Knotmeter - November 16, 2018

Knotmeter - November 16, 2018

The Kingston Yacht Club 2018 AGM will take place on Thursday November 29th. All members are invited and welcome to attend.

Upcoming Events

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| November 21: Cooking with Chef Neil


| November 25: Vibrant Sale

The first annual sale of finely-crafted items offered by Kingston’s Fibre and Fabric Cooperative Sunday, November 25 th , 2018, from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., in the Partridge Room at KYC.

This is an opportunity to purchase locally-made fine craft for those on your Christmas gift list. As well, there will be demonstrations of weaving, spinning and lace-making, so bring the kids. Come and see how spinning wheels work, how many knots it takes to make lace, and the many varied sizes of looms which are all boat-friendly. Come for brunch and stay to shop. No admission charge.

| December 1: Carol Singing


| December 1: Roast Beef Feast


| December 7: Festive Yuletide Luncheon


| December 9: Children's Christmas Party


| December 15: Commodore's Cocktail Party


| Weekend Features

Fri/Sat Dinner Feature
  • Friday/Saturday dinner feature: Arctic Char with celeriac and sweet potato purees, cider braised kale and beurre blanc - $25
  • Weekend Special: Huevos Rancheros - $14
  • Omlette: broccoli and old cheddar - $13

| Beer of the Week

48o 54o

Fogo Island Myrrh-Smoked Gose 6.7% ABV

Conceived collaboratively with Fogo Island Inn, 49° 54° is inspired by the rich cultural heritage of one of Canada’s oldest settlements, Newfoundland’s Fogo Island. The recipe includes Newfoundland partridgeberries, birch bark and sea salt foraged from the island, and malt smoked with myrrh collected from Island pine, spruce and fir.

History & Style

Gose is a German beer style that originated in and around the Saxon town of Leipzig. The saltiness, which typifies the style, is attributable to the mineral-rich aquifers that supplied the water for brew houses in the region. Our Fogo Island version of the style adds in the elements of hand-smoked malt and tart Newfoundland partridgeberries for a taste of the local terroir.  49° 54°’s label art illustrates saltbox housing and fishing stages common to Fogo Island, while its artistic style is a nod to the Inn’s modern take on traditional Newfoundland outport design.

Tasting Notes

49° 54° pours hazy orange. Aromas are earthy and woody, mingled with mild fruitiness from the Newfoundland partridgeberries. Flavours are of smoky incense and brine, mildly tart berry, along with earthy, woody elements and evergreen sap. The finish is of lingering incense, with nicely balanced sweetness.


| Wine of the Month


| New Captains

Congratulations to Bob Story and Rosemary Wilson for stepping forward as your new Cruising Fleet Co-Captains for the coming year! Please share your views about the cruising program, its events & activities, with them. And a big THANK YOU to Ryan and Carolyn Heath for their effort & contributions to the program over the past year.


| Sailing


Many thanks to all those attended and made it a wonderful evening. The evening was fold out with more than 125 revelers, including members of the Queen's Sailing team, who also presented several awards. We had very special presentations from Ali ten Hove and Robert Davis, our KYC Olympic hopefuls, about their endeavours. As usual, the food & service were fantastic! Kudos to Greg, chef Neil, Brandon and all the staff. There was much merriment and a little embarrassment (i.e. from some of the special awards "winners"). Thanks to Peter K for once again taking care of glassware, flags and trophies. Daniel Geleyn got many great photos, which will become available through KYC's Flickr account. And Chris Walmsley put together a great slide show from the contributed material. Finally, thanks to members of the Sailing Committee (Robin Wynne-Edwards, John Vines, Steve Harrison, Robert Weguelin, and Ross Cameron) for helping in presenting the awards.

And the results...

Evening series fleet champions: PHRF 1: Long Time Running (M. Hull), PHRF 2: Vandal (B. Tattersall), Sharks: Shadfly (S. Raddon) Weekend fleet champions: PHRF 1: Breakaway J (McGugan), PHRF 2: Selene (Vines) Kingston Keel boat Championship: PHRF: Breakaway J (McGugan)

Special awards winners:
Best Crew (Watson Cup) Jeremy Waugh
Most improved skipper (Whig Standard Bowl): Brandon Tattersall
Obscure use of sailing skills (Henry Award): Mike Hull
Special spinnaker skills (Hourglass Award): Ritalin
Seamanship (Britannia Rock): Ritalin
Best KYC boat at EYC (1948 EYC Page Award): Long Time Running
Best race committee (Roger Tattersall Shotgun Award): Shadfly
Best team (Abernathy Cup): Breakaway J
Post JS Achievement (Spitfire): Ali ten Hove and Robert Davis
Fleet contribution (Scott Plaque): EYC and Shark Worlds Regatta Committees
KYC Achievement & Leadership : M. Gummer, J. Wilby, S. Fraser

If you have any suggestions on how we can improve or add to our racing, regattas or other sailing programs at KYC please have a chat with any member of the Sailing Committee. We plan to have some evening/weekend events during the winter that, hopefully, will be of interest to racers/sailors. Until we hit the water next year...

The next Sailing Committee meeting is Wednesday, Nov 21. As we look towards next year, please share your thoughts on any of our programs (and your availability to help) with Committee members, in person or by email to:

Racing: (KYC Race Office); fleet captains: Steve Harrison (PHRF 1), John Vines (PHRF 2) & Robin Wynne-Edwards (Sharks), and Peter Kraszewski, Brandon Tattersall & Ross Cameron; PHRF reps: Rob Colwell & Chris Walmsley
Regattas: Robert Weguelin
Radio Controlled: Paul Switzer & John Lowther
Community Club: Peter French
Women In Wind: Megan Willoughby, Kim Garrett & Mary Wilson
Cruising: Bob Story & Rosemary Wilson
Able Sail Kingston: Audrey Kobayashi & John Curtis
Sailing Ken Martin, Chair