Knotmeter - July 22, 2016

Knotmeter - July 22, 2016

Junior Sailing Casino Night was a huge success!

The JS staff wanted to thank all the members who supported their Casino Fundraiser last evening either by sponsorship or showing up and participating in the festivities!
It was a great success! and the entire TEAM did a great Job in creating a very successful event at KYC! Special thanks goes out to Grace and Elizabeth who made all the magic happen!
We hope all enjoyed themselves last evening, and hopefully you didn't have to "bet your shirt" to pay off your debt at the table!
We are still adding up the pennies, and will let everyone know the final outcome of funds raised shortly!
Thanks again to the bar, kitchen and especially JS Team for a fun filled evening!!

Upcoming Events

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| July 23: Partridge Bowl

This weekend is the Partridge Bowl, KYC's annual race to the club property, Jemmet's Landing. The winner gets to take the first sip from the Partidge Bowl. This year, we will be having a “Special Chef” making the trip and preparing a delicious feast on the grill featuring a choice of local steaks or grilled chicken. Dinner tickets will be $25 per person. For the kids there will be burgers and veggies for $15 per child.

Please reserve your dinner tickets with Greg at or please feel free to give the Club a call 613-548-3052.


| July 28: Kingston Young Professionals

Kingston Young Professionals (KYP) is a collaborative network through the Kingston Chamber of Commerce that strives to build a community of young professionals (19-39), and employers. KYP initiatives are founded on three pillars: skill building, networking, and advocacy. One of the founding members was our very own Matt Fair. This young and energetic organization will be having their summer social mixer at KYC on Thursday, July 28th (6-9pm). If you are interested in seeing what they are all about, please stop by!


| August 19 - 21: 2016 Jazz Cruise Weekend

This year’s “cruise or drive” tour to Picton for the Jazz Festival features a Saturday night show at the Regent Theatre with wide audience appeal. This has been a popular cruisers event for the last 8 years and once again KYC members have “first call” on a block of excellent seats for the August 20th show featuring Canadian vocalist Jackie Richardson with pianist Joe Sealy. For more information visit (under “Performers”)

There’s lots to do in the Picton area – so it’s not just about the jazz. We will hold our traditional BYO dinner on Saturday night above Books & Company and Miss Lily’s Café. Our Regent Theatre tickets are $40 each and the pre-show dinner is expected to be about $30 all in! (more on the dinner later). You are welcome to participate in one or both events. If you need overnight accommodation, check the Picton Harbour Inn – and be close by to join the cruisers for happy hour!

Jazz concert tickets for August 20th can be reserved right now at $40 each, by contacting the office at KYC John Kitney will be arranging dockage for those that are interested, along with the dinner arrangements on Saturday night. We are also looking into a special Friday night option with a Festival Players dinner-theatre production at Rosehall Run winery for “A Splinter in the Heart” (light dinner, show ticket and return taxi transport to Picton Harbour, all-in for $60 each). For show information visit Phone (613-548-3052) or email to secure your Jazz tickets on a “first-to-call” basis and please copy (cc) your message to for contact about other weekend events. Your $40 jazz show tickets will be charged to your KYC account.


| August 20: the LAST HIP SHOW

We will be organizing a HIP SHOW at KYC on Aug 20th! Please come out and be part of their final Show! More details will follow in the upcoming newsletter as well as in the Clubhouse!


| 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!


| Weekend Features

  • Beef bourguignon with mini-fried potatoes and green beans - $18
  • Debreizini Sausage on a bun with sauerkraut & grainy dijon with choice of side - $12
  • Omeltte: Tomato, cheufe & basil - $12
  • Weekend Special: Western Sandwich - $11
  • Blueberry Pancakes

| Beer of the Week

Wag the Wolf - from Beau's is a weissbier (wheat beer) that is generously "late - addition" hopped with organic New Zealand varieties to provide abundant aromas of banana, clove, citrus, papaya and mango. Expert citrus, tropical fruit and spice flavours, as well as pleasant maltiness and lively carbonation. Finishes with a restrained bitterness and slight dryness.

Enjoy the Wolf!


| Wine of the Month

Gerard Bertrand 2013 Languedoc is a well balanced, dry, bright red wine produced from two fantastic grape varietals – Syrah and Grenache. These grapes alone commonly make for delicious wines because of the terroirs they thrive in. The Languedoc province throughout the South of France is one of the largest wine growing regions in the world. Soil in the region contains abundant limestone and gravel, along with an array of shrubbery that over many thousands of years has enriched the soil with fragrance. Because it’s so large, Languedoc provides a variety of terroirs that allow for unending combinations and concentrations of different varietals.

Junior Sailing

| Dinghy Race Night

Join us every Monday evening from 6PM - 8PM.

Briefing starts at 5:30 with the first gun at 6!

Sign up at the Junior Sailing School. Racing will be every week beginning Monday July 4th! No racing will take place Monday August 1st, 2016.


| Euchre Night at KYC

| 29er, 49er and 49erFX Demo Day!

August 11, 2016 – Portsmouth Olympic Harbour

Come try out a 29er, 49er or 49erFX! Free!

Tired of slow boats??? The Canadian 9er classes are offering young sailors the chance to demo a skiff on August 11, 2016 – the day before Opti CORK. Are you an Opti sailor wondering what to do next year? Are you a C420 sailor tired of going slow? Are you a Laser or Radial sailor tired of hiking and looking for some excitement? Then come try a skiff! Better yet, try all 3 to see which you like best! Remember: Fast is Fun!

We will have a 29er, 49er and 49erFX (with support RIBs) all ready for you to try out. Just bring your sailing clothes and a life-jacket.

Come and join us for BBQ after the on water session and talk with the sailors, coaches, class reps and the supplier.

If you are interested in trying out a high performance skiff, please register on our form so we know you’re coming (parents or sailors):


| Congratulations John & Paul

Once again we would like to congratulate John Lowther & Paul Switzer, for placing first and second respectively in the Hudson, Quebec Regatta which took place this past weekend!
Keep it up Gents, and we may have to build a new floor for all of your trophies!!


| Partnership Between KYC and KPS

It is with great pleasure to report to members of KYC and KPS that the partnership between the two boating organizations has been a great success! This arrangement has allowed KPS members to learn more about KYC and for KYC members to benefit from CPS-ECP educational and safety awareness programs. During the past two years more than two hundred boaters have participated and enjoyed our partnership arrangements. We would like to thank both the KYC and KPS members for their support and consideration in promoting this partnership. We look forward to a long and sustaining relationship one that benefits both organizations.

Rosemary Wilson - KYC Commodore

May Corcoran - KPS Commodore


| Volunteers Needed

The Olson 30 North American's is looking for local sailors to fill spots on out-of-town racing boats. July 22, 23, 24 hosted by CORK at Portsmouth Olympic Harbour (POH).

  • Friday - Course racing and party at Portsmouth Tavern
  • Saturday - Long distance race and party at KYC w live band and beer sponsor
  • Sunday - Course Racing

please contact if you're interested to race any or all days!



Congratulations to the following winners...

Single/Double-Handed Race
PHRF Single-handed: Valkyr (1st) PHRF Double-handed: Selene (1st), Breakaway J (2nd) Shark: Dolphin III (1st)

Harbour Race
PHRF I: Cara Mia (1st), Breakaway J (2nd), Ritalin (3rd) PHRF II: Selene Sharks: R&R (1st), inevitable (2nd)
Sharks June Series: Cariad (1st), Shanti (2nd), Shadfly (3rd)

Last chance to sign up for your Race Committee duty (if you haven't signed up for 2 already) before they are assigned for you.

Partridge Bowl Race & Picnic, Saturday July 23 (11:00 Le Mans start)

| Lap of Prince Edward County Cruise and Annual Waupoos Rendezvous

Our extended cruise around the County departs Monday 25 July for 8 days. This new cruise will also include our annual Waupoos Rendezvous, 30 July to 01 August. Please consider joining us for the full week - or arrive in Waupoos on our own on Saturday 30 July for a fun weekend down in the County.

Please join us for our annual Waupoos Rendezvous, Saturday 30 Jul to Monday 01 August. 20 slips reserved, all for KYC! Discounted rates for camping, if coming by road. Local favourites Six Feet will perform Sunday evening. This is a great cover band, who play lots of music to dance to. We also plan our return to the Black Creek Cheese Factory via Zodiac. Contact

Fuller details are available at and are posted in the Sunshine Room. (Leg Planning details are also posted there!)

Request your RSVP via e-mail to: We ask for number of crew, boat name, type, length, beam and draft.

We now have in stock new burgees for all Cruisers, including our Basic, 5 year and new 10 year burgees. Please contact should you wish to obtain one - or replace your current Cruising Fleet burgee.


| New Members this Month

We would like to welcome the following new members to KYC!

Donna Gillespie
Stephen Bedford
Teryl Adam
Catherine Kane
Evan DePaul
William Jones
Simone Larose
Stephane Vinet
Sophie-Andree Vinet
Maxwell Flinn
Cameron Sawyer
Naomi Flanagan
Alexander Heinzeman
Alex tenHove
Brendan Aulthouse
Mary Armstrong
Verena Freitag
Geoffrey Sugar
Stefan Goldstein
Sylvia Yankova

Our KYC Community has now grown to over 70 new members this year (with 10 being part of the race team). Our Membership has done a fantastic job this year in both bringing guests to the Club and showing them what we have to offer as well as proposing new members!

I encourage everyone to still help us out in spreading the Word about our "Cottage in the City." Wouldn't it be fantastic if we are able to reach 100 new members in one season!

With our proposed new dock expansion, we are also looking for individuals who are looking to moor their boat here next season. Space is still available! This is also a reminder if YOU are looking to have your boat on one of our new docks next year, please contact Greg at or by phone 613-548-3052

Again, thank you to everyone who has assisted in spreading the word about our fantastic Club!

Welcome all to the club!