Knotmeter - June 17, 2016

Knotmeter - June 17, 2016

We now have KYC Regalia in stock!

From Baseball caps, Visors, Sports Caps, Golf Shirts, Sweaters to Jackets!

We will have all photo's and pricing on the website very shortly! but please feel free to stop by the office and check out the new "SWAG"


| Weekend Features

  • B.C. Chinook Salmon with mini red potatoes, wasabi creme fraiche & asparagus - $26
Sunday: Father's Day Dinner Special
  • 10oz Striploin with roast garlic mashed potatoes, blue cheese cream sauce, roasted mushrooms and asparagus - $26
  • Farfalle with calabrese salami, artichoke hearts & baby spinach in a herb cream sauce - $15
  • Mushroom, swiss & Chives Omlette - $12
  • French Toast with apple compote & whipped cream - $12
  • Cinnamon pancakes

| Beer of the Week

Farm Table : Patersbier
Belgian-Style Ale

Farm Table Series are seasonable beers inspired by tradition and brewed true to a classic style. Patersbier (Father's Beer) is a belgian-style ale. Milder in alcohol than a dubbel or tripel, Patersbier was traditionally brewed by monks to enjoy within the walls of their abby, while they worked away brewing their famous strong ales. Expect a great drinkable beer, with traditional Belgian yeast character.


| Wine of the Month

This month we decided to shake things up a bit!
We are offering a Rose Wine for your summer buds enjoyment!
This Rose is Made in Rhone France By Caves Des Papes! It is a very summery rosé, with fresh cherries and raspberries on the nose and refreshing herbal touches of licorice, sage and lavender on the palate. Full-bodied with good acidity and an herbal finish. Great with anything off our BBQ!! It is made from a blend of Grenache, Syrah and Cinsault. It comes from some of the best vineyards of the appelation, in the south east of the mont ventoux mountains.

Junior Sailing

| Junior Sailing Plastic Jug Donations

The Junior Sailing Program is looking for plastic jug donations such as old plastic bleach bottles or juice bottles to be used as bailers or filled with cement to be used as anchors for buoys.

To donate or for more information, please contact Alexis Cushing, Head Junior Sailing Instructor at

Upcoming Events

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| July 3: Amherst Island Concert

Join us on Sunday July 3rd, for a sail to Amherst Island, and the first concert of the Waterside Summer Concert Series at St Paul's church, at 3:15. This timing is also perfect for those who come by car on the 2.30 ferry!

St. Paul's is the beautiful limestone church just south of Stella. The Bel Canto Wind Quintet is featured: flute, bassoon, oboe, French horn and clarinet. The members of the Quintet are all Principal Players in their own orchestras.

Tickets are $35, and afterwards we will have a potluck supper at the Village dock. Bring anything, it's a real potluck. In case of rain we will eat at the Back Kitchen. There will be enough time for those in cars to catch the 8 or 9 o'clock ferry back, and others will just tuck in for the night on their boats. This is an outing for all KYC members and friends, not just the cruising fleet!

Call Marion Westenberg, 613-548-4293, or email at for tickets. My deadline is Monday 26 June; after that call Waterside at 613-384-2153.


| 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!


| Gas dock Reminder

Our Staff (Nick, Marina & Maddie) would like to remind all membership to start using the Dry Erase Board which is located outside the Main Doors if you are going away for an evening or more!

We are beginning to have many reciprical Clubs phoning in and inquiring about doc availability. It would be helpful to the staff if they are made aware of your trip as so they can potentially use your slip while your are away.

Alternatively please call the gas dock at 613-547-5844 or email them at

We appreciate your efforts with this - it saves a lot of guesswork!

| KYC Sail to Amherst Island

Saturday June 25, 2016
N 44° 11.532´ W 076° 39.306´
Judith and Robert Mackenzie invite the Cruisers to their place on Amherst Island on June 25. This is a rain or shine event.
Plan to arrive about noon hour. There is no dock so raft at their mooring or anchor nearby. Bring your dinghy or someone will ferry you to shore. Note that the shore is exposed to winds from the north and northwest.
Bring your own lunch. We will offer wine, cold beer, plates and cutlery.

How To Get There by Boat
Our place is on the north shore of Amherst Island located on the North Channel west of The Brothers Islands and east of Preston Cove which is located just east of Griffin Point. With reference to the chart proceed west past The Brothers Islands to the point marked "X" on the chart. The coordinates of Point "X" are N 44° 11.532´ W 076° 39.306´.
Someone will meet you at Point “X” and direct you onto the range marked with red triangles located on the front of the yellow house and below on the bank of the shore. It is essential to keep on the range and not wander off.
Monitor Channel 71.

How To Get There by By Car
The Amherst Island ferry departs hourly from Millhaven on the half hour. Departures from the Island are on the hour. $9 return for a vehicle. Bicycles $1.50. People free. If travelling by car consider doubling up and save a fare. On arrival on the island proceed straight ahead to the fourway stop intersection and turn left onto Front Road. Proceed through the hamlet of Stella and go about 4 km. Our place is at 1150 Front Road.

Good luck! We look forward to seeing you.
Judith and Robert Mackenzie

| Racing Update

Our May series has been completed! Congratulations to the winners:

  • PHRF I: 1st Touch of Class, 2nd Force 10, 3rd Dragon Bait
  • PHRF II: 1st Jammin, 2nd Selene
  • Sharks: 1st Dartos, 2nd Shanti, 3rd Cariad


  • Send email to the Race Office at if you are looking for crew or a boat.
  • Sign up on the white board at the bar by 5 pm on race nights and we'll get you on a boat that evening.
  • Contact Chrystal Wilson at to take a paying visitor along when you do your race committee duty.

| Adult Learn to Sail Update

The Adult Learn to Sail has undergone some minor changes. If you 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


| Cruising Fleet Events

Dear Cruisers,

There are a few planned events coming up. Please let us know if you plan to attend, it would be appreciated for planning purposes. The following events will need your response as soon as possible:

  • Gananoque Cruise and Play House - June 11-12th – Please Contact Brenda Charette
  • Mackenzie’s Cottage – June 25-26 – Contact Judith and Robert MacKenzie
  • Amherst Island Concert Cruise – July 3 – Contact Marion and Hans Westenberg
  • Kingston Power and Sail Squadron – July 8 – 10 – Contact May Corcoran

If you plan to attend the picnic, please complete the attached link for the registration for, complete and send it to me. My address is 159 Rose Abbey Dr. Kingston, Ontario, K7K-7L9

2016 Picnic Registation Form

| 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

Up-coming RVCC checks will be performed at KYC on Sunday, June 12th from 10:00am to 2:00 pm.

KPSS Events Coming up @ KYC