Cruising Yacht Club of South Australia
2018 SATURDAY 27 OCTOBER Official Opening of the 2018/19 season by His Excellency the Honourable Hieu Van Le AC
Commodore’s Message The Cruising Yacht Club of South Australia is fortunate in having His Excellency the Honourable Hieu Van Le AC officiate the Opening of the 2018/19 Sailing Season along with Mrs Lan Le. The origins of the traditional Sail Past began in the UK at the Royal Yacht Squadron at Cowes, almost 200 years ago. The ‘review of the fleet’, steeped in more than 600 years of Royal Navy history and tradition, was introduced into yacht clubs as a continuation of the naval protocol. This year, to enable the large number of boats to participate in the formalities of the day and to allow time to return to the Club for the presentations and festivities, the Sail Past will commence at 1pm. We will have awards for the Best Dressed Boat, Best Dressed Crew and Best Novelty Crew for both power and sail. There will also be acknowledgements of Best Seamanship in both sail and power categories. Presentations will be made to this year’s 25 year badge recipients and specially commissioned burgees will be presented to our Volunteer of the Year and the Most Valued Volunteer of each Association. I wish you a safe and happy 2018/2019 season and look forward to seeing you all out on the water.
Event Program MORNING 9.00am Gates open - Security in attendance Reception open Club Bar open Egg & Bacon Rolls available until 11am Parking available for members in members’ car park VIP parking in the slipping area as directed Guest parking available on Fotheringham Reserve 10.00am Coffee van opens AFTERNOON 12pm to Official Guests greeted at the Foyer of the Clubhouse 12.15pm by the Commodore, Flag Officers and CYCSA Staff 12.30pm
Official Guests arrive at Official Vessel ‘One & All’ (Berthed at J Row T-Head in Marina West) Coastguard Jazz Band playing until 1.00pm at the Saluting Station
12.50pm Junior Sail Past by Ocean View College Sailing Team 1.00pm Official Sail Past commences
Entry to the Club on Opening Day Members will need to produce their Membership Card or a ticket (printed or e-ticket) to gain entry to the Club on Opening Day. Ocean View College students will be in assistance to direct you to a car parking space. Tickets can be obtained online at: www.cycsa.com.au/events through the ‘TryBooking’ system prior to Opening Day. All guests, including spouses, children and immediate family, are required to present a ticket, otherwise entry to the Club may be refused.
Courtesy Transport for Marina West Courtesy buggies will be available from 12 noon departing regularly from both the Marina East Clubhouse and the Marina West entrance building.
2.00pm Sail Past concludes Coastguard Jazz Band playing until 2.30pm 2.45pm Scottish Piper will commence playing, calling everyone to attend the Presentation & Official Opening 3.00pm
Presentation and Official Opening of the Season by His Excellency the Honourable Hieu Van Le AC. All members & their guests are asked to join us by 3:00pm on the lawns.
4.00pm Band ‘Gumbo Ya Ya’ playing into the evening
Afternoon Tea for Official Guests back in Mariners until 4:30pm
Opening Day Highlights •
SA’s very own Tall Ship the ‘One & All’ is our Official Vessel for Opening Day.
Traditional Scottish Piper will call attendees to the lawn for the Presentations & Opening Ceremony at 2.45pm.
At 3.00pm join us at the Presentation and enjoy a complimentary beer, wine or soft drink on arrival.
The following awards for both Powerboats & Yachts will be judged during the Sail Past, so get creative with your boat and crew and demonstrate your seamanship out on the water. –– Seamanship Award –– Best Dressed Boat –– Best Dressed Crew –– Best Novelty
Restaurant & Bar Trading Hours FRIDAY 12.00pm 6.00pm
Normal trading hours Bar open until midnight Lunch menu available Dinner available
SATURDAY 9.00am 12.00pm 8.00pm
Bar open until midnight Egg & Bacon Rolls available until 11am Kitchen opens Kitchen closes
SUNDAY 9.00am 12.00pm 5.30pm
Normal trading hours Bar open until 9.00pm Recovery Breakfast available until 11am Lunch available Dinner available until 8pm
Opening Day Menu • • • • •
Hot Chips with sauce or aioli Fish Burger in charcoal bun Veggie Baguette, of sliced roasted veg & tomato chutney Beef Burger with cheese, onion, salad & sauce Grazing Plate for 2: consisting of Chicken Skewers (2), Gourmet Sausages (2) served with two salads + bread
Limited seating available for Saturday, so please book!
Sail Past Instructions
Skippers, please show caution for the safety of your crew and boat at all times.
When calling the salute, skippers are to name their vessel and then call for “Three cheers for the Cruising Yacht Club of South Australia”
1. The Sail Past will be conducted within the North Haven Marina precinct. Flat water can therefore be expected. Please refer to the course diagram adjacent. 2. Please keep away from the saluting area prior to your sail past as junior sailors wil be participating first in the sail past. 3. Powerboats should commence leaving their berths from 12.30pm in time to commence passing the saluting station in Marina West at 1.00pm. Yachts are to follow behind the powerboats, leaving their berths from 1.00pm. 4. Please maintain a listening watch on VHF Channel 74. 5. Head north from Marina East and form a line behind the boat in front. Do not overtake any participating vessels.
1. Ensure correct lowering and the raising of your ensign or burgee when saluting. The correct procedure is as follows: •
As you approach the stern of the ‘One & All’ lower or dip your flag.
Call the salutation as you pass the ‘One & All’.
Raise your ensign once your salute has been recognised by the dipping of the ensign on the ‘One & All’.
2. Salute in the most practical manner with the crew standing to attention on the starboard side or where possible.
6. Lead powerboat will be Gladiator (skippered by Jim Smyth) Lead yacht will be That’s Life (skippered by Greg Manuel) 7. Leave the orange marker buoys to port as you round them. 8. Maintain a steady speed and distance of at least three boat lengths and observe the 4 knot speed limit. 9. Please ensure that you have sufficient lifesaving devices. The minimum requirement is one device per person on board. 10. All fenders should be stowed inboard. 11. Yachts are requested to use their engines as necessary. The International Collision Regulations state that “sailing vessels”, when using a motor (with or without sails), are considered to be power-driven vessels. 12. After paying your respects to the Commodore, Flag Officers and special guests on the official vessel (which will be moored on the northern end of J row in Marina West), please clear the saluting area asap to avoid congestion. 13. Please then move to the Presentations and Opening of the Season which will take place on the lawns commencing at 3.00pm sharp.
Inclement Weather 1. In the event of Inclement Weather the sail past may be abandoned. Notification of an abandonment will be given by flying Code Flag ‘N’ from the CYCSA Flag Pole together with 3 short sound signals before 12.30pm on the day. Notification of an abandonment will also be made on VHF Ch74 prior to 12.30pm 2. Should the sail past be abandoned, CYCSA Flag Officers will board CYC2 at 1.30pm and take the salute motoring past vessels in their marina berths. 3. Should the sail past be abandoned, the official party and invited guests will be served food and drinks in the dining room from 12.30pm 4. In the event of inclement weather the Opening Ceremony may be held in the CYCSA Horizon’s Function Room rather than on the Club’s lawn area.
Commodore Vice Commodore Jacqueline Heffernan John Sibly
Rear Commodores Adrian Wotton and Jeff Dinham
For protocol on how to dress your ship, please refer to our website: http://www.cycsa.com.au/events/opening-day-2015