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Opening Day – Saturday 5 October

Come along with your family and friends to have fun and celebrate the 2019/20 Season Opening.

Get into the spirit and dress your boat and yourselves to the theme of 10 or Red & White.

Fun and entertainment starts in The Village from 11:00 with Haley White on the stage, Myuna Farm petting animals, jumping castle and inflatable obstacle course.

Following the Sail Past, there will be kids entertainment in the Olympic Room, the Andy Healey Trio on the Northern Podium and then from 19:00 in the Port Phillip Room, dance the night away with Mental as Anything.

You can download the Opening Day brochure here (we have gone paperless!), or as information comes to hand, please refer to the right of this screen where the day has been broken down for you!

Have a read and get excited for hopefully perfect conditions 2019 Opening Day!


Theme Ideas

Network 10 Bo Derek Santa Ten Pin Bowls 10 Commandments
Minnie Mouse Cat in the Hat $10 Barber Shop Quartet Snowman
Ben 10 Red Cross Where’s Wally Wine Bottles Sydney Swans


Program of Events

We have a full day of activities throughout the day and evening!


08:00     Ken King Centre opens
    Trey Bit Reserve available for parking
11:00   The Paddock opens
    –  Jumping Castle
     – Inflatable obstacle course
     – Myuna Farm petting animals
     – Food and beverage service
    Haley White takes the stage
13:00   Official opening ceremony
13:30   Kingfisher II open for boarding (bookings essential)
13:40   Kingfisher II departs
14:00   Sail Past commences
    **Super Soakers for the sail past – NO water balloons
14:30   Ronstan Opening Day Challenge commences
15:30   Sail Past concludes  
    Andy Healey Trio commence playing on the Northern Podium
    Magician + Face painter in the Olympic Room
17:30   Best dressed boats announced
    Winners of the Ronstan Opening Day Challenge announced    
18:00   Happy Hour in the Port Phillip Room commences to 19:00
From 19:00   Mental as Anything take the stage in the PPR (70 minute set)


FUN, GAMES and Entertainment in the VILLAGE

11:00    The Village Opens
     – Inflatable Obstacle Course; test your speed and ability
     – Myuna farm petting animals; cuddle some baby animals
     – Jumping Castle
     Haley White performs through to 14:00
13:00    Official Opening Ceremony
13:30    For those not participating in the Sail Past, stay around and enjoy the entertainment and food and beverages
14:00    The Village closes


Food and Beverage options

As always, Executive Chef, Kol Gemmell and his team will be offering an array of food for Opening Day.


08:00    Ken King Centre    
     – Egg + Bacon burgers      – Coffee
     – Regular KKC offering         
11:00 – 13:30    The Paddock    
     – Freshly shucked oysters      – Sausages in bread
     – Sushi      – Pork belly & slaw baugette
     – Fish n Chips      – Salt & Pepper Calamari 
12:00 – 21:30    Members’ Bar Servery    
     Members’ Bar menu plus specials on the day
     Bar service to 22:45  
14:30 – 22:30   Harbour View Restaurant  
    Open for overflow space. 
  Members’ Bar meals ordered and collected from Member’s Bar servery.
18:00 – 19:00    Happy Hour in the Port Phillip Room  
18:30 – 21:30     “Pop Up Takeaway Stall” Port Phillip Room Foyer
      – Chips      – Beef Burrito Wraps
      – Potato Cakes      – Vegetarian Burrito Wraps
      – Chicken Strips      
23:00    Members’ Bar closes



We will keep you entertained throughout the day!


The Village    11:00 – 14:00    Haley White 
Olympic Room        15:30 – 17:30   Max the Magician + Crystal the Clown
Northern Podium   15:30 – 18:15   Andy Healey Trio
Port Phillip Room   19:15 – 20:45 (approx.)    Mental as Anything (70 minute set)


Sail Past Instructions



We have again secured the magnificent Kingfisher II for Members’ and invited guests to enjoy the Sail Past.

Bookings are now open by calling, 9599 0999.

Bookings are strictly limited and are allocated on a first come, first served basis and ticket limits apply.