2015 Winter Series – updated

winter sailing

Time to break out your winter woolies as the ESC 2015 Winter sailing series is almost upon us. All are welcome to join in with the plan to run 2 short races starting around midday on the following Saturdays;
16 May, 30 May, 13 June, 18 July, 1 August, 15 August, 29 August & 12 Sept 2015.

Please refer to the Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions for further details, I look forward to seeing you out on the water – Mike Wold, ESC Rear Commodore.

ESC 2015 Presentation Night, 23rd May from 6:30 pm

Join us to celebrate the 2014 – 15 sailing season and enjoy a fabulous menu created by ESC’s own celebrity chef Dan Osinger, live music, dancing, raffles and prizes galore. Finger food and refreshments will be available from the bar upon arrival to be followed by a 2 course meal, tea & coffee.

Ticket prices are $40 for adults ($35 early bird special if paid in April) and $20 for juniors (under 18 years or 21 if a full time student).  For payment options please see below.

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ANZAC day service @ ESC

2015-04-25 02.04.17On ANZAC Day we hosted the Elwood community memorial ANZAC service. By my estimate there were over 500 people attending in cold conditions. The event was organised by the Friends of Elwood RSL and we played our part as host venue.

Congratulations to the organising committee and especially to our Club Manager – Sarah, and Liz Shaw for all their superb event management, and a huge thanks to the 20 club members who volunteered to help on the day.

Mark Foster – Commodore, Elwood Sailing Club.

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2015 Bill Mac Results

copy-cropped-E23-and-E81.jpgCongratulations to John Frey and crew G Daniel of National E 536 Tangara on winning the 2015 Bill McNamara Trophy. This years fleet race result is based both on yardstick and club handicap.

Opti’s for sale

cropped-Sail-training-roof-057.jpgWe have 5 pre-loved Optimist training dinghies for sale at $50 to ESC members on a first in best dressed basis. The hulls are fiberglass in varying condition and come with rigs and foils, again in various condition, so if you get in early you can have the pick of the litter! Continue reading

ISAF Sailing World Cup – Melbourne Dinner

56170-isafwc-header (2)ESC members are invited to attend the ISAF Sailing World Cup – Melbourne Dinner on Tuesday 9th December commencing at 6:30 pm. The cost is $135 per person or $130 p/p if we can get a table of 10 together, so join Commodore Mark Foster and other ESC luminaries and make a night of it.

If you are interested in making up a table please register your interest ASAP with Brett Nangle at manager@elwoodsc.com

Sail Melbourne is also looking for volunteers to assist with the event between Monday 8th – Monday 15th December, so if you would be interested in helping out please register here. Not too many of us will ever qualify to race in the World Cup, but that should not stop us from taking part!

Race Official Courses

Have you ever wondered what all the flags on the start boat mean? Would you like to learn?

Yachting Victoria are running Race Official courses at various levels throughout spring and early summer, so if you are interested to learn and to be of assistance to the club in conducting sailing events please follow the link and you too will know what happens when they drop the blue peter!