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Knotmeter - June 28, 2019

Knotmeter - June 28, 2019

Amazing Photo from the Ramble On and Finnish Line 2.0 Voyage! Read more below!

Upcoming Events

Full Calendar of Events »

| July 1: Canada Day


| July 10: Paint Night Blind Worlds Fundraiser


| July 13: Brew Ha Ha Series


| July 19: Pan Am Games Send Off


| IT/IM Recruiting


| Swap Not Shop - Thank You

Swap Not Shop this week was a great success! Bravo to Janice Wilby, Sue Fraser and Melody Gummer for organizing this event. It was well attended and a good opportunity to switch up our wardrobes, socialize and have some fun at the Club. All items that were left over went to the Salvation Army, so this event went beyond KYC to the Kingston Community. Look for an Autumn Swap Not Shop.
Thanks again ladies!


| Weekend Features

Friday-Sunday Dinner feature:
  • Chicken supreme with a ham and cheddar potato cake, green beans and a lemon sage gravy - $22
  • Weekend Special: Huevos Rancheros - $14
  • Omlette: spinach and artichoke hearts - $13

| Featured Beer

Good Time IPA

Session IPA 4% ABV

Good Time Session I.P.A. delivers fruity hop aromas and full flavour in an easy-to-enjoy light ale. Brewed with organic nelson sauvin and centennial hops, the recipe adds wheat and oats to barley malts for a satisfying and uncompromising craft beer experience.

History and Style

A session I.P.A. is a lower-alcohol expression of an India Pale Ale that highlights approachable hop aroma and flavour, without intense bitterness. The hop-derived citrus and tropical fruit notes lead into a fuller mouthfeel than might otherwise be expected from a light ale.

Tasting Notes

Good Time Session IPA pours gold with white foam. The aroma offers a combination of citrus, gooseberry, pineapple flavours and aromas. The flavour is juicy with subtle hop bitterness. The body is light and refreshing. The finish is clean and lingeringly hoppy.


| Wine of the Month

Junior Sailing


| Women in Wind Thank you!

It wasn't the sailing evening we were hoping for last Wednesday due to the weather forecast of heavy winds and the threat of a serious thunderstorm, but it was a great evening thanks to Sue Fraser and Janice Wilby. It was a very well attended Women in Wind event. Sue and Janice shared their expertise and passion for sailing, and we learned a lot about how to read the sails in heavy winds and trim the sails accordingly. Hopefully next Wednesday we will be able to put this knowledge to practical use. So far the forecast for next Wednesday looks sunny with a high of 26 degrees - welcome summer.
Thanks again Sue and Janice for an educational and fun evening!!!

| Ramble On and Finnish Line Voyage

Ramble On and Finnish Line 2.0 continue their voyage to the east coast. Now a 1,000 nautical miles in they have explored the Saguenay River, rounded the Gaspé and are now in New Brunswick. Had a glorious overnight stretch to make some extra headway after waiting for a weather window to leave Tadoussac. Up until now, they've been the first visitors to most ports. All have been very welcoming, even though their arrival means the harbour folks now have to hustle to get infrastructure set up (dock installation, potable water set up, pump out hookup/priming, etc). Rimouski and many harbours visited were for fishing fleets which makes for interesting neighbours but fresh fish is abundant! Many whales have been sighted once quite close up, close enough to hear the sounds of the blowholes --- very eerie!

| Will Crothers

Will Crothers, a longtime KYC member, and his Canadian Men's 8+ Team rowed to a Bronze Medal Finish at the 2019 World Rowing Cup II in Poznan, Poland last weekend. Will is pictured here in the stroke seat on the right in front of the Coxie, Leslie Thompson-Willie.
Congratulations to Will and his team!!!

| Volunteers (still) needed for the North American Championships, 2.4 Metre Class

The North American Championships will be held at KYC 5–7 July 2019. This regatta is also the first of the summer Can–Am series, a four-part event that will move on to National Yacht Club in Toronto the following weekend. The regatta committee seeks volunteers: race officials, PRO, safety, shore support. Please contact Audrey Kobayashi: kobayasi@queensu.ca

Here is a list of the positions we are still seeking:

On water: race committee members, Assistants for mark boats and safety boats. For the latter, we also need people with first aid qualifications.

On land: safety ashore

Also, if you have a RIB, we are looking for RIBs to assist with the efficient splashing and dry mooring of the boats each day – RIBS will sit in the harbour and assist boats to complete rigging (or de-rigging) after (before) they leave the crane.

| Pan am Games

KINGSTON (June 18, 2019) - Sail Canada and the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) have announced the 14 sailors nominated to represent Team Canada at the Lima 2019 Pan American Games.

Athletes have been selected to compete in the sailing competition based on their performances at the designated class qualifiers. Sailing competitions at the Pan Am Games are scheduled to be held at the Yacht Club Peruano in the city of Paracas from August 3 to 10.

The 2019 Pan Am Games will provide an opportunity for sailors in the Laser, 49er, 49erFX, and Nacra classes to qualify Canada for the 2020 Olympic Games. While Canada has secured one spot in each of the Laser Radial and Finn classes, the remaining athletes will fight their way to the top to ensure the opportunity to represent Canada at the next major Games in Tokyo.

Making a comeback on the waters of Paracas is Olympic and Pan Am veteran Luke Ramsay. Sailing the Sunfish in 2015 at the Pan Am Games in Toronto, this experienced sailor stood on the podium with a silver medal around his neck. Ready to make Canada proud once again, we are excited to see what Ramsay has to offer this summer.

Eager and motivated Laser Radial sailor Sarah Douglas has been training tirelessly to be where she is today. Securing an Olympic berth for Canada in the Laser Radial at the 2018 Sailing World Championships, the sailor has worked relentlessly to stay within the top three female sailors of the world. As a role model to many women, the Canadian is looking forward to seeing what she brings to the table in Paracas.

“I’m super excited to go to my second multi-sport Games,” said Douglas. “It's always an honour to represent my country and I look forward to heading to Peru with Team Canada this summer.”

49erFX team, Ali Ten Hove and Mariah Millen are climbing up the totem pole. This young and dynamic duo have been training hard and their efforts don’t go unnoticed. Sailing together since the summer of 2016, these women are ready to give it their all in Paracas for their first major Games.

“We are incredibly honoured to represent Canada at the Pan Am Games this summer in Lima! This will be our first major Games experience as a team and we are eager to get as much out of it as we can,” added the duo “Some of the top 49erFX teams in the world will be competing, and we are excited for the opportunity to qualify Canada a country berth for the 2020 Olympics.”

The sailing team who will represent Canada at the Lima 2019 Pan Am Games are:

Alex Heinzmann (Delta, B.C.) and Justin Barnes (Pickering, Ont.)

49er FX
Ali Ten Hove (Kingston, Ont.) and Mariah Millen (Toronto, Ont.)

Nacra 17
Allie Surrette (St Margaret's Bay, N.S.) and Max Flinn (Chester, N.S.)

Robert Davis (Kingston, Ont.)

Laser Radial
Sarah Douglas (Toronto, Ont.)

Michael Brodeur (Montreal, Que.)

Luke Ramsay (Vancouver, B.C.)

Richard Walsh (Thunder Bay, Ont.)
Alex Cox (Thunder Bay, Ont.)
Nikka Stoger (Thunder Bay, Ont.)

Olivia Mew (Toronto, Ont.)

Ken Dool (London, Ont.)
Krzysztof Kierkowski (Sopot, Poland)

| Sailing

Results for last Saturday's Harbour Race are PHRF 1: 1st Force 10 (Crowson), 2nd Cara Mia V (Colwell), 3rd Long Time Rinning (Hull); PHRF 2: Selene (Vines); Sharks: 1st JLS (Van Rossem) 2nd Dartos (Wilby) 3rd (RnR). The Single/Double Handed Race has been rescheduled to Jul,y 27. The Main Duck Race is next weekend July 5-6.

Correction to previously posted PHRF 1 results for Tuesday July 25: 1st Dragon Bait (Sellens), 2nd Shizari (Davis), 3rd Force 10 (Crowson)

NEWS: Our online Crew Bank is now online in the Members Area! Crew and skippers can now view and/or enter the particulars there and matches will be made! Access is limited to KYC members and available via the SAILING > CREW BANK menu item on main website page.

On a related item, we are looking for ways to increase participation in weekend long distance events. Where it common that some/many members of particular crews are not available weekend racing, there may be in aggregate enough members interested to get more boats out. So, if you are interested in long distance racing, not necessarily in your regular boat, you can indicate this in the Crew Bank too.

ATTENTION: Racers, please be respectful and constructive in your comments to staff regarding race management. The volunteer crew has ultimate responsibility initial for course selection, shortening/changing course, etc. And remember, everyone is doing their best to provide fair & fun races!

Please share your views on our Sailing programs with the individuals listed below

Racing: race@kingstonyachtclub.ca (Race Office); fleet captains: Steve Harrison (PHRF 1), John Vines (PHRF 2) & Robin Wynne-Edwards (Sharks); PHRF reps: Rob Colwell & Chris Walmsley
Regattas: regattas@kingstonyachtclub.ca (Regattas Office) Robert Weguelin
Radio Controlled: radiocontrolled@kingstonyachtclub.ca Paul Switzer & John Lowther
Community Club: community@kingstonyachtclub.ca Peter French
Women In Wind: wiw@kingstonyachtclub.ca Kate Simpson, Kim Garrett & Mary Wilson
Cruising: cruising@kingstonyachtclub.ca Bob Story & Rosemary Wilson
Able Sail Kingston: ask@kingstonyachtclub.ca Audrey Kobayashi & John Curtis
Sailing Committee: sailing@kingstonyachtclub.ca Ken Martin, Chair
Corinthian Fund: gordoncrothers@gmail.com Gordon Crothers