Opening Day, which is very much a social and fun day for the Squadron, signifies the ‘start’ of the boating season. The most significant part of this day is when a flotilla of club boats take part in a sail-past, whereby they sail past the Commodore, respectfully saluting him. Many of the boats are specially decorated for the day – one or two are usually completely transformed! Prizes are awarded for the best presented powerboat and sailboat.
After performing the on-water formal part of the day, all boats then come back into the marina and everyone heads to the club house for socialising and the on-land formal part of the day. The bar opens at 1500 hours with the club providing drinks for the first hour, and we are entertained by a superb litttle jazz band.
Members are asked to bring a plate to share for afternoon tea.
Every year we have a guest speaker. This year our guest speaker is Alan Adamson. Alan has had significant air-sea rescue experience, so his presentation will be of high relevance to us all.
During the afternoon there will be a presentation of two prestigious club trophies: the ALLEN LAPIN CLUB MEMBER OF THE YEAR TROPHY; and the FURPHY TROPHY for the best contribution to our Quarterly magazine.
Non-members most welcomed to join us
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