In more sad news: former GFS member, sailor and documentary producer Rob McAuley passed away on Tuesday 14 January 2020. Rob had a long and productive career in journalism and film dating back to the Melbourne Olympic Games and had many years with Film Australia. He was a great friend and mentor to many people in the film industry.

His publications include  the TV movie ‘The Hunt for HMAS Sydney’ which Rob directed.

His friendly and jovial nature were the essence of life at GFS in the nineties and beyond after a distinguished sailing career with the CYCA. The last boat in which he competed at GFS was the Etchells Raptor.

The two links below give an essence of who Rob was.

CYCA Archive Project Part 1 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oFx0m1JZEfw

CYCA Archive Project Part 2 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7IZp6jFdxZo

There is a great tribute to Rob on the CYCA website https://cyca.com.au/vale-rob-mcauley/ . A true sailing legend.

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