Albert Sailing Club has a range of activities on Albert Park Lake for juniors aged 8 to 17 years, with all levels of experience catered for.
The typical Spring Junior ASC program is set out below.
As at 28 August no boating activities are possible in Melbourne Metropolitan area at least until 13 September, due to government COVID19 restrictions.
As new restrictions are announced available options for ASC activities on Albert Park Lake will be reviewed and decisions made on activities that can proceed. Updates will be provided on club website and Facebook, and our club weekly Thursday Snippets emails.
Experience with the progressive implementation of Government restrictions in 2020 suggests that casual non-competitive sailing is likely to be the first available option after easing of restrictions. Coaching, training and competition sailing only possible with further easing.
Typical Spring Junior ASC programs
Learn to sail programs. Dates and details for ASC programs in Learn to Sail The main option is to register for Tackers programs at the next door Albert Park Boatshed, Discounts avaialable for ASC juniors.
"Green Fleet" sailing for juniors 8 to 12 years 1.30 - 4pm on Saturdays for school terms 1, 2, and 4. Term 4 program usually commences mid October.
The program is mainly non-competitive and is directed at enjoying sailing and developing skills beyond Learn to Sail level. Most participants use a club training boat or can use their own Optimist or Minnow class boat. Instructor lead program. Registration via under Upcoming Events section of https://albertsailingclub.wildapricot.org/
Albert Park Youth Development program (13yo - 17yo). Albert Sailing Club juniors participate in the Boatshed program on saturday afternoons. https://www.theboatshed.net.au/home/
School holiday Junior programs
September 2020 program CANCELLED.
Next provisionally planned for December 2020.
For ASC juniors members or temporary members who have completed a Learn to Sail or Tackers 2 and/or 3 training course.
Optimist Class Association training at ASC on sunday afternoons in winter months. Suspended in early July due to Government restrictions. May resume when Governement COVID19 restrictions allow,
Saturday afternoon club racing most Saturdays of the year with separate division starts for junior classes. Entrants in club races generally have their own boat. Undercover racking for boats available.
There may be an opportunity for members to sail a club training boat in a 'try out' phase of club racing.
Coaching option for club racing available, dependant on demand.
Monthly Club social sailing day held on last sunday of most months in the Spring/Summer/Autumn months. Opportunities for juniors and adults to try sailing in a club boat under supervision of an Instructor or experienced club member. In 2020 arrangements dependant on COVID19 situation and guidelines.
Enquiries can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. or speak to an experienced club member at the club on a Saturday morning.
* ASC has annual Junior membership and family membership option for those wanting to participate in ASC training programs.
Winter junior Associate membership for members of other sailing clubs is available for participation in club racing program and Class Association programs hosted by ASC in period May to September.