Knotmeter - March 15, 2019

Knotmeter - March 15, 2019

Launch is only 6 weeks away!

Upcoming Events

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| March 16: Scotch Dinner


| April 5: CORK TGIF


| May 12: Mother's Day



| Weekend Features

Friday-Sunday St. Patrick's day specials:
  • Dinner feature: Shepherd's pie with a farm gate salad - $18
  • App feature: Guinness and onion mussels with Irish soda bread - $14
  • Weekend Special: Full Irish breakfast - $14
  • Omlette: Broccoli and cheddar - $13

| Beer of the Week

Paper Chase

Brichwood Ale 5.6% ABV

Paper Chase is a certified organic copper-coloured ale, brewed with locally foraged birch bark and aged on roasted Canadian birchwood. Just-lit campfires, caramel and tea-like tannins intermingle in this decidedly delicious (and deciduous) ale. It’s part of Beau’s Wild Oats Series of innovative beer recipes that offer bold flavours and new adventures for the craft beer drinker.

History and Style

We’ve taken Canadian birch and its strong-yet-pliable bark beyond the iconic canoe with the creation of Paper Chase. Working with birch in two ways brings out complexity of aroma and flavour. The birch bark is hand-harvested and used as an ingredient, and then the beer ages for a time on roasted birchwood. On the label, two paper airplanes chase each other in a mid-century modern graphic style.

Tasting Notes

Paper Chase pours copper with a light haze and white foam. The aroma consists of caramel, dried fruit and baking spice. The birch asserts itself in the flavour offering firm tannins and impressions of sandalwood. The finish is long with lingering caramel sweetness.


| Wine of the Month

Junior Sailing


| Cruiser's Muster

The Cruisers’ Dinner that was planned for March 30th has been changed to April 13th. There were only a few people signed up for the event, so we wondered if perhaps the date was conflicting with winter vacation times. Looking for a silver lining in the date change we hope that delaying the dinner a few weeks will spur some additional interest for the Dinner and the Cruising Awards. The new deadline for getting Awards submissions in is April 1st - we will have award nomination forms available at the Cruiser's Muster on the 20th.

Please sign up for the April 13th Dinner by emailing Brandon

The Cruisers' Muster is Wednesday March 20th at 5pm. George Jackson from North Sails will be there with some items to giveaway to the group. Of course, if you aren't there you can't win -- just sayin' ! See you Wednesday.

| Maritime Radio Course

Kingston Power and Sail Squadron offers a Maritime Radio Course evenings 5 and 12 April. Details and registration For self-study options and to schedule a challenge exam in Kingston contact

| 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 6 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