Knotmeter - August 19, 2016

Knotmeter - August 19, 2016

Listen to The Tragically Hip Live at KYC

Just in case you were not aware....the Tragically Hip are playing their last concert in Kingston tomorrow evening at the Rogers K' Rock Center (congratulations if you have tickets for the show!). Otherwise the concert is being played for free at the Market Square.
Other local establishments are also showing it (for a cover charge).

What are we doing you ask?....Well, something a bit unique as well! We will be broadcasting the event upstairs on the screen, and will also have speakers set up outside on the patio for your listening pleasure.

We ask that you bring an outdoor lawn chair for upstairs (as you would do for Market Square). We also will have some extra seating for outside.
The Actual Show begins at 8:30 but we will be having the live feed on at 7pm for the pre show.

Please come down, support the Club for an amazing evening!

Please give the office a call at 613-548-3052.

Upcoming Events

Full Calendar of Events »

| August 20: the LAST HIP SHOW


| 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: Poker Run

In an effort to expose our Club a bit further and create more emphasis on Boat Safety and water awareness we are looking to become a bit more involved with the Annual Poker Run which is held this year on August 20th and starts in Downtown Kingston. We are aware this is something a bit more out of the norm for our Club. Their event is under new management and they are looking to foster some long lasting relationships with local businesses. Looking forward, they are potentially willing to support (with funds) some of our sailing programs here at the Club (JS, ABLE Sail). For this year, we have agreed to be one of their locations for GAS, and in return they are asking for some of our Boats to be positioned up from the start line (as markers). We think this potentially could grow into a fabulous relationship, however we are taking small steps this year in order to "test the water". We are looking for 5 members to either volunteer a few hours in the morning of the 20th, in either your boat or in one of our Sharks to assist in this new venture.

If you have further questions, please do not hesitate to contact Greg at


| Kingston Power and Sail Squadron Upcoming events

KPSS Events Coming up @ KYC


| 2017 New Dock Availability

We would like to thank every who have submitted their requrests for new docks. If you have not done so, please contact the office in order to have a "spot" on one of our new docks next year to ensure we have not missed your name.


| Weekend Features

  • Pork chops with grilled peach salsa, roasted blue potatoes, green and wax beans - $18
  • Special: French toast with whipped cream, maple syrup and fruit salad - $10
  • Omelette feature: Broccoli and 3 cheese - $12
  • Mixed chocolate chip 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.


| A Rio update from the Crothers

To follow Rob Crother's results visit

Great results from Rio! Will Crothers finished 6th in the A final, and his girlfriend, Patricia Obee, won a silver medal in the Lightweight Women's 2x! Rob and Kate are enjoying the many beautiful sights of Rio and the company of friends and families of Olympians from Canada and other countries. They are closely following the excellent results of Dannie Boyd and Erin Refuse! GO TEAM CANADA! - Rob and Kate Crothers


| Shark Canadian Championships update


The Shark Canadian Championships we sailed just up the river at Bay of Quinte Yacht Club (BQYC) this past weekend. Things were happening fast once we got there. We sailed through the measurement process after the measurement committee checked boats and motor weights, spin pole lengths and boat corrector weights.
At 20:00 Friday, BQYC and the organizing committee chaired by Peter Aker put on a fantastic diner with wood fired ovens making gourmet pizzas while enjoying local Kingston craft beer and many more sponsors helping to make this regatta a great success.
Don Reidel explained at the 930 Skippers Meeting that the weather will determine how many races we would sail for the day and just after 2 races sailed, the RC called the racing off for the day. We all enjoyed the sail back to the club and just after we got our boats tied up, the storm arrived. Good timing on the RC to get us all in safe.
Saturdays and Sunday breakfasts were great to wake up too and Saturday nights dinner was cooked by competitor Andy Thompson (Grey Hound) where we were all licking our chops, waiting for Andy`s Prim Rib dinner and did he deliver! Cooked just to your liking. The live band finished us off while we all enjoyed the dancing and the music.
On Sunday we started racing at 1000. The breeze was up and this made for some great tight racing. The RC committee were determined to get as many races off as possible and managed to get in 4 more to finish the regatta.
All in all, an impressive 28 Sharks showed up for this event and Jonathan Livingston Seagull with Mel Gummer (Helm), Cole Robertson (our KYC Club Boson as Fore deck) and Peter Van Rossem (Middle) sailed a challenging regatta to finish two points ahead of Local Favourite, Peter Aker and crew on board Tiger Niles to capture the Shark Canadian Championships.
Congratulations out to Mel, Cole and Peter for flying the KYC Colours and winning the Regatta. See below for results and quick write up from local Bellville News.

For Results Please Click Here

For the Quinte News Article Please Click Here



For racing updates, please visit our website for our most updated results.


| New Members this Month

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

James Ward
Nicholas Cramp
Kristen Jaczko
Susan Beacock
Paul Feick
Michael Einspenner
Scott Gittens

Our KYC Community has now grown to over 75 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!