Thursday Snippets 25 May 2022

Commodore Rod Thomas is away for a few days so I’m bringing you this week’s Snippets.

Sailing Matters

We again have a busy weekend at Albert Sailing Club.  Club racing (Winter Handicap 2) will take place with a start at 2 p.m. and first warning signal at 1.57 p.m.  At this stage, the weather is looking like a partly cloudy day with light showers.  Temperature at sailing time around 15-16 degrees  and with 5-10 knot north-westerlies.  But don’t be put off by predicted light winds, as ASC and APYCV enjoyed an excellent afternoon’s racing last Saturday even though the lake was like a mirror up until around 12 p.m.   We had a fleet of close to 40 boats with a steady light breeze.

A great photo of some of the fleet during last week’s sailing (provided by APYC).

The BBQ will be operating after sailing this coming Saturday with our usual fare of sausages, meat patties, chicken skewers and hash browns — and perhaps even a few dim sims thrown in for good measure.

VIODA training for juniors will be happening on Sunday so the lake will be busy again.

Regatta – join the roster and help out!

Parks Vic is hoping that the weed cut will have taken place by our scheduled regatta date (June 25 and 26), so it’s all steam ahead for our (hopefully) first regatta in 3 years.  We want every sailor out on the lake participating, but we also need a host of people to help out over the course of the weekend, either with on-water or off-water assistance.  If you are available to assist, please let me know via email ( as soon as possible, or catch up with me at the club.  In your email, please let me know whether you are available on the Saturday, Sunday or both.

Responsible Service of Alcohol

Just a reminder to all of our previous holders of their RSA certificates that they need to be updated on a regular basis.  Please check your certificate and if it is out of date, do the update course online and then let us know that you have renewed.

We always need people with their certificates to assist with bar duties from time to time, so all club members are encouraged to obtain their certificates.  There are a number of online courses available (just search on RSA certificate Victoria) with a cost of around $50, or the City of Port Phillip has arranged for a Responsible Service of Alcohol Course open to clubs to select appropriate member/s to attend.  Details are as follows:

  • Wednesday June 22,  Peanut Farm Reserve Pavilion (St Kilda area), Registration 6:15pm – RSA Course 6:30pm – 10.00pm

ASC is entitled to send a number of participants to this course for a cost of $25 (met by ASC).  If you are interested, please email me (email above) or speak to me at the club and I’ll let you have all the relevant details.

That’s it from me for this week,




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