Knotmeter - October 23, 2015

Knotmeter - October 23, 2015

Kids Halloween PartyFriday, October 30. 5:00PM-8:00PM

Join us for a frightfully fun Family Night! Halloween Party! The fun begins at 5:00pm with pumpkin carving, followed by games, haunted house and costume parade! Come and even get your family costume photo taken! Buffet Dinner available.


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| F&B Update

Awards Night Dinner

$40 per person. Please RSVP below.


  • Amuse Bouche: A special surprise from Chef Neil.
  • To Start: Cream of butternut squash with a maple yogurt drizzle.
  • Choice of Main:
    • Whole roasted local beef tenderloin with a brandied green peppercorn cream sauce, celeriac mash, and a local Brussels sprouts hash. Or,
    • Ancho crusted halibut with an orange butter sauce, local fingerling potatoes and ginger glazed carrots. Or
    • Creative vegetarian options available on request.
  • Dessert: To be announced.
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November 21: A Taste of Italy Wine Dinner

We are pleased to present the second of our winter dinner series. Chef Neil will be preparing an Italian-inspired four course menu with expertly paired wines from around Italy. Menu details will be available soon. Contact James to reserve your tickets at There are only 20 tickets available. Tickets are $50 per person. Don’t miss this unique dining experience at your club.

Reserve Now! »
Jays Games

It's DO or DIE for the Jays tonight! Come join our contingent of arm-chair managers for what promises to be a rollercoaster of a game! First pitch at 8:07PM

Weekly Features
  • Every Tuesday: Appetizer + 1/2 pint of beer or small glass of wine - $15
  • Every Wednesday/Thursday: Burger and a Beer - $15
    • Roasted red pepper and brie
Weekend Features
  • Dinner:
    • Maple-dijon crusted local pork tenderloin with a wild rice pilaf & sautéed brocolli. $18
  • Brunch:
    • Strawberry Compote Pancakes - large fluffy pancakes with a strawberry compote. $9
    • Quiche: Quiche Lorraine with double smoked bacon and parmesan. $12
    • Omelette: Hot Italian sausage, caramelized onion and chevre. $12
Beer of the Week

Beau’s Nightmarzen is our beer of the week. It is an amber Oktoberfest style lager that is only released once a year. It is the perfect accompaniment for our Oktoberfest Sausage special.

| Clubhouse UpdateFacility Improvements, Keep the Club warm!

Front Step Construction

The front step has been completed and looks great! We now have a railing on both sides for easier access to the clubhouse!

Ladies Washroom Reno

Starting November 9th, we will be remodeling the ladies washroom. The facilities will be “out of order” for about 10 days – two weeks. We are in the process of cleaning up the Able Sail office/Washroom for member usage during this time. We appreciate your patience during this long overdue project.

Keep the Club Warm

As we move into the cooler days, we just wanted to inform the membership that we ask you not to use the doors to enter or exit in the dining room, but instead please use the front doors. We are simply trying to ensure the members who are dining are not having their dining experience interrupted by a not so nice “cool breeze.” We appreciate your cooperation with this.

Hours of Operation »

| 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).
About Norah » Sign up Today! »


| Interested in Volunteering at KYC?

We are looking for people interested in serving on the board or on a committee for the upcoming year. It is an exciting time to be involved with the club with both great challenges and great opportunities our future. The club is looking for people with new and creative ideas and a variety of skills and experience.

Please get involved by contacting the office and help keep KYC a strong and vibrant place!


| Attention Occupants of Breakwall and Yard!

We need to clear the breakwall and the boat yard to make way for keelboat marine cradles. They are being positioned in advance of haulout next week.

If you have a dinghy on the KYC property, we kindly ask you remove it by THIS SUNDAY at the LATEST.

Any boats that need to be moved by staff may be subject to a yard fee.

Thanks for a great season, and thanks for your support!

| Haulout

Haul Order and Winter Storage Plan

Breakfast will be served at 7AM with the crane ready to go by 8AM Sharp!

Below you will find drafted winter storage plans for haulout. This will also reflect haulout order (End of the breakwall first to the crane and back of the yard to the front)

If you are not on this list and wish to be, please contact us ASAP.

Breakwall » Yard »

Volunteers Needed!

Calling for ANY able bodied members to help with mast lowering and boat hauling.

For mast lowering we need “de-riggers/boat rats, and liners and handlers to heft the masts onto the mast racks. 12 volunteers are needed for this day

For haulout we need a total of 14 plus a few spare hands, specifically:

  • 4 slingers
  • 4 hookers
  • 2 on shore
  • 2 boat pushers
  • 1 wheelbarrower
  • 1 timer

All volunteers will be fed breakfast and lunch

This is a critical volunteer-led operation at the club. Please consider donating your time!

Let us know by informing the office or by emailing using the link below! We thank you in advance for your support

Volunteer for Haulout! »

QST Powerwash

Queen's Sailing Team will be around on Haulout weekend to power wash your boats! They are accepting donations (Suggested donation is $1 per foot) in exchange for the service.

| Haulout Weekend & QST RegattaRe-Scheduled

Queen's Sailing Team Regatta has been moved from Haulout weekend to this weekend (Oct 24th)


| Peter Van Rossem Shark Sailor of the YearAgain!!

KYC member Peter Van Rossem has won the title of Shark Sailor of the Year for the third time in a row! Congratulations to you Peter!

| Racing Update

Awards Night

Awards Night is fast approaching ... Saturday November 7. In addition to the racing awards, there are additional special awards available for:

  • Best Crew
  • Best Team
  • Best Race Committee
  • Most Improved Skipper
  • Best Shoal Performance
  • Obscure Use of Sailing Sills
  • Special Spinnaker kills
  • Fleet Contribution
  • KYC Achievement an Leadership Award
  • Canada 1 Award
Submit your Slideshow Photos »
Sailing Committee

The committee met this week to assess the past year, start work on improving things for next year and plan some winter events. If you have thoughts on any of these topics please talk to your fleet captain (or a member of the committee) or email to If you are interested in helping on the committee, please email

| Ice Boating WorkshopFor enthusiasts and the curious alike!

It's time once again to think about harder water. So mark your calendars for our workshop Saturday November 7th, 11:00 - 3:00.

We will have the blade alignment jig, skate sharpener, parts and boats for sale. Also drop in for chili and coffee or hot chocolate. Never know there might even be rum!

If weather turns bad, we will be in my double garage, otherwise out on the lower parking area.

1910 Cole Hill Rd, Glenburnie. It's still Kingston but your GPS may want the Glenburnie. Just north of the 401 between Sydenham rd and Perth Rd(Division st) off Burbrook.

-Sean Marshall

Upcoming Events

Full Calendar of Events »

| Crusing Fleet AGM November 12, 2015 7PM

The Cruising Fleet Annual General Meeting is scheduled for November 12, 2015 upstairs at the KYC at 7:00 p.m. Munchies in the form of appetizers and finger foods will be available and the upstairs bar will be open. I’ll distribute the agenda closer to the meeting date. If you have anything that you would like to include in the agenda, please let me know by the end of October. I hope that everyone had a wonderful sailing season and comes to the AGM with ideas for next year. -June Blackburn