Knotmeter - April 27, 2018

Knotmeter - April 27, 2018

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| Limited Time!


| 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


| Women In Wind - Thank You

Women in a Wind would like to thank local artist Christina Maclachlan for another fun paint night. Under Christina's expert instruction and flair 15 women honed their inner artistic skills. Many thanks, Christina! We look forward to seeing you out on the water!


| Weekend Features

  • Friday/Saturday Feature: Herb and garlic stuffed chicken supreme with a chorizo and smoked paprika tomato sauce, roasted mini red potatoes and green beans - $21
  • Weekend Special: Eggs in a basket with choice of meat and homefries - $13
  • Omlette: brie, cherry tomato and basil frittata - $13

| Beer of the Week

Three Knocks

Sticke Alt: German-Style Altbier 7% ABV

Sticke Alt is a special, rare version of a German-style altbier; bigger and bolder than usual. Three Knocks features a decidedly robust but balanced blend of clean, crisp and bready malts, with an assertive hop backbone. Oaky undertones are courtesy of the oakwood aging.

History & Style
Seasonally or sometimes just once a year, altbier breweries in Dusseldorf will covertly brew special, stronger batches of their alt, and share them with family, friends and regular patrons. Beau’s toasts this historical tradition with Three Knocks, a stronger, bolder and oak-aged version of our award-winning altbier recipe.

Tasting Notes
Three Knocks pours brilliant mahogany with a dense ecru foam. The aroma offers deep grainy malt notes complemented by a touch of herbal hops. The flavour notes feature deep chewy malt and intense but balanced hop bitterness. The long finish offers resonances of crisp malts and spicy hops with a touch of woody tannin.


| Wine of the Month


| Volunteers Needed!

John Vines is seeking volunteers to help deploy our KYC racing marks next week. Email or talk to John if you are interested in helping.


| Dragon Force boats available

25 Dragon Force 65 radio controlled boats have arrived at Leading Edge Hobbies. For $250 you can have one and join our Wednesday evening fleet racing.


| 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.

Please share your thoughts on any of our Sailing programs with the appropriate people. There are also now new program specific KYC email addresses for members or the public wishing to connect about a specific program:
Racing: Steve Harrison & Peter Kraszewski (PHRF 1), John Vines (PHRF 2), Robin Wynne-Edwards (Sharks), Rob Colwell & Chris Walmsley (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 Kingston: Audrey Kobayashi & John Curtis
Sailing Ken Martin, Chair

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