Knotmeter - June 22, 2018

Knotmeter - June 22, 2018

Thank you to all our Doors Open Kingston volunteers! The event was a huge success!
Special thank you to the ALTS, RC, and LTS members, James Fair, Peter French, and Ze Keeping!

Special Announcements


| Guest Passes

As the summer begins to ramp up and JS Summer starts, we tend to have a few new faces around the Club (especially walking out to the end of our pier). We are asking for your assistance in helping us out by introducing yourself and inquiring if they are a new member (or guest of a member). Our Club prides ourselves on being welcoming and friendly, however it also is important to inform non members we are a Private Club. Bar Staff and Management do have "GUEST PASSES" we hand out allowing non members the opportunity to experince our Cottage in the City and are very happy to do so. However, our staff cannot be all places at once and if you feel someone maybe taking advantage of our gernerous hospitality, or simply are unaware we are a Private Club, please as I have previously mentioned introduce yourself or if you feel uncomfortable, please do not hesitate to ask staff to say hello to our guests. As you are aware, we do not have fulltime security, or receptionist and access to our property is fairly easy as we are not a gated community. We currently are reviewing alternatives for additional signage, but during this process we do ask for your assistance!

If you have any questions, or additional comments, please feel free to pop in and talk to me, or send a quick email.

I hope you all have a great start to the summer!

Greg McNab,
General Manager

Upcoming Events

Full Calendar of Events »


| June 23: Harbour Race


| July 1: Canada Day


| July 6: Main Duck Island Race

| August 17-19: Picton Jazz Festival Cruise


Once again John and Karen Kitney will be organizing events around the 11th annual Picton Jazz Festival Cruise, scheduled for the weekend of August 17, 18 and 19.

We are planning to organize the group dinner for Friday night (August 17) and then plan to attend the 8:00 pm Regent Theatre Concert featuring the Carol Welsman Trio. A limited number of tickets have been pre-purchased for KYC ($44 each) and can be claimed by calling Greg at the club office to have these put on your club account. Additional tickets can also be purchased on-line at (bear in mind that the good seats are selling quickly).

Details for opting into the Friday dinner and any other weekend activities (such as the Saturday night performance of “The Drawer Boy” by the Festival Players) will follow as they become available. Dockage can also be arranged for the group. Please contact John Kitney if you are interested in participating in this weekend event, either by boat or by car. In the mean time you can check the 2018 program for other Jazz events that you might want to catch on their own. Visit


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| Weekend Features

  • Friday/Saturday Feature: Herb and garlic stuffed chicken supreme with a leek and mushroom cream sauce, green and wax beans, fingerling potatoes - $24
  • Weekend Special: croque monsieur - $14
  • Omlette: broccoli and cheddar - $13

| Beer of the Week


Bavarian-style Dark Lager 5.7% ABV

Dunkel is a Bavarian-style dark lager with a balanced, reserved hop presence. Crisp with a malt-forward taste, Dunkel is the ideal beer for those who love both the rich roastiness of a dark beer and the clean finish of a lager.

History & Style
Among the most appropriately named styles of beer, the term “dunkel” is the German word for “dark.” Dunkel’s history stretches back to the Bavarian Purity Act of 1516, which decreed that brewers use only barley, hops and water in beer-making – clearing a path for the dunkel, which met both these standards and satisfied the palates of the people of Munich. This traditional Bavarian lager rose in prominence, with a legacy that remains to this day. Dunkel is luscious and toasty in flavour, yet with smooth lager crispness.
Tasting Notes
Dunkel pours mahogany with a billowy white foam. The aroma offers mocha and bread crust notes. The flavour features deep malt impressions with hints of chocolate. This medium bodied dark lager has a clean finish.


| Wine of the Month


| Sailing Hall of Fame Inductions

2018 Canadian Sailing Hall of Fame Inductions Announced

The Canadian Sailing Hall of Fame and the Marine Museum of the Great Lakes at Kingston are pleased to announce the 2018 Inductees into the Canadian Sailing Hall of Fame:

Ian Bruce - Renowned International 14 sailor, two-time winner of the prestigious Prince of Wales Cup in England, two-time Olympic sailor, founder of Performance Sailcraft, builder of International 14s, initiator and builder of the Laser. Officer of the Order of Canada. (RSTLYC)

Don Green - Winner of 1978 Canada's Cup in C&C Evergreen, member of 1979 Canadian Admirals' Cup team in 1979 and survivor of the devastating 1979 Fastnet Race, SORC campaigns in Frers designed Evergreen II, America's Cup Challenger in 12 Metre True North. Member of the Order of Canada (RHYC)

Derek Hatfield - Renowned single-handed Round The World Racer winning first in class in the 2001/02 Around Alone, raced the 2008 Vendee Globe and in 2010 Derek once again took the podium in the VELUX 5 Oceans single-handed Round The World Race, Recipient of Rolex Sailor of the Year; won Sail Canada's and Ontario Sailing's Sailor of the Year awards in 2003.

David Howard - Winner of 1954 Canada's Cup in the 8-Metre Venture II, Skipper 1956 Olympics in Dragons, Sailing Master on off-shore racers Inishfree and Bonaventure (Bermuda races and SORCs), Skipper and syndicate member of True North in 1969 Canada's Cup trials, Skipper and Syndicate member of 1975 Canada's Cup challenger Marauder, Past Commodore and Honourary Life Member of RCYC, one of the original four founders of the Nonsuch class (RCYC)

1932 Olympic Silver Medalist - Eight Metres - Ernest Cribb, Peter Gordon, George Gyles, Harold Jones. Ronald Maitland, Hubert Wallace - (RVYC)

1932 Olympic Bronze Medalist - Six Metres - Gardner Boultbee, Kenneth Glass, Philip Rogers, Gerald Wilson - (RVYC)

The Canadian Sailing Hall of Fame is a collaboration between The Canadian Sailing Hall of Fame, the Marine Museum of the Great Lakes at Kingston and Sail Canada. Inductees to the Hall of Fame must be Canadian citizens, and can be inducted in any of the three categories of Sailor, Technical, or Contributor.

In these initial years, Inductees will be chosen by the Canadian Sailing Hall of Fame Management Committee, with representation from across the country. The selection is governed by the criteria established in the CSHOF By-Laws. In future it is intended that the nomination process will be open to the sailing public.

"As a longstanding partner, Sail Canada is pleased to support the Canadian Sailing Hall of Fame and the Marine Museum in this important initiative. We look forward to future collaboration as we identify and celebrate individuals who are deserving of this national recognition."
--Todd Irving, Sail Canada President.

The inductions ceremony will take place at Kingston Yacht Club, 1 Maitland Street, Kingston, ON, at 2:00 - 5:00 PM Sunday, August 19th, 2018. Seating is limited, so please reserve early. Cost: $25 per person, includes one-year membership to the Marine Museum. Media are invited to attend. For more information and to make a reservation, please contact Doug Cowie, Museum Manager, Marine Museum of the Great Lakes at Kingston. Tel: 613-542-2261 / Email:

| Annual Cruisers Dinner and Awards:

Award Winners 2017

Broken Winch: John and Karen Kitney (At the MacKenzie's Cottage visit 2017 the Kitney's gained experience with a dragging anchor. They handled it and everything worked out in the end.)

Brass Winch: Gunnar and Paula Heisler, John and Marg Mason For assisting Mike and Brenda Charette to and from Waupoos in the 2017 sailing season.

The Long Haul Award: Jeb and Ursula Thorley The Thorley's departed August 29, 2016 and completed their voyage May 15, 2017. Their trip took them from Kingston, through New York, along the eastern seaboard to Florida, into the Bahamas, and back again. Congratulations Jeb and Ursula on your successful journey!

| Kingston Yacht Club Corinthian Fund

The activity at the club is increasing every day and soon the harbor will be full of the Junior Sailing Program and lots of Race Team members training for their major regattas around Canada and beyond . The Corinthian fund supports competitive sailors to help them defer the cost of travel to these events . We have supported many KYC Sailing Athletes who are striving to get on the Provincial Sailing Team , National Youth Teams , National Teams and also Canadian Olympic Teams . KYC has a tradition of giving as much support to their representatives as possible . We strive to “ Pay It Forward “ just as the many members have done before us . This week we received a donation in the memory of Bill and Edith Powles who were long time members in the sixties and seventies . Bill sailed a Flying Dutchman and is remembered as always having a smile ,time to talk to the junior sailors around the club and encouraging them to come out to all the races they could possibly manage .

The fund is accepting application for this season but they must be received in short order as the funds are limited and the committee must review the applications before the budget is completed . The applications and guidelines are on the KYC website .

If you have any questions please contact Gord Crothers at or 613 -545-7050

| Sailing

The remaining unfilled Race Committee slots have been assigned by the Race Office (Arcchit). Remember, it's each racer's responsibility to know about their duties and perform them. Duty assignments can be viewed online in "Sailing > Race Committee Duties". If you need to swap duties with another racer email the Race Office with the details.

Upcoming weekend events:

Sat June 23 Harbour Race
Fri-Sat July 6-7 Main Duck Island Race
Sat July 28 (new date) Pigeon Island Race... re-scheduled due to lack of wind on original date

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: Arcchit Sehgal (Race Management Coordinator); fleet captains: Steve Harrison & Peter Kraszewski (PHRF 1), John Vines (PHRF 2), Robin Wynne-Edwards (Sharks); PHRF reps: Rob Colwell & Chris Walmsley
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