Knotmeter - April 8, 2016

Knotmeter - April 8, 2016

April 8th: Join the Brigantine St. Lawrence II on April 8th for their annual TGIF

Who Launched first?

Was it...

Gord Crothers
with his Boston Whaler


The Ontario Sailing team? 
Coach Chris Cowan, Aiden Lawford-Wickham, Brendan Aulthouse and Forrest Wachholz out training last Friday and Saturday. 

We commend your enthusiasm! 

Our Sailors

Three KYC athletes competed in the Princess Sofia Regatta last week with some exciting results:

Robert Davis
Top Canadian finished in 19th

Danielle Boyd
Top Canadian finished in 13th

Ali TenHove and Allie Surrette
Top Canadian finished in 50th

We will be cheering Robert and Ali's over the coming week Hyeres World Cup. 
Dannie  and Erin are off to the 2016 European Championships.

Membership Drive

Thank you to all members who have helped out in spreading the word about the Club and encouraged their friends, neighbours etc. to join! 

We are off to a fantastic start this season and we would like to welcome the following new members to our Club...

New Members this Month
Maya Saryyeva
Matthew Elgin
Butler Chris
Heather Ford
Kevin O'Neil
Mackinley Szumlanski
Heather Castleden
Eric Howarth
Brian Simchison
Ted Goldring
Jeffrey Masuda
Irmgard Swedersky
Joan Mercier

Even though "March Madness" is over we would like to extend our momentum through the Month of April in asking members to reach out to their friends, family, neighbours, work colleagues or anyone else you may think would be interested in joining KYC.

It is our hope that every member brings down someone to the Club during April for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, one of our TGIF's or Club events! 

REMEMBER - 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 »

| 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

| April 16: A Taste of Spain Wine Dinner

Chef Neil recently returned from a holiday in Spain with that in mind our next member dinner will feature Spanish cuisine paired with Spanish wines.


Calamares y Chorizo
Sauteed calamari with chorizo peppers, onions and smoke paprika.

Wine Pairing:
Gonzalez Byass Tio Pepe Palomino Fino, Jerez DOC


Rabo de Toro
Oxtail, slow braised in red wine with green peppercorns and fresh thyme.

Wine Pairing:
2006 Abad Dom Bueno Crianza, Bierzo DOC


Pollo Chilindrón
Aragónese-Style roasted chicken supreme with a ham and pimento sauce, served with fingerling potatoes and sauteed baby kale.

Wine Pairing:
2005 Bordón Gran Reserva, Rioja DOC


Tarta del Convento
Chocolate glazed puff pastry tart from “El Convento” Parador in Mérida

Wine Pairing:
Casa Doz Vinhos 5 Year Old Madeira

Tickets are $55 per person and can be reserved with James at

| April 20: Racers' Evening

Please join us for an informative evening, starting at 7 pm in the upstairs dining room. This will include release of the 2016 Sailors' Handbook, a race management presentation, a PHRF update and the always popular Race Committee duty lottery.

| April 30: Spring Food & Beverage Fair & Cocktail Party

Kick off the sailing season in style with KYC! There will be complimentary wine and beer samples from KYC’s various suppliers. Chef Neil’s kitchen team will be presenting an array of delicious old favourites and new creations. This is not just a great party but a chance for you to tell us the kinds of foods and drinks you want us to carry for the upcoming summer season. This is also a great chance to bring friends to KYC and introduce them to the club. Tickets are $25, reserve now with James at

| May 8: Mothers’ Day Brunch

Mothers’ Day will soon be upon us again and chef Neil is offering up another sumptuous brunch buffet to help celebrate. Treat Mom to a delicious brunch at KYC, featuring a carving station, omelette station, fresh pastries, bread and many other brunch favourites! Tickets are $25 per adult and $10 for kids under 12 and can be reserved with James at

| 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


| Weekly Features

  • Every Tuesday: Appetizer + 1/2 pint of beer or small glass of wine - $15
  • Every Wednesday/Thursday: Burger and a Beer - $15
    • Mexican spiced burger with jalapenos and jack cheese
    • BBQ burger topped with onion ring provalone cheese and ranch

| Weekend Features

  • Fish & Chips: Fresh B.C. Halibut beer battered and served with fries and house made tartar sauce $24
  • Brunch Special: Breakfast sandwich: scrambled eggs, bacon, lettuce, tomato and onion on a toasted croisant with homefries or farmgate salad. $13
  • Weekend Quiche: Quiche: Rosemary ham, feta & green peppers $11
  • Pancake Feature: Strawberry pancakes

| Beer of the Week

Farm Table Pils is brewed in the style of North-German Pilsners. It has a herbal and hoppy aroma with some grainy, malty notes. A refreshing hop bite dominates the flavour, which is counterbalanced by clean malt sweetness. The finish is quick and dry.

We also have Muskoka Brewery’s Winterweiss back on tap. This German style dunkelweizen (dark wheat beer) is deep brown with notes of clove and banana. Muskoka Winterweiss partners the yeast and wheat character of a hefeweizen with the malty richness of a Munich dunkel. Enjoy it now, while the weather is still chilly and before its gone for another year!

| Wine of the Month

We will be featuring a new wine this month from Italy. The 2010 Poderi Angelini Primitivo di Manduria is from the Puglia region in southern Italy, which forms the heal of the boot of Italy. This is a well-aged full bodied wine with mellow tannins, and is somewhat similar in style to an Amarone. The palate features notes of dark berries, smoked meat and leather. This is a great wine on its own or paired with cured meats, strong cheeses or a steak. Ask your server to try a glass.


| April 20: Racers' Evening

Please join us for an informative evening, starting at 7 pm in the upstairs dining room. This will include release of the 2016 Sailors' Handbook, a race management presentation, a PHRF update and the always popular Race Committee duty lottery.

| Volunteers Needed

Planning for 2016 regattas at our club is going well. To provide the best events we need lots of volunteers - people to work on water and to help ashore.
The 2016 events are:
July 1 - 3 - Shark North American Championship
July 9 - 10 - Viper 640 Canadian Championship
July 29 - 31 - The Annual KYC Skiff Regatta (29er, 49er, 49erFX)
September 10, 11 - IOM (International One Metre) Eastern Canadian Championship
September 10 - 17 - Soling World Championship
More information about these events is posted to the KYC website under the Sailing/Racing/Regattas tab.

If you'd like to come and play, send your name to Greg McNab We'll get back to you about scheduling.

Everyone is welcome. For new people we'll provide training. For those who have been involved previously, we'll just provide the usual fun.


| 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

Launch 2016

As luck would have it…. we launch late, into what appears to be an early spring.
Launch 2016  is Wednesday, May 4, followed by masts up May 5.
Launch will commence at 0800 after we down a hearty breakfast.

It seems logical that we start with the yard, and launch in the reverse order of last autumn's haul. (this to be finalized)
Weather permitting and volunteers abound, I expect launch to go quickly, and should there be any left over time, perhaps we can step a few masts.

Wednesday IS a workday for most, but I am still  asking for a full slate of volunteers, AND that they stay as long as possible. Many hands makes for lighter- and faster work.
I will be sending individual emails to those who are usually help out, but I am asking still, that volunteers email both me and Greg to confirm their help.

Peter Cohrs,
Rear Commodore