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Opening Day – Saturday 6 October

legends of the sea

Come along with your family and friends to have fun and celebrate the 2018/19 Season Opening.

Get into the spirit and dress your boat and yourselves to the theme of Legends of the Sea.

Fun and entertainment starts in the Paddock from 11:00am 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 Peter Chapman Band on the Northern Podium and then from 19:00 in the Port Phillip Room, dance the night away with Andy Healey and the Higher Functions.

You can download the Opening Day brochure here, 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 a perfect conditions 2018 Opening Day!


Theme Ideas

Captain Cook Jaws Godzilla S.S. Minow Flipper
Navy Endeavour Blue Lagoon Captain Hook The Kraken
Moby Dick Loch Ness Monster The Love Boat Bermuda Triangle Gilligan’s Island
Titanic Yellow Submarine Iceberg Mermaids Little Mermaid
Pirates King Neptune Vikings Star Fish Nemo
Sir Francis Chichester Atlantis Australia II Anthony van Diemen Poseidon


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 + Steve Wade take 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  
    Peter Chapman Band 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    
18:30   Happy Hour in the Port Phillip Room commences to 19:30
19:00   Andy Healey and the Higher Functions take the stage in the PPR


FUN, GAMES and Entertainment in the paddock

11:00    The Paddock Opens
     – Inflatable Obstacle Course; test your speed and ability
     – Myuna farm petting animals; cuddle some baby animals
     – Jumping Castle; with basketball ring
     Haley White and Steve Wade perform through to 14:00
    Food and Beverage options 
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 Paddock 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  
18:30 – 19:30    Happy Hour in the Port Phillip Room  
18:30 – 21:30     Port Phillip Room  
      – Chips      
      – Party Pies      
      – Fried Dim Sims      

   Members’ Bar meals can also be ordered, paid for and delivered to the Port
   Phillip Room while it is open. 

23:00    Members’ Bar and Port Phillip Room close



We will keep you entertained throughout the day!


The Paddock    11:00 – 14:00    Haley White + Steve Wade 
Olympic Room        15:30 – 17:30   Max the Magician + Crystal the Clown
Northern Podium   15:30 – 18:15   Peter Chapman Band
Port Phillip Room   19:00 – 22:15    Andy Healey and the Higher Functions


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.



Our great friends at Mercedes-Benz Brighton have kindly offered us their Courtesy Bus to transport Members and guests to both Highett and Sandringham Stations.

Operating from 17:30 – 23:00 from outside SYC front doors of the main clubhouse, it will run approximately on the half hour.

Please note, the bus is on a strict route between SYC and the two stations and will not be dropping at individual homes / pitstops or extra special requests outide of these routes.

Please do not pressure the driver.