Knotmeter - January 27, 2017

Knotmeter - January 27, 2017

Watch your mail!

We've come to depend on the Knotmeter to give us up to the minute information about member activities and events. One of the things we haven't had for a while is a member newsletter that goes into issues in more depth, much like the KYC LOG did, years ago. Keep an eye open for 'KYC Currents'. The first edition should be out next week.

- Ross Cameron, Commodore

Upcoming Events

Full Calendar of Events »

We have some fantastic events coming up at the Club!

Our annual Febrewary is almost upon us! We will be offering very unique choices from Beau's during the month of February, with Dave our Beau's rep hosting a TGIF on February 10th!

Other events: Valentine's Day - February 14th! (please see our Feature Menu below - and remember Reservations are required). Our Annual TGIF Quiz has been rescheduled for February 17th witth Ted Ison back at the helm asking the questions.

We also are going to have a fantastic evening on February 25th with our French Menu & Wine pairing!

Please review the Calander & Website for other great events at the Club. What a great way to spend a lazy afternoon or pop in for a quick bite! Our Brunch menu is fantastic, and Chef Neil and his crew are always creating great specials for these wintery days!

If you are looking to celebrate any occasion, please give me a call! We would be more than happy to assist!

| Feb 17: Trivia Ted's Quiz Night

Team Dolphin II would like to challenge all KYC members (new and old, sailors and non-sailors) to participate in the Annual KYC Quiz Night now to be held on Friday, February 17 from 7:00 to 8:00 pm.. Mark your calendars and get your crew all pumped up for an evening that always proves to be entertaining, fun, informative and often somewhat humiliating for all but the winning contestants! We are pleased to once again have the considerable skills, depth of knowledge and crowd controlling expertise of Past Commodore Ted Ison as our Quizmaster. Questions will be sailing related as well as of general interest – something for salty dogs and landlubbers alike! Dolphin II crew members are now scrounging for prizes to be awarded (hopefully) to the top 3 teams. We encourage members to form teams (max 6 members/team) based on boat crew, family associations, or simply smart friends that you think will know the answers. There will be lots of opportunity to scramble together a team from those at the bar, but to help the Dolphin II crew please submit your team entry to Greg McNab no later than February 15 so we can make the appropriate arrangements.

Remember…it is not what you know ...or who you know is if you know someone that thinks they know all the answers…and you can get them on your Trivia Team!

| Feb 22, Mar 8th: Speaker's Series:

For two evenings in February and March we’ll welcome KYC member, local author and historian David More who will talk about Kingston and the region’s military, commercial and recreational maritime heritage.

Put these dates in your calendar:
February 22, 7:00 – 9:00 – “Stone Hookers” will focus on Kingston and Lake Ontario from the era of New France until the time of Confederation.
March 8, 7:00 – 9:00 – “Ch-ch-changes – Sail to Steam, Wood to Iron, Sailing for Pay to Sailing for Pleasure” will focus on the years since Confederation.
Plan to arrive early!


| May 3-4: Launch 2017

Launch for spring 2017 is now set for May 3-4. May 3-4 is a Wednesday- Thursday sequence. We were originally booked for April 22-23 but that’s a tad early! Alternate weekend dates are impossible.


| Kingston Power and Sail Squadron Upcoming events

For more information and registration of upcoming KPSS events please visit

KPSS Events Coming up @ KYC


| Weekend Features

  • Chicken parmesan with wilted spinach and spaghetti in a basil tomato sauce - $17
  • Omeltte: Ham, Swiss cheese, and chive - $13
  • Weekend Special: Broccoli and cheddar quiche with farm gate salad - $11

| Special Valentines Day Menu

Amuse bouche: Jumbo shrimp with a fennel crab rose sauce

Spinach salad with warm pistachio crusted goat cheese and a strawberry/balsamic vinaigrette
Shrimp bisque
Duck breast, seared rare with a cranberry orange reduction, arugula and fennel

Beef tenderloin with a brandy peppercorn sauce, pommes Anna and creamed spinach
Chicken supreme with romesco sauce, herb roasted fingerling potatoes and braised Swiss chard
Trout Almandine with tarragon cream sauce, wild rice pilaf and multi-colour carrots
Creamy polenta with roasted red peppers, mixed roasted mushrooms, local blue cheese and a red wine tomato sauce

Raspberry chocolate cheese cake
Grand Marnier creme brulee

Junior Sailing

| 2017 Program Dates are Set

As we prepare for 2017, we want to make sure our past sailors have a sneak peek at our schedule and save a spot before official registration opens in mid-January. We will notify you as soon as registration is officially open and give you two weeks from that time to confirm your spot and pay before we release the spot to others. Just one small thing we are doing this year to make sure it's the best summer yet!

And before you go, don't forget to save the date for some of our upcoming special events:

| JS Open Houses

March 2 and March 30 -- 7pm-8pm
Come learn more about the spring, summer and fall options and changes in the works for this year.

| Race Teams Info Session

March 9
A time to discuss expectations, sponsors, team gear, regatta plans and answer all your race team related questions.


| PHRF-Lo Certificates

Attention: all PHRF I, PHRF II and New Member Racing Sailors

Time to renew your PHRF-LO Certificates for the 2017 Racing season.  If you had a valid PHRF-Lo certificate through KYC in 2016, and plan to race again in 2017, no action required.  We will automatically renew your certificate for 2017.  If you do not want that to happen, please contact Rob Colwell ( or Ralph Shaw (  The cost for a PHRF-LO certificate is $35.00 and you will be billed in May.

If you are new to KYC, you must have a PHRF-LO certificate to race.  If you have a certificate at your old Club, we will arrange to renew it for 2017 through KYC.  If you do not have a certificate and wish to race in either the PHRF I or PHRF II fleets.  

In either case, please contact Rob or Ralph to arrange to have your sails measured and to provide the necessary contact information.

If you are new to KYC, but do not plan to race your vessel, no action required.
If you own a Shark and plan to race only in the Shark fleet, no action required.
If you own a Shark and plan to participate in the KYC weekend races, you must have a valid PHRF-LO certificate.

Any questions, please contact Rob or Ralph (KYC PHRF-LO Handicappers)


| Kingston Keelboat Championship

New for 2017! In collaboration with Collins Bay Yacht Club, in an attempt to increase overall participation levels in each weekend racing events, there will be a "Kingston Keelboat Championship". It will be based on results in both clubs' weekend racing events. From a total of 10 counter races (5 in each club), the best 4 results, including at least 1 race in the other club's events will be used to determine the champion. A trophy for the championship is being donated by Marine Outfitters. Further details will be published in the (online & printed) Sailors' Handbook.


| July Waupoos Cruise

The proposed cruise will be a Medium Distance Cruise in July/August that is co-ordinated with the Waupoos long weekend event; this cruise ends with the arrival at Waupoos where it joins with those who have sailed there directly from their home ports. It is proposed to assemble this fleet in Kingston and to leave on or about July 27th for a medium distance cruise with three legs that provide enough open water stretches to get the feeling of adventure. The anticipated arrival in Waupoos is or about Friday August 4th.

Please advise me of your interest in joining this fleet, and feel free to make recommendations

Gunnar Heissler