Knotmeter - August 5, 2016

Knotmeter - August 5, 2016

Congratulations to all of our KYC Participants who made the journey to the Fruit Bowl Regatta which was held this past weekend at The Hudson Yacht Club.!

2017 New Dock Availability!
Please remember in order to have a "spot" on one of our new docks next year you need to inform the office. We currently have several members on the list, however I have heard "through the Grapevine" that others are also interested. Please at our earliest convenience give us a call or email to ensure we have not missed your name.

Upcoming Events

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| August 6: Wolfe Island Race

Our annual Wolfe Island Race will take place this Saturday August 6th. The Skippers meeting will be held at 9:30AM with the First Signal at 10:30AM.


| August 13-14: Weekend Away at Jemmett's

Please join us at Jemmett's Landing for a very informal weekend away. Our property is in great shape, firewood awaits for the campfire, and the water is wonderfully warm to swim and soak. Whether by road or by water, meet up at Jemmett's Landing on Saturday 13 August for good company, and a Pot Luck Dinner. Pitch a tent and camp if you wish. We will have a tender available should you prefer to be at a mooring ball. Let's fill the dock with member boats and spin a tale or two. Hope to see you there!
Peter, Ze and Buzz


| 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

  • Blackened Catfish with lemon chive butter, black beans and rice, roasted patty pan squash - $20
  • Pulled pork sandwich with coleslaw and choice of side - $13
  • Swiss, mushroom and chive Omelette - $13
  • Huevos Rancheros
  • Chocolate 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 take place every week except 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):


| Able Sail in the news!

The Whig has run an excellent article on the Able Sail program. Please check it out at


| Will Crothers is Off to Rio!

Help us Cheer on Will Crothers as he's off to Rio this summer! This will be Will's 2nd Olympic campaign. In 2012, he won a silver medal in London as stroke in the Men's 8+/ This year he is the bowman in the Men's 4-. Racing starts August 6th. His proud parents, Kate Simpson and Rob Crothers will be in Rio cheering on Will and his team! Will has been an active and enthusiastic member of KYC his whole life!

Will's first race is August 6th at noon Rio time (Rio is 1 hour ahead of Kingston) in the LM$ Lightweight four. Danielle Boyd and Erin Rafuse's first race in the 49er FX is August 12th noon Rio time. Join us in cheering on our Olympians!



Congratulations to the following winners...

July Sharks
1st Dartos, 2nd Shanti, 3rd Cariad

PHRF 1 June-July Tuesdays: 1st Cool Change, 2nd Touch of Class, 3rd Force 10
PHRF 2 June-July Tuesdays: 1st Jammin, 2nd Selene, 3rd La Galouine

PHRF 1 June-July Thursdays: 1st Seattle Slewp, 2nd Touch of Class, 3rd Force 10
PHRF 2 June-July Thursdays: 1st Jammin, 2nd Selene, 3rd La Galouine
Remaining Race Committee duties have been assigned. Please check the online calendar in the "Sailing/Racing" section of our web site to see the assignments.