Thursday Snippets, 20 June

On 23/24 Albert Sailing Club will sail its annual Winter Regatta on Albert Park Lake. Online Entry, Sailing Instructions and Notice of Race on the Winter Regatta links of www.albertsc.org.au. Online Entries from ASC, APYC members and visitors for one or both days needed by midnight on Thursday 21st. Two more volunteers are needed for a RIB powerboat for sunday sessions – am, pm or both sessions – one with power boat licence, the other with or without licence. Email cindytilbrook@hotmail.com if you can assist. We will also need people to help with launching and retrieval of boats of Regatta entrants from the foreshore decking each day.

The regatta format is a series of short course races. The Information session is at 1pm on Saturday 23rd for starts from 1.45. On sunday 9.30 Information session for starts from 10.15. As at Wednesday 8pm there were 45 entries, with largest fleet the 20 junior Optimist class entries. Late entries will be accepted up to 30 minutes before each Information Session. Club training boats including RS Zests, Pacers and Sabres available for hire by members via email to sailing@albertsc.org.au. It has been suggested that on Saturday people wear club clothing items when not dressed up (or down?) for sailing.

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Finn McMahon, ASC junior member and Victorian Optimist class champion, is sailing in the European Optimist Championships in the Hague, Netherlands from 23rd to 30th June. Over 350 Optis from 40+ countries are competing, including 4 from Australia and 3 from New Zealand.

The annual Melbourne Boat Show is at the Melbourne Exhibition Centre from Thursday 28 June to Sunday 1 July. There will be an Australian Sailing exhibit in the foyer across the four days.

Rod Thomas
for ASC committee

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Thursday Snippets, 14 June

It is now a week to the Albert Sailing Club Winter Regatta on Albert Park Lake. Regatta short course style racing Saturday 23rd June pm and Sunday 24th June (am and pm). Online entries for ASC and APYC members and visiting sailors are being sought by 21st, with late entries on Regatta days. Online Entry and Notice of Race are available on the Regatta links on www.albertsc.org.au. A few more volunteers are sought, particularly for RIB or start/finish boat roles on one or both days. If you are available send an email to sailing@albertsc.org.au indicating sessions(s) and roles of interest.

On Saturday 16 June we have Winter Series 5 club race at ASC at 2pm and VIODA Optimist class training from 1pm on Sunday 17 June. Interesting weather forecast for 16th and 17th. Hopefully, there are some breaks in the weather to allow for some good winter sailing !

Rod Thomas
for ASC committee

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Thursday Snippets, 7 May

No club racing at Lake on June 9/10/11 long weekend. VIODA Optimist class training at ASC on sunday 10th. Expecting some members down for some casual sailing on Saturday from around 10am if weather favourable. Midwinters Regatta at Sorrento across Saturday and Sunday.
The June committee meeting on Tuesday 12th in ASC club rooms at 7.30. ASC Mudpuddler Newsletter is being mailed out this week, with the online version now on Home screen of club website. Thanks to our editor Naomi and the members who have contributed to the June issue.

The Albert Sailing Club Winter Regatta is now not far away, on Saturday 23rd June (pm) and Sunday 24th June (am and pm). Online Entry for club members and visitors now available with Regatta details on www.albertsc.org.au. We are looking for ASC members to sail one or both days of the regatta, to encourage visiting sailors from other clubs to sail. If you are not sailing but could help out with the running of the Regatta, volunteers are needed for on water and shore based roles. If you can help send an email to sailing@albertsc.org.au with sessions(s) available and roles of interest.

Rod Thomas
for ASC committee

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Thursday Snippets, 31 May

On Saturday 2nd June we have Winter Series 3 club race at 2pm. For juniors there is a resail of the annual Verna Templeton race from 2.15 and final Term 2 junior green fleet sailing from 1pm. BBQ on club deck at 4.30 for juniors, their parents and all ASC members. ASC training boats again available for members and can be booked in advance on sailing@albertsc.org.au, otherwise on the day. The Victorian Optimist Association winter training program based at Albert Sailing Club commences on sunday 3rd, 1 to 4pm. Also MS Walk around Lake on sunday morning.
Saturday 26 May a good sized fleet participated in three short trapezoid course races in the ASC – APYC short course event. Sailing was in perfect autumn conditions with maximum 19 degrees temperature and 5 to 10 knot northerly breeze. For the first time we had all 4 of the club’s new RS Zests racing with their yellow mainsails and jibs. Also three Mirrors with red sails and spinnakers, and a couple of Pacers, one of which was sailed by a new ASC family. All up six parent-child combinations were out sailing, 10 juniors in Optimist/club Ozi Optis and senior members and some winter members out in single handed classes made for a good ASC fleet with promise for the future. The two Zests were also taken out on sunday at the monthly social sailing day, with one of them sailed by a couple of visitors from Port Melbourne Yacht Club following an invite to PMYC members to sail with us on the Lake.

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No club racing at Lake on June 9/10/11 long weekend. VIODA Optimist class training at ASC on sunday 10th, and Midwinters Regatta at Sorrento over the weekend.

Albert Sailing Club Winter Regatta on Saturday 23rd June (pm) and Sunday 24th June (am and pm). Details and Registration on www.albertsc.org.au. ASC members and visiting sailors from other clubs encouraged to sail the Regatta. Volunteers needed for on water and shore based roles. If you can volunteer send an email to sailing@albertsc.org.au with sessions(s) available and roles of interest or enter your details on the list on upstairs club noticeboard.

Rod Thomas
for ASC committee

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Thursday Snippets, 24 May

Full weekend at ASC 26/27 May. Saturday 26th ASC/APYC Short Races event from 2pm with BBQ & drinks at Albert Park Yacht Club after sailing. Also junior green fleet from 1pm. Social sailing day at ASC on sunday 27th from 10am to 3pm. For the ASC/APYC event sign on and signoff at APYC, with briefing in front of APYC clubhouse at 1.15. ASC announcements in ASC clubhouse at 1pm.

ASC training boats available for members to use both days including Laser, Sabre, Zest, Pacer and junior Ozi Optis. Weather forecast looks good for Saturday, likely windier sunday. Any member who wants to book a club boat in advance for Saturday 26th email me on sailing@albertsc.org.au, Otherwise book on the day. Members of Port Melbourne YC interested in a sail on Albert Park Lake have been invited down to sail on weekend.

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Albert Sailing Club Winter Regatta Saturday 23rd June (pm) and Sunday 24th June (am and pm). Notice of Race with all the details has been posted on www.albertsc.org.au this week, with registration link open from 5 June. ASC members and visiting sailors from other clubs encouraged to sail 1 and hopefully 2 days of Regatta. We need members and non member volunteers for powerboat and Start boat roles, and shore based Tower and Galley roles. Volunteer for half day, full day or whole Regatta. If you can volunteer send an email to sailing@albertsc.org.au with sessions(s) available and roles of interest or enter your details on list on upstairs club noticeboard.

Rod Thomas
for ASC committee

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Thursday Snippets, 17 May

Saturday 19th May, Winter Series 2 club race. at 2pm, and junior Green Fleet program from 1pm. On sunday 20th Hartley TS 16 Association BBQ on ASC decking from 11am and RSPCA Million Paws Walk around Albert Park Lake in morning.
Full weekend at ASC 26/27 May. Saturday 26th ASC/APYC Short Races event from 2pm with BBQ & drinks at Albert Park Yacht Club after sailing. Social sailing day at ASC on sunday 27th from 10am to 3pm. ASC training boats available for members to use both days including Laser, Sabre, Zest, Pacer and junior Ozi Optis. Any member who wants to book a club boat in advance for Saturday 26th email me on sailing@albertsc.org.au. Members of Port Melbourne YC interested in a sail on Albert Park Lake have been invited down to sail on that weekend.

May ASC general committee meeting on Tuesday 22nd May at 7,30 in ASC clubrooms. ASC winter season details and registration for members from other clubs available on www.albertsc.org.au.

Rod Thomas
for ASC committee

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Thursday Snippets, 10 May

On Saturday 12th May, Winter Series 2 club race. at 2pm, and junior Green Fleet program from 1pm. All ASC members, partners and family members are invited to stay on or come down to the club after sailing on Saturday. ASC’s annual presentation of trophies for 2017/18 club races is at 5.30. This is followed by our Annual General Meeting at 6pm. The Commodore and Treasurer will present annual reports, then elections for 2018/19 general committee. The AGM will be followed by an informal pizza style meal in ASC clubrooms from 7pm. Pre-registration not required for any of these. Show your support for the club by attending one, two, and hopefully all of the post race activities.

A reminder to send articles, photos, etc. for next ASC Mudpuddler Newsletter to Naomi via mudpuddler@albertsc.org.au by 20 May.

ASC winter season details and registration for members from other clubs now available on www.albertsc.org.au.

Rod Thomas
for ASC committee

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Thursday Snippets, 3 May

ASC’s annual Winter season commences on Saturday 5th May with Winter series 1 club race at 2pm, preceded by 1.15 information session. There is a a session scheduled on Race Starting Procedures, Flags and Course Setting from 10.00am to 11.30am. The term 2 junior green fleet program continues from 1pm with 10 juniors enrolled to participate.

On Saturday 12th May, Winter Series 2 club race. ASC’s annual presentation of trophies for 2017/18 club races is after racing at 5.30. This is followed by Annual General Meeting at 6pm and an informal pizza style meal in ASC clubrooms from 7pm. All members and families most welcome and encouraged to attend, with pre-registration not required.

New committee members are needed for the 2018/19 general committee. Completed nominations forms need to be handed to the club secretary Jack Woods or left in secretary’s pigeon hole in club Tower by 6pm on 5th May.

Next club Mudpuddler newsletter is due out end of month. Our editor Naomi needs contributions by 20th May including a couple of feature articles with photos on a recent boating related adventure or activity, and shorter items on recent or future activities. Email her via mudpuddler@albertsc.org.au if you have a contribution.

ASC winter season details and registration for members from other clubs now available on www.albertsc.org.au.

Rod Thomas
for ASC committee

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Thursday Snippets, 26 April

On 28th April there is a club working bee from 9am – 12.30pm, with no afternoon club race. Monthly social sailing day on sunday 29th 10am – 4pm. Working bee with plenty of jobs to spruce the club up for winter season which commences Saturday 5th May. Boatyard to be tidied including sweeping and removing leaves. Some boat racks to be carpeted. Windows to be cleaned. Some cleanup and painting in changerooms. Etc. Come down to help even if only for a couple of hours.

ASC Winter season commences on Saturday 5th May with club race at 2pm, preceded by 1.15 information session. Also on 5th May there will be a session on Race Starting Procedures, Flags and Course Setting from 10.00am to 11.30am. Send an email to commodore@albertsc.org.au to register attendance or speak to a club committee member for more information. We need more people who can handle starts on our Start/Finish boat for club races and our annual regatta. Also more generally for members, particularly newer members, to understand how race starts and courses work.

On Saturday 12th May, there is ASC’s annual presentation of trophies for club races in 2017/18 at 5.30, followed by Annual General Meeting at 6pm and an informal meal in ASC clubrooms from 7pm. New committee members are needed to replace a number who are retiring. AGM agenda and committee nomination form has been emailed out, with copies available at club and on website. Again speak to a current committee member for more information about general committee roles or how you could assist in a non-committee role.

Winter season details and registration for members from other clubs now available on www.albertsc.org.au.

Rod Thomas
for ASC committee

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Thursday Snippets, 19 April

A busy 21/22 April weekend at ASC. Club fleet race on Saturday, with division starts from 2pm. Also annual Verna Templeton junior trophy race with all ASC juniors encouraged to participate. Sign on at 9.30am for 10am briefing session, and junior green fleet program from 1pm. Sunday 22nd there is a casual ASC Family and Friends Picnic day. For members, family and friends from 11am to 3.30/4ish. On-water sailing with club training boats for adults, youth and juniors available for members and their guests. Land based activities. BYO lunch. Special parking arrangements have been arranged with Parks Victoria for sunday given late notice of an event at Lakeside Stadium. First option is to park in the spaces in Aquatic Drive, the road behind the club. If no spaces available then parking will be permitted on the gravel areas next to the club under agreed conditions. If you display a Parks Vic sporting club permit no fee is payable. Those who don’t have this permit may park on the gravel areas but MUST purchase and display a ticket from an Aquatic Drive meter AND obtain from the club rooms a label to put on the dashboard which confirms you are attending the club’s picnic event.

On Saturday 28th April club working bee from 9am to lunchtime and no club racing. Plenty of jobs to clean up the clubrooms and boatyard in preparation for our winter sailing season. On Sunday 29th is our monthly end of month sunday social sailing day from 10am – 3pm.

The ASC Winter Season commences Saturday 5th May with Winter Series club race at 2pm and Information Session at 1.15. Details and online Registration for sailors from other clubs now available on www.albertsc.org.au.

Rod Thomas
for ASC committee

We made this arrangement with Parks Victoria

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