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  • Jan 21 / 2020
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Saturday morning sailing with the ‘Green fleet’

tackers boats

Calling all kids who have completed TACKERS courses: we have Saturday morning sailing with the ‘Green fleet’ from 9:30am-11:30am.

To complement the TACKERS courses, Williamstown Sailing Club offers Tackers Fleet sailing on most Saturday mornings throughout the season. This is supervised sailing to practice the skills leaned in a TACKERS Course, rather than formal instruction. It is free for members.

There are three levels to the TACKERS program which kids can progress through. When they finish TACKERS 3 – Sailing Fast! most children are ready for what we call the Junior Squad sailing at Williamstown Sailing Club. This is supervised sailing on most Saturday mornings of the sailing season (9:30am-11:30am) with many of the participants practicing the skills needed to take part in competitive racing.

Who should I contact to find out more?

Our Junior Sailing Coordinator is Andrew Graham, and our Tackers Course enrolment co-ordinator is Andrea Taylor. We’re here to answer any questions that parents/guardians might have. The easiest way to contact us is by emailing tackers@williamstownsailingclub.org.au

 

  • Jan 05 / 2020
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Discover Sailing Day – Sunday 12 Jan 2020

Our Club will be open between 10.30am to 4pm on Sunday 12 January.

Discover Sailing Days are offered at many participating sailing clubs around Australia. They are a fantastic way to have a great day out with your partner, friends, work colleagues or family. Clubs look forward to showing you just how fun, safe, accessible, and affordable sailing is. We offer an experience of sailing dinghies and Trailable boats up to 4.8m (16ft).

Who should discover sailing?

You’ll have the option to go out for a short sail with an experienced sailor, have a look around the club facilities, and find out about the programs and sailing courses available. There is something for the whole family and even kids as young as five years old can sail, when accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Discover Sailing Days are free to attend and all boats and safety equipment is provided by the club. All you need to bring is clothes and shoes you don’t mind getting wet, sun screen and a hat. Shoes with non-marking soles are preferred.

Prerequisites

  • Water confident

Activity Duration

0.5-1.5 hrs depending on numbers queueing and activities undertaken.

Outcome

You will have experienced sailing and have been introduced to your local Sailing Club, who will have provided you with information on what other opportunities, courses and activities are on offer that will enable you to continue your participation in sailing.

More information

For more information and to register visit https://www.revolutionise.com.au/williamstownsailing/events/52633/

  • Oct 11 / 2019
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TACKERS program – registrations are open for Jan 2020

Registrations for the TACKERS program in January 2020 are now open!

The TACKERS program is a popular way for kids aged 7-12 to start their sailing adventures over the summer holidays, but places are limited, so please book your place as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

For more information on the program, including links to register online, please refer to our TACKERS sailing program page.

  • Jul 03 / 2019
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Sailing Presentation Awards

The end to the season closed with an enjoyable Awards Presentation and BBQ after the last winter social race, which was abandoned. Trevor and Detlef worked wonders on the BBQ and all enjoyed cheering the winners in the Handicap, Class and Club Championship racing series. Tim Hart and Andrew Graham presented the Junior Sailing Awards. Thank you to the Sailing Committee and Vice Commodore David Taylor and for this enjoyable evening.

Acknowledgement and thanks went out to all the volunteers that made the racing possible during the year who did a wonderful job and ensured all were safe on the water:

  • The Sailing Committee
  • All the wonderful Canteen roster staff and Lois
  • Race Management and Race Rescue crews
  • Tower support
  • Race Results – Michael Lambiris
  • BBQ Roster team
  • Bar Staff
  • Learn to Sail Team
  • Tackers Team
  • Youth Sailing Team

Results

Handicap Winners – Series 1

  • Explorers – 127 Edna May, Michael Lambiris and Jonathan Gwinner
  • Hartley TS16 – 441 Phantom, Trevor Burke and Detlef Becker
  • Impulse – 448 Frantic, Louis Nagy and 575 Good Vibes, Stefan Gevers
  • Pacers – 2667 JAAS, Allan O’Brien and Basil Sharkey
  • Sabres – 2082 Reveille, Ian Ravenscroft

Handicap Winners – Series 2

  • Explorers – 127 Edna May, Michael Lambiris and Jonathan Gwinner
  • Hartley TS16 – 441 Phantom, Trevor Burke and Detlef Becker
  • Impulse – 689 Sandfly, Leon Raymond
  • Pacers – 2667 JAAS, Allan O’Brien and Basil Sharkey
  • Sabres – 1987 Seasomfin, Andrew Keil

Handicap Winners – Series 3

  • Explorers – 115 Swallow, Sue Burke and Tracie Ham
  • Hartley TS16 – 441 Phantom, Trevor Burke and Detlef Becker
  • Impulse – 448 Frantic, Louis Nagy
  • Pacers – 1610 Reckless, Steve Forster and crew
  • Sabres – 1987 Seasomfin, Andrew Keil

Class Championship Winners

  • Explorers – 115 Swallow, Sue Burke and Tracie Ham
  • Hartley TS16 – 1333 Hissing Sid, Peter Berendt and Peter Yeates
  • Impulse – 689 Sandfly, Leon Raymond
  • Pacers – 2586 Rincewnd, Doug Vockler and Crew
  • Sabres – 1987 Seasomfin, Andrew Keil

Memorial Trophy Winners

  • Best First Year Skipper – Noel Hutchinson Trophy – Grace Becker-Scott (Dorothy L)
  • Best Single Handed Skipper – Jack Dickson Trophy – Leon Raymond
  • Best Two Hand Skipper – Bernie Simmonds Trophy – Michael Lambiris and Jonathan Gwinner
  • Best Female Skipper – Cheryl Pride-Olsen Trophy – Sue Burke

Club Champion of Champions

  • Club Champion – Leon Raymond (32pts)
  • Second – Stefan Gevers (75pts)
  • Third – Trevor Burke (81.5pts)

 

 

 

 

  • May 12 / 2019
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Williamstown Sailing Club 2018-19 Awards Presentation

Please come along to the Williamstown Sailing Club 2018/2019 Awards Presentation

The event will commence after racing on Saturday 25th May with kick off from about 4.00pm – awards at 5.00pm

All presentations including Club Champion, Class Champions’ and Junior Sailing Awards

Normal BBQ pricing and the bar is open.

For more info please visit the event page https://www.revolutionise.com.au/williamstownsailing/events/41174/

 

 

  • 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

 

  • Dec 20 / 2018
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2019 TACKERS program is now open for enrolment

Bookings are now open for TACKERS 1 and TACKERS 2 programs in January 2019.  Two courses of each will be run, on 7-11 January and 14-18 January.  TACKERS 1 will be run from 830-1230 and TACKERS 2 from 1300-1700. Download the WSC – TACKERS info sheet – January 2019 for further details.

Programs will require a minimum number of participants to run.  Enrolment Forms can be sent to tackers@williamstownsailingclub.org.au.

Costs

  • WSC members $250 per course ($20 discount for additional sibling)
  • Non-members $300 per course ($20 discount for additional sibling)

See the TACKERS sailing program page for further information.

  • Dec 20 / 2018
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event, sailing

Discover Sailing Day 13 January 2019

Discover Sailing Day is designed to attract new participants to the sport of Sailing. You will gain an opportunity to go for a sail and have a look around your local Sailing Club.

 

Prerequisites

  • Water confident

Who should discover sailing?

Discover Sailing Day is designed for anyone wanting to visit a sailing club and discover sailing for the first time.

Outcome

You will have experienced sailing and have been introduced to your local Sailing Club, who will have provided you with information on what other opportunities, courses and activities are on offer, that will enable you to continue your participation in sailing.

 

For more info and to register visit  https://www.revolutionise.com.au/williamstownsailing/events/26870/

  • Apr 28 / 2018
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maintenance, management, news, sailing

New procedure: safely launch and retrieve the club’s RHIBs

RHIB2-for-web

Read all about how to safely launch and retrieve the club’s Rigid Hull Inflatable Boats (RHIBs).

The document has been put together by Bruce Mansfield, and is to ensure the personal safety of those directly engaged with launch/retrieval as well as bystanders during activities involving movement of vehicles, and avoid damage to the RHIBs.

It’s on our Rules and policies page.

 

 

 

  • Oct 16 / 2017
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TACKERS boat naming

boat-naming

Opening Day on 7 October provided the opportunity to christen our Ozi Opti fleet and new Junior Sailing rescue boat.

As many of you will know, Dave McKeogh was a long standing member and past Commodore of WSC. He generously left his boat White Knight to the Club with the intention that it, or proceeds from its sale, would be used by the Club for training purposes. This generous donation, along with funding from the Port of Melbourne Authority, was used to purchase our six Ozi Opti training boats and begin what has become a very successful move by the Club into TACKERS Training, TACKERS Fleet sailing and now Junior Sailing. In recognition of Dave’s generous gift to the Club, we have decided to name two of these boats in his honour, plus our new rescue boat.

The driving force behind the establishment of TACKERS and Junior Sailing was our very active and passionate past-Commodore, Lois Hunt.

We also ran a competition inviting our TACKERS juniors to name the boats that met the criteria of being, firstly, the name of a boat you’d look forward to sailing in, plus something that had a link to the Club, the local area, its history or sailing in general. We received a large number of well-researched and creative entries and the Junior Sailing Working Group narrowed these down to the 3 winning entries.

The final names are:

  • Knight: Dave donated his boat, White Knight, to the Club. This boat continues to sail with WSC on the transom, with Simon van den Berg at the helm.
  • Bulldog: Dave was a passionate Western Bulldogs supporter and it is fitting then that we name one of our Opti’s after his beloved team. Go Doggies!
  • Hunter: Naming an Opti after Lois would not adequately recognise her contribution to the Club and junior sailing. But we can never forget Lois Hunt’s contribution to the establishment of TACKERS sailing at the Club. Hence the name.
  • Firefly: The name of the first ferry that sailed between Williamstown and Melbourne.
  • Seagull: Because there are a lot of seagulls around the Club and it’s the name of the local VFL team.
  • Stingray: Because of the stingrays that live under the Club deck that the Tackers love to look for while having a break from sailing.
  • The new rescue boat will be named the DA McKeogh, allowing Dave to continue to watch over the fleet of budding young trainee sailors.

We were very pleased on Opening Day to be joined by Liz McKeag, Dave McKeogh’s partner. Fittingly, Liz, Lois Hunt and Louise Graham, one of our Opti naming competition winners, released the water balloons that burst on the bows of the Optis, christening our fleet.

 

 

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