Knotmeter - April 13, 2018

Knotmeter - April 13, 2018

The warm weather is coming and so is the sailing season!

Upcoming Events

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| Limited Time!


| April 25: Women in Wind Paint Night


| April 27: Radio Control TGIF

The KYC RC fleets invite you to the Radio Control TGIF on Friday April 27 at KYC. We will have International One Metres and the new DragonForce 65s on display and available for hands on sailing if the weather conditions permit. Come down and see these interesting little boats and enjoy KYC's bar and restaurant menu


| May 13: Mother's Day Brunch


| Weekend Features

  • Friday/Saturday Feature: Herb and garlic stuffed chicken supreme with a sundried tomato cream sauce, mashed potatoes and green beans - $21
  • Weekend Special: crepes with mixed berries and chocolate mousse - $11
  • Omlette: Greek omelette - $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

We had an interesting & informative Sailors Meeting last Wednesday. There were 40+ attendees and the evening included:
* updates on the Sailing portfolio's programs,
* explanation of changes to the Handbook and our Sailing Instructions for racing,
* a protest "play" involving "actors" who simulated a protest hearing (with explanations about correct process & procedures),
* details on the new post-race arbitration service (an alternative to Protest Hearings for some types of incidents) and how arbitration works. The goals were to educate, make the process less intimidating and increase compliance our Racing Rules.
* updates on regattas being hosted at KYC for 2018 and 2019
* a Dragon Force 65 radio controlled boat on display for those who were interested.
Printed 2018 Handbook booklets were distributed and early Race Committee duty slots assigned. The online Race Committee Duty schedule has been updated with the bookings and is available on our website at "Sailing > Keelboat Racing > Sailing Calendar"

Thanks to Ross Cameron, Chris Currie, Peter French, Steve Harrison, Tim Irwin, Paul Switzer, John Vines, Chris Walmsley, Robert Weguelin and Mary Wilson for their contributions to the materials presented and/or the presentations, as well as those who attended. Please spread the word to others about what you heard/learned. Thanks to Greg and the staff for accommodating us, along with 2 other events on the same evening. The presentation slides will be available soon on our website "Sailing" page as a PDF download.

If you have thoughts on any of our Sailing programs, your reps on the Sailing Committee are as follows. There are also now new program specific KYC email addresses for members or the public wishing to connect about a specific program:
Racing (Fleet Captains and PHRF): Steve Harrison & Peter Kraszewski (PHRF 1), John Vines (PHRF 2), Robin Wynne-Edwards (Sharks), Rob Colwell (PHRF) (existing)
Regattas: Robert Weguelin (new)
Radio Controlled: Paul Switzer & John Lowther (new)
Community Club: Peter French (new)
Women In Wind: Mary Wilson
Cruising: Ryan and Carolyn Heath (new)
Able Sail Kingston: Audrey Kobayashi & John Curtis (existing)
Sailing Committee: Ken Martin, Chair (new)

Thanks to Matt White for setting the above new email addresses up on short notice.