Welcome to Canadian Forces Base Kingston Yacht Club (CFBKYC).
The Commodore and Members of CFBKYC extend a warm welcome and hospitality to all visitors from our reciprocal clubs. We hope your stay with us will be both pleasant and memorable. We are a self-help club so please keep the facilities clean and in good order. As a welcomed visitor, you agree to abide to the CFBKYC Constitution and By-Laws.
CHECKING IN TO THE CLUB
Visitors from reciprocal clubs requiring guest dockage are requested to tie up temporarily at the courtesy dock (located between the two principal docks) and check in with the Officer-of-the-Day (OOD) for slip assignment. The OOD is on site from 4 to 8 p.m. daily and visitors should plan their arrivals accordingly. Club facilities lock combination can be obtained from any Club member present.
VISITING YACHT POLICY
Visitors are to register with the OOD upon arrival. Visitors using CFBKYC facilities do so at their own risks. CFBKYC accept no liability for lost or damage to visitors’ vessels, equipment or properties, however caused.
The policy for visiting yachts strives to be consistent with the traditional values and customs associated with yachting. At the same time, it reflects the policies adopted by reciprocating clubs and other practical considerations peculiar to CFBKYC. The current season policy is as follows:
Fees and Length of Stay: Visitors from reciprocal clubs (Proof of membership in good standing is required) shall be accommodated on the first night of each visit without charge. First night is free, second night is $25.00 for a maximum of 2 nights per month. Payment must be made before spending the night and receipt must be obtained at the OOD shack.
Military Personnel: Canadian military personnel of the Regular Force or members of the Reserve Force on full time Class B or Class C call out will be accorded the same status as reciprocal visitors when arriving by boat. A valid CF Identification Card is required.
Size Limitations: Because of our dock design limitations, visiting yachts in excess of 33-ft LOA by 11-ft beam and a maximum weight of 14,000 pounds, and vessels less than 19-ft LOA will not be considered for mooring/dockage.
(Note: By exception, three designated med moorings and one designated mooring ball could be made available to reciprocals with boats up to 35 ft. Also, one side of the courtesy dock can accommodate a boat up to 35 ft. after 8 p.m. In these instances, a member of the mooring sub-committee must be contacted to assess the visitor’s requirements and allocate the appropriate mooring, if available. Under no circumstances should the OOD allocate a mooring in excess of 33 ft. without observing this procedure.)
Slip Location: Visiting yachts will be accommodated on a space available basis in the slips of absent CFBKYC yachts. In the event of return of the
owner of the slip, the visitor shall be moved, if required.
Access to club services and facilities is provided to visiting members of reciprocal clubs:
Clubhouse: The Clubhouse contains a small kitchen and a lounge. The OOD will provide access information.
Showers/Washroom: Available in the Clubhouse.
Telephone: Available in the Clubhouse for local calls.
Customs Clearance: CFBKYC is a Canada Customs Reporting-In point. Instructions may be found on the bulletin board next to the telephone.
Garbage Disposal: Please dispose of your garbage by bagging it and placing it in the dumpster located adjacent to the clubhouse. The dumpster key is located on the key press in the Clubhouse. There are no garbage containers in the lower compound or on the docks.
Recycle Cans: These may be crushed and placed in the recycle bin in the Clubhouse.
Ice: Ice cubes are available for free in the Clubhouse. Please take bagged ice from the freezer and replace it with a bag filled from the ice machine.
Fresh Water/Electricity: Fresh potable water is available at the hose reels on both docks. Electricity is available to some slips. Extension cords may be used, but must not be a tripping hazard. Use only properly grounded extension cords.
BBQ: CFBKYC has a number of gas BBQs that are available for the use of members and guests. See the OOD for instructions.
Parking: Ample parking is available on site.
Mast Crane: This is reserved for the use of Members.
CLUB CUSTOMS AND RULES
Security: The layout of CFBKYC requires that particular attention be paid to the security of the grounds, docks and clubhouse. Please ensure that all gates and doors you use are closed and locked. Help us to maintain good site security.
Alcohol: CFBKYC does not have a bar or liquor license. By both base and provincial regulation, open alcohol is not permitted in the Clubhouse, or on the grounds and docks. In accordance with Transport Canada regulations, alcohol may be consumed on board the pleasure craft only if the vessel has permanent sleeping and permanent cooking facilities, a permanent toilet and is anchored or secured alongside a dock (or a mooring ball).
Noise: Please respect our club's peaceful atmosphere - keep halyards quiet, no unnecessary noise, no loud music, etc. Quiet hours are in force from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m.
Children: Parents are responsible for their children at all times.
Pets: Pets must be kept under control at all times. Dogs must be leashed. A "poop and scoop" policy is in effect at CFBKYC.
Unattended Boats: As your oat may have to be moved, it is important that you not leave the site for extended periods. Visitors may not leave their boat unattended for any period longer than 6 hours.
A cell phone number or contact number must be left with the OOD if visitors will be absent in excess of 6 hours.
LOCAL AMENITIES AND SERVICE
Swimming: The small Arrowhead Beach immediately east of the docks offers unsupervised swimming from a sand beach.
Playground: There is a playground with swings immediately east of the Clubhouse.
Walking Trails: A shoreline walking trail frequented by morning joggers crosses the upper parking lot.
Historic Fort Henry: Situated a 15-minute walk west on the walking trail or west from the top of the hill along Queenston Heights then Lundy’s Lane. This 1837 fortress is a national historic site managed by Parks Canada. It is open to the public from May to September.
McDonald’s: There is a McDonald’s restaurant 1.2 km away at the corner of Niagara Park Dr. and Highway 2. Walk to the top of the hill, turn left on Queenston Heights, right on Niagara Park Dr.
Tim Horton’s: There is a Tim Horton’s in the small plaza next to the McDonald’s restaurant.
ATM: There is an automatic teller machine at the west entrance of the
small plaza adjacent to McDonald’s restaurant.
Chandlery: Vanderwoort Hardware, 77 Princess St., (613) 548-7783 has a small but surprisingly complete selection of paint, line, blocks, shackles and fittings. They are also authorized dealers for both Canadian and US charts. They are located 2.2 km beyond McDonald’s. Follow Hwy 2 across the bridge, left on Ontario St., right on Princess St. Alternatively, motor your inflatable 3km to Flora MacDonald Basin near the foot of Princess St.
Note: Refer to the information contained in the CFBKYC Constitution and By-Laws posted on-line, which takes precedent over the information printed in this information flyer.
4 Queenston Heights
N 44° 14.040'
W 076° 27.001'
(613) 541-5010 Ext 5483
(click on ‘Kingston’ and ‘Facilities’)
As of: April 2, 2012