Thursday Snippets, 2 September

Spring has arrived but sadly with lockdown no activities at Albert Sailing Club or access to clubrooms and boatyard continues. There will be another of our ASC saturday afternoon catchups via Zoom from 4.30 to 5.30 on saturday 21st August. ASC members and friends of ASC most welcome to connect in to the informal saturday afternoon chat sessions. The last couple of saturdays we have had 8 – 10 people online. There is scope for a few more. This week’s login details are below.

Also sadly the two day CitySail Women’s and Girls coaching regatta on Albert Park Lake on 11 and 12 September has had to be cancelled. We recognise the significant work put in by the APYC organisers for theis event. We at Albert Sailing Club are keen to re-commence club activities, including Women’s and Girls activities, when Government Restrictions make it possible to do so.

Details for ASC catchup at 4.30, saturday 4 September
Join Zoom Meeting by PC, laptop, tablet or smartphone
Meeting ID: 876 4884 2616
Passcode: ASC

On tuesday 7th September at 7PM AEST Australian Sailing is launching an Olympic Webinar Series which will have interviews with some of the key players from the Australia’s Tokyo Olympic Sailing team. The series kicks off on 7th with Michael ‘Blackers’ Blackburn, who won a bronze medal in the Laser class at the Sydney 2000 Olympics and has been the coach of the gold medal winning Laser class Australian at the last  3 Olympics. Michael will discuss his experience at the Tokyo games and in the lead up to the games, followed by a Q&A session. Online bookings (free) are required for the webinar  on by Monday 6th September.

On thursday 9th September, we have the monthly ASC general committee meeting at 7.30pm. This will again be an online Zoom meeting. Any members wanting to raise an item for the meeting or attend should email

Enclosed to this email and Facebook post is “Sailing meets art”. The visual artist, Stefan Szczesny, painted the 17 sustainability goals of UNESCO on 17 mainsails of the German Sailing League’s fleet of J/70 one-design sailboats. The boats with the stunning artistic sails were sailed in the culture regatta “Sailing #Art4GlobalGoals” from Rhine to Düsseldorf in Germany on Sunday 22nd August . Do we have any artists or budding artists with Australian sailing themed art to share online with others ? 

Rod Thomas

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