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Opening Day

October 10 @ 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Opening Day 2020

Get ready to ROCK as we welcome the start of the season on 10 October 2020! We welcome our members, their guests and  – as part of Discover Hillarys Yacht Club Month – anyone else who would like to join the boardwalk festivities for Opening Day 2020. We’ll be rockin’ round the clock on a Saturday this year, from broad daylight until well into the night featuring:

  • Rock’n’Roll themed Sail Past Event with prizes for the best dressed boat
  • Live music by “Rockefeller”
  • Rock’n’Roll DJ
  • Kids’ entertainment
  • Water sports demos
  • And of course, the annual Commodore’s Cup Race beginning in the afternoon

We encourage everyone to take part in the fun and dress up as your favourite rock star or rock group from any period in time!

Admission to this event is free with food & drink available for purchase.

Event schedule as follows:

12PM – 5PM Rock’n’Roll DJ in Pinky’s Wet Bar
12pm – 12:25pm VIP canapes and drinks in our Reflections Room
12pm-3pm Kids’ face painting in our Marina Room
12:30pm-1:10pm Official Opening of Sailing Season Ceremony
1pm-3pm Barnyard Buddies Kids’ Entertanment (grassed area)
1:20pm Rock’n’Roll Sail Past Event
2pm-2:30pm VIP canapes and drinks in our Reflections Room
2:15pm Commodore’s Cup Race
5:30pm Race Award Presentations in the Marina Room
6pm-10pm Live Band “Rockafellas” in the Marina Room
Bar open until 11pm



October 10
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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