Knotmeter - April 22, 2016

Knotmeter - April 22, 2016

Spring Food & Beverage Fair - April 30th!

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| 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

| May 8th Gordon & MacPhail Scotch Tasting Dinner

Thanks to the Kingston Single Malt Society and KYC member Conrad Falkson, KYC is pleased to announce a unique opportunity for all of our scotch loving members. Gordon & MacPhail is one of Scotland’s best regarded whiskey bottlers and two of their executives will be coming to Kingston to introduce our members to their whiskeys. This event will feature Richard Urquhart, Gordon & MacPhail Export Executive, and Ian Ewan MacKintosh, Gordon & MacPhail Chief Operating Officer leading the tastings!

Chef Neill will be preparing a Four Course Dinner, accompanied with five amazing Benromach Single Malt Scotch Whiskies. Only one of these whiskeys is available in Ontario and they are:


The Benromach distillery is owned by the Urquhart family. Richard Urquhart is the 4th generation of this whisky legacy.

His great grandfather John Urquhart apprenticed at the age of 14 to James Gordon and John Alexander MacPhail (Gordon & MacPhail; estb 24 May 1895). He subsequently became a partner and finally sole owner. John and his family were initially regarded as eccentric in buying up barrels of whisky and storing them, as opposed to blending them and selling for immediate profit. He passed his passion and knowledge of whisky on to subsequent generations. Today, Gordon &MacPhail owns several world’s oldest Single Malt Scotch Whiskies, such as The Glenlivet 70 years old!

In 1993 the family purchased their own distillery: Benromach in Forres, Speyside, in the NE of Scotland.

We are very fortunate to bring you the opportunity to meet REAL EXPERTS right here in Kingston.

This dinner is on Sunday 8 May 2016, cocktails start at 6:30pm and dinner is at 7:00pm.

Tickets are limited and half are already gone, so book now to avoid disappointment. Tickets are $65 per person 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


| Weekend Features

  • Rainbow trout with roasted fingerling potatoes and ratatouille - $24
  • Spanish omelette: chorizo sausage, potato, tomato and red onion - $13
  • Breakfast sandwich: scrambled eggs, bacon, lettuce, tomato and onoin on a fresh Pan Chancho croissant - $12
  • Strawberry pancakes

| Weekly Features

  • Every Wednesday/Thursday: Burger and a Beer - $15
    • mushroom and swiss
    • BBQ chicken with provalone and ranch

| Beer of the Week

Our beer this week is Beau’s Elephant Monsoon Porter. A porter is a classic British style of dark ale, dating from the eighteenth century and is popular around the world to this day. Elephant Monsoon pours a nearly opaque brown/black with a tan head. The aroma is a medley of mocha and peanut notes. The flavour has some fruitiness backed by dark chocolate and mocha notes and a dry hop finish with nutty notes.


| 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 heel 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 before it's gone.

Junior Sailing

| Junior Sailing

Registration is filling up fast! We only have a few spots left in the Wet Feet program, and several other courses are already full. Register today to save your spot!

Pro Tip:

If your desired course is full, make sure to put yourself on the waitlist. You never know if a spot might open up!

Register Now!>>



The new & improved 2016 Sailors' Handbook has been released, both online and in printed booklet form. Booklets were distributed at the recent Racers' Evening; copies are available at the bar and office. The Handbook contains sections on Keelboat Racing, Radio Controlled Racing, Cruising, and Women in Wind.

Robert Weguelin has been hired as our Race Management Coordinator for 2016. Robert has a wealth of experience in race management (e.g. London Olympics) and we are fortunate to have him. Robert helped out last year on a volunteer basis near the end of the season.

Race Committee duties for May and June are now fully assigned, as a result of the recent lottery. Each racing boat is required to perform 2 duties per year. The RC Duty list is available online in the Racing area of our web site. To request an assignment send email to

A list of the new 2016 PHRF handicaps for KYC racing boats has been posted on the bulletin board. If you have any questions about this, our PHRF reps are Rob Colwell and Ralph Shaw.

Reminder: Racing starts on Thursday May 5 for Sharks and Tuesday May 10 for PHRF!

| 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.

| Danielle Boyd and Erin Rafuse

49er FX sailors Danielle Boyd and Erin Rafuse did great work at the 2016 European Championships held April 11th - 16th!
Full info here >>

| 2016 Sailing World cup in Hyeres

Laser sailor Robert Davis and 470 team Ali Ten Hove and Alison Surrette start racing at the 2016 Sailing World cup in Hyeres on Monday April 25th
Follow The Results >>


| 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