Knotmeter - June 29, 2018
The Junior Sailing staff are hard at work cleaning shop for the season!
| July 1: Canada Day
| July 6: Main Duck Island Race
| July 21: Partridge Bowl
| July 10: Cruising fleet Concert Amherst Island
Dear Cruising Friends, and non-cruising KYC members,
Like the previous few years we, Hans and Marion Westenberg, will organize a visit to the Waterside Concert Series on Amherst Island, with potluck supper afterwards at the village dock of Stella Bay. This particular concert is on Tuesday, 10 July, 2018, at 4.15 p.m., in St. Paul's Presbyterian Church, Stella, by a German Group, called Alliage Quintet. They are four fabulous saxophonists and a pianist, "one of the most creative and successful saxophone ensembles in Europe". Look them up, and have a listen to one of their youtube performances. They will play classical pops and popular classics, (there is a difference!), summer fare, and not heavy going, but fantastic. Tickets are $37, and can be had by googling Waterside Summer Series Eventbrite, who have an easy to navigate site.
You can also get tickets by emailing Bev Harris, Artistic Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or even phone her at 613-3842407. In that case it will be understood that you will pay at the door, and that is non-refundable! Don't buy and then not come! I have set 10 tickets aside for our group, but we can get more.
If you come by boat, just sail to Stella, and join the group. Be sure to be in Stella Bay on time for a hitchhike to the church with Islanders. If you come by ferry, take the 3.30 ferry, and drive to the church, or come by the village dock beforehand to pick some of us up, if you can. You can also take an earlier ferry (1.30 or 2.30) and socialize on whichever of our boats that sit at the dock!
I regret for our younger cruisers who still work, that the only concert on a weekend is Sunday 29 July, but then we (H and M) are in the Gananoque area. All others are weekdays.
Please let me know if you are going to join us. In case of rain, we will be there on the boat regardless, and we can all fit into our boat for supper, but you might like to come by ferry!
There is more!
We are leaving on Tuesday morning 3 July from POH for a 9 day circumnavigation of Prince Edward County. Would anyone like to join us? It will be more loose than when organized by John and Marg Mason, or by Gunnar Heissler. No activities planned, but serendipity often throws them into our laps anyway. The usual, get going in the morning, and see each other at happy hour and/or shared dinner. Our schedule will be adhered to fairly strictly (weather depending) because of the 10 July concert, and will be as follows: 3 and 4 July anchor at Stella Bay. 4 July concert at St. Paul's. (see about that later). So you could also just leave Kingston on the Wednesday. 5 July Picton, 6 July Belleville, 7 July through the Murray Canal and moored at Brighton dock, 8 and 9 July Waupoos, 10 July Stella, 11 July home. Or perhaps just one night at Waupoos, and to Stella on the 9th for 2 nights.
We will also be going to the Waterside concert on Wednesday July 4th at 4.15. It is called "I dreamed a dream" (song from Miserables). This concert will also be amazing, with all-Canadian cast of pianists Robert Kortgaard and Peter Tiefenbach, Julie Nesrallah, soprano, and Brett Polegato, internationally acclaimed baritone. This is going to be brilliant; any of you who have heard Julie, or are listening to her every morning on CBC music, will know that. Tickets to be had in the same way (see above), though I am not holding a set for the group for this concert. We plan to have dinner on board by ourselves, or, if any of you come, go to the Back Kitchen for dinner together. There will also be a reception at an island home after the concert to which we can take friends, if we are not too many.
So that's it for the Westenberg offerings. We hope to hear from many of you, and that this message is not too complicated!
See you on the water, at the concerts, on our trip!
Hans and Marion Westenberg
| August 17-19: Picton Jazz Festival Cruise
Once again John and Karen Kitney will be organizing events around the 11th annual Picton Jazz Festival Cruise, scheduled for the weekend of August 17, 18 and 19.
We are planning to organize the group dinner for Friday night (August 17) and then plan to attend the 8:00 pm Regent Theatre Concert featuring the Carol Welsman Trio. A limited number of tickets have been pre-purchased for KYC ($44 each) and can be claimed by calling Greg at the club office to have these put on your club account. Additional tickets can also be purchased on-line at https://www.theregenttheatre.org (bear in mind that the good seats are selling quickly).
Details for opting into the Friday dinner and any other weekend activities (such as the Saturday night performance of “The Drawer Boy” by the Festival Players) will follow as they become available. Dockage can also be arranged for the group. Please contact John Kitney if you are interested in participating in this weekend event, either by boat or by car. In the mean time you can check the 2018 program for other Jazz events that you might want to catch on their own. Visit http://www.pecjazz.org/schedule.html
John Kitney (email@example.com)
| Weekend Features
- Friday/Saturday Feature: Maple ginger glazed sockeye salmon with wild rice pilaf and bok choy - $26
- Weekend Special: western sandwich - $13
- Omlette: Spanish omelette - $13
| Beer of the Week
Gruit Ale 4.5% ABV
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History & Style
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Buenos Dias pours light yellow with a slight haze and white foam. The aroma offers pronounced citrus notes with subtle coriander undercurrents. Zippy lime flavour is accented with a wicking salt edge in the mouthfeel. The finish is quick, clean and dry.
| Wine of the Month
| Instructor Bios
Introducing a new instructor: Anna Jaschinski
I’m a fourth year kinesiology student from the coast of BC. This will be my fifth year instructing sailing and I am very excited to get to know a new group of students. I have taught Cansail 1/2 for several years as well as wet feet programs which I have enjoyed greatly. I’m looking forward to spending my summer outside on Lake Ontario and sharing my enthusiasm for sailing! See you all on the water.
Welcoming a returning instructor: Caroline Murdoch
I am studying Kinesiology at McMaster University, while also representing the Mac sailing team as the President. Raised in Kingston, I began sailing with my family on yachts. When I was six years old I started sailing optis at the Junior Sailing program at KYC. I have sailed optis and 420s recreationally and racing. This will be my 14th summer at KYC and my third year as a sailing instructor. I love teaching sailing and can’t wait for another summer out on the lake.
| JS Update
Instructor Training Week is in full swing! Our full team is in preparing the boats, and practicing safety drills for the season. Last Wednesday the JS staff, Gas dock staff, bar staff, and KYC's controller all enjoyed a trip to Wolfe Island for some pre-season bonding. We're all very excited for camp to start!
| EYC Moorings
As you know, KYC will be hosting the Eastern Yachting Circuit (EYC) 2018 Regatta July 12-14. We expect 20-40 keelboats to participate. Visiting boats will be moored and rafted in both the Outer and Inner basins at KYC.
We thank you already if you have responded to Management informing them of your plans during the event, however we would like to follow up and ask that If you will be away on your boat or willing to allow KYC to have your boat moored at POH (at no expense to you) during these dates, please let the General Manager know.
The KYC EYC organizing committee appreciates your support!
Robert Wegulin / Peter Van Rossem / Peter Kraszewski
| Sailing Hall of Fame Inductions
2018 Canadian Sailing Hall of Fame Inductions Announced
The Canadian Sailing Hall of Fame and the Marine Museum of the Great Lakes at Kingston are pleased to announce the 2018 Inductees into the Canadian Sailing Hall of Fame:
Ian Bruce - Renowned International 14 sailor, two-time winner of the prestigious Prince of Wales Cup in England, two-time Olympic sailor, founder of Performance Sailcraft, builder of International 14s, initiator and builder of the Laser. Officer of the Order of Canada. (RSTLYC)
Don Green - Winner of 1978 Canada's Cup in C&C Evergreen, member of 1979 Canadian Admirals' Cup team in 1979 and survivor of the devastating 1979 Fastnet Race, SORC campaigns in Frers designed Evergreen II, America's Cup Challenger in 12 Metre True North. Member of the Order of Canada (RHYC)
Derek Hatfield - Renowned single-handed Round The World Racer winning first in class in the 2001/02 Around Alone, raced the 2008 Vendee Globe and in 2010 Derek once again took the podium in the VELUX 5 Oceans single-handed Round The World Race, Recipient of Rolex Sailor of the Year; won Sail Canada's and Ontario Sailing's Sailor of the Year awards in 2003.
David Howard - Winner of 1954 Canada's Cup in the 8-Metre Venture II, Skipper 1956 Olympics in Dragons, Sailing Master on off-shore racers Inishfree and Bonaventure (Bermuda races and SORCs), Skipper and syndicate member of True North in 1969 Canada's Cup trials, Skipper and Syndicate member of 1975 Canada's Cup challenger Marauder, Past Commodore and Honourary Life Member of RCYC, one of the original four founders of the Nonsuch class (RCYC)
1932 Olympic Silver Medalist - Eight Metres - Ernest Cribb, Peter Gordon, George Gyles, Harold Jones. Ronald Maitland, Hubert Wallace - (RVYC)
1932 Olympic Bronze Medalist - Six Metres - Gardner Boultbee, Kenneth Glass, Philip Rogers, Gerald Wilson - (RVYC)
The Canadian Sailing Hall of Fame is a collaboration between The Canadian Sailing Hall of Fame, the Marine Museum of the Great Lakes at Kingston and Sail Canada. Inductees to the Hall of Fame must be Canadian citizens, and can be inducted in any of the three categories of Sailor, Technical, or Contributor.
In these initial years, Inductees will be chosen by the Canadian Sailing Hall of Fame Management Committee, with representation from across the country. The selection is governed by the criteria established in the CSHOF By-Laws. In future it is intended that the nomination process will be open to the sailing public.
"As a longstanding partner, Sail Canada is pleased to support the Canadian Sailing Hall of Fame and the Marine Museum in this important initiative. We look forward to future collaboration as we identify and celebrate individuals who are deserving of this national recognition."
--Todd Irving, Sail Canada President.
The inductions ceremony will take place at Kingston Yacht Club, 1 Maitland Street, Kingston, ON, at 2:00 - 5:00 PM Sunday, August 19th, 2018. Seating is limited, so please reserve early. Cost: $25 per person, includes one-year membership to the Marine Museum. Media are invited to attend. For more information and to make a reservation, please contact Doug Cowie, Museum Manager, Marine Museum of the Great Lakes at Kingston. Tel: 613-542-2261 / Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
During the EYC 2018 regatta, KYC club racing (all fleets) is canceled for Thursday July 12 evening. During the Shark Worlds, Shark fleet club racing is cancelled for Tuesday Aug 28 and Thursday Aug 30 evenings. Racing is not canceled for PHRF 1 and 2 fleets on those evenings. Modifications to the August and September Series are being considered to make up for the "lost" races.
The Pigeon Island Race has been rescheduled to Saturday Aug 28. There was insufficient wind on its original date.
Upcoming weekend events:
Fri-Sat July 6-7 Main Duck Island Race
Sat July 21 Partridge Bowl and KYC Club picni
Community Club boats are now available for booking and checkout.
Please share your thoughts on any of our Sailing programs with the appropriate people. There are also now new program specific KYC email addresses for members or the public wishing to connect about a specific program:
Racing: email@example.com Steve Harrison & Peter Kraszewski (PHRF 1), John Vines (PHRF 2), Robin Wynne-Edwards (Sharks), Rob Colwell & Chris Walmsley (PHRF)
Regattas: firstname.lastname@example.org Robert Weguelin
Radio Controlled: email@example.com Paul Switzer & John Lowther
Community Club: firstname.lastname@example.org Peter French
Women In Wind: email@example.com Mary Wilson
Cruising: firstname.lastname@example.org Ryan and Carolyn Heath
Able Sail Kingston: email@example.com Audrey Kobayashi & John Curtis
Sailing Committee:firstname.lastname@example.org Ken Martin, Chair