Knotmeter - June 30, 2017

Knotmeter - June 30, 2017

Join KYC in celebrating Canada's 150th with Sailpast and an excellent BBQ hosted by Chef Neil!

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| July 1:Canada Day

Canada Day 150 is tomorrow!!!

Please join us at the Club for our Annual Canada Day BBQ (4 - 8pm). Then stay & enjoy Kingston's Fireworks from the new centre dock or at the breakwall! Always a great day at the Club. We are will also be participating in Kingston's Canada Day Sailpast! (see poster for additional details).


| JULY 1: Canada Day Sail Past

For the City of Kingston's Canada Day 150 Sailpast, boats will gather near KYC Mark "S" around 12:45 and be led by the Orange Peel past the dignitaries viewing stand at the end of Crawford Dock (just past City Marina before the Holiday Inn) around 13:00. The Orange Peel will be broadcasting & listening on VHF channel 71. IT should be an exciting day on the water with a variety of sailboats and motor craft participating!

It should be an exciting day on the water with a variety of sailboats and motor craft participating!

The Route:


After the Sailpast, there's a BBQ at KYC from 4 - 7:30 pm, followed by the City's fireworks show later in the evening!






| August 5-7: KYC Waupoos Rendezvous

The KYC Cruising Fleet will be gathering from all directions for a rendezvous at Waupoos Marina again this Civic Holiday Weekend. We have reserved slips for up to 16 boats and can get more space if we know in advance. There are also opportunities to camp for those of you who have jumped to an airstream or fifth wheel (you know who you are ;-) ). Our plans are for a laid back weekend enjoying each other’s company with potential for wine and/or cheese excursions.

Saturday August 5:

Converge on Waupoos from multiple directions. Boats will be coming from Kingston, Gunnar’s fleet of extended cruisers from Oswego, and others, including Signature, from points west.

Saturday is the Shirley Homer Race for boats from various Quinte clubs and they let us join in to play last year. They will be holding their festivities under the roof on shore Saturday night and we will have a progressive supper on the dock.

Progressive Supper: We will take turns visiting around the fleet for tapas as the evening advances. Everybody will get a chance to play host, and we can all get to know a little more about each other’s boats. BYOB, details to follow.

Sunday August 6:

A lazy day in the County. Those feeling less lazy will have the opportunity for a winery or cheese factory visit, pub lunch or whatever takes their fancy.

BBQ Dinner and Dance: Under the roof starting about 6. Bring your meat, drink, and a salad to share. We’ll also need table cloths, utensils, etc. but the BBQs will be there ;-) Dance music to follow for as long as we can stay awake…

Monday August 7:

Return to KYC. It isn’t a race. It really isn’t. But we will assign start times for each boat in the fleet and the first one between KYC mark P and the flagpole will get some kind of bragging rights at the cruisers’ dinner next winter.

If you are interested, please email Rick Sellens with boat name, length, beam, draft, and number of people. If you let us know your port and date of departure, we can let the rest of the fleet know who’s coming from which direction. If you have requests for the music, make sure they get to us so they can be included in the evening on Sunday.

Register before July 21 to be sure of getting a slip.


| August 18, 19, 20: Jazz Cruise Weekend

This year’s “cruise or drive” tour to Picton for the Jazz Festival features a Friday night show at the Regent Theatre with general audience appeal. This has been a popular event for many years and once again KYC members have “first chance” on a block of excellent seats for the Friday, August 18th show featuring the work of Brazilian jazz composer Antonio Carlos Jobim (performed by Gord Sheard and Luanda Jones). For more information visit

There’s lots to do in the Picton area – so it’s not just about the jazz. To begin with, we will hold our traditional BYO dinner on Friday night at Miss Lily’s Café. Show tickets at the Regent are $42 each and the pre-show dinner is expected to be about $30 all in! (more on the dinner later). You are welcome to participate in one or both events.

Jazz concert tickets for August 18th should be reserved right now through the club, by contacting the office at KYC (613-548-3052) or emailing - Tickets will be charged to your club account and John Kitney will get these to you before the event. Harbour mooring will also be arranged for those who are interested, along with a second evening outing on Saturday night still in the works (perhaps another Festival Players live theatre production like we did last year). Please let John know that you have ordered your jazz concert tickets ( so that he can survey participants for interest in the other weekend activities.


| 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

  • Chicken and vegetable stir-fry with basmati rice and peanut sauce - $18
  • Omelette: Broccoli and swiss - $13
  • Weekend Special: Ham and cheddar quiche with farm gate salad - $12

| Beer of the Week

This week we are featuring something from Beau's that we have been tryring to get our hands on for some time!

Beau’s Brewery is welcoming the long days and long evening shadows of summer with two new beers that play off each other like day and night. Called “Buenos Dias”. This beer features organic lime juice, lime and orange peel, and sea salt.

Beau’s Gruit Series takes inspiration from centuries-old brewing tradition; a time before the Bavarian Purity Act of 1516 declared that all beer be made solely with barley, hops and water. In gruit ale, herbs, spices and other botanicals replace a dominant hop character, throwing the door open to experimentation. Released four times a year during solstices and equinoxes, each gruit in the series has a unique combination of ingredients and flavours.

The aroma of Buenos Dias offers pronounced citrus notes, with subtle coriander undercurrents. Zippy lime flavour is accented with a wicking salt edge in the mouthfeel. The finish is quick, clean and dry.

| Wine of the Month

Cazal Viel Syrah Rose

Cazal Viel Rose is a fresh and lively wine from the Languedoc-Roussillon reigon of France. Built on the ruins of ancient Roman an villa, Chateau Cazal Viel's land has a rich history of wine production stretching back as far as the year 1202 when the monks of the local Abbaye de Fontcaude used this site to cultivate their wine. Following the French Revolution in 1789 the Miquel family acquired the estate and began a family legacy of wine production that continues today.

Our wine of the month has a delicate pink colour with a blend of 85% Syrah & 15% Cinsault grape, This wine has invigorating red fruit flavours with round, mellow structure and a fresh and lively finish make this a perfect rose to accompany a meal or as a refreshing beverage all on it's own.

Junior Sailing

| Summer Sailing

Summer Camp Classes and race teams start up this Monday July 3rd. The Junior Sailing coaching team is very excited to see everyone on Monday - We are looking forward to a great summer!


| Adventure Sailing

Junior Sailing has introduced a new course called Adventure Sailing for sailors 11-17 years old, interested in getting out on the water without a focus on racing. Sailors will learn basic sailing knowledge, gain confidence on the water and get to try out all different types of boats, such as 420s, FJs, and sharks. Check out the video we posted on our Facebook page for more information: Facebook Video
Spaces are filling up very quickly, so tell your friends and family to sign up soon if they want to join us at Junior Sailing for the summer! -



KYC is offering the Start Keelboat Sailing qualification which is an entry level course that builds basic keelboat sailing skills. This course is recommended for those with little boating or sailing experience that want to experience sailing on a keelboat and begin to build basic sailing skills in a relaxed environment and at a comfortable pace. This is a great opportunity to do some of your own sailing and further your understanding of your son or daughter's sailing. Sign up has just been released so sign up before the classes begin to fill up -

If you have any questions, please contact KYC Sailing Manager James Rountree via:


| Dinghy Racing - Monday Nights

Dinghy Race Night continues this coming Monday. Meet at KYC at 5:00pm to rig for a 5:30 skippers meeting and 6:00pm first race. We look forward to fun races with Coach James, Coach Grace and the other JS Coaches!


| Racing

All remaining Race Committee duty slots have been assigned and skippers notified by email.

The PHRF I fleet is looking for a new fleet co-captain. The role involves representing the fleet in club racing matters and participating in the Sailing Committee, which meets monthly. If you or someone you know might be interested in the role, please contact

We have increasing uptake on use the raceQs app and web site. RaceQs allows us to record or race tracks for post-race viewing. See for details.


The Community Club boats, including Jessie (a C&C 25) and Sharks are now available for racing by club members. This is a great chance for non-boat owning members to experience the wonders of racing! Thanks to Peter French, Brad and the gang for getting these boats in shape for the coming year.

| 49er and 49er FX North American Championships

CORK First events of the summer! 49er and 49er FX North American Championships and the 29er Canadian Championships June 22-25th

Local athletes that competed this past weekend
Jake Adair (placed 2nd overall)

49er and 49er FX North American Championships

49er FX (women’s Olympic class boat)
1ST place and the 49er FX North American Champions
Erin Rafuse and Danielle Boyd representing Canada won the Frank Bethwaite Cup
Alexandra TEN HOVE (KYC)

6th place
Arielle MORGAN (KYC)


49er (men’s Olympic Class boat)
11th place

A special award was presented Sunday to the youngest sailors in the fleet:

Natasha Bryant representing Australia and Nate Colburn representing Canada (KYC)
They both showed tremendous perseverance and determination especially given the breezy conditions this regatta!

2nd place overall in the 29er Canadians

Ali Ten Hove (sail # CAN 821), Nate and Cameron Colburn (CAN 906) compete in the 49er and 49erFX Junior World Championships

Racing Thurs-Sun with medal races Sun afternoon.


| 1000 Island Alerts

The 1000 Island National Parks has detailed listing of the many facility restrictions and property closures due to the high water levels we are experinecing this year.

We recommend to all to review prior to heading down river (details are updated regularly for each Island).


| Small Club of the Year Award!

| Computer Equipment Donation

Do you have old tablets or computers that need a new home?

We are working on upgrading our wind/ weather displays as well as providing more technology to our Junior Sailing program (for showing on water video)

Help us out! We are looking for the following:
* Flat Screen monitors
* Monitor Mounts
* Windows PCs (old business computers with Windows 7 Pro or better, preferred)
* Macs and iPads

If you have anything which might be suitable to donate, please email