Knotmeter - February 22, 2019

Knotmeter - February 22, 2019

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| February 23: Red Cross First Aid Course

Do you have someone in your fleet, a friend or spouse who you think would benefit from updating their first aid skills? There are a few spots remaining in the First Aid course tomorrow at KYC.

Mark Halladay is the instructor. He will cover the course content with the marine environment in mind. Many of you might already know Mark! He comes highly recommended and is responsible for certifying the area coast guard auxiliary, ski patrol etc.

Red Cross Emergency First Aid course
Saturday February 23th
Instructor Mark Halladay
8 hour one day course that includes CPR and AED
cost per participant $100 +HST = $113 (cash or cheque to the instructor)

| March 6: Speaker Series David More



| Weekend Features

Fri/Sat Dinner Feature
  • Chicken cacciatore: roasted chicken supreme with cacciatore sauce, braised kale and roasted garlic mashed potatoes - $22
Febrewary food pairing feature
  • beef rouladen with beer and horseradish mustard and braised cabbage - $12
  • Weekend Special: buttermilk, banana and chocolate chip pancakes - $10
  • Omlette: Spanish omelette - $13

| Beer of the Week

Grumpiest Of All Time

Urbock 7% ABV

This dark, strong and richly malty German-style lager will warm and satisfy on a cold winter’s day. It is brewed authentic to style, with all-German organic malts and and organic perle hops from Austria.

History and Style

Bock is traditionally a malty and lightly hopped beer. The style originated in the 14th century in the Saxon town of Einbeck (Germany). It was later adopted by Munich brewers in the 17th century, where the regional Bavarian accent meant citizens pronounced “Einbeck” as “ein Bock” (a billy goat), and the style formally became known as Bock. To pay homage to these origins, a goat is often used on Bock labels. Bocks range from light copper to dark brown in colour, with urbock at the darker end of the spectrum.

Tasting Notes

Urbock pours deep brown with garnet highlights and a beige foam. The aroma offers bready dark malt and caramel notes with dark fruit nuances. The rich malt flavour is full and round, and the finish long and satisfying.


| Wine of the Month

| FeBREWary


| Sail Canada Sailor of the Month

Ready and determined, Laser, Laser Radial, and Laser 4.7 sailors gathered in Fort Lauderdale for their first event of 2019. The Lauderdale Yacht Club in January attracted over 55 Laser sailors, battling it out over 10 races at the Lauderdale OCR event, which also served as the Canadian Pan Am qualifier in the Laser and Laser Radial classes.

The four-day event brought in a variety of conditions, from breezy and wavy to light and shifty. Attracting many of the Canadian Sailing Team & Development Squad members, Robert Davis and Fillah Karim stayed on top of each other throughout the week fighting to finish at the top of the Laser fleet.

The last day of the event brought high-pressure racing as Fillah and Robert started the day only one point apart, sitting in 3rd and 4th respectively. Posting a 4-8, Davis switched places with Fillah to secure the spot as top Canadian, qualifying him a position at the 2019 Pan Am Games in Lima, Peru.

“I am super excited to represent Canada this summer at the Pan American Games,” said Davis. “Qualifying for this event has been a long-term goal of mine, and attending will allow me the opportunity to qualify Canada for the 2020 Olympic Games.”

Reaching his personal best, Fillah sailed a great event and really kept to the top of the fleet throughout the entire week. “Fillah has raised his level tremendously over the last year, it’s great to see other Canadian sailors pushing towards the top of the fleet, ultimately raising the level of our team,” said Davis.

Congratulations to our Helly Hansen Sailor of the Month – Robert Davis

| 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
FORK - Aug 23-25
Blind Sailing Worlds - Sept 2-8
IOM Canadian Eastern Regionals - Sept 14-15

It's now only 10 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