Knotmeter - July 12, 2019

Knotmeter - July 12, 2019

Thank you to all the volunteers and participants of the EYC Regatta!

Upcoming Events

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| July 17: Cruiser's Muster


The next Cruiser's Muster is July 17th at 5pm.


| July 19: Pan Am Games Send Off


| Paint Night Fundraiser Thank you


The Paint Night fundraiser for the Blind Fleet Sailing Worlds was a great success. We had 29 painters who created 2 works of art each using the wonderful supplies from Tri Art Manufacturing and Art Noise with expert guidance from Diane and Claudia! Thank you to Rheni Tauchid and Steve Ginsberg for their donation of all the supplies for the night: the BFSWC organizing team is so grateful as all the proceeds will go to support this unique regatta.


| Weekend Features

Friday-Sunday Dinner feature:
  • Wild B.C. Sockeye salmon with local sugar snap peas, shallot dijon cream sauce and a basmati rice and black bean salad - $27
  • Weekend Special: Croque Monsieur with caramelized onions - $14
  • Omlette: Spanish frittata with salsa roja - $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


| Partridge Bowl

The Partridge Bowl is to be held on July 20th, 2019.


| Billets Needed

As our busy regatta season commences, the club is looking for potential billets for the first 3 weeks of August. If you would be willing to house a fellow sailor, please send an email to our sailing manager Fraser Smith at


| 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


| ALTS Graduates

Adult Learn to Sail 'Start Keelboat Sailing Course' graduates Ina, Mike and Josh receive their Sail Canada Logbook. Sailing Community Club Shark 'Leprechaun' in various weather conditions, the course required ashore topics as well as afloat skills at the helm and trimming the sails of a keel boat to qualify as crew. Ina has joined Women in Wind. Mike may join KYC. Josh is considering Queens Recreational Sailing this fall. For dates of upcoming courses, please visit the Sailing School, Adult Sailing page of our KYC website.


| 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,


| OWL Rafting

OWL Rafting and the Van Wijk family invite corporate business owners who are members of KYC come raft the wild rapids of the Ottawa River this summer. Three generations of whitewater champions continue to operate one of the world’s best river experiences. Each rafting trip finishes with a BBQ meal cruise returning to the OWL Resort; which is totally exclusive to OWL. If you are considering planning a corporate staff getaway event for this summer, please consider our unique raft and resort stay experience and group rates. The weather is perfect, the water is warm and we are in full operation every day until Sept 8th. For more information please contact Graham Ketcheson at 613-238-7238 or


| 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