The Albert Sailing Club Winter regatta is being sailed on Albert Park Lake in South Melbourne on Saturday 19th and Sunday 20st June. This is the weekend after the Queen's Birthday weekend, and a week before the mid year school holidays.
Sailors of monohull off the beach class boats from Victorian and interstate clubs are invited to join the host club’s fleet for this regatta. A number of classes have listed the regatta in their 2010 winter sailing programs, including : Laser, Sabre, Impulse, and Optimist classes . This year for senior classes there will be an Open category, and for classes with strong fleets, divisions for skippers in Masters (45 - 54 years of age) and Grand Masters (55+ years) categories.
The regatta follows a short race series format with races of 30 to 45 minutes in three sessions. There will be an Information Session at 1pm on Saturday followed by the first session from 1.45. There are then races scheduled for Sunday morning and afternoon. The format and venue will suit sailors of all levels of experience.
On the Saturday night there will be a Sailing Rules and Protests session from 6pm to 7.30 pm, preceded by a club BBQ. This will be a session for sailors of all levels of experience lead by an experienced Yachting Australia national judge. It is a good opportunity to hear about the current Rules and have questions about them answered.
The preferred way to enter the Regatta is to enter by Wednesday 16 June via an on-line entry system, with a form available as an alternative for entry on the day. Go to www.albertsc.org.au.
The club has a large well-appointed clubhouse with full facilities for sailors and their support crews. Spectators are well provided for with close-up viewing of the racing available from the clubhouse and the northern shores of the lake. The Regatta is part of Albert Sailing Club's winter sailing season which commenced in early May and continues through each weekend until the end of September. Visitors are most welcome to sail in other club races during the winter season. for a copy of the Regatta documentation including an Information flyer, Notice of Race, and Entry Form links.
This has been a popular regatta for over 25 years.