Thursday Snippets, 10 August

Saturday 12 August is Winter Series 6 club race at 2pm. The Race Office/OOD is our dynamic Aero sailor Ron Fergusson. There are a few committee members away at the annual Australian Sailing Clubs Conference at Sandringham, and some members at an Impulse training weekend at Cairn Curran near Bendigo. If anyone is intending not to sail and can help out with on-water duty crew on Saturday, email Rod via club email sailing@albertsc.org.au.

The club’s Spring Newsletter is fast approaching. Articles, photos, etc. are needed. Send your contributions to mudpuddler@albertsc.org.au by 22 August.

Upcoming Events in September
—————————-
2 and 3 September Victorian Optimist Class Girls & Mum’s weekend at Albert Sailing Club. Training saturday and sunday morning, some short races, plenty of onshore activities meals and fun. Open to girls at all levels of experience sailing Optis & their mums from all clubs, including Albert SC. Details and Bookings http://vioda.org.au/products/vioda-girls-sleepover-camp. Contact Rod via sailing@albertsc.org.au if you need an ASC Ozi Opti boat for the weekend.

9 and 10 September Citysail Women & Girls training and racing regatta for all dinghy classes at Albert Park Yacht Club. Sail your own boat or if ASC member hire an ASC Pacer, Sabre or Laser. ASC supports the regatta, and Cindy Tilbrook is one of the two Race Officers for the weekend If interested in sailing a club boat, 1 day or both days, skipper or crew then speak to or email Edwige via sailing@albert.org.au. Regatta information and Entry on http://www.apyc.org.au/citysail.html No ASC Club race that weekend.

16 September VLA Laser Activate Day at Albert Sailing Club for ASC Laser sailors at all levels of experience with an invite out for Laser sailors at Top of Port Phillip clubs. A training session in the morning, and coached race in the afternoon. Club training Lasers will be available on first in basis. More details to come in next couple of weeks. Winter season club race for all classes that afternoon
The ASC Trivia night and Winter Presentation is on the 16th September with more details also the next couple of weeks.

Rod Thomas
for ASC Committee

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments closed

Thursday Snippets, 3 August

On Saturday 5th August a Winter Series resail has been scheduled to replace one of the Series races not able to be sailed the last two Saturdays. 2pm start time, with 1.15 Information Session. Geoff Saliba is ASC Race Officer for the day. VIODA junior Optimist winter training program continues Sunday afternoon. Should be action on the Lake both days with moderate winds from North west and westerly quadrants being forecast.

The next ASC committee meeting is on Tuesday 8th in our clubrooms. We welcome back our Commodore John Whelan who has been away for most of June and July.

Rod Thomas
for ASC Committee

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments closed

Thursday, 27 July

On saturday 29th July we have Winter Series 5 club race scheduled for 2pm start. ASC is lead club for Start Boat and Duty. We are a RIB crew (driver+1) short. With a BOM forecast for moderate/ possibly strong Northerlies (again!), we will need a couple of volunteers for RIB on the day. On sunday 30th Don McKenzie will have club open from 10am – 1pm, provided the weather settles as predicted. Club single handed training boats available for members to sail, subject to OK on the day. The VIODA junior Optimist class training continues sunday afternoon.

Rod Thomas
for ASC Committee

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments closed

Thursday Snippets, 20 July

Our ASC Winter Sailing Season re-commences on Saturday 22nd July with Winter Series 4 race at 2pm, and Information Session at 1.15. On Sunday 23rd the Victorian Optimist Association winter training program recommences at 2pm. The Ocean Racing Club Victoria has booked the ASC clubrooms for a Radio Training course 12 noon to 5pm, so we need members and VIODA members visiting the club to only use downstairs and boatyard areas.

Welcome back to some more of our overseas travellers who are coming from the summer conditions of Europe to the pleasures(?) of a Melbourne winter.

Rod Thomas
for ASC Committee

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments closed

Thursday Snippets, 13 July

No ASC programmed activity on weekend of 14 – 16 July with APYC Junior Wintersail Coaching Regatta. Don McK will be at ASC from 10am to lunchtime on Saturday for anyone looking for access to Boatyard or to sail. Colin Webb expects to be on foreshore between ASC and APYC most of saturday and sunday with his grandchildren sailing in the junior regatta. Access to Aquatic Drive behind ASC not available on sunday due to an Athletics road event.

ASC Winter series re-commences on Saturday 22 July with club race at 2pm.

Rod Thomas
for ASC committee

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments closed

Thursday Snippets, 6 July

ASC Midwinter trophy race on Saturday 8 July, with 1.15 Information Session for 2pm start. Club training boats available for members. If you are interested in sailing a Pacer in the afternoon race with an experienced club member contact Rod via sailing@albertsc.org.au ,ignoring any email undeliverable message. Aero class boat supplied by Victorian Aero distributor also available for more experienced member.

No ASC programmed activity on weekend of 14 – 16 July with APYC Junior Wintersail Coaching Regatta. For juniors sailing Optimist, Minnow, Open Bic, Laser 4.7 a club Ozi Opti. Details and entry via http://www.apyc.org.au/wintersail.html Any ASC boats sailing on that weekend need to keep out of the way of Regatta participants. ASC winter season continues on 22nd July.

ASC July committee meeting in ASC clubrooms on Tuesday 11 July.

Job ad from City of Port Phillip received on 3 July. Grants and Community Projects Officer Temporary full-time position, (temporary part time also considered) for period 24 July – 30 October 2017 Located at St Kilda Town Hall, 99a Carlisle Street St Kilda. Position description http://www.portphillip.vic.gov.au/job_vacancies.htm The role focuses on delivery of the annual Community Grants Program, the development and promotion of a new Volunteer Vacancy website and Community Sector Training Program. Contact for further information Emma Blackford on 9209 6874.

Rod Thomas
for ASC Commodore

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments closed

Thursday Snippets, 29 June

ASC Winter Series club race on Saturday 1 July, with 1.15 Information session for 2pm start. We need 1 or 2 people to take times in the Tower on Saturday afternoon, with our regulars taking mid-winter breaks. Knowledge of Top Yacht software is not required. Email Rod at sailing@albertsc.org.au if you can help out.

Our annual ASC winter regatta was a success last week with six short course races, good fleets, and good sailing across the two days. Results have been placed on http://results.albertsc.org.au/ and plenty of photos on Albert Sailing Club Facebook. Big thanks to our Rear Commodore Steve Dunn, Race Officer Cindy Tilbrook and the many members who assisted in on and off water roles.

Finally. for this week, thanks to those members who have checked the Club key/card listing which is on the table near the guestbook in upstairs of clubrooms. A reminder for others to ensure their key and card is correctly listed before we cancel non listed cards at end of July. If not visiting club in July to enter details or any queries email secretary@albertsc.org.au

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments closed

Thursday Snippets, 22 June

This coming weekend we have ASC’s annual Winter Regatta. Preferred online entry, notice of race and sailing instructions on www.albertsc.org.au. Short race format. Information session at 1pm for starts from 1.45 on Saturday. Then Sunday (am, pm). Late entries possible up to Information Session. With a cold front predicted Friday night there should be moderate winds across the weekend which will be a welcome change from the light winds over the last month or so. Visitors sailing, spectating or enjoying the warmth of our clubhouse welcome as always.

As at 9am on Thursday 22nd there were 45 Regatta entries. An up to date listing of entries by name and clas will be published on www.albertsc.org.au at approximately 1pm Thursday. There are a couple of ‘demo’ Aero class boats in 7 or 5 sq metre sail configurations available for the weekend for club or state level sailors. Email sailing@albertsc.org.au if you are interested.

There is a special invite to Optimist, Minnow and Open Bic sailors and their parents and anyone else interested to a Presentation for junior sailors in ASC clubrooms 12.20 to 12.40 on Saturday. This precedes the 1pm Day one Information Session. Krystal Weir and Mark Tonner Joyce, two experienced Laser class sailors and coaches will present and discuss Laser 4.7 Pathway Training and Development programs.

On sunday 18th The Yachting Victoria annual Presentations were held at Sandringham Yacht Club. Congratulations and well done to :
* Luke Tupper, one of our past Commodore’s, a joint winner of Race Official of the Year for his efforts with Schools Sailing and as a State sailing judge.
* Finn McMahon, one of our ASC juniors who won the season long Victorian Cup for the Optimist class and was a nominee for the Junior Sailor of the Year (nominated by ASC).
* Kate Hyde, Victorian Sailing Instructor of the Year. Kate is Chief Instructor at Rye Yacht Club and was contracted to ASC through the the Albert Park Boatshed as lead instructor for ASC’s April School holiday and ASC’s Term 2 Saturday afternoon green fleet programs.

Rod Thomas
for ASC committee

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments closed

Thursday Snippets, 15 June

Winter season club race at 2pm on saturday 17th, then the ASC annual Winter Regatta on 24th (pm) and 25th June (am and pm). This should be another good regatta. This year there are worthwhile prizes this year for overall placegetters on YV yardstick courtesy of some insurance from key insurance group. Go to www.albertsc.org.au for Notice of Race and online Regatta Entry, with entry required for ASC members and visitors from other clubs sailing one or both days.

On sunday 18th the Laser Association will be at ASC for a training session focussed on starting commencing on water at 9.30, with VIODA Optimist training in the afternoon. Late morning of Saturday 17th our new Mudpuddler Newsletter Editor Naomi will be down at ASC for labelling of Newsletters for pickup and postage

The club secretary is currently updating our membership data on security keys and cards A listing is being posted on the club noticeboard with member details. We would appreciate if those who have a key/card could check off that information is correct by end of July, or if unable to get to club contact secretary@albertsc.org.au. Cards not listed will be cancelled.

The Melbourne Boatshow is on 16 – 19 June at Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre. Limited number of dinghy sailing displays. Whitworths Chandlery in Elizabeth Street usually have good discounts for Boat Show weekend and could be worth checking out if you are in the market for new gear.

Rod Thomas
for ASC Committee

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments closed

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
————-
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

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments closed