Knotmeter - November 23, 2018

Knotmeter - November 23, 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 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: Turkey pot pie with choice of side - $15
  • Weekend Special: Croque Monsieur - $14
  • Omlette: Three cheese - $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


| Sailing

Congratulations to Kate Simpson. She is a new co-captain for Women in Wind program. Big THANKS to Megan Willoughby for her contribution over the years.

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. Big THANKS to Ryan and Carolyn Heath for their effort & contributions to the program over the past year.

The Sailing Committee recently held one of their monthly meetings on Nov 21. As we look towards the next sailing season, please share your thoughts on any of our programs (and your availability to help) with the following key contacts, in person or 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