Knotmeter - September 24, 2020
Knotmeter - September 24, 2020
| UpdateS from the General Manager
Meet THM and 49er FX boat "Home Town Squirrel
Tuesday September 29th 4:30-6pm
After a difficult summer of training in Kingston and Halifax, KYC welcomes Canadian Olympic hopefuls KYC skipper Ali Ten Hove and crew Mariah Millen for a very special event. Please come down to the Club to meet and celebrate the arrival of the team's new 49er FX "Home Town Squirrel." This will be an opportunity for you to meet these extraordinary athletes, get an autograph or a photo and sign a Canadian Flag for them to take with them to competitions.
4:30 Meet & Greet
5:00 Ceremony & Flag Signing
6:00 KYC Last Race Night
Maitland St. parking time restrictions (not between 10:00 & 11:00 AM and 2:30 to 3:30 PM) will be reinstated on October 1st.
Sunshine Room Update
No such thing as bad weather - just bad wardrobe! So break out your your puffy vest and enjoy the sunset on the last days of the best dock side patio in Kingston. And to keep that patio spirit alive inside the Clubhouse, Staff are now busy refreshing the sunshine room into a beach-view lounge (sorry no sand). We lost our fireside soft furniture seating area to make room for socially distant lunch and dinner tables. But the sunshine room will be our new multipurpose cafe / lounge for you to relax with your thoughts or a book or work from your laptop.
Fall / Winter Hours of Operation Changes
Fall / Winter reduced service hours have arrived. The food and beverage service will be closed on Mondays until the patio reopens in the Spring. The clubhouse will remain open on Mondays from 9-5 for your enjoyment along with fresh coffee.
Updated Hours of Operation
Monday - 9-5 Food & Beverage Service Closed - Clubhouse remains open
Tuesday - Friday 12-8
| September 29: Meet THM
| October 3: Cooking with Chef Neil
| Weekend Features
Friday/Saturday Dinner feature:
- Beer battered fish & chips - $20
- Weekend Special: chocolate mousse crepes with strawberry compote - $13
- Omlette: Ham, smoked cheddar, cherry tomato and arugula - $13
| Frozen Meal Menu
| Beer of the Week
Beaus: Juiced up New England IPA
Beau’s Juiced Up is a hazy pale ale that doubles down on delivering big, New England style juicy hop aroma and flavour, at a laid-back 4.5% ABV. It’s soft on the palate, and really refreshing with a bright finish. It hits all the right notes of citrus, tropical and fruity, with a hint of those dank, sticky hop resins we love.
History & Style
New England style pale ales (NEPAs) are relatively new in the North American craft beer landscape. They are purposely hazy with a defined juicy hop character. They focus on the expression of bold hop flavour and aroma, while limiting hop bitterness. Juiced Up is a lower-ABV and certified organic version of this style.
This NEPA pours hazy gold, with a thick white foam. The aroma offers citrus juice impressions. The flavour is equally fruity: a mix of citrus, tropical and stone fruit impressions, with a pleasing hint of dank resin. The mouthfeel is soft, and the finish is bright and refreshing.
| Wine of the Month
Portugal produces a plethora of grapes, including international familiars like Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon, but mostly indigenous varietals. The most popular red wines produced in the Lisboa region are made from Tinta Roriz (Aragones) and Touriga Nacional. Commonly blended together, or with others like Touriga Franca and Trincadeira, these local stars perform well in the diverse microclimates across the country, which produce an array of styles depending on where they are grown.
With medium depth and fairly opaque at the core. Plum coloured with reflective cherry hues when swirled, and a very slender, pale rim. Concentrated notes of blackberry cordial, cherry pie and brambly berries give a depth of fruity aromas. Raspberry leaf, menthol and eucalyptus give a fresh herbal pop with a bit of cracked pepper to add lightly spicy notes. Cocoa powder, black licorice (like the allsorts candies Grandma had) and cherry chocolate add baking spice and fruitcake-like flavours. A crowd-pleasing wine that is a good 'any time' drinker because of its medium-light body, medium acidity, and soft texture created by its light tannins. Showing more bitter and tart on the palate, we find wild raspberry, cherries and red currants, with the addition of briar patch, wet leather and plum skin. There is still a bit of leafiness and a hint of cocoa powder, adding just enough complexity to keep this interesting yet quaffable.
| Frostbite Series
The Frostbite Series will consist of 3 informally run Sunday races in October: Oct 3, 17, 24. Races will be medium length, with Skippers Meeting at 0930 and 1st Start at 1030. Courses will be determined in the preceding meeting. Instructions in the SIs will be updated shortly to reflect the preceding details. It would be great to have usual F&B offerings available. We anticipate boats will be finishing between noon and 1 pm.
This Saturday Sept 26, we are having the traditional Chase Race. It is a pursuit type race for all racing boats. Boats start at different times depending on their PHRF rating. In theory they should all finish around the same time. There is a Skippers Meeting at 0930; 1st signal at 1035. Course details and start times are available in the online Sailors Handbook. Boats tend to finish early/mid afternoon, depending on wind conditions.