Knotmeter - August 16, 2019

Knotmeter - August 16, 2019

The Patio is now open! Come enjoy the sun with one of our select beers! See below for details.

Upcoming Events

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| 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:
  • Yellow perch with a black bean poblano pepper sucotash and a lemon caper cream - $22
  • Weekend Special: croque monsieur with mornay sauce - $14
  • Omlette: brie, basil and cherry tomato - $13

| Featured Beer

Wag the Wolf

White I.P.A. 5% ABV

Wag the Wolf is a hazy white I.P.A. that packs bright and citrusy organic hops into every sip. Brewed with a substantial ratio of organic wheat to barley malts, its aromas of lemon and grapefruit lead into a finish that is lively and refreshingly hoppy.

History and Style

The white I.P.A. is a modern mash-up of two beer styles, a classic wheat ale and a bold American I.P.A. To brew Wag the Wolf we use organic Motueka and Rakau hops, and a late-addition hop technique to draw extra aroma from them. The Wag the Wolf artwork features a striking graphic wolf with heterochromatic eyes.

Tasting Notes

Wag the Wolf pours a hazy yellow with dense white foam. There is a burst of citrus with lemon and grapefruit on the nose along with banana notes. The flavour is similarly fruity; with an additional hints of papaya, peach and mild peppery notes. The bitterness is firm but not overwhelming. It has lively carbonation and a medium body. The finish is bright and balanced.


| 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


| 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 Wolfe Island Race is coming up on Sat Aug 24. Skippers meeting is at 0930 and first signal at 1030. Overall race length is 40 nm but there are 2 intermediate potential finishing points in case of light winds. It should be a great race!

If you get a chance, please thank Ben Tripp for doing such a great job managing our races, doing the scoring & announcing results!

We've recently handled a couple of protests (thanks, Ross, Robert and Lana for serving on the Protest Committee). It's important that we all race by the rules, including proper hailing (not dialog/discussion), notifying other boats of your intent to protest, flying a protest flag within reasonable time and filing a Protest Form before the deadline. If we all understand and apply the rules consistently it only makes our racing better & more enjoyable.

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