Knotmeter - July 5, 2019

Knotmeter - July 5, 2019

A beautiful car and wonderful sponsor of the 2019 2.4 North American Championships

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| July 10: Paint Night Blind Worlds Fundraiser


| July 19: Pan Am Games Send Off


| Weekend Features

Friday-Sunday Dinner feature:
  • Lobster roll with choice of side - $18
  • Weekend Special: croissant breakfast sandwich - $13
  • Omlette: brie, basil and cherry tomatoes - $13

| Featured Beer

Good Time IPA

Session IPA 4% ABV

Good Time Session I.P.A. delivers fruity hop aromas and full flavour in an easy-to-enjoy light ale. Brewed with organic nelson sauvin and centennial hops, the recipe adds wheat and oats to barley malts for a satisfying and uncompromising craft beer experience.

History and Style

A session I.P.A. is a lower-alcohol expression of an India Pale Ale that highlights approachable hop aroma and flavour, without intense bitterness. The hop-derived citrus and tropical fruit notes lead into a fuller mouthfeel than might otherwise be expected from a light ale.

Tasting Notes

Good Time Session IPA pours gold with white foam. The aroma offers a combination of citrus, gooseberry, pineapple flavours and aromas. The flavour is juicy with subtle hop bitterness. The body is light and refreshing. The finish is clean and lingeringly hoppy.


| Wine of the Month


| Announcing the Kingston Yacht Club 24 hour Sailathon

24 hour sponsored Sail by Kingston Yacht Club on behalf of Blind Sailing Canada and the 2019 Blind Sailing World Championships

Departing from Kingston Yacht Club (KYC) at 1830 on Friday 5th July, Canadian Blind Sailors Chris Jonas and Jodi Munden will compete in the KYC Race around Main Duck Island, in Lake Ontario, followed by continued sailing around the waters of Kingston Harbour and Lake Ontario, to complete the 24 hr journey. Also in the crew will be KYC members Robert Weguelin and Rob McCrae.

You can cheer the team as they depart KYC on Friday 5th July from 1800, and also at various times as they sail by the Club through Saturday 6th. Updates will also be available online and through various media.

The goal is to raise awareness of Blind Sailing and support for the 2019 Blind Sailing World Championships, which will be contested by an International Fleet in the waters of kingston Harbour from 1st to 8th September 2019

We hope that you will be able to offer as much support as you can to the event. What support can you offer?

- Volunteer support - we need volunteers for a range of roles from assisting on mark and rescue boats to hosting and guiding the 18 visiting teams from around the world, to helping with mooring and measuring boats.

- Funding support - As a World Championship event - awarded and overseen by World Sailing, global authority for the sport, it has high standards of conduct and equipment and correspondingly high costs. If you would like to contribute and do not have the time, then financial support, however small, will be of great assistance.

If you would like to help us make this championship a Kingston and Canadian showcase, please contact Kingston Yacht Club General Manager - Greg Mcnab - 613-548-3052 (

Surplus from the event will go towards Kingston Yacht Club’s accessible sailing programs and Blind Sailing Canada

Thank you for your support

| Setting the Mark

Setting the Mark is the title of the KYC history book which will be published as part of our 125 th Anniversary celebrations. The Editorial Board would be grateful for any and all suggestions about who, what and when should be included and for any and all illustrations and photos that members may wish to see included. Contact Dave More,

| Will Crothers

Will Crothers, a longtime KYC member, and his Canadian Men's 8+ Team rowed to a Bronze Medal Finish at the 2019 World Rowing Cup II in Poznan, Poland last weekend. Will is pictured here in the stroke seat on the right in front of the Coxie, Leslie Thompson-Willie.
Congratulations to Will and his team!!!

| Pan am Games

KINGSTON (June 18, 2019) - Sail Canada and the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) have announced the 14 sailors nominated to represent Team Canada at the Lima 2019 Pan American Games.

Athletes have been selected to compete in the sailing competition based on their performances at the designated class qualifiers. Sailing competitions at the Pan Am Games are scheduled to be held at the Yacht Club Peruano in the city of Paracas from August 3 to 10.

The 2019 Pan Am Games will provide an opportunity for sailors in the Laser, 49er, 49erFX, and Nacra classes to qualify Canada for the 2020 Olympic Games. While Canada has secured one spot in each of the Laser Radial and Finn classes, the remaining athletes will fight their way to the top to ensure the opportunity to represent Canada at the next major Games in Tokyo.

Making a comeback on the waters of Paracas is Olympic and Pan Am veteran Luke Ramsay. Sailing the Sunfish in 2015 at the Pan Am Games in Toronto, this experienced sailor stood on the podium with a silver medal around his neck. Ready to make Canada proud once again, we are excited to see what Ramsay has to offer this summer.

Eager and motivated Laser Radial sailor Sarah Douglas has been training tirelessly to be where she is today. Securing an Olympic berth for Canada in the Laser Radial at the 2018 Sailing World Championships, the sailor has worked relentlessly to stay within the top three female sailors of the world. As a role model to many women, the Canadian is looking forward to seeing what she brings to the table in Paracas.

“I’m super excited to go to my second multi-sport Games,” said Douglas. “It's always an honour to represent my country and I look forward to heading to Peru with Team Canada this summer.”

49erFX team, Ali Ten Hove and Mariah Millen are climbing up the totem pole. This young and dynamic duo have been training hard and their efforts don’t go unnoticed. Sailing together since the summer of 2016, these women are ready to give it their all in Paracas for their first major Games.

“We are incredibly honoured to represent Canada at the Pan Am Games this summer in Lima! This will be our first major Games experience as a team and we are eager to get as much out of it as we can,” added the duo “Some of the top 49erFX teams in the world will be competing, and we are excited for the opportunity to qualify Canada a country berth for the 2020 Olympics.”

The sailing team who will represent Canada at the Lima 2019 Pan Am Games are:

Alex Heinzmann (Delta, B.C.) and Justin Barnes (Pickering, Ont.)

49er FX
Ali Ten Hove (Kingston, Ont.) and Mariah Millen (Toronto, Ont.)

Nacra 17
Allie Surrette (St Margaret's Bay, N.S.) and Max Flinn (Chester, N.S.)

Robert Davis (Kingston, Ont.)

Laser Radial
Sarah Douglas (Toronto, Ont.)

Michael Brodeur (Montreal, Que.)

Luke Ramsay (Vancouver, B.C.)

Richard Walsh (Thunder Bay, Ont.)
Alex Cox (Thunder Bay, Ont.)
Nikka Stoger (Thunder Bay, Ont.)

Olivia Mew (Toronto, Ont.)

Ken Dool (London, Ont.)
Krzysztof Kierkowski (Sopot, Poland)

| Sailing

Results for Shark June series are: 1st JLS (Van Rossem), 2nd Cariad (Gummer), 3rd Shadfly (Raddon).

Correction to previously posted PHRF 1 results for Tuesday July 25: 1st Dragon Bait (Sellens), 2nd Shizari (Davis), 3rd Force 10 (Crowson)

NEWS: Our online Crew Bank is now online in the Members Area! Crew and skippers can now view and/or enter the particulars there and matches will be made! Access is limited to KYC members and available via the SAILING > CREW BANK menu item on main website page.

On a related item, we are looking for ways to increase participation in weekend long distance events. Where it common that some/many members of particular crews are not available weekend racing, there may be in aggregate enough members interested to get more boats out. So, if you are interested in long distance racing, not necessarily in your regular boat, you can indicate this in the Crew Bank too.

ATTENTION: Racers, please be respectful and constructive in your comments to staff regarding race management. The volunteer crew has ultimate responsibility initial for course selection, shortening/changing course, etc. And remember, everyone is doing their best to provide fair & fun races!

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