Knotmeter - September 14, 2018

Knotmeter - September 14, 2018

Thank you to all who braved the cooler temperatures for our 1st Annual Dockside Dinnner! Neil and his team once again put on a fantastic cullinary show!
Stay tuned for our next event as well as dates for Chef Neil's ever popular Winter Cooking Classes!

Upcoming Events

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| September 15: Carruthers Series


| September 19: Sun-Safety Session

What: Information session on sun safety and skin cancer prevention
Where: Kingston Yacht Club
When: Wednesday, September 19, 2018 from 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
By: Medical students from Queen's University, supervised by local dermatologist Dr. Yuka Asai in conjunction with the Kingston Yacht Club
Light refreshments will be provided!
Thanks - we hope to see you soon!


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


| September 22: Team ten Hove/Millen Fundraiser


| Weekend Features

Fri/Sat Dinner Feature
  • maple ginger glazed salmon with wild rice pilaf and multi coloured carrots - $25
  • Weekend Special: buttermilk and blueberry pancakes with cinnamon creme fraiche - $10
  • Omlette: cherry tomato, basil and Grand Trunk cheese frittata - $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


| Eastern IOM -Thank You


This past weekend Kingston Yacht Club hosted the Eastern region IOM regatta. We had boats attending from all over North America, sailors came from Florida, California, Connecticut, B.C. Alberta and Nova Scotia. The reason KYC is so popular is because of our famous winds and our organization skills. Our facility is second to none, our volunteers are the best and work tirelessly to put on a good show. We ran 35 races over the two days with fierce competition up and down the fleet, we raced in very gusty East winds and most of the time we were limited to B rigs, it made for some very interesting racing. Results can be found on the KYC website.

I would like to thank our bar staff Meryl and Hanna for the timely lunches and for keeping us all well serviced in the bar.

Many thanks to our KYC volunteers,
Peter Vanrossem.
Lana Butler.
Mary Wilson.
Tim Garret.

A special thank you to Paul Switzer who has worked nonstop for the past few months to make sure it all came together. Congratulations to all.

John Lowther


| Sailing

Big thanks to those who have stepped forward to operate the Orange Peel operators for our September racing (Tim Irwin, Cole Robertson, Rob Colwell and Robert Weguelin). We have filled all slots except for the Sept 29 Chase Race. If you are or know of someone who might be able & available to operate the Orange Peel on that date please contact Ken Martin or the Race Office (see below).

The Cruising Fleet has recently created a private KYC Cruising Club Facebook page for KYC cruisers. For info and/or to join the group please contact the program leads (see below).

Evening Overall Series (with September series to go):
PHRF 1 (8 racers): 1st Long Time Running (Hull) and Force 10 (Crowsan) TIED, 3rd Ritalin (Harrison)
PHRF 2 (12 racers): 1st Vandal (Tattersall), 2nd Seattle Slewp (Kraszewski), 3rd Selene (Vines)
Sharks (10 racers): 1st Shanti (Boyd), 2nd Shadfly (Raddon), 3rd JLS (Van Rossem)

Weekend Overall Series (with 2 events to go):
PHRF 1 (10 racers): 1st Breakaway J (McGugan), 2nd Force 10 (Crowson), 3rd Long Time Running (Hull)
PHRF 2 (8 racers): 1st Solvento (Deluzio), 2nd Selene (Vines), 3rd Cat's Paw (Erland)

Your Sailing Committee is hard at work again. They met recently to debrief on the past year's experiences and start the planning for next year. If you would like to help out on this committee and/or any of its programs please contact its Chair (see below). Next meeting is planned for the 2nd week of October.

Nominations for our racing Special Awards will be open soon. Before all those (good & bad) memories fade, the take note and submit suitable nominations either on printed form or by email by October 12. It's always great to recognise stellar and not so stellar performances appropriately :)

If you have any good pics or videos from the past racing season please drop off (on a USB drive) at or send by email to the Race Office. Received media may be used in the Awards Night & Dinner slide show. It's Saturday, November 3rd this year. Mark it in your calendars!

Upcoming Weekend events:
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