Knotmeter - April 7, 2017

Knotmeter - April 7, 2017

CURRENTS is coming!
The next edition of CURRENTS, the KYC newsletter that covers topics in more detail, is to be published next week! This edition, written by Ron Hodges, our Director of Finance, in consultation with General Manager Greg McNab, will deal with Club Finances. Watch your mail...

Upcoming Events

Full Calendar of Events »

| April 7: CORK TGIF

Friday April 7th, Join the CORK team for this annual TGIF. Munchies start at 5:30


| April 8: CORK AGM

Saturday April 8, 2017 Social and lunch at 12:30. AGM starting at 1pm.


| 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 19: The Princess Bridge: A Live Staged Reading

This beloved classic fairytale begins with a grandfather reading his favorite book "The Princess Bride" to his hard-to-impress grandson. This book, he promises, has everything - "Fencing. Fighting. Torture. Revenge. Giants. Monsters. Chases. Escapes. True love. Miracles." - and all that he promised comes to life before the boy’s enchanted eyes as his grandfather reads him the adventures of Buttercup, the most beautiful woman in the world, and Westley, the man she loves.

Tickets: $10 in advance / $12 at the door

Kingstown players are offering all Kingston Yacht Club members a 10% off discount for all shows ordered online. Tockets can be purchased at with the discount code YACHTCLUB


| 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

| April 26: Women in Wind Night out with Chef Neil

Please join us Wednesday, April 26th at 5:30 for the Women in Wind's Night out with Chef Neil. For further details, please email Greg at


| April 29: Scotch tasting dinner

Back by popular demand! The Scotch Tasting Dinner always sells out fast! Cocktails begin at 6:30 with dinner starting at 7:00. Please sign up and reserve your tickets by emailing Greg at


| 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 17: Women in Wind "Meet and Greet"


| May 27: 2017 Cruising Event

| Every Wednesday night...

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


| YOGA AT KYC With Norah Greatrix!

Come down to KYC for yoga, every Wednesday!

  • Where: Partridge Room (Upstairs), KYC
  • When: 1545h, every Wednesday, classes formally start at 1600h.
  • Cost: The cost is $10 per session (which we will be happy to apply to your account)
  • What to Bring: Mat, comfortable clothes & H2O (A mat can be arranged in advance if you need, please contact Norah for this and with any questions pertaining to what will be covered in class).


| Weekend Features

  • 10 oz Enright cattle co. Ribeye with mushroom blue cheese cream sauce, mini red potatoes, and green beans - $25

Both our Beer of the Week and Wine of the Month will pair well with this dinner feature!

  • Omelette: Broccoli and cheddar - $12
  • Weekend Special: Croissant breakfast sandwich: scrambled egg, chorizo, avocado slices, salsa and jack cheese - $14

| Beer of the Week

Skeleton Park: Grätz 5:

A crisp, refreshing Grätzer style ale. This truly ancient ale dates back to the 15th century when the Persian Empire controlled parts of northern Europe. The style of beer almost completely disappeared when the last Grätzer brewery in Poland closed down in 1929. Earlier, a version of the style made its way to the Southern Ontario region and was popular in the early 1800’s when prohibition managed to snuff out its production in Ontario and hasn’t been seen again... until now.

Tasting notes:

Earthy and subtly smokey on the nose. Bright and vibrant. Notes of biscuits, vanilla and honey followed through with a slight hint of oak smokiness that finishes clean.


| Wine of the Month

Get out your vegetable-tanned ponchos and hemp shopping bags, we’re going organic for the month (I thought it would be fitting as Earth Day is coming up (April 22)). Not because pesticides are bad for us. Rather, because I believe – and studies are showing that wine made from organically grown grapes is better tasting than it's given credit for, and it should be given credit. Does organic wine taste better? The scientific answer: Yes.

I wanted to introduce you to the Torres family who are arguably one of the most recognizable names in Spanish wine. Torres was founded in 1870 and is 100% family owned. They also have vineyards in Central Valley, Chile which is where this great Cabernet Sauvignon is located. Their vineyard is located between the Pacific and the Andres Mountains and comes from certified organic vineyards where viticulture methods respect the environment.

Las Mulas, Cabernet Sauvgnon

Deep ruby in colour; subtle aromas of raspberry and cassis, with notes of mint and spice; dry, with medium body, low acidity and fine-textured, supple tannins; flavours of cassis and raspberry, supported by vanilla, and savoury notes of spice and mint; fruit flavours linger on a lengthy finish.


| Mooring Allocations

The Mooring Committee has released the final 2017 mooring allocations. All members can view the mooring diagram by clicking here. (please note this diagram will be updated as we make minor changes approaching launch)


| 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.