Thursday Snippets, 6 September

Women’s and Girls City Sail Regatta from APYC on weekend of 8/9 September on Albert Park Lake . Thus no organised sailing from Albert Sailing Club this weekend. Some will be sailing in the Citysail regatta otherwise no doubt there will be ASC members down at club for a casual sail and/or to socialise.

A big weekend at Albert Sailing Club on 15th/16th September weekend.
* On Saturday 15th Bill Hooper Series club race with division starts from 2pm. There is a casual sailing option from 10am, and club training boats are available for use by members to sail morning or afternoon.
* On the evening of 15th there is Albert Sailing Club’s special 70th anniversary function. Bookings via www.albertsc.org. by evening of sunday 9th.
* On sunday 16th September there will be the last opportunity for the Try Laser 4.7 transition session from 10am, and VIODA Optimist class winter training program from 1pm.

It turned out a good afternoon’s sailing on Saturday 1st September after a gloomy start. Results for Bill Hooper series 1 have been compiled and published under the Sailing tab on our club website http://results.albertsc.org.au/

Rod Thomas
for ASC committee

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Thursday Snippets, 30 August

On Saturday 1st September ASC has week 1 of the 3 week Bill Hooper Series of club races with division starts from 2pm. There is a casual sailing option from 10am, and club training boats are available for use by members to sail morning or afternoon.
On sunday 2nd there will be the second last opportunity for the Try Laser 4.7 transition session from 10am, and VIODA Optimist class winter training program from 1pm.

No ASC club racing on Saturday 8th September. Bill Hooper Series weeks 2 and 3 on 15th and 22nd September.

UPCOMING in SEPTEMBER

* ASC’s special 70th anniversary function on evening of 15th September.

* ASC Junior School holiday program Monday 24th to 26th September.

* APYC’s CitySail Women & Girls coaching and racing weekend on Albert Park Lake on weekend of 8/9 September.

Further details on these and other Albert Sailing Club activities on www.albertsc.org.au

Rod Thomas
for ASC committee

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Thursday Snippets, 23 August

On Saturday 25th we have a club working bee from 9.15/9.30am, followed by an informal members meeting at 12.15 to discuss progress in discussions with APYC and Parks Victoria. Sausage sizzle BBQ from 12. No club racing this weekend as Sea Scouts have booked the Lake for their annual regatta. On sunday 26th the club will be open from 10am for an ASC social sailing day, a Try Laser 4.7 transition session from 10am, and VIODA Optimist class winter training session from 1pm.

Also on Saturday 25th the Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre (on the other side of Lakeside Stadium) is celebrating its 21st anniversary with a free for the public day of activities and entertainment for everyone.

UPCOMING in September
* On Saturday 1st, 15th and 22nd September, 70th Anniversary sailing from ASC with Bill Hooper Series of races 2pm each day and casual sailing options. Come sailing in September. For Club members and visitors. Details and boat booking arrangements on home page of www.albertsc.org.au.

* ASC special 70th anniversary function on evening of 15th September. Book now for ASC’s social event of the decade ! Details and booking links from home page of www.albertsc.org.au.

* ASC Junior School holiday program Monday 24th to 26th September. Details out next week.

* CitySail Women & Girls coaching and racing weekend organised by Albert Park Yacht Club on weekend of 8/9 September. CitySail details and Registration link are on http://www.apyc.org.au/. Any ASC member enquiries can be directed to sailing@albertsc.org.au.

* City of Port Phillip is conducting a Responsible Serving Alcohol accreditation training course in bayside Port Melbourne on Monday 17th September from 6.30pm. Free for club members, with benefit you can assist club with serving from ASC’s “Doug’s Bar” Contact Jack Woods via secretary@albertsc.org.au if interested in registering.

Rod Thomas
for ASC committee

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Winter Series 12 club race from 2pm on Saturday 18th August. On sunday “Try a Laser 4.7 ” Transition session from 10.30 and Optimist winter training from 1pm. On Saturday 25th we have a club working bee from 9.30am, followed by an informal members meeting at 12.15 to provide an update and discuss progress in discussions with APYC, recent discussions with Parks Victoria, and ASC future directions. Sausage sizzle BBQ from 12. No club racing that weekend as Sea Scouts have booked Lake for their annual regatta.

UPCOMING in September
* 3 week 70th Anniversary Bill Hooper Series of races and casual sailing option at ASC on Saturday 1st, 15th and 22nd September. Details and boat booking arrangements on home page of www.albertsc.org.au.

* ASC special 70th anniversary function on evening of 15th September. Form a table or be allocated to one. Details and booking links from home page of www.albertsc.org.au.

* ASC Junior School holiday program Monday 24th to 26th September. Details out next week or two.

* CitySail Women & Girls coaching and racing weekend organised by Albert Park Yacht Club on weekend of 8/9 September. CitySail details and Registration link are on http://www.apyc.org.au/. Any ASC member enquiries can be directed to sailing@albertsc.org.au.

Rod Thomas
for ASC committee

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Thursday Snippets, 9 August

Another full weekend of sailing at Albert Sailing Club. Winter Series 11 club race from 2pm on Saturday 11th August. From 10am – 12.30 am on sunday 12th there will be a Victorian Laser Association Transition session at ASC. Bring your own Laser 4.7 boat or use one of the two VLA Laser 4.7 boats. For juniors or adults with some sailing experience who are interested in trying out a Laser 4.7 or improving their skills in sailing one of these boats. Two VLA provided instructors will provide advice and coaching. No fee involved, nor need to pre-register. From 1pm there will be another VIODA Optimist class training session with upwards of 35 boats again expected.

On a sad note Mike Simpson, we need to report the death last weekend of one of Mike Simpson. Mike was a past Commodore of ASC and a long term life member. When details of the funeral are received they will be posted on the home page of www.albertsc.org.au

UPCOMING in September
* 3 week 70th Anniversary Bill Hooper Series of races at ASC on Saturday 1st, 15th and 22nd September. We are encouraging all members and visitors to participate on 1, 2 or 3 weeks of the series. Club training boats available to ASC members for morning casual sail or afternoon club race. Details on the Series and boat booking arrangements on home page of www.albertsc.org.au.

* ASC special 70th anniversary function on evening of 15th September. Come and help us celebrate 70 years for Albert Sailing Club with pre-dinner drinks and savouries, dinner and entertainment from 6pm. Details and booking links on home page of www.albertsc.org.au.

* ASC Junior School holiday program 24 to 26 September.
More details coming soon

* CitySail Women & Girls coaching and racing weekend organised by Albert Park Yacht Club on weekend of 8/9 September on Albert Park Lake. There were a number of female ASC members who participated and reported very positively on the 2017 event. You can sail your own boat or organise a hire of a double handed or single handed boat through ASC or APYC. Double handed boats eg Pacer need to have a female skipper, but can have a female or male crew. This is a two day event, but one day participation may be possible. CitySail details and Registration link are on http://www.apyc.org.au/. Any ASC member enquiries can be directed to sailing@albertsc.org.au.

A number of our ASC flag officer committee members will be attending the Australian Sailing Clubs Conference at Sandringham Yacht Club on Saturday 11th August. The August ASC committee meeting is on Tuesday 14th at 7.30 in our ASC clubrooms. Finally the deadline for Mudpuddler Newsletter items is 17th August with items to be sent to mudpuddler@albertsc.org.au.

Rod Thomas
for ASC committee

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Thursday Snippets, 2 August

ASC winter sailing season continues on Saturday 4th August with Winter Series 10 club race on Saturday 28th July from 2pm. VIODA Optimist class winter training program from 1pm on sunday.

UPCOMING a big September
* 3 week annual Bill Hopper Series from 1st September
* ASC special 70th anniversary function on evening of 15th September
* CitySail Women & Girls coaching weekend 8/9 September on Albert Park Lake, organised by APYC
* ASC Junior School holiday program 24 to 26 September.
More details on all of these next week.

A reminder that Our Newsletter Editor Naomi is seeking items for the next Mudpuddler newsletter. Send items to mudpuddler@albertsc.org.au.

Rod Thomas
for ASC committee

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Thursday Snippets, 26 July

ASC Winter Series 9 club race on Saturday 28th July with division starts from 2pm. On sunday 29th there is VIODA Optimist class winter training program from 1pm and a Victorian Laser Association training group session from 9.30. No significant external events listed for Albert Park Reserve so access and parking should be good across the weekend.

Our Newsletter Editor Naomi has made an initial call for items for the next Mudpuddler newsletter. Start considering how you can contribute. Items required by mid August and should be sent to mudpuddler@albertsc.org.au.

Winter season club races and VIODA training continues weekly till end September.

Rod Thomas
for ASC committee

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Thursday Snippets, 19 July

ASC Club racing re-commences on Saturday 21st July with Winter Series 8 club race divisions from 2pm. As at Thursday the forecast looks reasonable, with lesser winds than Melbourne has had most of this week. On sunday 22nd the VIODA Optimist class winter training program with ASC on Albert Park LAke recommences with sessions on sunday afternoons from 1.30. If you are visiting Albert Sailing Club on sunday 22nd be aware that there will be road closures from 6am to 11am effecting Aquatic Drive (behind ASC), Albert Park Drive next to the stadium and Lakeside Drive (on Eastern edge of Lake). The roads are closed for a Victorian Athletics 10km road race/walk event. Vehicle and trailer access to ASC will not be possible until barriers come down at 11am.

Winter season club races and VIODA training continues weekly till end September.

Rod Thomas
for ASC committee

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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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