Archive for April 2014

You can see Paul Atwood’s description and photos covering Caliban II’s fabulous podium finish in the 2013 Sydney Hobart on the link here.


The smiling Caliban II crew in Hobart looks a little different – don’t adjust your computer this is our new web site.

You should be able to find all the relevant information, documents and results from the old site here. We have added upfront spots for news and notices. Standby for other improvements.

If you hanker for the old site you can still visit it here. There are some sailing photos and videos on the old site which you can see on the link here.

Jackpot2GFS Black Division Jackpot owned by Maree and Adrian Van Bellen’s finished the CYCA Short Offshore Points series with Division 1 handicap win, 5 points ahead of the second placed boat. Jackpot also finished 6th (out of 17) in the extremely competitive Division 1 of IRC.

Another GFS yacht Velocity, Brian Carrick finished the same series with a credible 7th with Soundtrack, John Amos just 2 places further back on handicap in division 2 of the same series.

New member Michael Groves won the recent Jeanneau rendezvous regatta in Aggrovation on the Pittwater, not too bad in a boat that literally was just launched a couple of months ago.

YALogoGreenwich Flying Squadron is a sailing Club affiliated to Yachting NSW and Yachting Australia (YA), this affiliation means that GFS is part of the broader sailing community bringing with it many benefits, tangible as well as more abstract. YA holds a Personal Accident Insurance Policy that provides insurance to all current registered Club Members, providing insurance cover while participating in Sailing. More details can be found on the YA web site here.

All GFS on water events are conducted in accordance with the Racing Rules of Sailing 2013-2016. Rules 46 and 56 relate to those in charge and crews’ membership of an affiliated sailing Club, rule 56 allows for a non member to participate in 3 races in any one sailing season. To comply with the Racing Rules of Sailing and provide all crew with the benefits of YA membership, we should ensure they are members of a YA affiliated Club, GFS Crew membership forms can be found here and the joining process is outlined on the Membership Page of this site or click here.

DefribulaatorYour Club has recently acquired a defibrillator, an important first aid asset that hopefully will never be needed.

It is our intention that initially all committee members will be certified in its use.


We are fortunate to have a well-equipped clubhouse. While it maybe not on the same level as some of our more ritzy compatriots further east, you only have to sit on the deck at sunset on a balmy Sydney evening to realise how fortunate we are.

In the main members and their guests do the right thing, but just occasionally standards do slip. So a few gentle reminders:

  • If you use it, clean it (if necessary) and return it to where you got it from.
  • If you opened, also close it.
  • If it has a lock make sure it is locked before the last person leaves.
  • If you tuned it on, make sure it is turned off.
  • The only vessels which are permitted to be cleaned or maintained at the Club are those on the Club register and belonging to a financial members.
  • Make sure the alarm is armed when the last person leaves the club.
  • If you are not the last to leave a gentle reminder to those still present to lock up would not be taken as an insult but would demonstrate your care for your Club.
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