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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Thursday Snippets, 5 October

ASC’s spring season commences on Saturday 7th with a club race starting at 2.30pm. Club races at 2.30 then continue weekly at 2.30. A new format for duty crews is being
trialled for Spring. On saturday, October 7. ASC has the lead for on water race management, with OOD Gary Todd, and 3 ASC duty crew members in Arthur Misson, Richard Rawlins and Stephen Tillman. There are 4 rostered from ASC each week, with the complete Spring roster published in the Winter/spring Mudpuddler newsletter published in September.

Our most significant Upcoming event is the club’s Discover Sailing Public Open Day on sunday 15th October, 11am to 4pm. Come down for a sail. Invite family and friends. Pre-registration and information on https://albertsailingclub.wildapricot.org/ We need members to volunteer to help out on the day. For half day from 10am or 1pm or all day. Email commodore@albertsc.org.au if you can help out.

ASC October committee meeting is at 7.30 on Tuesday 10th in our ASC clubrooms.

Other Upcoming includes :
1. Junior Green Fleet program on six Saturday afternoons from 14th October.
2. Rescheduled Laser Activate Day on Saturday 28th October.
3. Spring Learn to Sail program from Sunday 29th October.
More information on these and other club activities are on www.albertsc.org.au

Finally, on sunday 8th October the Hartley TS!6 Association has a Display Day in the gravel area next to our ASC clubrooms, 10am to 3pm. Hartley 16 foot trailers on display and TS16 sailors on hand to provide advice on this class of boat and their activities.

Rod Thomas
for ASC committee

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Thursday Snippets, 28 September

Social Sailing at ASC from 10am to 2pm, and possibly beyond on AFL Grand Final Day. Club spring sailing season commences on Saturday 7th October, with 2.30 start time.

Upcoming in October, we have our annual Discover Sailing Public Open Day, 11am to 4pm on Sunday 15th. We need members to help with setup and operations on and off the water on the day, either 10am to 1pm, 1pm to 4.30, or the full day. Send an email to commodore@albertsc.org.au if you can assist. Also upcoming is the Saturday afternoon junior Green Fleet program on Saturday afternoons from 14 October and the Spring Learn to Sail program commencing on sunday 29th October. More details on www.albertsc.org.au

Another successful school holiday program was held over the past week, with participation by 15 juniors across the 3 days. A big thanks to Edwige who again organised a worthwhile school holiday program and the weather gods for some decent sailing weather.

Rod Thomas
for ASC committee

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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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