Thursday Snippets 15 March 2018

Summer series race 5 will be held on 17 March 2018. Race officer is Cindy Tilbrook so look forward to a challenging course. First division commences at 2.30pm and briefing at 1.45pm. Early wind indications are for a 15-20 Kn northerly.

Power boat handling course will be run on Sunday 18 March from 9.30am to 12.30pm. Although we have received a good response, if you are interested in participating, send an email to commodore@albertsc.org.au and hopefully we can squeeze you in. If not, we hope to run another course in the near future.

The 4 new RS Zests should be arriving soon. They will need names and we invite you to submit your naming suggestions. Please, no “Boaty McBoatface”! We would like to officially launch and name the boats at our Family and Friends Picnic Day on Sunday 22 April 2018. Please submit your naming suggestions to commodore@albertsc.org.au. And don’t forget to involve family and friends and ask them along to the picnic day. We will have some fun sailing activities as well as old fashioned picnic activities on the grass. It should be a fun day for everyone and a chance to show off your club to all those who wonder what happens when you disappear on a Saturday for a few hours.

Albert sailors have had success at recent state titles. Owen McMahon was a part of the crew which won the Victorian Etchells state titles on a boat skippered by a former ASC junior member, Tom King.

Juniors also did very well at the Opti state titles at Blairgowrie. Finn McMahon, Philip Cripsey, Anna Cripsey, Hamish Gilsenan, Claudia McMahon and Jack Italia had solid performances in the open division. In the green fleet, Nigel Leishmann and Tess Rawlings also performed well.

Finally in this edition, a reminder to look out for the expanded range of club clothing and merchandise. Everyone is a club ambassador, so wear club branded clothing when coming to the club for sailing.

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Thursday Snippets, 8 March 2018

Labor Day long weekend, so no scheduled club racing at ASC. Expect that some people will come down to the club on Saturday from 10am for casual sailing. Also, we have junior green fleet from 1pm – 4pm.

A number of our juniors are sailing in the Victorian Optimist championships at Blairgowrie across the weekend and we wish them well.

The next club race day is on Saturday 17th March 2018. Don’t forget that there is no sailing on 24 March 2018 due to the Grand Prix and that you will not be able to access the club from 19 March to 26 March 2018.

The latest Mudpuddler was distributed this week. Online version is on the home page of www.albertsc.org.au. Big thanks to editor Naomi and contributors for another bumper issue.

Upcoming

ASC committee meeting at 7.30 on Tuesday 13 March 2018. All welcome.

RIB powerboat handling session on Sunday 18th March 2018 from 9.30am to 12.30pm. We have received a good response and quite a few will attend. Email commodore@albertsc.com.au if you wish to attend.

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Thursday Snippets, 1 March

We start Autumn with a full program all day on Saturday 3rd March. Last session of the summer Learn to Sail program for adults and juniors in the morning. Summer Series 4 club race at 2pm and the junior Green Fleet program from 1pm. The BOM forecast looks good with maximum temperature of 30 degrees, and light northerlies in the morning followed by an afternoon sea breeze. Grand Prix track works is well underway with some Park road closures. The Albert Road entrance through the Steel Gates to the Sailing Club will be open until Monday 19th, with the Park closed to the public for a week from the 19th.

Upcoming
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Power Boat Handling Training Course Sunday 18th March 2018, 9.30am to 12.30pm. ALL MEMBERS, even those without a power boat licence, please email or message John Whelan at commodore@albertsc.org.au or Graeme Blunt at graemeblunt@yahoo.com.au to attend the power boat handling training course You will learn how to prepare and operate the power boats, including manoeuvring the boats on water, how to safely transfer a sailor to the power boat, how to bring a dinghy back to shore. Further sessions can be programmed if you are unable to make this one.

Autumn Learn to Sail program from Sunday 15th April. For further information speak to Don McKenzie or email him via training@albertsc.org.au.

Rod Thomas
for ASC Committee

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Thursday Snippets, 22 February

Plenty on at Albert Sailing Club on 24th/25th weekend. Summer Series 3 club race and another junior Green fleet sail in the afternoon of Saturday 24th. On sunday we have our monthly social sailing day and continuation of the Summer Learn to Sail program from 9.30. There is a ‘cold front’ with possible showers and a wind change predicted for sometime Saturday. Suggest check forecasts Friday evening on http://www.bom.gov.au/vic Summer Series and training programs continue on Saturday 3rd March.

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Thursday Snippets, 15 February

Club sailing day on Saturday 17th with Learn to Sail program in morning, junior Green Fleet from 1pm and Summer Series 2 club race at 2.30. The club will be open Friday twilight from around 5.30 to 9pm. ASC members and visitors are invited down to sail and/or socialise with the Australian Sailing Women’s & Girls Group. Sail your own boat or a Boatshed Pacer, with Instructors in attendance. There will be a BBQ on club decking. https://www.facebook.com/WomenandGirlsinsailing/

Another full weekend on 24th/25th February weekend. Summer Series club race and junior Green Fleet on Saturday. The club will be open all day Sunday 25th from 9.30am with a full day session for the Learn to Sail group and the monthly Social Sailing sunday. Some club boats available for members or sail your own boat. Sausage sizzle at lunchtime or BYO lunch

Rod Thomas
for ASC Committee

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Thursday Snippets, 8 February

Saturday 10th February there is full day of sailing at Albert Sailing Club. From 9.30 we have Week 2 of the Summer Learn to Sail course, with 7 adults and 5 juniors. Late morning there is a junior Green Fleet start racing session, then 1 – 4pm Week 1 of the Term 1 junior Green Fleet program with 11 pre-enrolled. At 2.30 is the ASC Summer Series 1 club race.
There are other activities in Albert Park Reserve on Saturday to note. The Queen’s Commonwealth Games Baton relay is coming through the park at 9.30am, and Lakeside Drive on the eastern side of the Lake will be closed till 10am. Athletics Victoria have the final of their 2017/18 Shield competition at Lakeside stadium across the day. Parking useage in Aughtie Drive behind ASC will vary across the day with peak likely to be in the afternoon. If parking in Aughtie Drive is full, you can park in gravel areas either side of club if you have a Parks Vic Sports Club parking permit. If it is full and you do not have a 6 monthly or annual pass, then stop kerbside behind ASC clubrooms and come inside to Galley and seek out Rod Thomas. Rod has a small number of passes which can be purchased from him for parking on gravel area next to the club if required.
A number of our junior Optimist sailors are sailing in the Schnapper Point Regatta across the weekend and we wish them good sailing. The February ASC General Committee meeting is in our clubrooms on Tuesday 13th from 7.30pm. Finally, there is a Responsible Serving of Alcohol course provided at no cost by City of Port Phillip on evening of 5 March. We always need people with RSA accreditation to serve in Doug’s Bar. Contact Jack Woods via secretary@albertsc.org.au for more detail and registration form.

Rod Thomas
for ASC Committee

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Thursday Snippets, 1 February

On 3/4 February there will be social sailing at Albert both days. The annual interclub Regatta for clubs from top end of Bay including Albert Park Lake clubs will be sailed from Williamstown Sailing Club starting at 2pm. This is a good opportunity to sail in a mixed classes event on Port Phillip. Notice of Race and Entry form on http://www.williamstownsailingclub.org.au/top-of-the-bay-s…/ Sailing Instructions later in week. Lodge entry form by email in advance. The course will be on Port Melbourne side of the main shipping channel. You can Rigup and sign on/off at either Williamstown SC or at Port Melbourne YC. Rod Thomas is one ASC member who plans to sail from Port Melbourne at end of Bay Street, leaving trailer at PMYC and parking in a local street with all day parking.
Our ASC Summer Learn to Sail program starts on Sunday 4th February and runs through to Saturday 3rd March. The course has a good number of adult and junior enrolments. Further information on the Learn to Sail tab of www.albertsc.org.au.
ASC Summer Series commences on Saturday 10th February with club race at 2.30pm, preceded by junior green fleet and Learn to Sail programs.
Parks Victoria have advised that the annual summer ‘aquatic vegetation harvest’ on Albert Park Lake will commence on Monday 5 February 2018. The harvester will commence at the southern end of the lake, then progress to the northern sections over 8- 10 working days. Albert Sailing Club has provided input which suggests harvesting in northern basin in front of sailing clubs and areas around Gunn Island should be priority areas.

Rod Thomas
for ASC Committee

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Thursday Snippets

Australia Day long weekend. Casual sailing at our club on Saturday 27th. If you are intending to come down you could provide a comment on our Facebook indicating sailing am or pm, and seeing whether others are coming down. Across the weekend there is Festival Sails Regatta at Geelong which includes dinghy classes, and Wooden Boats festival at Inverloch, with at least one boat from ASC sailing in each.

On 3/4 February there will be social sailing at Albert both days, and interclub Top of the Bay Regatta from Williamstown Sailing Club. ASC and APYC traditionally join clubs from top of Port Phillip for this event. Information session at 1230 for 1400 hrs start. Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions should appear over weekend and will be placed on www.albertsc.org.au. You can rig and sign on at Williamstown SC or at Port Melbourne YC. Rod Thomas is one who plans to sail from Port Melbourne which is much closer to ASC.

Our ASC Summer Learn to Sail program starts on Sunday 4th February and runs through to Saturday 3rd March. Anyone who wants to enrol for this program or knows someone who wants to do so can find further information on the Learn to Sail tab of www.albertsc.org.au and register interest via training@albertsc.org.au.

ASC Summer Series commences on 10 February with club race at 2.30pm and club open from 9am.

Have a good weekend
Rod Thomas
for ASC committee

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January Thursday Snippets

Our Summer sailing season resumes with joint ASC/APYC Commodore’s Series on Saturday 13th and 20th January. Each week there will be a number of shorter races commencing with the first at 2.30. No ASC Galley in January, so BYO lunch or try lunch at Boatshed Café next door.
The club has a junior school holiday program on Monday 22nd to Wednesday 24th January from 9.30 to 3pm each day. Club members are welcome to come and sail on Lake any of those days in their own boat or to hire a club Pacer, Sabre or Laser, with option to bring a friend or two. The Victorian Laser Association has listed events at Flinders on 20/21 January and MacCrae on 25/26 January which may be of interest to Laser sailors.
No ASC Club racing on 27th January (Australia Day long weekend). On 3rd February our club participates in the Top of the Bay Regatta event at Port Melbourne Yacht Club, with casual sailing at the Lake that afternoon.
ASC summer Learn to Sail program commences on Sunday 4th January, with two full day Sunday and three half day Saturday sessions across February into early March. Go to www.albertsc.org.au for further information and details on how to register.
We have a number of members returning from national championships interstate including from : junior Optimist class nationals in Queensland, Impulse Nationals in Adelaide, and Mirror nationals in Hobart. We wish them safe travels and look forward to seeing them down at the Lake in coming weeks.

Rod Thomas
for ASC committee

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Thursday Snippets, 14 December

On Saturday 16th December there is Junior Green Fleet Sailing program from 1pm and others down at ASC for some casual sailing. Victorian Women & Girls in Sailing groups sailing on lake from Boatshed at 6pm on Friday 15th followed by drinks at ASC. Wednesday 20th the club will be open from 1pm till sunset or a little later. Have an afternoon or late afternoon/twilight sail. Bringown boat or club boats available for members. An RS Zest has been booked for tryout sails. Sausage sizzle style BBQ and drinks on ASC balcony from 6.30ish.

This is final Snippets for 2017. Best wishes for the upcoming festive period. The ASC program re-commences with club race on Saturday 13th January.

Rod Thomas
for ASC committee

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