Knotmeter - July 21, 2017

Knotmeter - July 21, 2017

Congratulations John Lowther and Paul Switzer!

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The event is a classic chase race from the KYC clubhouse (start times ranging from 11:00 - 11:45 am) to our Wolfe Island property at Jemmett's Landing, with the victor receiving the Partridge Bowl and its contents (i.e. lots of good gin), followed by a chicken and rib ($25) and assorted festivities. Please email with your reservations.

The Orange Peel will be making the trip on Saturday and can take several members there (departing the club gas dock shortly after 11:30 am) and back (departing Jemmett's Landing early evening and arriving back at the club an hour later). For race details please refer to the "Sailors Handbook".

Please sign up with Greg so we can plan food accordingly.


| August 6: Mackinnon Brothers Brewery Tour

Please Join us for our Mackinnon Brothers Brewery Tour and Lunch on Sunday, August 6th!

Our Plan is to Sail / Drive to the Bath Docks for 11.30am. From there we will enjoy a Hay Wagon Ride to their facility. The plan is to tour the plant and enjoy a great lunch from Chef Neil (who will also be sailing over on his boat). The cost is $30p.p. for the tour and lunch.

To sign up, or for more details, please contact Greg or by phone 613.548.3052 by Aug 2nd.


| 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

  • Garlic and herb stuffed chicken supreme with creme fraiche mashed potatoes and sundried tomato cream sauce - $19
  • Omelette: Roasted red peppers, spinach and chevre - $13
  • Weekend Special: Western sandwich - $10

| Beer of the Week

The Tom Green Beer milk stout is going blonde for the summer! Tom Green Summer Stout is made with organic fairtrade coffee and cacao nibs for roasty and rich accents in a sun-kissed blonde edition of our award-winning milk stout.

History & Style

A blonde stout (also known as a golden stout) achieves an almost magical juxtaposition of appearance and experience, by infusing a brilliant, clear golden ale with stout-like aromas and flavours of coffee and cacao. A mild sweetness is contributed by the lactose that gives milk stout its signature character.

Tasting Notes

Tom Green Summer Stout pours clear yellow with white foam. Coffee and cacao provide aroma. The mocha flavour notes are supplemented by subtle berry nuances. The finish is mildly sweet and lingering

| Wine of the Month

2015 Zinck, Riesling Vin d' Alsace

Their wines typify this glorious region with their purity of fruit, depth and minerality. They are dry wines that adapt better to food than any wines I can remember, and will go well with Chef Neils Garlic Herb Stuffed Supreme Weekend Dinner Feature.

The English version of their website is almost as hard to read as their wines are easy to drink, but the heart of the matter is this. Paul brings to his work years of experience and a dedication to the tried and true traditions of Alsace winemaking. In turn, his son Phillipe incorporates his years of learning and the best of modern winemaking techniques. In the end, rather than a fist-fight, they have arrived at a harmonious and balanced approach to making great wine. If you think this is all talk, try a bottle. I have found that silences all the critics. These are wines of rare quality and the prices we are able to pass on give testament to the fact that great value can still be found in France. The winery is located in Eguisheim. The Eichberg vineyard is planted on calcareous clay soils situated mid-slope. The tangy mineral and steel notes sit well alongside primary flavours of grapefruit, apple and lime. There is subtle power and concentration here, hidden behind a veil of lifting acidity.

Junior Sailing

| Junior Sailing

As we are nearing the end of July, the Junior Sailors are very busy! Coming up next week we are excited for Cedar Island Day on Tuesday, our Youth Regatta on Thursday, Casino Night Thursday evening, and Junior Awards on Friday! There are still some spaces available for sailors in August but they are disappearing quickly!

| Casino Night

Casino Night is in less than a week and the instructor staff has been working hard to make it another fun filled night! Invite your family, friends, and fellow sailors down on Thursday, July 27, 2017 at 7:00pm to support the Junior Sailing program and enjoy games of Black Jack, Roulette, and Texas Hold'Em. Tickets are available now in the Junior Sailing office or at the door for $25 each. We are still welcoming any donations for our raffle prizes, so if members have anything to donate please contact, it is greatly appreciated! Hope to see you there!

| 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! -


| 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


KYC Sharkies are currently competing in the Shark Worlds in Toronto. Current placings (in the fleet of 47 boats), after 7 races are: 5th JLS (Peter Van Rossem), 6th Shadfly (Steve Raddon), 19th Cariad (Melodie Gummer), 33rd Inevitable (Robin Wyunne-Edmards). Go team KYC!

KYC boats were away racing in EYC 2017 at Oswego Yacht Club last week. Force 10 (Bob Crowson) finished 9th and Seattle Slewp (Peter Kraszewski) 15th in a fleet of 19 boats, Unfortunately, Teyma (Robert Weguelin) was forced to leave the USA shortly after arriving by overzealous (but misguided) Border Patrol.


Upcoming regattas being hosted by KYC include Shark Canadians in Aug 12-13 and Albacore North Americans Aug 25-27. If you would like to help out, either on shore or on the water, for either of these regattas please contact

| 2017-2018 Canadian National Team Announced

Some familiar faces in the 2017-2018 Canadian National Team. Congratulations Robert Davis, Pat Wilson, and Arie Moffat, along with the rest of the team.

For the full article please see

| Force 10 at EYC

EYC in Oswego NY

After three challenging days of racing, Force 10 finished first in Division 1!

Thursdays long distance race started off windy, but then quite down to tough wavy conditions with less wind, but we managed a 2nd in our fleet, and 5th out of ~20 spinnaker boats.

Friday only saw one race with a huge shift that left the race course in beam-reach condition in both directions before dying completely.

Saturday saw winds approaching 20 knots, with big lake swells, otherwise known as Force 10 conditions. We were clean ahead in 1st for both races to claim the title.

KYC is on deck to host EYC in July of 2018, and we are already starting to think of how best to represent our club and our city. Very soon we will need to get a committee together to start planning for a successful event.


| Soling Results

Due to high water this year the model boat fleet has been grounded, however they have not been idle.

Paul Switzer went to Toronto in the Spring and won the Soling Canadian Championship for the third year in a row. Congratulations Paul.

This past weekend the Solings raced in the Hudson Summer Regatta and John Lowther came away with a victory. Congratulations John.

It doesn't seem to matter the size of the boat but KYC sailors appear to excel where ever they sail.


| Small Club of the Year Award!

In June, the club was awarded the Canadian Society of Club Managers Small Club of the Year Award (for clubs with total revenues under $2 million). Kingston Yacht Club general manager Greg McNab was honoured to win the award, presented to affiliated clubs that showed significant innovation, leadership and social responsibility.

“I have been at the club for three years and since Day 1 it was a part of my ambition to get Kingston Yacht Club as a winner for club-of-the-year award,” McNab said.

After submitting its nomination, McNab said he believed the club had a strong year in terms of community involvement, environmental stewardship, hosting exceptional events and their leadership development.

“We have some exceptional athletes here at the club, our food and beverage is fantastic, and I just kind of wanted to let the world know, and Kingston know especially, about how good we are down here,” McNab said.

Over the past year, the Kingston Yacht Club has attempted to build a positive atmosphere down at the water for everyone. The club hosts picnics throughout the year and yoga every Wednesday night, and McNab is hoping to change people’s idea of the waterfront.

“Many people think of private clubs as something that is not attainable, and people also think that just because it’s a yacht club, you have to have a boat to be a member down here, and that’s not the case whatsoever,” he said.

In terms of hosting events, Kingston has developed to become a hotbed for competitions. From July 7-9, it hosted the Viper 640 Canadian Championship, and the 49er and 49erfx Junior World Championships from June 28 to July 2.

McNab also stressed the club’s partnership with CORK Kingston. At CORK’s 49er and 49er FX North American Championships in June, Olympic hopefuls Mariah Millen and Ali ten Hove from the Kingston Yacht Club came second in the women’s 49er FX fleet.

One area many wouldn’t associate with a yacht club is food and beverage sales. With revenue doubling over the past two years, McNab said the club has turned that area around.

With the club having one of the few waterfront patios in the city, McNab said “a lot of members and guests have a great time coming down here for lunch and dinner on a daily basis and just enjoying downtown Kingston.”

By winning Club of the Year, McNab said he is looking for potential membership growth. While other marinas are seeing a decline in size, the Kingston Yacht Club has built 11 new docks and is upgrading 13 more. As a result, McNab believes it has great potential to add more people and boats.

With a strong junior sailing program that runs throughout July and August, McNab said the club wants to educate and promote the benefits sailing can offer Kingston’s residents.

Over the next few years, McNab said the club is looking to do more in terms of community involvement. “We are starting to reap the rewards of that, so it’s just kind of continuing that in terms of sailing, in terms of food and beverage, in terms of fine dining and in terms of community involvement and events.”

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