Thursday Snippets, 19 May


On saturday 21st May we have our annual Virgo Ladies skippers and crew race in the morning and a winter series club race at 2pm.

The invite for the Ladies race is for female sailors from Albert Sailing Club, Albert Park Yacht Club and other clubs to sail ASC’s RS Zest boats. Meet upstairs in our ASC clubrooms at 10am for Morning Tea and Information Session. Then rig boats for 11am start for a short course format race of up to 45 minutes. Entries taken for an individual skipper or crew role for all ages and all levels of experience. Register to sail via the link on https://albertsailingclub.wildapricot.org/

On the afternoon of sunday 22nd it is Week 2 of the VIODA Optimist class winter training program. It was great to see 40 juniors out in Optimists for last week’s session and a similar number is expected this week.

Rod Thomas
commodore@albertsc.org.au


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Thursday Snippets, 12 May

Big weekend on 14/15 May with club activities both days.
     On Saturday 14th there is the second winter series club race at 2pm. After sailing there is the club’s annual general meeting at 5pm in our clubrooms, preceded by a short presentation of annual perpetual trophies. All club members encouraged to attend. The agenda, nominations for the 2022/23 club committee and annual financial and committee reports are on the Annual General Meeting section of The Club tab on www.albertsc.org.au. Email the secretary on secretary@albertsc.org.au if you plan to stay on for the informal pizza meal afterwards.
    On Sunday 15th May there is a plannin workshop session in the clubrooms from 10am – 12 noon for ASC family members to discuss their future needs and inputs for future club plans.
The Victorian Optimist Class VIODA winter training program at ASC commences, with sessions 1 – 4pm each sunday across the next two school terms. Details are on the VIODA Facebook.
Upcoming
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Virgo Race for female skippers and crews in club Zest boats on saturday 21 May 10am for short course race 11am start. For all levels of experience Register for this event via the link on  https://albertsailingclub.wildapricot.org/


Rod Thomas
for ASC Committee
E: vicecommodore@albertsc.org.au

 

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Thursday Snippets, 5 May

Our Albert Sailing Club winter season commences on saturday 7th May with club race at 2pm. Get the winter sailing gear out with forecast for wintry Melbourne weather. For visitors, further details and registration for winter season via links on www.albertsc.org.au. Given the forecast the Virgo Ladies Skipper and Crew race in club Zests scheduled for the morning has been postponed to 21 May.
  Big weekend on 14/15 May.
– On Saturday 14th winter series club race at 2pm. After sailing there is the club’s annual general meeting at 5pm, preceded by presentation of annual perpetual trophies, and followed by an informal meal. The agenda and reports for the AGM are on the AGM section of The Club tab on www.albertsc.org.au. Nominations for committee required and to be sent to secretary@albertsc.org.au by 6pm Friday 6th or at club by 5pm on saturday. Also let secretary know if staying for the informal dinner.
– On Sunday 15th May  the Victorian Optimist Class VIODA winter training program at ASC commences, with sessions 1 – 4pm each sunday in school terms.  Details on VIODA Facebook. Enrolments required by Sunday 8th Options for ASC juniors including boat hire, contact Rod via training@albertsc.org.au

The club’s Autumn Mudpuddler issued in April has been loaded onto the Home page of our club website www.albertsc.org.au. It is another bumper issue. Hamish Gilsenan who skippered ASC Quest to win the Stonehaven Cup has returned to sailing his Laser Radial with some good performances including first in Laser Radial division of Sail Bellarine last weekend.

Rod Thomas
for ASC committee

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Thursday Snippets, 28 April

Saturday 30th April the main club activity is the Working Bee from 9am. Arrive when you can, dressed in older clothes (with a wet weather coat ?). There are club building, boatyard, sailing and power boat tasks to be undertaken. A trophy race is scheduled for 2pm, after completion of the annual Masters Rowing Regatta in the southern and western basins of the Lake.
Upcoming
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Saturday 7th May
– Club winter season commences with races at 2pm each saturday. Details on www.albertsc.org.au including Registration link for visitors from other clubs.
– Virgo Ladies Skippers and Crew race 10am for 11am start in club Zest boats.
Saturday 14th May
– ASC Annual General Meeting at 5pm following winter series club race. Nominations for committee required by 5pm on 7 May.
Sunday 15th May
– Victorian Optimist Class VIODA winter training program commences with sessions 1 – 4pm each sunday in school terms. Details on VIODA Facebook. Options for ASC juniors ; contact Rod via training@albertsc.org.au

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Thursday Snippets, 21 February

Return to club sailing on Albert Park Lake after Grand Prix/Easter break with  Summer Season day on saturday 23rd and school holiday session on thursday 21st and. On saturday we have the final “Summer Series” club race at 2pm, Club open from 10.30, with club training boats available for hire by club members. The afternoon sailing on thursday 21st includes a School Holiday session for green and intermediate level juniors in own boat or club boat from 1.30 to 4.30, with details and registration on https://albertsailingclub.wildapricot.org/ Adult members solo or with others, and visitors from other clubs welcome to sail casually. The April Club committee meeting follows on thursday evening from 7pm.
A number of members sailed in Regattas or ‘socially for pleasure’ over Easter. Ron Fergusson sailed his Aero 9 to win the 19 boat Division 5 category at the Lake Boga Easter Regatta. Well done Ron.
Upcoming
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Saturday 30th April – Club working bee in the morning, with scratch race or social sailing in the afternoon.
Saturday 7th May – Club winter season commences with races at 2pm. Details on www.albertsc.org.au with Registration link for winter associate membership up next week.
Saturday 14th May – ASC Annual General Meeting at 5pm following winter series club race.
Sunday 15th May – Victorian Optimist Class VIODA winter training program commences with sessions 1 – 4pm each sunday in school terms. Details on VIODA Facebook.

Rod Thomas
for ASC committee

Ron sailing his Aero 7 at 2019 Aero Australian championships

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Thursday Snippets, 31 March

The final club sailing day on saturday 2nd March before a two week break for the Formula 1 Grand Prix and Easter. Club race at 2.30, with club open from 10am. Club training boats available for member hire and use.
      The Albert Park Reserve will be closed for the Grand Prix from Monday 4th to Monday 11th April, with no vehicular access and only event ticket holders permitted.
The park is due to re-open on Monday 11th or Tuesday 12th with access through the steel gates off Albert Road, and plenty of Grand Prix infrastructure being dismantled.
Thursday Snippets is taking a break for a couple of weeks. and will resume in the week before our next club saturday sailing day on 23rd March.

Rod Thomas
for ASC committee

Poster from Melbourne F1 Grand Prix in 1996, with sail boats on the Lake.

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Thursday Snippets, 24 March

Club sailing days on both Saturday 26th March, and Sunday 27th. On saturday Summer Series club races at 2.30 with club open from 10am. On 27th we have our March sunday social sailing day from 10 till 2.30ish. There is special invites to sail from 10.30 for ASC juniors, female ASC members and their friends and Mirror class sailors. All members, their families and friends welcome. Both days bring your own boat or for members option to sail a club training boat.

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Saturday 2nd April Women’s Skippers Regatta at Port Melbourne Yacht Club Short races from 1pm in 2 or 3 person boats with female skipper. Notice of Race and Entry link https://www.pmyc.asn.au/home/

1st – 3rd April Victorian Schools Teams Racing Championships at Mornington Yacht Club.

15 – 18 April various Easter Regattas including at Lake Boga (northern Victoria) and Lake Bullen Merri, Camperdown (western Victoria). Also Victorian Youth Championships at RYCV

Rod Thomas
for ASC committee

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Thursday Snippets, 17 March

Our next club sailing days are on Saturday 19th and 26th March, and Sunday 27th. Club races at 2.30 on the 19th and 26th, with club open from 10am. On 27th we have our March sunday social sailing day from 10 till 2.30 or so. There is a special invites to sail for juniors, female and Mirror class sailors, with experienced members of each planning to attend. All members, their families and friends welcome. Bring your own boat or sail a club training boat.

There is a final call for items for the Autumn edition of ASC’s Mudpuddler Newsletter. Send articles, reports on regattas, photos, etc. to Rod via training@albertsc.org.au by Monday 21st March.

Steve Dunn has edited and loaded onto the Albert Sailing Club You Tube channel a video clip of the Start of the APYC/ASC Ladies Bracelet Race sailed as part of the 150th Opening Day celebrations for sailing on the Lake on 26th February. Check out this and other clips of sailing at ASC on  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCH4Vz5LPq7tVtHskB26VD9Q

The dry start to 2022 in inner Melbourne continues. We need some more rains to improve the water depth of Albert Park Lake.

Rod Thomas
for Albert Sailing Club

 

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Thursday Snippets, 10 March

The next Albert Sailing Club sailing day is on saturday 19th March with a Summer Series Race at 2.30. The Trivia Night scheduled for 19 March has been postponed to a date to be advised later in the year.
     On the March long weekend we have a number of members involved in State Championship events incluing : Impulses at Somers on Westernport ; Optimists at Sandringham, and the Yarrawonga Regatta where our Commodore Cindy is the Race Officer.
     The Autumn edition of our Mudpuddler club newsletter is to be released in early April. We are looking for articles, photos and other items of interest based on activities in the last 3 months or so. Consider what you could contribute, and send items by Monday 21st March to Rod via training@albertsc.org.au for forwarding on to our Newsletter editor Maddy.
     For people looking for a maritime related event over the March long weekend the bi-ennial Geelong Wooden Boat Festival is on this weekend. There are some Tall Ships including Melbourne’s own Enterprize, classic wooden boat displays and Sail Past, and entertainment including the Navy Band on the saturday. For details go to https://woodenboatfestivalgeelong.com.au/

Rod Thomas
for ASC committee

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Thursday Snippets, 3 March

Saturday 5th March is a regular club sailing day with Summer Series club race at 2.30, and club open from 10am. No galley this week, with tea and coffee still an option.
The next club day is then Saturday 19th March with sailing followed by our postponed Trivia Night. for members, families and friends. From 6pm for 7pm Trivia in your own team or as part of a team assigned on the night. Details and registration via link on www.albertsc.org.au

The ASC Members planning survey closes on Monday 7th March. If you haven’t completed the link it is here. All completed questionnaires which have email address go into a draw for a not to be missed Gold Class movie pass for 2 (limit of 1 entry per member).

Last weekend was a busy one for ASC members at the Lake and elsewhere. The 150th celebrations for AYC and sailing on the Lake was well attended and went off well. There are photos and a video on the APYC Facebook. Thanks to the ASC volunteers who assisted, with particular mention of Lesley Scott who played a significant role in recording of finishers and compilation of results for the Ladies Bracelet race. We also had members sailing Laser Masters Nationals at Westernport and in Sail Sandy regatta at Sandringham Yacht Club. Special mention for Nigel Leishman who has progressed from Optimist to sail his first regatta in a Laser 4.7 which included a third place in a fleet of 9 4.7’s in race 5. Well done Nigel.

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Monday 7th March, the ASC general committee meeting at 7.30pm, likely to be online via Zoom. Any members wanting to raise an item or attend should contact Tim, secretary@albertsc.org.au

Thursday 10th March access to Aquatic Drive closed most of the day with erection of Grand Prix Overpass in Albert Road Drive. Lakeside Drive (eastern side of Lake) closures for Grand Prix works midweek days progressing to include some weekend days in period leading up to Grand Prix week 4 – 10 April when all roads in the Park will be closed.

March long weekend State championships for a range of classes including : Impulses (Somers), Optimists (RYCV), Pacer and 125 (Yarrawonga)

Rod Thomas
for ASC committee

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