Due to Covid 19 restrictions on presentations and venue, our Skippers Brieifng is not being held as an event this year.

Skippers are requested to  review the Skippers Notes already sent with special emphasis on:

  1. Ensure you are familiar with TopYacht crew list registration system and how to register your crew lists on a week by week basis;
  2. Ensure you complete your Cat 7 Audit.  Last years Audit’s expire today.  David and other auditors will be available for new skippers and vessels this weekend where a hands on audit is  required;
  3. Please review your Twilight Captain’s posting re safe movement for crew around the club pre and post racing.
    • Please book your pick up time so crew are not congregating;
    • Please use alternative pick up and parking areas such as Northwood Wharf, Bay St Wharf or Woolwich as there will be no after race gatherings at GFS;
    • Adhere to Covid Safe distancing and the number limits on the deck etc when getting on and off boats.
  4. Ensure you have a functional radio on board per the sailing instructions.  Leave it on for the duration Ch72.  Our new committee vessel will allow shortened races and the use of “outside” finish lines so skippers will need to be aware of course changes during a race.
  5. To that extent please review the Sailing Instructions and 2020 Course sheets.  As a skipper nothing annoys me more than hearing radio calls to starters seeking outside assistance because competitors haven’t read the instructions before the race.

I look forward to seeing us all on the water again for the 20/21 Sailing Season.

David Leslie, GFS Safety Officer

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