Felix passed away after a battle with cancer on Sunday April 7.

Felix was a GFS Junior Sailor at the time Rich and Liz Imaly ran the Sabot program. Liz taught him at Greenwich Public School and also to sail.

After primary school he attended Newington College where he graduated in 2020. The College noted that Felix made an indelible impact on his peers and teachers. From College musicals, plays, orchestral performances and concerto competitions to fundraising for the Salvos and as a school leader he was, in the words of Headmaster Mr Michael Parker, ‘a terrific, positive and indefatigable young man’.

Diagnosed in December 2021, Felix was treated for a super rare Sarcoma called an Inflammatory Myofibroblastic Tumour in his chest spanning his heart and left lung.

While at GFS he was an active junior sailor and he was awarded an Australia Day Medallion sailing Whisperer in the GFS Sabot 1 up class in the 2016 event.

Felix was an incredible young person who became involved in Canteen – https://www.raiseit.org.au/fundraisers/flixlaubi/raise-it  He reached out to Canteen for support in the form of counselling, meeting groups with other young patients and survivors.

Despite his condition Felix completed the Huskisson classic distance triathlon in October 2023. A 1km swim in Jervis Bay, followed by a 60km bike ride and 10km run where he was joined by a group of friends who have supported him throughout treatment and are now supporting each other through training.

The GFS Laser group held an unofficial memorial for Felix at the club last Sunday. Felix’s father Andreas is a regular sailor with the GFS Laser fleet.

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