Knotmeter - September 29, 2017

Knotmeter - September 29, 2017

The Board is on Board!
(Management reviewing the club's property with the Board during their annual Club Tour)

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This race starts with boats giving up their handicap time at the start and (in theory) all finishing at the same time. It's a fun way to end the racing season. For race details, refer to the (online/printed) Sailors Handbook. Individual boat start times are listed there. There will be a 80/20 draw after the race ($20/person, with 80% of proceeds going to Able Sail charity and 20% to winner of the draw) and a "bribe bucket". Bribes will allow racers to improve their finish time by paying $5/min. Both types of donation are optional but welcome! There will be prizes for the winners of the modified/fun race. The usual trophy for the real "uncorrected" Chase Race will be presented at Awards Night.


| NOVEMBER 4: Awards Banquet

Please submit paper nominations for any of the Special Awards by Friday Oct 13 to the Race Office or by email to Nomination forms are available at the bar and on the SAILING / KEELBOAT RACING" website page.


| Wednesday night with Women in Wind

Women in Wind will continue to meet every Wednesday evening around 5:30pm. Join us for a sail and stay for social time for a swim, drinks, dinner etc..


| May madness update

As the end of year approaches, we would like to welcome the following new members to the club:

Jennifer Ross
John Cheesman
Don Adams
Brian Bennett
Matthew Quinn
Jake Adair
Kellie Atkins
Helen Senis
Alison Colwell
Leann Cunningham
Lisa Asbreuk
Alejandro Oliver
William Beck
Lesley Furter
Karin Menard-Long
Joel Watt
Bob Meining
Steve Riff and Skehan Siobhan
Bradley Summer and Maureen Powers
Mike McTague and Family
Gordon Lamb
David and Colleen Reid

Please take a moment to extend a warm welcome to all our new members.

In total, the club has welcomed more than 60 new members during the 2016-2017 season!


| Weekend Features

  • Bulgogi flank steak with kim chi, basmati rice and bok choy - $20
  • Weekend Special: Croque Monsieur - $14
  • Omlette: Broccoli, sundried tomatoes, and cheddar - $13

| Beer of the Week

Sargent Stripes Stout

This 7.9% Stout pours Opaque black with a thick tan foam. Roast barley, mocha and a touch of molasses are evident in the aroma. The flavour features intense dark, roasted malt elements, a medium bitterness, full body and a light fruitiness. The long warm finish offers residual dark chocolate and espresso notes.

Food Pairing

Sargent Stripes pairs well with Steak with green peppercorns, Dry-rubbed Jamaican jerk chicken, blackened fish tacos or rich chocolate mousse.

| Wine of the Month

Junior Sailing

| CORK Fall Regatta

Outstanding record breaking July like weather for the CORK Fall Regatta this past weekend. 240 competitors, 4 countries, 2 days of racing, plenty of sun, record temperatures with the humidex well into the 30s, champagne conditions on Saturday, light shifty breeze on Sunday. This was definitely a fall regatta to remember!

A giant thank you to all of the volunteers, athletes, coaches and parents who helped make this regatta a huge success!

Congratulations to the big winners:
1st place in the 49er FX for Ali ten Hove & Mariah Millen KYC/RCYC
2nd place in the i420 for Patrick Wilson & Ari Moffat KYC/RNSYS
3rd place in the Laser Standard for Ross Murdoch KYC

For the other KYC sailors this was a great opportunity to sail against the top teams from Ontario, Quebec and Nova Scotia for these Ontario Championships. Many new teams, new boats and new skills learned this past weekend.

Jake Adair, Nathan Colburn & Anna Beyak.

Optimists - Coach Sam Furmat
Gillian Dalton, James Fair, Henry Garrett & Stephan Samuleev

Radials - Coach Sean Magee-Saxton
Jayna Mandin & Owen Newbigging

c420 - Coach James Hickey
Anna Lafleur & Grace Augspurger, Daniel & Ella Panting, Lewis Crighton & Graydon Garrett




| Sailing Update

Sharks: 1st Cariad, 2nd Shanti, 3rd Inevitable
PHRF 1: 1st Force 10, 2nd Cara Mia V, 3rd Obsessed
PHRF 2: 1st Teyma, 2nd Jammin, 3rd Selene


After many years of contribution to KYC racing and the club, Rob Colwell is stepping down as PHRF 1 co-captain. Many thanks, Rob! Steve Harrison is picking up the torch as new fleet captain. If you have feedback/ideas related to our racing program, please let Steve or Peter Kraszewski (also fleet co-captain) know. They are your reps on the KYC Sailing Committee, which will be meeting during the off season, looking for ways to improve the program for 2018.



PHRF 1: 1st Breakaway J, 2nd Happy Puppy, 3rd Farr 30
2: 1st Selene
Sharks: 1st Cloaca, 2nd White Star


| Sail Canada Women's Keelboat Championships

Congratulations to Melodie Gummer and KYC crew who have won the Sail Canada Women's Keelboat Championship for the second year in a row!

For more information please see:
and the results available at: