Knotmeter - February 15, 2019

Knotmeter - February 15, 2019

Congratulations to the winners of Ted's Trivia night, "The Main Flakes"!

See below for details.

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| Ted's Trivia Night

Congratulations and a big thank you to all of the participants of KYC's annual trivia night! As advertised the evening proved to be entertaining, fun and informative. We hope that everyone enjoyed themselves and avoided the "somewhat humiliating for all but the winning contestants" part!

In the end the coveted "Ted's Trivia night" trophy was awarded to "The Main Flakes" (Bob, Tarja, Peter, Wilma, Chris and Linda) closely followed by both 2nd place Team Muskies (Ralph, Mary, David, Donna, Elonore and Kate) and 3rd place Team Signature (Rick and Laura).

Thank you everyone for attending!

| Valentine's Day

Thank you to all members who spent their valentine's day at KYC and made the day extra special.

| February 20: KYC Cruisers' Muster


| February 20: Nautical Nights Speaker Series


| February 22: Beer Styles and Profiling


| 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
  • Almond crusted halibut with a wild rice pilaf, braised kale, strawberry salsa and balsamic syrup - $24
3 Course Special
  • add 10$ to any entree to upgrade to a 3 course meal: choice off a small salad or soup to start and our feature dessert to finish!
Febrewary food pairing feature
  • Oysters on the half shell: 1/2 dozen Lucky Lime oysters from P.E.I. with mignonette sauce, fresh horseradish and lime wedges - $13
  • Weekend Special: mixed seafood crepe with a smoked paprika rose sauce - $16
  • Omlette: pancetta, roasted red pepper and basil frittata - $13

| Beer of the Week

Dry Irish Stout

Stout 4.1% ABV

Beau’s Farm Table Series are sessionable beers brewed true to classic or emerging styles. Farm Table Dry Irish-style Stout is a toasty black ale with interwoven coffee and chocolate flavours, and the finish is quite dry with lingering roasted character.

History and Style

An Irish-style dry stout is a lower-alcohol black ale that often uses roasted barley and/or a combination of black malts to achieve both its depth of colour and its signature roasted aroma and flavour.

Tasting Notes

This nearly opaque black ale pours with a beige foam and displays some reddish undertones. The aromas suggest roasted coffee, dark toasted bread and malt. The flavour presents roasted malt, dark roast coffee and dark chocolate. The body is light to medium, and the finish is quite dry with lingering roasted character.


| Wine of the Month

| FeBREWary


| KYC Athletes at the 2019 Pan Am Games

Congratulations to KYC members Robert Davis and Ali ten Hove!. They have qualified to represent Canada at the 2019 Pan Am Games in Lima Peru this summer. Robert qualified in the Laser Standard at the US Laser National Championship at Launderdale YC Olympic Classes Regatta.
Ali and her sailing partner Mariah Millen qualified in the 49er FX at Miami World Cup event.

The KYC community will be supporting you both on your path to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics!

| Sailing

The 2019 Sailors Handbook is now available online via the "Sailing / Sailors Handbook" menu item on our KYC website. Please have a look at the information on our various programs for the coming year, noting key event dates for planning purposes. For keelboat racing, there are no significant changes to our Sailing Instructions for the year. Again this year, all boats with PHRF rating 165 and lower will be racing in the PHRF 1 fleet; boats with ratings 166 or higher will be racing in the PHRF 2 fleet.

Printed handbooks will be made available before and at the Spring Sailors Meeting planned for April 17.

Regattas being hosted at KYC this year:

Shark Provincials - June 29-30
2.4m North Americans - July 5-7
9er Skiffs - Aug 6-8
505 North Americans - Aug 21-24
Blind Sailing Worlds - Sept 2-8
IOM Canadian Eastern Regionals - Sept 14-15

It's now only 11 weeks until launch day!

Please share your views on our Sailing programs with the individuals listed below.

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

| KYC Cruising

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

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

Cruiser Awards - We have had very few applications/nominations for the Cruiser Awards. Please don't forget to send in your request to us before the end of the month. There are 5 new awards this year. You can see all the Awards at the Cruisers Page awards. Also, there are Cruiser Pennants for those new to KYC Cruising and 5 and 10-Year Pennants for those who qualify. Just let us know.