Thursday Snippets, 12 July

No programmed activity at Albert Sailing Club on weekend of 14/15 July. ASC Club racing re-commences with Winter Series 8 club race at 2pm on Saturday 21st. VIODA Optimist class winter training program recommences pm on Sunday 22nd.

Albert Park Yacht Club’s Wintersail junior coaching regatta is on the lake on Friday and across the 14/15 July weekend. An ASC working bee shown for in some calendars for 14th July is not needed and is thus not being held. For anyone down on the Mornington peninsula the Australian Schools Teams Racing championships are being sailed from Blairgowrie YS from 11 – 15 July. There are 26 schools sailing in a series of over 100 short course races, with good viewing of sailing in the area in front of the clubhouse.

Rod Thomas
for ASC committee

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Thursday Snippets, 5 July

Winter Series 7 club race at 2pm on Saturday 7th. Forecast is for another breezy winter sailing day on the Lake.

This coming week we have the July ASC committee meeting in our clubrooms on tuesday 10th at 7.30. Our Vice Commodore Cindy Tilbrook is currently planning an ASC 70th Anniversary function for 15th September. Cindy is looking for historic photos or videos that relate to the club. Speak to Cindy or send her an email on cindytilbrook@hotmail.com. Also any ideas on the entertainment component.

No programmed activity at Albert Sailing Club on weekend of 14/15 July, with Wintersail junior coaching regatta at APYC that weekend. A working bee shown in some calendars is not on. Club racing and VIODA training re-commences on the following weekend.

The June newsletter of RS Sailboats in Australia (RS Zest, Quest, Aero) can be found at
https://mailchi.mp/232275a8bf50/sailing-raceboats-news-june-2018?e=f983f27474 . This includes our short article and photo on the blessing of the four ASC RS Zests.

Rod Thomas
for ASC committee

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Thursday Snippets, 28 June

The 2017/18 financial year finishes with Winter Series 6 club race at 2pm on 30th June. Club open from 10am.
The club regatta on weekend of 23/24 June was a success with 70 boats participating across the weekend, with a good balance of adult and junior sailors. Big thanks and well done to the ASC members who organised and ran the event. Also to Rob and Alison from Elwood and the Caddaye family for their assistance.
A Regatta report and full results can be accessed from www.albertsc.org.au. There are also plenty of photos on Albert Sailing Club’s Facebook and on https://www.dropbox.com/sh/ozv68pct9b52bkk/AACQgrIuz64VA0oLDc4-BUJRa?dl=0
The Melbourne Boatshow is on at the Exhibition Centre in Spencer Street from 28 June to 1 July. See Whats on Australian Sailing stand on http://www.sailing.org.au/australian-sailing-at-the-racv-marine-2018-melbourne-boat-show/
The Wintersail Junior coaching event is on at Albert Park Yacht Club from 13 – 15 July Details and Registration on http://www.apyc.org.au

Rod Thomas
for ASC committee

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Thursday Snippets, 20 June

On 23/24 Albert Sailing Club will sail its annual Winter Regatta on Albert Park Lake. Online Entry, Sailing Instructions and Notice of Race on the Winter Regatta links of www.albertsc.org.au. Online Entries from ASC, APYC members and visitors for one or both days needed by midnight on Thursday 21st. Two more volunteers are needed for a RIB powerboat for sunday sessions – am, pm or both sessions – one with power boat licence, the other with or without licence. Email cindytilbrook@hotmail.com if you can assist. We will also need people to help with launching and retrieval of boats of Regatta entrants from the foreshore decking each day.

The regatta format is a series of short course races. The Information session is at 1pm on Saturday 23rd for starts from 1.45. On sunday 9.30 Information session for starts from 10.15. As at Wednesday 8pm there were 45 entries with more to come. The largest fleet to date is the junior Optimist class with 20 entries. Late entries will be accepted up to 30 minutes before each Information Session. Club training boats including RS Zests, Pacers and Sabres available for hire by members via email to sailing@albertsc.org.au. It has been suggested that on Saturday people wear club clothing items when not dressed up (or down?) for sailing.

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Finn McMahon, ASC junior member and Victorian Optimist class champion, is sailing in the European Optimist Championships in the Hague, Netherlands from 23rd to 30th June. Over 350 Optis from 40+ countries are competing, including 4 from Australia and 3 from New Zealand.

The annual Melbourne Boat Show is at the Melbourne Exhibition Centre from Thursday 28 June to Sunday 1 July. There will be an Australian Sailing exhibit in the foyer across the four days.

Rod Thomas
for ASC committee

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Thursday Snippets, 14 June

It is now a week to the Albert Sailing Club Winter Regatta on Albert Park Lake. Regatta short course style racing Saturday 23rd June pm and Sunday 24th June (am and pm). Online entries for ASC and APYC members and visiting sailors are being sought by 21st, with late entries on Regatta days. Online Entry and Notice of Race are available on the Regatta links on www.albertsc.org.au. A few more volunteers are sought, particularly for RIB or start/finish boat roles on one or both days. If you are available send an email to sailing@albertsc.org.au indicating sessions(s) and roles of interest.

On Saturday 16 June we have Winter Series 5 club race at ASC at 2pm and VIODA Optimist class training from 1pm on Sunday 17 June. Interesting weather forecast for 16th and 17th. Hopefully, there are some breaks in the weather to allow for some good winter sailing !

Rod Thomas
for ASC committee

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Thursday Snippets, 7 May

No club racing at Lake on June 9/10/11 long weekend. VIODA Optimist class training at ASC on sunday 10th. Expecting some members down for some casual sailing on Saturday from around 10am if weather favourable. Midwinters Regatta at Sorrento across Saturday and Sunday.
The June committee meeting on Tuesday 12th in ASC club rooms at 7.30. ASC Mudpuddler Newsletter is being mailed out this week, with the online version now on Home screen of club website. Thanks to our editor Naomi and the members who have contributed to the June issue.

The Albert Sailing Club Winter Regatta is now not far away, on Saturday 23rd June (pm) and Sunday 24th June (am and pm). Online Entry for club members and visitors now available with Regatta details on www.albertsc.org.au. We are looking for ASC members to sail one or both days of the regatta, to encourage visiting sailors from other clubs to sail. If you are not sailing but could help out with the running of the Regatta, volunteers are needed for on water and shore based roles. If you can help send an email to sailing@albertsc.org.au with sessions(s) available and roles of interest.

Rod Thomas
for ASC committee

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Thursday Snippets, 31 May

On Saturday 2nd June we have Winter Series 3 club race at 2pm. For juniors there is a resail of the annual Verna Templeton race from 2.15 and final Term 2 junior green fleet sailing from 1pm. BBQ on club deck at 4.30 for juniors, their parents and all ASC members. ASC training boats again available for members and can be booked in advance on sailing@albertsc.org.au, otherwise on the day. The Victorian Optimist Association winter training program based at Albert Sailing Club commences on sunday 3rd, 1 to 4pm. Also MS Walk around Lake on sunday morning.
Saturday 26 May a good sized fleet participated in three short trapezoid course races in the ASC – APYC short course event. Sailing was in perfect autumn conditions with maximum 19 degrees temperature and 5 to 10 knot northerly breeze. For the first time we had all 4 of the club’s new RS Zests racing with their yellow mainsails and jibs. Also three Mirrors with red sails and spinnakers, and a couple of Pacers, one of which was sailed by a new ASC family. All up six parent-child combinations were out sailing, 10 juniors in Optimist/club Ozi Optis and senior members and some winter members out in single handed classes made for a good ASC fleet with promise for the future. The two Zests were also taken out on sunday at the monthly social sailing day, with one of them sailed by a couple of visitors from Port Melbourne Yacht Club following an invite to PMYC members to sail with us on the Lake.

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No club racing at Lake on June 9/10/11 long weekend. VIODA Optimist class training at ASC on sunday 10th, and Midwinters Regatta at Sorrento over the weekend.

Albert Sailing Club Winter Regatta on Saturday 23rd June (pm) and Sunday 24th June (am and pm). Details and Registration on www.albertsc.org.au. ASC members and visiting sailors from other clubs encouraged to sail the Regatta. Volunteers needed for on water and shore based roles. If you can volunteer send an email to sailing@albertsc.org.au with sessions(s) available and roles of interest or enter your details on the list on upstairs club noticeboard.

Rod Thomas
for ASC committee

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Thursday Snippets, 24 May

Full weekend at ASC 26/27 May. Saturday 26th ASC/APYC Short Races event from 2pm with BBQ & drinks at Albert Park Yacht Club after sailing. Also junior green fleet from 1pm. Social sailing day at ASC on sunday 27th from 10am to 3pm. For the ASC/APYC event sign on and signoff at APYC, with briefing in front of APYC clubhouse at 1.15. ASC announcements in ASC clubhouse at 1pm.

ASC training boats available for members to use both days including Laser, Sabre, Zest, Pacer and junior Ozi Optis. Weather forecast looks good for Saturday, likely windier sunday. Any member who wants to book a club boat in advance for Saturday 26th email me on sailing@albertsc.org.au, Otherwise book on the day. Members of Port Melbourne YC interested in a sail on Albert Park Lake have been invited down to sail on weekend.

Upcoming
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Albert Sailing Club Winter Regatta Saturday 23rd June (pm) and Sunday 24th June (am and pm). Notice of Race with all the details has been posted on www.albertsc.org.au this week, with registration link open from 5 June. ASC members and visiting sailors from other clubs encouraged to sail 1 and hopefully 2 days of Regatta. We need members and non member volunteers for powerboat and Start boat roles, and shore based Tower and Galley roles. Volunteer for half day, full day or whole Regatta. If you can volunteer send an email to sailing@albertsc.org.au with sessions(s) available and roles of interest or enter your details on list on upstairs club noticeboard.

Rod Thomas
for ASC committee

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Thursday Snippets, 17 May

Saturday 19th May, Winter Series 2 club race. at 2pm, and junior Green Fleet program from 1pm. On sunday 20th Hartley TS 16 Association BBQ on ASC decking from 11am and RSPCA Million Paws Walk around Albert Park Lake in morning.
Full weekend at ASC 26/27 May. Saturday 26th ASC/APYC Short Races event from 2pm with BBQ & drinks at Albert Park Yacht Club after sailing. Social sailing day at ASC on sunday 27th from 10am to 3pm. ASC training boats available for members to use both days including Laser, Sabre, Zest, Pacer and junior Ozi Optis. Any member who wants to book a club boat in advance for Saturday 26th email me on sailing@albertsc.org.au. Members of Port Melbourne YC interested in a sail on Albert Park Lake have been invited down to sail on that weekend.

May ASC general committee meeting on Tuesday 22nd May at 7,30 in ASC clubrooms. ASC winter season details and registration for members from other clubs available on www.albertsc.org.au.

Rod Thomas
for ASC committee

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Thursday Snippets, 10 May

On Saturday 12th May, Winter Series 2 club race. at 2pm, and junior Green Fleet program from 1pm. All ASC members, partners and family members are invited to stay on or come down to the club after sailing on Saturday. ASC’s annual presentation of trophies for 2017/18 club races is at 5.30. This is followed by our Annual General Meeting at 6pm. The Commodore and Treasurer will present annual reports, then elections for 2018/19 general committee. The AGM will be followed by an informal pizza style meal in ASC clubrooms from 7pm. Pre-registration not required for any of these. Show your support for the club by attending one, two, and hopefully all of the post race activities.

A reminder to send articles, photos, etc. for next ASC Mudpuddler Newsletter to Naomi via mudpuddler@albertsc.org.au by 20 May.

ASC winter season details and registration for members from other clubs now available on www.albertsc.org.au.

Rod Thomas
for ASC committee

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