Archive for June 2018

Save the date.

The Annual General Meeting will be held at the GFS clubhouse at 7:30 pm on Tuesday July 10.

The Notice of Meeting will be circulated by email and is also here.

Your attendance will be appreciated.

Well done to the GFS contingent who ventured out to contest WHWS Race 4. Overall, they produced some impressive handicap results in the cold and windy conditions.  Well done to Foxy 1st in Division 2, Gwhizz 1st in Division 3 (with Hasta La Vista 4th and Aurora 5th) and Capriole 2nd in Division 4 (with Seascape 4th and Mistress 5th). Irukandji were 4th and Passion X 8th in the wild west Division 1 to round out the GFS results. Full results are here.

     Foxy, Gwhizz and Aurora (click to enlarge).

The start was impressive so much so that the group on the start boat were just about to leap into the water to avoid the collision which looked immanent at the start of the Division 1 fleet. Luckily sense prevailed and boats not entitled to room were allowed to squeak in narrowly missing DSC1. As far as it could be ascertained there was only one minor collision.

Hasta La Vista

Next West Harbour Winter Series race is Race 5 Sunday July 1, hopefully it will be warm and sunny with a fair breeze.

There are now 70 entrants in the 2018 West Harbour Winter Series and with the right forecast we may see the largest fleet of the season.  However, for Race 4 next Sunday June 17, the wind prediction is for a strong Westerly around 25kts and a fine but cold day. If you venture out please keep safety in mind.



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For Race 3 the race committee decided to send the fleet east, under the Harbour Bridge and back via Goat Island in breezes that fluctuated from 5 to 35 knots, mostly from the SE in what proved to be a ‘Soldiers Course’!

We were sent some great footage from Lloyd at ‘Webcam Sydney’of the fleet sailing under the Harbour Bridge. Check the link:

According to folklore (GFS Facebook Page) the ‘GFS weather Gods’ smiled on WHHS Race 3.


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The wind remained strong (but manageable) and the rain held off. Warm clothes were exposed all all the floating catwalks contesting the race.



Photo: courtesy to Mark Palmer (see more on the GFS Facebook page)


Well done to the brave souls who ventured out!

Now here is an opportunity not to be missed – join the crew on the DSC1 (the start boat) for an enjoyable day on the water enjoying the race.  Small duties only are required. Please email either the commodore or sailing secretary via Contacts on the GFS website.

Next Winter Race is Sunday June 17.

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