Knotmeter - October 20, 2017

Knotmeter - October 20, 2017

Our Docks have come a long way!

Special announcements

| Sailing

As the sailing season draws to a close, we need to ask all Members who have a Boat that is DRY MOORED at the Club to remove it from the property. We would appreciate all vessels to be gone by Sunday, October 22nd, as haulout will be on the following weekend.


| Temporary Club Closing

As the season begins to wind down, we are reviewing the calendar and scheduling some much needed Clubhouse projects that need to happen before Brad leaves for warmer weather. The timing unfortunately means we will need to close the Restaurant and Bar during the week of November 6th as the water will need to be shut off to perform maintenance. There will be no bar, kitchen, or washroom services during this time as we will be upgrading part of the kitchen floor and walls that are in dire need of repair. This project is long overdue and is essential to happen before we experience the Christmas Season. During this time we will also do a quick renovation of the men's washroom as well as review a sewer issue that has been causing us problems all season.

If you have any questions or concerns either about the closure or the scope of work, please contact Greg at or 613.548.3052

Upcoming Events

Full Calendar of Events »

| October 25: Women in Wind AGM

W in W AGM is Wed October 25th 5:30pm

Please mark your calendars. We would love to hear your feedback and gather some new ideas for 2018.


| October 26: Cradle Unloading

| October 28: Mast Unstepping

If you would like to volunteer for the Oct 28th mast unstepping, Oct 29th Haulout, or both, please contact Greg at


| October 29: Haulout

| NOVEMBER 4: Sailing Awards Night

A panel met on Monday and selected the winners of this year's Special Awards. Thanks to all those who submitted nominations. As usual there are more worthy nominees than awards available.

Please send your photos or videos, for inclusion in the slide show, by email to or by media (USB drive or CD-ROM) to the Race Office. We already have some very "interesting" submissions/evidence.

| NOVEMBER 4: Awards Banquet


| Weekend Features

  • Beef Bourguignon: Red wine beef stew with mushrooms, pearl onions and bacon, served with celeriac mash and green beans - $19
  • Weekend Special: Breakfast burger: our KYC burger topped with a fried egg - $15
  • Omlette: Greek Omlette with feta, cherry tomato, black olives and roasted red peppers. - $13

| Beer of the Week

| Wine of the Month

This is a great wine with a fun label that looks like a poster that would be nailed to a tree in the Wild West, complete with the description "Carefully Matured in American Oak." Zinfandel may be America's heritage wine grape, but guess what? This red comes from Italy, specifically the southern region of Puglia, where zinfandel normally goes by a less popular synonym, "primitivo." This is smooth, full-bodied and accessible, with plump stewed fruit, blueberry and raisin flavours on a rounded, sweet core infused with baking spices and toasted coconut. Perfect with most past dishes, or flamed grilled meats or try it with this weeks meatball sub special!



| Queens Cleanup

We would like to say a special THANK YOU to all the Queens Athletes who assisted the yard staff this week in moving all the JS Boats in order for the Club to set up for Winter Storage.



Last Saturday, John Lowther, Paul Switzer and John Clay were on hand to let members try their hand at radio controlled sailing of their International One Metre boats. The conditions were ideal and the experience both interesting & challenging! It starts to become a little easier after some practice. Really good depth perception is required to avoid hitting other boats and to judge lay lines & mark roundings!



Please consider volunteering for your KYC and become a Cruising Fleet Co-Captain. Peter Fedora is stepping down and this mature program requires new leadership. This is a wonderful opportunity to continue to grow this program, involve new members and inject your ideas and energy. The KYC Cruising Fleet is an active, experienced group who enjoy a wide variety of interests and local activities, usually accessible by both land and water. The role includes participation in the KYC Sailing Committee, as a representative of the cruising fleet. This committee typically meets once a month during the off season. Many thanks to Peter for his contributions to the Cruising fleet and KYC. If you are interested in helping out, contact Peter or Ken Martin We hope to hear from you, soon!



Hugh McGugan and his crew (including a QST team member) achieved a lot of success this year racing Breakaway J, a J/80. There away regatta results this summer included: NOD Regatta at NSC: 1, 1, 1, 1, 2 (1st overall in fleet of 5, sailed in a mixture of light and heavy winds... lot of planing!) J-Fest (Hans Fogh Memorial J/80 Lake Ontario Championship trophy) at ABYC: 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 2 (1st overall in fleet of 10, sailed in light wind on 1st day and 15 kts the 2nd day).

| Shark Sails Needed

Donations of Shark sails for our Community Club fleet are appreciated. Community Club boats have provided sailing in 2017 for::

  • Single and Family members
  • Start Keelboat Sailing Sail Canada courses
  • Junior Sailing School 'Adventure Sailing'
  • Mentoring offered by volunteer Skippers
  • Queens Sailing Team
Please contact Peter French: Sailing Committee, Community Club Rep, 613-650-1614