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Albert Sailing Club Regatta & Winter Season 2012

Postby Ron_F on Tue Apr 17, 2012 11:35 am

Albert Sailing Club again invites monohull dinghy sailors to our annual Regatta on 23-24 June 2012, and to participate in our Winter Season which runs from 14 April to 29 September 2012.

This year we have our traditional Regatta, Autumn, Winter & Bill Hooper series, and a number of trophy races, with a mix of short course and long course formats. Racing generally starts at 2pm (briefing @1:15), with the Regatta starting slightly earlier on the Saturday and early morning on the Sunday. Winter members are eligible for series points and trophies. Ad hoc visitors are also welcome as always. Boat Racking is also available on a first come first served basis.

ASC is a friendly family oriented club with excellent facilities in a comfortable setting, including nearby café, restaurant, playgrounds and parkland. Winter sailing on the lake is relatively sheltered and a great place for everyone from young beginners in green fleet, to grand masters and beyond to get your winter sailing fix, and to hone your skills before returning to your home club for spring/summer sailing. The lake is at full capacity and good conditions for sailing are expected over the winter months.

If there is any way we can accommodate your association's training or racing programs please let me know and we will see what we can arrange.

Follow these links to information posters & entry forms:
The Winter Regatta NOR, SI and entry details will be up soon. Please note that regatta fees will not be included in winter membership fees, but will again be modest as in previous years.

Regards,

Ron Fergusson
Club Captain, Albert Sailing Club.
Ron_Fergusson@hotmail.com
mob. 0410 492 091
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2012 Regatta NOR and online entry now available

Postby Ron_F on Mon Jun 04, 2012 7:47 pm

Hi everyone,
The NOR and online entry form for 2012 is now up:
- regatta page: http://albertsc.org.au/index.php/racing/2011-asc-winter-regatta/
- online entry (discount): https://www.topyachtsoftware.com/db/otb/series_select.php?EventID=58
- NOR: http://albertsc.org.au/index.php/download_file/view/151/119/
- view entrants: https://www.topyachtsoftware.com/db/otb/entrants_display.php?SeriesID=102&Task=ShowSeriesEntrants&EventID=58

We look forward to another great visit from the sabre assocation. The mulled wine, hot soup and after race BBQ will all be available as in previous years.

PS. ASC does not have scheduled racing over the Queen's Birthday long weekend; we resume racing on 16th June. Full winter schedule:
http://albertsc.org.au/index.php/racing ... er-season/

We have also been practicing our short course racing and on-water recording of finishes, so all should be perfect for the regatta on 23-24th June.

Any further information required, please contact me.

Cheers,
Ron.
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It's on this weekend - Albert SC Winter Regatta on 23-24 Jun

Postby Ron_F on Tue Jun 19, 2012 7:49 pm

Hi everyone,

Who is looking to enter for this weekend's regatta? Don't forget that the aggregate score from the Regatta counts to the 2012 Sabre Winter Series.

So far we will have the usual suspects from ASC, plus three visitors already entered online: Susannah Gillam from WSC, Wendy Wilson from SSYC (sailing Geoff Saliba's old boat), and Steven Douglas from BRYC, in yet another new boat. I'm sure there'll be lots more entering soon!

Enter online by Wednesday via: https://www.topyachtsoftware.com/db/otb/series_select.php?EventID=58, pay $30 online or in person on the day;
or by paper entry on the day pay $35 for the regatta, or $10 per half-day session.

At this stage the weather looks a little wintery per the BOM forecast, but nothing a wetsuit and jumper/thermals and a hot drink afterwards won't deal with. And there's little risk of a drifter nor a blowout.

Hope to see you on the lake,
Ron.
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Entry deadline extended + sailing instructions posted

Postby Ron_F on Thu Jun 21, 2012 9:46 am

Hi again,
Online entry has been extended to Thursday midnight:
https://www.topyachtsoftware.com/db/otb/series_select.php?EventID=58
Plus sailing instructions have now been posted:
http://albertsc.org.au/index.php/download_file/view/152/119/
Cheers,
Ron.
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Regatta Results

Postby Ron_F on Mon Jun 25, 2012 6:24 pm

Results are at:
http://r.albertsc.org.au/results/results-2012-06-23-23-51-36.html
I will post link to photos once we have them uploaded. Plus Harold Medd may be providing detailed report soon.
Meanwhile, congratulations to everyone who sailed, 10 races in 3 sessions in great conditions, ... I almost wish I was sailing a sabre again ... Cheers,
Ron.
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Regatta photos and report

Postby Ron_F on Tue Jul 03, 2012 7:16 pm

Photos of the regatta are at:
http://www.robcruse.com.au/Sailing/ASC-Winter-Regatta-2012
or via the ASC website:
http://albertsc.org.au/index.php/racing/2011-asc-winter-regatta/
Rob Cruse kindly indicates on his website:
"Please feel free to right-click and download images from this site for personal use or to promote your club or class. All Images Copyright Rob Cruse. 2012"

As for a written report, I will simply quote Harold Medd's Google Groups email:

"Hi Sabre Sailors
Albert sailing Club Winter Regatta
Well, Albert Park Lake did not let us down. The wind was shifty, very variable in strength and the course was crowded. Not quite the 100 boats but with the wind in the South West, Albert Sailing Club's race officers had to adopt a short course across the lake. 16 sabres took part of which 12 were visitors. There were 10 races over two days. Chris Dance and Pete Hackett dominated the series winning all but one race between them with the overall result coming down to the last race which was won by Chris. The one race they didn't win was a great result for Bruce Abbott on his 70th Birthday. Congratulations Bruce on the win and on joining the over 70s division. The over 70s division just got a whole lot tougher for me. Steve Douglas took 3rd place overall. There is an excellent series of photos of the event taken by Rob Cruze. The following is a link to Rob's web site. If it doesn't work can look up Albert Sailing Club, click on 'Winter Regatta' and 'Senior Photos'. [see links above]

Selected Photos
... I hope I have attached two photographs of the event. The first is a great shot of Bruce Abbott, not sure if this is his winning race but its nice to think it is. The second gives a better impression of the regatta. It shows Peter White leading a bunch of Sabres which include Pete Hackett 1879, Rabdall Garnham 1782 avoiding a disabled Laser and George Solonari 1759 trying to work out how to get out of the Laser trap which is always feature of the regatta.
http://www.robcruse.com.au/Sailing/ASC-Winter-Regatta-2012/Senior-Course/23842933_KrQC8t#!i=1938179460&k=gRvX6KJ
http://www.robcruse.com.au/Sailing/ASC-Winter-Regatta-2012/Senior-Course/23842933_KrQC8t#!i=1938182149&k=b8Zgg5J

Next Winter Series
If you missed the regatta you can make up for it this weekend when the Sabre Winter Series goes to Albert sailing Club again."

Thanks again to Harold, and congratulations to everyone who contributed to the success of our Regatta. We look forward to continuing visits from sailors, friends & family over the winter, and of course an even better regatta in 2013.

Cheers,
Ron Fergusson
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