Knotmeter - May 27, 2016

Knotmeter - May 27, 2016

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| June 4: Sailpast

With the fleet back in the water and the cradles away for the summer the only thing left truly get the sailing season underway is Sailpast. The commodore will review the fleet and afterwards the party will get into swing at KYC. Please read below for Chef Neil's menu. Please reserve your spots with Greg at


| YOGA AT KYC With Norah Greatrix!

Come down to KYC for yoga, every Wednesday!

  • Where: Partridge Room (Upstairs), KYC
  • When: 1545h, every Wednesday, classes formally start at 1600h.
  • Cost: The cost is $10 per session (which we will be happy to apply to your account)
  • What to Bring: Mat, comfortable clothes & H2O (A mat can be arranged in advance if you need, please contact Norah for this and with any questions pertaining to what will be covered in class).
About Nora >> Sign up Today!


| Sail Past Menu

  • Montreal Steak Spiced Striploin with Green Peppercorn gravy
  • Lemon Garlic Chicken Breast with Brandy Rose Sauce
  • Marinated Tofu Veggie Kabobs

Rice Pilaf
Roast Garlic Mash Potatoes
Pasta Salad, Tossed Salad, Coleslaw Salad
Fresh Local Asparagus
Assorted house made desserts

| Weekend Features

  • Water Buffalo Striploin with Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Local Asparagus & Stroganoff Sauce - $28
  • Greek Omelette: Mushroom, Blue Cheese & Green Onions - $12
  • Brunch Feature: Haevos Rancheros - $12
  • Chocolate Chip pancakes

| Beer of the Week

We had a surprise visit from a new brewery in town... Skeleton Park, sampled their beer and immediately put it on tap!
Their Amber 6.6 is a well-balanced European-style amber. Full bodied with a complex malt profile. It finishes with a crisp hop bitterness and unfolding esters on the nose.
Up next, come in, and find out!


| Wine of the Month

Thank you to everyone who stopped by the wine station during the Food & Beverage fair. After tabulating your voluminous feedback, we have decided to feature two wines this month.

The first is a Sauvignon Blanc, 2014 Domaine Chatelain Les Vignes de Saint-Laurent-l’Abbaye Pouilly Fumé. This wine comes from the Chatelain family that has been making wine in the Loire Valley in France for 12 generations. This is a modern take on Pouilly Fumé, one of the great Sauvignon Blanc producing regions of the world, that might be described as New Zealand meets the Loire Valley. The palate has notes of green apple, grass and lemon notes with good minerality. In other words, it's the perfect wine to sip outside at KYC and enjoy the summery weather.

The second is a classic red from the Rhône Valley in France, Xavier’s 2012 100% Côtes du Rhône. This is a blend of Grenache, Syrah, Mouvedre, Cinsault, Carignan and Marselan grapes. The nose has notes of blackberry, raspberry and floral notes. The palate is concentrated, medium to full-bodied and is complex with a long finish. This is a great red to pair with steak, cured meats and strong cheese or enjoy on its own. Ask your servers to try one or both of these wines on your next visit to KYC.


| New Members this Month

We would like to welcome the following new members this month!

Kevin Wood
Adrien Belage
Jennifer Clark
Tim Pater
Robyn Gillis
Megan Farfard

We would also like to thank Lindsay Fair, Ursula Thorley, and Phil Hart for proposing the new members.

With our new members this week, our total new members for the 2016 season is now 40 members and growing (daily)!

Welcome all to the club!


| National Team

This week Sail Canada announced the members of the 2016-2017 National Sailing Team. Our own Robert Davis and Ali ten Hove were named to the Team! Help us congratulate and cheer on Robert and Ali and the rest of the Canadian National Team!


| Corinthian Fund

The competitive sailing season is upon us and the Corinthian Fund is accepting applications from our young sailing athletes for support. Please see the KYC website for the application and guidelines. The History of the Corinthian Fund is also a very interesting read to see how it all started 37 years ago.

Over those many years we have been able to help our sailors attend the regattas necessary to move forward to Provincial, National, Pan Am and Olympic Teams. This year at KYC we are extremely proud to say we supported Olympic Team Member Dani Boyd at a younger age and now she is preparing for Rio, to compete for Canada, Kingston and KYC .

In 2015 Pat Wilson and Ari Moffatt represented Canada at the World Youth Championships in the Men’s 420 event . They are hoping for a repeat in 2016 . You may have already seen them training on the water this spring in all kinds of weather conditions.

Robert Davis has been supported by the Fund and is vying for an Olympic birth for Rio. Ali TenHove crewing in the Women’s 470 class is an up and coming Olympic caliber sailor and we hope to see her in 2020 in Japan.

KYC members should be very proud of the many successes our sailors have achieved. We will continue to welcome our young members and hopefully we will be able to “Pay It Forward “ for many generations to come.

If anyone has specific questions regarding the Corinthian Fund please contact Gord Crothers at Other members of the committee are Harry Jemmett, Ross Cameron, John Curtis, Don Ruddy and Peter Candlish. They are available for any questions as well. We wish everyone the very best for the Summer of 2016.

| Able Sail Update

Able Sail Kingston has been awarded a very generous grant from the Community Foundation of Kingston and Area. The program received $13000 from the Helping Hands for those with Disabilities Fund, the Cyril E. Wharrie and Evelyn D. Wharrie Fund and the Larry Gibson Community Fund. Funds will be used to hire a second instructor for the summer 2016 season and to enhance group sailing on Zest, the Sonar donated last year by the late Ron Watts.

| Adult Learn to Sail Update

The Adult Learn to Sail has undergone some minor changes. If you were unaware, or would like more information on the updates, please click the link below to learn more about the changes and updates to the Adult Sailing Program. Make sure to tell your friends and colleagues!

New Adult Learn to Sail Program


| CORK/Sail Kingston Volunteers

Join the CORK/ Sail Kingston team this summer! Here is the exciting regatta schedule:
July 22-24 Etchells Canadians and the Olson 30 North American Championship
August 11-14 CORK International Optimist Regatta & the Sail Canada Youth and Senior Board Championships
August 14-18 CORK International, Sail Canada Youth Championships, 29er North American Championship
August 19-25 J/22 World Championship
August 19-24 CORK Olympic Class Regatta and Sail Canada Senior Championships
August 19-23 FINN Eastern Championship
August 21-26 National Sea Cadet Regatta
September 23-25 CORK Fall Regatta

Volunteer registration for CORK 2016 is available on-line at

| Volunteers Needed

Planning for 2016 regattas at our club is going well. To provide the best events we need lots of volunteers - people to work on water and to help ashore.
The 2016 events are:
July 1 - 3 - Shark North American Championship
July 9 - 10 - Viper 640 Canadian Championship
July 29 - 31 - The Annual KYC Skiff Regatta (29er, 49er, 49erFX)
September 10, 11 - IOM (International One Metre) Eastern Canadian Championship
September 10 - 17 - Soling World Championship
More information about these events is posted to the KYC website under the Sailing/Racing/Regattas tab.

If you'd like to come and play, send your name to Greg McNab We'll get back to you about scheduling.

Everyone is welcome. For new people we'll provide training. For those who have been involved previously, we'll just provide the usual fun.


| Kingston Power and Sail Squadron Upcoming events

KPSS Events Coming up @ KYC


| Electricity

As the new season begins we just wanted to send out our Annual Reminder about Having Electrical Access for your Boats....

The Club pays to make available and pays to maintain electricity to as many boats as possible. Please remember, the use of this electricity is not covered in the mooring fees. As usual our fine Gas Dock Attendants will do their best to oversee which boats are plugged in. We track this usage and follow up by charging your account. (This does not apply to the plugging in of power tools for temporary work).

For those who are always in need of power (and have marked off that you wish us to Bill you) we have created a special sticker (tag) that you can attach to your cord which asks to Not to be unplugged. These can be picked up in the main office.