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. To facilitate that aim, we are trying for a constant elapsed time for each race. Benchmark boats start at 5:00PM and the course will be adjusted on the night to facilitate the leading boat to finish at or close to 6:45PM (Experience has shown that our course layers are adept at achieving that objective)

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.

Time adjustments for future events may be any one or more of the following.

  1. Adjustment for race finishing position. (Graduated adjustment according to fleet size and finish position)
  2. Adjustment for very light breeze. ( for selected heavy displacement boats)
  3. Adjustment for heavy breeze. ( for selected heavy displacement boats)
  4. Realign starting time to 5:00 for benchmark boat.
  5. Corresponding change to the rest of the fleet to maintain relativities if adjustment 4 is used
  6. The adjustments listed above have proved to be more favourable for boats participating on a regular basis. Therefore, further adjustments may be made by the handicapper for boats disadvantaged by reduced or minimal levels of participation.

The result of the adjustments listed above make it impossible to make sense of week to week times without understanding which of the above changes have been implemented and I completely understand queries along the lines of  ”what the hell is happening here?”


Anyone interested in a detailed case study can email .  A regular email of race start times and results may also be arranged via the same email address.