Twilight Sailing Season 2022-23

Twilight sailing – a magic way to break up the working week. Boat owners are invited to join in the fun every Wednesday evening for a sail with their family and friends.

Twilight sailing is conducted in accordance with the Standard Sailing Instructions subject to additions and amendments published in the Supplementary Sailing Instructions.

Start Times:

Fleet A starts at 18:15 (Div 1, BW8, Sports Boats and Etchells)

Fleet B starts at 18:20 (All other classes)

Special Twilights:

Additional Twilights are conducted on 31 December (New Year’s Eve) and 25 April (Anzac Day). Note: Special start time of 1600 applies to all fleets on Anzac Day.

SSI’s & Courses:

Click on the link to access the Supplementary Sailing Instructions and Courses HERE. Hard copies are available outside the main office, underneath the notice board.

Please read through the SSI’s thoroughly prior to the first time you sail and ensure you are familiar with the safety requirements.

Twilight Schedule – Refer to the RFBYC Sailing Handbook fixtures HERE.

Signing On & Off:

Sailors are advised that ALL yachts are to sign-on and sign-off for each twilight sail by sending an SMS to phone 0422 654 833.

When signing-on, please SMS the following information:

• Name of Boat

• Sail Number

• Skipper’s Name

• Number of Persons on board

When signing-off, please SMS the name of the boat when crossing the Finish Line or if you retire from the sail.

To ensure a safe and enjoyable sail we draw the attention of our twilight sailors to the following items:

• It is recommended all yachts carry a VHF radio on board and maintain a listening watch.

• PFD’s shall be carried on board for each person on the boat.

• The Time Limit is 20:00. Our team in the Start Box and on the Safety Support Boat are volunteers, please help them by signing on and off to avoid them having to search for you. Boats intending to return to the Club after 20:00 are strongly encouraged to inform the Start Box, to confirm that they assume responsibility for their own safety.

• Skippers are reminded they are responsible for their crew.

• Skippers should be careful not to exceed the number of passengers displayed on the builders plate and if this is not present, common-sense must prevail. Overloading is dangerous.

• Skippers are reminded of their responsibility with respect to the consumption of alcohol.

• It is recommended that skippers carry out a safety briefing including Man over Board drills prior to leaving the pen.

Twilight Catering:

All the usual twilight fare will be available after sailing.

Reserving Tables:

Tables can be reserved from 17:00 in person only. Tables cannot be reserved by telephoning the Front Desk. The boat reserve signs will be located in the ballroom. In the event, a reserve sign cannot be located for your boat, temporary reserve signs will be available.


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