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  • Apr 01 / 2020
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Coronavirus update 1 April 2020: Club closed

Important notice from the Commodore

  • The Club is now closed to all members and visitors until further notice
  • Stop all forms of recreational boating

Under Victorian Government Stage 3 restrictions, the Club is now closed to all members and visitors until further notice.

Maritime Safety Victoria (MSV) has asked that Victorians stop all forms of recreational boating to help stop the spread of the coronavirus. The MSV has advised – “Marine Search and Rescue services do not have the same capability to perform rescues on the water as they normally would. Anyone choosing to head out on the water is putting themselves – and others – at increased risk”.

The only exception to access the Club grounds is to inspect boats on moorings, with access to be via the slipway gate and not via the Clubhouse. Access will be at your own risk and must adhere to all Victorian Government restrictions relating to the coronavirus.

During the close down period security and facility checks will be completed at the Club by a member of the Committee of Management (CoM), and any essential building maintenance will be undertaken.

If you require urgent access to the Club during the close down period, permission must be sought from the CoM.  To help you facilitate this, please liaise with either the Michael Virant (acting Rear Commodore) or myself (contact details below).

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation during this period of uncertainty, and as we all grapple with the ever changing environment in which we live.

When the Victorian Government advises that we have the all clear to head back out, we will shall let you know so that you can return to enjoying your boating, fishing and sailing.

Meanwhile, stay safe and well.

Warm regards

Brian Fentiman, Commodore

 

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  • Mar 17 / 2020
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fishing, management, news, sailing

Important message from the Commodore

A message to all members from the Commodore

Dear members,

  • Racing calendar postponed.
  • Social and Club events cancelled.
  • Individual access to the Club can continue for the interim.
  • Follow government health guidelines.

The Committee of Management has been urgently considering the implications of the recent COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak for our Club. Over the weekend we saw major sporting and cultural events cancelled in response to the Prime Minister’s decision to adopt medical advice that non-essential gatherings of more than 500 people are not to take place.

This advice, which was based on the recommendation of the Chief Medical Officer, recognises that the rate of COVID-19 transmission in our community is growing and that there is a need to take unprecedented action to protect the health and wellbeing of the community. Because the situation is evolving rapidly, we are also working on the basis that there will be further restrictions recommended by the Chief Medical Officer that will impact the community and may require more controls or restrictions on the community and our Club in the near future.

All our advice has been to take strong action early. The expert advice is that, given our size and the demographic of our membership, we will almost certainly see several members potentially affected from this virus. If we take hard decisions now, the expectation is that we can significantly reduce the potential for this number to be higher. This is what The Committee of Management are committed to achieving.

We at WSC have posted the Government approved posters around club on how to spot the signs of COVID-19 and what steps to take to minimise infection. We will ensure soap is plentiful; remove any towels and replace with disposable towels and will provide hand sanitizers to bar and canteen as supplies become available.

We are postponing all social events including presentation night for the interim. We are also postponing club activities including the remainder of the racing calendar, Tackers families and junior sailing until further notice. We are hopeful that we may be able to extend the sailing season once the situation has been normalised, if possible and will keep you informed.

At this stage, this will not preclude individual members utilising the Club facilities for fishing, sailing, kayaking or indeed individuals use of the upper deck.  The health and wellbeing of our members and visitors is paramount, therefore, to minimise the risk of COVID-19 spreading, please follow all of the recommended hygiene practices and ensure you are familiar with the latest government advice.

We shall keep you informed of news regarding this situation in relation to the Club, as it arises.

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

Please feel free to share information and feedback via commodore@williamstownsailingclub.org.au.

Be safe and take care,

Brian Fentiman 

Commodore

Williamstown Sailing Club

  • Mar 15 / 2020
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event, fishing

Small Boat Festival cancelled

Small Boat Festival cancelled

The Werribee River Association and the Small Boat Festival Planning Committee have informed the WSC that they have cancelled the Small Boat Festival due to the coronavirus.  They hope to reschedule at later date.

Any queries should be directed to Lisa Field on 0433 559 530;  John Forrester on 0401 854 560; or John Marks on 0407 546 235.

 

15/03/2020

  • May 12 / 2019
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fishing, maintenance, management, news, sailing

We need you: Winter working bees 2019

working bees

Starting Saturday 1 June at 9.30am.

We are hoping that all club members will participate in this year’s working bees. There are all sorts of jobs to be done, some big and many quite small, but nevertheless important.

We have prepared a list of all the tasks that need to be done, with a description of the steps involved. This should make it easy for you to see which task you might be able to take charge of, or help with. There are plenty of things to do for members who don’t have special skills, so have a look at the list and see what things you would best like to be involved in.

The list of tasks will shortly be on the Working Bee Planning Winter 2019. There will also be a printed copy of the lists on the notice board in the briefing area of the club house.

It will help greatly with planning if you would please email the Rear Commodore to let him know which task you would like to take charge of or help with. In particular we need a helping hand with supervising the Deck replacement project during June, so please contact Jason. He will then add your name to the spreadsheet, and we will be able to see who is doing what, arrange the supplies you need in good time, etc. The email address is: rear.commodore@williamstownsailingclub.org.au

We hope that, with things organised in this way, you will be able to help the club maintain its premises for the next year, while at the same time not being unduly burdened every Saturday.

I look forward to hearing from you all.

Ian Whelan, Rear Commodore

Jason Whyte, Captain

 

  • Aug 25 / 2017
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Training: protesting and first aid

Learn how to protest…

Learn how to protest or be part of protest committee or jury member. Geoffrey Searl, National Judge and Royal Geelong Yacht Club member will be conducting two training sessions on Sunday 29 October.

The morning session will focus on knowing how to correctly protest and the protest procedure, whilst the afternoon session will focus on protest management and protest committee procedures.

Confirm your place by sending an email to our Vice Commodore at vice.commodore@williamstownsailingclub.org.au

First aid

Need or want to learn how to apply first aid. Limited places will be available for members to join in the annual first training program for our first aid officers – see dates below. The cost of participation is $195 per person, expressions of interest can be sent our Vice Commodore at vice.commodore@williamstownsailingclub.org.au

Dates

  • Sunday 28 October – 8am – 12pm – Marine (VHF) Radio Training
  • Sunday 29 October – Learn how to protest
    • Morning Session – Protesting
    • Afternoon Session – The Protest Committee
  • Sunday 25 November – 9am – 4pm – First Aid & CPR Refresher Training

More dates will be published in the next newsletter and here as details come to hand.

  • Jan 09 / 2017
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Fishing meet and greet – Sun 19 Feb

snapper

Sunday 19 February will be our next social fishing event. We are having a members meet and greet for fishing members with family and friends welcome.

The purpose of the get together is to promote fishing within the club and to work out upcoming fishing activities.

Come along to the upstairs deck on Sunday 19 February 2017.

Start time for fishing before the event is early, and the the catch up will start at 12:30pm for the BBQ lunch ($5 per person).

Please let us know if you are planning to attend the lunch by emailing fishos@williamstownsailingclub.org.au or leave a message on the club phone 93974135 by 17 February.

 

 

 

  • Jul 18 / 2016
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fishing, sailing, social

Club merchandise for sale

WSC stubby holders

We have supplies of club clothing for sale through the canteen every Saturday. The range includes short and long sleeve t-shirts, fleece vests and jackets, rugby tops, beanies and caps. These are all very reasonably prices, and make a great gifts.

We now have WSC stubby holders. These are Australian made and also available for sale at the club on Saturdays.

If you can’t get to the club on a Saturdays please send a request to secretary@williamstownsailingclub.org.au and we will sort out something for you.

Clothing price list

Children’s

  • Polo shirt available in 8, 10, 12 $21
  • Polar fleece vest available in 10, 12, 14 $25

Women’s

  • Polo shirt available in 10, 12, 14, 16, 18 $28
  • Polar fleece vest available in 10, 12, 14, 16 $30
  • Polar fleece jacket – full zip available in 10, 12, 14 $40

Men’s

  • Polo shirt available in S, M, L, XL, XXL $28
  • Polar fleece vest available in M, L, XL, XXL, XXXL $30
  • Polar fleece jacket – full zip available in S, M, L, XL, XXL $40
  • Polar fleece jacket – half zip available in S, M, L, XL, XXL $39
  • Rugby top available in S, M, L, XL, XXL $42
  • White long sleeve T-shirts available in S, M, L, XL $20

Other

  • Peaked caps One size $13
  • Roll up beanies One size $10
  • Stubby holders $6

 

  • Oct 08 / 2015
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event, fishing

Fishing competition – Sun 8 Nov

snapper

Save the date for the annual Northern Port Phillip Bay Inter Club Fishing Competition between WSC and Albert Park Yachting & Angling Club (APYAC).

This year the competition is being held by Williamstown Sailing Club.

  • Start Sunday 8 November 12am from WSC & APYAC
    Fish must be weighed in by 1pm at WSC
  • BBQ 1.30pm
  • Prizes will be given for: heaviest snapper, heaviest snapper bag and heaviest other fish.
    Prizes will only go out to members of both clubs only.

Any club members interested in entering or wanting more details should contact James D’Aquino on 0410597550 by Friday 6 November.  

  • Feb 16 / 2015
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fishing, sailing, social

The club from above

Look at the club in these fantastic aerial photos supplied by long term club member George Giuliani.

photo of WSC from the air

Photo of WSC from the air

photo of WSC from the air

Photo of WSC from the air showing the Westgate Bridge in the background