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  • Aug 25 / 2017
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TACKERS – name the Optis!

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Our wonderful Ozi-Optis have been nameless for too long!

We’re calling all Junior members to send in their suggestions of boat names.

The names should be something our young sailors would want to skipper and, ideally, have some link to boating, the Club or the local area.

There’s a great prize in store for the lucky winners, not to mention seeing their winning entry on one of the boats.

Entries should be sent to tackers@williamstownsailingclub.org.au before the end of August.

 

 

  • 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.

  • Aug 17 / 2017
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TACKERS September courses

young sailors at the April TACKERS courses

Bookings are now open for TACKERS programs being run the first week of the September school holidays. Each program will run for 5 days, 4 hours per day.

  1. TACKERS 1: 25-29 September 2017, 4 hour session daily (8.30am – 12.30pm)
  2. TACKERS 2: 25-29 September 2017, 4 hour session daily (1pm – 5pm)

Find out more information here.

 

  • May 16 / 2017
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Presentation night – 27 May 2017

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Presentation night is closing in pretty quickly so make sure you circle the date in your diaries – Saturday 27 May.

Awards, food, celebrations, and reflections on the season’s races. Lots to talk about. Don’t miss out.

Doors open at 6pm; dinner at 7pm.

Tickets: Members & guests – adults $20.00, families $50.00

Buy tickets at the canteen on Saturdays or from the bar. If you’re not available to collect and pay in person you may wish to email the sailing committee via vice.commodore@williamstownsailingclub.org.au with the number of tickets required. Ticket sales will close on Tuesday 22 May. 

For more information see the social events web page.

  • Feb 05 / 2017
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Transition to racing program – Feb

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Our Transition to Racing program is set to run on Saturday mornings on 4, 11 and 18 of February. This program is free to club members wishing to further practise their sailing skills. First priority for access to club pacers are given to graduates of the 2016 Learn to Sail program.

The program will operate between 8:30 am – 11:30 am with sessions covering gybing, tacking, race starts, flag recognition and capsizing. Skills to be practised will be announced on the day depending on wind and weather conditions and participants skill level.

This is not a formal program but more about giving you the opportunity to practise your skills in a supervised and safe environment.

To book a place contact Gayle at: training@williamstownsailing.org.com.au

 

 

 

  • Jan 26 / 2017
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Family day  – Sun 12 Feb

family-day

Last year was our first family day and it was a roaring success, so we are doing it again on Sunday 12 February from 10am – 2pm.

The idea of the day is to bring down your own family and then any extended family you might like – grandparents, grand kids, brother, sister etc. and share our great club with them. You are also welcome to invite some friends to join us.

We will have some water based activities available like kayaks, Ozi Opti and Pacers to sail, fishing casting competition, swimming off the jetty, and just enjoying the location. Of course there are also the indoor activities upstairs like table tennis and foozball. A BBQ lunch will be available to purchase and the bar will be open from midday. Great live music will be provided by one of our favourite and popular performing groups ‘The Angelicats’ from 11am till 1pm.

Make sure you put the date in your diary and come along. Gold coin donation to help cover musician costs.

To get all the details and keep yourself up to date with our social activities, check out the social events page

 

 

 

  • Dec 12 / 2016
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sailing, training

TACKERS January programs

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The club will be offering TACKERS Levels 1, 2 & 3 training programs during the January school holidays.

Dates 2016-17

  1. TACKERS 1: 9-13 January 2017, 4 hour session daily (8.30am – 12.30 pm) BOOKED OUT
  2. TACKERS 1: 16-20 January 2017, 4 hour session daily (8.30 am – 12.30pm)
  3. TACKERS 2: 16-20 January 2017, 4 hour session daily (1pm – 5pm)
  4. TACKERS 3: 9–13 January 2017, 4 hour session daily (1pm to 5pm)

So if you have kids, grand kids or friends you think might like to get involved in the games and fun based introductory sailing for kids programs, more information and the booking forms are available here

 

 

  • Nov 16 / 2016
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Lipton Cup – 19 & 20 Nov 2016

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The Lipton Cup Regatta is a fun weekend of sailing for racing, cruising and classic yachts, sportsboats and trailable yachts, and off-the-beach boats. The sailing program caters for all sailing enthusiasts. Find out more about the regatta on the Lipton Cup Regatta website.

Schedule – Saturday 19 & Sunday 20 November

Off-the-beach racing will be conducted by Williamstown Sailing Club and Port Melbourne Yacht Club on Saturday 19 November. The first warning will be at 12:00 with 3 laid course races.

The course areas

Off-the-beach races will be held in Hobsons Bay.

Keelboat windward-leeward races will be conducted on three separate course areas:

  • The course area for Divisions A and B will be in the open waters of Port Phillip, west of the main shipping channel.
  • The course area for Division C and Sportsboats will be in the open waters of Port Phillip, east of the main shipping channel.
  • The course area for Division D and Trailable Yachts will be in Hobsons Bay.

2016 regatta documents

 

  • Oct 02 / 2016
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Sailing opening day – Sat 8 Oct

sail past on opening day 2015

The sailing season opens on Saturday 8 October.

Join us for the formal opening, sail past and social race.

All members and families are welcome to join us for a free BBQ on the upper deck after the race. The official activities will start at 1pm.

 

 

 

  • Sep 15 / 2016
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BBQ roster for the 2016-17 season

For the after race BBQ on Saturdays we need for two sailing members to cook the BBQ. Helpers in the canteen will do the food preparation, you just have to manage the set up, cooking, serving and cleaning up. This will be from about 4.30 pm to about 6 pm. Make sure you check the roster and if you aren’t available, you need to swap with someone else.

A copy of the BBQ roster is on the Duty roster web page.

 

 

  • Aug 29 / 2016
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Learn to sail course dates released (over 12 years of age)

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The aim of this course is to enable students to sail a small yacht competently and to gain confidence so that sailing is both safe and enjoyable.

This program runs for three Thursday nights of theory and five Saturday mornings of on the water training, under the guidance of experienced and certified Yachting Victoria instructors and experienced sailing members of the Club.

The minimum age for this program is 12, and you must be able to swim 50 metres. For children 7 to 12 we provide a TACKERS training program.

The 2016-17 course consists of:

  • Theory sessions: 3 x Thursdays – 3, 10 17 November (7:30pm – 9:45pm)
  • On-the-water training: 5 x Saturdays – 5, 12, 26 November, 3, 10 December (8:30am – 12:30pm)
    Note: Saturday 17 December is held in reserve in case we have unsatisfactory weather conditions on one of the other dates.

Find out more information here including how to enrol.

 

 

 

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