Thursday Snippets, 10 June

There has been an easing of some Goverment COVID restrictions for Greater  Melbourne from midnight on Thursday 10th of June, with restrictions still tight around community sport.  Given the restrictions and our club program what does this mean for sailing on Albert Park Lake and Albert Sailing Club?

  * You can go sailing on Albert Park Lake if you live within 25 kms of the club. 
*   There are no organised activities at Albert Sailing Club on the long weekend or during the coming week. The exception is the SEDA educational group midweek.

* There are no duty personnel assigned over the long weekend to provide access to the boatyard.
* There will be a few people down 10.30 to 11ish on saturday for anyone without a club  key who wants to move their boat out of the yard. No-one rostered to be there if take boat out and want to return it.
* Club members with a club key can access the club through the front doors to gain access to their boat in the  boatyard. If you move your boat from the boatyard lock all gates behind you. 
* Each person entering the club foyer and/or boatyard is required to sign in using the club QR code on the foyer window or via the manual register 
*  You may do maintenance or repairs on your boat in the boatyard if you have a club key.
*  The upstairs clubrooms and changerooms need to remain closed. Club toilets are accessible.
 
*  Public gatherings of up to 10 people outdoors, including in boat rigging areas, with social distancing of 1.5 metres between people.
*  Masks to be worn at all times, unless eating or drinking or strenuous exercise
*  Wash hands and use hand sanitiser. Wipe down shared surfaces touched such as door handles, locks, and wash basin taps. 
*  If you do intend to sail, please change at home.   

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Our ASC club calendar has Winter Season race at 2pm on Saturday 19 June, VIODA Optimist coaching program on Sunday 20 June and our club “Top of the Lake” regatta on 26/27 June.
We await announcements on Government Restrictions this coming week, as to whether these can proceed and possible arrangements.
We will communicate the program and arrangements for the rest of June in the next Thursday Snippets and on Facebook on 18 June.

Rod Thomas
for ASC committee

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Thursday Snippets, 3 June

In accordance with Victorian Government COVID19 restrictions announced on 2nd June the cancellation of activities at Albert Sailing Club and closure of clubrooms and boatyard continues for a further 7 day period until 12 midnight on 11th June. For those living within 10 kilometres of the Lake who have their boat stored at home the following extract from https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/sport-and-exercise may provide some joy “Recreational fishing and boating are permitted as long as it doesn’t require use of a facility (the opening of a closed jetty or pier) and within 5km of your home for up to 2 hours once per day, and with members of your household or 1 other person.”
The boundary will now be 10 kilometres following the Government announcements of 2 June.
Access to club facilities including the boatyard continues to be not permitted until restrictions on this are changed. The only exception is for essential club maintenance and from 4 June, the midweek use of ASC clubrooms by SEDA teachers and students who can return to face to face classes for Year 11 and 12 education groups.

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* No club activities are programmed for the 12 – 14 June long weekend.
* The ASC sailing program from saturday 19 June will depend upon Government COVID restrictions and requirements, and the availability of duty crew and other key club volunteers. Decisions on this will be communicated after due consideration of eased restrictions.
* Albert Sailing Club Top of the Lake Regatta, is scheduled for saturday 26th and sunday 27th June. A decision on whether the Regatta proceeds or not will be made and communicated out in the week commencing 12 June.
* The June ASC committee meeting will be held as a Zoom meeting at 7.30 on Thursday 10th. Non-committee members are welcome to join the meeting. To do so email Cindy for details via commodore@albertsc.org.au.

Rod Thomas
for ASC committee

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Thursday Snippets, 27 May

In accordance with Victorian Government COVID19 restrictions announced on 27th May all activities at Albert Sailing Club are cancelled and clubrooms and boatyard closed for 7 day period from 12 midnight on 27th, unless an earlier change to restrictions is announced. An update will be provided on our club Facebook and in weekly Thursday Snippets in week commencing 31 May when Government changes in restrictions are announced.

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Albert Sailing Club Regatta, saturday 26th and sunday 27th June. Short course racing on saturday from 1.15. sunday from 10.30, with presentations mid afternoon. Online Registration and details on https://albertsc.org.au/…/2021-sail-topoflake-regatta. Regatta volunteers being sought with availability details to commodore@albertsc.org.au.

1st Olympic Virtual Offshore Race from Rio to Tokyo in maxi trimarans starts at 1900 UTC on 28 May. You can enter or follow the race on Virtual Sailing. Provide a commentt on our Facebook if you do enter.

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Thursday Snippets, 20 May

Forecast for sailing on 22/23 May weekend looks promising, with 19 degrees and 5 to 10 knot winds.
On saturday the club is open from 10am with club race at 2pm. Cindy’s BBQ after sailing. On sunday week 3 of VIODA Optimist winter coaching at ASC from 1 – 4pm.

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Albert Sailing Club’s annual short course Regatta, this year “Top of the Lake” Regatta, on saturday 26th and sunday 27th June. Saturday races from 1.15. Sunday from 10.30, with presentations mid afternoon. Online Registration and Notice of Race details just released on https://albertsc.org.au/index.php/racing/2021-sail-topoflake-regatta. Regatta numbers capped at 80 entries, so enter early and share with others.

29/30 May weekend.
     Saturday morning, May’s monthly Women’s race two up in club RS Zest training boats. For women and girls at all levels of experience.
10.00 for Morning Tea, Briefing, skipper/crew allocations and rigging of boats for 11am start.
     Sunday 30th 10.30 to 3pm monthly Social sailing day for club members and guests in own boat or club training boat. Includes invite for VIODA families to sail a club RS Zest individually or in pairs.
We need some members to assist for morning session and/or afternoon session.
Contact Rod via training@albertsc.org.au if you can help out.

Visitors from other sailing clubs welcome to sail in ASC’s winter club racing program as a Winter Associate or a casual Visitor. Details on the Sailing-Winter Season tab of www.albertsc.org.au

Rod Thomas
for ASC committee

ASC Winter Regatta Poster v5

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Thursday Snippets, 13 May 2021

     Sailing on both days of 15/16 May weekend with cool wintry weather predicted both days. Winter season club race at 2pm on saturday, with information session at 1.15 and club open by 10.30am. VIODA Optimist winter coaching program continues 1 to 4pm on sunday.
     Perpetual trophies for 2020 were presented at ASC clubrooms on saturday 8th. The Bill Larkins Overall Club Champion trophy was presented to Paul Farrell by Rob Larkins who sailed at ASC as a junior in Sabots and then in his youth in a Moth. (Paul, Rob and Cindy pictured) Rob’s father was a Commodore of ASC in the 1960’s and played as significant role in the building of the original clubrooms.
     The presentations were followed by the club’s Annual General Meeting. AGM reports can be found on the AGM tab under The Club on www.albertsc.org.au. Cindy Tilbrook was elected for her third term as Commodore and all nominees were duly elected to the 2021/22 club committee. We look forward to a full club year ahead.

Rod Thomas
for ASC committee

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Thursday Snippets, 6 May

A full weekend on 8 and 9 May. with club sailing day and AGM on saturday 8th and on sunday afternoon the first week of the Victorian Optimist Association winter training program for 30+ junior sailors being hosted at ASC.
On saturday the club will be open from 10am, with a Winter Season club race in class divisions at 2pm. At 5pm the club’s Annual General Meeting will be held to hear reports and elect the 21/22 General Committee. Also presentation of 2020 ASC perpetual trophies in the afternoon.
Key AGM details including attendance options and after meeting informal meal are
* All members are encouraged to attend the AGM to be held in person at 5pm (ASC Clubrooms, 1 Aquatic Drive, South Melbourne). There are alternative online/telephone options, with an email to secretary@albertsc.org.au in advance if using an option.
* All documents for the meeting, including the Minutes of the 2020 Annual General Meeting, the report of the Committee, the Financial Statements and Treasurer’s report can be found on the Albert Sailing Club website under the first menu item The Club / Annual General Meeting. Also details on how to join in by Zoom or phone.
* An informal dinner is proposed to be held after the meeting for those who can stay on. Please notify the secretary (secretary@albertsc.org.au) if you plan to stay for the informal dinner.

Rod Thomas
for ASC committee

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Thursday Snippets, 29 April

The Club’s Winter Season commences with a club sailing day on saturday 1st May. The club will be open from 10am. The first race of the Winter Series has division starts from 2pm, with Information Session at 1.15. The midweek forecast for saturday sounds good with predicted temperatures in the low 20’s with a light to moderate northerly. Also in the morning there will be an ASC search crew out in the Northern Lake basin trying to locate the missing mooring for our Aerial II Start/Finish boat.

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The Albert Sailing Club Annual General Meeting will be held in our clubrooms at 5pm on saturday 8th May. Documents related to the AGM are being progressively loaded onto the Annual General Meeting tab under “The Club” section of www.albertsc.org.au.
Please notify the club secretary via secretary@albertsc.org.au if you are intending to stay on after the AGM for an informal meal and chat. Also notify the secretary if you plan to join via the Zoom connection or not attending but assigning a proxy vote.

Rod Thomas
for ASC committee

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Thursday Snippets, 22 April


On saturday 24th April we have our Autumn Working Bee from 9.30 till finished, hopefully early afternoon. Plenty of jobs, with a list at the top of the clubrooms stairs. This is a day for all members to show support in maintenance of our club and equipment.There is a Rowing Regatta programmed on the Lake till early afternoon. No club racing but potentially opportunity for casual sailing after working bee finishes.

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* ASC winter season from May to September commences on saturday 1 May, with information session at 1.15 for club race from 2pm. Winter Associate and undercover middle boatrack options available for visitors from other clubs.
* Autumn Learn to Sail program for adults and youth over 3 weekends commencing on sunday 2nd May. Details and online application on https://albertsailingclub.wildapricot.org/
* Term 2 Junior and Youth Development programs on saturday afternoons from saturday 1st May Details on the Courses tab of https://www.theboatshed.net.au/home/
* Albert Sailing Club Annual General Meeeting at 5pm after sailing on saturday 8th May. Details on the AGM link under Our Club on www,albertsc.org.au. Nominations for the 2021/22 General Committee to secretary@albertsc.org.au by 5pm on Friday 30th April.

Rod Thomas
for ASC committee

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Thursday Snippets, 15 April

Club sailing on saturday 17th. In the morning our club’s annual ‘Virgo’ Ladies Skippers Race, this year to be sailed 2up in club RS Zests. 10am Morning tea and Information Session, with short format race from 11. Lady skippers and crew from Lake clubs and other clubs welcome. Details and Registration via link on https://albertsailingclub.wildapricot.org/  After lunch break there is club racing from 2pm with sign on and information session at APYC.

This weekend  the Australian Sailing Victorian Youth Sailing Championships are being sailed at Royal Yacht Club Victoria at Williamstown. ASC’s Hamish is competing in Laser and Nigel Leishamn in Opti Skiff (ex-Bic) and we wish them well.

The Autumn edition of ASC’s Mudpuddler Newsletter has been compiled and loaded onto the Home Screen of our club website  www.albertsc.org.au. Check it out for reports and news of recent and upcoming activities. 

Upcoming
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On saturday 24th April we have our Autumn Working Bee from 9.30 till finished, hopefully early afternoon. Plenty of jobs, with a list at the top of the stairs in our clubrooms. This is a day for active and not so active members to show support in maintenance of our club and equipment.There is a Rowing Regatta programmed on the Lake till early afternoon and no club racing in afternoon, but potentially opportunity for casual sailing after working bee finishes.

ASC winter season from May to September commences on saturday 1 May. Visitors from other club welcome, with Winter Associate and middle boatrack options available.

The Autumn Learn to Sail program for adults and youth has been programmed over 3 weekends commencing on sunday 2nd May. Details and online application on https://albertsailingclub.wildapricot.org/

Term 2 Junior and Youth Development programs on saturday afternoons commencing on saturday 1st May Details and online application on the Courses tab of https://www.theboatshed.net.au/home/

Albert Sailing Club Annual General Meeeting at 5pm after sailing on saturday 8th May. Details have been sent out to members and are on the AGM link under Our Club on www,albertsc.org.au

Rod Thomas
for ASC committee

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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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