10am – 4pm
Travel by fishing & power boats; some passenger spaces available; BYO picnic lunch.
We have a social boat trip planned for Sunday 26 March to explore up the Maribyrnong River. We are looking for members who have boats with motors who can take some passengers, and also those members who would like to join in and don’t have access to a boat with a motor. There is a notice on the noticeboard near the canteen to indicate your interest, whether you have spaces on a boat, or for those looking for a boat ride to join in. We will co-ordinate places for people – make sure your phone number is on the form. The plan is for the flotilla of boats to leave the club by 10.30am, so you need to be there by 10am to get organised. BYO picnic lunch and drinks – we are most likely to stop at Poyntons Landing, where there are picnic tables, some BBQs and playgrounds.
We would expect to return to the club between 3 and 4pm.
6pm – 9pm
Friday night food & music
At our next Friday night social gathering on 7 April, we are pleased to say that we will have great live music again from local duo, Jen Hawley and Terry. Their diversity of music skills and variety of instruments were a great hit last month. As we are hoping the warm weather may have moved on by then, we will once again have pizzas on the menu.
Food, music and bar from 6.30pm.
Saturday 22 April | 7pm onwards
The country we have chosen for this year’s International Food night is India- land of mystery, history, and Bollywood! We will have a mix of both mild and spicy foods catering to all tastes and ages. We expect to have some form of musical entertainment or even Bollywood Dancers – you just never know. For those with the odd sari or turban hiding in a wardrobe, feel free to add some colour and theme to the evening.
This is a family friendly event.
Tickets prices: Adults $30, Children 5-18 $10 or Families $75.
Tickets can be purchased at the canteen on Saturday mornings, or ordered through firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tickets must be paid for by Wednesday 19 April to guarantee your spot and for catering purposes.
So grab some family and friends and book a table to enjoy another great social night at the club.
Bookings are now open for TACKERS programs being run the first week of the April school holidays. Each program will run for 5 days, 4 hours per day.
April training dates
- TACKERS 1: 3-7 April 2017, 4 hour session daily (8.30am – 12.30 pm)
- TACKERS 2: 3-7 April 2017, 4 hour session daily (1pm – 5pm)
- WSC Members $250 per course
- Non Members $300 per course
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: email@example.com
Saturday 11 February 9.30am – 12 noon
Who is this for?
High-school aged club members
What is it?
An opportunity to try out a range of boats so we can work towards finding ‘youth’ classes. One of the challenges for WSC in growing a sustainable membership is finding a pathway from Tackers training to the ‘adult’ boats. We are organising this as an opportunity to get our high-school aged members together and try out and compare a range of boats so that we can move towards establishing youth classes for the club.
We are still looking for a Laser 4.7 or Radial, a Sabre and an Optimist to use during the morning. If you have one that you would be happy for our youth members to try during the morning then please contact Ruth Morton on 0458036648.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a message on the club phone 93974135 by 17 February.
Notice to competitors No. 2 – Changes to WSC Club Series
The Sailing Committee met this weekend to consider the loss of five race days from this season’s calendar due to the extraordinary adverse weather conditions. It was resolved that the following amendments will pick up some of the lost Class and Club races. This picks up both of the 2 lost Class races and 3 out of 5 of the lost Club races. The Handicap series 1 lost 2 races but had achieved the minimum 3 races to constitute a series, so will not be amended.
The Calendar (sailing program) has been amended to reflect the changes and is posted on the racing, notices and results page.
- 14 Jan – Class resail added. Previously gazetted as Handicap and Club only. There may be two races on the day.
- 18 Feb – Class resail and Club resail added. Previously gazetted as Handicap only.
- 25 Feb – Club Resail added. Previously gazetted as 2 x Handicap and 1 x Class.
- 22 Apr – Class and Club Resails added (Class may not be used). Previously gazetted as 2 x Handicap.
The club will be offering TACKERS Levels 1, 2 & 3 training programs during the January school holidays.
- TACKERS 1: 9-13 January 2017, 4 hour session daily (8.30am – 12.30 pm) BOOKED OUT
- TACKERS 1: 16-20 January 2017, 4 hour session daily (8.30 am – 12.30pm)
- TACKERS 2: 16-20 January 2017, 4 hour session daily (1pm – 5pm)
- 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.