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Knotmeter - April 1, 2016

Knotmeter - April 1, 2016

Last week Able Sail recognized their volunteers at their annual fundraiser, including Matt White who as one of the founding members of the organization is stepping down after many years as a Committee Member

| QST/KYC Sailors are featured in the Queen's Journal

Check out this article in the Queen's Journal featuring athletes from KYC and the Queen's Sailing Team
Click here for the article >>

Membership Drive

Thank you to all members who have helped out in spreading the word about the Club and encouraged their friends, neighbours etc. to join! 

We are off to a fantastic start this season and we would like to welcome the following new members to our Club...

New Members this Month
Maya Saryyeva
Matthew Elgin
Butler Chris
Heather Ford
Kevin O'Neil
Mackinley Szumlanski
Heather Castleden
Eric Howarth
Brian Simchison
Ted Goldring
Jeffrey Masuda
Irmgard Swedersky
Joan Mercier

Even though "March Madness" is over we would like to extend our momentum through the Month of April in asking members to reach out to their friends, family, neighbours, work colleagues or anyone else you may think would be interested in joining KYC.

It is our hope that every member brings down someone to the Club during April for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, one of our TGIF's or Club events! 

REMEMBER - If that individual decides to JOIN KYC for this year the Sponsor (you) will be entered in a draw for a free 2017 membership! 

Please do not hesitate to contact Greg McNab  manager@ kingstonyachtclub.ca  or by phone  613.548.3052  for more information or to set up a time so Greg can meet your guest and tell them more about the Club and our programs! 

We also encourage all members to stop by for an appetizer, lunch or dinner! We have great daily specials which you can find on the website! Also do not forget about our Tuesday wine and apps specials or our Wednesday/Thursday Burger and Beer Specials! 

We hope to see you soon!

| New Members this Month

Upcoming Events

Full Calendar of Events »

| April 1st: CORK TGIF

Join the CORK crew on April 1st for their annual TGIF. Munchies available after 5:30pm.

| April 2nd: CORK Lunch and AGM

All are welcome for lunch and to participate in the CORK AGM this Saturday April 2nd .  A light lunch will be served at Noon in the Partridge Room and the AGM will commence at 1300 hrs.  The AGM agenda includes presentation of the Douglas Heath Award and service awards to our loyal volunteers, among other topics.  Volunteer registration for CORK 2016 is now available on-line ( http://www.cork.org/members/ sign_in.php ). 

Highlights of this summer's events include the ETCHELL's Canadians July 22-24 and then CORK August 11-26.

  • CORK International OPTIMIST August 11-14
  • CORK International, SAIL CANADA Youth Championships, 29'er North American Championship August 14-18
  • CORK Olympic Class Regatta and SAIL CANADA Senior Championships August 19-24
  • FINN Eastern Championship August 19-23
  • National Sea Cadet Regatta August 21-26

CORK Fall Regatta September 23-25

| April 3rd - North U Boatspeed Seminar at BQYC


Click here to Register >>

| April 8th: Brigantine St. Lawrence II TGIF

Join the Brigantine St. Lawrence II on April 8th for their annual TGIF

| April 9-10: Race Management Training Seminar

Ontario Sailing has approved a Race Management Training Seminar to be held at Kingston Yacht Club, 1 Maitland Street , Kingston on the weekend of Saturday April 9 and Sunday April 10 2016.
Click here for event details

| April 16: A Taste of Spain Wine Dinner

Chef Neil recently returned from a holiday in Spain with that in mind our next member dinner will feature Spanish cuisine paired with Spanish wines. Stay tuned to the knotmeter for the menu and pairings. Tickets are $55 per person and can be reserved with James at bar@kingstonyachtclub.ca

| April 30th: Spring Food & Beverage Fair & Cocktail Party

Kick off the sailing season in style with KYC! There will be complimentary wine and beer samples from KYC’s various suppliers. Chef Neil’s kitchen team will be presenting an array of delicious old favourites and new creations. This is not just a great party but a chance for you to tell us the kinds of foods and drinks you want us to carry for the upcoming summer season. This is also a great chance to bring friends to KYC and introduce them to the club. Tickets are $25, reserve now with James at bar@kingstonyachtclub.ca

| 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).
About Nora >> Sign up Today!

| Kingston Power and Sail Squadron Upcoming events

KPSS Events Coming up @ KYC

Dining

| Weekly Features

  • Every Tuesday: Appetizer + 1/2 pint of beer or small glass of wine - $15
  • Every Wednesday/Thursday: Burger and a Beer - $15
    • Mushroom and swiss
    • BBQ chicken with provalone

| Weekend Features

Dinner:
  • 10oz Ribeye with brandy blue cheese cream sauce, roasted cremini mushrooms, and mashed potatoes $26
Brunch:
  • Brunch Special: Mushroom, dill and swiss omelette $11
  • Weekend Quiche: Broccoli and cheddar $10
  • Pancake Feature: Pancakes with apple compote and whipped cream

| Beer of the Week

Farm Table Pils is brewed in the style of North-German Pilsners. It has a herbal and hoppy aroma with some grainy, malty notes. A refreshing hop bite dominates the flavour, which is counterbalanced by clean malt sweetness. The finish is quick and dry.

We also have Muskoka Brewery’s Winterweiss back on tap. This German style dunkelweizen (dark wheat beer) is deep brown with notes of clove and banana. Muskoka Winterweiss partners the yeast and wheat character of a hefeweizen with the malty richness of a Munich dunkel. Enjoy it now, while the weather is still chilly and before its gone for another year!

| Wine of the Month

We will be featuring a new wine this month from Italy. The 2010 Poderi Angelini Primitivo di Manduria is from the Puglia region in southern Italy, which forms the heal of the boot of Italy. This is a well-aged full bodied wine with mellow tannins, and is somewhat similar in style to an Amarone. The palate features notes of dark berries, smoked meat and leather. This is a great wine on its own or paired with cured meats, strong cheeses or a steak. Ask your server to try a glass.

Harbour

| Harbour Expansion

On February 27, KYC hosted a Town Hall Meeting to showcase the new proposed harbour layout. Member feedback is encouraged. Please visit the Harbour expansion page to review the meeting materials, and please send us your feedback or questions.
Click here for the Harbour Expansion Page

Launch 2016

As luck would have it…. we launch late, into what appears to be an early spring.
Launch 2016  is Wednesday, May 4, followed by masts up May 5.
Launch will commence at 0800 after we down a hearty breakfast.

It seems logical that we start with the yard, and launch in the reverse order of last autumn's haul. (this to be finalized)
Weather permitting and volunteers abound, I expect launch to go quickly, and should there be any left over time, perhaps we can step a few masts.

CALLING FOR VOLUNTEERS!
Wednesday IS a workday for most, but I am still  asking for a full slate of volunteers, AND that they stay as long as possible. Many hands makes for lighter- and faster work.
I will be sending individual emails to those who are usually help out, but I am asking still, that volunteers email both me and Greg to confirm their help.

Cheers,
Peter Cohrs,
Rear Commodore