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Knotmeter - April 21, 2017

Knotmeter - April 21, 2017

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Upcoming Events

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| April 21: JS Movie Night

The movie starts at 6:00PM. We will be showing Captain Ron. Bring your own pillow and join us for popcorn and a movie.

 

| April 22: Liar's Night

To all KYC members - Cruiser's Annual Dinner and Awards Night is Saturday, April 22.
Come at 6:00 for drinks downstairs, and then we'll head up stairs for 6:30.

Thank you all who signed up for this event. We are now sold out.
 

| April 25: Sail Measurement Night


ATTENTION KYC RACING SKIPPERS
Sail Measurement night is April 25th 5:00-7:00pm in the Partridge Room.

It is time to make sure your PHRF-LO certificate measurements are accurate. If you have a new boat or new sail(s), they must be measured before we can issue or renew your PHRF-LO certificates. PHRF-LO certificates are required at KYC to race in either the PHRF I or PHRF II fleets. Sail Measurement night will be Tuesday April 25, 2017 between 1700 and 1900 hours. It takes about 15 minutes. Please contact Rob Colwell at robcolwell1098@gmail.com to reserve your slot

?PHRF-LO CERTIFICATE RENEWAL
?All 2016 PHRF-LO certificates will be automatically renewed unless you contact Rob Colwell (robcolwell1098@gmail.com) ?or Ralph Shaw (ralph.shaw@outlook.com) by May 1, 2017

 

| April 26: Women in Wind Night out with Chef Neil

Please join us Wednesday, April 26th at 5:30 for the Women in Wind's cooking with Chef Neil. For further details, please email Greg at manager@kingstonyachtclub.com.

Thank you to everyone who signed up for this event. We now have a waiting list for this event.

 

| April 29: Scotch tasting dinner

Back by popular demand! The Scotch Tasting Dinner always sells out fast! Cocktails begin at 6:30 with dinner starting at 7:00. Please sign up and reserve your tickets by emailing Greg at manager@kingstonyachtclub.com.

 

| May 3-4: Launch 2017

Launch day is May 3 starting at 0800
Masts up May 4, starts at 0900

We need as many hands on deck as we can get.
Please email rearcommodore@kingstonyachtclub.com and/or manager@kingstonyachtclub.com to save your spot!

Launch is easier than haul, masts up is trickier than masts down.
With a bit of luck we can put up a few masts on Wednesday.
Currently the plan is to do the yard first, then the breakwater, with as many masts as we can squeeze in.

Remember, volunteers get fed and “watered” both days.
Please come out and help your fellow members.

 

| May 9: Racing Starts!

The KYC Racing Season will begin on May 9th this year.

 

| May 17: Women in Wind "Meet and Greet"

 

| May 27: 2017 Cruising Event

 

| Every Wednesday night...

Women in Wind will continue to meet every Wednesday evening in the spring after yoga with Norah 4-5pm. Join us for social time directly after yoga for drinks, dinner etc.

 

| 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).

Dining

| Weekend Features


Dinner:
  • Rosemary and garlic marinated flank steak with smoked paprika butter, mini red potatoes and baby bok choy - $23
Brunch:
  • Omelette: Greek Omelette - $13
  • Weekend Special: Croque Monsieur - $14
 

| Beer of the Week


BEAU'S PATERSBIER (Farm Table Series)

HISTORY & STYLE
Milder than a dubbel or tripel, Patersbier (“Father’s beer”) was traditionally brewed by Trappist monks to enjoy within the walls of their abbey, while they worked away at brewing their famous strong ales. The monks had it right. Patersbier is a thirst-quenching session beer to savour through the warmer months.

TASTING NOTES
Pours a slightly hazy blond with dense, rocky white foam. Sweet honeyed malt with floral overtones dominate the aroma. The flavour features initial malt sweetness. Peppery notes from the yeast lend complexity while hop bitterness provides balance. The finish is bright, clean and crisp.
 

| Wine of the Month

Get out your vegetable-tanned ponchos and hemp shopping bags, we’re going organic for the month (I thought it would be fitting as Earth Day is coming up (April 22)). Not because pesticides are bad for us. Rather, because I believe – and studies are showing that wine made from organically grown grapes is better tasting than it's given credit for, and it should be given credit. Does organic wine taste better? The scientific answer: Yes.

I wanted to introduce you to the Torres family who are arguably one of the most recognizable names in Spanish wine. Torres was founded in 1870 and is 100% family owned. They also have vineyards in Central Valley, Chile which is where this great Cabernet Sauvignon is located. Their vineyard is located between the Pacific and the Andres Mountains and comes from certified organic vineyards where viticulture methods respect the environment.

Las Mulas, Cabernet Sauvgnon

Deep ruby in colour; subtle aromas of raspberry and cassis, with notes of mint and spice; dry, with medium body, low acidity and fine-textured, supple tannins; flavours of cassis and raspberry, supported by vanilla, and savoury notes of spice and mint; fruit flavours linger on a lengthy finish.

Junior Sailing

| The Little Sailors that could use a little help from their friends

The race teams (Opti, 420’s and Lasers) are busy gearing up for the summer and getting team sponsors. A new initiative this summer includes the opportunity for members to ‘name’ a boat. For $500 you can have your name on the transom of one of the raceboats. We’ve seen this done at other clubs, and it’s great fun to see ‘Sally’ racing again ‘Brian’. The kids and members really get a kick out of it, and the race teams use the money to travel to regattas, pay guest coaches and get race team pinnies. If you are interested please let Lindsey Fair know at lindsey.fair@queensu.ca.

Sailing

| KYC SAILORS' HANDBOOKS

The "2017 Sailors' Handbook" was introduced at the recent Sailors' Evening and printed copies distributed. The handbook includes details on Racing (events and Sailing Instructions), Cruising, Women In Wind, and Radio Controlled sailing programs at KYC. Additional copies of the handbook are available at the office/bar.

 

| RACE COMMITTEE DUTY

The Race Committee duties for all of May and most of June were assigned at the Sailors' Meeting. Each racing boat has a yearly obligation to perform 2 race committee duties on evening races and/or weekend events between May and September. Current assignments can be viewed online at "Sailing / Racing / Race Committee Duty" on KYC web site. Send email to race@kingstonyachtclub.com to request/modify an assignment.

 

| NEW RULES

A limited number of copies of the new "2017-2020 Racing Rules of Sailing" handbook are available at the office/bar for $22. They can also be purchased online at Sail Canada's web site.

 

| CREW/BOAT WANTED

If you are a member looking for a racing boat to crew on or a skipper looking for crew send email to race@kingstonyachtclub.com and we will do our best to match you up. On race evenings there is also the white board at the bar for just in time match making.

REMINDER: racing starts Tuesday, May 9