Thursday Snippets, 14 December

On Saturday 16th December there is Junior Green Fleet Sailing program from 1pm and others down at ASC for some casual sailing. Victorian Women & Girls in Sailing groups sailing on lake from Boatshed at 6pm on Friday 15th followed by drinks at ASC. Wednesday 20th the club will be open from 1pm till sunset or a little later. Have an afternoon or late afternoon/twilight sail. Bringown boat or club boats available for members. An RS Zest has been booked for tryout sails. Sausage sizzle style BBQ and drinks on ASC balcony from 6.30ish.

This is final Snippets for 2017. Best wishes for the upcoming festive period. The ASC program re-commences with club race on Saturday 13th January.

Rod Thomas
for ASC committee

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Thursday Snippets, 7th December

Last saturday of club racing for 2017 on 9th December, with a Memorial trophy race at 2.30. Also on the water we have Learn to Sail course (am and pm) and junior Green fleet session from 1pm. Off the water there is a Glass Painting Session in clubrooms from 2pm. Following sailing till after sunset we have our annual Pre-Christmas Social function, with BYO BBQ. After the poor weather of 2 of the last 3 weeks we hope for something reasonable on the weather front.

The final ASC date for 2017 is on wednesday 20th December with afternoon/twilight sailing, followed by drinks and BBQ on club decking.

The December issue of our club’s Mudpuddler Newsletter plus the 2018 club Handbook were mailed out on 4 December. A big thankyou to our editor Naomi, and to our flag officers and other members who made contributions. An online version of Mudpuddler has been placed on home page of our club website www.albertsc.org.au

Rod Thomas
for ASC Committee

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Thursday Snippets, 30th November

ASC club trophy race on Saturday 2nd December at 2.30. Spring junior Green Fleet program from 1pm on December 2nd and 9th. $30 per session for ASC juniors with Registration on https://albertsailingclub.wildapricot.org/. Also Sail Melbourne Regatta at Royal Brighton this weekend, sith 6 ASC juniors entered,

On Saturday 9th December ASC’s end of year trophy race, followed by after sailing Christmas breakup function. All members and family welcome. Bring your own BBQ or other main course, nibbles, and a salad to share. Club bar will operate and club will provide desserts. We hope to see our new members at tje Christmas get together. It gives an opportunity to catch up with other members, and enjoy a relaxed celebration of our sailing year.

Wednesday 20th Pre-Christmas afternoon/twilight sailing with club open from 1pm. Sail own boat or club boats available for members for whatever period suits. Drinks and BBQ on club decking, People who have been members or have sailed at ASC in the past most welcome.

We had a number of ASC sailors competing in Go for Gold Regatta at Black Rock on weekend of 24/25 November. Mike Horvath, who is a past member who stills sails with us in Winter, was the Ok dinghy class winner in a fleet of 13. Ron Fergusson finished 3rd in the Aero 7 class.

Rod Thomas
for ASC committee

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Thursday Snippets, 23 November

Another full weekend at Albert Sailing Club on 25/26 November weekend. On Saturday 25th November, members Information Meeting at 12 noon, then Spring Series club race at 2.30, and junior Green Fleet program from 1pm.

On Sunday we have Week 4 of Learn to Sail program and Social Sailing Day from 9.30 am. For social sailing sail your own boat or for club members one of the club training boats not being used in the Learn to Sail program.

On Friday 24th the Victorian Women & Girls sailing group will be at Albert Park Lake, 6 – 9pm. Sailing session in Boatshed boats or own boat from 6pm, followed by Drinks and BBQ in ASC clubrooms. ASC members and friends have been invited to participate, Go to Women & Girls in Sailing Facebook for details and registration.

On Saturday 9th December we have ASC end of year trophy race and after sailing Christmas breakup function. All members and family welcome. Also Albert Sailing Club’s junior Green Fleet programme on Saturdays from 1pm – 4pm has been extended to include December 2nd and 9th. It is for juniors aged from 8 to 12 yo in Ozi Opti who have completed Tackers (level 2 or above) or similar learn to sail programme. Boatshed Instructor. The fees are $30 per session for ASC junior members with Registration for one or both extra sessions on https://albertsailingclub.wildapricot.org/.

Mudpuddler Newsletter items required by Saturday 25th November for December issue. Send articles, photos, etc. to Naomi via mudpuddler@albertsc.org.au.

Rod Thomas
for ASC committee

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Thursday Snippets, 16 November

Our next club sailing day is on Saturday 18 November. Learn to Sail program Week 3 in the morning. In the afternoon Spring Series club race at 2.30, and junior Green Fleet program from 1pm.

On Wednesday 22nd November there will be Opening of the Australian Sailing State Sailing Centre in the newly renovated Boatshed next to ASC. The Boatshed is putting on a free Discover Sailing session from 4:30pm – 7:30pm ASC members and friends of members invited with Ozi Optis, Pacers & Hansa’s available for sailing or sail your own boat. Boatshed instructors will be on hand to provide assistance as required. Link to register: https://membership.sportstg.com/regoform.cgi?formID=41984&programID=39448

Then on Friday the 24th Victorian Women & Girls sailing group will meet at Albert Park Lake, 6 – 9pm. Sailing session in Boatshed boats from 6pm. Drinks and BBQ at ASC clubrooms. ASC members and friends invited to participate, Go to Women & Girls in Sailing Facebook for details and registration. On 25/26 November weekend there club race and junior green fleet program on Saturday and Social Sailing and Learn to Sail on sunday.

Mudpuddler Newsletter items required by Saturday 25th November for December issue. Send articles, photos, etc. to Naomi via mudpuddler@albertsc.org.au.

Rod Thomas
for ASC committee

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Thursday Snippets, 9 November

The weather looks perfect for sailing this weekend with mid 20’s both days and light to light/moderate winds both days. A full day of activities at Albert Sailing Club on Saturday 11th. Spring Series club race at 2.30, with junior green fleet in Ozi Optis from 1pm. In the morning there is week 2 of the Spring Learn to Sail program for adults and juniors. We also have a stand alone Intermediate training session for any members wanting to improve their skills, with a particular focus on tacking, gybing and sailing upwind. A number of club training boats are available for hire. Ideally register for Intermediate training online through https://albertsailingclub.wildapricot.org/

No organised ASC club activities on sunday 12th. If you are coming down to Albert Park Lake, there are some road closures in the Park and surrounding suburbs in the morning for the City to Sea Fun Run and Walk.

The weed cutter has been out on Albert Park Lake the last couple of weeks and is due to continue till later in the month. We have not been provided with a plan of areas of the Lake to be addressed. Earlier indications were that the northern part of the Lake would receive specific attention, and hopefully this is the case.

The October ASC general committee meeting will be held in our clubrooms on Tuesday 14th at 7.30pm. Members as always are most welcome to attend. Also the ASC Mudpuddler Newsletter is to be compiled later in the month. Prepare your contributions and send to Naomi through mudpuddler@albertsc.org.au

Rod Thomas
for ASC Committee

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Thursday Snippets, 2 November

With an ‘extended’ long weekend (for some), ASC has a social sailing day on the 4th with option of a scratch race or two in the afternoon. Also on the 4th We will be the first in Australia to look at and sail a couple of brand new RS Zest class boats. They are being supplied by the Australian distributor Tom Pearce and will be evaluated as potential training boats. The Zest can be configured to sail 1up or 2up. On Cup Day Tuesday there will be some people down from mid morning for some sailing on the Lake, subject to reasonable weather.

Saturday 11th November will be another big day at ASC. The club’s Spring Series resumes with Spring Series 4 club race at 2.30pm. In the morning there is the second week of the Spring Learn to Sail program. Also as an addition to the program an Intermediate level training session focussed on tacking and gybing. This is for members who want to improve their sailing including and will be lead by two of our senior Instructors Don McKenzie and Rod Thomas. An online registration form will be placed on https://albertsailingclub.wildapricot.org/ by sunday 5th.

Rod Thomas
for ASC committee

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Thursday Snippets, 26 October

Full weekend on 28/29 October. On Saturday 28th we have club Spring Series race starting at 2.30, with junior green fleet session from 1pm. Also Laser class Activate Day from 9am for ASC Laser sailors and visitors. On Sunday 29th there is our monthly ASC social sailing day for members, families and friends from 10am to 4pm. Also day one of the Spring Learn to Sail program from 9,30. Further details on the Learn to Sail program are on www.albertsc.org.au.

On Saturday 4 November, ASC will have a club social sail day, with a scratch race in the afternoon from 2/2.30. This takes into account that some people will be away for an extended weekend with Melbourne Cup Public Holiday on 7 November.

Rod Thomas
for ASC committee

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Thursday Snippets, 19 October

This week is Spring Series race 3. Racing is scheduled to commence at 2.30pm and briefing at 1.45pm. Early weather indications are for a cloudy, mild day, with a S/SW wind around 15-20km/h.

The club had a huge turnout for the Discover Sailing Public Open Day on Sunday 15 October. We even ran out of life jackets at one point.
Thank you to all the people who volunteered their time on the day and in the preparation for the event. The RS Quest was sailing non-stop all day, as well as 6 Ozi-Optis, 4 Pacers, a laser, RS Neo and 2 RIBs.

The six week junior Green Fleet program in Ozi Optis kicked off last Saturday with at least 7 participants.

Upcoming is the Spring Learn to Sail program which commences on Sunday 29 October and runs through to early December. Rescheduled Laser class Activate Day on Saturday 28 October, for ASC Lasers sailors and visitors. Friday 20th October, Victorian Women & Girls at Albert Park with sailing from Boatshed from 6pm followed by BBQ and Drinks at ASC.

Details and Registration links for of all of these are on www.albertsc.org.au

Rod Thomas
for ASC committee

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Thursday Snippets, 12 October

Big weekend at ASC on 14/15 October. Discover Sailing Public Open Day on sunday 15th from 11am to 4pm. Come out for a sail on Albert Park Lake, chat to a club member, and relax at the lunchtime BBQ on the upstairs decking. On Saturday we have Spring Series club race at 2.30, with 1.15 information session including a briefing for APYC Opening Day sailpast. Also six week junior Green Fleet program in Ozi Optis kicksoff with on-water session from 1pm. After race sausage sizzle on ASC decking.

Upcoming is the Spring Learn to Sail program which commences on Sunday 29 October and runs through to early December. Rescheduled Laser class Activate Day on Saturday 28 October, for ASC Lasers sailors and visitors. Friday 20th October, Victorian Women & Girls at Albert Park with sailing from Boatshed from 6pm followed by BBQ and Drinks at ASC.

Details and Registration links for of all of these are on www.albertsc.org.au

Rod Thomas
for ASC committee

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