Knotmeter - July 27, 2018

Knotmeter - July 27, 2018

Thank you to Wolfe Island Spring Brewery for all their support of our events this summer!

Upcoming Events

Full Calendar of Events »


| July 28: Pigeon Island Race


| 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 (


| August 28: Wolfe Island Race


| Beer of the Week


India Pale Lager 6.6% ABV

Beau’s Farm Table Series are easy-to-enjoy beers interpreting classic or emerging beer styles. In Hopfenlager, the clean, crisp backdrop of a lager sets the stage perfectly for allowing the herbal and light peppery spice characteristics of Alsatian Barbe Rouge and Mistral hops to truly shine. A perfect choice for the lager-lover who just can’t get enough hops.

History & Style

Also called an India Pale Lager, the hopfenlager is a relatively new hybrid style which is fermented like a lager, but hopped more like an I.P.A., creating a clean and crisp lager- like finish with amplified hop character. The label art features a disassembled robot spelling Hopfenlager, a nod to the fusion of components which make up the hopfenlager style.

Tasting Notes

Hopfenlager pours hazy yellow with a white foam. The aroma is herbal with a note of savoury onion plus a dash of peppery spice. The flavour highlights intense hop bitterness. The finish is long and herbaceous.

| 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:


| Sailing

The Partridge Bowl Race and BBQ last Saturday was a great success! Winning the race (and the gin) for the 2nd time was Selene (Vines). They will have a 5 minute "penalty" next year. 2nd and 3rd place went to Ramble On (Walmsley) and Solvento (Deluzio) respectively. There were 40+ members present for festivities. Thanks to chef Neil and Justin for a tasty meal.

Sail Canada has inquired about shooting a video of our weeknight racing on August 16 as part of a media campaign of theirs. This seems like a nice opportunity to promote KYC. Input from racers is welcome and each will have the option to be excluded from the video (there will be a form for that). If you have questions/concerns please contact

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.

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.

Upcoming weekend events:

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