Thursday Snippets, 22 August

A full weekend at ASC 24th and 25th August. On Saturday club open from 9.30am with final Winter Series club race at 2pm. There is a Sabre class coaching session at APYC from 9.30. On sunday there is monthly Social Sailing Day from 10am with club training boats available for members. Also a Try sailing Laser 4.7 class boat session from 10.30, and VIODA Optimist and Laser 4.7 winter training programs from 1pm. As always check the weekend weather forecasts.

On saturday 31st there is a club Working Bee from 9.15, an informal member’s meeting at 11 a.m., and week 1 of the 3 week annual Bill Hooper Series from 2pm.

Final call for items for next Mudpuddler club newsletter. Send articles, reports, photos, etc. to mudpuddler@albertsc.org.au with cc to training@albertsc.org.au by Tuesday 27th August.

UPCOMING IN SEPTEMBER
* Club sailing 7th and 21st September with Bill Hooper Series races pm.
* 7th and 8th September VIODA Optimist class Girls Camp weekend at ASC. Further details from ASC’s Jon Rawlings and https://vioda.org.au/products/vioda-girls-camp-2019
* 14th and 15th September APYC’s Citysail Women & Girls coaching and racing Regatta on Albert Park Lake. Sail own boat or members can apply to training@albertsc.org.au to use an ASC training boat. This event has a reputation as being well organised and worthwhile for women and girls from Learn to Sail program graduates upwards. Further details at http://www.apyc.org.au/citysail.html and/or speak to Don or Rod from ASC.
* 1st, 2nd, 3rd October ASC junior school holiday program. Details soon.

Rod Thomas
for ASC committee

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Thursday Snippets, 15 August

Another full weekend of sailing at ASC 17th and 18th August. On Saturday club race at 2pm and week 1 of a 2 week Better Sailing program from 9.30am. The Better Sailing sessions are primarily directed at newer adult members who joined in 2018/19, with details and registration under Upcoming Events on https://albertsailingclub.wildapricot.org/ The weather forecast for Saturday, two days out, is promising with maximum temperature of 18 and winds around 10 knots. On sunday there is week 2 of Laser 4.7 class programs am and pm and another VIODA Optimist winter training program from 1pm, with windier conditions forecast.

The ASC winter season results have been loaded onto “Race Results PDF Format” tab under Sailing on our club website. The usual Race Results link has been out of action for a number of weeks, and a fix is being pursued.

Upcoming
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Saturday 31 August 7 and 21 September – ASC annual Bill Hooper short race series. Visitors as always most welcome.
Saturday 7 August Verna Templeton junior trophy race am and VIODA Optimist class Girls and Mums at ASC all weekend.
14 and 15 September APYC’s Citysail Women’s and Girls Coaching Regatta on Albert Park Lake. Sail your own boat or hire an ASC club boat.

For your diary
Picnic Day at ASC on sunday 29th September for ASC members and friends
ASC junior school holiday program on 1st to 3rd October
Discover Sailing Public Open Day on sunday 20th October.
Spring Learn to Sail program commences sunday 27th October.

Rod Thomas
for ASC committee

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Thursday Snippets, 8 August

Bring out the wetsuits and beanies for two days of true winter sailing at Albert Sailing Club on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th August. Winter series club race at 2pm on Saturday, with ASC BBQ and ‘hot toddies’ from Doug’s Bar after racing. On sunday there are Laser 4.7 class programs am and pm and another VIODA Optimist winter training program from 1pm. There will also be a First Aid course all day in the clubrooms for Instructors and key race personnel from ASC and a couple of other clubs.

The two Laser 4.7 programs are on four sundays from 11th August to 8th September. From 10.30 am ‘Have a Go’ in a Laser Association(VLA) Laser 4.7 or your own Laser. Sail on one or more sundays with no cost to participate. A VLA Squad Coaching program will be on four sundays commencing with a session from 1pm to 3.30pm on the 11th. This program is directed at newer Laser 4.7 sailors with their own boat or a pre-booked VLA hire boat.  More details of both programs and the link to Registration for the Squad program has been posted to the Albert Sailing Club Facebook.

On the weekend of 17th/18th August the previous weekend two day sailing program will be repeated, with addition week 1 of a 2 week Better Sailing program on Saturday mornings. The Better Sailing sessions are directed at newer members who joined in 2018/19. Details under Upcoming Events on https://albertsailingclub.wildapricot.org/

We welcome one of our newer members Jamie Kew to the role of our Mudpuddler Newsletter Editor. Items for the next issue are required by the end of the month. These can be sailing or club related news articles, reports, photos or whatever. Send your items to mudpuddler@albertsc.org.au.

The ASC August committee meeting is in our clubrooms from 7.30 on Tuesday 13th August, with all members welcome.

Rod Thomas
for ASC committee

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Thursday Snippets, 1 August

The winter season continues  on Saturday 3rd with club open from 10am. Winter Series 11 race from 2pm, including adult and junior classes and green fleet divisions. Week 3 of VIODA Optimist winter training program on Sunday afternoon.

Congratulations to Hristina our ASC treasurer and her husband Stefan on birth of their son Alex – a next generation sailor. On the club Facebook there is a post on the visit last sunday to the VIODA training by Olympic sailor and physiotherapist Krystal Weir.

Plenty UPCOMING IN AUGUST and SEPTEMBER
* Club sailing each Saturday.
* 17th or 24th August a Sabre rigging coaching session. If interested speak to David Emery at APYC or email him at shohdo@gmail.com.
* 31st August, 7th and 21st September annual Bill Hooper series.
* 7th and 8th September VIODA Optimist class Girls Camp weekend at ASC. Further details from ASC’s Jon Rawlings and https://vioda.org.au/products/vioda-girls-camp-2019
* 14th and 15th September APYC’s Citysail Women & Girls coaching and racing Regatta
* 1st, 2nd, 3rd October ASC junior school holiday program. Details soon.

ASC Membership Engagement Group internet Skype meet in early August. To be involved speak to a committee member or email Rod via training@albertsc.org.au.

Finally, there has been a CPI increase in daily and annual parking fees for Albert Park Reserve, including behind ASC applicable from 26th July. Midweek hourly and weekend day rate increase from $5.30 to $5.40.

Rod Thomas
for ASC committee

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Thursday Snippets, 25 July

Another busy weekend 27th/28th July. Club open on Saturday from 10am with club winter race from 2pm, including adult and junior classes and green fleet divisions. Social sailing day on Sunday from 10am. Sail your own boat or for ASC members a club training boat. The club’s RS Quest is likely to be sailing, if weather is suitable. Week 2 of VIODA Optimist winter training program on Sunday afternoon. After sailing on Saturday APYC has a Christmas in July function in their clubrooms to which ASC members invited. Now self catering, with fund raiser hampers for Eren Hyde legacy. No Cover Charge.

Plenty UPCOMING IN AUGUST and SEPTEMBER
Club races each Saturday afternoon (except 14th September).

17th or 24th August a Sabre rigging coaching session is being planned on the Lake involving Alan Riley, the current Australian Sabre Champion. Open to Sabre sailors from APYC and ASC. If you would like to participate speak to David Emery at APYC or email him at shohdo@gmail.com.

31st August, 7th and 21st September annual Bill Hooper series. A good opportunity to start your Spring sailing, in your own boat or a club training boat for ASC members.
7th and 8th September VIODA Optimist class Girls Camp weekend at ASC. Training, some short races, and fun. This is the fourth year this popular event has been hosted by ASC. For junior Optimist sailors (and their mum’s) from ASC and other Victorian sailing clubs. For further information contact Jon Rawlings from ASC (and VIODA) and go to https://vioda.org.au/products/vioda-girls-camp-2019

14th and 15th September APYC’s Citysail Women & Girls coaching and racing Regatta on Albert Park Lake. In recent years a number of ASC women at all levels of experience have participated and enjoyed this event. Club training boats with or without crew available, with option to sail with a male crew. Further details on http://www.apyc.org.au/citysail.html Contact Rod via training@albertsc.org.au if you want to discuss event or use of club boats.

* A reminder that an ASC Membership Engagement Group is being formed to develop actions to attract new members and enhance membership for existing members. We need a few more members to join, in particular some newer members. The first meet will be an internet Skype meet in early August. To be involved speak to a committee member or email Rod via training@albertsc.org.au.

Rod Thomas
for ASC committee

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Thursday Snippets, 18 July

A full weekend of sailing activity at Albert Sailing Club on 20th/21st July weekend. On Saturday the club will be open from 9.30, with club race from 2pm. On sunday over 40 Optimist class boats are expected for the start of the Victorian junior Optimist class winter training program at ASC. Junior sailors from ASC and a host of Melbourne, Mornington and Bellarine peninsula clubs will participate in the VIODA training program over the next 6 sunday afternoons from 1 – 4pm.
During the last week we have had significant maintenance and upgrades for our club security and hot water services. Thanks to Steve Lincoln and Don McKenzie who were involved in organising and supervising the work.
The Albert Park Yacht Club has a Christmas in July function on the evening of Saturday 27th July with a meal, and some trivia. See the poster on the upstairs club noticeboard or speak to Rod Thomas if you are interested.

Rod Thomas
for ASC committee

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Thursday Snippets, 11 July

The next ASC club sailing day will be on Saturday 20th July, with the club open from 10am and club race from 2pm. This coming weekend (12 – 14 July) there is APYC’s junior Wintersail coaching regatta on the Lake, with some ASC juniors participating and some other members down watching the action. Hampton Sailing Club at Sandringham has a winter season club race on sunday for anyone looking for a weekend sail with visitors welcome.

A Membership Engagement Group is being formed to develop and implement actions to attract new members and enhance membership for existing members. Do you have some ideas and be available to join this group? We have a couple of older members who have ‘volunteered’ to be involved. We need a few more, in particular some newer members. Speak to a committee member or email Rod via training@albertsc.org.au if you can assist,

One of our junior sailors, Philip Cripsey, sailed in a large Optimist class Regatta in Estonia last week, and finished third overall in a fleet of over 200 boats. He has written a report with photos which has been published on our Albert Sailing Club Facebook.

Rod Thomas
for ASC committee

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Thursday Snippets, 4 July

On Saturday 6th July we have a club race with Division starts from 2pm. There will be an informal members meeting at 11.30 where flag officers will give a brief update on current club activities and provide opportunity for question and answer.

We are also reintroducing short ‘green fleet’ divisions on Saturday afternoon club races for members with little or no experience in sailing races. Sail your own boat or a club training boat. Anyone interested should meet upstairs at western end of clubrooms at 12.15. Envisage a start for an ASC/APYC adult green fleet grouping from approximately 2.10, followed by a start for an ASC junior “green fleet” group.

BBQ on club decking after racing on Saturday, with drinks including ‘hot toddys” from Doug’s Bar. At lunchtime bring your own lunch or try food from the club galley including Sue’s hot soup.

No club events for weekend of 13/14 July, with APYC junior Training Regatta on the Lake. Club race program returns on Saturday 20th July. ASC general committee meeting at 7.30pm in ASC clubrooms on Thursday 11th.

Rod Thomas
for ASC committee

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Thursday Snippets, 27 June

The ASC winter season continues with a club race at 2pm on Saturday 29th June and a social sailing day on Sunday 30th from 10am to 3pm. Sail your own boat or for club members a club training boat on either or both days (subject to weather conditions, which BOM Wednesday evening predicts 10 to 15 knot winds both days).

The link for visitors from other clubs to join as a Winter Associate Member to sail with us till end of September is now active and can be accessed from the home screen of www.albertsc.org.au. Winter associate rates have been discounted due to the late start to the winter season in mid June due to Lake conditions.

The Lake water level is at the level it was last weekend, but will hopefully come up a little more if predicted showers this weekend fall in the Albert Park area. Sailing is still with some centreboard up and aquatic weed areas to be negotiated. Launching from the jetty or the ramp recommended. This week a letter has been sent by our ASC Commodore to the CEO of Parks Victoria again raising concerns at the condition of Albert Park Lake over the last few months. A copy has been placed on our Wild Apricot intranet site and can be accessed at https://albertsailingclub.wildapricot.org/page-1779767

The Autumn-Winter edition of the club’s quarterly Mudpuddler Newsletter has been mailed to all members. A copy can be downloaded from the home screen of www.albertsc.org.au

Upcoming for juniors
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Albert Sailing Club junior green fleet program 9am – 3pm Monday 1st to Wednesday 3rd July Link for further details, registration and payment on https://albertsailingclub.wildapricot.org/ To assist program organisation register as soon as possible. Other club members can sail on Lake casually during any of these sessions
Albert Park Yacht Club’s Wintersail junior coaching regatta is from Friday 12th to Sunday 14th July. Go to www.apyc.org.au for details and registration links.

Rod Thomas
for ASC committee

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Thursday Snippets, 20 June

On saturday 22nd June Albert Sailing Club will be open from 9.30am with a range of options for sailing on Albert Park Lake. There are two short races scheduled from 2pm as part of the ASC-APYC challenge series. There are junior training programs am and pm, and casual sailing all day. Visitors welcome to sail with us am or pm. The Lake water level has come up ‘a bit’ further this last week, but still around what it was in early March. Sailing is still with some centreboard up and aquatic weed areas to be negotiated. Launching from the jetty in front of the club or the ramp recommended. Most of the club’s single handed and double handed training boats will be available for use by club members.
There are two programs for juniors in Optimist and Minnow class boats. From 10am there is an informal session for juniors with some sailing experience in their own or a club boat. No need to register for this program. In the afternoon there is a junior Green Fleet program with a Boatshed Instructor. Sail your own boat or hire an ASC International Optimist or plastic Ozi Opti.boats. There is a need to register and make fee payment for the Green Fleet program via https://albertsailingclub.wildapricot.org/ This link will be loaded Thursday afternoon, with a need to register by early Friday evening.
On 29/30 July weekend. Club Winter Series race at 2pm on Saturday. Social Sailing Day on sunday with club open 10am to 2pm.

Upcoming for juniors
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Then there are two July school holiday programs. On Monday 1st to Wednesday 3rd July, 9am to 3pm an Albert Sailing Club junior green fleet program 9am – 3pm   You can sail your own boat or hire an ASC International or plastic Ozi Optimist. Details and the registration and payment link for this program will be loaded onto the ASC wild apricot site on Friday 21st June. The second program is Albert Park Yacht Club’s Wintersail coaching regatta for juniors from Friday 12th to Sunday 14th July. This program is for juniors with some experience through to green fleet and higher levels, sailing a range of single handed and double handed boats. Go to  www.apyc.org.au for details and registration links.

Rod Thomas
for ASC committee

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