Knotmeter - August 10, 2017

Knotmeter - August 10, 2017

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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.

Several Shark participants are still looking for boat billets. If you are able to assist, please contact the office.


| 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.


| August 26: wolfe island race

This long distance race is around Wolfe Island, and this year will have 2 potential intermediate finishing points, one at Bear Point and the other at Quebec head, permitting a completed race even in the case of light air conditions. A change to the SIs will be posted in the near future.


| Wednesday night with Women in Wind

Women in Wind will continue to meet every Wednesday after yoga with Norah 4-5pm. Join us for a sail and stay for social time for a swim, drinks, dinner etc..


| YOGA AT KYC With Norah Greatrix!

Come down to KYC for yoga, every Wednesday!

  • Where: Please meet at front doors. Location will be determined based on weather
  • 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 roasted garlic mashed potatoes, green beans and a sundried tomato cream sauce - $19
  • Weekend Special: Huevos Rancheros - $12
  • Omlette: Brie, cherry tomatoes and basil frittata. - $13

| Beer of the Week

This week we are featuring beer from a soon to open Brewery in Kingston.

Moroccan Brown Ale From Spearhead Breweries

This American brown ale has flavours inspired by the Maghreb reigion of North-West Africa. Made with dates, figs, raisins & a dash of cinnamon this unique Brown Ale is unfiltered and naturally carbonated with complex flavours and aromas of plum, brown sugar and dried fruit. Ideally paired with grilled or roasted meat, sharp cheese or decadent desserts. Try one with our house made burgers or a steak grilled to perfection, Cheers.

| Wine of the Month

Junior Sailing


Fall Training allows sailors to extend their sailing season and gain more structured, meaningful time on the water. This allows sailors to improve their sailing skills while further developing their passion for sailing. Fall Sailing will occur on Tuesdays and Sundays for the month of September and just into October. For the LTR and Race Team sailors, CORK will be the focus regatta. For the CANSail 3 & 4, time on the water with effective coaching and reviewing checklists is the focus.


James Hickey:
James will be entering his fourth year at Queen’s University this fall as a student of Political Science and Global Development. Born and raised in Kingston Ontario, this will be James’ fourteen summer as part of the Kingston Yacht Club junior sailing community and sixth summer coaching. After sailing 420’s competitively for four years as a member of the KYC Race Team, in 2012 James decided to utilize his experience as a sailor to teach others. James has a variety of coaching experience in Opti’s and 420’s at the beginner, intermediate and advanced/racing levels. He is certified as a Sail Canada Instructor for CANSail levels 1 through 4 and is excited to coaching this fall!

Sean Magee-Saxton:
Sean grew up sailing, and raced 420s, FJs, and keelboats for Queen’s University. He was a two-time MVP on the Queen’s Sailing team, and was the President of the Queen’s Recreational Sailing program at KYC. He has five years of coaching experience, and was head instructor at Frenchman’s Bay Yacht Club last year. He is also currently pursuing a B.Ed. at Queen’s University.

Sign up for fall training will be released over the weekend. If you have any questions, please contact KYC Sailing Manager, James Rountree via:


A Race and LTR Team BBQ was held last Wednesday. It was awesome to see all the sailors and parents relax and enjoy themselves before all of the regattas over the next couple of days. We have the Opti Race and LTR team doing Opti CORK. Lasers are competing in Laser Nationals and then CORK International. Lastly, the 420s have attended an i420 clinic the last few days and will be racing in CORK International starting Monday. We wish all the race team sailors good boatspeed, great starts and to have fun - sail fast and turn left!

| Wetfeet Sailing

The Wetfeet program is designed to give our youngest sailors (5-8 year olds) an introduction to our beautiful lake and sailing. Instruction will be done with two sailors per Optimist in the inner harbor. Emphasis will be placed on fun, teamwork, and how a boat feels when it's in the water. On Monday, sailors will participate in water safety activities and introductory sailing games. Tuesday through Friday, the focus will be on getting sailors out on the water and having fun. Very basic sailing skills will be introduced such as safety, sailing preparation, and wind awareness. The goal will be to get sailors comfortable with being in a new and exciting environment out on the water. There is still space available in Wetfeet in the last week of the summer program – August 21st to 25th. Sign up today before space runs out.

| Adult Learn to Sail

Adult Learn to Sail has sessions available to August and September. It's a fantastic time of the year to be out on the lake while improving your sailing skills. If you're interested in doing some Adult Sailing lessons, please check out:

If there are any questions, please email:

| Youth Regatta Report

KYC held the KYC Youth Regatta (formerly known as the Bronze Regatta) last Thursday. It was a great opportunity to again bring together a fleet of CANSail 2-5 sailors from RMC, Collins Bay and KYC for some action packed racing. KYC is excited to host our next regatta on Tuesday August 22nd. Thank you to the Laser Race Team and KYC Coaches for making these regattas happen.


| Racing

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

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

| KYC Planning Meeting For Next Year’s EYC Event

Wednesday August 23 at 7pm

Kingston Yacht Club will be hosting EYC (Eastern Yachting Circuit) at the Club next July 12 to 14, 2018. This international sailing regatta is hosted by a different EYC member club each year, alternating annually between Canadian and American clubs. Eastern Yachting Circuit member clubs from the U.S. include the 2017 host Oswego, plus Fair Haven, Sodus Bay, Selkirk, Henderson Harbour, and Chaumont. Canadian members of EYC include Kingston Yacht Club, and yacht clubs at Collins Bay, Brockville, Picton and Belleville.

The history of the EYC annual regatta dates back to the 1920’s and is considered a racing and social rendezvous for sailing clubs at the ‘east end’ of Lake Ontario. The event caters to both serious and casual or cruising racers and as such attracts a significantly larger numbers of offshore racing entrants from out of town than many regattas. The Eastern Yachting Circuit Annual Regatta is a perennial favourite Please join us for a planning meeting for next year’s EYC at the KYC. The meeting date is Wednesday August 23 at 7pm upstairs at the Club.

| 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