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.

Sunday Practice

Sunday practice is open to all members and recent trainees (within the last 12 months). The club is open downstairs and a rescue boat is provided. Sailors are free to sail and practice as they wish.  Sailors may hire a ESC fleet OziOpti, 4.7 Laser or RS Feva training dinghies, or you can bring your own boat. It runs on Sundays from October – December in the first half of the season and January – April in the second half of the season from 9.00am-12.00pm. Continue reading

Green fleet

Green fleet is a collection of fun racing and activities to improve sailing skills. It is open to ESC club members, senior & junior, who have completed an Tackers 3 or Introduction to Club Racing course or equivalent and wish to improve their sailing. Greenfleet is hands on/on-water using ESC fleet of OziOptis, 4.7 Laser and RS Feva training dinghies, or you can bring your own boat. It runs on Saturdays from October – December in the first half of the season and February – March in the second half of the season from 1.30pm-4.30pm. Continue reading