Thursday Snippets, 22 February

Plenty on at Albert Sailing Club on 24th/25th weekend. Summer Series 3 club race and another junior Green fleet sail in the afternoon of Saturday 24th. On sunday we have our monthly social sailing day and continuation of the Summer Learn to Sail program from 9.30. There is a ‘cold front’ with possible showers and a wind change predicted for sometime Saturday. Suggest check forecasts Friday evening on http://www.bom.gov.au/vic Summer Series and training programs continue on Saturday 3rd March.

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Thursday Snippets, 15 February

Club sailing day on Saturday 17th with Learn to Sail program in morning, junior Green Fleet from 1pm and Summer Series 2 club race at 2.30. The club will be open Friday twilight from around 5.30 to 9pm. ASC members and visitors are invited down to sail and/or socialise with the Australian Sailing Women’s & Girls Group. Sail your own boat or a Boatshed Pacer, with Instructors in attendance. There will be a BBQ on club decking. https://www.facebook.com/WomenandGirlsinsailing/

Another full weekend on 24th/25th February weekend. Summer Series club race and junior Green Fleet on Saturday. The club will be open all day Sunday 25th from 9.30am with a full day session for the Learn to Sail group and the monthly Social Sailing sunday. Some club boats available for members or sail your own boat. Sausage sizzle at lunchtime or BYO lunch

Rod Thomas
for ASC Committee

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Thursday Snippets, 8 February

Saturday 10th February there is full day of sailing at Albert Sailing Club. From 9.30 we have Week 2 of the Summer Learn to Sail course, with 7 adults and 5 juniors. Late morning there is a junior Green Fleet start racing session, then 1 – 4pm Week 1 of the Term 1 junior Green Fleet program with 11 pre-enrolled. At 2.30 is the ASC Summer Series 1 club race.
There are other activities in Albert Park Reserve on Saturday to note. The Queen’s Commonwealth Games Baton relay is coming through the park at 9.30am, and Lakeside Drive on the eastern side of the Lake will be closed till 10am. Athletics Victoria have the final of their 2017/18 Shield competition at Lakeside stadium across the day. Parking useage in Aughtie Drive behind ASC will vary across the day with peak likely to be in the afternoon. If parking in Aughtie Drive is full, you can park in gravel areas either side of club if you have a Parks Vic Sports Club parking permit. If it is full and you do not have a 6 monthly or annual pass, then stop kerbside behind ASC clubrooms and come inside to Galley and seek out Rod Thomas. Rod has a small number of passes which can be purchased from him for parking on gravel area next to the club if required.
A number of our junior Optimist sailors are sailing in the Schnapper Point Regatta across the weekend and we wish them good sailing. The February ASC General Committee meeting is in our clubrooms on Tuesday 13th from 7.30pm. Finally, there is a Responsible Serving of Alcohol course provided at no cost by City of Port Phillip on evening of 5 March. We always need people with RSA accreditation to serve in Doug’s Bar. Contact Jack Woods via secretary@albertsc.org.au for more detail and registration form.

Rod Thomas
for ASC Committee

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Thursday Snippets, 1 February

On 3/4 February there will be social sailing at Albert both days. The annual interclub Regatta for clubs from top end of Bay including Albert Park Lake clubs will be sailed from Williamstown Sailing Club starting at 2pm. This is a good opportunity to sail in a mixed classes event on Port Phillip. Notice of Race and Entry form on http://www.williamstownsailingclub.org.au/top-of-the-bay-s…/ Sailing Instructions later in week. Lodge entry form by email in advance. The course will be on Port Melbourne side of the main shipping channel. You can Rigup and sign on/off at either Williamstown SC or at Port Melbourne YC. Rod Thomas is one ASC member who plans to sail from Port Melbourne at end of Bay Street, leaving trailer at PMYC and parking in a local street with all day parking.
Our ASC Summer Learn to Sail program starts on Sunday 4th February and runs through to Saturday 3rd March. The course has a good number of adult and junior enrolments. Further information on the Learn to Sail tab of www.albertsc.org.au.
ASC Summer Series commences on Saturday 10th February with club race at 2.30pm, preceded by junior green fleet and Learn to Sail programs.
Parks Victoria have advised that the annual summer ‘aquatic vegetation harvest’ on Albert Park Lake will commence on Monday 5 February 2018. The harvester will commence at the southern end of the lake, then progress to the northern sections over 8- 10 working days. Albert Sailing Club has provided input which suggests harvesting in northern basin in front of sailing clubs and areas around Gunn Island should be priority areas.

Rod Thomas
for ASC Committee

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Thursday Snippets

Australia Day long weekend. Casual sailing at our club on Saturday 27th. If you are intending to come down you could provide a comment on our Facebook indicating sailing am or pm, and seeing whether others are coming down. Across the weekend there is Festival Sails Regatta at Geelong which includes dinghy classes, and Wooden Boats festival at Inverloch, with at least one boat from ASC sailing in each.

On 3/4 February there will be social sailing at Albert both days, and interclub Top of the Bay Regatta from Williamstown Sailing Club. ASC and APYC traditionally join clubs from top of Port Phillip for this event. Information session at 1230 for 1400 hrs start. Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions should appear over weekend and will be placed on www.albertsc.org.au. You can rig and sign on at Williamstown SC or at Port Melbourne YC. Rod Thomas is one who plans to sail from Port Melbourne which is much closer to ASC.

Our ASC Summer Learn to Sail program starts on Sunday 4th February and runs through to Saturday 3rd March. Anyone who wants to enrol for this program or knows someone who wants to do so can find further information on the Learn to Sail tab of www.albertsc.org.au and register interest via training@albertsc.org.au.

ASC Summer Series commences on 10 February with club race at 2.30pm and club open from 9am.

Have a good weekend
Rod Thomas
for ASC committee

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January Thursday Snippets

Our Summer sailing season resumes with joint ASC/APYC Commodore’s Series on Saturday 13th and 20th January. Each week there will be a number of shorter races commencing with the first at 2.30. No ASC Galley in January, so BYO lunch or try lunch at Boatshed Café next door.
The club has a junior school holiday program on Monday 22nd to Wednesday 24th January from 9.30 to 3pm each day. Club members are welcome to come and sail on Lake any of those days in their own boat or to hire a club Pacer, Sabre or Laser, with option to bring a friend or two. The Victorian Laser Association has listed events at Flinders on 20/21 January and MacCrae on 25/26 January which may be of interest to Laser sailors.
No ASC Club racing on 27th January (Australia Day long weekend). On 3rd February our club participates in the Top of the Bay Regatta event at Port Melbourne Yacht Club, with casual sailing at the Lake that afternoon.
ASC summer Learn to Sail program commences on Sunday 4th January, with two full day Sunday and three half day Saturday sessions across February into early March. Go to www.albertsc.org.au for further information and details on how to register.
We have a number of members returning from national championships interstate including from : junior Optimist class nationals in Queensland, Impulse Nationals in Adelaide, and Mirror nationals in Hobart. We wish them safe travels and look forward to seeing them down at the Lake in coming weeks.

Rod Thomas
for ASC committee

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Thursday Snippets, 14 December

On Saturday 16th December there is Junior Green Fleet Sailing program from 1pm and others down at ASC for some casual sailing. Victorian Women & Girls in Sailing groups sailing on lake from Boatshed at 6pm on Friday 15th followed by drinks at ASC. Wednesday 20th the club will be open from 1pm till sunset or a little later. Have an afternoon or late afternoon/twilight sail. Bringown boat or club boats available for members. An RS Zest has been booked for tryout sails. Sausage sizzle style BBQ and drinks on ASC balcony from 6.30ish.

This is final Snippets for 2017. Best wishes for the upcoming festive period. The ASC program re-commences with club race on Saturday 13th January.

Rod Thomas
for ASC committee

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Thursday Snippets, 7th December

Last saturday of club racing for 2017 on 9th December, with a Memorial trophy race at 2.30. Also on the water we have Learn to Sail course (am and pm) and junior Green fleet session from 1pm. Off the water there is a Glass Painting Session in clubrooms from 2pm. Following sailing till after sunset we have our annual Pre-Christmas Social function, with BYO BBQ. After the poor weather of 2 of the last 3 weeks we hope for something reasonable on the weather front.

The final ASC date for 2017 is on wednesday 20th December with afternoon/twilight sailing, followed by drinks and BBQ on club decking.

The December issue of our club’s Mudpuddler Newsletter plus the 2018 club Handbook were mailed out on 4 December. A big thankyou to our editor Naomi, and to our flag officers and other members who made contributions. An online version of Mudpuddler has been placed on home page of our club website www.albertsc.org.au

Rod Thomas
for ASC Committee

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Thursday Snippets, 30th November

ASC club trophy race on Saturday 2nd December at 2.30. Spring junior Green Fleet program from 1pm on December 2nd and 9th. $30 per session for ASC juniors with Registration on https://albertsailingclub.wildapricot.org/. Also Sail Melbourne Regatta at Royal Brighton this weekend, sith 6 ASC juniors entered,

On Saturday 9th December ASC’s end of year trophy race, followed by after sailing Christmas breakup function. All members and family welcome. Bring your own BBQ or other main course, nibbles, and a salad to share. Club bar will operate and club will provide desserts. We hope to see our new members at tje Christmas get together. It gives an opportunity to catch up with other members, and enjoy a relaxed celebration of our sailing year.

Wednesday 20th Pre-Christmas afternoon/twilight sailing with club open from 1pm. Sail own boat or club boats available for members for whatever period suits. Drinks and BBQ on club decking, People who have been members or have sailed at ASC in the past most welcome.

We had a number of ASC sailors competing in Go for Gold Regatta at Black Rock on weekend of 24/25 November. Mike Horvath, who is a past member who stills sails with us in Winter, was the Ok dinghy class winner in a fleet of 13. Ron Fergusson finished 3rd in the Aero 7 class.

Rod Thomas
for ASC committee

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Thursday Snippets, 23 November

Another full weekend at Albert Sailing Club on 25/26 November weekend. On Saturday 25th November, members Information Meeting at 12 noon, then Spring Series club race at 2.30, and junior Green Fleet program from 1pm.

On Sunday we have Week 4 of Learn to Sail program and Social Sailing Day from 9.30 am. For social sailing sail your own boat or for club members one of the club training boats not being used in the Learn to Sail program.

On Friday 24th the Victorian Women & Girls sailing group will be at Albert Park Lake, 6 – 9pm. Sailing session in Boatshed boats or own boat from 6pm, followed by Drinks and BBQ in ASC clubrooms. ASC members and friends have been invited to participate, Go to Women & Girls in Sailing Facebook for details and registration.

On Saturday 9th December we have ASC end of year trophy race and after sailing Christmas breakup function. All members and family welcome. Also Albert Sailing Club’s junior Green Fleet programme on Saturdays from 1pm – 4pm has been extended to include December 2nd and 9th. It is for juniors aged from 8 to 12 yo in Ozi Opti who have completed Tackers (level 2 or above) or similar learn to sail programme. Boatshed Instructor. The fees are $30 per session for ASC junior members with Registration for one or both extra sessions on https://albertsailingclub.wildapricot.org/.

Mudpuddler Newsletter items required by Saturday 25th November for December issue. Send articles, photos, etc. to Naomi via mudpuddler@albertsc.org.au.

Rod Thomas
for ASC committee

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