Knotmeter - September 28, 2018

Knotmeter - September 28, 2018

Congratulations to all the sailors at the CORK Fall regatta last weekend!

| Special Announcements

It is slowly growing close to that time of the year. Our final race night is now officially done and we are begining to review some fall projects and clean up the yard. With this, we are o asking membership to think about taking their boats on the hard from the Club as cradles will be dropped off in a few weeks as we get ready for haulout (Oct 28, 29).

As for our Club fiscal year - our last day is this Sunday, with auditors begining to review how we did starting Monday. For this reason we will be doing a full inventory of the Club Sunday Night and therefore will be needing to close our restarurant at 6pm on Sunday.

Although our 2018 books will be closing at the end of September, please remember our restaurant is still in "full swing" with Neil and his team creating fantistic features and dinner specials. Our Winter calander is also now on our website, with our Club Events posted! So please pencil tthem in!

If you have any questions, please feel free to drop me a line.

Greg McNab


| Bar and Kitchen Hours


Please be advised that Bar and Kitchen will be closing early at 6:00pm on Sunday, September 30th for KYC year end preparations. Sorry for any inconvenience.


| Weekend Features

Fri/Sat Dinner Feature
  • Steak au poivre: Striploin steak with a brandy peppercorn sauce, fingerling potatoes and kale - $28
  • Weekend Special: pancetta benny with smoked paprika holondaise and potato hash - $15
  • Omlette: Greek omelette - $13

| Beer of the Week

Tom Green Summer Stout

Blonde Stout 5% ABV

Tom Green Beer Milk Stout is going blonde for the summer! Tom Green Summer Stout is a sun-kissed golden ale with roasty and rich stout-like flavour. It is brewed with cacao nibs, and infused with organic fairtrade Colombian coff¬ee roasted locally at Ottawa’s Bridgehead Roastery. A hint of sweetness is contributed by the milk sugar (lactose) that makes a milk stout special.

History & Style

A blonde stout (also known as a golden stout) achieves an almost magical juxtaposition of appearance and experience, by infusing a brilliant, clear golden ale with stout-like aromas and flavours of coff¬ee and cacao. The coffee used in Tom Green Summer Stout is a medium-roast organic fairtrade coffee from the Colombian municipality of Piendamó. It was roasted by Ottawa’s Bridgehead Roastery and features flavours of chocolate, caramel, vanilla and roasted marshmallow.

Tasting Notes

Tom Green Summer Stout pours clear golden-blonde with white foam. Coff¬ee and cacao provide their classic aromas to this beer. The mocha flavour notes are supplemented by subtle berry nuances. The finish is mildly sweet and lingering.


| Wine of the Month


| CORK Fall Regatta

KYC had a fantastic showing at the CORK Fall regatta last weekend! With three race courses, 175 boats the regatta was a wonderful way to kick off the fall season out on the water!

Jonah Fy and Quintin Harris competed in the Opti fleet. This event was Quintin's first regatta! Two new c420 teams competed with Pierre Offredi & Tommy Kalin in one boat and Sam Harris & Loick Kneppert in the other. We look forward to watching you all in the future!

Fergus Murdoch came 10th in the 55 boat Radial fleet. James Fair placed 2nd in the Laser 4.7 fleet. Matti Muru Queens Sailing Team and the KYC Fall training coach won the top spot in the always competitive Laser Standard fleet.

Ali ten Hove (KYC) & Mariah Millen (RCYC) took the top spot in the 49er FX, with 2nd place going to Will and Sam Bonin (Queen's Sailing Team/RCYC) Galen Richardson (RCYC) & Jake Adair (KYC) in 3rd place and in 4th Arie Moffat (KYC) & Aidan Lawford Wickham (KYC)

Jeff Boyd and Martin ten Hove won the Eastern Canadian 5o5 Championship!

Thank you to Matti and Sarah for the fantastic coaching! Congratulations everyone!

Giant thank you to the KYC volunteers for your amazing contribution the event! The competitors of all ages appreciated everything that you did to make the event a great success!


| Sailing

Evening racing has finished for the year. Congratulations to September Series winners:
PHRF 1: 1st Cara Mia (Colwell) by 0.5 points, 2nd Long Time Running (Hull), 3rd Force 10 (Crowson)
PHRF 2: 1st Teyma (Wegulein) by 0.5 points, 2nd Vandal (Tattersall), 3rd Selene (Vines)
Sharks: 1st Shadfly (Raddon), 2nd JLS (Van Rossem), 3rd Cariad (Gummer)
Really close finishes for 1st place in PHRF 1 and PHRF 2 fleets!

Evening Overall Series (all monthly series completed):
PHRF 1 (8 racers): 1st Long Time Running (Hull), 2nd Force 10 (Crowson), Cara Mia V (Colwell)
PHRF 2 (12 racers): 1st Vandal (Tattersall), 2nd Seattle Slewp (Kraszewski), 3rd Teyma (Weguelin)
Sharks (10 racers): 1st Shadfly (Raddon), 2nd Shanti (Boyd), 3rd JLS (Van Rossem)

Weekend Overall Series (all weekend events completed):
PHRF 1 (11 racers): 1st Breakaway J (McGugan), 2nd Force 10 (Crowson), Long Time Running (Hull)
PHRF 2 (8 racers): 1st Selene (Vines), 2nd Solvento (Deluzio), 3rd Cat's Paw (Erland)

Please submit your nominations for our racing Special Awards before all those (good & bad) deeds fade. Email your nominations to the Race Office (see below or drop off paper nominations in the Race Office by October 12. Printed copies of the form are available in the downstairs var area; a PDF file is available online at the "Sailing / Keelboat Racing" website page. 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 slideshow. This year it's Saturday, November 3rd. Mark it in your calendars and book your table with Manager Greg!

Upcoming Weekend events:
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