Thursday Snippets, 21 September

Race 3 of 3 of the annual Bill Hooper Series on Saturday 23rd at 2pm. Another windy day with winds from the northerly quarter predicted. Monday 25th to Wednesday 27th we have our ASC Spring holiday program, 9.30 to 3pm each day. Juniors mainly sailing club Ozi Opti boats on the Lake and having fun !

The Trivia Night last Saturday was a great success. Thanks to Dawn and Phil who organised the annual winter social event and David Bock our master Quiz Master. The Trivia win was shared by two tables comprising the Commodore, and members of his extended family and friends. They came with a rush in the last double points round.

The ASC winter-spring Mudpuddler Newsletter was mailed out to members last week and placed on the home page of our club website www.albertsc.org.au. Thanks again to the Newsletter Editor Naomi. If you are a member who would prefer to access it from the website rather than in paper format, send an email to that effect to the Editor via mudpuddler@albertsc.org.au.

Rod Thomas
for ASC Committee

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Thursday Snippets, 14 September

A Full day of activities at ASC on Saturday 16 September. Laser Class Activate Day from 9am. Bill Hooper Race 2 club race from 2pm. In the evening we have ASC’s annual Trivia Night including a spit roast food meal from 6pm, preceded by short Winter season trophy presentation at 5.30. Register on Home screen of www.albertsc.org.au by Thursday evening at latest for Trivia night. Ideally pre-Register for Laser Activate Day on www.albertsc.org.au or Late Registration on the day.

On sunday 17th over 30 Optimists are expected to participate in the final session of the Victorian Optimist Association winter training program. The program has been on most sundays since early June. The junior Optimist sailors from a range of Melbourne clubs, including Albert Sailing Club, have shown significant improvements in their skills through the program. We wish them all well as they return to sail in programs and races at their own clubs and in a series of Regattas being held in coming months.

The 3rd and last race in the Bill Hooper series is on Saturday 23rd. The ASC Spring Sailing season commences on Saturday 7th October, with our annual Discover Sailing Public Open Day on Sunday 15th October.

On 25/26/27 September (week 1 of the school holidays) ASC has its next Junior School Holiday program Details and Registration again on www.albertsc.org.au. Also a junior six weeks non-competitive junior Green Fleet program from mid October, with details and registration link now active through albertsc.org.au.

Rod Thomas
for ASC committee

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Thursday Snippets, 7 September

On weekend of 9 and 10 September no ASC club racing, with the Women & Girls CitySail event at Albert Park Yacht Club. Casual sailing on Lake possible both days provided give those participating in the Regatta a wide berth. On the sunday afternoon it is also the second last week of the Optimist winter training program.

Full day of activities at ASC on Saturday 16 September with Laser Class Activate Day from 9am, Bill Hooper Race 2 club race from 2pm. That evening we have ASC’s annual Trivia Night including an informal meal from 6pm, preceded by short Winter season trophy presentation at 5.30. To help the organisers Register by Tuesday for either or both the Trivia Night and the Laser Activate Day via www.albertsc.org.au

The next ASC general committee meeting is in ASC clubrooms from 7.30 on Tuesday 12th September.

On 25/26/27 September, week 1 of the school holidays, ASC has its next School Holiday program for ASC and other juniors aged 8 to 13 years of age. Sail own boat or hire an ASC Ozi Opti. Details and Registration again on www.albertsc.org.au. Also a junior six weeks non-competitive junior Green Fleet program from mid October, with details out soon.

Rod Thomas
for ASC committee

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Thursday Snippets, 31 August

On Saturday 2nd September we have race 1 of the 3 race Bill Hooper series. Also day one of the 2 day Mum’s and Girls weekend for the Victorian Optimist Association – have a good weekend girls !

On Thursday 7 Sept there will be some introductory training for Top Yacht results processing at Hobsons bay Yacht Club in Williamstown @ 18:30. The club needs a few more people to be trained up and available to use this software. If you are interested in learning, and possibly attending the session contact our Rear Commodore Steve Dunn.

No ASC club racing on weekend of 9 and 10 September, with the Women & Girls Citysail event at Albert Park Yacht Club. On Saturday 16 September ASC’s annual Trivia Night plus meal preceded by short Winter season trophy presentation at 5.30. Also VLA Laser Activate Day all day for Laser sailors at all levels of experience, and 2pm for Bill Hooper 2 club race. Go to www.albertsc.org.au for Registration and further information on the Trivia night and for the Laser Activate Day.

On 25/26/27 September, week 1 of the school holidays, ASC has its next School Holiday program for ASC and other juniors aged 8 to 13 years of age. Sail own boat or hire an ASC Ozi Opti. Details and Registration again on www.albersc.org.au.

Rod Thomas
for ASC committee

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Thursday Snippets, 24 August

On saturday 26 August there is a club working bee from 9.15. Usual cleaning and maintenance activities plus Aerial II anchor positioning work. Come prepared in older clothes, and work gloves if you have them. No ASC club racing with the annual Sea Scouts Regatta on Albert Park Lake. APYC have their AGM followed by a race from 2pm, which ASC members are welcome to sign on and sail in.

Contributions for the club’s Spring Newsletter are due this weekend. Send your pictures, articles, etc. to Naomi via mudpuddler@albertsc.org.au.

Upcoming at ASC in September we have :
* Bill Hooper series of club races on Saturdays 2nd, 16th and 23rd.
* 2 and 3 September Victorian Optimist Class Girls & Mum’s weekend.
* 9 and 10 September Women & Girls Citysail at Albert Park Yacht Club. A range of coaches at different levels will be involved including Glenn Collings and Heather McFarlane, both national and world champions.
* 16 September ASC Trivia Night plus meal. Also VLA Laser Activate Day for Laser sailors at all levels of experience
* 25/26/27 September Junior School Holiday program

Go to www.albertsc.org.au for further information about these and other ASC activities.

Rod Thomas
for ASC Committee

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Thursday Snippets, 17 August

The 7th and final race of the Winter Series is on Saturday 20th August from 2pm. The VIODA junior Optimist class training continues on Sunday 21st, also from 2pm.

No club racing on weekend of 26/27 August, with the annual Sea Scouts Regatta on Albert Park Lake both days.

The club’s Spring Newsletter is fast approaching. Articles, photos, etc. are needed. Send your contributions to mudpuddler@albertsc.org.au by 26 August.

Upcoming Events in September
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Across September we have the annual Bill Hooper Series of club races on Saturdays 2nd, 16th and 23rd.

Also some special events and activities.
2 and 3 September Victorian Optimist Class Girls & Mum’s weekend. Details and Bookings http://vioda.org.au/products/vioda-girls-sleepover-camp. Contact Rod via sailing@albertsc.org.au if you need an ASC Ozi Opti boat for the weekend.

9 and 10 September Citysail Women & Girls training and racing regatta for all dinghy classes at Albert Park Yacht Club. Regatta information and Entry on http://www.apyc.org.au/citysail.html

16 September VLA Laser Activate Day for Laser sailors at all levels of experience
Also on 16th the ASC Trivia night, preceded by dinner and short Winter season presentations in our ASC clubrooms.

25/26/27 September ASC Junior School Holiday program

Go to www.albertsc.org.au for further information about these and other ASC activities.

Rod Thomas
for ASC Committee

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Thursday Snippets, 10 August

Saturday 12 August is Winter Series 6 club race at 2pm. The Race Office/OOD is our dynamic Aero sailor Ron Fergusson. There are a few committee members away at the annual Australian Sailing Clubs Conference at Sandringham, and some members at an Impulse training weekend at Cairn Curran near Bendigo. If anyone is intending not to sail and can help out with on-water duty crew on Saturday, email Rod via club email sailing@albertsc.org.au.

The club’s Spring Newsletter is fast approaching. Articles, photos, etc. are needed. Send your contributions to mudpuddler@albertsc.org.au by 22 August.

Upcoming Events in September
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2 and 3 September Victorian Optimist Class Girls & Mum’s weekend at Albert Sailing Club. Training saturday and sunday morning, some short races, plenty of onshore activities meals and fun. Open to girls at all levels of experience sailing Optis & their mums from all clubs, including Albert SC. Details and Bookings http://vioda.org.au/products/vioda-girls-sleepover-camp. Contact Rod via sailing@albertsc.org.au if you need an ASC Ozi Opti boat for the weekend.

9 and 10 September Citysail Women & Girls training and racing regatta for all dinghy classes at Albert Park Yacht Club. Sail your own boat or if ASC member hire an ASC Pacer, Sabre or Laser. ASC supports the regatta, and Cindy Tilbrook is one of the two Race Officers for the weekend If interested in sailing a club boat, 1 day or both days, skipper or crew then speak to or email Edwige via sailing@albert.org.au. Regatta information and Entry on http://www.apyc.org.au/citysail.html No ASC Club race that weekend.

16 September VLA Laser Activate Day at Albert Sailing Club for ASC Laser sailors at all levels of experience with an invite out for Laser sailors at Top of Port Phillip clubs. A training session in the morning, and coached race in the afternoon. Club training Lasers will be available on first in basis. More details to come in next couple of weeks. Winter season club race for all classes that afternoon
The ASC Trivia night and Winter Presentation is on the 16th September with more details also the next couple of weeks.

Rod Thomas
for ASC Committee

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Thursday Snippets, 3 August

On Saturday 5th August a Winter Series resail has been scheduled to replace one of the Series races not able to be sailed the last two Saturdays. 2pm start time, with 1.15 Information Session. Geoff Saliba is ASC Race Officer for the day. VIODA junior Optimist winter training program continues Sunday afternoon. Should be action on the Lake both days with moderate winds from North west and westerly quadrants being forecast.

The next ASC committee meeting is on Tuesday 8th in our clubrooms. We welcome back our Commodore John Whelan who has been away for most of June and July.

Rod Thomas
for ASC Committee

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Thursday, 27 July

On saturday 29th July we have Winter Series 5 club race scheduled for 2pm start. ASC is lead club for Start Boat and Duty. We are a RIB crew (driver+1) short. With a BOM forecast for moderate/ possibly strong Northerlies (again!), we will need a couple of volunteers for RIB on the day. On sunday 30th Don McKenzie will have club open from 10am – 1pm, provided the weather settles as predicted. Club single handed training boats available for members to sail, subject to OK on the day. The VIODA junior Optimist class training continues sunday afternoon.

Rod Thomas
for ASC Committee

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Thursday Snippets, 20 July

Our ASC Winter Sailing Season re-commences on Saturday 22nd July with Winter Series 4 race at 2pm, and Information Session at 1.15. On Sunday 23rd the Victorian Optimist Association winter training program recommences at 2pm. The Ocean Racing Club Victoria has booked the ASC clubrooms for a Radio Training course 12 noon to 5pm, so we need members and VIODA members visiting the club to only use downstairs and boatyard areas.

Welcome back to some more of our overseas travellers who are coming from the summer conditions of Europe to the pleasures(?) of a Melbourne winter.

Rod Thomas
for ASC Committee

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