Knotmeter - March 24, 2017

Knotmeter - March 24, 2017

James Roundtree - KYC Sailing Manager for LTS (JS/ALTS) & KYC race program(s)

We at KYC are very excited to welcome James Roundtree to our LTS & KYC Race Programs. James comes to us via New Zealand and will be joining our team on May 1st

A Bit about James:

James has completed a double degree of Bachelor of Sport and Recreation and a Bachelor of Business at AUT University, which has enabling him to expand his knowledge, interest and passion for coaching. In addition to Sailing, James has gained valuable coaching experience through swimming as well as skiing.

Currently, James just completed a position as the Junior Sailing Director of Severn Sailing Association (SSA) in Annapolis (he left this position at the end of January due to visa expiration). James will be an enormous asset to KYC bringing in years of World experiences. As he settles in with our Club, his main objectives for the season will be to assist our Head Instructor (Grace) with the day to day operations of the JS Department while overseeing the high performance and race teams, ensuring our Junior Program is successful. James will also have a pivotal role with our ALTS program(s) as well as being our RMC for Member Race Nights and weekend racing. James will also offer his assistance with the organization of Wednesday Night Dingy sailing. If this is not enough, I am sure Ken, Ze and Matt (with their respective committees) will find additional ways to keep him busy.

We are proud and excited to have James join our team. When you are down during launch or thereafter, please find a moment to stop in and say “Hi” and welcome him to KYC.

Management / LTS (ALTS & JS) Committee / Sailing Committee

Upcoming Events

Full Calendar of Events »

| March 30: Junior Sailing Info Night

Begins at 7:00PM. Come learn about the summer program.


| April 12: Women in Wind - 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 13: Sailor's Evening

Starting at 7 pm, upstairs in the Partridge Room, the evening will include presentation & distribution of the printed Sailors' Handbook, an update on the new Racing Rules, and Race Committee duty lottery/sign-up.


| April 21: JS Movie Night

The movie starts at 6:00PM. We will be showing Captain Ron. Bring your own pillow and join us for popcorn and a movie.


| 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.


| May 27: 2017 Cruising Event

| Every Wednesday night...

We will continue to meet every Wednesday evening in the spring after yoga with Norah 4-5pm. Join us for social time directly after yoga for drinks, dinner etc.


| Online Payments

Please be advised that members with credit cards on file will be billed this Tuesday, March 28th. If you intend to utilize our new Online Payments system, please send payment before 5:00PM Monday to ensure your credit card is not billed. If you would like more information on this new system, please contact John at


| Membership Drive - 1 for 1

Last year we had a Member Campaign which we called "1 for 1" it was a call out to all members to bring in a guest to the Club and show them all the good things KYC has to offer! We would like to offer this challenge to the membership once again this year!

We had a very successful membership drive last season and with the assistace of our membership, we weclomed 84 new members to KYC last year. During our campaign (if you recall), every member who nominated someone new had their name placed in a draw which took place at the AGM (with the winner being Rick Sellens). We encourage everyone to partake in this years challenge and help us acheive my personal goal of welcoming in 100 new members this year!

We are well on the way to a great season by already having 14 new members join the Club for the 2017 season. Please find below a list of these new members as well as members who assisted the Club in showing these new members what a great place KYC is!

    Keld Jensen - Proposed by Ted Ison and John Lowther
    Ryan Heath
    Mike Black
    Keith MacInnes - Proposed by Mageara Fitzpatrick and Terri Hodges
    Michael LePage
    Alexandria Cushing
    Scott Davis
    Tayte Stefaniuk - Proposed by Rosemary Wilson
    David More - Proposed by Ralph Shaw and Magaera Fitzpatrick
    Berthold Berman
    Sue Brown-Stevenson - Proposed by Heidi Colburn
    Gillian Watt
    John Donihee
    Keith MacInnes - Proposed by Megaera Fitzpatrick and Terri Hodges


| Weekend Features

  • Roasted chicken supreme with a chorizo, green olive tomato sauce, aged cheddar mashed potatoes and green beans - $19
  • Omelette: Spanish omelette with chorizo, potato, tomato and cilantro - $13
  • Weekend Special: Croque Monsieur - $13

| 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.


| Women in Wind Fireside Chat

Women in Wind were honoured to have Danielle Boyd, Arielle Morgan, and Ali ten hove join us for a fireside chat to talk about their sailing experiences. In words and pictures they gave us a glimpse into the extraordinary world of elite athletes - both the highs and the lows. Their experiences have obviously formed memories that will last a lifetime and have shaped them into the remarkable women they have become. We are all very proud of their considerable accomplishments and wish them continued success in their future endeavours.


| Mooring Allocations

The Mooring Committee has released the final 2017 mooring allocations. All members can view the mooring diagram by clicking here.


| Sailor's Handbook Online

The online handbook is now available under the SAILING/RACING area of our web site. The handbook includes details on our club racing & regatta events calendar and Sailing Instructions, as well as summer plans for the Cruising, Women In Wind and Radio Controlled activity areas.


| Attention KYC Racing Skippers

It is time to make sure your PHRF-LO certificate measurements are accurate. If you have a new boat or new sail(s), they must be measured before we can issue or renew your PHRF-LO certificates. PHRF-LO certificates are required at KYC to race in either the PHRF I or PHRF II fleets. Sail Measurement night will be Tuesday April 25, 2017 between 1700 and 1900 hours. It takes about 15 minutes. Please contact Rob Colwell at to reserve your slot.

PHRF-LO Spring Training Seminar
Saturday March 25, 2017 from 1000-1600hrs at the Prince Edward Yacht Club, 30 Fairfield Street, Picton ON K0K2T0. The seminar is open to all but targeted for those who are PHRF-LO Handicappers or who are interested in becoming a PHRF-LO handicapper. Topics include:

    The Handicapping Process
    Sail Measurements and Boat Inspections
    The Handicapper’s Worksheet
    Role of PHRF-LO Office

There is no cost and lunch will be provided, so if you want to “look behind the PHRF-LO curtain” please contact PHRF-LO Administration (e-mail: or call (800) 488-9885 to register. Please contact Rob Colwell (613) 547-0388 if you want to carpool.


| 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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| A free offer from CORK

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.