Knotmeter - April 12, 2019

Knotmeter - April 12, 2019

Please join us for the 2019 Spring Sailors Meeting on April 17th.
Details below!

Special Announcements


| Harbour Water Connections

Please note, for members who wish to be working on your boats, we wanted to inform you that water is now turned on and ready for use in the Inner Harbour as well as for members boats which are situated in the Outer Harbour.


| Corinthian Fund

The Corinthian Fund is now accepting applications for funding for the 2019 sailing season!

If you have your regatta schedule planned and calculated your expenses, the Corinthian Fund may be able to help with some of your travel costs. The application and guidelines are on the KYC website, click here!

The Corinthian Fund has helped many KYC athletes have represent their club, province and country over the years and we want to continue that tradition. Presently we have KYC members on the Canadian Sailing Team who have all been supported by the Fund over the years.

If you have specific questions regarding any aspects of the Corinthian Fund please contact Gord Crothers 613-545-7050 or

Upcoming Events

Full Calendar of Events »

| April 17: Spring Sailors Meeting


| April 24: WIW Paint Night with Patti Leishman


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


| June 12: Sun Safety Seminar


| Weekend Features

Friday-Sunday Dinner feature:
  • Grilled Yellowfin tuna with roasted mini red potatoes, green beans and a sundried tomato green olive tapenade - $28
  • Weekend Special: Corned beef hash with sunny side eggs and toast - $14
  • Omlette: double smoked bacon, Bonnechere cheese and green onions - $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!




Sailing season is here again, and with it the 2019 KYC Regattas program:

28-29 - International Shark Class Canadian Championships. After the heady experience of hosting the World Championships in 2018, KYC is honored to be hosting the Canadian Championships this year. As always when the Club’s principal class comes to town, it promises to be a sailing festival. More details from Robin Wynne- Edwards (


5-7 International 2.4metre Class - North American Championships. Sponsored by Mercedes Benz. The 2.4 meter is a 12 foot long single hander, designed to the “International Rule” - the same rule as its big sisters - the 12 metres, six metres and 8 metres. The class has been the prominent Paralympic vessel for a number of cycles. The fleet has a large fleet worldwide. 25 sailors, a mix of able and accessible, will Sail this regatta as a key part of their North American summer circuit. More details from Audrey Kobyashi (


6-8 9er Skiff Championships - 29er, 49er - This is becoming an annual KYC hosted event. The Club is committed to supporting the Youth High Performance Pathway to the Olympics. This promises to be a thrilling three day spectacle of dynamics and high performance sailing. Further details from Robert Weguelin (

21-25 - International 505 Class North American Championships - Although originating from 1953, when it was designed by John Westell to compete in the trials in La Baule, France to select a new Olympic two-hander dinghy, this amazing sailboat has kept apace with modern trends and technologies and continues to attract the world’s top class sailors. The North American Championships, here at KYC, promises to be a high quality spectacle of sail, with 35 teams expected. Further details from Jeff Boyd (

23-25 - FORK - (Foiling Kiteboards!) A must see for anyone. These amazing craft achieve phenomenal speeds and feats of agility as they thread their way around the race course. Great to volunteer in or simply to spectate at. Further details from Robert Weguelin ( This is an unlikely addition to my bucket list!!


1-8 - Blind Fleet Racing World Championships. This is a World Sailing appointed event. We are expecting 25 teams from around the world to compete. Each Team comprises four members per boat, two of whom (Helm and main trimmer) are Blind, and the remainder (Tactician) and jib trimmer are sighted. There are three categories of blind/ vision impairment. This is an important event to KYC, and we are grateful for support received from Sail Canada and Blind Sailing Canada for making this happen. There are great sponsorship packages available for this event, which is needed to help it swing. See TGIF Note below) Further details from Robert Weguelin (

14-15 - IOM Eastern RC Championships An annual event now - This promises two days of best quality Radio Controlled (RC) Racing - and all visible from the breakwater. Great to watch and brilliant to learn tactics, rules and etiquette. Further details from Paul Switzer or John Lowther (,

Volunteering opportunities:
We would love to hear from Members who would like to/be prepared to volunteer to help in the regattas. As well as those experienced in Race team and management, we would like to hear from those who have never participated before. A perfect way to experience the racing from a different perspective, to hone those ‘on-water’ skills, enjoy teamwork, and make a helpful contribution to KYC.

Volunteering can involve any of the following activities:

Race Officials - Race Officers of all levels
Mark layers - (How do they move a windward mark in one minute!)
Recorders - ( Ever experienced how hard it is to get 50 correct sail numbers down in the right order)
Signal Boat Boat duties - (Flags, timing, boat)
Results (Ever wondered how those results get from the recorder’s clip board to the internet?)
Registration and Check-in - (Whose coming? Are they here? Are they measured? Have they paid?)
Race Documentation - (Notice of Race, Registration, Online stuff (!?!?), Sailing Instruction, Protest Forms etc)
Harbour duties - (Where will they all moor, making space)
Boat/ RIB Drivers - All in demand
Protest committees - Ditto - great way to learn the Rules
Reception and Social function organisers - Greeting the sailors or teams, introducing them to KYC and liaising with Staff for the all important party.

All of the above are great skill sets and rewarding to experienced and learners alike..

For those who wish, there is a qualification path through to World Sailing Official status, where there are opportunities for travel to International Regattas.

I will be making a short presentation about Regattas on this at Sailors night on Wednesday 17th April. I look forward to seeing you there.

Anyone wishing to learn volunteer our learn more about Regattas - please contact me at

| 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 next Wednesday evening. 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

Keelboat and radio controlled racing starts in a little over 2 weeks!

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

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