Knotmeter - August 17, 2018

Knotmeter - August 17, 2018

This has been an excellent Summer for Sailing!

Special announcements

| A Message from the Manager

I hope everyone received our KYC Currents (Membership Edition) the other week with some great work from our Membership Committee. As I previously mentioned, we had an extremely busy July; August is also looking to be great for the Club! I would like to remind our membership that we have Shark Worlds at the Club during the last week of August and will be asking members who are willing and able to assist us with space in the Harbour and moor at POH during this time (a seperate email will follow next week to members with boats in the harbour).

The stairwell carpet has been replaced this week and I am proud to say it looks very good!

Brad and Cole have also had quite a busy summer with ongoing projects for both Club & Boat maintenance and upkeep. We hope all are enjoying seeing some of these additions around the Club. We are currently reviewing some items that can be checked off the "bucket list" this fall before Brad jet-sets off to the Bahamas for the winter (more to come with that).

As always, I welcome any feedback, comments or suggestions on your experience(s) at KYC this year.

Greg McNab

Upcoming Events

Full Calendar of Events »

| August 19: Canadian Sailing Hall of Fame Inductions


| 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


| September 19: Queen's Try Varsity Sailing - Year 2


| September 22: Team ten Hove/Millen Fundraiser


| Weekend Features

  • Friday/Saturday Feature: Jerk Chicken with grilled peach salsa, swiss chard, black beans and rice - $18
  • Weekend Special: Crab Cake Benny with Mornay sauce - $14
  • Omlette: Broccoli Cheddar - $13

| Beer of the Week


Witbier with Quince 6.9% ABV

Witbier with Quince is the inaugural release from Tagwerk, part of the Beau’s + Friends Series. This elegant Belgian-style wheat beer is brewed with organic quince juice, coriander, and hibiscus flowers.

History & Style

Tagwerk Beer celebrates the art of brewing excellence, using respectful innovation to create beer with outstanding taste and more-ishness. Tagwerk takes the name of a farm on the Bruce Peninsula where Master Brewer Christian Riemerschmid von der Heide resides. It is the day-work of the farmer, measured in an acre of farmland that can be worked by hand in one day. Tagwerk creations toast the tradition of an honest day’s work, and the land that provides quality ingredients that elevate a beer to greatness.

Tasting Notes

Witbier with quince pours rose with a white foam and slight haze. The aroma offers bright quince fruit notes with a defined coriander undertone. The flavour is lively, a bit spicy and fruity. The finish is slightly tart and refreshing.

| Wine of the Month

Junior Sailing

| Js Update

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:


| KYC Athletics at World Championships

KYC members Ali ten Hove 49erFX, Robert Davis Laser and Hugh Macrae Laser are competing in the World Championships in Denmark. At this event the best of the best are competing. Unlike the Olympics multiple athletes from the same country can compete. Olympic sailing is one athlete per country. This event is key for many countries to secure a spot at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

These videos have a KYC connection, please share widely!

Follow along here to see how our athletes are doing:

Please take the opportunity to say hello to these amazing athletes when you see them around the club. All have been active with the KYC JS and race team with guest coaching this summer and previous summers.

| Sailing

Racers: Due to increased incidence of crews missing their Race Committee duties (twice last week), Arcchit is now emailing reminders at the start of each week to individuals with duties that week. Remember, it is your responsibility to show up on time (around 5 pm), with crew, and prepared to fulfill your duties. Those that miss their duty will assigned a makeup duty. The duty assignments are always viewable online. For further details concerning RC duties refer to our printed/online "Sailors Handbook".

During the upcoming Shark Worlds regatta, club racing for PHRF 1 and PHRF 2 fleets will proceed as usual but with a twist. We are planning to moor many/all of our club racing PHRF 1 and 2 boats at POH (to make way for all the visiting Sharkies), at no cost to KYC boat owners. Please convey your intentions with Peter Van Rossem. Details about the logistics will follow closer to the date. We are thinking of having our post race winners celebration at the Portsmouth Tavern. We plan to have online results available shortly after completion of racing.

Sail Canada was planning to shoot a video of our weeknight racing on August 16 as part of a media campaign of theirs. Unfortunately, the wind did not cooperate. They may try again some future evening when there is a decent wind! Skippers have been provided with details on opting out of the final video, if they so choose.

Upcoming weekend events:

Sat Aug 25 Wolfe Island Race
Sat Sept 15 Carruthers Series
Sat Sept 29 Chase Race & Able Sail Fundraiser

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