Knotmeter - February 23, 2018
Knotmeter - February 23, 2018
We will be hosting the Canadian DN ice boat Championships this weekend! Come down, have a pint and see these crazy people in action!
| CRUISING FLEET CAPTAIN STILL NEEDED
We need 1-2 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 helping other volunteers organise individual events. Extensive cruising experience is not required.
| COMMUNITY CLUB DINGHIES
We'd like to add some dinghies (Lasers perhaps?) to our fleet, making them accessible to all full members. The model used for our existing keelboats would apply (i.e. for booking and sailor checkout). If you have a Laser you'd like to donate or would interested in using a community club dingy, please contact Peter French (his contact coordinates are available in the "Members Area").
| 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!
| 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:
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.
| March 10: Book Launch and Signing
Come and Celebrate! Local author and historian David More laumches the fourth historical novel in his award-winning Smithyman Saga, The King's Salt. The signing will take place from 7-9pm on March 10th.
| March 28: Facilities MasterPlan
| March 31: Journey Across Canada
| April 11: Cooking with Chef Neil
| Weekend Features
- Chili con carne: bowl of chili with sour cream, jack cheese, green onions and fresh corn bread - $16
- Weekend Special: eggs in a basket with homefries and choice of meat - $12
- Omlette: roasted red peppers, chevre and basil - $13
| Beer of the Week
Do No Evil
Sake Lager – 6.0% ABV
Sake makes an apt accompaniment to its fellow fermented beverage made from grain, b?ru (beer in Japanese!) The clean presentation of a traditional lager provides the perfect backdrop for the subtle fruit and wine-like character imparted by the accents of rice and sake.
Do No Evil pours brilliant gold with a dense white foam. The aroma expresses white grape, lychee and cereal grain. The flavour imparts tannin and sweet fruit notes with a firm but balanced bitterness. The finish presents refreshing white pepper notes.
| Wine of the Month
KYC hosted regattas this summer:
July 12 - 14: EYC 2018
July 28 - Aug 6: 29er Canadian Championships & Training Camp
Aug 26 - Sept 1: Shark Worlds
Sept 8 - 9: IOM Eastern Canadians
KYC will also be hosting a variety of social events for regattas being run by CORK, including the Viper North Americans.
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
Contact coordinates for the above people are available in the "Member Area" on our website.
Spring and water-based sailing is approaching...