Knotmeter - March 9, 2016

Knotmeter - March 9, 2016

Team Rafuse/Boyd qualifies for the 2016 Rio Olympics!

Congratulations to Erin Rafuse and Danielle Boyd (KYC) who have qualififed to represent Canada in the Rio Olympics. This week, Sail Canada announced that Erin and Danielle will be nominated to the Canadian Olympic Team for the 49erFX class (They had previously qualified Canada for a spot, but had not been selected themselves to represent Canada). Way to go!
Full info here >>

KYC @ Sail Canada Awards

KYC was well recognized at the Sail Canada Awards Night, held in Toronto at the Art Gallery of Ontario, on February 26th.

  • Danielle Boyd, and Erin Rafuse, who qualified Canada for the Rio Olympics in the 49erK+FX class, were recognized as the Skippers' Plan Female Athletes of the Year .
  • CORK, with Tim Irwin, Marianne Davis, Ralph Shaw and Mary Wewsterland present, received the Chisholm Trophy for Excellence in Race Management, for the 2015 Laser World Championships.
  • Pat Wilson and Arie Moffat received the Bill Bourke Memorial Youth Elite Award for performance in the 420 class.
  • Ross Cameron, who was a Race Officer at the Games, was part of the Pan Am Games group that received the City of Kingston Award for Regatta of the Year. The Games volunteers also shared the 2015 Volunteer of the Year Award. Ann Rouget was the other KYC member involved in the Games.

Congratulations to all.   Full info here >>

| Female Team of the Year - (RNSYS) Erin Rafuse & (KYC) Danielle Boyd

| Youth Elite Award - Male – Pat Wilson & Arie Moffat

| Excellence in Race Management - CORK / Sail Kingston; Laser World Championships

Iceboating at KYC

What a great weekend at KYC! It was short and sweet, but we had over twenty ice boats on the ice this weekend. There were even some guests from Rochester NY! Thanks to Sean Marshall who gave us a visit in his ultralight. We have collected all of the photos on the KYC Flickr accont. Link is below. If you have some to add, please send them to the KYC Office -
Click here for photos >>

March Madness Membership Drive

During the month of March we are asking members to reach out to their friends, family, neighbours, work colleagues or anyone else you may think would be interested in joining KYC.

We are calling it "ONE FOR ONE." It is our hope that every member brings down someone to the Club during March for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, one of our TGIF's or Club events! If that individual decides to JOIN KYC for this year the Sponsor (you) will be entered in a draw for a free 2017 membership! 

Please do not hesitate to contact Greg McNab or by phone 613.548.3052 for more information or to set up a time so Greg can meet your guest and tell them more about the Club and our programs! 

We also encourage all members to stop by for an appetizer, lunch or dinner! We have great daily specials which you can find on the website! Also do not forget about our Tuesday wine and apps specials or our Wednesday/Thursday Burger and Beer Specials! 

We hope to see you soon!

Upcoming Events

Full Calendar of Events »

| Wednesday March 9th Women in Wind Book Night

Join the women in wind by the KYC fireplace at 5:30pm for an evening with a focus on books and reading.

| March 11th: Trivia TGIF

Trivia TGIF, quiz-master Ted Ison returns with a new batch of nautically themed trivia. Sign your team up with James today at

| March 12th: Our Cosmic Origin with Gary Boyle (speaker series)

Join us for a delightful evening as astronomer Gary Boyle walks us through our galaxy! After the presentation...if the weather and stars cooperate...we will have a chance to go outside and view Jupiter through his telescope. The show starts at 7pm, tickets are $10.00 for adults and $5.00 for children. Come down for dinner or an appetizer and see what the stars have to offer. Click here for event details

| March 18th: Cruisers and Friends of Jemmett’s Landing TGIF

Come down for complementary appetizers prepared by chef Neil and his kitchen team and find out about the cruising fleet’s plans for the 2016 sailing season. TGIF starts at 1700h and appetizers will be available from 1730h.

| March 19th: St. Patrick’s Day Tasting Dinner

Join us for KYC's fourth installment in our winter dinner series for a four course St. Patrick's Day dinner. The menu will feature the following:

Guinness Mussels
Paired with Chateau d'Argadens Bordeaux Blanc AOC

Lamb Pasties
Paired with Broadhead Brewing's Dark Horse Stout

A Beef and Ale Stew with Colcannon Mashed Potatoes
Paired with Beau's Strong Patrick Irish Red Ale

Irish Cream Cheese Cake
Paired with Tyrconnell 10 Irish Whiskey

Book now with James at tickets will go quickly, cost will be $50 per person.


| March 24th: Able Sail Fundraiser

Join Able Sail Kingston for their annual spring fundraiser. This year's theme is honouring volunteers. Doors open at 6pm

| March 27th Easter Sunday Brunch

KYC is pleased to announce 2016’s Easter Sunday Brunch. There will be a sumptuous brunch buffet featuring an omelette station, carving station and much more. There will be two seatings, one at 11am and one at 1pm. Book your places now with James at

| April 1st: CORK TGIF

Join the CORK crew on April 1st for their annual TGIF

| April 9-10: Race Management Training Seminar

Ontario Sailing has approved a Race Management Training Seminar to be held at Kingston Yacht Club, 1 Maitland Street , Kingston on the weekend of Saturday April 9 and Sunday April 10 2016.
Click here for event details

| 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.

| YOGA AT KYC With Norah Greatrix!

Come down to KYC for yoga, every Wednesday!

  • Where: Partridge Room (Upstairs), KYC
  • When: 1545h, every Wednesday, classes formally start at 1600h.
  • Cost: The cost is $10 per session (which we will be happy to apply to your account)
  • What to Bring: Mat, comfortable clothes & H2O (A mat can be arranged in advance if you need, please contact Norah for this and with any questions pertaining to what will be covered in class).
About Nora >> Sign up Today!

| Kingston Power and Sail Squadron Upcoming events

KPSS Events Coming up @ KYC


| February & March: Beau's Febrewary

Each week, every Febrewary beer purchased will get you a ticket for a weekly draw for a Beau's scarf. The first draw for a scarf will take place this coming Friday, and you have to be here to win. 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 March. 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:

| Weekly Features

  • This week’s Febrewary Feature is a Koru, Orange and Fennel Mussels. Mussels and beer are a classic pairing for Belgian style beers, such as this week’s Koru Belgian Pale Ale. The orange and Fennel will highlight different flavours of the beer.
  • Every Tuesday: Appetizer + 1/2 pint of beer or small glass of wine - $15
  • Every Wednesday/Thursday: Burger and a Beer - $15
    • Beef burger topped with jalapenos and cheddar
    • Beef burger topped with peameal bacon, brie and caramelized onions

| Weekend Features

  • 10oz Enright Cattle Company Ribeye with a horseradish and caramelized onion jus, celeriac mash and sautéed broccoli.
  • Brunch Special: Heuvos rancheros.
  • Weekend Quiche: Ham & swiss.
  • Pancake Feature: Banana pancakes.

| Featured Beer

We still have some of the last Febrewary release, which is the Koru Belgian-Style Pale Ale. More sessionable than traditional Belgian styles of beer, Koru has a balanced fruity and floral hop character, which is complemented by peppery, spicy notes of Belgian yeast. Koru pours a deep gold with a frothy white head. Once it is gone, we will be drawing for 5 beau’s scarves and the grand prize of a beautiful Beau’s branded wooden crate filled with 12 different Beau’s beers. Stay tuned to the knotmeter to find out if you won!

We are also happy to announce that we have added a new tap to the bar pouring Mill St. Brewery’s Organic Lager. This is a light, European-style lager with a light, crisp and refreshing flavour with a clean finish.

Junior Sailing

| Junior Sailing Registraton is now open

Register Now >>

| 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.

Annual Cruisers' Dinner

Last Thursday evening, the Cruising Fleet enjoyed their Annual Dinner and Awards Night upstairs. A first rate meal was served by Chef Neil and his staff, with wonderful support from James Walton and event organizer Paul Young. Highlights of the evening included presentation of the Brass Winch Award to Steve Ginsberg and Rheni Tauchid by Cruising Fleet Co-Captains May Corcoran and Peter Fedora. Our guest speaker was Mike Hill, who gave us a most informative multi-media presentation on diving our local wrecks, including those from the War of 1812 and some stunning underwater imagery of their recent dives of the Japanese Fleet sunk at Truk Atoll. Our thanks to all who attended and made this evening a success.

Click here for Photos


| Harbour Expansion

On February 27, KYC hosted a Town Hall Meeting to showcase the new proposed harbour layout. Member feedback is encouraged. Please visit the Harbour expansion page to review the meeting materials, and please send us your feedback or questions.
Click here for the Harbour Expansion Page

| Thank you

The Harbour Committee would like to acknowledge the intitative taken by our Yard Steward, Brad Strawbridge. Brad brought us a proposal in early August to kickstart the Harbour rebuild. The version you are looking at is very closely related to what he sketched last summer. We at KYC are fortunate that Brad has all of our interests at heart!

Donate - Corinthian Fund / Able Sail

This time of year, we offer the option for members to donate to the Corinthian Fund and/or Able Sail Kingston and charge to their KYC Member Account.
Click here to Donate