Thursday Snippets, 13 December

On Wednesday 19th December Albert Sailing Club has Pre-Christmas Twilight sailing from 5pm. This is the club’s last scheduled activity for 2019. Club open from 4pm. Casual sailing, with option of informal short race at 6.15. Invite for members, family and friends, and ex members to join us for a sail and/or BBQ and drinks on the club decking.

Saturday 15th December no scheduled ASC club sailing, but provided weather is OK there will be people down for some casual social sailing from mid morning to mid afternoon. There is a junior relay athletics meeting on at Lakeside Stadium all of Saturday so parking behind club is likely to be tight. Members with an annual Parks Victoria paking permit can park on gravel areas either side of club, if no parking available on road behind ASC.

Victoria’s largest sailing regatta is on a Royal Brighton from Thursday 13th to Sunday 15th December. Those who who want go racing on Saturday, can try Williamstown and Albert Sailing Club.

Albert Summer sailing season of club races re-commences on Saturday 12th January. There is a couple of 3 day junior school holiday programs in January, and the Term 1 junior Green Fleet programs on Saturday 2nd February. Details and registration now open for the junior programs on The Summer Learn to Sail program commences on Saturday 2nd February with details on On the Australia Day weekend Yarrawonga Yacht Club has its annual regatta on Lake Mulwala. Cindy Tilbrook is travelling up to be the Race Officer for the weekend. Some other ASC members have participated in past years and reported on a good laid back regatta.

This is the final Snippets for 2019. Have a good holiday season over the next few weeks. Enjoy your sailing if you are sailing at Albert Park Lake over the holiday period or taking your boat away to sail another inland waters or salt water venue. There are a number of ASC families travelling to Hobart for the Optimist class nationals and the Wilson family to Sydney for the Mirror class world titles, and we wish them well in these events.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Rod Thomas
for Albert Sailing Club committee

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