Thursday Snippets, 30 September

     This week the limit for exercise in Melbourne has been extended from 10 kilometres from home to 15 kilometres. This allows a few more of us to go sailing on Albert Park Lake as part of our exercise regime.
On the afternoon of saturday 2nd October there will be a few down sailing on saturday afternoon. With all of us able to get out and about further there will be no late afternoon ASC Zoom catchup session.

     If you have a boat in the club boatyard and a boatyard key you can now directly access the yard on any day of the week. For those with a boat in the yard without a key it will be open from 1.30 to 2pm on saturday 2nd for movement of boats in or out of the yard, and opened for a short period mid afternoon. If coming down to sail you need to login with QR code at the middle boatyard gate, wear a mask at all times on shore, and maintain distancing in line with gathering limits.

    The clubrooms including the club foyer are not allowed to be opened for club members, most likely till early November or possibly end of October depending on when Melbourne reaches the 80% double vax target. The exception is the year 12 SEDA educational group who will resume midweek classes at ASC at the start of Term 4 on 2nd October.

    The first weekend of October is normally the start of the Spring sailing season for Melbourne sailing clubs but again not so this year with government restrictions in force. All events in October have been postponed including the 150th APYC Opening Day event which has been rescheduled to 28 February.

    For those within 15 k’s of the Lake in addition to weekend sailing we have a few members sailing midweek when the weather is fine and it fits their schedule. Usually wednesday afternoon. It was tuesday afternoon this past week with Jack out in his Impulse, Silke and her daughter in Mirror, three juniors in Laser 4.7’s, and another junior in a RS Zest. Picture is of Andy in Laser 4.7 and his brother Max in Zest enjoying the Melbourne Spring weather.

Victoria moves to Daylight Saving, with clocks to move forward one hour at 2am on sunday 3rd October.
Enjoy the extra hour of daylight (?) and keep safe

Rod Thomas



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