Archive for August 2015

Audit dates for the Saturday and Twilight Series have now passed.

Audits for Saturday and Twilight Series Yachts can still be arranged by contacting the GFS Safety Officer, Julian Todd (see Contacts page for details)

The Equipment Audit form for the 2015-2016 sailing season can be found on the Club Documents or Yachts pages of the website or here.

This form should be downloaded and completed prior to your Equipment Audit.

Have the form (see below) completed by initialing the listed items (initials NOT ticks).  On the inspection day please have the items to be checked laid out so that the inspection is completed with no delay. Sailing Instructions and Course Sheets will be provided at the time of inspection.




As organising club GFS would like to thank all representatives of the three participating clubs who have contributed to the success of West Harbour Winter Series.

Firstly the skippers and crew who have mastered the variety of wind conditions to make the event close fought in each of the four divisions each week and for the overall series.

Secondly to the start boat crew Riv, Alex, Gerry (DSC) and our own Hugh and Xavier (GFS) for their effort in laying and collecting marks, selecting courses managing the start and recording finishers.  We have been fortunate to have the availability of both DSC start boats (DSC 1 and Ian Stuart) for the event.


Riv, Gerry, Xavier, Hugh and Alex

The onus of running results is a difficult task and we thank Balmain sailing Club for doing this – from delivering and collecting the start and finish sheets in the BSC RIB, entering the results into Top Yacht and posting them onto the Web.

The co-operation from the three clubs has been rewarding and it is hoped that this and the West Harbour Winter Series will continue long into the future.  The final post-race get together at Drummoyne Sailing Club showed the camaraderie between members from the three clubs in a relaxed and convivial atmosphere.

Finally, again well done to all competing skippers and crews and congratulations to yachts which have gained places in each of the races and especially places in the series.

The DSC wrap up and Race 7 report is here

WHWS Results are here

Again a delayed start held the fleet back some 30 minutes.  When finally underway the wind had shifted to the East which made for a downhill start on westerly Course 2.  The breeze slowly filled in and with the decision to shorten the course and set the finish line at Snapper Island across to near Drummoyne Sailing Club all competitors were able to make it to the finish.


Umzimkulu II at the finish

Standout performances on the day were Umzimkulu II and Naughty Call.

Naughty Call was first on handicap in Division 2 after an outstanding race – well done Colin and crew.

David and the Umzimkulu II crew achieved an excellent result and are congratulated for not only finishing first on the water and handicap in Race 7 but also first in the Green Division Series.

Full results are available for Race 7 and the Series here

The annual GFS working bee marks the start of the 2015 -2016 Sailing Season.  It is a great chance to meet other members from all sections of the club and contribute to keeping the facilities of GFS in top shape for the season.

Mark Rhodes will have the usual list of tasks prepared and ready at the club.  If you are able please bring a few basic tools to help with completing the work.


Come along to the club from 0900 hours.

GFS Facebook Group

Upcoming Events

  • 23/03/2019Saturday Autumn Series Race 5
  • 27/03/2019Twilight Autumn Race 8
  • 30/03/2019Saturday Autumn Series Race 6
  • 03/04/2019Twilight Autumn Race 9
AEC v1.0.4