The combined four boating clubs of Williamstown will again be running a Progressive Dinner this winter. The theme is ‘Around the World’ in Williamstown, with food from a different ‘culture or country’ at each location.
Tickets will be $75 for 4 course meal and one drink at each club. Each club is allocated 40 tickets.
Tickets have sold out.
- 6pm – canapes – Royal Yacht Club of Victoria
- 7pm – entree – Royal VIctorian Motor Yacht Club
- 8pm – main meal – Hobsons Bay Yacht Club
- 9:30pm – dessert – Williamstown Sailing Club
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with the number of tickets required. Ticket sales will close on Tuesday 22 May.
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.
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 email@example.com or leave a message on the club phone 93974135 by 17 February.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and we will sort out something for you.
Clothing price list
- Polo shirt available in 8, 10, 12 $21
- Polar fleece vest available in 10, 12, 14 $25
- 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
- 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
- Peaked caps One size $13
- Roll up beanies One size $10
- Stubby holders $6
WSC footy tipping competition
The WSC footy tipping competition is a just for fun tipping competition for all the footy enthusiasts amongst our members.
Each round you login and enter your tips for the AFL competition.
ESPN Footytip is offering prizes within the online tipping competition, every time you tip in our competition you may win prizes within the ESPN tipping competition. This is a private competition, so you’ll require a password to join.
Join the WSC footy tipping completion online here http://www.footytips.com.au/comps/Williamstown_S-C
Name: Williamstown SC Password: Est1910
To all WSC Club members – you are all warmly invited to join in the Opening Day of the sailing season at the club this Saturday. Whether you are an active sailor, fishing member or social member, please come along and celebrate the start of a new season.
The day is also a way to say thank you to all the club members who helped at the working bees this winter – there has been a wide variety of big and small jobs undertaken and the club is looking great as a result of all the effort put in.
Come and see the new Ozi Opti training boats hit the water for the first time in the sail past. Official activities start at 1pm, sail past at 1.30pm, social race about 2pm and then there will be a free afternoon BBQ at about 4pm.
The canteen will be open for lunches in the morning and the bar open for drinks in the afternoon.
We set off for TS 16 Victorian State Titles at Portarlington with the weekend’s dismal forecast dulling the mood. All week long we had been told we were in for a shocker. As a result, only seven boats turn up that morning, and that number quickly shrunk to six as Joe Dorrington (“Up in Arms”) went home to battle the flu.
At Portarlington the weather was actually far kinder than anticipated, in the main part and we set off to the start in pleasant, reasonably light conditions.
With one eye on Sunday’s terrible forecast and under the guidance of our excellent race officer Roger, we voted to try and sail three races back to back on the Saturday instead of the two planned. If we could get three races done then at least we had a championship.
The six boats competing were:
- Hissing Sid (Peter Behrendt and Peter Yeates)
- Phantom (Trevor Burke and Detlef Becker)
- Seabiscuit (Brian Langworthy and crew)
- Tru- Blu (Michael Horvath and Anthony Berger)
- Whispering (Alan O’Brien and Sue Burke)
- Wild One (Peter Mullinger and David)
The three races were highly contested. Each had a different winner and all boats finished within a few minutes of each other for every race.
Whispering and Tru-Blu had an altercation at the top mark in race one, a discussion about buoy room ensued and boats slipped past. Wild One kept ahead of all. Whispering was in fourth position approaching the finish but a timely wind shift knocked the first three boats below the line. Whilst they tacked, Whispering slid through into second place and finished 12 seconds behind Wild One. Tru-Blu came in third with Hissing Sid just a forestay behind.
Race two saw some further differences of opinion out on the water and Hissing Sid appeared to have it in the bag. With just a covering tack on top of Whispering to reach the finish line, Hissing Sid blithely sailed PAST the line. Despite his crew saying to him at the time “we’d better make this a really good tack”, he thought he had another lap to go. Whispering won by 5 seconds from Wild One and Tru-Blu was third. Hissing Sid went down to fourth. His reaction when realisation hit reminded me of old times when I crewed for him, “F F F F F”, but in good humour.
In race three the wind was getting up and Mr Horvath in Tru-Blu decided to remind us what he is capable of. I think his crew’s previous remarks of him appearing “somewhat rusty” galvanised him into action. Phantom had also come into her own this race until her jib caught around the winching eye on the bow. The race officer was carefully watching the radar and saw some nasty weather rapidly approaching; he deftly shortened the course in an extremely competent manner. He was the only race boat out on the water with one crew but he managed it impressively. Tru-Blu took line honours by more than one minute from Whispering in second and Hissing Sid third.
Back on land an enjoyable evening was had with great food and company.
Sunday the weather was still blown-out and the decision was made to abandon the day’s sailing. The overall results were:
- First: Whispering
- Second: Tru-Blu
- Third: Wild One
Thanks to Bryan Langworthy for his great efforts in race organisation, Roger on the rescue boat and to Sue O’Brien supporting us in some trying conditions.