Knotmeter - June 1, 2018

Knotmeter - June 1, 2018

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| June 2: Sail Past


Detailed Sailpast SIs
1330 hrs Please be on water
1400 hrs The Orange Peel will stand near Myles Shoal as a marshaling point for the fleet (this may vary in a North Wind)
1430 hrs The Orange Peel, displaying Code Flag will lead the fleet to the Sailpast & Review of the Fleet

We will be doing the same concept as last years dinner which we found very successful and had fantastic reviews about! Chef will be creating Multiple Food Stations as well as passed Hors Doeuvres Plenty of food and a tremendous selection! We are reviewing set up (as you may have seen, staff have done a great job in creating a new patio outside the Clubhouse for all to enjoy).

Commodore Cameron and our Executive Officers will Review the Fleet from Rear Commodore's Boat La Galouine, which will be located south of the KYC Flag Staff. Participants should assemble on the water at 1400hrs, in the vicinity of the Orange Peel. For details, participants should monitor VHF Ch.71 or come within hail of the Orange Peel. The order of sail will be in-line, from the smallest to the largest, power and sail intermixed.

Participants should salute to the Commodore by dipping their ensign or luffing their foresail.

Celebration ashore:
After sailing-past, return to KYC and adress ship?. Mooring allocation for boats that are not normally moored at KYC will be available. Call KYC Gas Dock on channel 71.

Each Year the Reviewing Group Presents Awards for various reasons, some created during Sailpast.

Menu: $28
This year's sail past menu will be in the form of a cocktail style reception:
If you have been to our Spring Food & Beverage Fair or Decembers Commodore's Christmas Party you know what kind of experience you are in for! (We may also be sampling some product! We will be asking all to check in at the bar before you hit? the Food Stations. Lets celebrate the many things we have accomplished this past spring!

Music will be performed by >Head Over Heels & the Bob Robertson Trio

Alternatively: Reserve your food tickets contact Greg by e-mail at or by phone at (613) 548-3052

| June 6: Race Team Parent Info Night


| June 13: Junior Sailing Parent INFO Night


| June 16: Science of Beer


| June 16: KYC Sail to Amherst Island

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


| New Membership

We would like to extend a very wearm welcome the following new members and their families to the club:

Rob Dhillon
Shirley Wildenbeest
Stacy Ridi
Renka Gesing
Roy Marquardt
Scott Davey
Evan Ginsberg
Pavel Samuleev
Autumn Rymal
Peter Gilbert
Nicholas Eliot
Sean Marshall
Ken Clarke
Perri Van Rossem
Lachlan Evans
Katherine Bruski
David Gordon (Dr)
Tulla Tulk
Eric Nowina
Simon Ginsberg
Sandy Wilson
Nathan Merrithew
Louise Topping

Please take a moment to extend a welcome to all our new members!


| Weekend Features

  • Friday/Saturday Feature: Double smoked bacon wrapped chicken supreme with brandy mushroom cream sauce, wild rice pilaf and green beans - $23
  • Weekend Special: Huevos Rancheros - $13
  • Omlette: Broccoli and cheddar - $13

| Beer of the Week

Dark Helmut

Imperious Schwarzbier(Black Lager) 7.3% ABV

Dark Helmt 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

Junior Sailing

| The Boats are out!

The boats are out of the building! Arcchit and Rachel have been hard at work moving the Optis and Oppies to their summer home on the breakwall. Next up: set up some 420s in time for the CANSail 3&4 Clinic next weekend!

| Instructor Bios

Welcoming two of our returning instructors from last year:

Naomi Flanagan - Double-Handed Race Team Coach
I have been sailing since the age of 7, when I started summer camp at KYC JS. I began racing 420's at the age of 12 and was a member of the Ontario Sailing team and a Quest for Gold recipient from 2013 to 2017. During my time on the OST, I raced 420's, 29ers and 49ers, and competed in many national and international events, most recently representing Canada at the Miami World Cup and at the 49er North Americans last summer. I have privately coached 29ers and 420's, and was the 420 race team coach at KYC last summer. My experience with racing heavily influenced my approach to coaching, with my number one goal being to share my passion for sailing with athletes. I am looking forward to a great season of racing!

Emily Butler - CANSail Coach I am very excited for another year of coaching at KYC. I was born into the KYC community, and joined the Junior Sailing Program at a young age, sailing Optis, FJs, and 420a, and racing competitively in Optis and 420s. I am currently studying Engineering Physics at Queen's University, and I am also passionate about skiing and all things outdoors. I love my summers in JS, and look forward to providing the same fun learning environment for today's sailors. It is my goal to promote sailing as a lifelong pastime and as a competitive opportunity. I hope that today's sailors come to love and respect the sport, and the environment in which it takes place, as much as I do.


| Want to Learn to Sail a 2.4?

Ontario Sailing coach Emily Hill is running a high level training camp for racing coaches in the 2.4 on June 13, 13, and 15.

We are looking for competent sailors who know racing rules, and who would like to sail the club-owned 2.4 boats, and receive some first class coaching.



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,


| Sailing

We have some winners! Racing May series results:

PHRF 1 (6 racers): 1st Force 10 (Crowsan), 2nd Long Time Running (Hull), 3rd Ritalin (Harrison)
PHRF 2 (7 racers): 1st Seattle Slewp (Krazsewski), 2nd Vandal (Tattersall), 3rd Teyma (Weguelin)
Sharks (7 racers) : 1st Shadfly (Raddon), 2nd Shanti (Boyd), 3rd JLS (Van Rossem)

The Radio Controlled Dragon Force 65 fleet continues to grow. All they need now is some wind to do some racing!

Upcoming weekend events:
Sat June 9 Amherst Island Race (CBYC)
Sat June 16 Single/Double Handed Race

Thanks to Matt White for the new "Sailing / Results" website landing page where one can very quickly see any series results going back 15+ years.

The deadline for Race Committee duty sign up has passed. Boats who haven't signed up for their 2 required duties will be receiving notification of their duty dates in the near future.

Thinking has started again about having an online KYC Crew Bank. If you have thoughts about this, looking for a boat to race on, are looking for crew, please talk to Arrchit or your fleet captain.

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