Knotmeter - December 7, 2018

Knotmeter - December 7, 2018

Throwback! "Lilliam Ashby at KYC - 1925"

Many thanks to Alevia Colwell for the photo.

Upcoming Events

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| December 9: Children's Christmas Party


| December 15: Commodore's Cocktail Party


| January 1: Commodore's Levee


| Weekend Features

Fri/Sat Dinner Feature
  • Friday/Saturday dinner feature: Duck confit with a red wine syrup, cider braised kale and duck fat fingerling potatoes - $24
  • Weekend Special: ham and Swiss benny - $15
  • Omlette: green bean, bacon and parmesan - $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


| Jake Adair Youth Sailor of the Year

Congratulations to Jake Adair for winning the Fogh Marine Youth Sailor of the year Award.

Please see the following link for photos and a write-up of the Award.


| Cruising Fleet Co-Chairs

“Some are born cruising, some achieve cruising, and some have a Cruising Fleet thrust upon 'em”.
-William Shakespeare, “Twelfth Cruise”.

We are pleased to be responsible for the advancement of cruising at KYC this coming year. We hope to broaden the cruising mandate to include both organized event cruising as well as individual cruising; both local cruising and long-distance cruising beyond our waters. We plan to promote and publicize cruisers’ accomplishments and honour them with additional cruising awards.

Unfortunately, due to lateness of our “volunteering” the annual fall Cruisers AGM will now be held March 30th at 6pm at the Club. Please put this event in your calendars. More detail to follow.

We are also introducing Cruisers’ Muster Wednesdays from 5-6pm the 3rd Wednesday of each month. The first Muster will be January 16th. Come out and meet, share stories and exchange cruising tips with your fellow cruisers. There will be nibbles and other finger foods served. Jan 16th is also the beginning of the Winter Speaker Series, so you have two reasons to gather at the Club.

This week the newly refreshed Cruiser webpages will be live. Please let us know of anything you’d like added.

Cruising Fleet: Co-Chairs Rosemary Wilson/Bob Story

| WIW Fireside Chat

Thank you to Ali ten Hove for joining Women in Wind at this week's fireside chat. What a remarkable journey from KYC JS , to balancing sailing and studies, working with a new team mate- Mariah Millen (RCYC) & boat to running a 49erFX Olympic Campaign! Thank you for sharing the fascinating 'behind the scenes' details. We look forward to supporting you on your path to Tokyo 2020!

| Sailing

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