Knotmeter - March 13, 2020

Knotmeter - March 13, 2020

Tim Irwin was awarded the Sail Canada Presidents Trophy at the Rolex Sailor of the year awards!

Special Announcements

| COVID-19

Dear Friends and Members,

The threat from Covid-19 virus is currently low in the general Canadian population according to our government sources, but has been recently been upgraded to a Pandemic in the global environment. As family at KYC, we can "do our bit” to reduce the likelihood of infecting one another. Please be aware that your KYC staff and Board of Directors are monitoring the situation, stepping up cleaning/disinfecting and may implement additional measures to create social distance if the conditions warrant.

Below are links to OFFICIAL information sources regarding the Covid-19 virus. I encourage your to dig deep into these information sources and conduct your activities with increased prudence.

Social media is a poor source for accurate information about this pandemic.

The best way to protect yourself and your friends is through prevention.

• wash your hands often with soap and water or alcohol-based hand sanitizer
• sneeze or cough into your sleeve, or a tissue, NOT into your hands
• avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth,
• clean objects and surfaces that alot of people touch, such as doorknobs, phones and TV remotes with regular household cleaner.
• do not share personal items that come in contact with saliva
• avoid contact with people who are sick
• stay home if you are sick
• anyone who is compromised, or suspects being compromised, should stay home and practice social distance (stay home!), visit your doctor.

KFLA Public Health Website

Government of Canada

Queen's University

Peter Cohrs,

Upcoming Events

Full Calendar of Events »

| March 18: Cruiser's Muster

The next Cruiser's Muster will be held on March 18th at 5:00pm.


| March 18: Ramble On and Finnish Line talk - 6:30PM

Chris and Linda (Ramble On) and Bob (Finnish Line 2.0) are giving a talk of their 2,950 nm voyage to the east coast this past summer at a club in Ottawa in February. After the off Broadway try out they will be presenting the same talk at our Club on Wednesday March 18th at 6:30pm. This is also a Cruiser Muster night.


| March 19: Cabi Fashion Experience


| March 21: Bourbon Night


| March 25: Nautical Nights #4


| March 27: KYC Trivia Night


| April 1: Cooking with Chef Neil


| April 5: North U. Seminars - Strategy and Tactics Workshop

Here’s a fun way to get ready for the racing season. Can't work on your boat yet? Work on your strategy and tactics now.

Why not meet up with your crew. Learn together. Improve together. Win together.

You can sail harder. But why not race smarter? Join us on April 5th. Register today.

Full Day Racing Tactics Seminar

It takes more than great boat speed to win races. At a North U Tactics Seminar you'll learn the essentials of Racing Strategy, Tactics, and Rules.

Sunday, April 5th, 2020
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Kingston Yacht Club


| April 18: A taste of Mexico


| Weekend Features

Friday-Sunday Dinner feature:
  • Garlic stuffed chicken supreme with a braised leek and mushroom cream sauce, Bleu D'Elizabeth mashed potatoes and asparagus - $22
  • Weekend Special: manchego cheese, and caramelized onion potato cake benny with prosciutto and a smoked paprika hollandaise - $15
  • Omlette: Mushroom, blue cheese and chives - $13

| Featured Beer

Strong Patrick

Irish-style Red Ale 6.1% ABV

Strong Patrick is an organic version of the classic style from the Emerald Isle. it is luscious and malty, with toasty caramel and coffee. A portion of the ale has been aged in Jameson® Irish Whiskey casks, then reintroduced to add a rich accent of wood and warmth to this year’s blend.

History and Style

Strong Patrick is our version of the classic style from the Emerald Isle. It was first brewed in 2012 for St. Patrick’s Day celebrations at Beau’s Brewery, and has been a returning seasonal favourite ever since. Its red hue is the result of the addition of organic roasted barley to recipe, which also includes organic Aramis hops and Irish ale yeast.

Tasting Notes

Strong Patrick pours a brilliant red with a creamy head. Its aroma conjures notes of caramel, whiskey, oak and malts. It has a malty backbone, with a touch of toasty caramel and vanilla, and a mild bitterness to round and balance. It finishes rich and warm.


| Wine of the Month


| Regatta of The Year!

Commodore Cohrs and Past Commodore Rosemary Wilson trekked to Toronto last Friday (the 6th) and received, on behalf of Kingston Yacht Club, the trophy for the Sail Canada Regatta of the Year! Once again a big shout-out to those many volunteers who made it such a success.


| Breakwall Remediation

Commodore Cohrs and Past Commodore Rosemary Wilson trekked to Toronto last Friday (the 6th) and received, on behalf of Kingston Yacht Club, the trophy for the Sail Canada Regatta of the Year! Once again a big shout-out to those many volunteers who made it such a success.



| Marine Radio Course in Kingston 8 & 22 Apr 2020

Kingston Power and Sail Squadron offers a two-evening Maritime Radio course to obtain the Restricted Operator's Certificate (Maritime) with Digital Selective Calling. Students are requested to send their name, email and phone number to

Course details:
Wed 8 Apr 6:30 to 9:30 PM (Maritime Radio Student Notes manual and Seminar)
- Wed 22 Apr 6:30 – 9:30 PM (Exam)
- Location: Ongwanda, 191 Portsmouth Ave, Kingston
- Price: $160 ($138 for CPS members) tax included. If student already has a manual, price is reduced $50.
If the Certificate is needed sooner, study material and a challenge exam can be arranged. Please call Peter French at 613-650-1615

| Sailwave Scoring Clinic

We all know that there isn’t anything that is quite as much fun as racing around the water in sailboats, but are you wondering what the Scoring Oz does with those finishes behind the results curtain?!? Maybe you would like to don the scoring hat at your own club, but need some help getting started. Or perhaps you just need to beat the late winter blues with a day surrounded by other sailors excited by the prospect of starting the new season with a new skill.

To that end, CORK is offering a Basic Sailwave Scoring Clinic that is open to all interested.

When: Sunday March 29th, 9:30am-4pm
Where: Kingston Yacht Club (1 Maitland St)

Registration is found here:
Click on Competitor Registration, Register for an event, choose Sailwave Basic Scoring
The cost for this training is $30
Includes Coffee/tea continental breakfast and Lunch

Basic Scoring
The Basic course will provide an overview of the scoring process.
This course is designed for those looking to learn, update, or add to their Sailwave skills.
There is no pre-requisite for the Basic Scoring workshop but an ability to focus and attend details in an open environment and a solid understanding of Windows operating system are desirable assets. Participants who bring their own laptop computer loaded with the latest version of Sailwave will benefit most from the Basic workshop.

This workshop will cover:
- Sailwave Basics
- Setting up the Regatta
- Scoring Races
- Scoring Changes

If you have any further questions do not hesitate to contact