Knotmeter - February 10, 2017

Knotmeter - February 10, 2017

Valentines Day Edition

Upcoming Events

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| Feb 14: Valentine's Day Dinner

| 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 24th: W/W TGIF

The Women in Wind TGIF is being held February 24th from 5-7PM. Looking forward to seeing you all there! This is a great opportunity to bring along your partners, family and friends!


| Feb 25: French Wine Pairing Dinner

| 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.


| Every Wednesday night...

Join us for yoga with Norah 4-5pm every Wednesday! If you can’t make yoga, join us for social time directly after yoga (5pm) throughout the winter for drinks, dinner etc.


| Kingston Power and Sail Squadron Upcoming events

For more information and registration of upcoming KPSS events please visit

KPSS Events Coming up @ KYC


A New Way to Pay!

We are pleased to announce the Club now accepts online bank payments. At any time you may view your account online and pay at your convenience. We currently have accounts with Royal Bank, Toronto Dominion, Bank of Montreal, and Kingston Community Credit Union. Simply add “Kingston Yacht Club” as a payee, enter your club ID and your ready to go! If you have any difficulties, questions, or concerns please contact the office.

Coming soon will be Scotiabank and CIBC. We expect Scotiabank will be live within a few weeks with CIBC to follow in mid-March.


| Weekend Features

  • Roasted red pepper and chevre stuffed chicken supreme with fingerling potatoes, roasted cauliflower and white wine butter sauce - $18
  • FeBrewary beer pairing for Friday tasting: 2 types of sausage (farmers and honey garlic) with house made Dunkel/horseradish mustard, sauerkraut and rye crostinis - $9
  • Omelette: Mushroom, blue cheese and chive - $11
  • Weekend Special: Croque Monsieur, choice bread and side - $12

| Beer of the Week

Farm Table Series: Dunkel

Among the most appropriately named styles of beer, the term “dunkel” is the German word for “dark.” Dunkel’s history stretches back to the Bavarian Purity Act of 1516, which decreed that brewers use only barley, hops and water in beer-making – clearing a path for the dunkel, which met both these standards and satisfied the palates of the people of Munich. This traditional Bavarian lager rose in prominence, with a legacy that remains to this day. Dunkel is luscious and toasty in flavour, yet with smooth lager crispness.

Dunkel pours mahogany with a billowy white foam. The aroma offers mocha and bread crust notes. The flavour features deep malt impressions with hints of chocolate. This medium bodied dark lager has a clean finish.

It will go fantastic with our Weekend Dinner Special: Roasted red pepper and chevre stuffed chicken supreme with fingerling potatoes, roasted cauliflower and white wine butter sauce

| Wine of the Month

Farm to Table 2015 Cabernet Merlot

From Victoria, Austrailia
This wine embodies thier connection to the land and their enjoyment of it. Created to match with farm raised meats, Farm To Table Cabernet Merlot offers more acidity and fleshier fruit character than traditionally seen in Aussie reds making it ideal for beef. Medium bodied; look for ripe notes of blackberry, cherry, plum and green pepper on both the nose and the palate followed by a spicy finish.
Please enjoy!



CORK’s vision is to be recognized as the preferred provider of multi-class regattas in the largest freshwater sailing facility in the world. We recognize that the timely collection, processing and communication of racing results is a critical factor in achieving this vision. We also recognize that our capability in the results area has fallen off recently.

2017 is the year we are going to rebuild that capability through a concerted campaign of documentation, recruiting and training.

Starting with documentation, we are upgrading CORK Sailwave for Dummies – step-by-step directions for the setup and operation of Sailwave at CORK drafted in 2016. The new CORK Scoring Guide will describe the entire CORK Scoring System based on Sailwave and including the roles and responsibilities of the Results Team. The Guide will help all regatta participants understand the nuances of scoring for multi-course, multi-class regattas with detailed instructions and worksheets on, for example, setting up the qualifying and final series of racing (i.e. flights and fleets). The first edition of the Scoring Guide will be completed by 1 April

Then comes training. The project team will draft a training curriculum based on the Scoring Guide. Before CORK’s 2017 season begins, CORK will host two training workshops. The first weekend training session on 22-23 April will test-run the curriculum and update the CORK Scoring System accordingly. The second session, which will take place in early August, will prepare members of the Results Team for scoring CORK’s 2017 regatta series.

CORK’s Chief Scorer Christine Searle leads the project team. She will also lead the training workshops with the help of Peter van Muyden – an International Race Officer who has dedicated countless hours to improving Sailwave and to apply the Rules of Sailing to scoring international regattas.

That is the program – complete, step-by-step documentation and training. But we need people! So, CORK is offering this training for free and all we ask is for a willingness to be a part of the CORK Scoring Team for one summer regatta (4-5 days). In return, you gain a skill that you can use at your home club or take on the road to other events.

Please mark the date of 22-23 April and either email us at or talk to Ken Martin at the club.

| Wet Mooring Applications

Thank you to all who submitted their Wet Mooring Applications, either using the online system or the paper version. In a regular year, the Mooring Allocation Committee would have produced a Club mooring plan by now. However, the mooring allocation process has been complicated by its dependence on the Harbour Expansion project. The good news is that Phase II of the Harbour Expansion Project is making headway, and the Mooring Allocation Committee is working on a mooring plan that includes the new finger docks on the south break wall and extension of the middle dock. The plan is to communicate that plan with the members by mid-month.

| 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)