Thursday Snippets, 16 April

The Winter Sailing Season on Albert Park Lake due to start on the first Saturday in May has been postponed due to current stage 3 covid19 government restrictions. We will commence sailing on the Lake when restrictions are eased.
In the meantime join the challenge on Saturdays at 2pm in the online Albert Park Corona Non-Sailing Series. Details and how to enter are on to

Heat one of the Albert Park Non-Sailing Corona series was held in windy conditions on Saturday 11th May. Multiple capsizes gave plenty of entertainment to the spectators. Jon Pulham led early but mistook the windward mark for the leeward mark, with most of the fleet following.
Geoff Rippingale visiting from South Gippsland YC showed the locals up, being the only sailor to sail the correct course and stay upright, losing time to Jon only as he searched the sailing instructions for his ‘footwear’. It helps to have some local knowledge!
Third to finish and first from Albert Sailing Club was Rod Thomas in the imaginatively named “Rod’s Boat”. First junior was Noah Bajayo also from ASC in his Laser 4.7 “The only series I have a chance in”
The Pulham family from APYC had three entrants – I think I know where Jon gets his competitive side from! Fortunately for the fleet the other Pulhams don’t always know their tacks from their clews.
The wind is looking a bit lighter this week – with three drops allowed the series is just getting started and no one is out of it yet!

Join in the fun this Saturday at 2pm Go to for details.
(Note from the Race Officer: The results, questions and answers from Race 1 on that page will give you some further insights into the cryptic race report provided by Jon Pulham.)

Internet Streaming of Treasure Island

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A full stage production of Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic will be shown on the UK National Theatre’s YouTube channel from midday Friday April 17 and be available for a week.

Treasure Island is an adventure story tale of “buccaneers and buried gold.” Its influence has been enormous on popular perceptions of pirates, including such elements as treasure maps marked with an “X”, schooners, the Black Spot, tropical islands, and one-legged seamen bearing parrots on their shoulders.

Sailor Girl Weekly Video show
Weekly half hour ‘Adventures of Sailor Girl” is a streaming video show hosted by Nic Douglass. Nic has been a keen sailor since starting as a Mirror crew as a junior in New South Wales, and has interviews and footage mainly from Australian sailors and events.

There are plenty of clips on YouTube of sailors keeping actived during pandemic restrictions. Vaikobi is keeping the #staypositive vibes going during April with the VAIKOBI ISO CHALLENGE with AUD 1000 of prizes up for grabs!
To be in the running to win, all you have to do is show your most entertaining home training videos that feature you getting wet! (Or the closest thing to the representing the ocean)
Here’s what you have to do:
• Step 1: Get your training gear on (wetsuit, life jacket, boardies, etc)
• Step 2: Get the video rolling and film your iso-training (You can do it solo or with your family / housemates)
• Step 3: Get wet and have fun (a bucket, water pistol, shower, or hose)
• Step 4: Post the video on Vaikobi’s Facebook wall and hashtag #vaikobiisochallenge OR post to Instagram and hashtag #vaikobiisochallenge

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Rod Thomas
For ASC committee

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