Thursday Snippets, 7 December

Saturday 9th December is the final club sailing day for 2023, with the club open from 10am and two for the price of one race at 2.30 – the combined clubs Summer Handicap Series 5 and the Life Members Trophy Race. Presentation of ‘ trophies’ for the Winter Season and Bill Hooper Series in September will be at the Information Session at APYC at 1.45.

Following sailing on the 9th we look forward to the catered Festive Season/Christmas function in our ASC clubrooms from 6pm. Doug’s Bar open for drinks a little earlier.

The forecast for the 9th is similar to that for the first saturday of the month with the Melbourne Metro forecast for winds southerly 15 to 25 km/h (a little stronger forecast for Port Phillip) and 95% chance of rain (hopefully, mainly in the morning as for last week ?)

The final club social sailing event for the year. is Twilight Social Sailing and BBQ on Wednesday 13 December. The clubhouse will be open from 4pm, with sailing from 5pm-7pm.
Sign on for sailing and BBQ on list at top of stairs in clubrooms on the day. Hire of a club training boat for club members, subject to approval and weather conditions on the day. Join the social group whether sailing or not on the balcony for a BBQ dinner ($10) and/or social drink from Doug’s Bar. Any change in arrangements, such as cancellation due to weather, will be notified on the home page of ASC website by 7pm on the preceding day (12th).

A reminder on Parking in Albert Park Reserve
If you are parked in the Reserve near the club and have an annual Parking Permit no cost for parking any day of the week. ASC stamped forms for permit application are available at the club or download from ‘car parking in Albert Park’ and provide proof of your current membership from your membership sign in on the Albert Sailing Club Wild Apricot site.
Otherwise purchase a ticket from one of the parking meter machines and display on the car dashboard.
* Weekday hourly rate (8 am to 5 pm): $5.80 per hour, with 3 hour limit in Aquatic Drive,
* Weekday evening rates (5 pm to 9 pm): $5.80 flat rate
Option of parking at no cost in Albert Road service lane after 6pm on weekdays and any time saturday or sunday.

Snippets takes a break till the start of January prior to the 3 saturday club sailing days from 6th January including the Commodore’s short race series over 3 weeks.

Best wishes to members, and friends of Albert Sailing Club for the upcoming Festive Season

Rod Thomas
for ASC committee


ASC members Marc and Felcity Bernstein (Architects and Interior Designer) have written and curated a coffee table book called “ 99 Green Ideas ” to help people make their life a little bit greener. Many of the ideas would make wonderful gifts , but the book is also a gift in itself. The promo from Mark folows and includes a great discount offer for books purchased before  the book launch on 14 December.
99 Tips Book promo

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