Sailors of monohull off the beach class boats from Victorian and interstate clubs are invited to join the host club’s fleet for the 2011 Albert Sailing Club Winter Regatta on Albert Park Lake in South Melbourne on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th June 2011.
A number of classes have listed the regatta in their 2010 winter sailing programs, including Laser, Sabre, Impulse, and Optimist classes. For senior classes with strong fleets, divisions for skippers in Masters (45 - 54 years of age) and Grand Masters (55+ years) categories will be included.
The regatta this year includes the International OK Dinghy Association State Championship. ASC has a long history with the class, including the inaugural meetings of the Victorian and Australian OK Dinghy Class Associations in 1960 and 1962 respectively. The first Victorian OK Dinghy Championship was held on Albert Park Lake in 1961 and ASC hosted the first Australian Championship for OK Dinghies in 1962/63 [extracted from Completely OK]. Attached is a 1962 photo of OK dinghies sailing on the lake, where the newest boat looks to be KA77.
For all classes the regatta will follow a short race series format with races of 30 to 45 minutes scheduled across three sessions. There will be an Information Session at 1pm on Saturday followed by the first session from 1.45pm. The second and third sessions are scheduled for Sunday morning and afternoon. The format and venue will suit sailors of all levels of experience.
The preferred way to enter the Regatta is to enter by Wednesday 22 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 for a copy of the Regatta documentation including an Information flyer, Notice of Race, and Entry links.
This has been a popular regatta for over 25 years. For those who haven’t visited ASC in the past, click here. We pride ourselves on being a welcoming, family friendly club, including a large well-appointed clubhouse with full facilities for sailors and their support crews. We sail right through the year, with fantastic sailing even when the clubs on the bay are “blown out”. Spectators are well provided for with close-up viewing of the racing available from the clubhouse and the northern shores of the lake, and a good track for walkers and joggers around the lake. There are café/restaurants on the lake edge, and shops etc nearby in South Melbourne. Off water activities will include club BBQ after racing on Saturday.
The Regatta is part of Albert Sailing Club's winter sailing season which commenced in late April May and continues through to mid-September. Visitors are most welcome to sail in other club races during the winter season.