Knotmeter - April 5, 2019

Knotmeter - April 5, 2019

As featured on Kingston's 25 Things to do in April! Come join our Winter Speaker Series with Terri-Lynn Brennan on April 10th

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| April 5: CORK TGIF


| April 12: Radio Controlled TGIF


| April 13: Cruisers' AGM

Come join the radio controlled group TGIF on April 12th!


| April 24: WIW Paint Night with Patti Leichman


Acrylic Paint night with Patti ... let's get loose!

Throw away those artistic inhibitions... bring an inspiration photo or two of your choice ... everyone will create a unique abstract piece .... loosely based on their photo. (I have photos if you don’t)

I’ll provide paints, a variety of canvas sizes and painting “tools”...

You wear clothes that aren’t precious (and can handle getting paint on them), you’re welcome to bring your own canvas and acrylic paints if you’d like.

No painting experience required. Just come prepared to have fun!


To sign up for Patti's class rsvp to


| May 12: Mother's Day


| Weekend Features

Friday-Sunday Dinner feature:
  • Cheese stuffed chicken supreme with a chorizo smoked paprika tomato sauce, spinach and a caramelized onion mash - $22
  • Weekend Special: Croissant breakfast sandwich - $14
  • Omlette: Spanish - $13

| Beer of the Week


German-Style Amber Ale 4.7% ABV

Altbier is an amber-hued, finely balanced lagered ale, something of a cousin to Beau’s flagship beer, Lug Tread. While both beers are German-style lagered ales, Altbier offers up high-intensity, balanced maltiness and more hop presence. It has subtle fruity ale notes, and a crisp lager finish.

History and Style

Alt is a German style of ale that originates from the northern part of the Rhineland. Caramunich malts give Altbier its colour and a subtle caramel sweetness. This beer recipe is a true Beau’s classic — in fact, Brewmaster Matthew O’Hara had been tinkering with it even before Beau’s opened its doors. It was first released in 2008 as “Festivale,” a signature release for Ottawa’s Jazz Festival. It has popped up several times in the Beau’s repertoire over the past decade, garnering awards in 2009 and 2012. The flags in the artwork are a subtle tribute to the story of this beer.

Tasting Notes

Altbier pours bright deep copper with a thick white foam. Malt dominates the aroma giving impressions of dark bread crust with undertones of grassy hops. The flavour feature assertive hop bitterness in harmony with a grainy malt backbone. The finish is crisp and dry.


| Wine of the Month

Junior Sailing

| Fraser Smith - Sailing Manager

I am an experienced sailing coach, and have been involved with the sport for 12 years, having served as a high-performance dinghy coach for the past 5. Having moved from Victoria BC this past summer, I have taken up the position of Sailing Manager at KYC while also holding the position of Head Coach of the Royal Military College Sailing Team. Within the next few years I hope to be developing more high-performance sailors, with the eventual goal of coaching for the Canadian Olympic team!



| Cruiser's Dinner

It’s just 8 days to the Cruisers’ Dinner. If you are planning to attend please let Brandon know very soon. Unfortunately the deadline for trophy applications has now passed but you can still apply for the pennants outlined on: Please send your pennant application to

-Bob and Rosemary.

| Sailing

The Radio Controlled fleets are hosting a TGIF on April 12. There will be boats on display and some eats!

The Spring Sailors Evening is on April 17 fast approaching. We will have the usual fare and new items:

Presentation from KYC's Blind Sailing Worlds regatta team (with raffle & prizes)
Release of the 2019 KYC Sailors Handbook printed booklets
Highlights and Q&A for Sailing program areas
Review of required safety equipment
Race Committee duty lottery

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 3 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