Thursday Snippets, 22 September

Club trophy race on Saturday 24 September at 2pm and our monthly Discover Sailing social sailing day on sunday 25th from 10 am to 3pm. Club training boats available for use by club members subject to favourable weather.  No club racing on 30 September – 2 October long weekend, but there is likely to be people down for social sailing on Saturday 1st.

Upcoming
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Spring sailing season each Saturday from Saturday 8 October,

First aid courses at Albert Sailing Club clubrooms on Sunday 9 October. Organised for ASC members and others in sailing community. ASC members strongly encouraged to enrol, and a reimbursement subsidy available . If intending to enrol do so online next few days. The two courses are Senior First Aid, ex First Aid Level 2 (all day + some online prework) and Cardio Pulminary Resuscitation (half day morning). They will be facilitated by an accredited trainer, with a bias towards water sport activity. Bookings online at https://albertsailingclub.wildapricot.org/ under Upcoming Events.

Annual Discover Sailing Public Open Day at ASC on Albert Park Lake on Sunday 23 October, 10am to 3pm. Mark it down in your diary. Invite family and friends down. Members will be required to assist with on and off water roles on the day. More details over next couple of weeks.

Next Learn to Sail program at ASC from 6 November.

Details of all activities on www.albertsc.org.au

Rod Thomas
for ASC Committee

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Thursday Snippets, 15 September

The Bill Hooper Series concludes with race 3 a 2pm on Saturday 17th September. In the morning from 10.30 to 12 noon there will be a Strategy Subgroup meeting on Attraction and Retention of people to ASC . All members are invited to attend. We are looking for a good rollup of both newer and longer term members with ideas to contribute.

In the upcoming school holiday period we have a 3 day junior training program on 21/22/23 September, with late enquiries and registrations till 17 September via trainingalbertsc.org.au. Also a club trophy race on Saturday 24 September at 2pm and our monthly Discover Sailing social sailing day on sunday 25th from 10 am to 3pm.

Big weekend at ASC on weekend of 10 and 11 September with he Victorian Optimist Association Girls Weekend all weekend. Feedback from VIODA that the move to Albert Sailing Club in 206 with a sleepover was a huge success! On the sunday ASC hosted the Sailing Victoria annual Instructors conference with another good turnout.

Rod Thomas
for ASC committee

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Thursday Snippets 8 September 2016

On Saturday 3 September we have race 2 of the three race Bill Hooper series. At this stage we are expecting 9 knot west south westerly, temperature of 17 degrees and mostly sunny.

The Mudpuddler is now available on the club website. Click through the link on the sidebar on the home page, or click on “The Club” tab, then “News” then “ASC Newsletter”. All Mudpuddlers since April 2014 can be found at that location.

The trivia night and the winter season trophy presentations were held last Saturday. A list of winners can be found in the Mudpuddler. The trivia night was a great success and well run by Naomi Burchett and quiz-master David Bock.

The Strategy Subgroup will again meet on 17 September, open to all members with focus on attraction and retention of people to ASC.  Also the ASC general committee is meeting on Tuesday 13 September at 7.30pm. Members are always welcome.

Two accredited first aid courses, Senior First Aid and CPR courses, have been organised for ASC clubrooms on Sunday 9 October. To help with organisation book online early at https://albertsailingclub.wildapricot.org/ under Upcoming Events. There will be a subsidised fee for ASC members. Some places available for others at a still good rate. Speak to Jaemie Wilson or email training@albertsc.org.au if you need more information.

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Thursday Snippets 1 September 2016

The Annual Trivia Social Night @ASC on Saturday 3rd September from 6pm is our next club event. Enjoy a fully catered Spanish meal, trivia games and fun. Come with your own team of 6 – 8 people, or join a team on the night. We can still accept latecomers but please send an email to vicecommodore@albertsc.org.au and state how many will be coming.  Adult members pay a subsidised price of $17 each, children under 15 will pay $12, ASC family (maximum of 2 adults and 3 children) will pay $50 and an adult guest will pay $25.

Preceding the trivia night, the winter season trophy presentations will be held from 5.30.

On Saturday 3 September we have race 1 of the three race Bill Hooper series.  At this stage we are expecting 10 knot west south westerly so hopefully this will encourage a big fleet.

The Mudpuddler is currently with the printer and will soon be published on the club website.

Two accredited first aid courses, Senior First Aid and CPR courses, have been organised for ASC clubrooms on Sunday 9 October.  To help with organisation book online early at https://albertsailingclub.wildapricot.org/ under Upcoming Events.There will be a subsidised fee for ASC members. Some places available for others at a still good rate. Speak to Jaemie Wilson or email training@albertsc.org.au if you need more information.

Rod Thomas
for ASC committee

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Thursday Snippets, 25 August

The Annual Trivia Social Night @ASC on Saturday 3rd September from 6pm is our next club event. Book by the end of this weekend on https://albertsailingclub.wildapricot.org/ under Upcoming Events. Enjoy a fully catered Spanish meal, trivia games and fun. Come with your own team of 6 – 8 people, or join a team on the night.Preceded by winter season trophy presentations from 5.30.

No club racing on 27th August due to Scouts Regatta on the Lake, but there is a morning Working Bee from 9.15am with jobs including : cleanup of Club Status and sailing dinghy training boats ; clubhouse decking maintenance; and general boatyard and clubhouse cleanup activities. For those who need a racing fix Sail Mordy Regatta is on at Mordialloc Sailing Club saturday 27th and sunday 28th.

The club’s sailing program re-commences on Saturday 3 September with Week 1 of the three week annual Bill Hooper Series. Usually good sailing as the weather warms up and Spring breezes occur more regularly

A reminder that The Mudpuddler Editor needs articles, photos, quizzes and other items of interest by 26 August for the September Newsletter. Send your contribution to mudpuddler@albertsc.org.au.

Two accredited first aid courses, Senior First Aid and CPR courses, have been organised for ASC clubrooms on sunday 9 October.  To help with organisation book online early at https://albertsailingclub.wildapricot.org/ under Upcoming Events.There will be a subsidised fee for ASC members. Some places available for others at a still good rate. Speak to Jaemie Wilson or email training@albertsc.org.au if you need more information.

Rod Thomas
for ASC committee

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Thursday Snippets, 18 August

Saturday 20 August Winter Series 7 club race at 2pm. Junior Opti class training am.

Saturday 3rd September come to the Annual Trivia Social Night @ASC from 6pm. Book now on https://albertsailingclub.wildapricot.org/ under Upcoming  Events.  Fully catered Spanish meal, trivia games and fun. For members, family and friends, with payment on the night and a special subsidised entry fee for ASC members. Come with your own team of 6 – 8 people, or join a team on the night.

On the first three Saturdays of  September sail in ASC’s annual Bill Hooper Series. Usually good sailing as the weather warms up and Spring breezes occur more regularly

Our two club Status trailable boats need a Spring clean to make them presentable for prospective buyers. Help out with cleanup on Saturday 20th, and possibly 27th. No club racing on 27th due to Scouts Regatta on the Lake, with an am Working Bee listed in the cub program.

The Mudpuddler Editor needs articles, photos, quizzes and other items of interest by 26 August for the September Newsletter. Send your contribution to mudpuddler@albertsc.org.au

There are a couple of upcoming courses of interest.
Two first aid courses have been organised for ASC clubrooms on sunday 9 October. The first aider ‘Senior First Aid’ course involves a few hours of pre-work and a day of discussion and practice. The CPR course (Cardio Pulminary Resuscitation) is a half day morning program. Both courses are accredited and are to be delivered for a water sports environment. We need a number of ASC first aiders, and to encourage participation there will be a subsidised fee for ASC members. Some places available for others at a still good rate. Book online at https://albertsailingclub.wildapricot.org/ under Upcoming  Events.

A Responsible Serving Alcohol (RSA) course is being presented by Port Phillip Council on Monday 5th September 2016 6.30 to 10pm. ASC needs a few more people with RSA certification who can thus serve behind “Doug’s Bar”. This course is at no cost, and is normally $100 at a TAFE. Contact secretary@albertsc.org.au for booking details and further information.

Rod Thomas
for ASC committee

 

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Thursday Snippets, 11 August

ASC Winter Series continues on Saturday 13th and 20th August. Our annual Trivia night is on Saturday 3rd September from 6pm with a spanish catered meal, trivia games and fun. For members, family members and friends. Preceded by Trophy Presentations for Autumn and Spring series. For full details and bookings go  to the online link under Upcoming Events on https://albertsailingclub.wildapricot.org/. Any questions can be directed to vicecommodore@albertsc.org.au

On Saturday 13th the annual Australian Sailing, Victoria conference will be held all day at Sandringham Yacht Club. The CEO of Australian Sailing will give the keynote address, focussing on where the new Australian Sailing organisation is heading. Also a range of presentations on topics of interest to clubs and associations. ASC has a good representation of committee members attending.

You can follow the Australian Sailing Team at the Rio Olympics on http://www.sailing.org.au/performance/olympic/

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Thursday Snippets, 4 August

ASC Winter Series 5 club race on Saturday 6th August at 2pm, with Information session at 1.15. Training sessions on saturday morning for ASC juniors in Optimist and club Ozi Optis and Optimist Association juniors sunday afternoon.

Upcoming we have our annual Trivia night on Saturday 3rd September from 6pm with catered meal and trivia games. For members, family members and friends. Preceded by Trophy Presentations for Autumn and Spring series. More details including how to book next week.

Next 3 day Junior School Holiday training program on Wednesday 21 to Friday 23 September. Juniors in own boat or club Ozi Opti or Laser 4.7. Further details including online booking will be released in next week.

ASC August general committee meeting in clubrooms on Tuesday 9th August. All members welcome.

Rod Thomas
for ASC committee

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Thursday Snippets, 28 July

Our ASC Winter Series resumes on Saturday 30th July with Winter Series 3 race at 2pm, with an Information session in clubrooms at 1.15. There is also a couple of training sessions in the morning for junior Optimist sailors from 9.30. ASC is the starting club, and starts will be from our start/finish boat Aerial II following its return after anti-fouling of hulls and repairs at Sandringham YC  The weather forecast for Saturday is for moderate northerlies and 15ish degrees temperatures, so a little warmer than midweek.

The Victorian Teams Racing Championship scheduled by Albert Park Yacht Club for Sunday 31st July has been cancelled, but there will be Opti Association training from ASC for people looking for some action on the Lake on sunday afternoon.

Rod Thomas
for Albert Sailing Club committee

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Thursday Snippets, 21 July

Saturday 23 July forecast is for a return to colder weather, some showers and an averaging 15 knot westerly wind.  Rod Thomas has volunteered to act as an OOD for a scratch race, and social sailing. He needs one or two people to partner him in a RIB (if you can help out email him at sailing@albertsc.org.au). APYC will supply start boat and a RIB or two, and we will sail a common course. Usual 1.15 briefing for 2pm start. For the Galley Don will provide soup and rolls, otherwise BYO lunch. Junior Optimist class training programs programmed for the morning.

On Sunday 24 July the Hartley T16 Association’s annual Demonstration Day will be held in the gravel area next to Albert Sailing Club from 11.00 am to 3.00 pm. Come and have a look at a group of Hartley Trailer Sailer 16s and speak to class association members. Further details www.australianhartleyts16.org.au/Joomla/

Club racing and various junior Optimist training programs weekly from 30 July. On sunday 31 July the Victorian Teams Racing Championships are being sailed all day on Albert Park Lake, with APYC hosting.

Rod Thomas
for ASC committee

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