Knotmeter - August 3, 2018

Knotmeter - August 3, 2018


Special announcements

| A Message from the Manager

July was one of the busiest months we have ever had on record for the restaurant! We would like to thank everyone for making this so! As a reminder, if you are coming to the Club with a party of 6 people or more, we always encourage you to make a reservation as to assist us with scheduling and set up requirements.

August has also proven to have begun with a "bang" we currently have the 29er Canadians at the Club racing Friday - Monday (with a bbq happening upstairs Sunday evening) with Food service not being affected at any point during the weekend. We also have Shark Worlds at the Club during the last week of August. We will be asking members to assist us again with slips for this event. (More information will follow).

I would also like to remind members to check in with the office if your boat is dry moored on the outer breakwall or in the inner harbour and your vessel does not have an up to date sticker. We did an inventory last week and have noticed we have over 10 boats that have not checked in with us at the office. We would greatly appreciate your assistance with this matter.

We hope everyone is enjoying this great weather and taking advantage of our great facilities; if you have any suggestions or comments on how we are doing we are always ready to listen.

Greg McNab

Upcoming Events

Full Calendar of Events »

| 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 25: Wolfe Island Race

| August 31: Smitty Kingston


| Weekend Features

  • Friday/Saturday Feature: Seared Duck Breast with pomegranate reduction, fingerling potatoes and Swiss chard - $28
  • Weekend Special: Heuvos Rancheros with crispy chorizo - $14
  • Omlette: Ham & Swiss with chives - $13

| 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

The first month of Junior Sailing is over and JS is busier than ever. With the Bronze regatta, Cedar Island day, and Feeding Frenzy all behind us, the sailors are looking forward to a month of good breeze and lasting friendships. CORK is on the horizon and our advanced sailors are looking forward to lots of fun! 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

Two of our 420 sailors, James Fair and Ella Augspurger, are currently off competing in the Ontario Summer Games in London, ON. Good luck!

Our Opti team recently returned from Hudson, Quebec. The sailors and parents had a great time with the parents camping right on the grounds with the sailors. Talk about bonding over a regatta!

The Laser race team just returned from the Mid Ontario Championships with Fergus Murdoch placing 5th in the Radial fleet and Katherine Weaver placing 17th. Be sure to give them your words of encouragement if you see them around KYC training!

| 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 Pigeon Island Race was a real blast on a wonderful sunny day with 15+ kts from SW providing an great sleigh ride home. Several boats hit new knotmeter highs (Solvento 8.5 kts, Long Time Running 15 kts, Breakaway J ?? kts). PHRF 1 results: 1st Breakaway J (McGugan), 2nd Force 10 (Crowson), 3rd Long Time Running (Hull) PHRF 2 results: 1st Solvento (Deluzio), 2nd Selene (Vines), 3rd Cat's Paw (Erland) Shark results: 1st R&R (Adams)

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

Upcoming weekend events:

Sat Aug 11 Simcoe Island Race (CBYC)

Sat Aug 25 Wolfe Island Race

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