Knotmeter - July 19, 2019

Knotmeter - July 19, 2019

A Beautiful summer's evening on the water

Upcoming Events

Full Calendar of Events »

| July 19: Pan Am Games Send Off


| August 21-25: 505 North American


| Weekend Features

Friday-Sunday Dinner feature:
  • Steak au poivre: Local Enright Cattle Co. striploin with peppercorn sauce, roast garlic mash, local sugar snap peas - $28
  • Weekend Special: blueberry waffles with strawberry rhubarb jam - $11
  • Omlette: mushroom, bacon, parmesan and chive - $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

Junior Sailing

| Casino Night - July 25th


Please join us for our annual KYC Junior Sailing Casino Night Fundraiser! Enjoy a night filled with games & prizes, food & drink, and GREAT MEMORIES!

When: Thursday July 25th at 7:00pm
Where: Kingston Yacht Club, Partridge Room (2nd Floor)
Who: All sailors, families, and friends are welcome!

Tickets are on sale in the JS Office and during drop-off & pick-up! Adults: $25 Campers & Children (under 18): $15

Campers from ALL SESSIONS this summer are welcome to bring their families and friends! We have Casino-themed games and raffle prizes for all ages, and a High Roller's Room for those who want to try their luck at our biggest prize of the night! There will be hors d'oeuvres served throughout the night and beverages served at the bar. All proceeds from this event go directly towards buying equipment (like sails, coachboats, and sailboats) that make our program better!

We hope to see you there!

Want to reserve your tickets online?
CLICK HERE to reserve your Casino Night tickets!

| Surplus Flying Juniors Available to Members

The Flying Junior fleet served many years for the Junior Sailing and Queen Sailing Team programs. The boats are no longer serviceable for Learn to Sail purposes, but could be good project boat for a member who wants to take it to a smaller cottage lake.

Boats are offered to members at no cost, but a donation to the Boat Replacement Fund is recommended. We don't have equipment for a full fleet, so boats will be offered on a first come first serve basis. All boats will require some work to become operational, and may be missing smaller hardware.

Contact the Sailing Manager or Yard Steward for more details.


| Blind Worlds

We are getting closer to the opening ceremonies for the Blind Fleet Sailing World Championship Regatta September 1-8, 2019 here at KYC! A full schedule of activities will be available next week so stay tuned. We are still looking for volunteers for both on the water and at the club positions for the week. If you are interested in participating as a volunteer, please let me know soon! There will be one more fundraising activity for the regatta - Music on the Pier - on August 10th. This event will feature live music and a silent auction on the breakwall – it’s going to be fun! We have a number of donated items for the auction but can always use more if you have something you would like to contribute. As well, if you would like to donate to the regatta directly, please click here. I hope to see you all out at the regatta and at our event in August!


| 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


| ALTS Graduates

Adult Learn to Sail graduates Polina, Sophie & Simon completed their Start Keelboat Sailing Course sailing Community Club Shark 'Leprechaun' in various weather conditions and received their Sail Canada logbooks. The course included ashore topics and afloat skills during six Tues & Thurs evenings. Sophie has returned to her home port (Cornwall). Polina and Simon joined KYC and enjoy swimming and kayaking at our 'Cottage in the City'. 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

Congratulations to Force 10 (Crowson) and Long Time Running (Hull) for their excellent results in the EYC Regatta in Henderson Harbour. In their division, for long distance combined with course racing Force 10 and Long Time Running placed 2nd and 3rd respectively. In the long distance race Force 10 placed 1st in its division and they won their division trophy.

The results for KYC Main Duck Island results: PHRF 1st Force 10 (Crowson), 2nd Long Time Running (Hull); PHRF 2 1st Solvento (Deluzio), 2nd Teyma (Weguelin). Congratulations to all the participants and a big WELL DONE to Teyma (skipper Robert Weguelin and crew Rob McRae, Jody Mundin and Chris Jonas) who also completed a 24 hour fund raising sail for our September Blind Worlds Regatta!

This Saturday (tomorrow) we have our Partridge Bowl race and Club Picnic. This is always a great day of sailing/racing, followed up by some excellent BBQ food, beverages and good times socialising on our away property on Wolfe Island. Please sign up for food ahead of time to insure a full portion :)

Coming up next Saturday July 27 is the re-scheduled Single/Double Handed Race. There was too much wind on the original June date.

Reminder to crews doing RC duty: please show of up at the gas bock by 5 pm and offer to help staff with results entry (it's quicker that way) and post race announcements.

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