Knotmeter - July 20, 2018

Knotmeter - July 20, 2018

Our Junior Sailing Camps are Sailing into the weekend!

Special Announcements

| Electricity on the Dock

Any boaters who disconnect their poats from the shore power, please remember to unplug the shore receptacle as well. Failing to unplug the shore receptacle poses a significant health and safety risk. The plugged in live power coard can dangle IN the water, and a stray current can harm swimmers. PLEASE remember to unplug both ends of your power cord should you leave your slip.

Upcoming Events

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| July 20: Cruiser's TGIF

20 July 2018
start gathering: 5:00 PM
food served: starting 5:15 - 5:30 PM

All Cruisers and anyone interested in finding out what the Cruising Fleet is all about are welcome!

Please send us a quick email at if you are able to attend so that we are able to better plan for food.


| July 21: Partridge Bowl

Food tickets are now SOLD OUT


| July 10: Cruising fleet Concert Amherst Island

Dear Cruising Friends, and non-cruising KYC members,

Like the previous few years we, Hans and Marion Westenberg, will organize a visit to the Waterside Concert Series on Amherst Island, with potluck supper afterwards at the village dock of Stella Bay. This particular concert is on Tuesday, 10 July, 2018, at 4.15 p.m., in St. Paul's Presbyterian Church, Stella, by a German Group, called Alliage Quintet. They are four fabulous saxophonists and a pianist, "one of the most creative and successful saxophone ensembles in Europe". Look them up, and have a listen to one of their youtube performances. They will play classical pops and popular classics, (there is a difference!), summer fare, and not heavy going, but fantastic. Tickets are $37, and can be had by googling Waterside Summer Series Eventbrite, who have an easy to navigate site. You can also get tickets by emailing Bev Harris, Artistic Director, at, or even phone her at 613-3842407. In that case it will be understood that you will pay at the door, and that is non-refundable! Don't buy and then not come! I have set 10 tickets aside for our group, but we can get more.

If you come by boat, just sail to Stella, and join the group. Be sure to be in Stella Bay on time for a hitchhike to the church with Islanders. If you come by ferry, take the 3.30 ferry, and drive to the church, or come by the village dock beforehand to pick some of us up, if you can. You can also take an earlier ferry (1.30 or 2.30) and socialize on whichever of our boats that sit at the dock!

I regret for our younger cruisers who still work, that the only concert on a weekend is Sunday 29 July, but then we (H and M) are in the Gananoque area. All others are weekdays.

Please let me know if you are going to join us. In case of rain, we will be there on the boat regardless, and we can all fit into our boat for supper, but you might like to come by ferry!

There is more!

We are leaving on Tuesday morning 3 July from POH for a 9 day circumnavigation of Prince Edward County. Would anyone like to join us? It will be more loose than when organized by John and Marg Mason, or by Gunnar Heissler. No activities planned, but serendipity often throws them into our laps anyway. The usual, get going in the morning, and see each other at happy hour and/or shared dinner. Our schedule will be adhered to fairly strictly (weather depending) because of the 10 July concert, and will be as follows: 3 and 4 July anchor at Stella Bay. 4 July concert at St. Paul's. (see about that later). So you could also just leave Kingston on the Wednesday. 5 July Picton, 6 July Belleville, 7 July through the Murray Canal and moored at Brighton dock, 8 and 9 July Waupoos, 10 July Stella, 11 July home. Or perhaps just one night at Waupoos, and to Stella on the 9th for 2 nights.

We will also be going to the Waterside concert on Wednesday July 4th at 4.15. It is called "I dreamed a dream" (song from Miserables). This concert will also be amazing, with all-Canadian cast of pianists Robert Kortgaard and Peter Tiefenbach, Julie Nesrallah, soprano, and Brett Polegato, internationally acclaimed baritone. This is going to be brilliant; any of you who have heard Julie, or are listening to her every morning on CBC music, will know that. Tickets to be had in the same way (see above), though I am not holding a set for the group for this concert. We plan to have dinner on board by ourselves, or, if any of you come, go to the Back Kitchen for dinner together. There will also be a reception at an island home after the concert to which we can take friends, if we are not too many.

So that's it for the Westenberg offerings. We hope to hear from many of you, and that this message is not too complicated!

See you on the water, at the concerts, on our trip!

Hans and Marion Westenberg


| August 2: Casino Night


| August 24: Chris Morris

| 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


John Kitney (


| Weekend Features

  • Friday/Saturday Feature: Enright Cattle Co. Striploin with a local garlic scape pesto,and an all local salad of baby lettuce greens, radishes, pickled beets, raspberry vinaigrette and feta - $30
  • Weekend Special: crab cake benny with mornay sauce - $14
  • Omlette: Greek; feta, black olives, roasted red peppers tomato and red onion - $13

| Beer of the Week

De Berry’s Treasure

Gose 4.5% ABV

X marks the spot for De Berry’s Treasure, a refreshing gose brewed with bountiful amounts of organic black raspberries and organic rhubarb. Named for 17th century pirate captain Charlotte de Berry, De Berry’s Treasure was originally conceived and brewed in 2016 by women at Beau’s for a “Women of Beer” event hosted by the Society of Beer Drinking Ladies.History & Style

History & Style

Gose is a German beer style that originated in and around the Saxon town of Leipzig. The saltiness, which typifies the style, is attributable to the mineral-rich aquifers that supplied the water for brew houses in the region. Fruits like black raspberries and rhubarb complement the natural attributes of a gose. The label artwork features a skull and crossbones design made of the beer’s ingredients – raspberry and rhubarb – as a nod to traditional “Jolly Roger” pirate flags.

Tasting Notes

De Berry’s Treasure pours bright alizarin with white foam and a slight haze. The aroma is fruity, combining berry and rhubarb notes. This light-bodied beer has tangy flavour. The finish is clean with a subtle salt linger.


| Wine of the Month

Junior Sailing

| Casino Night

We are excited to announce that the Junior Sailing instructor staff will be hosting our Casino Night Fundraiser again this year! Taking place on Thursday, August 2nd, 2018 at 7:00pm, family, friends, sailors and community members are invited down to play Black Jack, Roulette and Texas Hold'Em as well as enjoy food, drinks, and great company! Tickets are $25, available at the Junior Sailing office and $30 at the door. All proceeds will be going towards the JS program and we hope to see you there!

| Adult Learn to Sail

KYC is offering the Start Keelboat Sailing qualification which is an entry-level course that builds basic keelboat sailing skills. This course is recommended for those with little boating or sailing experience that want to experience sailing on a keelboat and begin to build basic sailing skills in a relaxed environment and at a comfortable pace. This is a great opportunity to do some of your own sailing and further your understanding of your son or daughter's sailing. Registration is open and spaces are filling up quickly, so make sure to sign up soon -

If you have any questions, please contact our KYC Sailing Manager Arcchit Sehgal via:

| Junior Sailing

We have finished up an amazing first session here at Junior Sailing! The sailors have done an amazing job and learned many new skills. We have enjoyed Feeding Frenzy, and guest coaching from Robert Davis over the past three weeks.

Our Junior sailors are looking forward to the Bronze Regatta with sailors from CANSail 2 and above as well as Collins Bay and the Sea Cadet program joining us.

We are excited for the rest of the season and there are still spaces available for sailors to register later in the summer!

| Race Teams

Our race teams are in full swing for the season and have been taking advantage of the great winds and guest coaches. We recently had Robert Davis at KYC coaching our Laser team. The sailors loved it and picked up on quite a few tips

Our 420 team recently returned from 420 Canadians where and placed well above their goals, and two of our athletes, James Fair and Ella Panting, were asked by Thomas Fogh to return and compete in the Ontario Summer Games.

Our Opti team is currently in Hudson, Quebec for Fruitbowl and the parents and Opti team are smashing it.

Our laser team also recently returned from National Capital Regatta with Fergus Murdoch placing 6th in the Laser Radial fleet.

Keep up the great work!


| Sailing

KYC racers performed admirably during the recent EYC 2018 regatta involving 61 boats hosted at KYC. In the 2-day course racing, Long Time Running (Hull) 1st the division I, Cara Mia V 1st division II, JLS (Van Rosssem) 1st and Shanti (Boyd) 3rd in division III. Also placing well in the long distance race were Long Time Running (Hull) 3rd in division I, Cara Mia V (Colwell) 4th in division II, Shanti (Boyd) 1st and Cariad 2nd in division III, La Galouine (Cohrs) 2nd in division V. For more complete results refer to "Sailing > Results" on our website.

BIG THANKS to KYC mooring holders for vacating their moorings (25 moved to POH) during the regatta, the volunteers for pulling off a spectacularly successful regatta, and our manager, staff and members for welcoming our visitors and making their experience here a memorable one. This regatta has been very profitable for KYC, in terms of finances and reputation.

The Radio Controlled racing group has reversed their fleets & race nights. DF65 racing is now on Monday evenings and IOM on Wednesday evenings. On July 28 (11 am - 3 pm), an exhibition of radio controlled sailing will be included as part of the "Grand Opening of Breakwater Park".

Weekend racing results:
Harbour Race: PHRF 1- 1st Force 10 (Crowson) , 2nd Breakway J (McGugan), 3rd Long Time Running (Hull); PHRF 2 - 1st Selene (Vines), 2nd Valkyr 2 (Crothers)
Main Duck Island Race: PHRF 1- 1st Long Time Running (Hull), 2nd Breakaway J (McGugan), 3rd Force 10 (Crowson); PHRF 2 - 1st Rainbow Chaser After 2 races, 3 boats tied for 1st place overall in PHRF 1 fleet.

Upcoming weekend events:

Sat July 21 Partridge Bowl and KYC Club picnic
Sat July 28 Pigeon Island Race (new date)

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