Thursday Snippets, 30 April

Hello fellow locked down sailors. The Winter series programmed to commence on saturday 2nd May has been postponed. We wait for Victorian Government announcements in mid May on restrictions to apply in the upcoming period, in particular whether some level of recreational boating will be permitted. Albert Park Lake is being primed for boating activity with further rain keeping the water level at or very neat the maximum. The second 2 – 3 week round of Lake aquatic weed harvesting for 2019/20 is also underway as per photo at bottom of this message.

While we are currently not sailing on the Lake there are some current and upcoming activities of interest for extended club community.

* New Albert Park eSailing championships
There is an invite to current and past ASC and APYC sailors to participate in the inaugural Zhik Australian eSailing National Challenge online virtual regatta. The event comprises a 3 Round elimination series :
1.  A 7 race ASC/APYC combined championship series (5 to count),  9th  May 1530 and 10 th May 1100 ( 16th May 1530 resail)  Maximum 20 entries. Possibly a practice race on saturday 2nd May.
2.  Overall ASC/APYC club champion to compete in the AS eSailing State Championship (22-24 May).
3.  The top two State Champions to compete in the Zhik Australian eSailing National Challenge regatta (28 May).

The NOR and SI’s can be found  here.
To enter complete the following by no later than Wednesday 6th May :
1.       Register online at  Virtual Regatta Instructions on how to register are described in How to Register and create your profile
NOTE:  For your PC the app is NOT required (use browser).
2.        Complete the sail training module (strongly advised).
3.       Select a J/70 boat from the regatta window, by clicking the boat icon in lower left corner.
4.       Send an email entry with Subject line : Virtual Regatta by Wednesday 6th May to 
Email details to include
Virtual regatta Profile name
J/70 boat colour
your email address
phone number for contact
Good esailing and Regards Steve Dunn (ASC Rear Commodore)

* Corona Non Sailing Series Heat 4 at 2pm on saturday afternoon.
New entrants welcome and can still qualify for a series result with 5 of 8 races to count.
There was an exciting race 3 on Anzac Day, with a slighly longer race which saw most competitors very quick off the mark but often not so good in handling the tricky conditions.Well done to new entrants Paul and Emma Taig for winning (despite 1 capsize) and to Chris and Rob Pulham who finished second and third with no capsizes.
After 3 races in the 8 race series the overall placings are very close with the top 4 headed by the junior entrant Noah Bajayo narrowly from Geoff Rippingale and Chris and Rob Pulham.
Series and Entry details on

* Albert Sailing Club Annual General Meeting on 16th May
In a first, this year this will be an online meeting via Zoom. Members need to register online to hookin to the meeting. The Registration link, and the 2019/20 Committee Reports are in the Club section of www, There is also nomination form for 2020/21 ASC General Committee. Some new committee members are being sought to assist with the running of the club.

Rod Thomas
for ASC Committee

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