Knotmeter - February 8, 2019

Knotmeter - February 8, 2019

Throwback to 1955! The kingston shoreline is barely recognizable!

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| February 8: Trivia Night

Ted's Trivia Night – Friday, February 8th 7 pm

We would like to challenge all KYC members (new and old, sailors and non-sailors) to participate in the Annual KYC Trivia Night now to be held on Friday, February 8th from 7:00 pm. Mark your calendars and get your crew all pumped up for an evening that always proves to be entertaining, fun, informative and often somewhat humiliating for all but the winning contestants! We are pleased to once again have the considerable skills, depth of knowledge and crowd controlling expertise of Past Commodore Ted Ison as our Quizmaster. Questions will be sailing related as well as of general interest – something for salty dogs and landlubbers alike! We encourage members to form teams (max 6 members/team) based on boat crew, family associations, or simply smart friends that you think will know the answers. There will be lots of opportunity to scramble together a team from those at the bar, please submit your team entry to no later than February 6th so we can make the appropriate arrangements. Remember…it is not what you know ...or who you know is if you know someone that thinks they know all the answers and you can get them on your Trivia Team!

Two updates:

start time: 7pm

Please RSVP to


| February 20: KYC Cruisers' Muster


| February 22: Beer Styles


| February 23: Red Cross First Aid Course

Saturday February 23th
Red Cross Emergency First Aid course
open to all KYC members

Instructor Mark Halladay
Is this an 8 hour one day course that includes CPR and AED (Mark will cater the content to the marine environment) cost per participant $100 +HST=$113 (cash or cheque to the instructor)
18 max Class size


| Weekend Features

Fri/Sat Dinner Feature
  • Friday/Saturday dinner feature: Grilled pork chops with a shallot and sage cream sauce, saffron risotto cake and carrots - $20
Febrewary food pairing feature
  • Mixed greens salad with pistachio crusted chevre, grapes, red onions and a mixed herb vinaigrette - $11
  • Weekend Special: crab cake benny with mornay sauce - $15
  • Omlette: broccoli and cheddar - $13

| FeBREWary - Week 2: Motueka Plisner

Motueka Pilsner

Pilsner 5.3% ABV

Beau’s Farm Table Series are sessionable beers brewed true to a classic or emerging style. Organic Motueka hops from New Zealand light up this classic European beer style with their tropical, citrusy brightness. The clean, crisp pilsner provides the perfect backdrop to let these juicy hops take centre stage.

History and Style

Motueka is a made-in-New Zealand hop variety, created by cross-breeding NZ hops with saaz, the go-to hop for Czech-style pilsner. The recipe uses only Motueka hops, added at different points during the brewing to show off their versatility and unique character. The label art is a screen-print style that hints at New Zealand – some things that fly, and … some things that don’t.

Riverhead Brewing Co.

Motueka Pilsner pours a slightly hazy deep gold, with a white foam. The aroma offers bright citrus notes of Meyer lemon and hints of baking spice. The flavour brings a brisk balance of soft malt and zippy hops. The finish is crisp and clean.


| Wine of the Month

| FeBREWary

Junior Sailing

| Race Team Registration Open


| Sailing

The KYC Sailing Committee recently met and are hard at working planning for the coming (water-based) sailing season. Keelboat and regatta event dates have been finalised. We have coordinated with Collins Bay Yacht Club and CORK to minimise overlaps. No major changes are planned for our keelboat racing Sailing Instructions this year. The splitting of PHRF racers into 2 equally sized fleets (based on expected active weeknight racers) is nearing completion.

FYI, regattas being organised and hosted by KYC this year are:

Shark Provincials (Jun 29-30)
2.4 North Americans (Jul 5-7)
9er Skiffs (Aug 6-8)
505 North Americans (Aug 21-24)
Blind Sailing Worlds (Sep 2-8)
IOM Eastern Canadians (Sep 14-15)
Volunteer training sessions are being planned for the summer. If you would like to learn more or would like to help please contact the Regattas program/lead (see below).

It's only 12 weeks until launch day!

Full details on all our programs will be shared in the online Sailors Handbook next week. See below list of programs and leads for 2019. Feel free to share your views with them!

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

| Cruising

Welcome to February, we are now halfway through the sailing hiatus and the days are getting longer.

Feb 20th 5pm is the next monthly Cruisers' Muster, come out and get warmed up talking about cruising.

March 30th is our AGM and Awards evening. Please send your RSVP and any food exceptions to Brandon

We have had a few applications/nominations for the Cruiser Awards. Please don't forget to send in your request to us. There are 5 new awards this year. You can see all the Awards at the Cruisers Page

The newly approved Jemmett's Committee had its inaugural meeting this week. The Committee is charged with recommending maintenance levels and improvements for the property. This is a strong step forward by the Club for Cruisers and other members who use the property.

| Iceboat Sailing

The Kingston ice boaters sailed on Lake Col. By for almost 6 weeks now. It has been an excellent season so far. We have had two days with 14 Boats on the ice. The recent snow has closed it to ice boating but snow kite sailing season is now open. The harbour recently froze and ice boating resumed there for a week. Then it snowed! Now kite sailing can take off!