Entries for the 2019 – 2020 Sailing Season are now open.

Before you race in either a Saturday or Twilight series or race at GFS you will need to enter your yacht online through the TopYacht Race Entry System. Once registered you will be able to enter events at GFS and other clubs or regattas.  

Go to –https://www.topyacht.com.au/db/kb/1164

A help page for the TopYacht entry process can be found here: How to Enter a Sailing Event using the TopYacht Entry System . If your boat has joint ownership please read this.

Please be aware that the upcoming racing season commences on Saturday August 31 for the Saturday Yacht Series. Prior to racing you will require an Equipment Audit which will take place at the club on Saturday August 17 from 0900 to 1300 Hrs.

Twilight Series Equipment Audits will take place on Saturday September 21 and Sunday September 29.

Race Documents Required at the audit.

You will require the following documents on your yacht at the time of audit they are on the Yachts – Racing Information page or the following links.

Equipment Audit form completed by the owner or ‘person in charge’ .

Either GFS Sailing Instructions Full Version. Note changes are in red.

or condensed Cockpit Version of the GFS Sailing Instructions which is satisfactory for Equipment Audit compliance.

Proof of Insurance – minimum requirement is for valid third party liability insurance with a minimum cover of $10,000,000.

Safety Card

A downloaded copy of the Racing Rules of Sailing (electronic or hard copy) available on the SA website – https://www.sailingresources.org.au/class-assoc/racing-rules/

Sailing Australia Special Regulations (electronic or hard copy) available on the SA website – https://www.sailingresources.org.au/safety/specialregs/

After your Equipment Audit is complete

Prior to racing you must also upload your signed Equipment Audit Form and current Insurance details as PDFs (not larger than 2 MB each) to the TopYacht site (link above).

Courses – There are significant changes from last season – Saturday and Twilight courses are on separate sheets.

Saturday and Down Harbour Courses can be viewed and downloaded .

Twilight Course Sheet

A Skippers’ Briefing will be held at the GFS Clubhouse on Wednesday October 2. Skippers of Saturday yachts sailing prior to this briefing should make sure they are fully aware of all requirements listed in the GFS Sailing Instructions, Equipment Audit Form and Racing Rules of Sailing.

Season Programs

The full program for Yachts (Saturday and Twilight) is available on the Racing Information page.

Dinghy Classes (Sabots and Lasers) will find their Season Program on the Dinghies – Important Information page.

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