Knotmeter - November 1, 2019

Knotmeter - November 1, 2019

- When the gales of November come early -

Upcoming Events

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| October 24 - Nov 9: Rheni Tauchid Art Noise

| November 2: Haulout

Please note that the haulout plans are now available online at: Breakwall Haulout Plan
Yard Haulout Plan


| November 28: AGM

| November: Movember

The Kingston yacht club team is participating in Movember this year! Please consider a donation at:


| 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


| Blind Worlds Regatta of the Year

The Blind World Fleet Racing Championship will be recognized as the Regatta of the Year at the OSA Awards ceremony on November 9th. Regatta Chair, Past Commodore, Rosemary Wilson and Regatta Operations Chair Lana Butler will attend to receive the trophy on our behalf.

We will celebrate this and the success of the regatta at the Awards Night on November 16 and again at a special TGIF on November 22

| THM Racing to Tokyo

Greetings from Auckland New Zealand! My name is Ali ten Hove – I am a member of the Kingston Yacht Club and a proud Junior Sailing Program alumni. I am a member of the Canadian Sailing Team, sailing the women’s Olympic double handed boat – the 49er FX. I sail along side my crew Mariah Millen, who is Toronto born but an ‘adopted’ Kingstonian at heart.

We have just wrapped up a busy and exciting season – continuing to climb the international rankings, we set a Canadian record by finishing 15th place at the 2019 European Championships in Weymouth, UK. Other season highlights include qualifying and competing for Team Canada at the Pan American Games in Peru as well at the Olympic Test Event in Japan.

I am currently in Auckland, New Zealand preparing for the 2019 World Championships which will be our final opportunity to qualify a berth for Canada at the 2020 Olympic Games. Only 21 countries will be given a berth to compete next summer at the Olympics, and we are fighting to ensure Canada is on that list.

We just released an ‘online crowd sourcing’ fundraising campaign – aimed to raise funds to cover our upcoming Olympic trials costs. You can take a look at our Wind Athletes page to learn more about our team, the Olympic trials/how they work, as well as a breakdown of how financial donations will directly support our team on a day-to-day basis.

The true driving force behind our campaign is the amazing community of people and organizations that are cheering us along every step of the way! We come from incredible communities, and have watched our team of supporters grow as people come together to offer assistance, financial support and encouragement as we reach towards each new goal. We push ourselves in training with the ultimate goal of standing on top of the podium and hearing our national anthem - taking pride in representing our country, community, and the supporters who got us there.

By becoming involved in our Olympic Campaign, you will be supporting two young women who have the ambition to be successful in everything they do. Let's support this theme of pursuing excellence and help win Canada an Olympic medal!

Wind Athletes Team Page:

The Importance of Giving Back Our team also strongly believe in the theme of 'pass-it-on' and do our best to give back to our communities every chance we can. Our recent efforts have been focused on running initiatives to promote and encourage young women pursuing Olympic sailing. It is our hope to foster a positive environment and network of women within the Canadian sailing scene, educate women on the opportunities Olympic sailing has to offer, and create visible strong female role models that young women can look up to.

The value of Olympic sailing is in the pursuit of excellence - and this can be seen not only in sport, but in many different aspects of life. Striving for excellence is what drives our society and community forward. It is so important to teach young women to embrace this culture as well as to champion others to do so as well.

| Donations of Sails Needed for CC Sharks

Our Community Club appreciates donations of Shark sails to equip our boats. Our program serves KYC members, our Sailing School Junior Adventure Sailing and Adult Learn to Sail programs and Queens Sailing Team. Please contact Peter French at

| Sailing

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 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