Thursday Snippets, 20 August

Hi fellow hibernating sailors and Snippets followers. With no boating in the Greater Melbourne Metropolitan area there will be a Virtual online “ASC Drinks and Chat” 4pm – 5pm on saturday 22nd August. Join us at “Doug’s Virtual Bar” from your PC, Tablet or Smart phone using the Zoom link :
There will also be an online ASC Virtual sailing session mid afternoon which is open to people at different levels of experience. Sail a boat around a course on Sydney Harbour. If interested send an email to our Rear Commodore Steve Dunn via

The ASC general committee had its monthly meeting online via Zoom on wednesday 12th August. Another full agenda, somewhat surprisingly. An ASC August update to Members email from our Commodore Cindy will be sent to members later this week, which includes details of the approach to be taken on 2020/21 membership subscriptions.

At last saturday’s Virtual Drinks and Chat Rod provided some details of a long distance ocean row currently being undertaken by Lia Ditton. Lia left San Francisco on 17th June and is rowing 2500 nautical miles to Hawaii in her 20 foot long boat, alone and unsupported. As at 19 August she had completed 2/3rds of the trip, and reported on a range of experiences including two capsizes. Her daily updates provide an interesting read and can be found on
Who is going to bring an item of interest to this saturday’s Drinks and Chat ?

In Other News
A number of club and class newsletters have been released online this month. Unfortunately, notifications of cancelation of many regattas scheduled for second half of this year into the new year including :
* Albert Park Yacht Club’s City Sail for Women and Girl’s which was scheduled for mid September
* Albury Wodonga’s Sail Country on Lake Hume scheduled for November
* Australian Laser Championships and the following Australian youth championships which were both to be held in Perth in January.
The Sail Sandy Regatta which is usually held in October has been scheduled for 21/22 February.

No doubt there will be more cancellations and rescheduling to come as we try to negotiate those strange and different times. We look forward to being able to get back to some sailing in the next couple of months.

Keep well and keep active as best you can.
Rod Thomas for ASC committee

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