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Knotmeter - July 8, 2016

Knotmeter - July 8, 2016

KYC in "Full Bloom"!

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| July 8: Viper 640 Canadians

The Viper 640 Canadians will begin arriving tonight for their regatta this weekend. Racing is on Saturday and Sunday. We are sure you have heard about the Movie "Fast & Furious," well this is them on the H2O!


| July 28: Kingston Young Professionals

Kingston Young Professionals (KYP) is a collaborative network through the Kingston Chamber of Commerce that strives to build a community of young professionals (19-39), and employers. KYP initiatives are founded on three pillars: skill building, networking, and advocacy. One of the founding members was our very own Matt Fair. This young and energetic organization will be having their summer social mixer at KYC on Thursday, July 28th (6-9pm). If you are interested in seeing what they are all about please pop in!


| August 19 - 21: 2016 Jazz Cruise Weekend

This year’s “cruise or drive” tour to Picton for the Jazz Festival features a Saturday night show at the Regent Theatre with wide audience appeal. This has been a popular cruisers event for the last 8 years and once again KYC members have “first call” on a block of excellent seats for the August 20th show featuring Canadian vocalist Jackie Richardson with pianist Joe Sealy. For more information visit www.pecjazz.org (under “Performers”)

There’s lots to do in the Picton area – so it’s not just about the jazz. We will hold our traditional BYO dinner on Saturday night above Books & Company and Miss Lily’s CafĂ©. Our Regent Theatre tickets are $40 each and the pre-show dinner is expected to be about $30 all in! (more on the dinner later). You are welcome to participate in one or both events. If you need overnight accommodation, check the Picton Harbour Inn – and be close by to join the cruisers for happy hour!

Jazz concert tickets for August 20th can be reserved right now at $40 each, by contacting the office at KYC manager@kingstonyachtclub.ca. John Kitney will be arranging dockage for those that are interested, along with the dinner arrangements on Saturday night. We are also looking into a special Friday night option with a Festival Players dinner-theatre production at Rosehall Run winery for “A Splinter in the Heart” (light dinner, show ticket and return taxi transport to Picton Harbour, all-in for $60 each). For show information visit www.festivalplayers.ca Phone (613-548-3052) or email manager@kingstonyachtclub.ca to secure your Jazz tickets on a “first-to-call” basis and please copy (cc) your message to kitneyj@kingston.net for contact about other weekend events. Your $40 jazz show tickets will be charged to your KYC account.


| 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!


| Weekend Features

  • Features - Ancho Crusted Cod with wild rice pilaf, pineapple salsa & asparagus - $22

| Beer of the Week

This week we will be featuring two of our favourite brewers: Beau's Farm Table Patersbier & MacKinnon Crosscut Canadian Ale. Two Great choices!


| Wine of the Month

Gerard Bertrand 2013 Languedoc is a well balanced, dry, bright red wine produced from two fantastic grape varietals – Syrah and Grenache. These grapes alone commonly make for delicious wines because of the terroirs they thrive in. The Languedoc province throughout the South of France is one of the largest wine growing regions in the world. Soil in the region contains abundant limestone and gravel, along with an array of shrubbery that over many thousands of years has enriched the soil with fragrance. Because it’s so large, Languedoc provides a variety of terroirs that allow for unending combinations and concentrations of different varietals.

Junior Sailing

| KYC Junior Sailing CASINO NIGHT

Come see the club transform into a Las Vegas Casino!

The Fundraiser will be a feature the KYC Junior Sailing staff and sailors. A guaranteed fun filled night with live entertainment, games, food, drink and much more!

Thursday, July 21st. The night begins at 7:00PM in the Partridge Room. Tickets are available for $25 and can be purchased in advance from the Junior Sailing Office or at the door.

The Junior Sailing office is requesting raffle prizes. If you or your business have a special offering, it would be graciously accepted.

Contact Alexis at juniorsailing@kingstonyachtclub.com or at 613-547-2620 for more information.


| Casino Night Sponsorships

Junior Sailing Casino Night will feature 7 blackjack tables and 2 roulette tables. Have your family or company sponsor a table for only $100. Your name or company name can be prominently displayed on the table.

All proceeds from table sponsorships will go towards upgrading boat equipment for our young sailors.

Help them have the best summer possible while also marketing your business!

| Dinghy Race Night

Join us every Monday evening from 6PM - 8PM.

Briefing starts at 5:30 with the first gun at 6!

Sign up at the Junior Sailing School. Racing will be every week beginning Monday July 4th! No racing will take place Monday August 1st, 2016.


| 29er, 49er and 49erFX Demo Day!

August 11, 2016 – Portsmouth Olympic Harbour

Come try out a 29er, 49er or 49erFX! Free!

Tired of slow boats??? The Canadian 9er classes are offering young sailors the chance to demo a skiff on August 11, 2016 – the day before Opti CORK. Are you an Opti sailor wondering what to do next year? Are you a C420 sailor tired of going slow? Are you a Laser or Radial sailor tired of hiking and looking for some excitement? Then come try a skiff! Better yet, try all 3 to see which you like best! Remember: Fast is Fun!

We will have a 29er, 49er and 49erFX (with support RIBs) all ready for you to try out. Just bring your sailing clothes and a life-jacket.

Come and join us for BBQ after the on water session and talk with the sailors, coaches, class reps and the supplier.

If you are interested in trying out a high performance skiff, please register on our form so we know you’re coming (parents or sailors): www.demo.9er.ca



Congratulations to the following winners...

Single/Double-Handed Race
PHRF Single-handed: Valkyr (1st) PHRF Double-handed: Selene (1st), Breakaway J (2nd) Shark: Dolphin III (1st)

Harbour Race
PHRF I: Cara Mia (1st), Breakaway J (2nd), Ritalin (3rd) PHRF II: Selene Sharks: Inevitable (1st), R&R (2nd)
Sharks June Series: Cariad (1st), Shanti (2nd), Shadfly (3rd)

Last chance to sign up for your Race Committee duty (if you haven't signed up for 2 already) before they are assigned for you.

Main Duck Race, this Friday July 8 (Skippers Meeting 18:00, 1st signal 19:00) Partridge Bowl Race & Picnic, Saturday July 23 (11:00 Le Mans start)

| Lap of Prince Edward County Cruise and Annual Waupoos Rendezvous

Our extended cruise around the County departs Monday 25 July for 8 days. This new cruise will also include our annual Waupoos Rendezvous, 30 July to 01 August. Please consider joining us for the full week - or arrive in Waupoos on our own on Saturday 30 July for a fun weekend down in the County.

We soon need to confirm final numbers and boats attending. Note that KYC has 20 slips booked at Waupoos for our own RV weekend, so please do plan to join us! Preferred rates for camping on site also in place for those coming by road. All KYC members are welcome.

Fuller details are available at http://www.kingstonyachtclub.com/cruising and are posted in the Sunshine Room. (Leg Planning details are also posted there!)

Request your RSVP via e-mail to: petere.fedora@gmail.com We ask for number of crew, boat name, type, length, beam and draft.

New KYC Cruising Fleet Burgees

We now have in stock new burgees for all Cruisers, including our Basic, 5 year and new 10 year burgees. Please contact petere.fedora@gmail.com should you wish to obtain one - or replace your current Cruising Fleet burgee.


| 2016 KYC Regatta Update

July will be an extremely busy month for KYC as we are hosting several regatta's!

  • July 9th - 10th Viper 640 Canadian Championships
  • July 22nd - 24th (at CORK) The Olson 30 North Americans (KYC is hosting one of the parties on July 23rd)
  • July 29th - 31st The 9er Canadians (49er, 49erFX, & 29er)
Please come down and watch some fantastic racing at KYC during this upcoming month!

| Volunteers Needed

The Olson 30 North American's is looking for local sailors to fill spots on out-of-town racing boats. July 22, 23, 24 hosted by CORK at Portsmouth Olympic Harbour (POH).

  • Friday - Course racing and party at Portsmouth Tavern
  • Saturday - Long distance race and party at KYC w live band and beer sponsor
  • Sunday - Course Racing

please contact michaelghull@gmail.com if you're interested to race any or all days!