Opening day 2011 and 10 Year Anniversary celebrations

It was a bleak Spring day on Saturday 5th November as the Mandurah Offshore Fishing & Sailing Club had to make the decision to cancel the 2011 Blessing of the Fleet.

Despite the wintry conditions, an enjoyable day was still had as distinguished guests & VIP’s enjoyed a light luncheon and a few quiet beverages in the Dolphin room as they watched the downpour of rain increase. During the Opening Day ceremony,our honourable Mandurah Mayor, Paddi Creevey reminded us all how lucky we are to reside in one of the most liveable cities in the world as Ron Taggart set the cannon alight under the protection of a large umbrella.

(note to oneself: “Wear earplugs next time you decide to photograph behind a cannon”)

The unfortunate decision was then made to cancel the Opening races of the Sailing season due to strong winds and torrential rain.


And as the sun began to set in the Western sky, the sea creatures came out, and the Galley restaurant was transformed into an ocean paradise. Boats, pirates, sailors, fish,  navigation markers, hula girls, and a kaleidoscope of colour set the scene for an enjoyable evening of dancing, seafood and blue lagoon cocktails………



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