Knotmeter - February 9, 2018
Knotmeter - February 9, 2018
Our restaurant staff want to thank our membership for a great 2017, and are looking forward to seeing everyone at the Club this year!
| 2018 RACING PLANS SURVEY
KYC's Sailing Committee is conducting a survey of boat owners for their plans for racing in this year's monthly weeknight series & weekend events. The results of the survey will help us plan our racing program for 2018 and (if needed) fine tune our Sailing Instructions.
Boat owners were emailed the survey today. Please complete it by Monday February 19.
| KYC Currents
A KYC Currents February edition was mailed this week on February 7th. If you did not receive the publication it is available on our website at https://kingstonyachtclub.com/index.cfm?ID=365&ViewItem=Yes&IDln=2348
| Website Survey
While we evaluate our current website and look to improve it for all our members, we are seeking feedback from the membership to guide discussions and support our decisions. Please help us out by completing this very short survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YPY7ZH3
| February 9: Women in Wind TGIF
TONIGHT the KYC TGIF is hosted by Women in Wind
Start time 5pm (munchies served after 5:30pm)
| February - April: Speaker Series
Kingston's Maritime Heritage Speaker Series 2018
Kingston Yacht Club and the Marine Museum of the Great Lakes are partnering with local experts to present members and the general public with a series of entertaining glimpses into the unique and impressive maritime heritage of our city and the region. In 2018 this will include five evening lectures at KYC:
Feb. 21: David More - Kingston's Maritime History Early Days: British Provincial Marine to Royal Dockyard (ca. 1785 to 1815)
March 7: Francis MacLachlan and friends - Kingston's Living Maritime Heritage: discussion of the living history of KYC and the value of square-rigger youth sail training on his brigantines, such as St. Lawrence II.
March: 21: Maurice Smith - Garden Island: local historian will talk about the enormous significance of D.D. Calvin and Garden Island to Kingston.
April 4: Maurice Smith - Kingston Shipyards: local historian will talk about the long and storied history of Kingston Shipyards, former home of the Museum.
| February 14: Valentine's Day
| February 28: Women in Wind Book Club
Start time 5:30pm
This is a fun night that is casual in nature. Bring a book or two that you would like to recommend to the group. This is a great opportunity to get suggestions to add to your own winter reading lists! As always, new participants welcome !
| March 28: Women in Wind Paint Night (change of date!)
Start time 5:30
Join local artist Christina Maclachlan for a fun evening of painting
cost will be $20pp
We will get to take home our work at the end of the evening!
Our aim is to include all women members in our activities and, as always, welcome new participants!
| Weekend Features
- Garlic Herb Stuffed Chicken Supreme with orange fennel tomato sauce, Wild rice pilaf & Broccoli - $21
- Weekend Special: Huevos Rancheros - $13
- Omlette: Denver Omelette - $13
| Beer of the Week
Cherry Gose - 4.5% ABV
Beau’s proudly presents its newest artistic creation, Cherry Revue! This gose features the classic duo of barley and wheat malts, and puts organic cherry juice centre stage to shine. Sea salt plays a supporting role in this easy-to-enjoy oeuvre that leaves audiences wanting more.
Cherry Revue pours hazy pink grapefruit with a white foam. The aroma offers cherry, citrus and sea spray. The flavour is tangy and fruity. The finish is tart, dry and a touch salty.
| Wine of the Month
KYC will be hosting the following regattas this summer:
- 29er Skiffs Training Camp and Canadians Regatta (July 28 - Aug 6)
- EYC (July 12-14), Shark Worlds (Aug 26 - Sept 1)
- IOM Eastern Canadians (Sept 8-9)
KYC will also be hosting a variety of social events for regattas being run by CORK, including the Viper North Americans.
In Cruising, we are still looking for 1 or 2 people to take the reins in this program. It would involve communicating with the cruisers about their needs, attending in a monthly Sailing Committee meeting during the off-season, and securing volunteers to organise the individual events (see last year's list in the "Sailing / Cruising" area on our web site). There is already a lot of content (event details & resources) that's been created for use in the Sailors handbook, etc. Extensive cruising experience is not required; just some modest time availability and a willingness to help.
Community Club is considering adding few dinghies (perhaps Lasers) to its fleet. The approach would be similar to what we currently have for the Sharks and Jessie (i.e. with respect to booking and sailor checkout). We are looking for members with used & no longer needed (but still in reasonable shape) boats they'd be willing to donate (or sell perhaps for a very modest fee).
If you have thoughts you'd like to share about any of our Sailing programs, the following are your reps on the Sailing Committee:
Racing (Fleet Captains): Steve Harrison & Peter Kraszewski (PHRF 1), John Vines (PHRF 2), Robin Wynne-Edwards (Sharks)
Regattas: Robert Weguelin
Radio Controlled: Paul Switzer & John Lowther
Community Club: Peter French
Women In Wind: Mary Wilson
Cruising: Ken Martin (acting)
Able Sail: Audrey Kobayashi & John Curtis
Their email addresses and phone numbers are available in the "Member Area" on our website.
Sailing (water-based, that is) is getting closer...