Knotmeter - March 22, 2019

Knotmeter - March 22, 2019

Our Commodore exchanged burgee's with the Barbados Yacht Club last week. The burgee will hang in the main dining room among our other friends around the world.

Special Announcements

| Photos of the Club

The office is asking all members to please pass along any HIGH RESOLUTION photos of the clubhouse or members for our records. If you have photos that would benefit our records, please contact Greg at


| Ice out contest

Please note that the Harbour "Ice Out" Contest closes this Sunday, March 24th. If you wish to put your name on the calendar for the contest, please do so before Sunday.

Upcoming Events

Full Calendar of Events »

| March 24: Able Sail Fundraiser


| March 27: Women in Wind

We are all ready to shake off winter and plan for some fun in the sun!

Join Women in Wind on March 27th 2019 for an evening of easy to prepare appetizers for your deck-side, dock-side or pool-side gatherings. Appetizers prepared by our own Chef Neil & perfectly paired with wines from our Lifford wines representative Erica Bedard. Event will run From 5:30 pm until 7:30 pm Upstairs in the Partridge room & cost will be $30.00 per person.


Some spaces are still available. Hope to see you there!

Kim and Kate


| April 5: CORK TGIF


| April 13: Spring Sailors Evening


| May 12: Mother's Day


| Weekend Features

Friday-Sunday Dinner feature:
  • Chicken curry with basmati rice, bok choy and pita - $20
  • Weekend Special: corned beef hash - $14
  • Omlette: mushroom, fontina and chive - $13

| Beer of the Week


Extra Special Bitter 5.6% ABV

Beau’s Farm Table Series are sessionable beers brewed true to a classic or emerging style. The E.S.B. is a flavourful, approachable ale, as much a British staple as a double- decker bus. Expect a mellow harmony of biscuity malt and slight fruity notes, along with a touch of sweetness balanced by the English-variety hops.

History and Style

E.S.B. is an English-style pale ale. Despite the fact that E.S.B. stands for Extra Special Bitter, the style is actually renowned for achieving great balance of malt sweetness and hop bitterness. Our version of this classic style is made with Goldings hops and fermented with English Ale yeast. The label art is a nod to the iconic and quirky history of British motoring.

Tasting Notes

E.S.B. pours clear copper with a tight white foam. The aroma offers both biscuity malt and floral hop notes. The flavour features balanced caramel sweetness and hop bitterness. The finish is remarkably smooth.


| Wine of the Month

Junior Sailing


| 2019 DN Canadian Championships Kingston

This past Sunday the 2019 DN Canadian Championships were held out on the Kingston Harbour front with boats coming from as far away as Halifax, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New York, Michigan, Montreal, Hamilton, Ottawa and Kingston.

23 DN Ice Boats in all lined up for the 6 races that were smoothly run by our own Peter Kraszewski who got many comments from the skippers for getting the races off with out any delays. Peter also had help from eight score keepers who did an awesome job keeping track of the boats doing the three lap races. Thanks to all on behave of the fleet. We really appreciate the hard work standing on the ice collecting all the boat numbers as they cross the line.

The ice conditions were perfect for the regatta with boats hitting speeds in excess of 45 knots which made for some exciting sailing. Masts were popped out beyond their capabilities for three of the boats who unfortunately experienced their mast break. And when you asked each of them all about the mast break, they all said that the were going the fastest all day when it happened. Congratulations to James Thieler from RI, for winning the Canadian Title along with Guy Lovejoy from N.Y., in second and Peter Van Rossem Third. We also had John Curtis with a respectable seventh place along with Jim Foster, ROBIN Wynn-Edwards and Colin Duncan representing KYC as well. Results can be found in the regatta section of the KYC Web Site or click htm

One last mention from the fleet… we always are reminded of how much fun it is for the competitors to sail from KYC. Most often, DN Ice Boats race in places nowhere near any facility. The fleet thanks KYC for hosting and they all look forward to coming back. Thanks KYC!

| 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 5 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