Thursday Snippets, 8 April

Club sailing day on saturday 10th. Club open from 10am. Afternoon race reverts to autumn and winter timings of starts from 2pm with 1.15 Information Session. This week ASC is the host club with our Commodore Cindy Tilbrook as Race Officer. Club training boats available for member hire, subject to conditions and experience.

The informal wednesday sailing group will sail afternoon of wednesday 14th from around 12 noon. Will not sail if strong wind warning for Port Phillip or a cold wet afternoon predicted Adult and supervised junior members welcome. Any queries email Rod via training@albertsc.org.au

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On saturday 17th there will be our annual Ladies Skippers Race this year in club RS Zests. 10am Morning tea and Information Session, with short format race from 11. Lady skippers ancd crew from Lake clubs and other clubs welcome and invited. Details and Registration via link on https://albertsailingclub.wildapricot.org/

April general committee meeting in our clubrooms at 7.30 on wednesday 14th April. This will be our last committee meeting for 2020/21 club year, with the AGM on saturday 8th May.

Rod Thomas
for ASC committee

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Thursday Snippets 25 March

Thursday Snippets, 25 March
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Regular sailing day on saturday with club open from 10am and club race from 2.30. The 1.45 Information Session will be preceded by Presentation of Trophies for 2019 – 20 season and January Commodore’s series at 1.20.
ASC Picnic and Social Sailing Day on sunday 28th. This should be a good day for new, temporary, existing and former members and their families. and a friend or two. On water activities will include sailing in the Northern basin and touring the lake, with club sail boats and kayaks available for members and guests who don’t have their own boat to sail. BYO picnic lunch and viewing from the first floor clubrooms decking and lakeside foreshore. Further details and Registration via link on https://albertsailingclub.wildapricot.org/

From Friday 26th to Sunday 28th the Victorian School Team Sailing State Championship is being sailed from Royal Yacht Club Victoria at Williamstown. There are a number of current and recent ASC juniors sailing in the St Michael’s Grammar team and we wish them fair winds and good sailing.

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There is a break in club activities over Easter, then resume with weekly saturday club racing on saturday 10th with race starts from 2pm following the end of Daylight Saving period,

On saturday 17th there will be our annual Ladies Skippers Race thsi year in club RS Zests. 10am Morning tea and Information Session, with short format race from 11. Details and Registration via link on https://albertsailingclub.wildapricot.org/

Final call for sailing related articles, photos and items of interest for the Autumn Mudpuddler Newsletter. Send items this weekend to our Mudpuddler Editor Maddy via mudpuddler@albertsc.org.au with cc to commodore@albertsc.org.au.

Rod Thomas
for ASC committee

Photo : Boats ready to be launched at ASC Twilight Sail on Friday 17th March






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Thursday Snippets, 18 March

On Friday 19th we have what will be the final (and sadly also the first) twilight sailing for the 20/21 sailing season. Some of us will be at the club from mid afternoon. The club’s larger RS Quest will be rigged for people who would like to be taken out for a sail and club training boats available subject to weather conditions and your experience level. Arrive when you like and sail till the sun starts going down. For those who have registered there will be a New Members dinner from 6.30 for 7.00.
Regular sailing day on saturday with club open from 10am and club race from 2.30 and junior training programs from 2pm.

For those coming down on Friday or midweek more generally parking fees apply at $5.40 per hour till 5pm. Then flat rate $5.40 from 5pm till 9pm,. Flat rate $5.40 for a weekend day. Unless o course you have an annual parking permit.

A reminder  sailing related articles, photos and items of interest are being sought for the Autumn Mudpuddler Newsletter. Send items in the next week or so to our Mudpuddler Editor Maddy via mudpuddler@albertsc.org.au with cc to commodore@albertsc.org.au.

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Sunday the 28th of March, ASC Picnic and Social Sailing Day. This should be a good day with invite for  new, temporary, existing and former members and their families. On water activities will include sailing in the Northern basin and touring the lake, with club sail boats and kayaks available for those who don’t have their own boat to sail. An email with Registration link will be sent out in the next few days.

Received this week details of a Women’s Skippers Regatta at Port Melbourne Yacht Club on saturday 10th April. For dinghy sailboats 1, 2 or 3 up with female skipper and female or male crew for two person and three person boats. Information session at 10am for up to 4 races starting at 11am. Details and race documents on https://www.pmyc.asn.au/home/

Rod Thomas
for ASC committee

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Thursday Snippets, 11 March

Albert Sailing Club has two full days of sailing activities on the 13th and 14th March weekend., On saturday there is a Summer Series club race from 2.30 and junior development programs from 2pm. Also an informal meeting of members in the clubrooms from 12 noon to provide a further update on ASC-APYC unification discussions and the 2021/22 committee to be formed at the AGM in early May. Please come along, and yes you can bring your lunch.

On sunday there is the final day of the Summer Learn to Sail course all day from 9.30. Casual sailing option both saturday and sunday.

On the last two weekends there have been successes for ASC members in State title events with Michael Horvarth and Anthony Berger winners in the Hartley TS16 trailables state titles and Hamish Gilsenan the Laser 4.7’s winner in the NSW and ACT Metro championships on Sydney Harbour.

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On Friday 19th March we are hosting an ASC New Member Welcome dinner to welcome newer club members to the club. Club members and their families are welcome to attend to meet and socialise with the new members. A delicious spit-roast dinner will be provided (vegetarian options available) and the bar will be open. There is a social sailing option in the latter part of the afternoon, with club training boats available. The evening commences at 6.30 p.m.
Registration for the New Member Dinner is essential for catering and CoVid-safe purposes and is required by tuesday 16th March. Register on https://albertsailingclub.wildapricot.org/event-4206958
On Sunday the 28th of March, ASC Picnic and Social Sailing Day. For new, temporary, existing and former members and their families. Bring your own lunch, and enjoy the surroundings of the lake from the foreshore or club deck. On water activities options include sailing in the Northern basin and touring the lake, with club sail boats and kayaks available till 3.30pm or use your own craft. For juniors there will be a supervised sailing session from 10am to 11.30am with experienced club members. Bring your sailing gear. Contact Tony Schalken (committee member) if you can assist or want information.

We are also seeking articles, photos and items of interest for the  club’s Autumn Mudpuddler Newsletter. Send items to our Mudpuddler Editor Maddy via mudpuddler@albertsc.org.au with cc to commodore@albertsc.org.au.

Rod Thomas 
for ASC Committee

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Thursday Snippets, 4 March

March Labour Day long weekend on weekend of 6 to 8 March. No organised club racing or training programs on Lake this weekend, but sure to be some down on saturday or sunday for a casual social sail. We have a number of members involved in State titles over the weekend. Fair winds and good sailing Faye in Sabres at McCrae, Nigel in Optis at RYCV, Williamstown, and Cindy who is Race Officer for the Taipan catamaran titles at Westernport.

Next club sailing days are on 13th and 14th March, with club racing from 2.30 on saturday 13th, and final day of the Summer Learn to Sail course all day on the sunday,

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On Sunday the 28th of March, Albert Sailing Club will be hosting a social picnic and sailing day for new, temporary, existing and former members and their families.
Activities will include sailing, touring the lake, with club training boats and kayaks available for the invited groups. When not sailing, acquaint or re-aquaint yourself with the club and meet new members, on the deck or foreshore. An email mail-out will go out in the next couple of weeks with full details. Contact Tony Schalken (committee member), if you can assist or want information.

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Thursday Snippets, 25th February

The conditions on the weekend are looking good for fair weather sailors. On saturday afternoon there is a club race at 2.30 and ASC/Boatshed junior development program from 2pm. The Learn to Sail group will be out in club Zests for a full day session on sunday. The club will be open from 10 to 4.30 or so both days, so come down to sail, to watch the sailing or socialise in the club, on the decking or the Lake foreshore.

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On the March Labour Day long weekend 6 – 8 March no club activities. The following weekend club activities on both days as per the 27/28th February weekend.

On sunday 28 March we will have an ASC club picnic day for sailing and socialising for ASC members, their families and friends. More details in next couple of weeks. We will need some members to help out with supervising club boats and other activities on the day – speak with Tony Schalken from our ASC committee if you can assist.

On wednesday 24th there was a Volunteer Appreciation dinner at Sandringham Yacht club for around 200 people who provided volunteer support at the very successful Laser 2020 Australian and World Laser Championships at Sandringham in January and February 2020. Charles and Rita Bagossy and Rod and Mandy Thomas from ASC were among the guests. Photo of Rita and Charles with a couple of other members of Hampton Sailing Club with the Certificate of Appreciation for the significant support they and their club provided at the Regatta.

Rod Thomas
for ASC committee

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Thursday Snippets, 18 February

ASC members can return to sailing and use of club facilities from midnight on Wednesday 17th in line with the Premier’s new directions. The following updates apply.
1) All ASC Members and visitors can return to using our club with no restricted reasons to visit, no time limits and no geographical restrictions.
2) Recreational boating: Everyone can go sailing and go boating whenever they want for as long as they want. (sundays and wednesday afternoons in particular have seen members out sailing on the Lake and this can now resume).
3) On-water: all Club organised on-water activities resume on saturday.
* Learn to Sail course session 9.30 to 12.30
* Club race from 2.30pm. Information Session at front of ASC at 1.45. BBQ and drinks on club decking after sailing.
* Junior and youth development programs, commencing at 2pm.
Observe group limits of up to 20 people per group in the foreshore areas in front of the clubhouse.

We have a number of club members sailing in the Sail Sandy Regatta for off the beach classes at Sandringham across the weekend, with 150+ entries . As per the post on the SYC FacebookThe regatta is proceeding with some modifications to onshore arrangements, and so good sailing to the participating ASC members.

Please remember when coming to ASC lets keep the virus at bay by doing all the right things including : everyone to sign in using QR code or filling in foyer form, social distancing, wearing a face covering indoors and outdoors when distancing not possible and practising good hygiene. Our ASC COVID Safe Plan is on www.albertsc.org.au.

Photo : ASC Learn to Sail group with club Zests

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Thursday Snippets, 11 February 2021

On weekend of 13/14 February mild conditions with moderate winds forecast both days. ASC junior development programs saturday afternoon and learn to sail program all day sunday. No club racing on saturday but expect there to be members from ASC and APYC down casual sailing in the afternoon. This saturday is the interclub Top of the Bay Regatta for clubs at top end of Port Phillip this year being hosted by Williamstown Sailing Club. Race Documents including Entry Form under Regattas on https://www.williamstownsailingclub.org.au/regatta-racing/top-of-the-bay/ Ideally scan and forward entry form on Friday. Boats will launch from Williamstown and Port Melbourne Yacht Club at around 1pm. Visitors whether sailing or not welcome at both clubs over lunchtime and after race.

ASC’s Faye MacKenzie is sailing the Sabre State titles over the weekend at MacCrae Yacht Club. There will be the biggest fleet for a State title for at least 5 years with 78 entries as at 6pm on wednesday.

The next club race will be on saturday 20th February, with a 2.30 start.

Rod Thomas
for ASC committee

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Thursday Snippets, 4 February 2021

A full day of activities at Albert Sailing Club on saturday 6th February, including commencement of our Term 1 training and development programs. This kicks off with the Summer adult and youth Learn to Sail program from 9.30 to 12.30. Then the ASC/Boatshed junior development program in Ozi Optis and Youth development programs in Pacers from 2 to 4.30pm. A big welcome to the people joining the club for these programs. The weekly Summer season club race is from 2.30, with sign on and briefing at APYC.

We continue to closely monitor Victorian Government COVID19 updates and changes to public health directions. The club’s COVID19 Safe Plan, with an emphasis on club and personal responsibilities, is on our club website. The Government’s updated directions from 3 February had no changes effecting community sport other than the general requirement for face masks to be worn inside public indoor spaces, which includes our clubrooms. Any further updates effecting club operations will be placed on our club website www.albertsc.org.au.

During the week a credit card was found in the club galley. Check with Galley volunteers or Rod if this may have been yours.

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​​​​​​​13th February Top of Bay Regatta for clubs at top of Port Phillip including Albert Park Lake clubs being hosted by Williamstown Sailing Club. Launching from Williamstown or Port Melbourne clubs. Race Documents including Entry Form again from the link on Home screen of www.albertsc.org.au. No organised club sailing on the Lake on 13 February.

Rod Thomas
for ASC committee

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Thursday Snippets, 28 January

Saturday 30th January our weekly club sailing days resume. Club open from 10.30am and club race from 2.30. Our Commodore Cindy is the Race Officer and the briefing and signon will be from in front of ASC clubrooms. From saturday the club galley will again be open  at this stage for sandwiches, rolls, snacks/cakes, with tea and coffee available. Cash transactions only as our Tyro machine is currently unavailable. The galley people will be gloved and wearing masks. Please observe social distancing at the galley servery and at tables, with wiping down of tables after use. Thanks Sue for re stocking and setting up the Galley for re-opening. After sailing there will be a BBQ on the club decking and drinks from the club bar. 

The next ASC Learn to Sail program at ASC for adults and youth starts next week with two saturday morning and two full sundays from 6 February.   Details and signup via the Learn to Sail link on our club website www.albertsc.org.au. Junior Learn to Sail is through the Albert Park Boatshed Tackers programws with details on their website.

 The Boatshed/ASC Junior and Youth Development Term 1 programs on saturday afternoons also commence on saturday 6 February.  Programs for juniors (8 – 12 years) and youth (13 – 16years) who have undertaken Learn to Sail or equivalent programs. Details and links provided through the Home page of www.albertsc.org.au.

The SEDA educational group will be back using our clubrooms from Monday 1st February. For Term 1 8.30 to 3.30 Mon-Fri. with some out of venue sessions on some days. Club members can still use the clubrooms and decking during the week, but be considerate of the SEDA activities which may be in progress.

Upcoming
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​​​​​​​13th February Top of Bay Regatta for clubs at top of Port Phillip including Albert Park Lake clubs. This year being conducted by Williamstown Sailing Club with launching from Williamstown or Port Melbourne clubs. Race Documents including Entry Form again from the link on Home page of www.albertsc.org.au.

Rod Thomas
for ASC committee

 

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