OPENING OF THE 72ND BOATING AND SAILING SEASON
On Saturday, September 15, Southport Yacht Club will celebrate the opening of its 72nd Boating and Sailing Season with the Club’s 72nd Sail Past and Blessing of the Fleet Ceremony.
Club and visiting vessels will assemble in the vicinity of the SYC Marina and will arrive at Southport Yacht Club for the official Blessing of the Fleet from 2.45pm.
Approximately 70 vessels are expected to take part in the spectacular and colourful parade of sailing and powerboats, with many local dignitaries watching from the water’s edge.
The best vantage point for spectators to view the parade of vessels as they make their way to the Clubhouse is Broadwater Parklands, Southport, alternatively, visitors are welcome to view the vessels from the Southport Yacht Club’s Clubhouse at 1 Macarthur Parade, Main Beach.
Father Don Parker will bless the waters with Southport Yacht Club Commodore Ray McMahon and flag officers, along with Commander Elizabeth Tracey RAN taking the salute from the Club’s Waterscape pontoon.
On completion of the Sail Past, the Peter Blowes Trio along with SYC past and present Junior Commodore’s will perform the traditional Sunset Ceremony.
Entertainment will be provided throughout the day by the Peter Blowes Trio and vocalist Bernadette Fisher and Lucy McIntosh.
Southport Yacht Club’s Main Beach Clubhouse restaurant and facilities are open to Members and bona fide visitors throughout the day.