Knotmeter - August 15, 2020

Knotmeter - August 15, 2020

Special Announcements

| Update from the General Manager

KYC Summer Music Series
In week three of our Wednesday singer/songwriter summer music series, we welcome to our dockside patio, an up and coming group in Kingston's indie pop scene - Paul Stos and Dan Taylor. The music will run from 5:30 to 8. Please call the club to reserve a table.

With the arrival of construction season to our street comes a whole new level of challenge to our parking lot. Please be sure that you have a sticker on display and that you are not using the lot for overnight parking while you are away on a cruise. The limited lot is only for those using the club that same day. All others will be towed away.

Upcoming Events

Full Calendar of Events »

| August 19: Paul Stos and Dan Taylor


| September 5: A Bigly Muster

Ever wonder where all the postponed Cruisers’ Musters went? Well based on an idea cooked up by Commodore Peter Cohrs and few other eager souls we are rolling all those Musters into one bigly Corn Boil Muster on Labour Day weekend (weather permitting).

The event will be at Jemmetts on Saturday September 5th. The Cruising group will provide the charcoal for any meat or other things you’d like to cook and the corn.

It will be an armada sail to Jemmetts leaving mid-morning so we can enjoy each other’s company on the way as well as at Jemmetts. And no, it won’t be a race.

Docking will be open to all Members for the Saturday and Sunday.

For buying purposes please let us know as soon as possible if you will attend:


| Beer of the Week

Spearhead : India Wheat Ale

6% ABV

Spearhead’s India Wheat Ale fuses the traditional India Pale Ale and German Hefeweizen in an explosive synthesis of flavours and aromas. Brewed with mango and Lemondrop hops, our India Wheat Ale boasts refreshing tropical and citrus notes, packing a bold and juicy sweetness balanced by a hint of bitterness.

Allow your taste buds to travel the globe with us. Let your senses guide you and explore the unique flavours of our Globetrotter Series. Venture afar in mind and flavour and join the Spearhead journey.


| Regular Keelboat Racing Resumes

Finally, after months of delay, regular racing has started! We are currently running the August Evenings series for PHRF 1, PHRF2, Sharks and Casual Racing fleets. Unfortunately, the winds have been less than cooperative (too much or too little) thus far. Last Tuesday we were hit by a brief line squall just before the start, with gusts to 30+ kts! A few boats persevered/survived to start & finish their races. At one point, a Shark had its spreaders almost in the water.

Next Saturday Aug 22, we'll be running the KYC Harbour Race. Refer to the SIs in the Sailors Handbook for details. Looking to September, the plan is to run the Evening Series, Carruthers Series & Chase Race and after that, in October, the Frostbite Series on Sunday afternoons.

Big thanks to Ben and Jake for helping with operation of the Orange Peel, advising the volunteer crews and doing results. We are looking for help in September, as Ben and Jake will be unavailable to us then.

Please check the Race Committee Volunteer Roster on the SAILING / KEELBOAT RACING page for the assignments. And, remember, crew members should be wearing masks and/or in social bubbles as per the current Ontario government COVID-related protocol.

See you on the water next week...


| Congratulations to Carol and Gail for completing our Start Keelboat Sailing Course

Instructor Nicole presented logbooks to her students who took the Start Keelboat Sailing course aboard Community Club Shark 'Leprechaun'. For upcoming courses and details, please visit our website: Sailing Academy > Adult Sailing