Thursday Snippets, 26 November

Club sailing day on Saturday 28th November with week 2 of the 3 week annual Bill Hooper series from 2.30. Also week 2 of the Boatshed- ASC junior and youth development programs in the afternoon. Club facilities will be open from 10.30 including the upstairs clubrooms and decking for the first time since lockdown. Also Australian Sailing advise that sailing of double handed boats by people from different households is now allowed. When visiting the club sign in in the club foyer and observe club COVID19 related guidelines on and signs including permitted numbers of people in club facilities.

News this week of the passing of one of our fondly remembered life members Doug Hunter on Monday 23rd November at the age of 91after a short illness. Doug and his son Gary joined the club in the late 1970’s. Doug sailed a Sabre for a year or so, then took on a number of significant club roles including boat racking officer and for around 30 years operated the clubhouse bar after sailing each saturday. After Doug’s retirement as club steward the bar was aptly named ‘Doug’s Bar’. Gary has advised that as there are some family members in Queensland they have elected not to hold a formal funeral at this time but instead hold some form of gathering in the new year. Our fond memories and sympathies are being conveyed to the Hunter family.

Saturday 5 December. Club working bee from 9.30, with morning tea from around 11, and the final week of the Bill Hooper series from 2.30. The clubrooms , boatyard, club boats and equipment need a spring clean after the protracted lockdown since March.

Saturday 12 December will be an End of Year Club Picnic Day. Members and visitors are encouraged to socialise over lunch in the clubrooms, on our decking or in front of the club with a BYO picnic. Have a sail or watch the sailing in the morning and/or afternoon, with a Life Members club race from 2.30. After sailing there will be a BBQ on the club decking and drinks available from the bar.

PHOTO attached is from the Victorian Laser Association training day for youth at ASC on Sunday 22nd November. Photo of Hamish, Orlando, Jensen and the ‘Retro youth’ Rod. Another full day of VLA training at the Lake on Sunday 29th.

Rod Thomas
for ASC committee

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