The breeze couldn’t have been better for Summer Race 1, a North Easterly at around 13 knots.  Longer courses were set for all divisions, winding around the islands.

We had a good size fleet of 63 boats starting.   All finished, although some may be awarded DNF if they did not complete the mandatory crew list entries on the TopYacht app.  There have been many communications on this point.

A few reminders

  • Skippers must complete their Crew List entries in the TopYacht app.  Please be mindful that the correct series is the Summer Twilights.
  • Crew lists should be entered before the race.  This can be done up to one day prior to the race.
  • Crew list entries can be made immediately after the race if you are unable to complete beforehand for some reason, eg a late change of crew.

We wish to thank our Course Setter, Mark Rhodes and our Starters, James Curr and Xavier Perkes.  

Keep sailing and stay safe!

Nick Murphy

Social Secretary’s Report

Summer Race 1 saw us hosting the 1st post-race dinner of the season.  Although the pandemic restrictions have eased to some extent, there was still a lot of compliance work to be done.  We got there in the end and the dinner was a great success.  Our limited seats were fully booked by Division 1 Orange and Division 5 Blue.  This week we will see Division 3 White and Division 6 Black at the table.

A big shout out to MLFoodz and in particular Frank, Tony, Louie and Marie for making the night such a success. Working with such a supportive catering company was invaluable in getting our members back on the deck safely. We are very appreciative for their ongoing support through this difficult Covid time.

Thanks also to all those members who supported our first dinner back! It was wonderful to see so many familiar faces.

Lastly, my enormous thanks to Holly Charalambous,  who has organised the bookings for dinner on the deck and supported me and the team, in kicking off our return. Her support has been invaluable.

We would like to thank all our sponsors, Yachtworks, Sydney 4×4, Back Vintage, Helly Hansen, Joe Walsh Rigging, Doyle-MacDiarmid Sails, Robert Oatley Wines and Zjoosh.   Please support them and mention GFS when you make a purchase.  

Glenda Cameron-Strange

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