Knotmeter - April 6, 2018

Knotmeter - April 6, 2018

Winds on Wednesday measured 58.8 knots or 109kms! Photo by Peter Cohrs

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| Limited Time!

| April 6-7: CORK TGIF

Friday April 6th-CORK is hosting their annual TGIF 5-7pm Munchies will be served after 5:30pm.
We encourage all KYC members and CORK volunteers to attend!

Saturday April 7th-CORK's Annual General Meeting (AGM)
12:30pm light lunch and social gathering
1pm AGM


| April 11: Cooking with Chef Neil @ 1730


| April 11: Sailors Meeting @ 1900

Since we have Cooking with Chef Neil occurring on the same evening, the Sailor's Meeting will be held downstairs. We also ask that you come with a full belly, at Neil and his team will be focusing their efforts this night with the Cooking Participants. We appreciate your understanding.


| April 25: Women in Wind Paint Night


| May 13: Mother's Day Brunch


| Weekend Features

  • Dinner feature: Meat lovers lasagna with a side farm gate salad - $20
  • Weekend Special: croissant breakfast sandwich - $13
  • Omlette: asiago cheese, artichoke hearts and roasted red peppers - $13

| Beer of the Week

Bottle Imp

Russian Imperial Coffee Stout 9% ABV

The Russian Imperial Stout is brewed to weigh in high on alcohol, with the roasted, malty character typical of a stout. These imperial stouts were first brewed in England in the 18th century, and exported to Russia for the pleasure of Czarina Catherine II and her court. And the name? The Bottle Imp is a haunting turn-of-the-century tale by Robert Louis Stevenson about risking eternal damnation of the soul to have everything on earth one’s heart desires. We suggest pairing the beer and the story on a cold night by a crackling fire.

Tasting Notes
The Bottle Imp is black, rich and malty, with a mouthfeel best described as liquid silk. The roasty dark malt character is complemented by fruit notes that suggest dates and figs, as well as subtle notes of black licorice. It is well-hopped to provide balance to the malts, keeping the residual sweetness in check. The coffee character is fully integrated, and a complement to the roast of the malts. The experience is rich and intense, with gentle alcohol warmth, and a long, complex finish.The coffee infused into The Bottle Imp are a Nicaraguan dark roast from the San Juan del Rio Coco region (toasted nuts, spicy and smoky flavours) and a Guatemalan medium-roast called “The Fruit of Concepción” (blueberry, strawberry and caramel flavours), both roasted by Bridgehead in Ottawa.

| Wine of the Month


| Sailing

In PHRF racing, this year, we will have (approximately) equal sized PHRF 1 and PHRF fleets. More details about how and why this is being done will be shared at upcoming Sailors Meeting. There will also be some changes related to race time limits. At the meeting, Chris Walmsley and Ross Cameron will be discussing proper protest process and procedures, including the new post-race arbitration service.

Ryan and Carolyn Heath are getting up to speed on the Cruising Fleet's history and plans and are looking forward to working with fellow cruisers to organise & deliver some great events this summer. They will be reaching out to cruisers who have helped in the past and others who might be interested in helping out this year.

A large number of Dragon Force DF65 radio controlled sailboats to be hitting our shores in the near future. The DF65 fleet is starting to grow. A DF65 sailboat, including rig & sails, plus a handheld radio controller currently sell for $260 at Leading Edge Hobbies. There will be a TGIF on April 27 for people to see some new DF65 boats and try their hand at sailing them. RC racing is planned to start in May the week after keelboat launch.

For KYC hosted regattas, the websites for EYC 2018 and Shark Worlds are live and there is strong sponsorship. For 2019, KYC has been approached to host the Blind Sailing World Championship. This is an exciting & distinctive possibility for us.

Our newly hired Sailing Manager will be performing Race Management Coordinator duties initially and bringing on others as the season progresses.

Lastly, on the equipment front, the Orange Peel will be going to Wolfe Island (before racing starts) to complete its rewiring & electrical components refurbishment and our whalers equipment upgraded. John Vines is coordinating the placement of our racing marks in the next few weeks.

If you have thoughts you'd like to share about any of our KYC Sailing programs, your reps on the Sailing Committee are:

Racing (Fleet Captains and PHRF): Steve Harrison & Peter Kraszewski (PHRF 1), John Vines (PHRF 2), Robin Wynne-Edwards (Sharks), Rob Colwell (PHRF)
Regattas: Robert Weguelin
Radio Controlled: Paul Switzer & John Lowther
Community Club: Peter French
Women In Wind: Mary Wilson
Cruising: Ryan and Carolyn Heath
Able Sail: Audrey Kobayashi & John Curtis

Contact coordinates for the above people are available in the "Members Area" on our website.

| Junior Sailing is looking for your old computer and TV equipment!

Junior Sailing is looking for donation of old computer and TV equipment to help them with delivery of programming. We can make use of the following equipment:

-Apple TVs
-Android Tablets
-Mac Desktops
-Flat screen computer monitors
-Flat screen televisions
-Windows Laptops (must be Windows Professional 7 or higher)
-Windows Desktops (must be Windows Professional 7 or higher)

If you have any equipment you would like to donate, or want to inquire if we could use your equipment, please email: