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

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

* 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

* 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 Any ASC member enquiries can be directed to

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

Rod Thomas
for ASC committee

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