of mid – 1800s informal regatta associations and failed earlier attempts to form a club during that period. Kingston’s sailors did not let the absence of a club prevent them from winning prizes at events around Lake Ontario under the ad-hoc organizations of the day. Today KYC continues to have a very active Club racing program (Tuesday and Thursday evenings and most weekends), as well as vibrant Cruising, Women in Wind, Radio Controlled Boats and Adult Learn to Sail programs. The Able Sail program is also facilitated by the use of our property and resources. During the winter, KYC has enjoyed a resurgence in ice-boating, with some 15 iceboats at latest count. The Club will be again hosting a variety of regattas this summer as well – in large measure thanks to its many motivated volunteers. Come check us out!
Notes: While harbour expansion is underway with the recent installation of 4 new 30 foot finger docks, please be aware that space remains quite limited at KYC. Many moorings remain Mediterranean type until harbour renovation is completed. Please call ahead to confirm availability and to request assistance if you are not familiar with docking at a med mooring. Shore power is limited to 15 Amp service, while the center dock boasts 30 amp service as part of the harbour expansion completed in 2018.
Yard Steward: Brad Strawbridge email@example.com
Gas Dock: VHF CH68 Tel: (613) 547-5844 (May-October)