Knotmeter - August 9, 2019

Knotmeter - August 9, 2019

Congratulations to our team that participated in last week's CORK regatta at Portsmouth Olympic Harbour!

Special Announcements

| Main Harbour Concern

Over the past week (or so) our Yard Steward has noticed a light oil slick in the main harbour and has asked ALL boat owners to review your vessel to ensure all is good with your boat. We thank you inadvance for understanding our concern(s) regarding this matter. If you have any questions, please contact the main office.


| Club Parking

As we are in the peak of our season, we have noticed a hightened amount of parking concerns at the Club. We ask that members work with us in following our parking rules while at the Club. Please note, parking is only for members who are at the Club and on Club Property. If you are needing to leave your car overnight (or for any length of time) we ask that you make arrangements with the Main Office. We understand parking is at a premium during busy nights, and members may have to park on a side street or King Street if there are no spots available in the lot or down at the Club. We appreciate that members do not park in the middle of the gravel lot and potentially "block" or make it more difficult for others to leave. We also appreciate that members and your guests obey the no parking sings at the club (on posts, or marked on the ground). Thank you in advance for assisting us with this matter.

Upcoming Events

Full Calendar of Events »

| August 10: Blind Worlds Silent Auction Fundraiser


| August 21: Cruiser's Muster

The next Cruiser's Muster will be held August 21st at 5:00pm.


| August 21-25: 505 North American


| August 24: Wolfe Island RAce


| Weekend Features

Friday-Sunday Dinner feature:
  • Steelhead trout with a potato, beet and purple pepper hash and a roasted shallot and jalapeno cream sauce - $28
  • Weekend Special: blueberry waffles - $11
  • Omlette: proscuitto, brie and basil - $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



From August 9th - 16th our KYC Race and Learn to Race teams will be competing in CORK at Portsmouth. The Opti Race and Learn to Race teams will be competing from august 9th - 11th, and the 420 Race & Learn to Race, Laser Race & Learn to Race, and 29er Race teams will be competing from August 12th - 16th. Look out for them on the water over the next week, and wish them all a good regatta!


| Report on 9er Canadian Championships

A mixture of champagne sailing, thunderstorms and light winds greeted the 24 competitors who came from right across Canada to complete in the National Championships for the 29er, 49er and 49erFX classes.

Kingston Harbour offered its best summer breezes (sometimes testing) and allowed the Race Officer to deliver nine good races each for the 49er and 49er FX classes, and six races for the 29er classes which produced proper Championship results.

Canadian Champions for 2019 are:
29er Class:
1st overall and winner of the Jeff Boyd belt, and Top Youth Sailors: Thomas Staples and William Staples (RStLYC)
2nd overall and Top female trophy – Morgan Kitson & Adrianna Baird (RStLYC)
3rd – Georgia & William Phillips (RCYC)

49er FX Class:
1st – Georgia & Antonia Lewin-LaFrance (RNSYS)
2nd- Jack Gogan & Madelaine Gillis (RNSYS)
3rd Rebecca & Albert Heller (RVYC)

49er FX Class:
1st – Will & Sam Bonin (RCYC)
2nd – Ryan Wood & Andrew Wood (RVYC)
3rd – Airie Moffat & Walker Moffat (KYC)

Full results are available at:

Huge thanks to volunteers who gave their time to deliver this regatta in such a professional and fun way, and to Manager Greg and, his staff and the kitchen staff for helping to make this event happen so smoothly at the busiest time in the KYC summer.

Robert Weguelin
Race Officer


| 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!


| 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