Thursday Snippets, 3 May

ASC’s annual Winter season commences on Saturday 5th May with Winter series 1 club race at 2pm, preceded by 1.15 information session. There is a a session scheduled on Race Starting Procedures, Flags and Course Setting from 10.00am to 11.30am. The term 2 junior green fleet program continues from 1pm with 10 juniors enrolled to participate.

On Saturday 12th May, Winter Series 2 club race. ASC’s annual presentation of trophies for 2017/18 club races is after racing at 5.30. This is followed by Annual General Meeting at 6pm and an informal pizza style meal in ASC clubrooms from 7pm. All members and families most welcome and encouraged to attend, with pre-registration not required.

New committee members are needed for the 2018/19 general committee. Completed nominations forms need to be handed to the club secretary Jack Woods or left in secretary’s pigeon hole in club Tower by 6pm on 5th May.

Next club Mudpuddler newsletter is due out end of month. Our editor Naomi needs contributions by 20th May including a couple of feature articles with photos on a recent boating related adventure or activity, and shorter items on recent or future activities. Email her via mudpuddler@albertsc.org.au if you have a contribution.

ASC winter season details and registration for members from other clubs now available on www.albertsc.org.au.

Rod Thomas
for ASC committee

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Thursday Snippets, 26 April

On 28th April there is a club working bee from 9am – 12.30pm, with no afternoon club race. Monthly social sailing day on sunday 29th 10am – 4pm. Working bee with plenty of jobs to spruce the club up for winter season which commences Saturday 5th May. Boatyard to be tidied including sweeping and removing leaves. Some boat racks to be carpeted. Windows to be cleaned. Some cleanup and painting in changerooms. Etc. Come down to help even if only for a couple of hours.

ASC Winter season commences on Saturday 5th May with club race at 2pm, preceded by 1.15 information session. Also on 5th May there will be a session on Race Starting Procedures, Flags and Course Setting from 10.00am to 11.30am. Send an email to commodore@albertsc.org.au to register attendance or speak to a club committee member for more information. We need more people who can handle starts on our Start/Finish boat for club races and our annual regatta. Also more generally for members, particularly newer members, to understand how race starts and courses work.

On Saturday 12th May, there is ASC’s annual presentation of trophies for club races in 2017/18 at 5.30, followed by Annual General Meeting at 6pm and an informal meal in ASC clubrooms from 7pm. New committee members are needed to replace a number who are retiring. AGM agenda and committee nomination form has been emailed out, with copies available at club and on website. Again speak to a current committee member for more information about general committee roles or how you could assist in a non-committee role.

Winter season details and registration for members from other clubs now available on www.albertsc.org.au.

Rod Thomas
for ASC committee

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Thursday Snippets, 19 April

A busy 21/22 April weekend at ASC. Club fleet race on Saturday, with division starts from 2pm. Also annual Verna Templeton junior trophy race with all ASC juniors encouraged to participate. Sign on at 9.30am for 10am briefing session, and junior green fleet program from 1pm. Sunday 22nd there is a casual ASC Family and Friends Picnic day. For members, family and friends from 11am to 3.30/4ish. On-water sailing with club training boats for adults, youth and juniors available for members and their guests. Land based activities. BYO lunch. Special parking arrangements have been arranged with Parks Victoria for sunday given late notice of an event at Lakeside Stadium. First option is to park in the spaces in Aquatic Drive, the road behind the club. If no spaces available then parking will be permitted on the gravel areas next to the club under agreed conditions. If you display a Parks Vic sporting club permit no fee is payable. Those who don’t have this permit may park on the gravel areas but MUST purchase and display a ticket from an Aquatic Drive meter AND obtain from the club rooms a label to put on the dashboard which confirms you are attending the club’s picnic event.

On Saturday 28th April club working bee from 9am to lunchtime and no club racing. Plenty of jobs to clean up the clubrooms and boatyard in preparation for our winter sailing season. On Sunday 29th is our monthly end of month sunday social sailing day from 10am – 3pm.

The ASC Winter Season commences Saturday 5th May with Winter Series club race at 2pm and Information Session at 1.15. Details and online Registration for sailors from other clubs now available on www.albertsc.org.au.

Rod Thomas
for ASC committee

We made this arrangement with Parks Victoria

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Thursday Snippets, 12 April

On Saturday 14th April we have Summer Series 6 club race at 2pm. An Autumn Learn to Sail program for adults and juniors is programmed to commence on sunday 15th. Anyone interested who has not registered needs to contact Don McKenzie via training@albertsc.org.au or by phone on Thursday. There are a number of ASC juniors sailing in Optimist and Laser 4.7 class fleets in the Victorian Youth Championships at Sorrento across the weekend. Hopefully, the forecast stronger winds moderate and there is some good sailing on the weekend.

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Club sailing race day on 21st April. Also annual Verna Templeton junior race for all levels of experience with sign on at 9.30am for 10am briefing session, and junior green fleet program from 1pm. On 28th April club working bee and no club racing that weekend.

Sunday 22 April ASC Family and Friends Picnic day. For members, family and friends from 11am. The club’s 4 new RS Zests will be inducted. BYO picnic lunch. Be ready for on-water and land based activities. The event has been created on our ASC facebook which allows you to share and invite friends. ASC Winter Season commences Saturday 5th May and runs through to September. Details and online Registration for members from other clubs now available on www.albertsc.org.au.

Also on 5th May there will be a Race Starting Procedures, Starting Flag System and Course Setting coaching session from 10.00am to 11.30am. We need more people who can handle starts on our Start/Finish boat. Also more generally for members to understand how race starts work. Send a email to commodore@albertsc.org.au to register attendance.

ASC AGM on Saturday 12th May, followed by an informal meal in ASC clubrooms. New committee members are needed to replace a number who are retiring. Nomination form has been emailed out, with copies available at club and on website.

Finally the Discount Sea Mart business in Elizabeth Street is closing down end of April. 20% off Sale of all stock. If you need ropes, sailing gear, fittings, etc. get in while some stock still available. Also anyone who has a Discount Sea Mart gift voucher needs to use it ASAP.

Rod Thomas
for ASC committee

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Thursday Snippets, 5 April

Our next ASC sailing day is on Saturday 7th April with Summer Series 6 club race at 2pm. This is the start time for Saturday club races in Autumn and Spring following the change back to AEST in Victoria. Also on Saturday a number of our Sabre class sailors will be sailing in the annual Victorian Sabre Association event at Mordialloc.

Over Easter three ASC members sailed in the Victorian Impulse class championships at Lake Boga. Paul Farrell finished 5th and Steve Dunn 8th overall in a fleet of 25 Impulses. This week, Wednesday to Friday we have had another successful ASC school holiday program with 15 juniors sailing in club Ozi Optis, including 4 boats loaned from our neighbours at APYC.

Discount Sea Mart business in Elizabeth Street is closing down end of April. 20% off Sale of all stock. If you need ropes, sailing gear, fittings, etc. get in early while some stock still available. Also anyone who has a Discount Sea Mart gift voucher should use ASAP.

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Club sailing race days on 14th and 21st April. Learn to Sail program from Sunday 15th April with details on www.albertsc.org.au.

Sunday 22 April ASC Family and Friends Picnic day. For members, family and friends. The club’s 4 new RS Zests will be at ASC and inducted on the 22nd. Please submit your naming suggestions for the yellow sailed Zests to commodore@albertsc.org.au. by Monday 9th April

On Tuesday 10th April the April general committee meeting will be held in our ASC clubrooms. This is the final committee meeting of the 2017/18 committee. We need some new committee members for the 2018/19 year. Speak to our commodore John Whelan or another committee member about joining the committee or assisting via a non-committee role.

Rod Thomas
for ASC committee

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Thursday Snippets, 29 March

Our next scheduled ASC sailing day is on Saturday 7th April with Summer Series 6 club race at 2pm. Weather prospects look good for Easter. Don McKenzie and some other members will be down for a casual sail on the Lake from mid morning on Easter Saturday.

On the weekend of the Grand Prix (24/25 March) a number of ASC juniors participated in the Victorian Schools Sailing Championships at St Kilda. The St Michael’s junior secondary team finished runnerup in Division 2 with Anna Cripsey, Philip Cripsey and Max Commeignes half of the six member team. Another good result for ASC junior members.

Upcoming
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Wednesday 4th to 6th April ASC Junior school holiday program. Entries close on Friday 30th. Link to information and registration on club website www.albertsc.org.au.

Sunday 22 April ASC Family and Friends Picnic day on the water with your own boat or a club training boat, and socially in clubhouse/on club decking/on lawns in front of the club. Involve family and friends and ask them along to the picnic day. The club’s 4 new RS Zests should be at ASC by then. Please submit your naming suggestions for the yellow sailed Zests to commodore@albertsc.org.au.

Rod Thomas
for ASC committee

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Thursday Snippets, 22 March 2018

The Albert Park Reserve was closed to the general public for the F1 Grand Prix on tuesday 20th and re-opens on Tuesday 27th March. Our next scheduled ASC sailing day is on Saturday 7th April with Summer Series 6 club race at 2pm (following change back to AEST in Victoria). No doubt there will be some down sailing socially on Easter Saturday if the whether is reasonable.

Upcoming
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Wednesday 4th to 6th April ASC Junior school holiday program. Link to information and registration on club website www.albertsc.org.au.

Sunday 22 April ASC Family and Friends Picnic day on the water with your own boat or a club training boat, and socially in clubhouse/on club decking/on lawns in front of the club. Involve family and friends and ask them along to the picnic day. The club’s 4 new RS Zests should be at ASC by then. Please submit your naming suggestions for the yellow sailed Zests to commodore@albertsc.org.au.

Albert Sailing Club has been well represented at Wooden Boats Festivals in Victoria in the last couple of months, with some good results and feedback. Steve Dunn’s ‘Grumpy Boy’ took out a couple of the major trophies at the Inverloch Wooden Boat Festival at end of January. Jaemie Wilson’s wooden dragon “Siena” was the overall winner of the Classic Yacht division of the Geelong Wooden Boat festival on the March Labour Day long weekend. Items on both boats are in our Summer Mudpuddler newsletter on www.albertsc.org.au.

ASC was also well represented at the Optimist class titles at Blairgowrie on the March long weekend. Finn McMahon sailed well to win Victorian State Championship. Phillip Cripsey the 11 year old and under State Champion winner.

Items on ASC members at some recent regatta events with photos have been placed on our Albert Sailing Club Facebook.

Rod Thomas
for ASC committee

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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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