Twilight Dinner

The famous GLYC post Twilight Race Dinner will be available again this coming season, commencing with the start of daylight saving (COVID pending).

  • The price of a weekly meal will be $15.00 and is being professionally prepared in our kitchen
  • Volunteers will only be required to assist with table laying and clearing of tables at the end of the meal, so everyone who wants to go sailing, can go sailing!!
  • Bookings MUST be still be via the email address by 6pm on MONDAY NIGHT. This email will still need to specify numbers and dietary requirements.
  • Please be aware that this is the ONLY way to book for dinner. The physical sign on sheet that was previously available is no longer an option.
  • Please just use the Subject line of the email, for instance Subject: John Smith, 2 reg meals, 2 vego as this makes it faster for the kitchen crew to register meals.  You will receive an email response stating that your booking has been received, if you don’t get a reply within a couple of minutes please check your Spam folder then call the Club.
  • Meals will go ahead regardless of whether sailing goes ahead or not due to weather conditions and, naturally, once you have booked you will need to turn up or our caterer will lose money.

Further enquiries, please contact Julie Clark on 0408 538 000 or via email on

The ‘Spirit of Chase’

For most of us, the overriding objective of this event is to have fun and perhaps at the same time strive to catch the boat in front, or for the front markers, to hold off the pursuing pack.

Everything you don’t really need to know about the Twilight Race Handicap System

Objective  – The aim of the Twilight Race Handicap System is to give all boats a chance of winning a race during the course of the season, or at least enable them to be in the front end action towards the end of a race.

Over the years, the diversity of the fleet has grown. More small boats, some as small as 18 / 20 feet. More heavy displacement, ocean capable cruisers and many more high performance racers. And of course a mixed bag of trailer boats.

Twilight Racing is also an opportunity to socialise with our fellow protagonists over a meal and a beer/wine/diet coke. Our highly experienced course layers will adjust the course length on the night to facilitate the leading boat to finish at or close to 6:45PM Naturally our boat crews deserve to be accommodated in this plan so…… latest finish time will be set at 30 min after the leading boat or perhaps 31 min for a bunched group at the discretion of the race timekeeper. Later boats will be credited as finishers with the common time of the last timed finisher. Boats will be advised that the race is finished via radio VHF 77 and remaining course buoys recovered.

Start time adjustments are made every week. See attached sample of time adjustment

Race Winners – Future Adjustments. Start times bonus for all race winners will be limited to 66 % of the usual bonus for finishing places outside the top 6.

A second win will see the bonus reduced to 50 %.

Times are initially set at the start of the season based on the following known factors.

* CBH rating for boat

* Past performances.

* Perceived skill level of skipper and crew.


Anyone interested in a detailed case study can email and if you wish to sail in a Twilight and aren’t currently on the posted list, also email Brian asking for a time to be allocated..  The start times for each week’s race are posted on the Club’s Homepage on Monday afternoon (generally!).