The Race: We had a good steady breeze for Summer Race 4, a South Easterly at around 13 knots.  Luckily the rain stopped just as the race started.

We had a reduced fleet of 44 boats starting.   Many members are away at this time of year.

COVID:  GFS is registered with Services NSW as a COVID Safe Business.  Businesses are now required to use the NSW Government QR code system to keep a record of who has visited their premises.  Please remember:

  • Everyone entering the premises, including the pontoon, must sign in using the app;
  • If you do not have the app on your phone it can be downloaded from either the Apple or Android App Stores;
  • If you do not have a phone then you are required to be accompanied by a person with the app on their phone who can sign in on your behalf;
  • It is important to bring your phone and advise your crew to bring their phones.  Please try to reduce the number of requests to Committee Members or Starters to sign in visitors without phones.

New crew:  From time to time we are contacted by people looking to crew on boats in the Twilight Races.   Some are very experienced, some are novices.   If you have room, please consider taking a new person out for a sail.   You never know who you might meet.   We recently took a new sailor out on French Connection.  When a crew member had a bad eye irritation we were surprised to find our new sailor was an eye specialist!   If you have room for a newcomer, please contact our Membership Secretary, Chris Gaskell, using the Contact Form or directly on 0432 018 081.

Thanks:  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

Our hard-working Social Secretary Glenda is taking a well-earned break.

Twilight Dinners have been suspended due to current pandemic conditions.   We hope that the recent outbreaks of COVID are contained soon.

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.  

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