Hopefully this page will grow from its current humble beginnings.
The largest files that I can upload to this site are 2mb. So the quality of any video that is stored on this site will be somewhat limited. As this page grows, I’m guessing that most of the links to videos will be to third party sites like YouTube.
Paul van Bellen is the son of popular Greenwich Flying Squadron members, Adrian and Maree. It would appear that he has a movie making talent. This brief video could almost be a tourism documentary of sailing on West Sydney Harbour in Greenwich Flying Squadron Twilights. G-whizz appears a few times in this video, but it is not about us it is about the beautiful location in which we do a lot of our racing. How privileged are we?
Dolphins on the way to Sail Port Stephens 2017, filmed by Chris Lowe with his mobile phone while sitting on the bow of G-whizz, the file is downloaded from a MMS and further compressed to fit the file constraints of this site. The quality is quite poor, but you will get the picture.
This file has now been uploaded to YouTube. Embedding a You Tube Video appears to be the easiest and best method displaying video on this site.
The West Harbour Winter Series race 4 (17-Jun-18) was held in pretty gusty conditions, the course started and finished in the vicinity of Cockatoo Island proceeded down the Harbour around Fort Denison and return to Cockatoo Island with a little detour around Goat Island. we did not do too well on scratch (5th) but were lucky enough to get a first on handicap.
There is a pretty popular web cam on Sydney harbour (https://webcamsydney.com/) and someone was good enough to record the period when the Western Harbour Winter Series fleet went under the Bridge and then returned, They then sped up the video and up loaded to You tube. We are in the third group of yachts heading towards Fort Denison, the only boat in that group with a black main and light coloured genoa. Its worth a look and reminds me of how privileged we are to have such a special sailing area.
G-whizz Elan 340