Knotmeter - May 20, 2016

Knotmeter - May 20, 2016

Thank you to Cory Shea for his generous donation of "Jesse" the latest edition to our Community Club!

Last week's Caption contest

We would like to thank everyone who submitted their captions last week. The winner of the contest is Peter Girard - "If the turbines are turning, why am I not sailing?"

Upcoming Events

Full Calendar of Events »

| TONIGHT: Cottage Fiday BBQ

Join us at KYC for the first Cottage Friday BBQ of the season on Friday May 20th. Chef Neil`s team will be serving up specials from the grill and a buffet inside of summery foods. The features are Memphis Rub Back Ribs and jerk Chicken. The party starts at 5:30pm and runs until 8:30pm. The cost is $20 for adults and $12 for kids 12 and under. We will gladly accept walk-ins but to reserve a table please e-mail James at


| Jemmett's

Jemmett's is ready for this weekend!

Brad and Cole have checked out the dock for winter damage and set the mooring balls! We asked Cole to be at the docks and greet everyone, but he unfortunately has canoeing plans.... (they will be back next week to do a bit of clean up).

Please read the attached link as a refresher for Jemmett's policies. Here


| June 4: Sailpast

With the fleet back in the water and the cradles away for the summer the only thing left truly get the sailing season underway is Sailpast. The commodore will review the fleet and afterwards the party will get into swing at KYC. Details on the menu will be arriving from Chef Neil and his kitchen team in the next weeks. Please reserve your spots with Greg 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!


| Corinthian Fund

The competitive sailing season is upon us and the Corinthian Fund is accepting applications from our young sailing athletes for support. Please see the KYC website for the application and guidelines. The History of the Corinthian Fund is also a very interesting read to see how it all started 37 years ago.

Over those many years we have been able to help our sailors attend the regattas necessary to move forward to Provincial, National, Pan Am and Olympic Teams. This year at KYC we are extremely proud to say we supported Olympic Team Member Dani Boyd at a younger age and now she is preparing for Rio, to compete for Canada, Kingston and KYC .

In 2015 Pat Wilson and Ari Moffatt represented Canada at the World Youth Championships in the Men’s 420 event . They are hoping for a repeat in 2016 . You may have already seen them training on the water this spring in all kinds of weather conditions.

Hugh Macrae is presently in Mexico training for the Laser World Championships and hopes to reach National Team status. If so he will be joining KYC’s Robert Davis who has been supported by the Fund and is vying for an Olympic birth for Rio.Ali TenHove crewing in the Women’s 470 class is an up and coming Olympic caliber sailor and we hope to see her in 2020 in Japan.

KYC members should be very proud of the many successes our sailors have achieved. We will continue to welcome our young members and hopefully we will be able to “Pay It Forward “ for many generations to come.

If anyone has specific questions regarding the Corinthian Fund please contact Gord Crothers at Other members of the committee are Harry Jemmett, Ross Cameron, John Curtis, Don Ruddy and Peter Candlish. They are available for any questions as well. We wish everyone the very best for the Summer of 2016.

| Able Sail Update

Able Sail Kingston has been awarded a very generous grant from the Community Foundation of Kingston and Area. The program received $13000 from the Helping Hands for those with Disabilities Fund, the Cyril E. Wharrie and Evelyn D. Wharrie Fund and the Larry Gibson Community Fund. Funds will be used to hire a second instructor for the summer 2016 season and to enhance group sailing on Zest, the Sonar donated last year by the late Ron Watts.

| 2016 Laser Worlds

KYC was well represented by Robert Davis and Hugh Macrae at the 2016 Laser Worlds in Riviera Nayarit Mexico this week.
Robert finished with the top Canadian Sailing Team result placing 31st in Gold Fleet
Hugh had a strong finish placing 26th in Silver fleet
Kingston is proud of you both!

Full results here:

| Adult Learn to Sail Update

The Adult Learn to Sail has undergone some minor changes. If you were unaware, or would like more information on the updates, please click the link below to learn more about the changes and updates to the Adult Sailing Program. Make sure to tell your friends and colleagues!

New Adult Learn to Sail Program


| CORK/Sail Kingston Volunteers

Join the CORK/ Sail Kingston team this summer! Here is the exciting regatta schedule:
July 22-24 Etchells Canadians and the Olson 30 North American Championship
August 11-14 CORK International Optimist Regatta & the Sail Canada Youth and Senior Board Championships
August 14-18 CORK International, Sail Canada Youth Championships, 29er North American Championship
August 19-25 J/22 World Championship
August 19-24 CORK Olympic Class Regatta and Sail Canada Senior Championships
August 19-23 FINN Eastern Championship
August 21-26 National Sea Cadet Regatta
September 23-25 CORK Fall Regatta

Volunteer registration for CORK 2016 is available on-line at

| 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.

| Kingston Power and Sail Squadron Upcoming events

KPSS Events Coming up @ KYC


| Beer of the Week

Our beer this week is Broadhead Brewing’s Bodacious Blueberry Blonde Ale. One sip and you’ll be reminded that summer is getting into full swing. There are notes of blueberry on the nose and palate in this clear blonde ale, balanced by a malty body and some hop bitterness on the finish. KYC is one of the few places to find this beer in Kingston and once it’s gone, it’s gone for another year.
Next up is MacKinnon Brothers’ Red Fox Summer Ale. This is an easy drinking ale with a crisp, slightly bitter finish from citra hops. It has a pinkish colour from the addition of local beets which gives a slight taste and aroma of beets.


| Wine of the Month

Thank you to everyone who stopped by the wine station during the Food & Beverage fair. After tabulating your voluminous feedback, we have decided to feature two wines this month.

The first is a Sauvignon Blanc, 2014 Domaine Chatelain Les Vignes de Saint-Laurent-l’Abbaye Pouilly Fumé. This wine comes from the Chatelain family that has been making wine in the Loire Valley in France for 12 generations. This is a modern take on Pouilly Fumé, one of the great Sauvignon Blanc producing regions of the world, that might be described as New Zealand meets the Loire Valley. The palate has notes of green apple, grass and lemon notes with good minerality. In other words, it's the perfect wine to sip outside at KYC and enjoy the summery weather.

The second is a classic red from the Rhône Valley in France, Xavier’s 2012 100% Côtes du Rhône. This is a blend of Grenache, Syrah, Mouvedre, Cinsault, Carignan and Marselan grapes. The nose has notes of blackberry, raspberry and floral notes. The palate is concentrated, medium to full-bodied and is complex with a long finish. This is a great red to pair with steak, cured meats and strong cheese or enjoy on its own. Ask your servers to try one or both of these wines on your next visit to KYC.


| Membership Drive

We would like to thank the following members who assisted KYC in signing up new members this spring!

Brandon Tattersall x 2
Hugh McGugan
Steven Black
Rosemary Wilson
Rebecca Dilon
Florence Boyd
Matt White x 2
Stuart LaBaron
Graham Ketchison
Chrystal Wilson
Robert Smithyman

Thank you to all our members who have helped out in spreading the word about the club!

New Members this Month

This month we welcomed 12 new members to the club:

Madelon Crothers
Max Crothers
Robert Mathers
Alex Mathers
Donna Morrin
Nick Allinson
Arthur Stokreef
Kathleen O'hara
Dan Amerhock
Helen Humphrey
Charlotte Owram
Jeremy Waugh
Rachelle Seguin
Glenn Warner

Please help us extend a warm welcome to all of our new members!


As the new season begins we just wanted to send out our Annual Reminder about Having Electrical Access for your Boats....

The Club pays to make available and pays to maintain electricity to as many boats as possible. Please remember, the use of this electricity is not covered in the mooring fees. As usual our fine Gas Dock Attendants will do their best to oversee which boats are plugged in. We track this usage and follow up by charging your account. (This does not apply to the plugging in of power tools for temporary work).

For those who are always in need of power (and have marked off that you wish us to Bill you) we have created a special sticker (tag) that you can attach to your cord which asks to Not to be unplugged. These can be picked up in the main office.