Knotmeter - February 12, 2016

Knotmeter - February 12, 2016

Chef Neil And James wanted to remind you (Fellows) to book your table at the Club for this Saturday's Valentines Dinner! Only a few tables left!

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| February: Beau’s Febrewary

Febrewary will kick off on Friday February 5 with a tasting of Beau's beers with David Beauschene from Beau's. Each week every Febrewary beer purchased will get you a ticket for a weekly draw for a Beau's scarf. Once all the Febrewary beer is gone there will be a grand prize draw for a beautiful Beau's branded wooden crate filled with 12 different Beau's beers.

KYC will be bringing in a new beer from Beau's All Natural Brewing each Friday in February. This year Chef Neil will be preparing a delicious special to go with each beer. Make sure you come to your club to try these exciting beer and food pairings!

Check out all of the beers here

| February 13th: Valentines Day Dinner

For Valentine’s Day come to KYC for a romantic candlelit dinner. Chef Neil will prepare a special four course dinner for Valentine’s Day, with optional wine pairings for each course. Tickets will be limited and are already disappearing. There are still some tickets left, so don’t miss out. Here is the menu, which is $40 per person and the wine pairings are $25.


Butternut Squash:
Butternut squash and apple soup with a maple bourbon crème fraîche.

  Suggested Pairing
2013 Bernard Defaix Côte de Lechet, Chablis 1er Cru AOC.


Shrimp and a Chorizo Tomato Sauce:
Shrimp sautéed with chorizo in a tomato sauce topped with micro-greens.

  Suggested Pairing
2013 Gaba Do Xil Mencia, Valdeorras DOC


  Roasted Sirloin:
Roasted Enright Cattle Company sirloin, served with Yorkshire pudding, onion gravy and fingerling potatoes and seasonal vegetables.


Coq au Vin:
Red wine braised chicken with double smoked bacon, pearl onions and mushrooms, served with celeriac mash and seasonal vegetables.

Suggested Pairing
2010 Domaine de Nalys, Châteauneuf-du-Pape AOC.


Death By Chocolate :
A decadent chocolate dessert.

  Suggested Pairing
2009 Graham's Late Bottled Vintage Port. Duoro Barraida DOC

Email James to RSVP

| February 15th: KYC Family Day

Come down and have some Fun at the Club! The Harbour does not look like it is currently cooperating for us to have our 2nd annual “Broom Hockey” game, however we will have plenty of other things to do inside! (And possibly outside as well), which will include games and activities, a scavenger hunt and a movie!

Please note the restaurant will remain on its normal winter hours (Closed), however Chef Neil has brewed up some fun drinks for us to enjoy!

Doors open at 12:30 to 3:30 (or so).

We encourage anyone to also bring down a board game to play!

| February 25th: Canadian Ocean Racing - Speaker Series - Sandy Macpherson

The presentation, by Sandy Macpherson, the new Skipper of O Canada, will consist of the following:

  • Brief background on Sandy and his sailing projects
  • Description of Canadian Ocean Racing and how he got involved
  • Pictures and Videos from their trip from Vancouver to Toronto (via Panama)
  • What the team has done since he left the boat (TJV St. Barts - Port La Foret)
  • What the plan is now
  • How people can get involved

About Sandy:

Sandy Macpherson is the current skipper, and former director of training and development, of Canadian Ocean Racing. Sandy joined the team in March 2015 after a successful campaign in the Mini 650 class. Sandy is the only Canadian to finish the Mini Race Les Sables – Azores – Les Sables, which is a 2400 mile solo race from France to the Azores and back on a 21 foot boat. 

Click here for event details

| February 26th: Queen's Sailing TGIF

Come down to KYC to meet and find out more about the Queen’s Sailing Team (QST) while participating in a night of sailing trivia. So, brush up on your general sailing knowledge along with some KYC and QST fun facts! 15% off pitchers will be available along with finger foods and appetizers provided by QST.!

| February 27th: Town Hall - Harbour Update

Saturday, February 27 at 1300 to review current and future harbour redevelopment plans and activities. Detailed drawings, financial information and timelines will be presented.

| TGIF’s

If you or a group you are involved in at KYC want to host a TGIF, please contact James to set up a date and arrange other details.

| March Events - Mark Your Calendar

  • Thur, March 3rd - Cruising Fleet Dinner
  • Wed, March 9th - WinW Book Club Night 5:30 - 7
  • Fri, March 11th - TGIF Trivia Night
  • Sat, March 12th - Our Cosmic Origin with Gary Boyle (speaker series) Click here for event details
  • Fri, March 18th - TGIF Cruisers and Friends of Jemmett's Landing Night
  • Sat, March 19th - St. Patrick’s Day Tasting Dinner Click here for event details
  • Thur, March 24th - Able Sail Fundraiser
  • Fri, April 1st - CORK TGIF

| Kingston Power and Sail Squadron Upcoming events

KPSS Events Coming up @ KYC


| Weekly Features

  • Febrewary Pairing: Spicy curry Lamb sliders (2) with mint raita $10
  • Every Tuesday: Appetizer + 1/2 pint of beer or small glass of wine - $15
  • Every Wednesday/Thursday: Burger and a Beer - $15
    • Mushroom and Swiss
    • Roasted Red Pepper, Pesto & Brie

| Weekend Features

  • Maple Ginger glazed B.C. Salmon with wild rice pilaf and green beans $26
  • Buttermilk pancakes. $9
  • Quiche: Pancetta & Provalone. $11
  • Huevos Rancheros: 2 sunny side eggs on crispy corn tostadas with refried beans, spicy tomato sauce and jack cheese. $12

| Featured Beer

Embitterment is this week’s Febrewary release. Embitterment is an I.P.A. that blends and balances the more delicate and floral characteristics of select hops and mints. Brewed with organic lemon balm, spearmint and peppermint.

Chef Neil suggests pairing a two lamb sliders with a mint and cucumber raita, a perfect appetizer on their own or a meal with a side. These sliders will only be available as long as a Embitterment lasts at the bar.

Please Update your Member Profile

We will be billing membership at the end of February. We are asking that you go into your member profile and ensure all of your information is correct (especially your birth dates)! As you are aware, we are offering discounts to members who are 35 and under! It is also a great way to assist us by ensuring your other information (mailing, phone number etc) are also correct. We also use this information to review Club trends. So the more information you can provide us…the better!

We thank you in advance for your assistance!

Click here for your Member Profile


| 2016 Launch Dates

Mark your calendars! Here are the 2016 launch days:
Boats: Wednesday, May 4 2016
Masts: Thursday, May 5 2016


Please read this if you are interested in a Finger Dock...

At a meeting on Wednesday, January 27, your Board decided to make an exciting change to the mooring arrangements in our outer basin before launch in 2016. The Club will be adding four finger docks to the mooring array attached to the north side of the breakwater, east of the crane. Much more detail be shared in the coming while.

The fee for these docks will be in accordance with the Fee Schedule passed at the last AGM (mooring plus finger dock surcharge). As this is the initial step in harbour remediation, the dock deposit will apply to these new docks at $61 per foot with a minimum of 30 feet. In other words, boats less than 30' using the new docks will pay the minimum. There is the possibility to extend the payment term of the dock deposit but details on this are still being determined.

In order to make sure the Mooring Committee knows about everyone who might want to have one of these fingers as their mooring, we're asking you to be in touch with Greg McNab ( ) as he is creating a list of all interested parties.  Please do so by Friday, February 12th.

Click here for a diagram of the new Finger Docks


The Board of Directors and the Harbour Redevelopment Committee has scheduled a Town Hall meeting on Saturday, February 27 at 1300 to review current and future harbour redevelopment plans and activities. Detailed drawings, financial information and timelines will be presented. Please make plans to attend as the Board and committee members would like comments and suggestions. 


| Follow Team Rafuse/Boyd at 49er 2016 World Championship

Cheer on Team Rafuse/Boyd (KYC's Danielle Boyd) as they sail in the 2016 Worl Championship this week.
Click here for Results

| Highlights from the Sailing World Cup

Congratulations to all of the KYC and Queen's Sailing Team (QST) athletes down in Miami who perserved under some tough weather at the Sailing World Cup. We are so proud!

While these teams have done well to qualify the country, they still have to meet a strict performance standard in order to be nominated by Sail Canada to the Olympic committee. Athletes must demonstrate performance potential in order to be selected. We wish everyone luck over the coming weeks and months as they continue their training and competition. Click here for World Cup Results   Click here for World Rankings

| Robert Davis (KYC)
Placed 29th in Miami, jumping to 20th on World Rankings (Top Canadian!) and qualifing for World Cup
Click here to support Robert

| Danielle Boyd (KYC) and Erin Rafuse
Placed 21st in Miami, ranked 21st in the world, top Canadian 49erFX team (previously qualified Canada a berth in Rio Olympics)
Click here to support Team Rafuse/Boyd

| Allie Surrette & Ali ten Hove (KYC)
Placed 12th in Miami, ranked 54 in the world, top Canadian Female 470 team, and qualified Canada a berth in Rio Olympics!
Click here to support Team A2

| Olivia Mew (QST)
Placed 31st in Miami, ranked 91st in the world and qualified Canada a berth in Rio Olympics!
Click here to support Olivia

| Sail Canada "Club Judge" Seminar

Saturday March 5, 2016
KYC will be hosting a "Club Judge" seminar, taught by National Judge, Wendy Loat.  If you are a sailor or racer then this is a great opportunity to upgrade your knowledge and skills.  This is a great seminar for anyone interested in racing or race management.  You don't need to have aspirations to become a Judge to participate. For details on the Sail Canada Judging program, click here .

The seminar will run from 10am to 4pm, with a break for lunch.   There is a fee of $20 per person that includes a $5 discount on lunch purchased at the Club.   Coffee and snacks will be provided during the course..
Please register in advance with the Manager ( ) if you are interested.

| Queen's Sailing Team Highlight Video

Check out this highlight reel from the Queen's Sailing Team 2015 Season
Click here for Video

| Junior Sailing Committee - Volunteers Wanted

We are looking for volunteers to serve on the Junior Sailing Committee and/or its subcommittees. If you have any interest in helping to shape the KYC Junior Sailing Program, please contact Ze Keeping ze.keeping@kingstonyachtclub. ca to express your interest.

New Member to our KYC Team!

We would like to welcome John Whelan to our KYC Team who will start his career the week of February 15th as our Club Controller. John completed his Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) from Queen's University, as well as his Graduate Diploma in Accounting (also from Queen's), and most recently earned his CPA. John is coming to us from Wilkinson & Company LLP and is very excited to assist us with our Club finances as well as many of our Club services.

John will be hanging his hat (so to speak) in the Saint's Rest office. Please feel free to stop in, say “Hi” and get to more about him!