Knotmeter - May 18, 2018

Knotmeter - May 18, 2018

Caption this photo. Winner receives a bottle of wine and bragging rights! Winner will be announced in next week's knotmeter

Upcoming Events

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| May 23: Women in Wind Meet and Greet

Mark your calender's for the 2018 Women in Wind "Meet and Greet" Join us next Wednesday night May 23rd from 5:30-7pm.

We encourage you to use this opportunity to invite along anyone you think might be interested in joining the group.

Bring your ideas and make plans for a summer of sailing and fun!


Kim Garrett and Megan Willoughby


| May 25: Annual Cruisers Dinner


| June 2: Sail Past


| June 8: Science of Beer


| June 16: KYC Sail to Amherst Islandt

KYC Sail to Amherst Island Saturday June 16 2018

N 44° 11.53´ W 076° 39.31´ Point “X” on chart below.

Judith and Robert Mackenzie invite the Cruisers and friends to their place on Amherst Island on Saturday June 16. This is a rain or shine event. Come by boat or by car. Plan to arrive about noon hour.

Bring your own lunch. We will offer wine, cold beer, glasses, plates and cutlery.

Getting There by Boat

Our place is on the north shore of Amherst Island located on the North Channel west of The Brothers Islands and east of Preston Cove which is located just east of Griffin Point. With reference to the chart below proceed west past The Brothers Islands to the point marked "X" on the chart. Stay off the Amherst Island shore by keeping the entire Lennox Generating Plant in sight until reaching Point “X”.

The coordinates of Point "X" are N 44° 11.53´ W 076° 39.31´.

Point “X” is sightly past (west) our yellow cottage with brown roofing. When the chimney on the brown roof lines up with a red marker near the shore proceed into the shore from Point “X”. Use the chimney and red marker as a range. Stay on the range!

There is no dock so anchor nearby in the area marked by a WHITE float. Bring your dinghy, if not someone will ferry you to shore. Best to wear water footwear for landing. If you want assistance call 613 384-6861 and someone will be ready to “talk you in”.

Getting There by By Car

The Amherst Island ferry departs hourly from Millhaven on the half hour. Departures from the Island are on the hour. $9 return for a vehicle. Bicycles $1.50. People free. If travelling by car consider doubling up and save a fare.

On arrival on the island proceed straight ahead to the four-way stop intersection and turn left onto Front Road. Proceed through the hamlet of Stella and go eastward about 4 km. Our place is at 1150 Front Road.

Good luck! We look forward to seeing you.

Judith and Robert Mackenzie


| June 17: Father's Day


| Weekend Features

  • Friday/Saturday Feature: Enright Cattle Co. Striploin with roast garlic mashed potatoes, local asparagus and a wild leek pesto - $28
  • Weekend Special: Local asparagus and proscuitto benny - $14
  • Omlette: Ham, Swiss and green onion - $13

| Beer of the Week

Dark Helmut

Imperious Schwarzbier(Black Lager) 7.3% ABV

Dark Helmüt is an extra-strong version of a German black lager. It displays a mellow roasted character that is juxtaposed with the enjoyable lager crispness.

History & Style
Schwarzbier is the name for the German black lager style. It has refined mocha inflections and a surprisingly subtle roasted flavour for a beer as dark as the furthest reaches of the galaxy. We first brewed this beer recipe in 2012 for our annual Beau’s Oktoberfest celebrations.

Tasting Notes
Malty, bready notes (think pumpernickel without caraway) provide the backdrop to this clean, crisp beer. Malt depth maintains a pleasant balance and keeps the bigger alcohol presence nicely integrated. The finish is bright and crisp.


| Wine of the Month



KYC is hosting the Shark Worlds 2018 from August 24 to 31. Can you provide accommodation for the participants in your home or on your boat?

Thanks for considering this.

Please contact:

Ann Rouget

Shark Worlds 2018, Accommodations Coordinator,


| Congratulations Canadian Sailing Team

Congratulations to the following members of the 2018-19 Canadian Sailing Team and The Canadian Sailing Development Squad :

The Canadian Sailing Team (National Team)

Robert Davis - Kingston, ON - KYC/ RCYC - Laser

The Canadian Sailing Development Squad

Ali ten Hove – Kingston, ON – KYC – 49erFX
Mariah Millen – Toronto, ON – RCYC – 49erFX (Ali's Partner)

Pat Wilson – Kingston, ON – KYC/RNSYS – 49er/I420
Arie Moffat – Kingston, ON – KYC/RNSYS – 49er/I420


| A Message from the Cruising Fleet

We are Ryan and Carolyn Heath, new co-captains for KYC Cruising Fleet. Ryan and I, along with our children Edward (7) and Elizabeth (5), became members at KYC at the start of the 2017 Season. We have heartily enjoyed our time at KYC so far and we look forward to spending many more years enjoying the club, the sailing, and the friendships we are creating. We plan to spend as much time on our "floating cottage" as we can. Please feel free to stop and say hi.

With the help of those that have volunteered in the past that offer advice and ideas, and with the continued help of those that are still able to take on organizing events, we are confident that 2018 will be a great season. For those that are looking to try their hand at organizing an event from previous years or if you would like to introduce something new please contact us. We are more than happy to advocate for you and assist you in your venture. Please direct all updates for the online handbook and Knotmetre through us.

We apologize for the slower than normal flow of information. Ryan and I are trying to get everything figured out. With the help of Peter Fedora and Ken Martin we are getting there and hope to have more information out shortly regarding upcoming events. Just as a "heads up", May 25 has been set as the date for the Cruisers Dinner. Paul Young has kindly taken on the task of organizing this evening and I am sure there will be more information available soon.

We look forward to meeting all of you.

Ryan and Carolyn Heath
KYC Cruising Fleet


| Sailing

Weeknight racing continued this week! This week we had 16 boats out in another drifter on Tuesday and on medium breeze on Thursday.

Please check the online Race Committee Duty Calendar to see your duties and to sign up for particular slots. Each racing boat is required to perform 2 duties (weeknight or weekend) per year. There are still some 5 duty slots available in June. On June 1, the Race Office will assign any unfilled duty slots to racing boats as needed. Note: it would be great if skippers or a member of the crew could help Arcchit enter results into Sailwave (by checking reading them off the handwritten sheets to him); it's a lot quicker that way!

Arcchit ("Archie") is getting up to speed as our new Race Management Coordinator. He has quickly mastered the dark arts of Orange Peel operation and wrestled with the Sailwave software for results processing. If you get a chance, please introduce yourself to him.

The Radio Controlled group continued their racing this week. On Saturday there was a Dragon Force 65 boat building "party". There are 4 more DF 65 boats, bringing overall fleet size to 10.

Community Club boats are now available for booking and checkout.

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