Thursday Snippets, 1 June

ASC’s seven race Winter Series commences on Saturday 3 June, with division starts from 2pm. It is also the final week of our saturday afternoon Albert Park Lake Junior Green Fleet Term 2 program. The group of 1 Opti and 6 or 7 Ozi Optis will sail a short race this week, with a separate Division 8 start. There will be a BBQ after sailing for the juniors and club winter sailors.

On sunday 4th June the Victorian Optimist Association will commence a program of sunday afternoon training sessions from Albert Sailing Club. Thirty to forty junior Optimist sailors from a range of Victorian clubs are expected. They will be on the water from 2pm to 4.30 most sundays till mid September. Also this sunday 4th from 9am – 2pm there will be a sizeable MS Walk and Fun Run around the Lake Path, so lots of people about and more traffic than normal.

On the Queen’s Birthday long weekend (11 – 13 June) no scheduled sailing at ASC, but likely to be people down on the Saturday if the weather is OK. There is a midwinter regatta on Port Phillip at Sorrento which includes the Victorian Mirror Championships with at least a couple of ASC entries. Also Sauna Sail at Hazelwood in the Latrobe Valley – this year without the warm water from the Hazelwood Power station !

Upcoming
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ASC annual Winter Regatta on 24 and 25 June. Notice of Race and online Regatta Entry now on www.albertsc.org.au. There is lots of preparatory work by Sailing Committee and others underway to make this another top regatta at ASC.

Rod Thomas
for ASC committee

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Thursday Snippets, 25 May

On Saturday 27th May we have Autumn Series 3 club race at 2pm. A couple of demo Aeros will again be available for use by ASC members from around 1130 provided weather is OK. On Sunday 28th there is a social sailing day from 10am, subject to reasonable weather. Sail your own boat or a club boat. The Australian Sailing Women’s & Girls group will be visiting from 1.30 for a sail in Boatshed Pacers and mid afternoon drinks and nibbles. Direct any queries re: sunday to Don McKenzie.

The Winter Mudpuddler Newsletter is being compiled. Send items to Naomi via mudpuddler@albertsc.org.au by Monday 29 May.

Rod Thomas
for ASC committee.

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Thursday Snippets, 18 May

Autumn Series 3 club race on Saturday 20th May at 2pm. A couple of demo Aeros will be at ASC again this saturday and will be available for use from around 1130 provided wether OK and Ron Fergusson our Aero champ makes it to ASC. From around 1000 there will be some more work on racking in Aisle 1 in preparation for the arrival of junior boats over the coming weeks for winter sailing.

On Saturday 6th we had our annual presentation night, then AGM where the ASC general committee for 2017/18 were duly appointed. We to have a good crowd stay on for a meal and good fellowship. Thanks to Naomi, Don and Edwige for organising.

The close date for items for the Winter Mudpuddler Newsletter is sunday 28 May. Naomi, our new Newsletter editor needs articles (long and short), photos, etc.. Send items to mudpuddler@albertsc.org.au

Rod Thomas
for ASC committee.

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Thursday Snippets, 11 May

ASC’s winter season is underway with Autumn Series 2 club race on Saturday 13th May at 2pm. The Virgo women’s event listed in the calendar will not be held this saturday. From around 1000 there will be some work on racking in Aisle 1 in preparation for the arrival of junior boats over the coming weeks for our winter sailing.

At 5.30 on the 13th the presentation of trophies for 2016/17 will be held in the clubrooms. Then at 6pm we have the club’s Annual General Meeting with a number of reports followed by elections for the 2017/18 general committee. This will all be followed by a sit down meal in the clubhouse. Anyone who wants to stay for dinner and has yet to register, registration is possible till 8pm on Thursday through https://albertsailingclub.wildapricot.org/

For the winter season visitors from other clubs can join as an ASC Winter associate with an option of undercover boat racking. Details on http://albertsc.org.au/index.php/racing/2013-winter-season/

The new ASC committee has its first meeting on Tuesday 16th in the ASC clubrooms.

Rod Thomas
for ASC committee

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Thursday Snippets, 4 May

ASC winter season commences with Autumn Series 1 club race on Saturday 6th May at 2pm. ASC Winter associate and option of undercover boat racking available through Winter Season link on www.albertsc.org.au. A reminder that nominations for 2017/18 general committee are due by 6pm on Saturday 6th. Also registration for annual trophy presentation/AGM dinner on Saturday 13 May open till preceding Monday via online ASC Wild Apricot link.

In late April ASC’s two trailable Status boats were sold. During the past week the two blue Status’s have been taken out of the water and transported to their new home on Westernport. The Status trailer, motors and all associated equipment was sold and has also been taken away.

Upcoming
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There is an open invitation to anyone interested to the next Wooden Boat Association’s Club Night at Albert Park Yacht Club on Wednesday 27 May 7:30 – 9:00pm. There will be a presentation from Float.a.Boat. Adrian and Rhonda Brewer operate the model boat business Float.a.Boat in Ringwood, providing a comprehensive service to model boaters. They will share their journey in reaching the position they are now in, and recount the many interesting and intriguing situations met along the way. People should feel free to bring along their own models to be admired.

Our next big ASC event is our annual Regatta on 24/25 June. Planning is already well underway. VOLUNTEERS are needed for On Water and Shore based Regatta Duty Crew – One or both days. On Water roles – RIB boat driver (with powerboat licence), RIB assistant, and Start/Finish boat crew member.
Off water we will need people in Galley, Bar, Tower (radio and results software), BBQ and boat launching and retrieval.
If you are available email rearcommodore@albertsc.org.au with your contact details, preferred role and day(s) available. For further information speak to our Rear Commodore Steve Dunn.

Rod Thomas
for ASC committee

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Thursday Snippets, 27th April

On Saturday 29th April we have a pre winter season Working Bee from 9.15am. Wear old clothes. Gardening gloves and a leaf blower if you have one. On the saturday there is no club racing due to a Rowing Regatta on Albert Park Lake. Sunday social sailing at ASC from 10am to 2pm on sunday 30th.

ASC winter season commences on Saturday 6th May, with winter club races at 2pm.. Members of other clubs are welcome with online registration for Winter Season associate and option of undercover boat racking available through Winter Season link on www.albertsc.org.au.

A reminder that on Saturday 13 May ASC we have our annual trophy presentation at 5.30, AGM at 6pm, followed by a catered dinner in ASC clubrooms. You can register to attend the dinner via the link on https://albertsailingclub.wildapricot.org/ or the list on Doug’s Bar.

Nominations for 2017/18 ASC committee are still being sought. Nominations received are on window at top of ASC front stairs. Yet to receive nominations for Commodore, Vice Commodore and Assistant Secretary. Also not yet full complement for General Committee. Nomination forms to ASC Secretary or forwarded to secretary@albertsc.org.au by 6pm on 6 May.

The ASC/APYC Lake Challenge short race series concluded on Saturday 22nd. Fifty boats were out for a good afternoon of sailing. The overall placings for class yardstick adjusted results were close and spread between divisions with 1st Ron Fergusson in an Aero from ASC, 2nd Jonathon Pulham in an Impulse from APYC, and 3rd Anthony Berger in a Sabre from ASC. A big thanks to Steve Dunn, Steve Lincoln, Lesley Scott, Ron Lackington and the rest of the ASC duty crew

Our next big ASC event is our annual Regatta on 24/25 June. Planning is already well underway. VOLUNTEERS are needed for On Water and Shore based Regatta Duty Crew – One or both days. On Water roles – RIB boat driver (with powerboat licence), RIB assistant, and Start/Finish boat crew member.
Off water we will need people in Galley, Bar, Tower (results software), BBQ and boat launching and retrieval.
If you are available email rearcommodore@albertsc.org.au with your contact details, preferred role and day(s) available. For further information speak to our Rear Commodore Steve Dunn.

Rod Thomas
for ASC committee

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Thursday Snippets, 20 April

On Saturday 22nd April we have week 2 of the Interclub event for sailors from Albert Sailing Club and Albert Park Yacht Club. Visitors from other clubs welcome. Short course format races from 2pm. APYC is the host club for race management and will provide BBQ and drinks for ASC and APYC members in their clubrooms/decking from around 4.30. We are looking for a good ASC rollup for the challenge race and at the informal post race socialising.

The annual Verna Templeton event for ASC junior sailors is on saturday 22nd April. Juniors at all levels of experience are invited to sign on in the clubrooms at 9.30, rig boats and then be ready for briefing at 10am. Inexperienced juniors will be teamed with more experienced junior sailors in a series of not too serious short races in club Pacers.

On Saturday 29th April we have a pre winter season Working Bee from 9.15am. Wear old clothes. Gardening gloves and a leaf blower if you have one. On the saturday afternoon there is no club racing due to a Rowing Regatta on Albert Park Lake. There is an option of a visit to Williamstown SC for their club race for anyone interested. Sunday social sailing at ASC from 10am to 2pm on sunday 30th.

On Saturday 13 May ASC will be holding our annual trophy presentation for 2016/17 season at 5.30, our AGM at 6pm, followed by an evening catered dinner for club members and their families. To encourage people to stay on for dinner the cost will be kept low – less than a cost of a ‘seniors’ counter meal with a reduced rate for children. An email with details will be out in the coming week. You can enter your name to attend on the list on Doug’s Bar or through an online link.

Rod Thomas
for ASC committee

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Thursday Snippets, 6 April

On Saturday 8th April we have an interclub race for sailors from Albert Sailing Club and Albert Park Yacht Club, with visitors from other clubs welcome. Short course format, with races from 2pm. ASC is the host club providing race management from our Aerial II start/finish boat. Eats and drinks for ASC and APYC members in ASC clubrooms and on decking after sailing. Bring a salad to share if you can.

We had another successful 3 day junior holiday program over the last week, with 12 juniors between 8 and 13 years of age involved in ideal Autumn weather. Some photos have been placed on our Albert Sailing Club Facebook. The next ASC junior activity is our annual Verna Templeton series for junior sailors on saturday 22nd April. ASC juniors at all levels of experience are invited to sign on in the clubrooms at 9.30, rig boats and then be ready for briefing at 10am. Inexperienced juniors will be teamed with more experienced junior sailors in a series of not too serious short races in club Pacers.

The last meeting for the 2016-17 ASC general committee is on Tuesday 11th April. We need members to come forward and nominate for the 2017-18 general committee which is to be formed at our AGM on 13 May. Speak to a current committee member if you need more information or jut fill in the Nomination form and hand in or forward to Jack Woods our current ASC secretary.

No activities at ASC over the Easter period. Have a good Easter, be it on the water, away camping or in other accommodation, or whatever.

Rod Thomas
for ASC committee

Rod Thomas
for ASC committee

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Thursday Snippets, 30 March

Sailing returns to the Lake after the F1 Grand Prix weekend. Summer Series 6 club race at 2.30 on Saturday 1st April, with Better Sailing group session in the morning from 10am. The club training boats are available for use and hire by members.
The RS Aero national championships and Skiff Regatta is being sailed at Black Rock Yacht Club on Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd. There will be some fast sailing from a range of skiff classes if the winds get up. The largest fleet is in the RS Aero class with 25 entries, and Ron Fergusson from ASC is a strong chance for a good placing – go Ron !
Monday 4th to Wednesday 6th, ASC is conducting another junior school holiday program. Mainly green fleet level juniors in club Ozi Optis this time. Our open class juniors will be sailing in the Victorian Youth Championships coaching program at Royal Brighton YC. Adult members and friends are welcome to come down to ASC to lend a hand, go for a sail or watch the juniors learning and having fun. There will be a sausage sizzle lunch on Wednesday for the juniors, their parents and any ASC members who are down at the Lake.
On 8 April ASC is hosting week 1 of the two week Lake Challenge series for sailors from ASC , APYC and visitors. Short course format, with races from 2pm. Prizes for overall placegetters and class winners. Eats and drinks in ASC clubrooms after sailing.

Rod Thomas
for ASC committee

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Thursday Snippets, 16 March

Summer Series 5 club race at 2.30 on saturday 18th, with Better Sailing group session at 10am and final Term 1 junior green fleet session at 1pm. Late morning there will be final compilation of the club’s Autumn Mudpuddler newsletters in the ASC club rooms for posting of Newsletters next week. The online version is available on the home page of www.albersc.org.au.

Closing date for expressions of interest in AFL football tipping comp is Friday 17th via email to naomiburmika@gmail.com. Expressions of interest in the Easter junior school holiday program on 3 to 5 April close on Monday 20 March via the link on https://albertsailingclub.wildapricot.org/

On the March long weekend the Optimist State titles were sailed at Geelong with 90 or so entries. The ASC juniors who participated had some good results. Congratulations and well done to Finn McMahon who was the winner of the Victorian Optimist State championship. For the Regatta he tied on equal points with the current Australian Champion from NSW but finished Regatta second on a count back. As first Victorian he won the Victorian title. In the Intermediate division Jack Italia finished second overall, only one point behind the winner. In the Green fleet, Anna Robinson who joined ASC in November for our saturday green fleet program finished third. The Laser state titles are on the weekend of 18/19 March at Royal Brighton Yacht Club.

A reminder that the Albert Park Lake Reserve will be closed for the F1 Grand Prix from 12.01am Monday 20 March to 12.01 on Tuesday 28 March.
ASC next club sailing is on Saturday 1 April.

Rod Thomas
for ASC committee

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