The 68th Season is upon us and we have a Festival of an Opening Day!

Bring the family down to enjoy a wonderful day of celebrating the next Summer season, lots of upcoming Regattas, social activites and most importantly – Family, Friendship, Sailing.

As voted by you on Facebook and Instagram, the theme is Mermaids & Pirates. Dress up to match the theme if you please, prizes will be given on the day.

Saturday 5 October 2019

Opening Day Program

11:30am     The Beach' opens for kids activities. There will be a jumping castle, face painting  
            and plaster painting.
12:00pm     Guests arrive for Opening Ceremony at the BYS Rock
12:15pm     Opening Ceremony begins
            Salute, national anthem, speeches
12:45pm     Season declared open
12:45pm     Live music begins on the deck
            Sail Past briefing at the BYS Rock
1:00pm      VIP's to board the Flagship boats on the pier
            Members taking part in the Sail Past to board their own boats
1:00pm      Complimentary food stalls open on the deck - Spud Bar, Salad Bar & BBQ
1:15pm      Boats depart from the dock
1:30pm      Official Sail Past
2:30pm      Opening Day Race
4:00pm      Kids activities conclude
4:30pm      Race winner announcements
7:00pm      Commodore's Cocktail Party - tickets must be pre-booked, click here.


This is a BYS Members and families event only.
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