Knotmeter - November 19, 2020

Knotmeter - November 19, 2020

Try the KYC Salmon Cakes, perfect takeout for the AGM!
Thursday, Nov 26th!

| Updates from the General Manager


Thursday Nov 26th 6:30 PM

Please mark your calendar for the annual KYC AGM on Thursday November 26th 7:00PM start. The meeting will be chaired by Commodore Peter Cohrs. Due to Covid related restrictions on large gatherings, on-site participation will not be possible.

All members are asked to attend the meeting from the comfort of your home using the Zoom webinar application on your computer, smartphone or tablet. A call-in number will also be available. You may also want to pair the event with something delicious from the new KYC Fall menu using the take-out service. Take Away a Taste of KYC

To assist the organizers in the process of coordinating a virtual AGM, we would ask that all attendees register in advance. Registration instructions have been sent to all members by email. Members who do not RSVP can still attend the online meeting. Instructions will be posted to the 2020 AGM page on the Members site.

Please log on to the Zoom meeting link at 6:30 pm prior to the meeting to walk-through a few technical instructions on registration, voting and asking questions during the meeting using the chat functions.

For your review, committee reports, AGM documents, and Board nominees to date, have been placed in the AGM Documents folder in the Members Area of the KYC Webpage. Please submit all questions related to the AGM in advance to Your question will be answered during the AGM by the most appropriate presenter.


KYC AGM Practice, Practice, Practice

Monday, November 23rd 6:30 PM

To be sure that all members have access to this year's AGM by ZOOM and that all technical bugs are worked out in advance, please join the practice AGM on Monday November 23rd at 6:30 PM. The AGM technical team will be there to help you through the process and learn how to participate in the meeting. A link to the zoom meeting will be sent to all members by email. Instructions and the tech helpline number will be posted on the KYC Members Area AGM Webpage.

Fall Menu

Thank you to all members who continue to support the KingstonYC food and beverage service. Our service team is doing everything in their power to keep your Club a safe place for you to come out and enjoy a drink or a wonderful bruch, lunch or dinner with your friends and family. Or you may also want to try the take away service so you can share a plate of KYC sweet potato fries right at home!

Chef Kyle has also come up with a few new delicious comfort additions to the Club Menu including seared Atlantic salmon and a new swiss mushroom burger - the usual deliciousness from the sustainable Enright family farm in Tweed.

Upcoming Events

Full Calendar of Events »

| November 22: Vibrant!


| November 26: Annual General Meeting


| December 4: Annual Carol Singing


| December 4: Roast Beef Feast


| New Clubhouse Hours



| Weekend Features

Friday-Sunday Dinner feature:
  • (3) Pulled Pork Tacos with coleslaw, pickled onions, jack cheese, chili lime aioli, served with a side of basmati rice & beans - $19
  • Fish Friday Feature: Fish and chips (battered or breaded) - $19
Saturday / Sunday Brunch Special:
  • Brunch special: Breakfast burger with carmies & swiss cheese - $16
  • Omlette: 3 cheese with green onion & cherry tomato - $15

| New KYC Menus!



| Member Appreciation



| KYC Gourmet Food



| Frozen Meal Menu - Fall



| Beer Feature


Perth Last Duel Lager

4.5% ABV

Perth Brewery is a family run craft brewery located in Perth, Ontario. This lager is straw-gold in colour and has aromas and flavours of cereal, biscuit, apple, and malty notes. The palate is light-bodied, dry and lightly carbonated with a crisp, clean finish. Try with a tuna sandwich, chicken wings, or light appetizers.


| Cruiser AGM/Awards Night


The Cruisers AGM & Awards Dinner was able to go ahead on Nov 7th and was well attended. The dinner is held each year to celebrate cruising and each other. Of course, this was a weird season but with an organized event on Labour Day at Jemmetts and many impromptu gatherings at Bostwick Island, Camelot, etc. there was an exceptional camaraderie amongst cruisers.

Pennants Awarded

Nautical Miles travelled:

250 nm
Scott Davey & Harriet Feilotter - Dream Weaver
Kevin Deluzio & Norma Jean Barrett - Solevento
Ralph Shaw & Mary Westerland - Spindrift.
Bob Story & Tarja Jaatinen - Finnish Line 2.0

500 nm
Marian Burdsall & David Morris - Windfarer
Rheni Tauchid & Steve Ginsberg - Art Noise
Peter Fedora & Ze Keeping - Off Leash

5 Year Cruising
Rheni Tauchid & Steve Ginsberg - Art Noise

10 Year Cruising
Kevin Deluzio & Norma Jean Barrett - Solevento

15 Year Cruising
Conrad & Elsabe Falkson – Take Five
Peter Fedore & Ze Keeping - Off Leash
Rosemary Wilson & Jim Colquhoun - Kibitka

Main Duck
Kate Simpson & Rob Crothers – NS Coaster

Trophies Awarded

Cruising Trophy – most miles – Marian Burdsall and David Morris - Windfarer
Brass Winch – Marian Burdsall nominated and awarded Linda Schmalz for producing 36 servings of eggs benedict, from Ramble On’s galley, for the gathering at Jemmetts Landing on Labour Day Weekend.
Brass Winch – Chris Walmsley nominated and awarded Peter Fedora for his taking on the effort of tightening all the cleat bolts on Jemmetts dock from underneath the dock! This was very strenuous work, and his endeavours were well appreciated.
Broken Winch – Kevin Deluzio nominated and awarded Jim Colquhoun for his rescue of Gloria from the “pirates”. Kevin stated that Gloria has never been the same since.
New Trophy – John Angus kindly donated an antique taffrail log which is being mounted on a suitable base by Ralph Shaw in time for the 2021 season.
New Pennants – proposed and accepted 3 new pennants:
1. Circumnavigation of Prince Edward County
2. 1000 Islands
3. Events

For details see the Cruising Awards page on the Club website.

Special note: we will allow backdating for the pennants, but not the trophies, as far back as 2010. If you travelled in your boat, for example, 575 nm in 2014, you are entitled to a red 500 nm pennant. Similarly, past winners of the FFCC and Long Haul trophies will receive the appropriate pennants for those trophies. Please email your request to the Cruising Fleet Co-Chairs:


Chris Walmsley and Linda Schmalz from Ramble On gave a quick overview of the Down East Circle Route voyage, which was done with Bob Story on Finnish Line 2.0, in 2019. Once large gatherings become a thing, they will present the full version with pictures, charts, and the background of planning for the 4 ½ month endeavour.

2021 Events – Stay Tuned

We were able to hold a late season planned event at Jemmett’s on Labour Day weekend; The Bigly Corn Boil Muster Thingie. It was well attended and a great success. We will try and hold it again next year. Other events, including the monthly Cruisers Muster, will return when times begin to return to normal.

Stay tuned … and hopeful.

Visual Evidence

Full AGM report:

Special thanks to Rob Crothers for photographing the evening. You can see all the photos here: