Knotmeter - October 4, 2019

Knotmeter - October 4, 2019

The CARA MIA V crew enjoying their last race of the season last night

Special Announcements

| Special Awards Nominations

As the season closes, we would like to remind all racing members to complete a special awards nomination to acknowledge the initiatives, skills, and hard work from your fellow members. Forms can be found online at and physical copies are also available at the bar.

Upcoming Events

Full Calendar of Events »

| November 2: Haulout


| November 28: AGM


| Weekend Features

Friday-Sunday Dinner feature:
  • Fresh B.C. Halibut with a lemon basil butter sauce, basmati rice, braised kale topped with brushetta and feta - $26
  • Weekend Special: Croque Monsieur with Manchego cheese and red wine poached pears - $14
  • Omlette: Calabrese salami, artichoke hearts and Parmesan cheese - $13

| Featured Beer

Night Märzen

Amber Lager 5.5%

Night Märzen is Beau’s certified organic amber lager.  A mild toasted malt sweetness is kept perfectly in check by two varieties of European hops. With its snappy finish, this any-occasion lager is great alongside anything roasted or grilled.

History and Style

Beau’s has been brewing this multi-award-winning Märzen recipe every fall for more than a decade. Märzen is a traditional German lager style that takes its name from the month of March when it was historically brewed. The beer would then be lagered in cellars through the summer, and then released in the fall.

Tasting Notes

Märzen pours a clear copper-amber with a white foam. It has warm bread aromas, a biscuity malt flavour, and a firm hop presence that lends balancing bitterness. An ultra- clean lager finish completes the package in this highly drinkable beer.


| Wine of the Month


| Chase Race

We had a great day and loads of wind, so I think fun was had by all. We raised over $600 for Able Sail (I believe the total was around $650) and first place was awarded to Force 10, which actually finished first and maintained their position with a hefty donation. Second place was Investor's Group from Collins Bay and third place was Mel Gummer on Carid.


| ALTS Graduates

Angela, Jan and Mark watched the Crothers Race and graduated from our Start Keelboat Sailing course 15 Sep. Start Keelboat Sailing includes ashore knowledge and afloat skills. Please visit Sailing School, Adult Sailing for course details.


| Sailing

We are now accepting nominations for our KYC Special Awards. Think about nominating worthy recipients (i.e. before memories fade). Please nominate many & often! The form is available (as a PDF) from SAILING / KEELBOAT RACING area of our website. Printed forms are available on the bulletin board and have been sprinkled in the bar area. Email nominations to or drop completed forms in the KYC mail slot for Ken Martin.

Awards Night is Saturday Nov 16 this year. This is always a great way to end the year, recognising winners in our evening & weekend racing series, as well as sailors meriting special awards, and enjoying great food & beverage with our crews & competitors. We have a very special guest speaker lined up!

Please thank Galen Richardson and Mae Delange (QST members) as they help us with race management (and operating the Orange Peel) for the remainder of season. If any club members are interested in a paid part-time position helping with race management next year, please contact Ken Martin or the General Manager.

The Sailing Committee recently met to review the past year and start planning for next year. Please share your views on our Sailing programs and how they can improved, with the members listed below. If you are interested in helping out on any of KYC's programs, committees, etc, for the coming year, this is a good time of year to step forward.

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