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

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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/

  • Dec 21 / 2019
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New Year’s Eve at the Club

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The Club will be open to members and their guests on New Year’s Eve.

The same guidelines apply this year as previous years in order to provide a safe and comfortable environment for all members that would like to enjoy the last night of the year at the Club whilst also ensuring compliance with our liquor licensing requirements. Please note the following:

  • The total number of members and guests will be limited to 150
  • Free entry for members
  • Limited access or refusal may apply for non-members, i.e. due to capacity requirements
  • A visitor fee of $10 per adult non-member shall apply – please pay at the bar
  • Members and guests must arrive together
  • Guests are to sign the visitor book
  • Members are to stay with their guest/s at all times
  • BYO alcohol is not permitted – please support your club by purchasing from the bar
  • Please ensure that the front door is not left open

Many Thanks and Happy Christmas

Brian Fentiman

Commodore

  • Nov 25 / 2019
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Christmas Party

Club Xmas Party Saturday 14th December

Come one and all to the annual Xmas party at Williamstown Sailing Club on Saturday 14 December, 7pm start.

Tickets Prices: Adults $30, Family $70 and individual child $10.

Dinner will be a Gourmet BBQ, salads, baked potatoes and desert.  Feel free to bring your own pre-dinner nibbles if you wish. NO BYO though drinks are available from the bar.

Tickets will be presold for the event – no last minute tickets on the day, so get in early, grab some friends, book a table or just an individual ticket and we will make sure you join with others to enjoy the night.

Don’t miss out – book and pay at the canteen on Saturdays. If you don’t come to the Club on Saturdays you can book by email to social@williamstownsailingclub.org.au and pay by direct debit into the Club bank account: BSB: 633-000, Account No: 149266439.  Please provide your family name and number of tickets with payment details in your email.

We are making this year’s event a bit of a fundraiser; A Xmas raffle for sure! We are also asking you to help in some way for the event– it might be set up the upstairs area on the Friday night (I know it’s Friday 13th but it will be appreciated), help put up the Xmas decorations, assist in the kitchen for a short period on Saturday, maybe help with food service on the night, or just help with collecting and stacking dishwashers etc. Getting members to lend a hand is a great way to mingle and get to know other members whilst keeping our costs down. It’s about us all doing a little.

Please contact Lois any time via to social@williamstownsailingclub.org.au or on her mobile if you want to help in any way with the event.

Come and enjoy the best location in Melbourne to enjoy a Xmas party with fellow members and our great city view.

  • Nov 25 / 2019
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Lipton Cup Success

Lipton Cup – WSC Hosting Success

The Lipton Cup was held on the weekend of Saturday 16 & Sunday 17 November 2019. It was fantastic that our Club could once again participate in jointly hosting the OTB division this year.

It was also fantastic that our sailors, not only participated, but won in their divisions. I wish to thank Graham Taylor for stepping up and running our efforts, along with Michael Lambiris as scorer and the fantastic support of the race rescue team. To our Club’s credit, we managed the racing for 66 boats over 6 races on the weekend. This will grow interest in sailing at our Club and develop all our race management skills, and mixed fleet sailing skills with other Clubs.

 

Series Results OTB Division 2 (Williamstown Sailing Club)

1st – Sabre #1987 – Seasomfin – Andrew Keil WSC

2nd – Sabre #131 – Cool Change – Tim Hart WSC

3rd – Hartley TS16 #441 – Phantom – Trevor Burke/Detlef Becker WSC

4th – Sabre #1908 – Akaula – Pamela Webster WSC

5th – Sabre #970 – Delusions of Grandeur – Olivier Davies WSC

 

Series Results OTB Division 3 (Port Melbourne Yacht Club)

1st – Impulse #689 – Sandfly – Leon Raymond WSC

 

Series Results Trailable Division H (Royal Yacht Club of Victoria)

1st – Explorer #115 – Swallow – Sue Burke WSC

  • Nov 09 / 2019
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LIPTON CUP 2019

The Lipton Cup is being sailed as a teams event on Port Phillip Bay, at various locations, on the weekend of Saturday 16 & Sunday 17 November 2019.  We urge all sailors to enter this Regatta to show our support for sailing at this end of the bay.

Please enter the regatta via the Lipton Cup Website (www.liptoncup.com.au).  Entry is free for WSC members, WSC being one of the host clubs.  All information about the courses and the Sailing Instructions are available via the Lipton Cup website.

  • On Saturday 16, the races will start at 1300 hrs.
  • On Sunday 17, racing commences at 1100 hrs.

Williamstown Sailing Club will be hosting off the beach sailing for yachts with yardsticks of:

  • Division A:  Greater than 130
  • Division B:  119.0 up to 129.9.

O.T.B. Yachts with lower yardsticks will race at Port Melbourne yacht Club.  Trailerable yachts will compete further down the bay.

Royal Yacht Club of Victoria is providing a barbeque and entertainment after the racing on Saturday.

 

 

  • 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.

  • Sep 15 / 2019
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Unfinancial Members – renew now to avoid disappointment

If you have not yet renewed your membershipyou are now unfinancial. It may be worth considering the following Club Rule:

8.2 Unfinancial Members 

(a) A Member whose subscription or other monies payable to the Club have not been paid by 31 July in any year (provided that an account for such monies has been rendered) is unfinancial and that Member is not entitled to take part in any Club proceedings or attend or vote at any meeting of the Club until such monies have been paid. 

This means that your access to enter the Club and use its facilities has expired, and if you have a stored boat, kayak or locker it may be reallocated to someone who has already renewed their membership. So renew immediately to avoid disappointment.

It is easy to renew, so do not delay:

Please refer to our step-by-step Online Renewal Guide. We understand that some members may not be familiar with online portals so if you have any issues please come to the club on a Saturday morning so we can assist you.

  • Jul 07 / 2019
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Annual General Meeting 2019

Notice is hereby given that the Annual General meeting of the Club will be held in the Clubhouse at 2pm Sunday 28 July, 2019.

We invite all members to attend.

Agenda

  • To confirm minutes of the previous Annual General Meeting and of any general meetings since then.
  • To receive from the Committee reports upon transactions of the Club during the preceding financial year.
  • To elect Committee members
  • Any special business of which notice has been given in accordance with the Rules.

The Committee of Management

  • 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)

 

 

 

 

  • Jul 03 / 2019
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2019-20 Committee of Management

2019-20 Committee of Management

The nominations are in and the following shall form a strong Committee of Management for next season. We currently do not have a nominated Rear Commodore so if you know of someone who might be suitable let us know and nominate them at the AGM.

  •  Commodore – Brian Fentiman
  • Vice Commodore – David Taylor
  • Rear Commodore – vacant
  • Secretary – Jim Rees
  • Captain – Jason Whyte
  • Treasurer – Olivier Davies

Ordinary CoM Members:

  • Tony Marsh
  • Andrew Graham
  • Grace Becker-Scott
  • Peter Endler
  • Peter Yeates

We look forward to delivering good and prudent management for the Club in the coming year.

Warm Regards

Brian Fentiman, Commodore

  • May 27 / 2019
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WSC Call for nominations: Committee of Management 2019-20

Join the Committee of Management (CoM) to help shape the Club’s future.

The Committee of Management (CoM) is critical for the ongoing future of the Club. It is responsible for managing the Club’s day-to-day operations including its finances, resources, facilities sailing and fishing activities, events, marketing, membership engagement and for ensuring it complies with its governance requirements as a registered association.

I shall renominate as Commodore, unless someone wishes to nominate, but we certainly need a Treasurer, so we need assistance in this critical area.

Nominations are now open for the CoM for the 2019-20 sailing season, and nominations are sought for the following positions on the Committee:

  • Commodore
  • Vice Commodore
  • Rear Commodore
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Captain
  • Five Ordinary Members

Term of office

Each member of the CoM will hold office from the conclusion of the 2019 AGM until the conclusion of the 2020 AGM.

How to nominate

Complete the Nomination Form on page two of this document and return to the Secretary of the Club by noon on Saturday 22 June 2019. The nomination form can be found  here or from the Office.

Download the nomination form here:

How is the CoM elected?

  • At the Club’s Annual General Meeting on Sunday 28th July 2018.
  • If only one nomination is received for a Flag Officer position that person will be deemed elected at the AGM. If only five nominations are received for Ordinary Members then they will be deemed elected at the AGM.
  • If more than one nomination is received for a Flag Officer position or more than five nominations are received for Ordinary Members then a ballot will be held at the AGM.

How often does the CoM meet?

The CoM meets on the second Wednesday of each month at the Club at 7.30pm.

What are the duties of the CoM and Flag Officers?

Refer to the Club’s Rules.

Questions

If you are interested in nominating or require further information please contact the Commodore, Brian Fentiman by email at commodore@williamstownsailingclub.org.au

 

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