Thursday Snippets, 13 May 2021

     Sailing on both days of 15/16 May weekend with cool wintry weather predicted both days. Winter season club race at 2pm on saturday, with information session at 1.15 and club open by 10.30am. VIODA Optimist winter coaching program continues 1 to 4pm on sunday.
     Perpetual trophies for 2020 were presented at ASC clubrooms on saturday 8th. The Bill Larkins Overall Club Champion trophy was presented to Paul Farrell by Rob Larkins who sailed at ASC as a junior in Sabots and then in his youth in a Moth. (Paul, Rob and Cindy pictured) Rob’s father was a Commodore of ASC in the 1960’s and played as significant role in the building of the original clubrooms.
     The presentations were followed by the club’s Annual General Meeting. AGM reports can be found on the AGM tab under The Club on www.albertsc.org.au. Cindy Tilbrook was elected for her third term as Commodore and all nominees were duly elected to the 2021/22 club committee. We look forward to a full club year ahead.

Rod Thomas
for ASC committee

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Thursday Snippets, 6 May

A full weekend on 8 and 9 May. with club sailing day and AGM on saturday 8th and on sunday afternoon the first week of the Victorian Optimist Association winter training program for 30+ junior sailors being hosted at ASC.
On saturday the club will be open from 10am, with a Winter Season club race in class divisions at 2pm. At 5pm the club’s Annual General Meeting will be held to hear reports and elect the 21/22 General Committee. Also presentation of 2020 ASC perpetual trophies in the afternoon.
Key AGM details including attendance options and after meeting informal meal are
* All members are encouraged to attend the AGM to be held in person at 5pm (ASC Clubrooms, 1 Aquatic Drive, South Melbourne). There are alternative online/telephone options, with an email to secretary@albertsc.org.au in advance if using an option.
* All documents for the meeting, including the Minutes of the 2020 Annual General Meeting, the report of the Committee, the Financial Statements and Treasurer’s report can be found on the Albert Sailing Club website under the first menu item The Club / Annual General Meeting. Also details on how to join in by Zoom or phone.
* An informal dinner is proposed to be held after the meeting for those who can stay on. Please notify the secretary (secretary@albertsc.org.au) if you plan to stay for the informal dinner.

Rod Thomas
for ASC committee

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Thursday Snippets, 29 April

The Club’s Winter Season commences with a club sailing day on saturday 1st May. The club will be open from 10am. The first race of the Winter Series has division starts from 2pm, with Information Session at 1.15. The midweek forecast for saturday sounds good with predicted temperatures in the low 20’s with a light to moderate northerly. Also in the morning there will be an ASC search crew out in the Northern Lake basin trying to locate the missing mooring for our Aerial II Start/Finish boat.

Upcoming
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The Albert Sailing Club Annual General Meeting will be held in our clubrooms at 5pm on saturday 8th May. Documents related to the AGM are being progressively loaded onto the Annual General Meeting tab under “The Club” section of www.albertsc.org.au.
Please notify the club secretary via secretary@albertsc.org.au if you are intending to stay on after the AGM for an informal meal and chat. Also notify the secretary if you plan to join via the Zoom connection or not attending but assigning a proxy vote.

Rod Thomas
for ASC committee

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Thursday Snippets, 22 April


On saturday 24th April we have our Autumn Working Bee from 9.30 till finished, hopefully early afternoon. Plenty of jobs, with a list at the top of the clubrooms stairs. This is a day for all members to show support in maintenance of our club and equipment.There is a Rowing Regatta programmed on the Lake till early afternoon. No club racing but potentially opportunity for casual sailing after working bee finishes.

Upcoming
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* ASC winter season from May to September commences on saturday 1 May, with information session at 1.15 for club race from 2pm. Winter Associate and undercover middle boatrack options available for visitors from other clubs.
* Autumn Learn to Sail program for adults and youth over 3 weekends commencing on sunday 2nd May. Details and online application on https://albertsailingclub.wildapricot.org/
* Term 2 Junior and Youth Development programs on saturday afternoons from saturday 1st May Details on the Courses tab of https://www.theboatshed.net.au/home/
* Albert Sailing Club Annual General Meeeting at 5pm after sailing on saturday 8th May. Details on the AGM link under Our Club on www,albertsc.org.au. Nominations for the 2021/22 General Committee to secretary@albertsc.org.au by 5pm on Friday 30th April.

Rod Thomas
for ASC committee

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Thursday Snippets, 15 April

Club sailing on saturday 17th. In the morning our club’s annual ‘Virgo’ Ladies Skippers Race, this year to be sailed 2up in club RS Zests. 10am Morning tea and Information Session, with short format race from 11. Lady skippers and crew from Lake clubs and other clubs welcome. Details and Registration via link on https://albertsailingclub.wildapricot.org/  After lunch break there is club racing from 2pm with sign on and information session at APYC.

This weekend  the Australian Sailing Victorian Youth Sailing Championships are being sailed at Royal Yacht Club Victoria at Williamstown. ASC’s Hamish is competing in Laser and Nigel Leishamn in Opti Skiff (ex-Bic) and we wish them well.

The Autumn edition of ASC’s Mudpuddler Newsletter has been compiled and loaded onto the Home Screen of our club website  www.albertsc.org.au. Check it out for reports and news of recent and upcoming activities. 

Upcoming
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On saturday 24th April we have our Autumn Working Bee from 9.30 till finished, hopefully early afternoon. Plenty of jobs, with a list at the top of the stairs in our clubrooms. This is a day for active and not so active members to show support in maintenance of our club and equipment.There is a Rowing Regatta programmed on the Lake till early afternoon and no club racing in afternoon, but potentially opportunity for casual sailing after working bee finishes.

ASC winter season from May to September commences on saturday 1 May. Visitors from other club welcome, with Winter Associate and middle boatrack options available.

The Autumn Learn to Sail program for adults and youth has been programmed over 3 weekends commencing on sunday 2nd May. Details and online application on https://albertsailingclub.wildapricot.org/

Term 2 Junior and Youth Development programs on saturday afternoons commencing on saturday 1st May Details and online application on the Courses tab of https://www.theboatshed.net.au/home/

Albert Sailing Club Annual General Meeeting at 5pm after sailing on saturday 8th May. Details have been sent out to members and are on the AGM link under Our Club on www,albertsc.org.au

Rod Thomas
for ASC committee

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Thursday Snippets, 8 April

Club sailing day on saturday 10th. Club open from 10am. Afternoon race reverts to autumn and winter timings of starts from 2pm with 1.15 Information Session. This week ASC is the host club with our Commodore Cindy Tilbrook as Race Officer. Club training boats available for member hire, subject to conditions and experience.

The informal wednesday sailing group will sail afternoon of wednesday 14th from around 12 noon. Will not sail if strong wind warning for Port Phillip or a cold wet afternoon predicted Adult and supervised junior members welcome. Any queries email Rod via training@albertsc.org.au

Upcoming
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On saturday 17th there will be our annual Ladies Skippers Race this year in club RS Zests. 10am Morning tea and Information Session, with short format race from 11. Lady skippers ancd crew from Lake clubs and other clubs welcome and invited. Details and Registration via link on https://albertsailingclub.wildapricot.org/

April general committee meeting in our clubrooms at 7.30 on wednesday 14th April. This will be our last committee meeting for 2020/21 club year, with the AGM on saturday 8th May.

Rod Thomas
for ASC committee

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Thursday Snippets 25 March

Thursday Snippets, 25 March
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Regular sailing day on saturday with club open from 10am and club race from 2.30. The 1.45 Information Session will be preceded by Presentation of Trophies for 2019 – 20 season and January Commodore’s series at 1.20.
ASC Picnic and Social Sailing Day on sunday 28th. This should be a good day for new, temporary, existing and former members and their families. and a friend or two. On water activities will include sailing in the Northern basin and touring the lake, with club sail boats and kayaks available for members and guests who don’t have their own boat to sail. BYO picnic lunch and viewing from the first floor clubrooms decking and lakeside foreshore. Further details and Registration via link on https://albertsailingclub.wildapricot.org/

From Friday 26th to Sunday 28th the Victorian School Team Sailing State Championship is being sailed from Royal Yacht Club Victoria at Williamstown. There are a number of current and recent ASC juniors sailing in the St Michael’s Grammar team and we wish them fair winds and good sailing.

Upcoming
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There is a break in club activities over Easter, then resume with weekly saturday club racing on saturday 10th with race starts from 2pm following the end of Daylight Saving period,

On saturday 17th there will be our annual Ladies Skippers Race thsi year in club RS Zests. 10am Morning tea and Information Session, with short format race from 11. Details and Registration via link on https://albertsailingclub.wildapricot.org/

Final call for sailing related articles, photos and items of interest for the Autumn Mudpuddler Newsletter. Send items this weekend to our Mudpuddler Editor Maddy via mudpuddler@albertsc.org.au with cc to commodore@albertsc.org.au.

Rod Thomas
for ASC committee

Photo : Boats ready to be launched at ASC Twilight Sail on Friday 17th March






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Thursday Snippets, 18 March

On Friday 19th we have what will be the final (and sadly also the first) twilight sailing for the 20/21 sailing season. Some of us will be at the club from mid afternoon. The club’s larger RS Quest will be rigged for people who would like to be taken out for a sail and club training boats available subject to weather conditions and your experience level. Arrive when you like and sail till the sun starts going down. For those who have registered there will be a New Members dinner from 6.30 for 7.00.
Regular sailing day on saturday with club open from 10am and club race from 2.30 and junior training programs from 2pm.

For those coming down on Friday or midweek more generally parking fees apply at $5.40 per hour till 5pm. Then flat rate $5.40 from 5pm till 9pm,. Flat rate $5.40 for a weekend day. Unless o course you have an annual parking permit.

A reminder  sailing related articles, photos and items of interest are being sought for the Autumn Mudpuddler Newsletter. Send items in the next week or so to our Mudpuddler Editor Maddy via mudpuddler@albertsc.org.au with cc to commodore@albertsc.org.au.

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Sunday the 28th of March, ASC Picnic and Social Sailing Day. This should be a good day with invite for  new, temporary, existing and former members and their families. On water activities will include sailing in the Northern basin and touring the lake, with club sail boats and kayaks available for those who don’t have their own boat to sail. An email with Registration link will be sent out in the next few days.

Received this week details of a Women’s Skippers Regatta at Port Melbourne Yacht Club on saturday 10th April. For dinghy sailboats 1, 2 or 3 up with female skipper and female or male crew for two person and three person boats. Information session at 10am for up to 4 races starting at 11am. Details and race documents on https://www.pmyc.asn.au/home/

Rod Thomas
for ASC committee

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Thursday Snippets, 11 March

Albert Sailing Club has two full days of sailing activities on the 13th and 14th March weekend., On saturday there is a Summer Series club race from 2.30 and junior development programs from 2pm. Also an informal meeting of members in the clubrooms from 12 noon to provide a further update on ASC-APYC unification discussions and the 2021/22 committee to be formed at the AGM in early May. Please come along, and yes you can bring your lunch.

On sunday there is the final day of the Summer Learn to Sail course all day from 9.30. Casual sailing option both saturday and sunday.

On the last two weekends there have been successes for ASC members in State title events with Michael Horvarth and Anthony Berger winners in the Hartley TS16 trailables state titles and Hamish Gilsenan the Laser 4.7’s winner in the NSW and ACT Metro championships on Sydney Harbour.

Upcoming Social Activities
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On Friday 19th March we are hosting an ASC New Member Welcome dinner to welcome newer club members to the club. Club members and their families are welcome to attend to meet and socialise with the new members. A delicious spit-roast dinner will be provided (vegetarian options available) and the bar will be open. There is a social sailing option in the latter part of the afternoon, with club training boats available. The evening commences at 6.30 p.m.
Registration for the New Member Dinner is essential for catering and CoVid-safe purposes and is required by tuesday 16th March. Register on https://albertsailingclub.wildapricot.org/event-4206958
On Sunday the 28th of March, ASC Picnic and Social Sailing Day. For new, temporary, existing and former members and their families. Bring your own lunch, and enjoy the surroundings of the lake from the foreshore or club deck. On water activities options include sailing in the Northern basin and touring the lake, with club sail boats and kayaks available till 3.30pm or use your own craft. For juniors there will be a supervised sailing session from 10am to 11.30am with experienced club members. Bring your sailing gear. Contact Tony Schalken (committee member) if you can assist or want information.

We are also seeking articles, photos and items of interest for the  club’s Autumn Mudpuddler Newsletter. Send items to our Mudpuddler Editor Maddy via mudpuddler@albertsc.org.au with cc to commodore@albertsc.org.au.

Rod Thomas 
for ASC Committee

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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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