Thursday Snippets, 31 March

The final club sailing day on saturday 2nd March before a two week break for the Formula 1 Grand Prix and Easter. Club race at 2.30, with club open from 10am. Club training boats available for member hire and use.
      The Albert Park Reserve will be closed for the Grand Prix from Monday 4th to Monday 11th April, with no vehicular access and only event ticket holders permitted.
The park is due to re-open on Monday 11th or Tuesday 12th with access through the steel gates off Albert Road, and plenty of Grand Prix infrastructure being dismantled.
Thursday Snippets is taking a break for a couple of weeks. and will resume in the week before our next club saturday sailing day on 23rd March.

Rod Thomas
for ASC committee

Poster from Melbourne F1 Grand Prix in 1996, with sail boats on the Lake.

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Thursday Snippets, 24 March

Club sailing days on both Saturday 26th March, and Sunday 27th. On saturday Summer Series club races at 2.30 with club open from 10am. On 27th we have our March sunday social sailing day from 10 till 2.30ish. There is special invites to sail from 10.30 for ASC juniors, female ASC members and their friends and Mirror class sailors. All members, their families and friends welcome. Both days bring your own boat or for members option to sail a club training boat.

Upcoming
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Saturday 2nd April Women’s Skippers Regatta at Port Melbourne Yacht Club Short races from 1pm in 2 or 3 person boats with female skipper. Notice of Race and Entry link https://www.pmyc.asn.au/home/

1st – 3rd April Victorian Schools Teams Racing Championships at Mornington Yacht Club.

15 – 18 April various Easter Regattas including at Lake Boga (northern Victoria) and Lake Bullen Merri, Camperdown (western Victoria). Also Victorian Youth Championships at RYCV

Rod Thomas
for ASC committee

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Thursday Snippets, 17 March

Our next club sailing days are on Saturday 19th and 26th March, and Sunday 27th. Club races at 2.30 on the 19th and 26th, with club open from 10am. On 27th we have our March sunday social sailing day from 10 till 2.30 or so. There is a special invites to sail for juniors, female and Mirror class sailors, with experienced members of each planning to attend. All members, their families and friends welcome. Bring your own boat or sail a club training boat.

There is a final call for items for the Autumn edition of ASC’s Mudpuddler Newsletter. Send articles, reports on regattas, photos, etc. to Rod via training@albertsc.org.au by Monday 21st March.

Steve Dunn has edited and loaded onto the Albert Sailing Club You Tube channel a video clip of the Start of the APYC/ASC Ladies Bracelet Race sailed as part of the 150th Opening Day celebrations for sailing on the Lake on 26th February. Check out this and other clips of sailing at ASC on  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCH4Vz5LPq7tVtHskB26VD9Q

The dry start to 2022 in inner Melbourne continues. We need some more rains to improve the water depth of Albert Park Lake.

Rod Thomas
for Albert Sailing Club

 

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Thursday Snippets, 10 March

The next Albert Sailing Club sailing day is on saturday 19th March with a Summer Series Race at 2.30. The Trivia Night scheduled for 19 March has been postponed to a date to be advised later in the year.
     On the March long weekend we have a number of members involved in State Championship events incluing : Impulses at Somers on Westernport ; Optimists at Sandringham, and the Yarrawonga Regatta where our Commodore Cindy is the Race Officer.
     The Autumn edition of our Mudpuddler club newsletter is to be released in early April. We are looking for articles, photos and other items of interest based on activities in the last 3 months or so. Consider what you could contribute, and send items by Monday 21st March to Rod via training@albertsc.org.au for forwarding on to our Newsletter editor Maddy.
     For people looking for a maritime related event over the March long weekend the bi-ennial Geelong Wooden Boat Festival is on this weekend. There are some Tall Ships including Melbourne’s own Enterprize, classic wooden boat displays and Sail Past, and entertainment including the Navy Band on the saturday. For details go to https://woodenboatfestivalgeelong.com.au/

Rod Thomas
for ASC committee

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Thursday Snippets, 3 March

Saturday 5th March is a regular club sailing day with Summer Series club race at 2.30, and club open from 10am. No galley this week, with tea and coffee still an option.
The next club day is then Saturday 19th March with sailing followed by our postponed Trivia Night. for members, families and friends. From 6pm for 7pm Trivia in your own team or as part of a team assigned on the night. Details and registration via link on www.albertsc.org.au

The ASC Members planning survey closes on Monday 7th March. If you haven’t completed the link it is here. All completed questionnaires which have email address go into a draw for a not to be missed Gold Class movie pass for 2 (limit of 1 entry per member).

Last weekend was a busy one for ASC members at the Lake and elsewhere. The 150th celebrations for AYC and sailing on the Lake was well attended and went off well. There are photos and a video on the APYC Facebook. Thanks to the ASC volunteers who assisted, with particular mention of Lesley Scott who played a significant role in recording of finishers and compilation of results for the Ladies Bracelet race. We also had members sailing Laser Masters Nationals at Westernport and in Sail Sandy regatta at Sandringham Yacht Club. Special mention for Nigel Leishman who has progressed from Optimist to sail his first regatta in a Laser 4.7 which included a third place in a fleet of 9 4.7’s in race 5. Well done Nigel.

Upcoming
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Monday 7th March, the ASC general committee meeting at 7.30pm, likely to be online via Zoom. Any members wanting to raise an item or attend should contact Tim, secretary@albertsc.org.au

Thursday 10th March access to Aquatic Drive closed most of the day with erection of Grand Prix Overpass in Albert Road Drive. Lakeside Drive (eastern side of Lake) closures for Grand Prix works midweek days progressing to include some weekend days in period leading up to Grand Prix week 4 – 10 April when all roads in the Park will be closed.

March long weekend State championships for a range of classes including : Impulses (Somers), Optimists (RYCV), Pacer and 125 (Yarrawonga)

Rod Thomas
for ASC committee

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Thursday Snippets, 23 February

This week.  Saturday 26th February Albert Sailing Club will join in the Celebrations of 150 years of Albert Park Yacht Club and sailing on Albert Park Lake.
Also last Friday 19th an  online ASC member survey email was sent out. If you are a club member and have not as yet completed the survey the link is in that message or is here.

The 150th celebrations on saturday are a milestone event for competitive and non-competivive sailors, and spectators.
Lunch to be taken and boats to be partially rigged by 12.50. Official welcome and proceedings from 1pm in and in front of APYC clubrooms, with the Victorian Governor in attendance. Albert Sailing Club will make a special presentation.
Boats then launched at 2pm for a non-competitive Sailpast at 2.30 to salute the APYC Commodore and non sailing guests and spectators. Option of Ladies Bracelet Trophy Race at 3.00pm.

Saturday 5th March ASC club sailing day, with ASC/APYC Summer Series race at 2.30.

Thursday 10th March  Access to Aquatic Drive closed most of the day with erection of Grand Prix Overpass in Albert Road Drive.

Saturday 19th March ASC Trivia Night. Details and registration on our club website www.albertsc.org.au

Upcoming
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Sail Sandy (Sandringham), large multi class regatta 26/27 Feb.
State and National championships for most dinghy sailing classes including :
* Laser Masters Nationals 25 – 28 February at Westernport YC with 110 entries. (Rod T and Philip G from ASC)

12 – 14 March
* junior Optimist class State titles at Sandringham Yacht Club
* Impulse class State titles at Somers Yacht Club
* Pacer and125 class State titles at Yarrawonga Yacht Club

Rod Thomas
for ASC committee

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Thursday Snippets, 17 February


A busy couple of weeks ahead. Saturday 19th ASC club sailing day, with ASC/APYC race at 2.30.  
Saturday 26th February Albert Sailing Club will join in the Celebrations of 150 years of Albert Park Yacht Club and sailing on Albert Park Lake.
The 150th celebrations are for competitive and non-competitive dinghy sailors from Albert Park sailing clubs and visitors from other clubs and associations, and for non sailing spectators. The aim is for lunch to be taken and boats to be partially rigged in front of ASC and APYC clubrooms  by around 12.45. From 1pm there will be an Official welcome and proceedings  in and in front of APYC clubrooms, with the Victorian Governor in attendance and ASC to make a special presentation. Boats then launched at 2ish for a 2.30 Sailpast of the fleet. There is then a Ladies Bracelet Trophy Race at 3.00pm. If not already registered for theSailpast go to https://www.apyc.org.au/150th.html. Registration will assist with planning and next week’s email communications from APYC.

Last saturday’s Top of the Bay Regatta at Altona attracted a fleet of 60 boats in ideal conditions. Our Lake sailors sailed well with Ron Fergusson winner of Division 3 and Jonathon Pulham from APYC and Paul Farrell from ASC first and second respectively in the large Division 5 fleet.

Also Upcoming
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State and National championships for most dinghy sailing classes, with the largest :
* Sabre State titles 19/20 February at Blairgowrie YS. with 90 entries. (Faye McK from ASC)
* Laser Masters Nationals 25 – 28 February at Westernport YC with 110 entries. (Rod T and Philip G from ASC)

Rod Thomas
for ASC committee

Photo : Division 5 leaders Top of Bay Regatta, 12 February

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Thursday Snippets, 10 February

Friday 11th February we have Twilight Sailing and a catered BBQ on our ASC club decking, with trophy presentations for our successful junior ASC Quest Stonehaven Cup. Come and sail own boat, with club training boats available for members 4 to 6.15pm . BBQ option whether sailing or not from 6.30pm and if coming email commodore@albertsc.org.au with numbers for catering. The organised weekend sailing is the Top of the Bay Interclub Regatta at Altona Yacht Club on Saturday 12th at 2pm. Altona YC is a pleasant place to visit with boats rigged 12 – 1pm, and free parking next to the club. No organised club sailing on Lake on 12/13 February weekend.

Upcoming
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Saturday 19th ASC club sailing day, with ASC/APYC race at 2.30.

Saturday 26th February Celebration of 150 years of APYC and sailing on Albert Park Lake. Should be a good day for all dinghy sailors, both competitive and non-competitive and for spectators. Vintage boat display and brass band from 12 noon, Official welcome in APYC clubrooms from 1pm. Boats launched at 2 for 2.30 Sailpast. Option of Ladies Bracelet Trophy Race at 3.15.

State titles and Regattas upcoming including :
* Sabre State titles 19/20 February at Blairgowrie YS.
* Laser Masters Nationals 25 – 28 February at Westernport YC
* Sail Sandy multi class regatta 26/27 February at Sandringham YC
* Pacer and 125 State champs 12 – 14 March at Yarrawonga YC

Rod Thomas
for ASC committee

Photo : Top of Bay Regatta at Altona, 2013

 

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Thursday Snippets, 3 February

Saturday 5th February there is a regular ASC sailing day with Summer Series club race at 2.30, and club open from 10.30. Come at or just before midday for an informal Commodore’s Update and Q&A on current and upcoming ASC issues and activities, in the clubrooms from 12 noon for 30 to 45 minutes.

Upcoming
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Friday 11th February there will be Twilight Sailing and a catered BBQ on club decking and in club rooms. The successful junior ASC Quest Stonehaven Cup team and their families will be attending with a presentation of the historic and impressive Stonehaven Cup regatta perpetual trophies.  Come and sail own boat or club training boats for members from 4.30. If sailing or not, come for the BBQ, chat and and the Stonehaven Cup win celebrations, with food from 6.30. If coming email commodore@albertsc.org.au with numbers for catering.

Saturday 12th February Top of the Bay Interclub Regatta event 2pm at Altona Yacht Club with Notice of Race and Entry Form on https://www.altonayachtclub.org.au/…/top-of-the-bay…/ No programmed sailing at ASC or APYC that weekend.

Saturday 26th February 150 years of APYC and sailing on Albert Park Lake Opening Day celebrations. Participate in the Sail Past at around 2pm, with option to stay on for the Lady’s Bracelet Trophy Race.

Surplus Boats – Albert Sailing Club wants to give Members and ASC Friends the opportunity to purchase surplus older boats currently racked at the Club before we advertise more widely . There is a wooden Impulse, Mirror and Sabot, and a full rig fibreglass Laser. All for sale at a good low price. Contact Graeme Blunt for details on 0417311295 or speak to him at the club on saturday morning.

Rod Thomas
for ASC committee

Photo :  Junior Training fleet at ASC on sunday 30th January

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Thursday Snippets, 27 January

Saturday 29th January and 5th February ASC Summer Series club race at 2.30.
Sunday 30th ASC social sailing day 10.30am – 4.00pm. Club training boats available for member use, subject to weather conditions and approval on the day. Including juniors 8 – 12 years sailing own boat or club Ozi Opti in morning and teenager/young adult Laser and Zest training session from 1.30.
Upcoming
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Saturday 12th February Top of the Bay Interclub Regatta event 2pm at Altona Yacht Club. For clubs at top of Port Phillip plus Albert Park Lake clubs. Notice of Race and Entry Form on https://www.altonayachtclub.org.au/news/top-of-the-bay-12th-feb-at-ayc/ We do have some ASC members planning to enter. Contact our Rear Commodore Steve Dunn via sailing@albertsc.org.au for further information or if you dan be available to assist at AYC in and on or off water role.

Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th February Victorian Sabre Class championships at Blairgowrie YS on the Mornington Peninsula. This will be a big event for Sabres, with 40 entries one month out. Further details including Notice of Race on https://www.sabre.org.au/states/victoria/state-championships/

Saturday 26th February 150 years of APYC and sailing on Albert Park Lake Opening Day celebrations. More details in early February.

We look forward to some cooler weather and need rain to restore water levels in Albert Park Lake.

Keep safe, keep well and keep active.
Rod Thomas
for ASC committee

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