Albert Sailing Club’s Annual Winter Regatta is on saturday 23 June (pm) and Sunday 24 June (am and pm). The regatta takes a short course format with races of around 30 to 45 minutes duration, in the northern half of Albert Park Lake. The Notice of Race and Entry Form is available on www.albertsc.org.au. We are expecting a good turnout of boats.
A number of classes including the Impulse and Sabre classes have Winter Travellers Series races and the Victorian Mirror Class championships will be conducted across the weekend. There are strong entries from Optimist and Minnow classes, with a few Sabots also expected. We also have a couple of entries from the Flying 11 class from New South Wales. The 11 foot Flying Eleven skiffs are generally sailed by youth aged between 10 and 18 years, with more information on them available at www.flying11.yachting.org.au.
The forecast for saturday is for some good winter sailing, with the forecast for sunday more problematic with a cold front due at some stage.
The BOM forecast is :
Saturday 23 June
Shower or Two
Winds North to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots, increasing to 15 to 20 knots during the afternoon.
Sunday 24 June
Winds North to northwesterly 20 to 25 knots shifting west to southwesterly 20 to 30 knots during the late morning.
Albert Sailing Club is hosting a second major regatta in July with the 2012 Australian Schools Teams Championships from Thursday 12th to Sunday 15th July. This will be a big event wtih 22 schools teams competing. Intensive planning is underway. We need a good number of volunteers on each of the four days, particularly for shore based roles. Please consider your availability and email firstname.lastname@example.org or add your name to the list in the club foyer. Information about this regatta is avaiable through the link under Sailing on www.albertsc.org.au
We had a good turnout of members for the Working Bee held on 16 June and much good work in tidying and cleaning the clubhouse was completed. Thanks to everyone who came along and helped out. Special thanks to Melanie Wedgwood who organised us and cooked the egg and bacon rolls with her Mum. Also to Steve Lincoln who organised the ‘scissor platform’ which was used to cleandown the southern side of the clubhouse.
The World Laser Radial Youth (under 19 years) championships are being sailed from RQYS in Brisbane from 27 June – 5 July. There are a number of entries from Victoria in the fleet of 106 boats, including Ben Hartnett, Anna Phillip, Tom Vincent, and Jack Felsenthal who have sailed regularly with us at Albert during the last few Winter seasons. We wish them good sailing. You can follow progress on rqys.com.au
See you at Albert Sailing Club soon.