Thursday Snippets, 2 February

On Saturday 4th February is the Annual Top of the Bay Regatta at Elwood Sailing club at 2pm, with details on Elwood SC website. Commencing on Sunday 5 February is the Learn to Sail program of 8 sessions for an adult group across the weekends in February. Late enrolments possible up to Friday evening – email training@albertsc.org.au and see details on club website. No club racing at Albert Park Lake on 4th. The club will be open on sunday 5th from 9am to 4pm, for Learn to Sail program and members who may want to sail or use the club facilities.

Upcoming – ASC’s summer club racing resumes on 11 February from 2.30, with club races each Saturday up to the March long weekend.
The February/March “Green fleet” program on Saturdays 1 – 4pm from 11 February for juniors with own boat or hire of club boat, subject to availability. Details and EOI under Upcoming Events entry on https://albertsailingclub.wildapricot.org

On Friday 3 February the Women & Girls Group from Australian Sailing have booked to be at ASC from around 5.30 for a sail, food and drinks, with ASC women & Girls invited and most welcome. Email sailing@albertsc or speak to Don McKenzie for further details.

WANTED A foldup table tennis table. If you have such a table or know of one not being used which could be donated or sold cheaply to ASC speak to Edwige Kozinski or send an email to sailing@albertsc.org.au. Table with net, bats and balls, would be even better.

Rod Thomas
for ASC committee

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Thursday Snippets, 26 January

Australia Day Greetings. On the 28/29 Jan weekend there is no club sailing on the saturday. Social sailing on sunday with the club open 10am to at least 3pm and members, friends and visitors welcome. Social sailing also Wednesday 1 February, with club open from 12.30pm. Upcoming – The Learn to Sail program on weekends across February commences on Sunday 5 February. Sign up at the club on sunday 29th or send an email to training@albertsc.org.au. Also “green fleet” program on Saturdays from 11 February for juniors with own boat or hire of club Ozi Opti. Details and EOI under Upcoming Events entry on https://albertsailingclub.wildapricot.org

On Saturday 4th February is the Annual Top of the Bay Regatta at Elwood Sailing club. Dinghy clubs at top end of Port Phillip, including Albert Park Lake participate. 60 – 100 boats expected depending on conditions, including from ASC. (Further details will be placed on www.albertsc.org.au or email sailing@albertsc.org.au) 1pm Briefing for 2pm start and no entry fee applies. No ASC club racing on 4th but highly likely to be some sailing on Albert Park Lake. On Friday 3 February the Women & Girls Group from Australian Sailing will be at ASC from around 5.30 for a sail, food and drinks, with ASC women & Girls invited and most welcome.

ASC’s summer club racing resumes on 11 February from 2.30, with club races each Saturday up to the March long weekend.

Rod Thomas
for ASC committee

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Thursday Snippets, 19 January

Saturday 21st Commodore Series 3 Club Race at 12.30, with club training boats available for hire by club members from 10am.
Upcoming we have a Junior school holiday program 23rd to 25th, with club open 9.30 to 4pm each day On Tuesday 24th the club will be open for “twilight sailing” from around 4pm to 8/8.30. BBQ on club decking early evening – (bring a salad if you can), and a movie for juniors. All ASC Members, their families and Visitors are invited for a casual get together. If you know you’re coming along, please email naomiburmika@gmail.com for numbers – but members are more than welcome to show up on the evening. Looking forward to seeing you there!
On Australia Day, thursday 26 January there will be women and men Cadel Evans cycling events around Albert Park Reserve. No parking or access in most areas of the Lake Reserve all day, including around Sailing Clubs and Lakeside Stadium. Park in Albert Road or ride to Club if you want to use club facilities on Australia Day. On the 28/29 Jan weekend there is no club sailing on the saturday, and social sailing on sunday with the club open 10am to at least 3pm. Elsewhere on 28/29 January is the major Festival of Sails Regatta at Geelong, Yarrawonga Australia Day Regatta, ad a wooden sailing dinghies event at Inverloch.

February 4 and 5 weekend – On Saturday 4th Annual Top of the Bay Regatta at Elwood Sailing club, with 60 – 100 boats expected depending on conditions. No ASC club racing, but highly likely to be some sailingon Albert Park Lake. Sunday 5th the ASC February Learn to Sail program of 8 sessions over 4 weekends commences, with club open all day. Also on 3 February the Women & Girls Group from Australian Sailing will be at ASC from around 5.30 for a sail, food and drinks, with ASC women & Girls invited and most welcome. ASC’s summer club racing series 1 on 11 February.

Rod Thomas
for ASC committee

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Thursday Snippets, 12 January

Next ASC club sailing days on Saturdays 14, and 21st January with casual sailing in the morning and club races from 2.30. Club training boats available for use by members. Prospects are for milder and more comfortable sailing conditions than those of our first sailing day in 2017. There may be a visit to Rosco’s local pizza restaurant after sailing and drinks on Saturday 14th. Check with OOD Cindy Tilbrook at or before the 1.45 information session for the Saturday afternoon race.

There is an ASC junior school holiday program on Albert Park Lake from 23 to 25 January, There are a few places for juniors with at least some sailing experience, in age range 8 to 15 years of age, with need to Register as soon as possible. A brief report with a couple of photos of ASC juniors at the Opti nationals has been placed on our club Facebook. Full results are on https://optimist.org.au/

Our next ASC 8 session Learn to Sail program is scheduled across February from Sunday 5 February. Further details of this course and other ASC activities on www.albertsc.org.au or email sailing@albertsc.org.au.

Rod Thomas
for Albert Sailing Club committee

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Thursday Snippets, 5 January

Happy New Year. Albert Sailing Club commences 2017 with club sailing days on Saturdays 7, 14, and 21st January with casual sailing in the morning and club races from 2.30. There is a junior school holiday program from 23 to 25 January, and 8 session Learn to Sail program across February from Sunday 5 February. Further details are on www.albertsc.org.au and in the Summer Newsletter which can be accessed from the front screen of the website.

Rod Thomas
for Albert Sailing Club committee

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Thursday 8 December

Saturday 10 December ASC Life Members trophy race at 2.30, followed by ASC Christmas Breakup in ASC clubrooms from 5.30. BYO BBQ food or similar plus ASC supplied desserts. All members & families welcome. Ideally provide names on those attending who are not on Doug’s Bar list by email to vicecommodore@albertsc.org.au. If you decide on Saturday to attend you can turn up on the night. Green fleet sessions for Laser 4.7 group from 10.30am and for Ozi Opti group from 1pm.

The club training boats are available for hire by members on Saturday 10th with possibility of sailing with an experienced member if required.

December ASC committee meeting on Tuesday 13 December. All members welcome. The Summer “Mudpuddler” Newsletter and 2017 Yearbook has been posted out this week, and Newsletter should be available online on www.albertsc.org.au next few days, Well done again to John Whelan who edited both the Newsletter and the Year Book.

Information on junior programs in early 2017 will be sent out by email soon. It will kickoff with a school holiday program on 23 to 25 January. Also adult , youth and junior Learn to Sail program comme3ncing sunday 6 February with details on club website. www.albertsc.org.au.

Next ASC club event is on saturday 7 January. Merry Christmas and Happy and safe New Year.

Rod Thomas
for ASC Committee

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Thursday Snippets, 1 December

The Julian Paul club trophy race is at 2.30 on Saturday 3 December. ASC Members meeting on ASC Strategy items in clubrooms 11.15 to 12.30 . Junior “green fleet” sessions am and pm.

Upcoming
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Friday 2 December, Yachting Vic Women & Girls End of Year sail & catchup. Sailing in Boatshed Pacers or own boat from 6pm, then drinks and BBQ at ASC. All ASC members welcome to sail from ASC from late afternoon.

Wednesday 7 December, ASC social sailing afternoon from 12.30pm, with BBQ lunch option. Twilight sailing from APYC at 6.30pm

Saturday 10 December ASC Life Members trophy race at 2.30 followed by ASC Christmas Breakup in ASC clubrooms. BYO BBQ food or similar plus ASC supplied desserts. All members & families welcome. Provide names on list on “Doug’s Bar” in clubrooms or email vicecommodore@albertsc.org.au

The club training boats are available for hire by members on Saturdays 3 and 10 December. Also on 10 December there is an ASC training session with a Boatshed Instructor from 10 – 12.30, for which ASC Lasers and Sabres may be used with a fee of $35 which includes option to continue sailing boat in the afternoon. You can book a boat for this session via training@albertsc.org.au.

The club hosted a successful junior Open Bic class event across last weekend. Short reports and photos are on our club Facebook and Facebook of Victoria Open Bic Association.

Note that the Parks Victoria office for Albert Park has moved to a Temporary Office off Canterbury Road in Albert Park – in from the Langridge Street Underpass. A primary school is to be built on the Albert Road site. This is particularly relevant for members renewing annual Parking permits over the next few months.

Rod Thomas
for ASC committee

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Thursday Snippets, 24 November

ASC will be open all weekend from 9.30 on 26/27 November. Saturday Spring Series 7 club race at 2.30, and Learn to Sail and green fleet groups am and pm. The junior Open Bic class VIC Super Cup is being hosted by ASC am and pm Saturday and Sunday. Over 20 skiff style Open Bic’s have entered for a mix of fun events and short races. On sunday we also have our club monthly social sailing day from 10am to 4pm. All members and friends most welcome to sail or come down to enjoy the clubhouse facilities and watch the on water action both days.

We need a volunteer who lives locally to come down to ASC Friday evening for 10 minutes to put out bollards to reserve car park spaces behind the club for saturday. Also we have need for a few volunteers to help on-water and possibly on shore for sunday Open Bic event and ASC social sailing Email Don on sailing@albertsc.org.au if you can assist with bollards or Open Bic event.

The second phase of the development of the State Government’s Master Plan for Albert Park Reserve is currently in progress. We have some members attending a consultation workshop on Tuesday 29 November. You can learn more about the project and provide your views via a survey on the website http://www.albertparkmasterplan.com.au/

Upcoming
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Friday 2 December, Yachting Vic Women & Girls End of Year sail & catchup in Boatshed Pacers from 6pm, then drinks and BBQ at ASC. All ASC members welcome to sail their own or ASC boat or assist from late afternoon.
Saturday 3 December, ASC Members meeting 11.15 to 12.30, followed by club race at 2.30.
Wednesday 7 December, ASC social sailing from 12.30, APYC Twilight sailing 6.30
Saturday 10 December, ASC Christmas Breakup in ASC clubrooms. BYO BBQ food or similar plus ASC supplied desserts. All members & families welcome.

Rod Thomas
for ASC committee

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Thursday Snippets, 17 November

On Saturday 19 November Spring Series 6 club race at 2.30pm. In the morning there is Spring Learn to Sail program and ‘green fleet’ training program in Laser 4.7’s and Optimists. Green fleet Ozi Opti program from 1pm. Sunday 20th Learn to Sail program session with club open from late morning to 4pm. Note that roads in Albert Park Reserve, including those leading to Albert Sailing Club will be closed on Sunday until 11am for the City 2 Sea Fun Rum. Anyone arriving before 11am needs to park in Albert Road and walk through to ASC.

Upcoming. ASC will be open all weekend on 26/27 November with club race on Saturday, monthly social sailing day on sunday, and a Regatta for the junior Open Bic class across the weekend. We also need someone to come down to ASC Friday evening for 10 minutes to put out parking bollards. If you can help out with bollards or for half or whole day on the sunday speak to Don McKenzie or send him an email via sailing@albertsc.org.au.

Rod Thomas
for ASC committee

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Thursday Snippets, 10 November

On Saturday 12 November we have Spring Series 5 club race at 2.30pm. There is also Spring Learn to Sail program and ‘green fleet’ training program  in Laser 4.7’s in the morning and  green fleet Opti/Ozi Opti program1 – 4pm.

The Mudpuddler editor John Whelan is looking for items for the November club newsletter. Send photos, articles and other items of interest to mudpuddler@albertsc.org.au by evening of Sunday 13 November.

Upcoming. ASC will be open all weekend on 26/27 November with club race on Saturday. monthly social sailing day on sunday, and a Regarra for the junior Open Bic class across the weekend. We need a few people to help with duties on a RIB, and canteen/galley on the sunday. If you can help out for a half day or whole day on the sunday speak to Don McKenzie or send him an email via sailing@albertsc.org.au.

Rod Thomas
for ASC committee

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