Knotmeter - March 10, 2017

Knotmeter - March 10, 2017

A last look at our harbour before the expansion begins!

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| March 10: Movie Night

It's P.J. & Pillow night at KYC! Come join us at 6:30PM for our JS Movie Night.
All you need are comfy clothes, comfy chair, and a pillow if you want!


| 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: W/W 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!


| April 22: Liar's Night

Launch is only 2 months away, so let's continue to ramp up that excitement!!!
On Saturday, April 22, the Cruiser's are having their annual dinner and invite all members to come and enjoy a social time to share salty or freshwater boating stories, wonderful dinner, compete challenging boaty quiz to see what you and your table really know about boating trivia, and no you won't be able to use your phones for last minute research. You'll have an opportunity to share boating stories true or false! Let us decide if you've embellished or not! If you have pictures to share, please send them along to Chris Walmsley, our IT guy for the night at

Did I mention there would be prizes?
Cheers and stay tuned!
Your Cruising Friends at KYC


| 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

  • Herb and garlic stuffed chicken supreme with a sundried tomato cream sauce, mini red potatoes and broccoli - $18
  • Omelette: Brie, roasted cherry tomato and basil fritatta, choice of side and toast - $13
  • Weekend Special: Huevos Rancheros - $12

| 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

Concha y Toro is the largest producer of wines from Latin America and is one of the global leaders in its field. It is headquartered in Santiago, Chile.

Concha y Toro produces several varietals. White: Chardonnay, Sauvignon blanc, Semillon, Gewürztraminer Red: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Carmenère

For this month I have chosen a fantastic Carménère,

The Carménère grape is a wine grape variety originally planted in the Médoc region of Bordeaux, France, where it was used to produce deep red wines and occasionally used for blending purposes in the same manner as Petit Verdot. I thought this would be a fantastic follow up wine for those who participated in our French Wine Pairing.

The Carménère is a member of the Cabernet family of grapes, the name "Carménère" originates from the French word for crimson (carmin) which refers to the brilliant crimson colour of the autumn foliage prior to leaf-fall. The grape is also known as Grande Vidure, a historic Bordeaux synonym, although current European Union regulations prohibit Chilean imports under this name into the European Union. Along with Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Malbec and Petit Verdot, Carménère is considered part of the original six red grapes of Bordeaux, France.

Now rarely found in France, the world's largest area planted with this variety is in Chile in South America, with more than 8,800 hectares (2009) cultivated in the Central Valley. As such, Chile produces the vast majority of Carménère wines available today and as the Chilean wine industry grows, more experimentation is being carried out on Carménère's potential as a blending grape, especially with Cabernet Sauvignon.

This Carménère from Concha Y Toro is part of their "Winemaker's Lot" was produced exclusively for the Canadian market, it is is loaded with warm earth, black cherry and fig with a notable campfire complexity. Characterfully dense and seriously structured with plush tannins and touches of spice. Great paired with our Steak or at home with ribs, or veal medallions.


| Corey Lynam

It is with sad hearts that we include this notice of the passing of Corey Lynam. Corey was Head Race Coach at KYC for several years in the 2000s and had a very positive impact on the program and its athletes. He can be directly credited for a lot of the success the program has today.

KYC sends our deepest condolences to his wife Bri, their baby son Iver, and the rest of Corey's family and friends.

On March 4, 2017, we lost a friend, a fellow sailor, a fine coach, a son, a great husband and father. Corey Lynam, 33, was caught in an avalanche while skiing with friends in the Callaghan area, nearby Whistler. Ontario Sailing offers heartfelt condolences to Corey’s family and friends.

Corey Lynam was an accomplished sailor and coach. He raced at several CORK Regattas representing RHYC and RCYC Race Teams. He was a key member of the Queen’s University Sailing Team named MVP Queen’s Sailing Team (Nathan Cowan Trophy) 2004-2005 and again in 2005-2006. He was also Head Coach at Kingston Yacht Club (KYC). In 2007, he was recognized with the Angus (Bud) Roulstone Leadership Award for his fine work and dedication to coaching. Recently, Corey became an accomplished competitive kite-boarder and he was an avid, skilled alpine skier. He and his wife Bri (nee Bri Howard, daughter of long-time CORK Safety Chief Gary Howard) were actually married atop Kicking Horse Ski Resort.

Corey leaves his dear wife Bri, and his baby son Iver. Close friends have set up a legacy fund to support Iver, Corey’s pride and joy. Details and the opportunity to donate are available through following link:

A memorial Facebook page has been created to share memories:

| Robert Davis named Sail Canada February Sailor of the Month

Congratulations to KYC's Robert Davis for being named Sail Canada February Sailor of the Month. Robert just won the 2017 Laser Midwinters East Championships capturing the event win with an 8-point lead ahead of Peru’s Stefano Peschiera. The 50-boat fleet sailed 10 races over the course of 4 days in variable conditions. Davis finished over half of his races in the top three, dominating the leaderboard from start to finish. "I've spent a lot of time training and competing in Clearwater, so I am quite comfortable sailing there," adds Davis. “We saw a good mix of conditions, and I was able to stay consistent over the ten races.” This performance marks Davis’ second midwinters title, placing 1st in 2014 and 2nd to Canadian Olympian Lee Parkhill last year.

While currently training in Spain for an upcoming Eurosaf event, Robert reflects on a mentor, Corey Lynam, who impacted him greatly in his early years of sailing. Corey passed away tragically on March 4th. “Corey was the race team coach at the Kingston Yacht Club when I was 15-17 years old. He was a terrific mentor, someone we all looked up to, and he created an amazing environment for us to learn and develop our passion for the sport of sailing. He will be truly missed.”

| Kingston Harbour Wind Buoy - Donations Requested

CORK, with support of some KYC members, are working with a Queen’s Engineering class to design a wind buoy for the Kingston Harbour. There are three groups of students working on their own prototype designs, to be completed by the end of the current winter semester.

The amount of funding each group gets from their program is only $90 each, so we are looking for members of the sailing community to help increase the total budget of the students to help make the prototypes more viable. (Instruments and microprocessor equipment add up quickly!)

We can’t guarantee the prototype(s) will be ready for full deployment for this summer, but CORK will retain all ownership rights of the design and equipment, so they can be used in future designs.

We hope to build on the students’ work and build this to be a multi-year program with the aim of a permanent solution in the next few years. Eventually we plan to seek alternative forms of funding (grants and sponsorship), but for now we are asking the sailing community to help us give the student program a boost.

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| 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.