Thursday Snippets, 23 February

Full weekend of sailing at Albert Sailing Club on weekend of 25th and 26th. On Saturday there is Learn to Sail and Better Sailing training groups in the morning followed by Summer Series club race at 2.30. Sunday is our monthly social sailing day. Club open from 10am to 4pm, with sailing in your own boat or for members in our club training boats. BBQ at lunchtime , with sausage sizzle or BYO. Friends and visitors most welcome. to sail or relax on the club balcony or the Lake foreshore. Any more experienced members who could help, particularly in morning or over lunchtime period would be appreciated.

There is a visit by the Victorian Laser Association on Sunday 26th. There will be a slalom training event in Laser Radial boats provided by VLA members. Meeting at ASC clubrooms at 12.30 for an afternoon of training and short course sailing on a slalom course. Past and present Laser sailors welcome. with further information on
https://www.facebook.com/viclaser/

There is Athletics Victoria meeting at Lakeside Stadium across the 25/26 February weekend. We are contacting Parks Victoria re: allowing members with annual parking permits to park in gravel areas. We will put out ASC sandwich boards in these areas if these arrangements are in place. Also be aware that Lakeside Drive, on St Kilda Road side of Lake, will be closed for Grand Prix works for extended periods till end of March.

There was a good turnout of ASC junior sailors in the Lidgett Trophy Regatta at Davey’s Bay last weekend. The Optimist class was by far the largest class and was split into 5 divisions. Congratulations and well done to Hamish and Nigel who were the winners of the Optimist Gold and Novice Green divisions.

Rod Thomas
for ASC committee

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Thursday Snippets, 16 February

Summer Series 2 club race on Saturday 18th at 2.30. Week 2 of the February Learn to Sail course in the morning from 9.30, and junior green fleet sailing from 1pm.
ASC is hosting a twilight social sail on Wednesday 22 February. Come down for a sail on the lake and join us for a BBQ afterwards. Please bring a salad if you can and send an email to naomiburmika@gmail.com if you know you will definitely be able to make it or have a question. Club members are also welcome to come and just sit on the deck with a drink and watch the sun set over the city! This is a followup to the successful twilight sail in late January.
Well done to Owen McMahon on winning the Victorian Laser Radial Masters titles at Geelong on 11/12 February. Owen won 4 of 5 heats in a competitive fleet of 18 Radials. sailed by men and women over 35 years of age. On the 18/19 weekend there are a number of our ASC Opti class juniors sailing in the 18th annual Lidgett Cup at Davey’s Bay Yacht Club and we look forward to their report and results.
A late reminder of the Sarah Blanck two day training and short races event for Women and Girls at Sorrento SCBC all day on both 4 & 5 March. This is Victoria’s best event for Women and Girls at all levels of experience with Olympic sailors and coaches. ASC’s CindyTilbrook will be involved in race management across the weekend and is a good person to talk to about the event. Final online entries close this coming weekend.

Rod Thomas
for ASC committee

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Thursday Snippets, 11 February

On Saturday 11th February the summer season re-commences with Summer Series 1 club race at 2.30. In the morning, week 2 of the February Learn to Sail course from 9.30, and Vic Schools Teams racing from 8.30 to 11.30. Look out for Usain Bolt and his entourage on saturday.The third Nitro Athletics event is on at Lakeside Stadium from 5.30pm. It will not effect parking during the day, but may make for a slower traffic exit at the end of the afternoon. There is also a Nitro themed fun run around the lake from 8 – 9.30am which will slow down but not stop access to Aquatic Drive over that period.

The Interclub Top of the Bay Regatta at Elwood on Saturday 4th was a frustrating and ultimately disappointing sailing afternoon. The southerly sea breeze was in late morning, but then spent most of the afternoon fighting a wind from the north. This meant generally light to ‘drifter’ shifting breezes, with the best sailing before the start when the course had to be reset when the wind swung from northerly to southerly. Just after 4pm the Race Officer decided to abandon racing when there was no apparent wind in sight. Then, of course, 15 minutes later a nice southerly sprang up which provided a run home for the Port Melbourne, Williamstown and Altona fleets which had sailed to Elwood for the Regatta. Who said you sail in better winds on Port Phillip !

The February ASC general committee meeting is on tuesday 14th in our clubrooms at 7.30, with all members welcome.

Rod Thomas
for ASC committee

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Thursday Snippets, 2 February

On Saturday 4th February is the Annual Top of the Bay Regatta at Elwood Sailing club at 2pm, with details on Elwood SC website. Commencing on Sunday 5 February is the Learn to Sail program of 8 sessions for an adult group across the weekends in February. Late enrolments possible up to Friday evening – email training@albertsc.org.au and see details on club website. No club racing at Albert Park Lake on 4th. The club will be open on sunday 5th from 9am to 4pm, for Learn to Sail program and members who may want to sail or use the club facilities.

Upcoming – ASC’s summer club racing resumes on 11 February from 2.30, with club races each Saturday up to the March long weekend.
The February/March “Green fleet” program on Saturdays 1 – 4pm from 11 February for juniors with own boat or hire of club boat, subject to availability. Details and EOI under Upcoming Events entry on https://albertsailingclub.wildapricot.org

On Friday 3 February the Women & Girls Group from Australian Sailing have booked to be at ASC from around 5.30 for a sail, food and drinks, with ASC women & Girls invited and most welcome. Email sailing@albertsc or speak to Don McKenzie for further details.

WANTED A foldup table tennis table. If you have such a table or know of one not being used which could be donated or sold cheaply to ASC speak to Edwige Kozinski or send an email to sailing@albertsc.org.au. Table with net, bats and balls, would be even better.

Rod Thomas
for ASC committee

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Thursday Snippets, 26 January

Australia Day Greetings. On the 28/29 Jan weekend there is no club sailing on the saturday. Social sailing on sunday with the club open 10am to at least 3pm and members, friends and visitors welcome. Social sailing also Wednesday 1 February, with club open from 12.30pm. Upcoming – The Learn to Sail program on weekends across February commences on Sunday 5 February. Sign up at the club on sunday 29th or send an email to training@albertsc.org.au. Also “green fleet” program on Saturdays from 11 February for juniors with own boat or hire of club Ozi Opti. Details and EOI under Upcoming Events entry on https://albertsailingclub.wildapricot.org

On Saturday 4th February is the Annual Top of the Bay Regatta at Elwood Sailing club. Dinghy clubs at top end of Port Phillip, including Albert Park Lake participate. 60 – 100 boats expected depending on conditions, including from ASC. (Further details will be placed on www.albertsc.org.au or email sailing@albertsc.org.au) 1pm Briefing for 2pm start and no entry fee applies. No ASC club racing on 4th but highly likely to be some sailing on Albert Park Lake. On Friday 3 February the Women & Girls Group from Australian Sailing will be at ASC from around 5.30 for a sail, food and drinks, with ASC women & Girls invited and most welcome.

ASC’s summer club racing resumes on 11 February from 2.30, with club races each Saturday up to the March long weekend.

Rod Thomas
for ASC committee

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Thursday Snippets, 19 January

Saturday 21st Commodore Series 3 Club Race at 12.30, with club training boats available for hire by club members from 10am.
Upcoming we have a Junior school holiday program 23rd to 25th, with club open 9.30 to 4pm each day On Tuesday 24th the club will be open for “twilight sailing” from around 4pm to 8/8.30. BBQ on club decking early evening – (bring a salad if you can), and a movie for juniors. All ASC Members, their families and Visitors are invited for a casual get together. If you know you’re coming along, please email naomiburmika@gmail.com for numbers – but members are more than welcome to show up on the evening. Looking forward to seeing you there!
On Australia Day, thursday 26 January there will be women and men Cadel Evans cycling events around Albert Park Reserve. No parking or access in most areas of the Lake Reserve all day, including around Sailing Clubs and Lakeside Stadium. Park in Albert Road or ride to Club if you want to use club facilities on Australia Day. On the 28/29 Jan weekend there is no club sailing on the saturday, and social sailing on sunday with the club open 10am to at least 3pm. Elsewhere on 28/29 January is the major Festival of Sails Regatta at Geelong, Yarrawonga Australia Day Regatta, ad a wooden sailing dinghies event at Inverloch.

February 4 and 5 weekend – On Saturday 4th Annual Top of the Bay Regatta at Elwood Sailing club, with 60 – 100 boats expected depending on conditions. No ASC club racing, but highly likely to be some sailingon Albert Park Lake. Sunday 5th the ASC February Learn to Sail program of 8 sessions over 4 weekends commences, with club open all day. Also on 3 February the Women & Girls Group from Australian Sailing will be at ASC from around 5.30 for a sail, food and drinks, with ASC women & Girls invited and most welcome. ASC’s summer club racing series 1 on 11 February.

Rod Thomas
for ASC committee

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Thursday Snippets, 12 January

Next ASC club sailing days on Saturdays 14, and 21st January with casual sailing in the morning and club races from 2.30. Club training boats available for use by members. Prospects are for milder and more comfortable sailing conditions than those of our first sailing day in 2017. There may be a visit to Rosco’s local pizza restaurant after sailing and drinks on Saturday 14th. Check with OOD Cindy Tilbrook at or before the 1.45 information session for the Saturday afternoon race.

There is an ASC junior school holiday program on Albert Park Lake from 23 to 25 January, There are a few places for juniors with at least some sailing experience, in age range 8 to 15 years of age, with need to Register as soon as possible. A brief report with a couple of photos of ASC juniors at the Opti nationals has been placed on our club Facebook. Full results are on https://optimist.org.au/

Our next ASC 8 session Learn to Sail program is scheduled across February from Sunday 5 February. Further details of this course and other ASC activities on www.albertsc.org.au or email sailing@albertsc.org.au.

Rod Thomas
for Albert Sailing Club committee

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Thursday Snippets, 5 January

Happy New Year. Albert Sailing Club commences 2017 with club sailing days on Saturdays 7, 14, and 21st January with casual sailing in the morning and club races from 2.30. There is a junior school holiday program from 23 to 25 January, and 8 session Learn to Sail program across February from Sunday 5 February. Further details are on www.albertsc.org.au and in the Summer Newsletter which can be accessed from the front screen of the website.

Rod Thomas
for Albert Sailing Club committee

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Thursday 8 December

Saturday 10 December ASC Life Members trophy race at 2.30, followed by ASC Christmas Breakup in ASC clubrooms from 5.30. BYO BBQ food or similar plus ASC supplied desserts. All members & families welcome. Ideally provide names on those attending who are not on Doug’s Bar list by email to vicecommodore@albertsc.org.au. If you decide on Saturday to attend you can turn up on the night. Green fleet sessions for Laser 4.7 group from 10.30am and for Ozi Opti group from 1pm.

The club training boats are available for hire by members on Saturday 10th with possibility of sailing with an experienced member if required.

December ASC committee meeting on Tuesday 13 December. All members welcome. The Summer “Mudpuddler” Newsletter and 2017 Yearbook has been posted out this week, and Newsletter should be available online on www.albertsc.org.au next few days, Well done again to John Whelan who edited both the Newsletter and the Year Book.

Information on junior programs in early 2017 will be sent out by email soon. It will kickoff with a school holiday program on 23 to 25 January. Also adult , youth and junior Learn to Sail program comme3ncing sunday 6 February with details on club website. www.albertsc.org.au.

Next ASC club event is on saturday 7 January. Merry Christmas and Happy and safe New Year.

Rod Thomas
for ASC Committee

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Thursday Snippets, 1 December

The Julian Paul club trophy race is at 2.30 on Saturday 3 December. ASC Members meeting on ASC Strategy items in clubrooms 11.15 to 12.30 . Junior “green fleet” sessions am and pm.

Upcoming
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Friday 2 December, Yachting Vic Women & Girls End of Year sail & catchup. Sailing in Boatshed Pacers or own boat from 6pm, then drinks and BBQ at ASC. All ASC members welcome to sail from ASC from late afternoon.

Wednesday 7 December, ASC social sailing afternoon from 12.30pm, with BBQ lunch option. Twilight sailing from APYC at 6.30pm

Saturday 10 December ASC Life Members trophy race at 2.30 followed by ASC Christmas Breakup in ASC clubrooms. BYO BBQ food or similar plus ASC supplied desserts. All members & families welcome. Provide names on list on “Doug’s Bar” in clubrooms or email vicecommodore@albertsc.org.au

The club training boats are available for hire by members on Saturdays 3 and 10 December. Also on 10 December there is an ASC training session with a Boatshed Instructor from 10 – 12.30, for which ASC Lasers and Sabres may be used with a fee of $35 which includes option to continue sailing boat in the afternoon. You can book a boat for this session via training@albertsc.org.au.

The club hosted a successful junior Open Bic class event across last weekend. Short reports and photos are on our club Facebook and Facebook of Victoria Open Bic Association.

Note that the Parks Victoria office for Albert Park has moved to a Temporary Office off Canterbury Road in Albert Park – in from the Langridge Street Underpass. A primary school is to be built on the Albert Road site. This is particularly relevant for members renewing annual Parking permits over the next few months.

Rod Thomas
for ASC committee

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