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Knotmeter - November 11, 2016

Knotmeter - November 11, 2016

Please join us this Remembrance Day to give thanks to our Veterans and those who gave their lives for Canada.

Upcoming Events

Full Calendar of Events »

| Nov 17: Cruisers' Annual General Meeting

The Cruisers' AGM will be hosted in the Partridge Room on Thursday, November 17, 2016. The meeting will begin at 7:00PM.

 

| Nov 19: Tom & Lynn Stewart's "Funky Dance Wig Party!

Our very own Tom Stewart is turning 60 and is celebrating it at the Club - He has opened up festivites (dance party) to any member who would like to join in the Fun!

 

| Nov 24: KYC AGM

Thursday, November 24th - KYC 121st AGM (start time is 7:00PM). We are having our annual dinner buffet ($15.95) from 5:30 - 6:30 - Please sign up as so we know you are coming by emailing manager@kingstonyachtclub.ca.

 

| Dec 10-11: Christmas Festivities

On Saturday, December 10th - Please Join us for our Annual Carol Singing and Roast Beef Dinner! We also hear Santa may be stopping by the club for our Annual Children's Christmas Party on December 11th!

 

| Dec 17: Commodore's Cocktail Party

Please join us for our 2nd Annual Commodore's Commandeered Cocktail Party! $25 p.p. (A Great way to bring guests to a fantastic Party!)

 

| Kingston Power and Sail Squadron Upcoming events

For more information and registration of upcoming KPSS events please visit www.kingstonboatingandsailing.ca

KPSS Events Coming up @ KYC

Dining

| New Winter Menu!

Please come down and try out our fantastic new selections on our new Winter Menu. Please let us know your thoughts and your favourite dish!

 

| Weekend Features

Dinner:

  • Roast Chicken: Garlic herb stuffed chicken supreeme with sundried tomato cream sauce, mini red potatoes, and Broccoli - $18
Brunch:
  • Special: Western Sandwich - $12
  • Omelette feature: Greek Omlette with tomatoes, black olives, peppers and feta - $12

| Beer of the Week


Broadhead's Dark Horse Stout

Broadhead's Dark Horse Stout is a fullbodied, rich and creamy oatmeal stout that bristles with bold, unbridled taste. Blending roasted malt and oatmeal for a solid footing, this smooth, dark beer has shades of bitterness that gives Dark Horse the perfect edge.

 

| Wine of the Month


Pepperwood Grove Old Vine Zinfandel

This Californian wine is made of 100% old vine Zinfandel grapes, this big, mouth-filling wine is deep purple in colour with a bouquet of blackberry, fresh fig, white pepper and clove. This full-bodied zin shows dark rich flavours of black currant, raspberry, tobacco leaf, and caramel. A delicious partner with sausage pizza, grilled burgers or your favourite pasta served with a rich, hearty sauce. Try this wine with one our our homemade pasta's today!

Sailing

| To All Boat/Locker Owners

As the season comes to an end, kindly make sure all ladders are locked up appropriately and your boats are secure for winter storage. All Storage Locker owners, please check your lockers at your convenience to confirm no water is leaking within the locker during the winter and all electrical appliances are unplugged. Your co-operation is much appreciated to ensure the lockers remain in good condition.

 

| Congratulations Team Canada!

 

On November 7th, 2016 Canada, represented by Queen’s University, became the second North American team to win the Student Yachting World Cup in its thirty-six year history.

The Canadian team started slowly having to figure out the new boats but with careful and deliberate debriefs, attacked their weaknesses as they attacked the competition, and moved steadily up the leader board. After posting a 3-1-1-2 on the penultimate day, Canada sat in first place by 3 points.

The final two races would be a last fleet race, and a medal race that could not be dropped. The first race of the final day Queen’s managed to extend their lead to 4 points, but after missing the first shift during the medal race the team looked in dire position. I think it’s safe to say that it would have crossed the whole team’s minds that we had missed our chance for gold – but nobody gave up. The team pushed hard, passing boat after boat to finish in fourth place and win the regatta by one point.

For hours we could barely believe it. We checked results over and over, we checked for protests although we knew there were none, and as these things do, it took some time to set in. The Irish won the night race trophy, England 2 (Southampton) won the coastal trophy, and the overall trophy, top spot on the podium, national anthem, and champagne went to Canada. The California Maritime Academy deserve a very honourable mention for sailing so well and being such fierce competition to the end, finishing second by a single point.

The team could not have done it without the work and support that came well before the event: Support from Lunenburg Yacht Club, the Kingston Yacht Club, and their respective members. Thanks also to the Thompson family who held a fundraiser in their own home, as well as the many local business in the Kingston, Lunenburg, and Oakville areas for donating to our fundraisers. Thanks to Hugh McGughan who gave us nearly free reign of Breakaway J, and Michael Hull who had us out on Ritalin both to race alone and with his coaching. Finally thanks to the endless support from friends and family leading up to and during the event, one word of encouragement is never insignificant.

Read up on the race details and how Queen's Team pushed for the win at http://luff.ca/2016/sywoc.html and find more pictures of the race at http://www.sywoc.org/#/photos/

 

| KYC Sailing Awards

Once again, our annual KYC Awards Night was a great success! Congratulations to all the winners. We had a turnout exceeding 100 people. Thanks to everyone who helped make this night a memorable one. As usual, the food & service were top notch, thanks to Greg, Chef Neil and the staff.

A major highlight of the evening was the co-winning of the KYC Achievement and Leadership Award by Melodie Gummer (Canadian Women's Keelboat Champion) and Danielle Boyd (2016 Rio Olympics), for their outstanding achievements in racing outside KYC. Danni thanked KYC for its support and presented Vice Commodore Ross Cameron with a framed jersey from Rio.

A summary of the major awards:
 

Weeknight Overall (Fleet Championships)

Class/Winner
Sharks - Dartos
PHRF I - Force 10
PHRF II - Jammin

 

Weekend Overall

Class/Winner
Sharks - R&R
PHRF I - Breakaway J
PHRF II - Selene

 

Special Awards

Award/Winner
Best Crew - Jeb Thorley
Best Team - Force 10
Most Improved Skipper - Rob Crothers
Best Shoal Performance - Breakaway J
Obscure Use of Sailing Skills - Touch of Class
Special Spinnaker Skills - Ritalin
Seamanship - Force 10
Best KYC Boat in EYC Regatta - Force 10
Best Race Committee - Jammin
Contribution to KYC racing program - Robin Wynne-Edwards
Contribution to racing outside KYC - Danielle Boyd, Melodie Gummer

 

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