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Opening Day – Saturday 7 October

WE CRUISED THE CARIBBEAN!

What a fantastic day we had for Opening Day on Saturday 7 October, it was great to see so many of our members down at the Club in their Caribbean gear and getting into the spirit of the theme. With perfect weather conditions, we couldn’t have asked for a better day!

The Paddock was abuzz early on with the dunking machine, jumping castle, and bungy run all in full force. The aroma of Kol’s paella filled the air, and Haley and Steve did a wonderful rendition of our National Anthem as well as “Shine”.

The Sail Past looked amazing both on and off the water (so I hear!) and there seemed to be more boats out on the water than previous years. The effort that went into decorating boats to the theme was amazing with some spectacular Caribbean boats and aptly dressed crew!

After grabbing a free sausage from KKC and heading up to the Northern Podium where Tommy and Broc were entertaining the crowd and the kids were occupied with the face painter and magician in the Olympic Room.

The awards for the best dressed boats went to:

Keel: Hot Chipps, John Chipp
Recreational Boating: Estella Grace, Stephan Morrison Jack
OTB: Hyper hyper, Henry Johnston

Happy Hour in the Port Phillip Room was well received and I couldn’t believe the energy in the room when the dance floor was filled as soon as 80s on the Edge took to the stage!

All in all, we had a wonderful celebration of the Opening of the 2017/18 Sailing Season at our Club, it was filled with great entertainment from start to finish and I hope you all enjoyed the day! 

You can view photos of the day here

Our thanks to Peter Turrell, official photographer for the day, and all those members who also sent through some great shots.

Rob Davis