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,

UPCOMING
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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.

Upcoming
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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.

Upcoming
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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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ASC Snippets for January

Happy New Year to our ASC members and contacts. Club activities resumes with club sailing days on saturday 9th and 16th January. Both days club open from 10am, with Commodore Series races at 2.30. 

Upcoming Junior and Training programs
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* Junior school holiday program tuesday 19th to thursday 21st January. For 8 to 13 year olds. Details and registrations via link on https://albertsailingclub.wildapricot.org/ To finalise arrangements, registrations are needed by lunchtime Thursday 7th January.

* Session on starting a club race for adults, youth and juniors In own boat or club training boat at 11am on saturday 16th January. Enquiries to Don via training@albertsc.org.au.

* Term 1 Boatshed/Albert Sailing Club Junior Development (Green Fleet) and Youth Development programs on saturday afternoons from 6 February. Details and Registrations via program links on Courses tab of https://www.theboatshed.net.au/

Albert Sailing Club Facebook
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Follow us on our club Facebook.
Post on 4 January on the passing of Dorothy Chisholm an ASC life member.
Post on 1 January including item and photo on a top result by an ASC junior Hamish Gilsenan at recent Black Rock Regatta.

Albert Park What’s On
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One significant event listed for the Park in January –
Triathlon Pink event on Sunday 17th January, with road closure between MSAC swimming centre and Grand Prix pits area till 11am.

COVID19 Safe Plan
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The health and safety of participants in Albert Sailing Club activities continues to be a priority. Familiarise yourself with the club’s COVID Safe plan and guidelines on www.albertsc.org.au.

Rod Thomas
for ASC committee

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Thursday Snippets, 17 December

To finish off the year on Friday 18th December there will be a late afternoon/twilight sailing session at ASC with an informal early evening BBQ and drinks on the club decking. Club open from around 4pm. There will be some club boats avaialble for use by members and their families if the conditions are suitable. The forecast as at Wednesday evening is for 10 – 15 knot South Westerlies with a maximum temperature of 19 degrees, If the forecast changes check our club website for any late changes in arrangements.

APYC is conducting a scratch race on saturday 19th at 2.30pm and has iissued an invite to ASC members who are looking for a sail on the Lake on saturday. There are sure to be some from ASC who will sail and we can expect some people to be at the club from late morning. Also rescheduled week 4 of the Spring Boatshed/ASC programs.

Checkout the post and photo on Facebook of one of our ASC juniors who won the Laser 4.7 division at Sail Sydney regatta last weekend. Well sailed Hamish.

Upcoming
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Summer junior school holiday program Tuesday 19th to Thursday 21st January. Registrations required by early January, with details and registartion link on https://albertsailingclub.wildapricot.org/

Club sailing days in January are on saturday 9th and 16th with club races at 2.30 both days. As mentioned in the Summer Mudpuddler Newsletter Don McKenzie is conducting 1 hour sessions on Starting Races mid morning on both days. Email Don via training@albertsc.org.au if interested in participating.

Next Learn to Sail program at ASC on two saturday morning and two full sundays from 6 February. Details on the Learn to Sail tab of www.albertsc.org.au

Boatshed/ASC Junior and Youth Development programs on satruday afternoons from 6 February.

This will be the last Snippets for 2020. Enjoy the upcoming festive season and I look forward to catching up with people in the New Year.

Rod Thomas
for ASC committee


Rod Thomas
for ASC committee

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Thursday Snippets, 10 December

On saturday 12th December we have our final club sailing day for 2020 with a full day of club activity. Clubroom open from 10.30. At lunchtime there is a BYO picnic on the foreshore in front of the club. In the afternoon Life Members trophy race at 2.30 and week 3 of 4 week junior and youth development programs. After sailing there will be a Christmas Breakup BBQ and drinks on the club decking and in the clubhouse with an invite to all members, their families and our club conatcts. Food from the BBQ, christmas cake and drinks from the club bar, supplemented by any foods you bring along for yourself.

To finish off the year on Friday 18th December there will be a late afternoon/twilight sailing session with an informal BBQ and drinks from around 6.30 on the club decking. As always check forecast a day or so in advance and the club website for any late update. 

The Summer junior school holiday program will be held Tuesday 19th to Thursday 21st January, a week later than advised in our Spring Mudpuddler newsletter. Details and registartion link are on https://albertsailingclub.wildapricot.org/.

 

Rod Thomas
for ASC committee

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Thursday Snippets, 3 December

On saturday 5th December Albert Sailing Club has a working bee from 9.30am and the third and final week of the annual Bill Hooper short course series from 2.30pm. There are plenty of jobs for the post Lockdown working bee including : cleaning of club boats, cleaning of clubroom windows and decking chairs, and removal of leaves and tidying in the boatyard. All members and any interested contacts are encouraged to come and help out. There will be a morning tea at around 11 including cafe style coffee.

Earlier in the week the Summer 2020/21 Mudpuddler newsletter of Albert Sailing Club was released online on the home screen of www.albertsc.org.au. This is another bumper issue with reports on club activities over the extended miid year lockdown period, New Member news and information on Upcoming activities including training programs and the duty roster for the first quarter of 2021. A big thanks to Maddy Paul on production of her first issue as Mudpuddler editor.

Also thanks to our duty crew for the return to our club sailing program with  the Bill Hooper series – Cindy Tilbrook, Ron Lackington, Lesley Scott, Paul and Aaron Caddaye. Their efforts have allowed Albert Sailing Club to commence racing as early as possible when COVID restrictions were eased in November.

Upcoming
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Saturday 12 December will be an End of Year Club Picnic Day. Members and visitors are encouraged to socialise over lunch in the clubrooms, on our decking or in front of the club with a BYO picnic. Have a sail or watch the sailing in the morning and/or afternoon, with a Life Members club race from 2.30. After sailing there will be a BBQ and drinks from the bar on the club decking.

Rod Thomas
for ASC committee

 

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