Knotmeter - July 28, 2017

Knotmeter - July 28, 2017

Congratulations to Galen Richardson and Jake Adair for their qualification to the Canada Summer Games!

Upcoming Events

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| 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.



Come down to the club and cheer on our KYC Sharkies. Race results will be posted online in the "Sailing / Racing / Regattas" area of our web site. Please contact Robert Weguelin if you are interested in helping with this or future regattas.


| August 18-20: Jazz Cruise Weekend

This year’s “cruise or drive” tour to Picton for the Jazz Festival features a Friday night show with works from Brazilian jazz composer Antonio Carlos Jobim (performed by Gord Sheard and Luanda Jones). Please contact the Regent Theatre ( to get your own tickets.

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 (Aug 18).. We already have about 20 people signed up for this event so if you are interested in joining the group for $30 per person “all in”, just send a message to John Kitney Friday’s dinner is at 6:00 pm at Miss Lily’s Café on Main Street.

Dockage can also be arranged with our group at the Tip of the Bay (sorry – Harbour Park Marina has already been assigned to the first 5 boats)… just include your request in your message to John.


| Wednesday night with Women in Wind

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

  • Roasted chicken supreme with a chorizo smoked paprika tomato sauce, rice pilaf and green beans. - $19
  • Weekend Special: Ham, Swiss and chive quiche - $13
  • Pancakes: Chocolate chip pancakes - $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

| We are halfway through the Summer!

The Junior Sailing Program is at the halfway point for the summer so time is running out to get more summer sailing in! There are still some spaces available -

| Casino Night

Casino Night was a huge success last night. Thank you to all those who attended and enjoyed games of Black Jack, Roulette, and Texas Hold'Em . Thank you to the sponsors for the raffle prizes and table sponsorship. Lastly, the JS Committee would like to thank the Instructor staff led by Grace and Elizabeth who worked hard to make this special event so successful and enjoyable!

Our race teams look awesome in their new gear!! A big thank you goes out to the Keilty family and Marine Outfitters for sponsoring our teams this year!

| Race Team Regattas

Last weekend, all the Race Teams attended away regattas which is always exciting. The Opti and Laser LTR and Race Teams attended Fruitbowl at Hudson Yacht Club, while the 420 LTR and Race Team attended the Four Sisters Regatta at Port Credit Yacht Club.

The Optis sailed well and had fun, highlights were James Fair placing 5th in the Championship Fleet. Jonah Fy and Henry Garrett both got sailed well in Green Fleet and managed to get a couple of bullets! Thank you to Coach Julia!

The Lasers under the guidance of Coach Mike had a great regatta, highlights include Jennifer Cann finishing 9th. Mike reported back that the sailors learnt lots and it was a great build up regatta for Laser Nationals and CORK in a couple weeks time. Thanks Coach Mike for your efforts

With the 420's, Jane Butler / Anna Beyak placed 9th, Grace Augspurger / Ella Rose Panting 24th, Claire Bechard / Anna Lafleur 25th, and Lewis Crighton / Tristan Gervais 30th out of a 50 boat fleet. The 420's are currently finishing up at the North Americans at Buffalo Canoe Club, we wish them well for their last day of racing! Thank you to Coach Naomi for all her hard work with the 420 Team.

| Adventure Sailing

There has been another Adventure Sailing week added for the last week of the summer program – August 21st to 25th. This is a great way to end your summer sailing! Adventure Sailing is 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.


| 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. KYC 420s are able to be used for this fun racing!



Participation: 45+ people from 8 racing sailboats, 4 power boats. Results: 1st Farr 30 (Ruddy), 2nd Signature (Sellens), 3rd Take 5 (Falkson). Other finishers: Teyma (Weguelin), Selene (Vines), Micro Cat (Gibson), Solevento (Deluzio) and Ramble On (Walmsley). The race started in a very light breeze and built enough to get all racers to Jemmett's Landing under sail in in less than 3 hrs with overall finishing separation of less than 15 minutes. This year, the Partridge Bowl goes to the (still to be named) Farr 30 (with grandchildren as crew) but, with the Farr returning to the club early, its contents was shared by the Signature crew (the Sellens sporting matching outfits) with the other racers & celebrants. Many thanks to Chef Neil and Manager Greg for an excellent BBQ ribs & chicken dinner. FYI, Greg took some great individual boat pics on the way down.

| Racing

June-July Thursday series:
PHRF 1: 1st Force 10 (Crowson), 2nd Farr 30 (Hull, Ruddy, Whilby), 3rd Seattle Slewp (Kraszewski)
PHRF 2: 1st Teyma (Weguelin), 2nd Selene (Vines), 3rd Jammin (Martin)

July series:
Shark: 1st Shanti (Boyd), 2nd Shadfly (Raddon), 3rd Cariad (Gummer)

Olson 30 North Americans: 1st Ritalin (Hull) in fleet of 5 boats. Congratulations, Mike and crew!

Shark Worlds in Toronto: 5th JLS (Van Rossem), 8th Shadfly (Raddon), 18th Cariad (Gummer), 33 Inevitable (Wynne-Edwards) in fleet of 47 boats. Well done, gang!

Viper 640 Canadians: 7th Lucky Varment (Colburn) in fleet of 8 boats

The number of Skippers who sail our Community Club (KYC Owned Keelboats) continues to grow. Our C&C 24 'Jessie' is popular and can be reserved to sail during the day and stop overnight (locations such as Cedar Island, Jemmett's Landing or Collins Bay.) Jessie has 25 Skippers who are also Shark Skippers. In total, there are more than 50 Skippers who share our KYC Owned Keelboats using an on-line reservation system which is visible to all members when you log in and click on Community Club. The 2017 Policy and Procedures Manual for KYC Owned Keelboats includes a form to apply to become a Skipper. Link is avaible here.

The Community Club sub-committee of the Sailing Committee invites Skippers to volunteer for the Community Club committee.

| Breakaway J

"Breakaway J" and crew traveled to their second out of town regatta of 2017 last weekend, the Great Lakes J-Fest regatta /Hans Fogh Memorial J/80 Lake Ontario Championship, hosted by ABYC in Toronto.

The "Breakaway J" team was able to to put together a solid 2 days of racing in a very competitive J/80 fleet scoring 1,1, 1, 1, 2 over the five race regatta. In terms of the sailing itself, Saturday was a real mental work out with 2 races sailed in a light/shifty 5-8 knots of breeze after a 5-hour postponement waiting for wind. The Sunday ended up being a physical workout with 3 races sailed in SE 15-20 knots and a significant easterly swell + chop seeing the knotmeter tipping at over 16 knots at times! Sorry to say that the Toronto boats left disappointed ;), but we may see a few visiting J/80's coming to train at KYC next year!

Congratulations to Hugh McGugan and crew Steve Black (KYC - everyone knows Steve), Natalie Tanczak (KYC - Queens Sailing Team) and Barbara Jones (ABYC past commodore) on an outstanding weekend of sailing representing KYC!


| Olson 30 North American Champions

This past weekend many KYC members including Race Officer Ross Cameron and Event chair Tim Garrett took part either as competitors or volunteers in the Etchells Canadians and the Olson 30 North American Championships.

Congratulations to the Olson 30 North American Champions Mike Hull and the Queen's sailing team members Connor MacKenzie, Sam Thompson, Zac Baum, Matti Muru, Clifton Kartner. In 2nd place O Naturel- Bruce Rand, George Jackson, Ann Rand, Ania Krazewski, Shirley Wildenbeast, James Colburn.

The volunteers, Etchells and Olson 30 fleets enjoyed a great Saturday night Band and BBQ at the club.

Thank you to everyone who helped make this event a great success!

| Able Sail Update

'Able Sail Kingston is now half way through its summer program. With over 35 sailors and 9 full and part-time staff it has been a busy and fun 5 weeks! If you would like to volunteer to take people sailing with an instructor on our Sonar, Zest, please email Time commitment would be one morning or afternoon per week. Able Sail would like to send a huge thanks to Brad, Cole, Nick, Sean the rest of the KYC staff for making the "temporary" docks wheelchair accessible! See you on the water!'

| 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.