Thursday Snippets, 23 September

Another AFL Grand Final weekend in lockdown this weekend.
There is a Zoom catchup for ASC members and friends of the club at 4.30 on saturday 25th with details below,
For those who live within 10 kilometres of Albert Park Lake you can come down and sail as exercise. The clubrooms are not allowed to be opened, but if you have a boat in the club boatyard and a boatyard key you can now access via one of the gates Lake side. There is no-one rostered to open the gates on the weekend, but some people likely to come down for a sail if the weather conditions are OK.
There are some members on the new ASC mid week Whats App group within the expected 15 kilometer limit planning to sail on wednesday afternoon and also saturday 2nd October, depending on conditions. Updates will be provided on the club website 2 days in advance of each of these days.

Our new ASC membership year commences on 1 October. Members will be sent an email and an Invoice for fees early in the week of 27 September.

The Government’s Roadmap out of Lockdown lists 26 October as indicative date for removal of lockdown regulations with return possible for community sport training, then 5 November indicative date for return to competitive community sport. We look forward to the return to club activities and our clubrooms at the start of November.

The link for the catchup on Zoom on 25 September is
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88091573408
Passcode: ASC
Meeting ID: 880 9157 3408

Attached is Wacky Races at the start line for the Race out of Lockdown in coming weeks. ( c. Hanna-Barbera)

Rod Thomas
vicecommodore@albertsc.org.au

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Thursday Snippets, 16 September

Three items this week 
* Another saturday afternoon Zoom catchup at 4.30 saturday 18th for ASC members and friends of ASC. Details at base of this Snippets.
* The Spring edition of our quarterly club Newsletter is now available on the home screen of our club website www.albertsc.org.au. It provides a good overview of club activities in the winter months and upcoming when we can resume. There are also flag officer reports, and a number of articles of interest including one on boats sailed at ASC, and one on golden year for Lasers. Fprward a copy to friends or family who may be interested in sailing at Albert Park Lake.
* There is some good news on sailing on Albert Park Lake for people who live within 10 kilometres of the Lake, in particular for those with a boat stored at home.
We received advice from Australian Sailing Victoria on 15 September confirming that Sailing is allowed as a form of exercise.
Updated Governement restrictions for Melbourne from 18 September allow exercise up to 10 kilometres from home for 4 hours, with one other person or up to 5 from 2 households if they have had two COVID jabs.

If you have a boat stored away from Albert Sailing Club you can bring it down to sail on Albert Park Lake. All clubroom facilities remain closed, including the foyer, upstairs clubrooms, changerooms and toilets.

For those with a boat in the club’s ‘open air’ boatyard we are working to provide access on a very limited basis. Entry through the club foyer is not permitted.
We have a couple of club committee members living within 10k’s with a key who can directly access the boatyard.

For the weekend of 18/19 September, the boatyard will be open from 2pm to 3pm on saturday 18th. Entry for members and winter associates with a boat in the yard via the boatyard gates closest to the club foyer.

We will advise of times and arrangements for boatyard access, possibly once or twice per week, on the club website home screen, and in weekly Snippets. All who enter must comply with the ASC COVID Safe Plan, including QR code sign in, physical distancing and wearing of face masks.

Zoom login details for saturday 18th
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https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84619785781
Passcode: ASC
(Meeting ID: 846 1978 5781)

Rod Thomas
vicecommodore@albertsc.org.au

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Thursday Snippets, 9 September

This weekend’s activity at Albert Sailing Club is the saturday afternoon Zoom catchup at 4.30. ASC members and friends of ASC most welcome to connect in to the informal saturday chat sessions which will continue while we have lockdown in Melbourne. We had a couple of extra faces last saturday with Pam Webster and Colin Wright joining us with Colin complete with Bulldogs scarf in preparation for the saturday night Bulldogs vs Brisbance clash.
Login on saturday 11th using PC, laptop, tablet or smartphone via https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84835242359  Passcode: ASC

This week’s attachment is an oil painting of the gaff rigged schooner Patanella on approach to Heard Island  on the fringe of Antarctica. The painting is by Jack Woods, an ASC member who has been researching and painting pictures of sail boats, in particular classic boats, as a hobby for over 30 years.  Jack provides a synopsis of the Patanella’s trip to Heard Island and the mysterious disappearance of Patanella off the NSW coast in 1988 on  Patanela  If you have an interesting nautical theme painting or photo to share via Snippets send an email to me with attachment via vicecommodore@albertsc.org.au

Rod Thomas
for ASC committee

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Thursday Snippets, 2 September

Spring has arrived but sadly with lockdown no activities at Albert Sailing Club or access to clubrooms and boatyard continues. There will be another of our ASC saturday afternoon catchups via Zoom from 4.30 to 5.30 on saturday 21st August. ASC members and friends of ASC most welcome to connect in to the informal saturday afternoon chat sessions. The last couple of saturdays we have had 8 – 10 people online. There is scope for a few more. This week’s login details are below.

Also sadly the two day CitySail Women’s and Girls coaching regatta on Albert Park Lake on 11 and 12 September has had to be cancelled. We recognise the significant work put in by the APYC organisers for theis event. We at Albert Sailing Club are keen to re-commence club activities, including Women’s and Girls activities, when Government Restrictions make it possible to do so.

Details for ASC catchup at 4.30, saturday 4 September
Join Zoom Meeting by PC, laptop, tablet or smartphone
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87648842616
Meeting ID: 876 4884 2616
Passcode: ASC

Upcoming
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On tuesday 7th September at 7PM AEST Australian Sailing is launching an Olympic Webinar Series which will have interviews with some of the key players from the Australia’s Tokyo Olympic Sailing team. The series kicks off on 7th with Michael ‘Blackers’ Blackburn, who won a bronze medal in the Laser class at the Sydney 2000 Olympics and has been the coach of the gold medal winning Laser class Australian at the last  3 Olympics. Michael will discuss his experience at the Tokyo games and in the lead up to the games, followed by a Q&A session. Online bookings (free) are required for the webinar  on https://www.sailing.org.au/events/111085/ by Monday 6th September.

On thursday 9th September, we have the monthly ASC general committee meeting at 7.30pm. This will again be an online Zoom meeting. Any members wanting to raise an item for the meeting or attend should email secretary@albertsc.org.au.

Enclosed to this email and Facebook post is “Sailing meets art”. The visual artist, Stefan Szczesny, painted the 17 sustainability goals of UNESCO on 17 mainsails of the German Sailing League’s fleet of J/70 one-design sailboats. The boats with the stunning artistic sails were sailed in the culture regatta “Sailing #Art4GlobalGoals” from Rhine to Düsseldorf in Germany on Sunday 22nd August . Do we have any artists or budding artists with Australian sailing themed art to share online with others ? 


Rod Thomas
vicecommodore@albertsc.org.au

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Thursday Snippets, 26 August

Sadly no activities at Albert Sailing Club or access to clubrooms and boatyard continues while Government restrictions apply. There will be another online ASC pre Dinner catchup via Zoom from 4.30 to 5.30 on saturday 21st August. ASC members and friends of ASC welcome to attend with login details below.
The club newsletter is being compiled this weekend any contributions should be sent to vicecommodore@albertsc.org.au for onforwarding to the Editor.

Details for ASC pre Dinner catchup 4.30, saturday 28 August
Join Zoom Meeting by PC, laptop, tablet or smartphone
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85165943632
Passcode: ASC

Rock on Rolling Stones and Rolling Stones fans

Rod Thomas
for ASC committee

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Thursday Snippets, 19 August

No activities at Albert Sailing Club or access to clubrooms and boatyard while Government restrictions apply. However, we will have an online ASC pre Dinner catchup via Zoom from 4.30 to 5.30 on saturday 21st August. All ASC members and friends of ASC welcome to attend. Login via your PC, tablet of smartphone using details below. This is a casual chat session with your afternoon tea, a drink or whatever. No agenda. People talk about what they have been up to or should have been up to.

A reminder that items are being sought for our Spring Mudpuddler newsletter. Send items by Monday 23rd August to our Editor Maddy via mudpuddler@albertsc.org.au

Details for ASC pre Dinner catchup 4.30, saturday 21 August
Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83698624659

Meeting ID: 836 9862 4659
Passcode: asc

Keep well and keep safe.

Rod Thomas
for ASC committee
www.albertsc.org.au

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Thursday Snippets, 12 August

No ASC activities or access to the club until we get the go ahead with relaxation of Victorian Government lockdown orders for Melbourne.

Our next Mudpuddle Newsletter is due out in mid September. We are seeking items of interest including sailing related articles, photos, trivia, etc. by Monday 23 August. Use this non-sailing period to create or source a contribution and email it to our Editor Maddy on mudpuddler@albertsc.org.au.

Upcoming
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ASC Winter Sailing Season will resume as soon as Government Regulations allow.

On the weekend of 11 and 12 September there is a CitySail Women & Girls coaching and racing Regatta on Albert Park Lake being organised by Albert Park Yacht Club . Coaching at advanced, intermediate and immediate levels on Saturday and Sunday mornings and short course racing with coaching in the afternoons.
Further details and bookings on https://www.apyc.org.au/citysail.html. Any ASC members interested in booking an ASC Zest or Optimist can contact Rod via training@albertsc.org.au.

Rod Thomas
for ASC committee
www.albertsc.org.au

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Snippets Lockdown, 6 August

Victorian Lockdown
Victoria will enter a state-wide lockdown for seven days from 8:00pm, Thursday 5 August. The programmed Albert Sailing Club activities on 7 and 8 August are thus cancelled. No access to the clubrooms or boatyard is permitted for the period of the lockdown. When the lockdown restrictions are lifted an update on Albert Sailing Club arrangements will be posted on Facebook and Thursday Snippets.
Keep up with daily exercise and Olympics viewing.

Rod Thomas for ASC committee

 

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Thursday Snippets, 5 August

Sailing at Albert Sailing Club both days on 7 & 8 August weekend. Club sailing day on saturday with club open from 10.30 and Winter Season race from 2pm. Forecast looks better than last saturday’s. Sunday week 2 of the 4 week VLA Laser Transition coaching in the morning and VIODA Opti Winter coaching in the afternoon.

Well done to the Australian Sailing Team at the Tokyo Olympics. It was terrific to see the Gold medal performances of Matt Wearn in the Men’s Laser class, and Matthew Belcher and Will Ryan in the 470 class. Both have sailed in big regattas in Melbourne including for Matt the Australian and World Laser Championships at Sandringham in early 2020.

Also some promising results by Mara Stransky in Laser Radial with a first placing in the last race of the qualifying round and Jake Lilley with a third in Finn medal race. The TV coverage on the 7+ app showed dinghy and catamaran sailing at its best.



Rod Thomas
for ASC committee

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Thursday Snippets, 29 July

The club’s winter sailing season resumes in saturday 31st July, with club opnen from 10.30 and Winter Championship race from 2pm. As always visitors welcome.
Activites all day on Sunday 1st August. In the morning we are hosting the Victorian Laser Association’s 4 week program for sailors transitioning to Laser sailing. Details in June 10 Post on viclaser Facebook. From 1pm the weekly VIODA Optimist Coaching program resumes with 30+ Optimists registered. The club will be open all day for members who want to come down for a sail.
The Olympics coverage of on the dedicated sailing channel on 7+ has been great to watch and coninues each afternoon till 4 August. Daily updates on https://www.facebook.com/AusSailingTeam The Laser and Laser Radial final medal races will be shown on sunday afternoon. We expect to have it showing on the TV in our clubrooms, internet and TV willing, with capacity for up to 40 people.

COVID Restrictions Overview
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The government has updated COVID restrictions from 28 July. Those changes with the biggest impact on ASC operations are :
* All Victorians now free to move within Victoria.
* public gatherings outdoors limited to groups of 10, with masks required indoors and outdoors except eating or drinking, phsysical exertion while exercising, or there is a permitted health related exemption.
* Community sport (which includes sailing) can resume for training and competition.
* Indoors facilities (including eateries) one person per 4 square metres with groups up to 10 people – for ASC up to 40 in upstairs clubrooms. Toilets open, changerooms expected to be allowed to open with a max. of 8 people M & W. Awaiting advice from Australian Sailing on changerooms.

Our full ASC COVID Safe guidelines have been updated and can be viewed on our club website www.albertsc.org.au. Use of QR codes for each person entering clubrooms is important, with paper form in foyer where you have no smartphone. If sailing come dressed for sailing and minimise use of changerooms. Personal hygiene and wiping down of shared surfaces also important.

Keep warm, keep safe and see you down at Albert Sailing Club soon.

Rod Thomas
for ASC committee

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