Knotmeter - August 2, 2019

Knotmeter - August 2, 2019

Thank you to all staff and members who contributed to the great success of the 2019 Casino Night Fundraiser!

Special Announcements

| Long Weekend Guest Docking Request

As the long weekend is here - we are having a heavy demands on guest docks. If you are planning on having your slip available we would appreciate your support in contacting the main office or gas dock at or


Upcoming Events

Full Calendar of Events »

| August 10: Blind Worlds Silent Auction Fundraiser


| August 21-25: 505 North American


| August 24: Wolfe Island RAce


| Weekend Features

Friday-Sunday Dinner feature:
  • Red wine and mixed peppercorn marinated hanger steak with local fingerling potatoes, multi-coloured carrots and a Beau's Lugtread gravy - $26
  • Weekend Special: Huevos Rancheros - $14
  • Omlette: Ham, Swiss and green onions - $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

| 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 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!


| Graham Mutch Swimming Expedition

After selling Cockleshell last season, Graham Mutch was looking for a replacement water activity and decided to swim from Kingston Yacht Club to Brockville. The expedition took place over 20 days between June 23 and July 24.

Graham towed a float which incorporated safety gear including daytime strobe lights and a diver down flag. The float was one metre long with a waterproof hatch and just enough room for camping gear and supplies. Most days Fran dropped Graham off and picked him up after a three to five kilometre swim or a portage when he couldn’t access the water.

On the leg from KYC to CFBKYC fellow KYC member Joel Parlow paddled shotgun in his kayak. The expedition comprised 57 km of swimming, 29 km of portages, and one night camping on Mulcaster Island. A nice triathlon.


| Ramble on and Finnish

The Cape Breton KYC Cruisers’ Party

Ramble On and Finnish Line 2.0 are now gunk holing along the south coast of Nova Scotia on their way to Halifax. Now at 1550 nm out which is 56% of the distance and halfway time-wise. They stayed in many fishing ports from Gaspé to New Brunswick but now marinas, yacht clubs and anchorages are the norm. Spent a week on PEI where Tarja and Chris’ son, Andrew, joined them. Andrew flew home from Charlottetown and the two boats sailed on to spend a week in the Bras d’Or Lakes on Cape Breton Island where Chris’ son, Ben, joined the group. This segment was a bit of a reunion with KYC members, past and present. Ze and Peter were in Nova Scotia for a wedding but took 3 days to drive them around Cape Breton and the Cabot Trail. This is where Ze grew up so they had a very personal tour indeed. At Ben Eoin YC they had dinner with Sue Reid and Tom Moynihan (former KYCers now living in Moncton) and Rick and Laura who were on a Maritime camping trip. The following day they and Rick and Laura visited the fortress at Louisbourg—an amazing place to see how folks lived in 1746. Ben enlisted in the fortress’ artillery regiment and got to fire a cannon. Doesn’t get more authenticate than that!


| 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,


| ALTS Graduates

Adult Learn to Sail graduates Tammy and Andrew completed their Start Keelboat Sailing Course on Community Club Shark 'Leprechaun' in gusty winds last Sunday and received their Sail Canada logbooks at Confederation Basin. The course included ashore topics and afloat skills. For dates of upcoming courses, please visit the Sailing School, Adult Sailing page of our KYC website.


| Fergus Murdoch - ILCA

Congratulations to Fergus Murdoch for competing in his first world championship this past week!

Fergus qualified to be one of the talented 208 (U19) athletes from 32 countries that competed in the ILCA Laser Radial Youth World Championships at CORK.

Fergus had an excellent showing! We look forward to following you at your next event!

| Sailing

The re-scheduled Single/Double Handed races were held last Saturday. Results: 1st Touch of Class (Martin), 2nd Breakaway J (McGugan) double-handed and 1st R&R (Adam) single- handed.

Recent evening series results were:
PHRF 1 June-July Tuesday: 1st Dragon Bait (Sellens), 2nd Cara Mia V (Colwell), 3rd Long Time Running (Hull)
PHRF 2 June-July Tuesday: 1st Selene (Vines), 2nd Teyma (Wegulein), 3rd Vandal (Tattersall)
PHRF 1 June-July Thursday: 1st Dragon Bait (Sellens), 2nd Force 10 (Crowson), 3rd Long Time Running (Hull)
PHRF 2 June-July Thursday: 1st Vandal (Tattersall), 2nd Selene (Vines), 3rd Teyma (Wegulein)
July Sharks: 1st JLS (Van Rossem), 2nd Shadfly (Raddon), 3rd Cariad (Gummer)

Upcoming weekend events: Wolfe Island Race on Sat Aug 24. Mark it on your calendars!

Note to racers: Effective for the whole season (and going forward), there is a change in scoring for OCS (on course side) or early start: number of competitors in a race plus 1 instead of number of competitors in the series plus 1. Until now, we had been using the approach taken for regattas instead of the approach recommended for longer (e.g. club) series. Completed series have been re-scored. There has been no impact on the overall order of finish in any of this year's completed series.

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