Knotmeter - March 3, 2017

Knotmeter - March 3, 2017

Thank you for making our Wine Tasting event a huge success!

Upcoming Events

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| March 4: Able Sail Fundraiser


| Mar 8th: Speaker's Series

Put this date in your calendar:
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!


| March 21: King's Town Players


Dinner Theatre Menu

  • spinach salad with warm pistachio crusted chevre, strawberry balsamic vinaigrette
  • Coq au Vin, Red wine marinated & braised chicken supreme with mushrooms, double smoked bacon & pearl onions
  • Apple Spice Cake with Maple Brown Sugar Glaze

| March 22: W/W Welcome for Young Women Sailors of KYC

We are pleased that KYC sailors Danielle Boyd, Arielle Morgan and Ali ten Hove will join W/W for a fireside chat. We are very proud of these sailors and their accomplishments and look forward to hearing about their future endeavours.


| April 2: Paint Afternoon with Diane Black

MARK YOUR CALENDARS April 2nd Afternoon. Paint Afternoon with Diane Black
Members are welcome to bring a non-member to show off our Club so they can see it’s not just sailing they can take advantage of.

Theme Kingston/sailing/waterfront themed Cost per person: $45 + HST
• Instructor: Diane Black
• Paints: Acrylic
• Canvases: Medium size (between 16" x 16", 16" x 18", 16" x 20", or 18" x 20")
• Painting tools (brushes, palettes)
• Aprons
• plastic tablecloths
• painting boards


| April 12: Paint Night

Join local artist Christina Maclachlan for a fun evening of painting. The cost will be $20/pp.
We will get to take home our work at the end of the evening!


| 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.


| Weekend Features

  • Rainbow trout with a chorizo tomato sauce, mini red potatoes and turmeric roasted cauliflower - $19
  • Omelette: Speck, blue cheese and chives - $13
  • Weekend Special: Western sandwich, choice of bread and side - $10

| Beer of the Week



Gruits take inspiration from centuries-old brewing tradition: herbs, spices and other botanicals replace a dominant hop character. Tyrannosaurus Gruit is a red gruit ale made with Quebec-grown beets and hibiscus flowers. Organic juniper berries and locally foraged organic white spruce tips add in an enjoyable element of woodsiness and conifer resins.


| 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!


| 2017 Laser Midwinters East Regatta

KYC sailors Robert Davis, Hugh Macrae, and Brendan Aulthouse are down in Florida right now at the Midwinters. As of Friday morning Robert Davis was leading the pack in first place in the Laser fleet. Cheer on our sailors, and follow the results here:


| KYC Corinthian Fund

KYC Corinthian Fund – Help Support KYC’s Developing Athletes!

KYC has a record of producing strong sailors who go on to compete on the world stage. The Corinthian Fund exists to help young sailing athletes get to this level, by providing financial support to help with travel and regatta expenses for National, North American and World Championships.

Help Support KYC’s Young Athletes
Consider adding a donation to the Corinthian Fund to your annual membership payment or make a donation at any time of the year, through the KYC Office. All donations go directly into the Corinthian Fund.

Over the last 38 years, thanks to annual donations, fundraisers and some special donations, the fund’s investment portfolio stands at $153,000. The annual interest from the fund is distributed to KYC athletes, through an application process. Through the years the Corinthian Fund has…

     Distributed $190,000, an average of $5000 annually
     Supported an average of 8 athletes each year
     Supported a total of 110 athletes to date; 35 who have gone on to represent Canada on a National team (including Youth Worlds, Pan American Games & Olympic Games)

Questions? Contact Gord Crothers ( by email.

About the Corinthian Fund
In 1979, a local Lightning crew qualified for the Pan American Games using a borrowed boat. A new boat was needed in order to compete in the games and members of KYC and the local community rallied together to raise funds. Following their Silver Medal performance at the Pan Am’s the crew sold the boat and returned the $10,000. The funds were placed into a separate account, which became the Corinthian Fund.


| Race Management Courses

Set aside the weekend of March 18/19. Bill Visser of CBYC and KYC's Ross Cameron will present courses leading to Sail Canada Certification. The first course, a little more than half a day in length, covers material relate to your beng an Assistant Race Officer, knowledgeable about all the roles excepting being the Principal Race Officer. The second course, taking the remainder of the weekend, deals with your being given the background to be the person responsible for conducting a race/regatta - the Princiapal Race Officer. (Club level)

You can register for these courses at the Ontario Sailing (OS) website:

KYC will be hosting three events this summer and CORK will have it's usual bevy.