Thursday Snippets, 28 May


Recreational sailing again at Albert Sailing Club on saturday 30th May. Club foyer, boatyard and toilets open from 10 – 4pm. No club racing permitted and no RHIB patrol boat crew planned for this week, so check weather conditions before you come down. The final week of the online Corona Non-Sailing Series is at 2pm on sunday, with entry via the tab under Sailing on the club website.

Noah Bajayo from ASC partipated in the online Victorian eSailing championships last weekend. He progressed from the Elimination races on saturday, to sail in the Final on Sunday where he finished 7th overall out of 10. Well done Noah. The Australian eSailing Champs are on Thursday night at 7pm with details on Australian Sailing Facebook.

A group of half a dozen members sailed at various times on tuesday, which was a top Melbourne Autumn day. The Lake conditions were great for sailing. They plan to repeat with am or pm sailing on the next good midweek day in the next couple of weeks. If you are interested in coming down midweek for an afternoon sail when others are down, send an email to Rod via training@albertsc.org.au, and we will include you on the email list, with distribution the day before a planned midweek sailing day.

Club sailing in Victoria continues at a recreational, non competitive level, and will continue as such until the Government advises otherwise. We are liasing with the junior VIODA Optimist class on commencment of an Opti winter program, with details to be finalised soon.
There will be an ASC saturday duty roster out mid June, with provision for RHIB crews. Some members in more vulnerable categories may not be available. If you are available to help out by placement on a backup list in June or July, send an email to Steve Dunn via sailing@albertsc.org.au.

If you are planning to come down to the club some key considerations are :
* Stay away if you are unwell or are awaiting COVID19 test results.
* everyone whether sailing or not needs to sign in and sign out on a Form in the club foyer ;
* if sailing arrive ready to sail.
* rig boats in designated rigging area at southern end or northern end foreshore in front of club buildings
* wipe down door handles, taps and hard surfaces in downstairs areas you touch.
The SEDA educational group are down using our clubrooms Monday, Tuesday and Thursday for the middle few hours of the day. Unfortunately, while they can use the upstairs clubrooms, members are for now not able to, and we await government announcements as to when this is possible.

regards
Rod Thomas
for ASC Committee

 

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Thursday Snippets, 21 May

Albert Sailing Club will commence weekly recreational sailing on Albert Park Lake on saturday 23rd May.
The club foyer, boatyard and toilet will be open from 10am to 4pm, for members wanting to go for a sail on the Lake. There is a set of requirements based on Government Restrictions and advice which need to be followed by eveyone who comes down to the club on a saturday or another day of the week. A copy of the ASC requirements was emailed to members on wednesday 20th. The  requirements and the Sign In/Sign Out Form to be completed by each person on each visit to the club can be found on  https://albertsailingclub.wildapricot.org/page-1779767  At this stage numbers at ASC (and APYC) are limited. Visitor sailors are not being encouraged until Government restrictions are further eased. Visitors can check on availability via email to training@albertsc.org.au.

The online Corona Non-Sailing series of 8 “races” has two weeks to go, with Noah Bajayo from ASC and Rob Pulham from APYC tied in the overall lead. There has been a change in Sailing Instructions such that race 7 will be held on sunday 24th May and race 8 on sunday 31st May. Series entrants and casual visitors welcome with details, including start times, on the tab under Sailing on www.albertsc.org.au Also State esailing championships on Sunday, with Noah representing Albert Sailing Club following club event last weekend. Go Noah !

The hard deadline for the Mudpuddler newsletter items is Sunday 24th. Send items to Jamie via mudpuddler@albertsc.org.au.

Parks Victoria has scheduled tree works trimming on Aquatic Drive and Palms Lawn on Monday 25th and Tuesday 26th May. Parallel parking down Aquatic Drive will be available for anyone visiting the club.

Rod Thomas for ASC committee

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Thursday Snippets, 14 May

Two main items this week

Our Albert Sailing Club Annual General Meeting is at 4.30 this Saturday 16th May. Put the meeting in your diary and join us for the club’s AGM. It will be an online meeting via Zoom software. If attending please send an email to our secretary Tim Falkiner via secretary@albertsc.org.au. You can hook in to the meeting by PC/laptop or phone, with the Zoom internet link and the phone option details on The Club – Annual General Meeting tab of www.albertsc.org.au. It is a short but worthwhile agenda with Annual Committee and Financial reports, confirmation of 2020/21 ASC committee members, and some Commodore comments on the year ahead. Reports and other AGM materials are on the same website tab as the meeting link. At the conclusion of the meeting there will be a Q&A and an informal Virtual Chat and Drinks.

Resumption of Sailing for Clubs on Albert Park Lake
The Albert Sailing Club and Albert Park Yacht Club clubrooms and facilities were both closed in mid March, and currently remain closed. Earlier in the week the Victorian Government made announcements on easing of some of the restrictions, including on sport and recreational activities from midnight on Tuesday 12th May. Recreational boating is now permissable, with restrictions. A draft plan for resumption of recreational sailing for Sailing Clubs on Albert Park Lake has been developed taking into account Government and Australian Sailing prescriptions and advice. This plan had its initial consideration at a club sub-committee meeting on Thursday evening. At this stage there are matters which are unclear and need clarification. There are also hygiene items and processes which need to be put in place for the health and safety of people using any club facilities. The clubs thus remains closed, until outstanding items can be addressed. The objective is to resolve these items as quickly as possible.

Final call for items for the next Mudpuddler Newsletter. Send your articles, stories, photos, ditties or whatever to our Editor Jamie via mudpuddler@albertsc.org.au.

The club website www.albertsc.org.au was down for a week in early May. It is now back up and running with a different visual appearance, but essentially the same content. There is still some work to be done on the Home Page to be undertaken in the next week or two. Thanks Luke Tupper for the website update.

Rod Thomas and Cindy Tilbrook
for ASC committee

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Thursday Snippets, 7 May

Hello fellow locked down sailors. We wait for Victorian Government announcements on some easing of COV-19 restrictions. When boating becomes possible it will be under restricted circumstances and with important health considerations. Plans on how and when sailing at a club level could resume will need to be developed.

In the meantime this Snippets covers :
* Club website disruption
* Annual General Meeting on Saturday 16th May – Register attendance, Committee nominations, documentation.
* Virtual Drinks and Chat” 4.30pm – 5.30pm on saturday 9th May
* Articles required for next club Mudpuddler Newsletter

* The Albert Sailing Club website www.albertsc.org.au has been unavailable for a few days from early May. The website back end is being attended to and hopefully the site is up late week. If the problem persists a post will be placed on https://www.facebook.com/AlbertSailing/

Albert Sailing Club Annual General Meeting
The AGM is to be held online or via telephone on Saturday, May 16 2020 commencing at 4.30 p.m.

Nominations for ASC 20/21 general committee are being sought and need to be emailed to secretary@albertsc.org.au by 5.30pm on Friday 8th May. The email needs to state :
I (Your Name) wish to nominate for the position of . . . . . for Albert Sailing Club 2020/21. I agree to abide by the Rules and By-Laws of Albert Sailing Club Inc and accept nomination for the above position. The secretary will organise nominator and seconder.

Attending the AGM Support the club and its committee by attending the AGM with an informal Q&A and Virtual Drinks catchup at the end of the meeting. Please let our secretary know whether you plan to attend via email to secretary@albertsc.org.au If you are unsure in using Zoom there are instructions on the AGM website section and there are a couple of trial sessions on Wednesday and Thursday.

All of the documents for the AGM can be found on the Albert Sailing Club website under the first menu item The Club / Annual General Meeting

Albert sailing clubs Virtual Drinks and Chat this Saturday 4.30pm – 5.30pm using Zoom software. All welcome to join in on the “Virtual club decking” with great views over Albert Park Lake. Connect with others and hear about what they have been up to. To participate you need a PC, laptop or smartphone with inbuilt microphone and camera or have a mini microphone/camera connected to your PC. Then at or in the 15 minutes after 4.30 click on the link https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86201439421 When the meeting link is connected click the video and unmute icons and you will join the catchup.
Also heat 5 of th Corona Non-Sailing Series at 2pm, with a new set of sailing related questions to test yourself against.

Content for the next ASC Mudpuddler Newsletter is being sought with deadline of 20 May. Send Articles, photos and other items to Jamie via mudpuddler@albertsc.org.au.

Rod Thomas
For ASC committee

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Thursday Snippets, 30 April

Hello fellow locked down sailors. The Winter series programmed to commence on saturday 2nd May has been postponed. We wait for Victorian Government announcements in mid May on restrictions to apply in the upcoming period, in particular whether some level of recreational boating will be permitted. Albert Park Lake is being primed for boating activity with further rain keeping the water level at or very neat the maximum. The second 2 – 3 week round of Lake aquatic weed harvesting for 2019/20 is also underway as per photo at bottom of this message.

While we are currently not sailing on the Lake there are some current and upcoming activities of interest for extended club community.

* New Albert Park eSailing championships
There is an invite to current and past ASC and APYC sailors to participate in the inaugural Zhik Australian eSailing National Challenge online virtual regatta. The event comprises a 3 Round elimination series :
1.  A 7 race ASC/APYC combined championship series (5 to count),  9th  May 1530 and 10 th May 1100 ( 16th May 1530 resail)  Maximum 20 entries. Possibly a practice race on saturday 2nd May.
2.  Overall ASC/APYC club champion to compete in the AS eSailing State Championship (22-24 May).
3.  The top two State Champions to compete in the Zhik Australian eSailing National Challenge regatta (28 May).

The NOR and SI’s can be found  here.
To enter complete the following by no later than Wednesday 6th May :
1.       Register online at  Virtual Regatta Instructions on how to register are described in How to Register and create your profile
NOTE:  For your PC the app is NOT required (use browser).
2.        Complete the sail training module (strongly advised).
3.       Select a J/70 boat from the regatta window, by clicking the boat icon in lower left corner.
4.       Send an email entry with Subject line : Virtual Regatta by Wednesday 6th May to  tower@albertsc.org.au 
Email details to include
Virtual regatta Profile name
J/70 boat colour
your email address
phone number for contact
Good esailing and Regards Steve Dunn (ASC Rear Commodore)

* Corona Non Sailing Series Heat 4 at 2pm on saturday afternoon.
New entrants welcome and can still qualify for a series result with 5 of 8 races to count.
There was an exciting race 3 on Anzac Day, with a slighly longer race which saw most competitors very quick off the mark but often not so good in handling the tricky conditions.Well done to new entrants Paul and Emma Taig for winning (despite 1 capsize) and to Chris and Rob Pulham who finished second and third with no capsizes.
After 3 races in the 8 race series the overall placings are very close with the top 4 headed by the junior entrant Noah Bajayo narrowly from Geoff Rippingale and Chris and Rob Pulham.
Series and Entry details on
http://albertsc.org.au/index.php?cID=276

* Albert Sailing Club Annual General Meeting on 16th May
In a first, this year this will be an online meeting via Zoom. Members need to register online to hookin to the meeting. The Registration link, and the 2019/20 Committee Reports are in the Club section of www,albertsc.org.au. There is also nomination form for 2020/21 ASC General Committee. Some new committee members are being sought to assist with the running of the club.

Rod Thomas
for ASC Committee





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Thursday Snippets, 23 April

Hello fellow locked down sailors. No sailing and no club working bee on the Anzac Day weekend. The Winter series programmed to commence on saturday 2nd May has been postponed until Government Restrictions allow club operations to re-commence.

On saturday 25th April we do have :
* The Albert Park non sailing series Heat 3 at 2pm. You can still join the fun by visiting http://albertsc.org.au/index.php/racing/social-sailing1/.  
* A Virtual online “After sailing ASC Drinks and Chat” at 4pm using ASC’s Zoom software facility. All welcome to join in at “Doug’s Virtual Bar” or on our “Virtual club decking”. To participate you need  a PC or laptop with inbuilt microphone and camera or have a mini microphone/camera connected to your PC. You then need to send an email indicating you wish to attend to Rod via training@albertsc.org.au. You will be sent an email with a meeting link which you click at 4pm saturday and ‘whala’ you join the catchup meet.

Additional items of interest expanded below :
* AGM email and notices sent to members on 22 April
** Corona Series Race 2 Report
*** Current Albert Park Reserve Parking Permits and Arrangements  
**** Latest Marine Safety Victoria and Victorian Chief Health Office Advice on Boating Restrictions

Members and Non Member News items are being sought for upcoming weekly Snippets and the next quarterly Mudpuddler Newsletter. Send contributions to me via training@albertsc.org.au.

Rod Thomas
for Albert Sailing Club committee
Annual General Meeting email and notices

* Notice of our AGM on saturday 16th May and links to Committee Nomination form and 2019/20 Committee Reports was sent to members via email from the Albert Sailing Club mailbox on wednesday 22nd April.  If you are a member and have not seen it in your Inbox, can you check your email Junk or Promotion tabs to see whether it was received there.  If not you can contact Cindy via commodore@albertsc.org.au to organise a resend of the email.  

** Albert Park Non-Sailing Corona Series Race 2 Report
Race 2 of the Non-Sailing Corona Series was an exciting race with the Race Officer needing to look up the scoring rules due to a 3-way tie for 4th place.  Our ASC junior Noah thrived in the lighter conditions. Noah romped home in 8 minutes with no capsizes (incorrect answers) to take out the race, hotly followed at 4 minute intervals by Rob (of the famous Pulham APYC clan) and Geoff, our visitor from South Gippsland.  A number of the other sailors got caught up trying to sort out their standing from their running rigging, thus incurring penalties,   ASC’s Rear Commodore Steve Dunn managed to get around the course with no capsizes but, having forgotten to sign on missed the start, hence taking out the wooden spoon. Sailors are having to decide between going for speed or trying not to capsize (i.e. zero incorrect answers), and it may take the entire series to determine which strategy works best.You can still join the fun by visiting http://albertsc.org.au/index.php/racing/social-sailing1/.  But be warned, you will need to be ready to race by 2 p.m. sharp each Saturday if you want a chance of taking out the series prize (as yet, undetermined). 

*** Current Albert Park Reserve Parking Permits and Arrangements
As per email from Parks Victoria on 20 April. ” The Victorian Government has restricted sporting, cultural, recreational and commercial activities to minimise the risk of people being in close contact with each other, so we can slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). We encourage everyone to follow the health advice provided by the Department of Health and Human Services www.dhhs.vic.gov.au Albert Park Reserve remains accessible for locals to exercise if physical distancing directions are strictly followed. Parking fees still apply to all car parks and kerbside parking spaces within Albert Park. Time restrictions and ticket requirements are shown on parking signs within the park. Given these exceptional times, we have advised the Parking Officers to apply leniency when conducting patrols. Unfortunately we are unable to process renewals for expired Sports Club parking permits due to the current restrictions in place by the Victorian Government. Permit applications can be processed after restrictions are lifted (ie eased and sailing club operations can re-commence). Club members with expired permits will need to purchase a ticket from the “Pay-and-Display” ticket machines in the park. Permit conditions specify that Sports Club parking permits may only be used for parking within the vicinity of your club whilst attending to your clubs’ activities. However, during the current restriction period, we are willing to provide some flexibility on this permit condition.”
Any updates will be forwarded in a future Snippets. 

**** Latest Marine Safety Victoria Advice on current Boating Restrictions on their websiteResponse to boating queries about COVID-19 Updated: 21 AprilThe Chief Health Officer has provided advice that canoeing, kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, rowing and surf skiing are permitted, as long as physical distancing is complied with and people don’t travel large distances to do them.Recreational fishing and boating are not permitted.Read more about recreational boating restrictions and the exemption for commercial operations on the Better Boating Victoria website.

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Thursday Snippets, 16 April


The Winter Sailing Season on Albert Park Lake due to start on the first Saturday in May has been postponed due to current stage 3 covid19 government restrictions. We will commence sailing on the Lake when restrictions are eased.
In the meantime join the challenge on Saturdays at 2pm in the online Albert Park Corona Non-Sailing Series. Details and how to enter are on to http://albertsc.org.au/index.php/racing/social-sailing1/

ALBERT PARK CORONA SERIES Heat 1
Heat one of the Albert Park Non-Sailing Corona series was held in windy conditions on Saturday 11th May. Multiple capsizes gave plenty of entertainment to the spectators. Jon Pulham led early but mistook the windward mark for the leeward mark, with most of the fleet following.
Geoff Rippingale visiting from South Gippsland YC showed the locals up, being the only sailor to sail the correct course and stay upright, losing time to Jon only as he searched the sailing instructions for his ‘footwear’. It helps to have some local knowledge!
Third to finish and first from Albert Sailing Club was Rod Thomas in the imaginatively named “Rod’s Boat”. First junior was Noah Bajayo also from ASC in his Laser 4.7 “The only series I have a chance in”
The Pulham family from APYC had three entrants – I think I know where Jon gets his competitive side from! Fortunately for the fleet the other Pulhams don’t always know their tacks from their clews.
The wind is looking a bit lighter this week – with three drops allowed the series is just getting started and no one is out of it yet!

Join in the fun this Saturday at 2pm Go to http://albertsc.org.au/index.php/racing/social-sailing1/ for details.
(Note from the Race Officer: The results, questions and answers from Race 1 on that page will give you some further insights into the cryptic race report provided by Jon Pulham.)

THIS WEEK’S Videos
Internet Streaming of Treasure Island

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A full stage production of Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic will be shown on the UK National Theatre’s YouTube channel from midday Friday April 17 and be available for a week.

Treasure Island is an adventure story tale of “buccaneers and buried gold.” Its influence has been enormous on popular perceptions of pirates, including such elements as treasure maps marked with an “X”, schooners, the Black Spot, tropical islands, and one-legged seamen bearing parrots on their shoulders.

Sailor Girl Weekly Video show
Weekly half hour ‘Adventures of Sailor Girl” is a streaming video show hosted by Nic Douglass. Nic has been a keen sailor since starting as a Mirror crew as a junior in New South Wales, and has interviews and footage mainly from Australian sailors and events. http://www.nicdouglass.org/


There are plenty of clips on YouTube of sailors keeping actived during pandemic restrictions. Vaikobi is keeping the #staypositive vibes going during April with the VAIKOBI ISO CHALLENGE with AUD 1000 of prizes up for grabs!
To be in the running to win, all you have to do is show your most entertaining home training videos that feature you getting wet! (Or the closest thing to the representing the ocean)
Here’s what you have to do:
• Step 1: Get your training gear on (wetsuit, life jacket, boardies, etc)
• Step 2: Get the video rolling and film your iso-training (You can do it solo or with your family / housemates)
• Step 3: Get wet and have fun (a bucket, water pistol, shower, or hose)
• Step 4: Post the video on Vaikobi’s Facebook wall and hashtag #vaikobiisochallenge OR post to Instagram and hashtag #vaikobiisochallenge

MEMBERS NEWS
We are looking for updates from Members and Past Members on their past, recent or current activities. Shorter updates of 1 to 3 paragraphs for inclusion in Snippets. Longer articles for the next Mudpuddler. Include photos if you have them.
Send to Rod via training@albertsc.org.au

Rod Thomas
For ASC committee



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Thursday Snippets, 9 April

Hi there fellow locked down sailors and supporters.
It was a wild and windy weekend in Melbourne last weekend. Sailing would have been cancelled even if it was scheduled. The Albert Park area had some good downpours such that the Lake continues to be full. Sad that we are not able to go out for a sail with current COVID-19 Stage 3 restrictions.

We still have some club related activities and News to share.

UPCOMING

Albert Park Non-Sailing Corona Series
Four hearty sailors participated in our practice race last Saturday, with regular fleet leader Jonathan Pulham coming in the winner.  The ‘real’ Autumn series commences this Saturday promptly at 2 p.m. and will consist of 8 races each Saturday to the end of May. You need to complete at least 5 of the 8 races to be eligible to win the prize (yet to be determined).   It would be great to have a fleet of 40 or 50 boats in the series, so brush up your sailing knowledge and internet searching skills and let’s see if someone can stop Jonathan. (Come on ASC sailors!)  You’ll need to be ready on the start line promptly at 2 p.m., as all answers in the practice race came in within 30 minutes, with the winner setting a cracking pace of only 3 minutes to complete the 6 easy practice questions. For further details go to http://albertsc.org.au/index.php/racing/social-sailing1/ .

ASC April General Committee Meeting online Wednesday 15th April at 7.30. The committee had a video hookup this week to discuss COV-19 membership impacts. An email/letter from our Commodore should be sent out next few days on this and some other items.

MEMBERS NEWS
Ron Lackington update
Ron ‘Lacko; Lackington is one of our club legends, and has reported in on his response to the community lockdown. Ron has been revisiting Tai Chi “something he did 50 years ago in Wagga when working at the Daily Advertiser and playing football. “An old Chinese guy who was about 80 taught a few of us footballers, Rugby and Auz Rules players during the day. He used to say with his hands in the greeting position “I’m trying hard but oh my pupils so clumsy”. I can only remember a couple of moves he used to insist on but have a detailed book I’m trying to digest and use. Trouble is it keeps saying it takes one year to master basic exercise before moving to simple form and that’s supposed to be seven days a week!” Simple Form is the more complicated part of an already complicated discipline. Anyway the exercise is good and a very different way of killing an hour or so stumbling around. I’ll be happy to just get my head around the 125 odd moves that form the exercise bit. Don’t hang any hats on a demonstration – not happening!”
“I’d like to See That” with Ron doing Tai Chi.

Brian Finlayson Marlay Point Race report
Brian’s report on the 2020 Marlay Point race is provided below. This race is sailed on the Gippsland Lakes from Lake Wellington Yacht Club (21 kms east of Sale) to Paynesville, approximately 70 kms by road. It is the only overnight race for trailer sailors boats in Australia and has earned a reputation as the Sydney-Hobart for trailer sailor yachts. (generally monohull boats 4 to 7 metres in length with a cabin).

We are looking for updates from Members and Past Members on their recent, current or future activities to include in Snippets. Updates of 1 to 3 paragraphs preferred with a jpeg photo if you have one.

This week’s Sailing Video Clips
https://www.facebook.com/168535683283054/posts/1819774748159131/
https://www.facebook.com/168535683283054/posts/1819399758196630/

Rod Thomas
for ASC committee

Brian Finlayson Report
I’ve sailed 8 Marlay Point races on Gippsland Lakes since 2008. I sailed the 2020 Marlay Point race in early March in my Investigator 435. This year sailed two handed with John Price (a former ASC member), with our third crew member a late withdrawal which made for a long sleepless night. Since 2008 I have been praying for a westerly wind. It would be great to cross the start line with the spinnaker up and keep it up to the finish. However, it has never happened to me on the Marlay Point even though it is possible, This year we sailed into a fairly strong headwind for the whole race, which made for a relatively cold and wet passage.

We started the race from Lake Wellington Yacht Club at dusk with a small headsail and a reef in the main then increased the sail area after we got through McLennan Strait. However, even with our shortened sail we had problems with rounding up into the wind. Our other problem was that sailing into the wind all night with only two of us meant it was difficult to maintain concentration so we spent a lot of time either pointing too high or not high enough. This is a long-winded way for me to tell you that we didn’t win. Not only did we not win, we had our worst Marlay Point result ever. We were 34th over the line in eleven and a half hours and 31st on handicap in a fleet of 35 boats in Division A.. The only other Investigator in the race was just ahead of us and 29th on handicap. 102 starters in Total.

In mid March I have moved up to my Central Queensland winter home. For the autumn and winter months I usually sail with the Capricornia Cruising Yacht Club in central Queenslandand. This year we plan to hold a weekend of racing for trailable yachts on the first weekend of September. Come and join us with your boat (COVID-19 permitting).

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Thursday Snippets, 2 April

Hi there fellow locked down sailors and supporters

Victoria has moved to Stage 3 of COVid-19 Restrictions
* Our ASC clubrooms have been closed. The boatyard is still acessible for members who have a club key, with need to following all Government mandated health guidelines. We are liasing with SEDA group as to whether they will resume at ASC for any midweek classes from start of term 2.
* The Government’s Marine Safety Victoria has asked Victorians to stop all forms of recreational boating as part of Stage 3 restrictions. The Premier has described exercise as ‘a walk round the block or a bike ride’. and this does not include recreational boating.

Upcoming
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 A new  “Albert Park Non-Sailing Corona Series’ is being developed to commence online at 2pm on saturday afternoons from saturday 4 April. There will be a ‘racing’ format with entrants to answer a number of boating/sailing related questions in the fastest possible time.  Scoring in the traditional sailing format, with the first correct response received within the race time limit being awarded 1 point, the second correct response 2 points etc.  Incorrect answers a “DNF”. Overall series scoring and a prize awarded at the end of the series (perhaps a case of Corona beer?). To find out further details, visit http://albertsc.org.au/index.php/racing/social-sailing1/.  A practice ‘race’ will take place this Saturday (4 April) with the Autumn series to commence on Saturday 11 April.
Ocean Talks: Captain Cook – Man or Myth? 6.30 to 7.30 on Thursday 2 April. First of a series of online nautical webinars from Australian National Maritime Museum. Register on https://www.sea.museum/whats-on/events/cook-man-or-myth?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=link&utm_campaign=cook_ocean_talk

Retrospective
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In March there were a number of sailing and boating events in which members participated.

The Paynesville Classic Boat Rally on Gippsland Lakes on the first weekend of March. APYC’s classic Acrospire was trailered down and was a popular entrant. Plenty of photos and other media on https://www.paynesvilleclassicboatrally.com.au/index.php/gallery

The Marley Point Overnight Race for trailable boats on the Gippsland Lakes was on the second weekend in March. ASC’s Brian Finlayson sailed his Investigator 563 trailable in a fleet of 101 boats. We are seeking a report from Brian.

Sailing Videos
There are plenty on the Internet.
Try SailingMore. A couple of their Corona Virus related sailing videos: https://www.facebook.com/SailingMore/videos/1662239877257554/
https://www.facebook.com/SailingMore/videos/659060471556111/

We plan to keep Thursday Snippets going.
If you have a contribition send it to me via training@albertsc.org.au

Rod Thomas

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Thursday Snippets, 26 March

All activities at Albert Sailing Club have been suspended as a result of current Government and Health guidelines associated with the COVID-19 situation. This includes the club sailing and training programs, and all clubroom activities. Members with boats in the club boatyard who have a club key will still be able to access their boat and use it, subject to prevailing Government and Parks Victoria prescriptions. Changerooms are closed, and toilets only to be used if absolutely necessary with individual responsibility for pre and post cleaning of toilet facilities. A limited program of cleaning of clubrooms and changeroom/toilet areas is under discussion with our cleaning contractor and will be advised when finalised. If you choose to visit the club to check on your boat or use it please follow the guidelines of the Australian and Victorian Governments and their authorities which are applicable at the the time. Anyone who is in quarantine or self isolation must stay at home until they are cleared to leave and anyone who is unwell please stay away.

The Autumn edition of the club’s Mudpuddler Newsletter has been mailed out to members and an online copy placed on the Home page of the club website www.albertsc.org.au. The Newsletter and the enclosed brochure provided information on the proposed unification of Albert Sailing Club and the Albert Park Yacht Club and a timtetable of actions. These actions have now been suspended. The Members Information meeting scheduled for 4th April and the Special General Meeting scheduled for the18th May have both been postponed to future dates to be determined. The format and scheduling of the Annual General Meeting planned for 18th May is to be determined.

The operations of the club are under being considered by the club’s flag officers and general committee. The next meeting of the full committee will be an online meeting just after Easter on wednesday 15th April.

Stay safe and well everyone

Rod Thomas and Cindy Tibrook
for ASC committee

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