Thursday Snippets, 18 October

The ASC Discover Sailing Public Open Day is on sunday 21st October 10am to 3pm. Everyone welcome to come down for a sail with us on our club boats on Albert Park Lake, and find out more about the club and its activities. Come down for an hour or more. BBQ and drinks on club decking over the lunch period. Also a Victorian Laser Association Laser 4.7 Transition Day session at ASC in the morning from 10am, provides a good opportunity to those with an interest in taking up sailing a Laser 4.7 class boat. On Saturday 20th ASC Summer Series club race at 2.30 and junior Green Fleet program from 1pm.

The ASC Spring Learn to Sail course for adults and juniors commences with an all day session on Sunday 28th October.

Details and registration for the Discover Sailing Day and the Learn to Sail course are on the home screen of www.albertsc.org.au.

The Victorian Mirror Class Championships are being sailed at Blairgowrie YC over the 20th/ 21st October weekend. It will be a small fleet, with Albert well represented by 2 possibly 3 Mirrors. Good sailing to the Mirror sailors.

On 10/11 November Westernport Yacht Club is conducting the 2018 version of its well organised and popular annual Women On Water Regatta. Details are on https://www.revolutionise.com.au/westernportyacht/montalto-women-on-water-regatta/ They currently have 30 entries, mainly in single handed Sabre and double-handed Pacers, with Novice/Intermediate/Advanced groupings. From ASC Pam Webster and Edwige Kozinski have entered, with Cindy Tilbrook to be involved in race management. If you are a female member with an interest in participating check the website and speak to Pam, Edwige or Cindy.

Our Mudpuddler Editor Naomi is seeking items for the next ASC Mudpuddler newsletter by 8 November. Articles, photos, reports, etc. should be sent to mudpuddler@albetsc.org.au.

Rod Thomas
for Albert Sailing Club committee

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Thursday Snippets, 11 October

Saturday 13th October, Summer Series 2 club race which is doubling up as resail of Bill Hooper Series 2 race from September. ASC’s Cindy Tilbrook is the Race Officer for the Day. Division starts from 2.30 which now applies till April 2019 following change to Daylight Saving period last sunday. Sailpast for APYC and ASC members at 2pm, with information session at 1.30. There is an invite for ASC members to APYC’s informal Start of Season lunch’ from 12 noon, with bring a plate of food to APYC by 11.30. Also the Term 4 junior Green Fleet program which runs weekly from 1 – 4pm on Saturday till early December commences.

The ASC Discover Sailing Public Open Day is on sunday 21st October 10am to 3pm. Everyone welcome to come down for a sail with us on our club boats on Albert Park Lake. Also a Victorian Laser Association Laser 4.7 Transition Day session at ASC in the morning. Members who can help out with Discover Sailing Day am, pm or all day, should send an email to sailing@albertsc.org.au. Club Spring Series race and junior Green Fleet program on afternoon of Saturday 20th.

The Spring Learn to Sail program commences with an all day session on Sunday 28th October.

Details and registration for programs are on the home screen of www.albertsc.org.au.

Rod Thomas
for Albert Sailing Club committee

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Thursday Snippets, 4 October

Albert Sailing Club’s Spring Series of club races commences on Saturday 6th with starts from 2pm. No programmed sailing on sunday 7th. Any members down on the 7th should minimise use of upstairs clubrooms and galley, as the clubrooms have been hired for a function of a club member.

The October ASC committee meeting is on Tuesday 9th at 7.30, with non-committee members as always welcome.

On the weekend of 27 – 29 October three ASC juniors travelled north to sail in the NSW Youth Championships on Lake Macquarie. In a fleet of 120 Optimists, Phillip Cripsey finished 6th overall including a 2nd placing in the final heat, with Tana and Anna placing in the top half of the fleet. The Spring Regatta season in Victoria commences with Sail Sandy at Sandringham YC on 13/14 October and we wish good sailing to our ASC juniors and any seniors who compete.

UPCOMING
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Saturday 13th October, Spring Series 2, with club race starts from 2.30 following change to Daylight Saving period the previous sunday. Sailpast for APYC and ASC members at 2pm, with invite for ASC members to APYC informal ‘bring a plate lunch’ from 12 noon. Also the Term 4 junior Green Fleet program which runs weekly from 1 – 4pm commences.

The ASC Discover Sailing Public Open Day is on sunday 21st October 10am to 3pm. Everyone welcome to come down for a sail with us on our club boats on Albert Park Lake. Members who can help out am, pm or all day, send an email to sailing@albertsc.org.au. Club Spring Series race and junior Green Fleet program on Saturday afternoon.

The Spring Learn to Sail program commences with an all day session on Sunday 28th October.

Details and registration for programs on home screen of www.albertsc.org.au.

Rod Thomas
for Albert Sailing Club committee

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Thursday Snippets, 27 September

On AFL Grand Final weekend, ASC monthly Discover Sailing social day from 10am. Bring family or friends down for a holidays sail. Will extend into afternoon if people down who want to continue sailing. On Saturday APYC have a working bee, followed by BBQ on their clubhouse decking and Grand Final on their big screen. ASC members can sail morning/into early afternoon then invited to join with APYC members for lunchtime BBQ with option of staying on.

A selection of photos from 3 recent ASC events have been added to our Albert Sailing Club Facebook : September School Holiday program, the 18th August windy sailing day ; and the 70th Anniversary Dinner on 15 September. Go to our Facebook and check them out !

UPCOMING
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Saturday 6th October start of Albert Sailing Club’s Spring Series with club race starts from 2pm.

Saturday 13th October, Spring Series 2, with club race starts from 2.30 with change to Daylight Saving period the previous sunday. Sailpast for APYC and ASC members at 2pm, with invite for ASC members to APYC informal ‘bring a plate lunch’ from 12 noon.

Also on Saturday 13th the Term 4 junior Greed Fleet program which runs weekly from 1 – 4pm commences. Sail own Opti or Minnow class boat or use a club Ozi Opti boat.

Big weekend on 20th/21st October. Club Spring Series race and junior Green Fleet program on Saturday. Then Discover Sailing Public Open Day on sunday 21st October 10am to 3pm. Everyone welcome to come down for a sail with use on our club boats on Albert Park Lake. Members who can help out am, pm or all day, send an email to sailing@albertsc.org.au.

Spring Learn to Sail program commences with an all day session on Sunday 28th October.

Details and registration for programs on home screen of www.albertsc.org.au.

Rod Thomas
for Albert Sailing Club committee

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Thursday Snippets, 20 September

On Saturday 22nd September we have race 3 of the 3 race Bill Hooper series at 2pm, with APYC the host club for race management and after race get together. Last week’s Bill Hooper 2 race was cancelled with some squally winds and rain showers from late morning. This week the forecast for saturday (as at Wednesday evening) is for 20 degree maximum and winds less than 10 knots all day. A good day for people to return to sailing on the Lake after a winter break. Club training boats will be available for use by members who need a boat for social sailing or for the afternoon club race.

This coming week there is an ASC junior school holiday program from 9.30am to 3pm from Monday 24th to Wednesday 26th. Members and their families welcome to come down for a sail on Wednesday, either in own boat or a club RS Zest or Laser. On the Grand Final weekend there is a casual social sailing day from 10am on sunday 30th.

The 70th anniversary dinner on Saturday 15th was a very enjoyable evening for the 100 odd current members and partners who attended. A big thanks to Cindy Tilbrook for organising the function and to those who assisted with preparations on the day. A photo of the special 70th anniversary cake has been uploaded onto the club’s Facebook.

Rod Thomas
for ASC committee

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Thursday Snippets, 13 September

A big weekend at Albert Sailing Club on 15th/16th September.
* On Saturday 15th Bill Hooper Series club race with division starts from 2pm. There is a casual sailing option from 10am, and club training boats are available for use by members to sail morning or afternoon. Club members, visitors and guests for Saturday evening function will have access to the upstairs ASC clubrooms up until 2pm. Upstairs clubrooms will then be closed from 2pm to 6pm for function preparations. In the afternoon tea and coffee facilities will be available in the downstairs training room. APYC have offered the hospitality of their clubrooms for sailors/others after club racing. Alternatively, anyone wanting to socialise after racing or arriving for the function late afternoon can mingle with others in the ASC downstairs training room or boatyard. For those arriving by car late afternoon you need either a parking permit or to purchase an all day $5.20 parking ticket from the machines in the parking area.

* ASC’s 70th Anniversary Celebration Dinner is on the evening of 15th. We look forward to a good evening of socialising, food, fun and celebration. The evening commences with pre-dinner drinks and savouries from 6pm. After the function cleanup of clubrooms will be important. We ask for some members to stay around for half an hour or so after close for immediate cleanup with sunday morning for final clean-ups. Also for those travelling home to northern or eastern suburbs be aware of AFL football traffic around MCG after 10pm and that Punt Road will be closed for overnight roadworks from 11pm.

* On sunday 16th September there will be the Try Laser 4.7 transition session from 10am, and VIODA Optimist class winter training program from 1pm.

It is now 1.5 weeks to the junior school holiday program from Monday 24th to Wednesday 26th September. Juniors either sail a club Ozi Opti or their own Optimist or Minnow class boat. The Term 4 junior Green Fleet program commences a couple of weeks later on Saturday 13th October. Further details and online booking for both these junior programs is via https://albertsailingclub.wildapricot.org/

Rod Thomas
for ASC committee

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Thursday Snippets, 6 September

Women’s and Girls City Sail Regatta from APYC on weekend of 8/9 September on Albert Park Lake . Thus no organised sailing from Albert Sailing Club this weekend. Some will be sailing in the Citysail regatta otherwise no doubt there will be ASC members down at club for a casual sail and/or to socialise.

A big weekend at Albert Sailing Club on 15th/16th September weekend.
* On Saturday 15th Bill Hooper Series club race with division starts from 2pm. There is a casual sailing option from 10am, and club training boats are available for use by members to sail morning or afternoon.
* On the evening of 15th there is Albert Sailing Club’s special 70th anniversary function. Bookings via www.albertsc.org. by evening of sunday 9th.
* On sunday 16th September there will be the last opportunity for the Try Laser 4.7 transition session from 10am, and VIODA Optimist class winter training program from 1pm.

It turned out a good afternoon’s sailing on Saturday 1st September after a gloomy start. Results for Bill Hooper series 1 have been compiled and published under the Sailing tab on our club website http://results.albertsc.org.au/

Rod Thomas
for ASC committee

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Thursday Snippets, 30 August

On Saturday 1st September ASC has week 1 of the 3 week Bill Hooper Series of club races with division starts from 2pm. There is a casual sailing option from 10am, and club training boats are available for use by members to sail morning or afternoon.
On sunday 2nd there will be the second last opportunity for the Try Laser 4.7 transition session from 10am, and VIODA Optimist class winter training program from 1pm.

No ASC club racing on Saturday 8th September. Bill Hooper Series weeks 2 and 3 on 15th and 22nd September.

UPCOMING in SEPTEMBER

* ASC’s special 70th anniversary function on evening of 15th September.

* ASC Junior School holiday program Monday 24th to 26th September.

* APYC’s CitySail Women & Girls coaching and racing weekend on Albert Park Lake on weekend of 8/9 September.

Further details on these and other Albert Sailing Club activities on www.albertsc.org.au

Rod Thomas
for ASC committee

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Thursday Snippets, 23 August

On Saturday 25th we have a club working bee from 9.15/9.30am, followed by an informal members meeting at 12.15 to discuss progress in discussions with APYC and Parks Victoria. Sausage sizzle BBQ from 12. No club racing this weekend as Sea Scouts have booked the Lake for their annual regatta. On sunday 26th the club will be open from 10am for an ASC social sailing day, a Try Laser 4.7 transition session from 10am, and VIODA Optimist class winter training session from 1pm.

Also on Saturday 25th the Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre (on the other side of Lakeside Stadium) is celebrating its 21st anniversary with a free for the public day of activities and entertainment for everyone.

UPCOMING in September
* On Saturday 1st, 15th and 22nd September, 70th Anniversary sailing from ASC with Bill Hooper Series of races 2pm each day and casual sailing options. Come sailing in September. For Club members and visitors. Details and boat booking arrangements on home page of www.albertsc.org.au.

* ASC special 70th anniversary function on evening of 15th September. Book now for ASC’s social event of the decade ! Details and booking links from home page of www.albertsc.org.au.

* ASC Junior School holiday program Monday 24th to 26th September. Details out next week.

* CitySail Women & Girls coaching and racing weekend organised by Albert Park Yacht Club on weekend of 8/9 September. CitySail details and Registration link are on http://www.apyc.org.au/. Any ASC member enquiries can be directed to sailing@albertsc.org.au.

* City of Port Phillip is conducting a Responsible Serving Alcohol accreditation training course in bayside Port Melbourne on Monday 17th September from 6.30pm. Free for club members, with benefit you can assist club with serving from ASC’s “Doug’s Bar” Contact Jack Woods via secretary@albertsc.org.au if interested in registering.

Rod Thomas
for ASC committee

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Thursday Snippets

Winter Series 12 club race from 2pm on Saturday 18th August. On sunday “Try a Laser 4.7 ” Transition session from 10.30 and Optimist winter training from 1pm. On Saturday 25th we have a club working bee from 9.30am, followed by an informal members meeting at 12.15 to provide an update and discuss progress in discussions with APYC, recent discussions with Parks Victoria, and ASC future directions. Sausage sizzle BBQ from 12. No club racing that weekend as Sea Scouts have booked Lake for their annual regatta.

UPCOMING in September
* 3 week 70th Anniversary Bill Hooper Series of races and casual sailing option at ASC on Saturday 1st, 15th and 22nd September. Details and boat booking arrangements on home page of www.albertsc.org.au.

* ASC special 70th anniversary function on evening of 15th September. Form a table or be allocated to one. Details and booking links from home page of www.albertsc.org.au.

* ASC Junior School holiday program Monday 24th to 26th September. Details out next week or two.

* CitySail Women & Girls coaching and racing weekend organised by Albert Park Yacht Club on weekend of 8/9 September. CitySail details and Registration link are on http://www.apyc.org.au/. Any ASC member enquiries can be directed to sailing@albertsc.org.au.

Rod Thomas
for ASC committee

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