Knotmeter - July 17, 2015

Chef's new pet fish "Eric".
It's an 'alibut! (And its on KYC's table this weekend!)

July 17, 2015

KYC Junior Sailing Featured on CKWS
JS was featured in a segment for Paddlesmart, a water safety inititave by Paddle Canada. Here is the link to the video.

To learn more about Paddlesmart click here.

Partridge Bowl

Next weekend is the Partridge Bowl, KYC's annual race to the club property, Jemmet's Landing. The winner gets to take the first sip from the Partidge Bowl. This year, Chef Neil will be making the trip and preparing a delicious feast on the grill. Dinner tickets will be $25 per person.

Chef Neil will also be serving up fresh oysters on the half shell with Mignonette, lemon and fresh horseradish for $15 per half dozen. This year for the first time we will also be offering breakfast the day after the Partidge Bowl at Jemmets for $8 per person. Reserve your dinner or breakfast tickets and oysters now, to avoid disappointment, either with James at or at the bar.


Will Crothers and team take Gold in Men's Coxless 4 and Men's 8. Will is son of KYC members Rob Crothers and Kathleen Simpson. Congratulations Will! Read more here.

Team Rafuse/Boyd are also in the middle of races. According to the schedule, 49er racing wraps up tomorrow. We wish them luck in their final races!

All sailing results for Pan Am games are listed here

F&B Update

We are currently featuring Beau's MaddAddamites NooBroo. This beer is a Gruit style ale brewed in collaboration with Margaret Atwood, with a portion of Beau's proceeds from it going to the Pelee Island Bird Observatory.  Stay tuned for more exciting new feature beers arriving throughout the summer.

We also have a new red wine available this week from Boutinot in the Rhone Valley. This is a classic Cotes du Rhone Villages and is a blend of 85% Grenache and 15% Syrah. This is a great wine to pair with steak or grilled meats, ask your servers to try a glass. 

Upcoming Events:

Summer Food and Wine Pairing Dinner

August 29th at Jemmet's landing, KYC will be hosting our long-awaited summer wine-dinner. Chef Neil will be creating a delicious menu of local food to be paired with some of the best wines Ontario has to offer. Stay tuned for more details.

Jemmett's Family Cookout

Reminder to Dry Mooring Holders: 
Current stickers have been placed on all member boats that have been registered with the main office. However, there is a handful of boats in the yard and on the breakwall we could not tie to a registration. 

If you (or someone you know) has not registered a boat with the office please fill out this form and drop in to see us to obtain a 2015 sticker. 

If you are unsure if you have registered with the office please contact us to confirm.

Boats without valid stickers will be moved out of the dry storage area in to a 'lock-up' by Monday, July 20th. Boats remaining in the lock-up area at the beginning of August will be moved to an off-site storage location at owner's expense.

If you have any questions about this process please do not hesitate to contact us.

Member Statements
Starting next month, KYC will be sending all members an account statement email. This includes those who currently get paper statements through lettermail. The statement email will serve as a reminder to review your account activity and make a payment if necessary.

If you are happy with this statement delivery method and no longer wish to receive paper statements please contact the office.

Online account statements are up-to-date, interactive views of your financial activity at KYC. They provide detailed chit information as well as historical data.

You may review your statements at any time by going to: and choosing "My Account" from the "Quick Links" bar on the left hand side of the page.

If you have never used this service before, your login information and password is your member number (i.e. M992). You may change your password once you have logged in by choosing "My Profile". 

In addition to account statements you can also access the member roster and view detailed wind data from Sailflow (generally a paid service).

If you forget your password or are having trouble using this service please contact the office.

Picton Jazz Festival Cruise

This year’s cruise to Picton features an exclusive KYC wine tour on Saturday, August 15th.  Of course, we will participate in the usual Jazz Festival events that take place around town over the weekend.  Our group theatre event is planned for Friday, August 14th with a dinner arrangement at 6:00 (usually a BYO event catered by Miss Lily’s Café – still to be confirmed) followed by the 8:00 show.  The performance features Guido Basso and vocalist Shakura S’Aida. You can find more information about the show at (under “Performers”)

Theatre tickets are $38 each and the Friday dinner is expected to be about $30 (tax & gratuity included). A number of boats will be heading west on Thursday to either Stella Bay or Prinyers Cove and then continuing to Picton on Friday. If your schedule is better suited to a Saturday night show instead, we would still encourage you to join the cruising group on arrival, simply arrange your own tickets by contacting the Regent Theatre Box Office (877-411-4761 x 28)

This year we will be offering a “full day” Saturday wine tour through the County. We expect to visit at least five wineries: Norman Hardie, Karlo Estates, Sandbanks, Hinterland and Three Dog Winery. We will have private transportation and the expertise of sommelier, Ian Nichols. This will take place on Saturday, August 15th (with lunch included) for a total cost of $100 per person (tax and gratuity included).

Please contact James at soon, to reserve your jazz and wine tickets. Space is limited!

Wine Tour Tickets Available

If you aren't planning on making the trip to Picton for the Jazz festival, you can still join in the fun of the Wine Tour on Saturday, August 15. Tickets are $100 per person (tax and gratuity included), and includes lunch at Norman Hardie Winery and sommelier-led tastings at 5 wineries. The bus will leave KYC at 9:30am and return in the late afternoon. Please contact James at for more information or to book your tickets.

Boat Part Sail & Parts Swap - August 6th

Thursday August 6th after racing, in the Partridge Room.

Is your basement filling up with unused boat parts?  Then bring them to sell.Do you want more boat parts?  Then bring cash and buy someone else's unused parts.

Or, do you just love economic trade theory (maximizing utility and happiness)?  Then bring unused boat parts to swap. E-mail James at for more information

Sailing Adventures in Eastern Canada

Eric North, a crew member of Don Currie's Bagatelle since 2001, has written a book Knots Made Good describing their passages in the Maritimes, Quebec and Kingston to Manitoulin Island. Don has written the forward to the book. ISBN 978-0-9939747-0-0

Upcoming Events at KYC
July 11 Laser Masters - Opening Ceremonies
July 18 Laser Masters - Closing Ceremonies
July 25 Partridge Bowl
For a complete list of upcoming events please visit:

KPSS Upcoming Courses

Please visit the KPSS website to register:
or contact May Corcoran at 613 536-5367