Knotmeter - May 5, 2017

Knotmeter - May 5, 2017

I would like to thank all of our Secret Scotch Society members who participated to make the Scotch Tasing Night a great success!

Upcoming Events

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| May 14: Mothers Day Brunch


| May 16: Racing Starts!

The KYC Racing Season will begin on May 16th this year.


| May 17: Women in Wind "Meet and Greet"

| Every Wednesday night...

Women in Wind 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.


| 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

  • Bulgogi Flank steak with house made Kim Chi, mirin glazed green beans and wild rice pilaf - $24
  • Omelette: Mushrooms, Asiago and Chives - $12
  • Weekend Special: Quiche Lorraine - $13

| Beer of the Week

Bodacious Blueberry Blonde Ale

Packing an awesome - gnarly - radical punch is this latest creation from Broadhead called Bodacious Blueberry Blonde Ale. When you take a sip of this one, you'll be reminded that summer is about to be here! Watch out - there's a wallop of Blueberry flavour and aroma in a clear golden blonde ale. This beer has been brewed with fresh - picked local blueberries from Canaan Blueberres which is located just outside Ottawa!

| Wine of the Month

I have been saving this launch for our Boat Launch! I am a HUGE FAN of a good Chianti, and I know this one will not disappoint! For when you say “Italian wine” and you say Chianti.

It is the most commonly consumed wine in Italy, and interestingly, the most commonly consumed Italian wine in the world, Chianti is emblematic of what Italy means to the world of wine. Chianti is a red wine that comes from Tuscany, but can contain small amounts of white grapes during blending. This is not the case with Chianti Classico, which must be solely made from red Sangiovese grapes (fresh cherry, strawberries, and red plum pleasure the senses when enjoying this wine). Winemakers have spent the last couple of decades trying to change the old image of Chianti: Wine bottles in wicker basket, interestingly also called fiascoes. They've done so by producing very nice wines through state of the art growing and fermentation techniques..

Chanit is not considered to age well, and loses steam quickly. Find the youngest bottle you can to get the most out of its vibrance. This wine is versatile and its high acidity allows it to be eaten with a wide range of foods. Enjoy Chianti best with fast food, pizza, red pasta, and salami sandwiches.

The Chianti I have chosen is Castiglioni Chianti, which is a deep ruby red with purplish highlights. Notes of small red-berry fruits like mulberry and currant insinuate themselves on the nose, while the ripe plum is perfectly in tune with fragrant violet and geranium. The palate is smooth, warm and elegantly balanced. A long, harmonious finish, good persistency, with a lightly spicy aftertaste.

Full-flavored dishes such as meat-sauced pappardelle, and roast chicken as well, sautéed beef with vegetables, and medium-aged cheeses. A perfect pairing with this weekend’s dinner special! “Bulgogi Flank steak with house made Kim Chi”

I hope you enjoy! Let the staff (or me) know what you think!


| Launch 2017- The Deluge Edition

See our Launch Day Video at

What can one say when the crane shows up four hours late, but ALL the volunteers stick around to do the jobs. I can ask this, “Is this a great Club, or what?” It’s a great Club! Nothing “or what” about it! It makes us feel proud to be a part of it. A notable accomplishment- getting somewhat…routine?? Once we got things rolling, we launched all the boats with clockwork timing, and marched through the order, right to the T- dock, which we dipped at 1750. We were under 5.5 hours for the whole operation. Thursday’s "masts up" was, as well, excuted with pin point precision.

While the whole thing is choreographed, mapped out and ordered, and having the new docks is a huge time saver, none of this goes off without troops of volunteers.

Hat’s off to you all. It is very gratifying to acknowledge the day long dedication of all the volunteers with a special nod to a few who never stopped. Special mention to those “unofficial” volunteers who came out of the brightwork and helped out too. The volunteer team is composed of many. We are skilled. We are happy. We are “hookers”: Ross Cameron, Bob Story, Robert Wegulin, Tom Moynihan, Anders Connidis Brown, “liners”: Jim Beatson and Rick Sellens (eminently capable up pushing a rope upstream), boat rats and deSlingers: Andrew Kelm, Chris Currie, Ken Martin, Mike Charette, sling shuttlers: Graham Mutch, Don Currie, signallers: “apprentice"Kevin Deluzio, Peter Cohrs, our most able herder and timer team, Laura Tattersall and Mary Wilson resp’y, volunteers-at-large, Peter French, Steve Harrison, Rob Crothers, Kate SImpson, John Kitney, our towboaters Brad and Cole and most possibly others, who if I have not remembered your name (or occupation)… thirty lashes.. you are heartily ackwnowledged.

Thanks also to all our boat owners, who have worked with the Harbour Committee (read, Ross C.) to temporarily relocate while the harbour undergoes a major upgrade. Next week, your harbour will be transformed. The original centre dock, now more than 20 years old will be repaired and re-anchored. We will be inserting sixty!! feet of new centre dock and finger docks, and the centre dock will be newly and fully electrified. On the east breakwall, a new “W” dock will be installed, replacing the med moorings. Your harbour will have undergone these upgrades as well as the reinforcing of the inner east harbour wall and east armourstone last fall.

Building and rebuilding for the present and more importantly, for the future!

Again, thanks to ALL who have helped out in all these vital initiatives!
We are proud of you all.

See you on the water.

Peter Cohrs,
Rear Commodore.


| Robert Davis Article

| New Dock Update

As you can see from the photo (above) or posted in the Clubhouse, you can see the docks are on schedule and will be arriving Monday mid afternoon for installation! We will have a very busy week starting Tuesday with installation getting uderway. Alghough we welcome anyone to come down and see the progression during the week, we would also like to caution everyone that this will be a construction zone for the bettter part of the week.


The "2017 Sailors' Handbook" was introduced at the recent Sailors' Evening and printed copies distributed. The handbook includes details on Racing (events and Sailing Instructions), Cruising, Women In Wind, and Radio Controlled sailing programs at KYC. Additional copies of the handbook are available at the office/bar.



The Race Committee duties for all of May and most of June were assigned at the Sailors' Meeting. Each racing boat has a yearly obligation to perform 2 race committee duties on evening races and/or weekend events between May and September. Current assignments can be viewed online at "Sailing / Racing / Race Committee Duty" on KYC web site. Send email to to request/modify an assignment.



A limited number of copies of the new "2017-2020 Racing Rules of Sailing" handbook are available at the office/bar for $22. They can also be purchased online at Sail Canada's web site.