Thursday Snippets

Winter Series 12 club race from 2pm on Saturday 18th August. On sunday “Try a Laser 4.7 ” Transition session from 10.30 and Optimist winter training from 1pm. On Saturday 25th we have a club working bee from 9.30am, followed by an informal members meeting at 12.15 to provide an update and discuss progress in discussions with APYC, recent discussions with Parks Victoria, and ASC future directions. Sausage sizzle BBQ from 12. No club racing that weekend as Sea Scouts have booked Lake for their annual regatta.

UPCOMING in September
* 3 week 70th Anniversary Bill Hooper Series of races and casual sailing option at ASC on Saturday 1st, 15th and 22nd September. Details and boat booking arrangements on home page of www.albertsc.org.au.

* ASC special 70th anniversary function on evening of 15th September. Form a table or be allocated to one. Details and booking links from home page of www.albertsc.org.au.

* ASC Junior School holiday program Monday 24th to 26th September. Details out next week or two.

* CitySail Women & Girls coaching and racing weekend organised by Albert Park Yacht Club on weekend of 8/9 September. CitySail details and Registration link are on http://www.apyc.org.au/. Any ASC member enquiries can be directed to sailing@albertsc.org.au.

Rod Thomas
for ASC committee

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Thursday Snippets, 9 August

Another full weekend of sailing at Albert Sailing Club. Winter Series 11 club race from 2pm on Saturday 11th August. From 10am – 12.30 am on sunday 12th there will be a Victorian Laser Association Transition session at ASC. Bring your own Laser 4.7 boat or use one of the two VLA Laser 4.7 boats. For juniors or adults with some sailing experience who are interested in trying out a Laser 4.7 or improving their skills in sailing one of these boats. Two VLA provided instructors will provide advice and coaching. No fee involved, nor need to pre-register. From 1pm there will be another VIODA Optimist class training session with upwards of 35 boats again expected.

On a sad note Mike Simpson, we need to report the death last weekend of one of Mike Simpson. Mike was a past Commodore of ASC and a long term life member. When details of the funeral are received they will be posted on the home page of www.albertsc.org.au

UPCOMING in September
* 3 week 70th Anniversary Bill Hooper Series of races at ASC on Saturday 1st, 15th and 22nd September. We are encouraging all members and visitors to participate on 1, 2 or 3 weeks of the series. Club training boats available to ASC members for morning casual sail or afternoon club race. Details on the Series and boat booking arrangements on home page of www.albertsc.org.au.

* ASC special 70th anniversary function on evening of 15th September. Come and help us celebrate 70 years for Albert Sailing Club with pre-dinner drinks and savouries, dinner and entertainment from 6pm. Details and booking links on home page of www.albertsc.org.au.

* ASC Junior School holiday program 24 to 26 September.
More details coming soon

* CitySail Women & Girls coaching and racing weekend organised by Albert Park Yacht Club on weekend of 8/9 September on Albert Park Lake. There were a number of female ASC members who participated and reported very positively on the 2017 event. You can sail your own boat or organise a hire of a double handed or single handed boat through ASC or APYC. Double handed boats eg Pacer need to have a female skipper, but can have a female or male crew. This is a two day event, but one day participation may be possible. CitySail details and Registration link are on http://www.apyc.org.au/. Any ASC member enquiries can be directed to sailing@albertsc.org.au.

A number of our ASC flag officer committee members will be attending the Australian Sailing Clubs Conference at Sandringham Yacht Club on Saturday 11th August. The August ASC committee meeting is on Tuesday 14th at 7.30 in our ASC clubrooms. Finally the deadline for Mudpuddler Newsletter items is 17th August with items to be sent to mudpuddler@albertsc.org.au.

Rod Thomas
for ASC committee

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Thursday Snippets, 2 August

ASC winter sailing season continues on Saturday 4th August with Winter Series 10 club race on Saturday 28th July from 2pm. VIODA Optimist class winter training program from 1pm on sunday.

UPCOMING a big September
* 3 week annual Bill Hopper Series from 1st September
* ASC special 70th anniversary function on evening of 15th September
* CitySail Women & Girls coaching weekend 8/9 September on Albert Park Lake, organised by APYC
* ASC Junior School holiday program 24 to 26 September.
More details on all of these next week.

A reminder that Our Newsletter Editor Naomi is seeking items for the next Mudpuddler newsletter. Send items to mudpuddler@albertsc.org.au.

Rod Thomas
for ASC committee

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Thursday Snippets, 26 July

ASC Winter Series 9 club race on Saturday 28th July with division starts from 2pm. On sunday 29th there is VIODA Optimist class winter training program from 1pm and a Victorian Laser Association training group session from 9.30. No significant external events listed for Albert Park Reserve so access and parking should be good across the weekend.

Our Newsletter Editor Naomi has made an initial call for items for the next Mudpuddler newsletter. Start considering how you can contribute. Items required by mid August and should be sent to mudpuddler@albertsc.org.au.

Winter season club races and VIODA training continues weekly till end September.

Rod Thomas
for ASC committee

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Thursday Snippets, 19 July

ASC Club racing re-commences on Saturday 21st July with Winter Series 8 club race divisions from 2pm. As at Thursday the forecast looks reasonable, with lesser winds than Melbourne has had most of this week. On sunday 22nd the VIODA Optimist class winter training program with ASC on Albert Park LAke recommences with sessions on sunday afternoons from 1.30. If you are visiting Albert Sailing Club on sunday 22nd be aware that there will be road closures from 6am to 11am effecting Aquatic Drive (behind ASC), Albert Park Drive next to the stadium and Lakeside Drive (on Eastern edge of Lake). The roads are closed for a Victorian Athletics 10km road race/walk event. Vehicle and trailer access to ASC will not be possible until barriers come down at 11am.

Winter season club races and VIODA training continues weekly till end September.

Rod Thomas
for ASC committee

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Thursday Snippets, 12 July

No programmed activity at Albert Sailing Club on weekend of 14/15 July. ASC Club racing re-commences with Winter Series 8 club race at 2pm on Saturday 21st. VIODA Optimist class winter training program recommences pm on Sunday 22nd.

Albert Park Yacht Club’s Wintersail junior coaching regatta is on the lake on Friday and across the 14/15 July weekend. An ASC working bee shown for in some calendars for 14th July is not needed and is thus not being held. For anyone down on the Mornington peninsula the Australian Schools Teams Racing championships are being sailed from Blairgowrie YS from 11 – 15 July. There are 26 schools sailing in a series of over 100 short course races, with good viewing of sailing in the area in front of the clubhouse.

Rod Thomas
for ASC committee

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Thursday Snippets, 5 July

Winter Series 7 club race at 2pm on Saturday 7th. Forecast is for another breezy winter sailing day on the Lake.

This coming week we have the July ASC committee meeting in our clubrooms on tuesday 10th at 7.30. Our Vice Commodore Cindy Tilbrook is currently planning an ASC 70th Anniversary function for 15th September. Cindy is looking for historic photos or videos that relate to the club. Speak to Cindy or send her an email on cindytilbrook@hotmail.com. Also any ideas on the entertainment component.

No programmed activity at Albert Sailing Club on weekend of 14/15 July, with Wintersail junior coaching regatta at APYC that weekend. A working bee shown in some calendars is not on. Club racing and VIODA training re-commences on the following weekend.

The June newsletter of RS Sailboats in Australia (RS Zest, Quest, Aero) can be found at
https://mailchi.mp/232275a8bf50/sailing-raceboats-news-june-2018?e=f983f27474 . This includes our short article and photo on the blessing of the four ASC RS Zests.

Rod Thomas
for ASC committee

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Thursday Snippets, 28 June

The 2017/18 financial year finishes with Winter Series 6 club race at 2pm on 30th June. Club open from 10am.
The club regatta on weekend of 23/24 June was a success with 70 boats participating across the weekend, with a good balance of adult and junior sailors. Big thanks and well done to the ASC members who organised and ran the event. Also to Rob and Alison from Elwood and the Caddaye family for their assistance.
A Regatta report and full results can be accessed from www.albertsc.org.au. There are also plenty of photos on Albert Sailing Club’s Facebook and on https://www.dropbox.com/sh/ozv68pct9b52bkk/AACQgrIuz64VA0oLDc4-BUJRa?dl=0
The Melbourne Boatshow is on at the Exhibition Centre in Spencer Street from 28 June to 1 July. See Whats on Australian Sailing stand on http://www.sailing.org.au/australian-sailing-at-the-racv-marine-2018-melbourne-boat-show/
The Wintersail Junior coaching event is on at Albert Park Yacht Club from 13 – 15 July Details and Registration on http://www.apyc.org.au

Rod Thomas
for ASC committee

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Thursday Snippets, 20 June

On 23/24 Albert Sailing Club will sail its annual Winter Regatta on Albert Park Lake. Online Entry, Sailing Instructions and Notice of Race on the Winter Regatta links of www.albertsc.org.au. Online Entries from ASC, APYC members and visitors for one or both days needed by midnight on Thursday 21st. Two more volunteers are needed for a RIB powerboat for sunday sessions – am, pm or both sessions – one with power boat licence, the other with or without licence. Email cindytilbrook@hotmail.com if you can assist. We will also need people to help with launching and retrieval of boats of Regatta entrants from the foreshore decking each day.

The regatta format is a series of short course races. The Information session is at 1pm on Saturday 23rd for starts from 1.45. On sunday 9.30 Information session for starts from 10.15. As at Wednesday 8pm there were 45 entries with more to come. The largest fleet to date is the junior Optimist class with 20 entries. Late entries will be accepted up to 30 minutes before each Information Session. Club training boats including RS Zests, Pacers and Sabres available for hire by members via email to sailing@albertsc.org.au. It has been suggested that on Saturday people wear club clothing items when not dressed up (or down?) for sailing.

Upcoming
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Finn McMahon, ASC junior member and Victorian Optimist class champion, is sailing in the European Optimist Championships in the Hague, Netherlands from 23rd to 30th June. Over 350 Optis from 40+ countries are competing, including 4 from Australia and 3 from New Zealand.

The annual Melbourne Boat Show is at the Melbourne Exhibition Centre from Thursday 28 June to Sunday 1 July. There will be an Australian Sailing exhibit in the foyer across the four days.

Rod Thomas
for ASC committee

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Thursday Snippets, 14 June

It is now a week to the Albert Sailing Club Winter Regatta on Albert Park Lake. Regatta short course style racing Saturday 23rd June pm and Sunday 24th June (am and pm). Online entries for ASC and APYC members and visiting sailors are being sought by 21st, with late entries on Regatta days. Online Entry and Notice of Race are available on the Regatta links on www.albertsc.org.au. A few more volunteers are sought, particularly for RIB or start/finish boat roles on one or both days. If you are available send an email to sailing@albertsc.org.au indicating sessions(s) and roles of interest.

On Saturday 16 June we have Winter Series 5 club race at ASC at 2pm and VIODA Optimist class training from 1pm on Sunday 17 June. Interesting weather forecast for 16th and 17th. Hopefully, there are some breaks in the weather to allow for some good winter sailing !

Rod Thomas
for ASC committee

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