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  • 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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event, news, sailing

Lipton Cup – 19 & 20 Nov 2016

liptoncup

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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event, news, sailing, social

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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event, management, sailing

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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news, sailing, training

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.

 

 

 

  • Aug 25 / 2016
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fishing, maintenance, management, news, sailing

Saturday working bees

working bees

With working bees continuing through until to late September there’s plenty of time to drop in on any Saturday morning between 9am – 1pm and lend a hand. If you’re a new member and unfamiliar with the process, you simply review the list of tasks/jobs on the whiteboard and find one that suits you, put your name next to the task and make a start.

There are plenty of projects both inside and outside the clubhouse so irrespective of the weather there is lots to do. This winter’s efforts will include adding bumpers to the floating pontoons, annual mooring maintenance and decking repairs. Sprucing up the clubhouse with some new timber and lots of painting is high on this year’s to-do list.

If you can’t make it on Saturdays, but are available during the week please contact me on 0412 241 980 and we’ll arrange a time and find a job that suits you.

Hans Schepers | Rear Commodore

 

 

  • Aug 24 / 2016
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maintenance, news, sailing

Winter working bees and sailing committee update

Once again a big thank-you to all those who have participated in the Saturday working bees. Week by week the clubhouse is looking fresher both inside and out as more and more paint goes on.

Some of our more significant projects, like the repair of the upper deck and the construction of the barriers under the Northern pier are well underway. Replacement of weatherboards on the front and sides of the clubhouse will begin in the near future.

The following working bee tasks are in progress or completed:

  • Club house – dusting of surfaces and wall, cleaning of carpet and painting
  • Upper kitchen – fit locks to cupboards, investigate source of water leak above range hood
  • Bar – painting, new racking in cupboards for glass storage, cleaning behind refrigerators
  • Change rooms/toilets – non-slip matting cleaned, shower dividers and doors painted, replace covers on lighting, cleaned floor and fans, install new hand driers
  • Race locker – refurbished shelving and painting
  • James Pearl trailer refurbished ready for the black pearls
  • Deck and piers – improvement to fishing table and cleaning sink, replace any aging deck boards
  • Plumbing – replaced all tap washers, investigate replacing of old hot water units
  • Electrical – test and tag equipment checks, scope CCTV project
  • Lighting – change over remainder of flouros to led style tubes
  • Slips and dinghies – clean and paint (northern dingy), fit sacrificial skids to fiberglass dinghies, winch pit cleaned and flexible cover over cable fitted

The Sailing Committee also been very busy with working bee actives and here is an update to their progress:

  • Purchase of a new trailer for Willy 1 has been approved by CoM
  • Willy 3 (blue RiB) will be fitted with a T-Top – similar to that on Willy 2
  • Pontoon fenders have arrived and will be fitted shortly
  • Training plans are being developed
  • Sailing calendar being finalised
  • Successful TACKERS working bee
  • TACKERS and youth development strategy initiated

With tides and weather limiting what we can achieve on Saturdays, we will take the opportunity to knock off some of the remaining tasks on weekdays. If you are available to put in a few hours during the week please contact Hans Schepers (Rear Commodore) on 0412 241 980.

  • Aug 02 / 2016
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event, maintenance, management, sailing

TACKERS families working bee

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Calling all TACKERS kids and their families.

You are all invited to come to the club for a special TACKERS working bee on Saturday 6 August.

We will be working indoors, so it will be running no matter what the weather. There will be a variety of jobs for kids and parents to help with; Opti boats will need cleaning, life jackets to be cleaned and washed and other sundry tasks. We will also need helpers to cook the BBQ lunch. So come on down anytime from 10am, lunch will be 12.30.

For safety reasons, we have to place a minimum age of 7 of any children in attendance and all children will need to be supervised by a parent, or other adult.

Lois, with the assistance of TACKERS instructors, will be running a short meeting with parents around lunchtime to discuss what the families are looking for in our TACKERS program moving forwards and how to plan for that- both formal courses and TACKERS Fleet activities.

Wear your old warm clothes in case there are messy jobs to do!

 

 

  • 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

 

  • Apr 25 / 2016
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news, sailing, social

Social sail video – Sat 23 April

Video of the social sail held on 23 April 2016. The course started at the jetty, went across to Port Melbourne, down to St Kilda marina and back.


  • Jan 17 / 2016
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event, news, sailing

Discover Sailing Day 2016 a huge success

We had a very successful Discover Sailing Day at the club on Sunday 10 January. Over 120 visitors came through on the day, with 50 sailing sessions. The Ozi Optis proved popular with small and big kids alike, as were the club Pacers and the trailable yachts. We had plenty of families come through. A big thank you to Pete Behrendt who organised the day, and to all the volunteers who made the day a huge success.

Timelapse video of the day


Photos of the day

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