The Albert Sailing Club winter season on Albert Park Lake continues on Saturday 4 May with Autumn Series 3 race. Briefing at 1.15 for 2pm start. The canteen will be open over lunchtime, with hot winter soup now available, and a BBQ upstairs after racing.
From 10am on Saturday there will be a session on “Powerboat Operations” for interested club members. The session will commence with a short segment upstairs in the ASC clubrooms before moving down to the club pier where participants will be introduced to ASC powerboats before taking to the water for practical experience. All members welcome, both those with Victorian Recreational Powerboat licence and people interested in obtaining a licence. Expected duration is around two hours depending on weather and the number of participants. No fee and no need to register in advance. Bring gear for on-water activity, including covered shoes and a slicker.
For newer members wanting to go for a sail in a club boat our club training boats (Pacers, Lasers, Sabre and Optis) will be available from 10am to12 noon for use with a club RIB powerboat on the water.
The BOM site forecast says a low pressure system will “meander” around the Tasman Sea on Friday and Saturday. Shower or Two, Southwesterly winds 15 to 20 knots on Port Phillip, temperature range 9 to 15 degrees, both days
Commencing the beginning of June it is proposed to run a Better Sailing/ Racing sailing skills training course. Interested persons should contact Don McKenzie or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The level of the water in Albert Park Lake should show some improvement with some rains in Melbourne midweek. Still around half full and sailing with centreboards raised ‘a bit’ will still be required. Plenty more rain is needed.
Members from Victorian sailing clubs are most welcome to join in with the ASC club fleet for our winter sailing season which runs to September. Go to Sailing tab on www.albertsc.org.au for details and online winter member registration.