Following high vaccination rates and changes to NSW Health Orders, Yacht Racing at GFS will be commencing as follows:

Twilight Racing:     Wed    27/10/2021

Saturday Series:     Sat       30/10/2021

The revised shortened racing series programme is on the GFS websight.  Ensure you complete your race entries by the required dates and note that you need to enter each desired series individually.

Skippers, the 2021-22 Safety Briefing will be held by Zoom Meeting.

TUESDAY 19TH OCTOBER 2021 at 19.30 hours.

Note that each Skipper intending to race or a boat delegate must attend.

·       NSW RMS (Maritime) Officer Pascal Geraghty will be in attendance for information re our regulated obligations as boat owners.

·       Requirements for competitors for Covid Safe Sailing and socializing in compliance with NSW Health Orders and your obligations as  skipper will be advised.

·       Changes to Sailing Instructions and starting procedures will be discussed.

·       Procedures for Covid safe Safety Audits will be advised and your input welcome.

Zoom meeting invite details are set out below. These will also be posted on the GFS Website.

David Leslie

GFS Safety Officer, 0432883771

Time: Oct 19, 2021 07:30 PM Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney

Join Zoom Meeting by clicking this link:

Meeting ID: 858 7304 5412

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Please read the following instructions for the meeting:

Think of a Zoom Meeting as a face-to-face meeting and conduct yourself as you would if you were all present in the same room. In addition:

  • Join early – up to 5 minutes before the meeting start time.
  • Please mute your microphone as a courtesy after entry to the meeting and keep your microphone muted when not talking
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  • Have your video on unless you are experiencing connection issues
  • Find a quiet space without interruptions / background noise
  • Have good lighting on your face so you can be seen clearly – avoid backlight from bright lights/windows
  • Adjust your camera to be at around eye level if possible – especially take note of the angle of your laptop screen if using the built-in camera.
  • Try to avoid talking over / at the same time as other participants

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