Friday, 26 February 2021

The Rotary Club of Hobart Presents its 30th Annual Charity Sail Day

ABOUT SAIL DAY

The Rotary Charity Sail Day has become a favourite annual event for the Tasmanian business community, boat owners and skippers. Now entering its 29th year, Sail Day has raised in excess of $970,000 and remains one of Tasmania's largest and most sought after sailing and fundraising events of this type.

Sail Day is hosted by the Rotary Club of Hobart with generous support from the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania. Their members, together with members of the Derwent Sailing Squadron, Bellerive Yacht Club and the Motor Yacht Club of Tasmania generously donate their yachts and crew for the day to make the whole event possible. We are most grateful for their support.

If you are looking for an occasion to reward achievers in your business, whether they be staff or customers, then Sail Day is an exciting option.

There are usually around forty to fifty yachts and motor cruisers participating including some of Hobart's best-known ocean racers and cruisers. Businesses sponsor a yacht for the day at a cost of $990 (inc GST) and standard packages are available for yachts accommodating up to 8 guests. Fully catered lunches including drinks are generously provided by some of Hobart's principal food and beverage suppliers.

​Our supporters come from a broad range of industry – companies large and small. Regulars, some of whom have participated in each of our events to date, regard the Sail Day as their major corporate entertainment function for the year. The attraction is the unique opportunity to entertain guests on board a cruise to the iconic D'Entrecastreaux Channel for a fun "raft up" and entertainment.

​SPONSORS

Rotary Sail Day is made possible by our sponsors. We gratefully acknowledge the support of our provisioning sponsors: National Pies, Coca-Cola, Cascade, Robert Oatley Wines and Salamanca Fresh. We also gratefully acknowledge all of those businesses who sponsor a boat for the day, and our skippers who provide their boat to make Sail Day a success.

CORPORATE ENTRY FORM

Businesses wishing to sponsor a yacht please click here for a form which can be emailed to sailday@rotaryhobart.org or posted to:

Rotary Club of Hobart

GPO Box 1833 Hobart TAS 7001

CORPORATE FLAGS

We are offering businesses the opportunity to promote their company on the day with a corporate flag. These 900mm x 450 mm high quality flags, complete with corporate logo, are available for just $150, (normally $250).

​Make sure you tick the box on the entry form if you wish to participate in this opportunity. You will be contacted with a request to provide your logo in a suitable format.


On the Day

The Royal Yacht Club, Bellerive Yacht Club, Derwent Sailing Squadron, Kings Pier Marina and the Motor Yacht Club will be used as departure points.

The day commences at 9.00 am with boarding at the departure points. The fleet then assembles at the starting line under the direction of the Cruise Commodore for departure as a group at 10.00 am. We then all cruise together to a suitable destination in the Channel. Our destination will be chosen by the Cruise Commodore having regard to weather conditions. On arrival at the destination boats are encouraged to raft up together in groups to facilitate networking, fellowship and fun. If there are any particular groups that would like to raft together that can be arranged


CATERING

Food and drinks are provided. A list of all provisions supplied on the day can be viewed by clicking here.

​Additional provisions can be ordered through the form found here.

WHAT TO BRING

Participants are asked to wear soft-sole shoes (not black please) and bring a hat, warm pullover or weatherproofs and other appropriate clothing. Don't forget the sunscreen.

As a guest on the yacht please ensure that all on board observe responsible serving and consumption of alcohol so as not to impact either on the enjoyment of the event and/or compromise the safety of others.

Yachts normally return to the yacht club of departure in the late afternoon (approximately 4.00 - 5.00 pm) but an earlier return can be arranged with your skipper if required.


SKIPPERS

Sail Day could not occur without the generous support and active participation of Hobart's boat owners.

The Rotary Club of Hobart greatly appreciates this contribution. Each year we try to build on the achievements of past years with the objective of:

Improving the overall experience for boat owners and participants

Improving the quality and safety of the even

Increasing our fund-raising.

There will be a number of activities and procedures designed to improve the overall management and safety of the event.

As part of this process we will be requiring all participants to again sign an indemnity agreement. These will be provided to skippers in their Skippers information kit, along with provisions, and will be collected during the raft-up. Click below for the indemnity pdf.

​Prior to the day we will conduct a skippers briefing at the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania. This will include updates on the following:

Starting procedures

Rafting plans and procedures

General safety requirement

Entry Form: Please click here for the Skipper's Entry Form which can be emailed to sailday@rotaryhobart.org or posted to:

Rotary Club of Hobart
GPO Box 1833 Hobart TAS 7001

Forms/Links

Sponsor's Briefing

General Rules and Safety

Indemnity Form

Mail the Rotary Sail Day Committee:

Rotary Club of Hobart

GPO Box 1833 Hobart TAS 7001

Email the Rotary Sail Day

sailday@rotaryhobart.org

Call the Rotary Sail Day

0400 081 782