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 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 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 It has been suggested that on Saturday people wear club clothing items when not dressed up (or down?) for sailing.

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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