Knotmeter - May 31, 2019

Knotmeter - May 31, 2019

It looks like summer!

Special Announcements

| Message from the General Manager

We thank everyone who has come out and supported the Club and we continue to encourage membership to bring guests and showcase all KYC has to offer during the next months as we once again experience high water issues. We have included a water level graph that demonstrates what current and future (potential) expectations may look like (which do not look favourable), Everything that you can do to assist will be greatly appreciated and assist with our bottom line.

Sail past is tomorrow - please visit the website or see the poster inserts below for details. Chef Neil and team will also be featuring weekly dining events on Race Nights. Our first will be a Create Your Own Pasta bar buffet on Thursday, June 6th in the Partridge Room. The reason we will be having these events upstairs is simply because we believe this will give everyone the opportunity to have a bit more "elbow room" so to speak because our patio is underwater. Our Plan at the moment is to have these events on Thursdays and if all goes well we will add Tuesdays to the mix. Chef will mix it up as to the offerings, and re-create ones that are successful. (If you have any ideas please let us know!).

Lastly, in a recent knotmeter I asked for members who would be dry mooring with us to fill out an application (which are available in my office, or online) as well as to get a sticker for your transom before it enters the yard. I thank (and appreciate) everyone who has assisted, and would like to remind anyone who missed the article to please stop in ASAP as so we can identify where your vessel is.

If you have any questions or comments, please do not hesitate to stop in or drop me a line.

Greg McNab,
General Manager


| Membership Cards / Club Parking

Membership Cards are now in and available for pick up at the Bar. We would like to thank everyone who have picked up your 2019 Car Sticker and registered it with the Club, and would like to remind those who have not yet had the opportunity; please register your vehicle with us.

Please note: the car stick is for member parking in the Club Lot (Only when you are on or visiting the property). Maitland St. is not Club property and you may receive a ticket if you park on the street outside of the posted times.


Upcoming Events

Full Calendar of Events »

| June 1: SailPast


| June 6: Pasta Bar


| June 12: Sun Safety Seminar


All members welcome to attend! RSVP to so that the Queen's sun safety team can plan materials.



| Weekend Features

Friday-Sunday Dinner feature:
  • Dragon noodle salad with Bulgogi flank steak - $22
  • Weekend Special: pastrami hash with 2 eggs and toast - $14
  • Omlette: broccoli and cheddar - $13

| Featured Beer


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


| New Members

Please extend a very warm welcome to our newest members:

Sam Brown
Mac Morrin
Peter Skebo
Duff Paisley
Marcia Cole
Davide Baranda
Jalink Diederick
Murray Robertson
Berg Ellemers
Mitzi Ellemers
Ellie Clark
Katrina Hamburger
William Tuthill
Maggie Warner
Ricky Main

Welcome to the club!


Junior Sailing


| 2.4 Metre Class Volunteers Needed

| RC Sailing

Despite rising water levels but with perfect weather conditions Monday and Wednesday evenings, the DF 65 and IOM fleets were able to complete their first full week of sailing this week. Many thanks to the gas dock staff for moving whaler A to a floating dock so the decrepit mark setter (me) did not have to totter around on slippery flooded wooden docks to load the marks and start radio. Hopefully we can keep that system in place until the flood subsides.

We kept it informal this week with practice races to renew rusty skills and some rig tuning but next week we will get serious and record scores. Dust off your boat and come join the 3 regulars, the 2 Johns and me! It will be June after all!

Paul Switzer
IOM Fleet Captain

| Canada 2019 Blind Fleet Racing World Championship

Calling all Kingston Yacht Club Members!

The organizing committee is working hard to make this regatta all that it can be for racers and spectators alike. We are inviting all KYC members to become involved with this event. As hosts for the Blind Fleet Racing World Championships from September 1-8, 2019, we will need your help to fill in some gaps.

We are looking for volunteers in the following areas; billeting either on boats or in your home, volunteer assistance both on and off the water with - registering, event management and race committee, spectator or media boats, sponsorship or donation support. Taxable receipts are available.

Competitors from Europe, the United States, South America and New Zealand are expected - some 25 teams in all!

We also want to send a huge thank you out to all who attended our Launch Event on May the 10th, both in body or remotely via the live Facebook feed. If you missed the event, please check it out through the link below on the event website.

Thank you again to our inspirational guest speakers, Canadian blind sailor Jodi Munden and Chris Jonas of Blind Sailing Canada.

Any Questions, Suggestions, Offers, etc. can be sent to:

Or Leave your name and phone number with Greg at the Main office and we will call you!

For further information, please visit:
Launch Event Live Feed on Event website
KYC home site:


Looking for one or two adventurous crew to accompany me on my well found 36’ sailboat from Newfoundland up the coast of Labrador, hopefully as far as Nachvak Fiord in The Tongat Mountains National Park. The boat is a pilot house with central heat and fully equipped with all safety gear including satellite communications and weather forecasting. The boat is specifically set up for remote / high latitude cruising.

Anticipated schedule, subject to weather:

St Anthony Newfoundland to Nain Labrador July 8 to July 31

Nain to Nachvak Fiord August 1 to August 14

Nachvak Fiord to Nain or Makkovik August 16 to August 28

Makkovik to St Anthony August 30 to September 10

St Anthony to Lewisporte September 12 to September 26

If interested please contact Mark Pesner. Cell: 613-797-5398; email:

| Sailing

Our keelboat racing May series has been completed. We had 8 great races in a nice variety of conditions, with the following winners:
PHRF 1: 1st Long Time Running (Hull), 2nd Touch of Class (Cameron), 3rd Dragon Bait (Sellens);
PHRF 2: 1st Selene (Vines), 2nd Vandal (Tattersall), 3rd Teyma (Weguelin);
Sharks: 1st JLS (Van Rossem), 2nd Shanti (Boyd), 3rd Shadfly (Raddon).

Pigeon Island Race winners:
PHRF 1: 1st Long Time Running (Hull), 2nd Force 10 (Crowson)
PHRF 2: 1st Selene (Vines), 2nd Solevento (Duluzio)

Coming up in June, we have long distance Single/Double Handed Race on June 15 and the Harbour Race on June 23.

We will be implementing an online Crew Bank in the near future. If you are a crew looking for a boat or a skipper looking for crew, please email your details to the Race Office.

Copies of the 2019 Sailors Handbook are available behind the bar, in the Race Office, and online.

The remaining unfilled Race Committee duty lottery slots will be assigned early next week.

This is a reminder to start the app before each race. Subsequent viewing/analysis of fleet race tracks can be both informative and entertaining :)

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
Corinthian Fund: Gordon Crothers