The winner of Last Week's Photo Caption contest was Melanie Ellison with her caption - "Where is the boat?!". Congratulations Melanie!
| September 3-10: Binnacle Island
It has been a terrific summer with lots of cruising events. Our final event is Binnacle Island. It is located just south of the bifurcation marker at the end of the Bateau Channel and Canadian North Channel. (44° 18.08’N 076° 11.37’W) At the water level expected for early September, boats with draft over 5’ should consider nearby anchorage. There is Aubrey Island to west and Mermaid to the south and Beau Rivage Island to the east. The island is booked from Saturday, September 3rd starting at noon to September 10th at noon. The organizing committee will be arriving on that day to set up. There will be a potluck on Sunday, September 4th on the island and if you wish to stay on the island during the week or visit for a few days please R.S.V.P. by September 1st. Looking forward to seeing you on Binnacle! I will send additional information to those who indicate they are coming.
| September 10-17: Soling Worlds
The International Soling Class World Championships are being held at our club this September 10th -17th. This year the Regatta is proudly sponsored by Subaru Kingston. For more information on the regatta, registration, and timing, please visit www.kingstonyachtclub.com/solingworlds2016/
| Kingston Power and Sail Squadron Upcoming events
Saturday, Oct. 08, 2016 Maritime Radio - 1000 to 1600
For more information and registration of upcoming KPSS events please visit www.kingstonboatingandsailing.ca
KPSS Events Coming up @ KYC
| 2017 New Dock Availability
We would like to thank every who have submitted their requests for new docks. If you have not done so, please contact the office in order to have a "spot" on one of our new docks next year to ensure we have not missed your name.
| Beer of the Week
Wag the Wolf - from Beau's is a weissbier (wheat beer) that is generously "late - addition" hopped with organic New Zealand varieties to provide abundant aromas of banana, clove, citrus, papaya and mango. Expert citrus, tropical fruit and spice flavours, as well as pleasant maltiness and lively carbonation. Finishes with a restrained bitterness and slight dryness.
Enjoy the Wolf!
| 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.
| 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 take place every week.
| Jazz Cruise was a Success!
Based on great feedback from all participants, the 2016 Jazz Cruise and Tour in the Picton area was a stellar success in spite of the lower numbers. It appears that the iconic “Hip” event in Kingston took its toll on the Saturday night Regent Theatre show based on the fact that two other weekend concerts were virtually sold-out. The show itself was fabulous, featuring pianist and composer Joe Sealy’s original jazz suite inspired by the renowned black community in Halifax. From our excellent theatre seating we were entertained by Joe and his co-host Jackie Richardson with powerful music, song and prose on the theme of “Africville Stories”.
The weekend began with a Friday night trip across the county to Rosehall Run where our first group of 13 participants received a personally pre-ordered “box” dinner from the specialty PICNIC TRUCK located on the winery grounds. Of course, a delightful glass of Rosehall wine was included, and the group enjoyed this light meal on the covered verandah overlooking the vineyards. The evening continued with a short walk across the parking lot to the open stage for an original production of “A Splinter in the Heart” by the Prince Edward County Festival Players. The play is a commissioned work based on the sole novel by Al Purdy, based on an historic war-time event in Trenton.
On Saturday evening the group, now grown to 17 participants, enjoyed a delightful dinner catered by chefs Nyk and Jack at Miss Lily’s Café and privately set as a BYOB event above the shop at Books & Company. This has become a long-time tradition and once again did not disappoint. After a very relaxing meal the group set off across Main Street to the evening show.
There is always a lot going on in Picton over the Jazz Festival weekend whether or not you are into the music. Picton’s Main Street remains one of the few Eastern Ontario small town destinations that has stayed alive and offers a wide variety of curious shops, cafes and restaurants to its many visitors.
| Women's Sabre
Esther (Falkson) won a Gold medal in Cadet Women’s Sabre and a Silver medal in U15 Women’s Sabre and a Bronze with her team in Women's Team Mixed Weapon.
| Shark Canadian Championships update
The Shark Canadian Championships we sailed just up the river at Bay of Quinte Yacht Club (BQYC) this past weekend. Things were happening fast once we got there. We sailed through the measurement process after the measurement committee checked boats and motor weights, spin pole lengths and boat corrector weights.
At 20:00 Friday, BQYC and the organizing committee chaired by Peter Aker put on a fantastic diner with wood fired ovens making gourmet pizzas while enjoying local Kingston craft beer and many more sponsors helping to make this regatta a great success.
Don Reidel explained at the 930 Skippers Meeting that the weather will determine how many races we would sail for the day and just after 2 races sailed, the RC called the racing off for the day. We all enjoyed the sail back to the club and just after we got our boats tied up, the storm arrived. Good timing on the RC to get us all in safe.
Saturdays and Sunday breakfasts were great to wake up too and Saturday nights dinner was cooked by competitor Andy Thompson (Grey Hound) where we were all licking our chops, waiting for Andy`s Prim Rib dinner and did he deliver! Cooked just to your liking. The live band finished us off while we all enjoyed the dancing and the music.
On Sunday we started racing at 1000. The breeze was up and this made for some great tight racing. The RC committee were determined to get as many races off as possible and managed to get in 4 more to finish the regatta.
All in all, an impressive 28 Sharks showed up for this event and Jonathan Livingston Seagull with Mel Gummer (Helm), Cole Robertson (our KYC Club Boson as Fore deck) and Peter Van Rossem (Middle) sailed a challenging regatta to finish two points ahead of Local Favourite, Peter Aker and crew on board Tiger Niles to capture the Shark Canadian Championships.
Congratulations out to Mel, Cole and Peter for flying the KYC Colours and winning the Regatta. See below for results and quick write up from local Bellville News.
For Results Please Click Here
For the Quinte News Article Please Click Here