The sailing season is just around the corner!
| CRUISING FLEET CAPTAIN STILL NEEDED
We need 1-2 people to take the reins in this program. It would involve communicating with the cruisers about their needs, attending in a monthly Sailing Committee meeting during the off-season, and securing volunteers to organise the individual events (see last year's list in the "Sailing / Cruising" area on our web site). There is already a lot of content (event details & resources) that's been created for use in the Sailors handbook, etc. Extensive cruising experience is not required.
| COMMUNITY CLUB DINGHIES
We would like to add some dinghies (Lasers perhaps?) to our fleet for next year. The process would be similar to what we currently have for the Sharks and Jessie (i.e. with respect to booking and sailor checkout). If you have a Laser you'd like to donate (or receive a small fee for) please contact Peter French (contact coordinates are available in the "Members Area").
| RACING PLANS SURVEY
KYC's Sailing Committee recently emailed all sailboat owners a survey, inquiring about their race plans for the coming year. To date, 33 responses have been received; we are awaiting for 43 more... they are due next Monday (February 19th)
| February - April: Speaker Series
Kingston's Maritime Heritage Speaker Series 2018
Kingston Yacht Club and the Marine Museum of the Great Lakes are partnering with local experts to present members and the general public with a series of entertaining glimpses into the unique and impressive maritime heritage of our city and the region. In 2018 this will include five evening lectures at KYC:
Feb. 21: David More - Kingston's Maritime History Early Days: British Provincial Marine to Royal Dockyard (ca. 1785 to 1815)
March 7: Francis MacLachlan and friends - Kingston's Living Maritime Heritage: discussion of the living history of KYC and the value of square-rigger youth sail training on his brigantines, such as St. Lawrence II.
March: 21: Maurice Smith - Garden Island: local historian will talk about the enormous significance of D.D. Calvin and Garden Island to Kingston.
April 4: Maurice Smith - Kingston Shipyards: local historian will talk about the long and storied history of Kingston Shipyards, former home of the Museum.
| February 28: Women in Wind Book Club
Start time 5:30pm
This is a fun night that is casual in nature. Bring a book or two that you would like to recommend to the group. This is a great opportunity to get suggestions to add to your own winter reading lists! As always, new participants welcome !
| March 10: Book Launch and Signing
Come and Celebrate! Local author and historian David More laumches the fourth historical novel in his award-winning Smithyman Saga, The King's Salt. The signing will take place from 7-9pm on March 10th.
| March 28: Women in Wind Paint Night (change of date!)
Start time 5:30
Join local artist Christina Maclachlan for a fun evening of painting
The cost will be $20pp
We will get to take home our work at the end of the evening!
Our aim is to include all women members in our activities and, as always, welcome new participants!
| Weekend Features
- Pancetta wrapped Sablefish with tarragon beurre blanc, wild rice pilaf and braised Swiss chard - $24
- Weekend Special: corned beef hash with 2 sunny side eggs and choice of toast - $13
- Omlette: artichoke hearts, asiago and arugula. - $13
| Beer of the Week
Belgian-style Black Ale
Belgian-style black ale – 5.6% ABV
Belgian-style black ale is a showcase of roasted chocolate and black malts, to which monastery ale yeast adds a characteristically Belgian spiced finish. Hidden deep within the dragon’s lair, this ale is worth the challenge of contending against its keeper.
Belgian-style black ale pours nearly opaque black with a tan foam. The aroma offers notes of dark chocolate, espresso and a touch of cinnamon and star anise from the use of Belgian yeast. The flavour consists of dark malt, dried fruit and peppery spice. The finish is dry and imparts lingering spice.
| Wine of the Month
KYC hosted regattas this summer:
July 12 - 14: EYC 2018
July 28 - Aug 6: 29er Canadian Championships & Training Camp
Aug 26 - Sept 1: Shark Worlds
Sept 8 - 9: IOM Eastern Canadians
KYC will also be hosting a variety of social events for regattas being run by CORK, including the Viper North Americans.
If you have thoughts you'd like to share about any of our Sailing programs, the following are your reps on the Sailing Committee:
Racing (Fleet Captains): Steve Harrison & Peter Kraszewski (PHRF 1), John Vines (PHRF 2), Robin Wynne-Edwards (Sharks)
Regattas: Robert Weguelin
Radio Controlled: Paul Switzer & John Lowther
Community Club: Peter French
Women In Wind: Mary Wilson
Cruising: Ken Martin (acting)
Able Sail: Audrey Kobayashi & John Curtis
Contact coordinates for the above people are available in the "Member Area" on our website.
Sailing (water-based, that is) is getting ever closer...