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• It was deoided at a meeting last night that the following be the order at the opening of the yachting season on the 30th inat.: —Yachts will muster at the wharf at 3 p. m., procession starting at 3.30 p.m. A blue flag will be hoisted on the commodore's boat a quarter of an hour before the prooeßsion starts. On the first round the boatß will be in single file; on entering on the second round a blue flag will be hoisted on the oommodore's beat, when all boats will form into double order, the second boat to follow on the starboard quarter, and the third boat to follow on the port quarter of the commodore's yaoht—that is, the Thelma ranges on the starboard quarter, the Mistral on the port quarter, all the other yachts following alternately. At the oonalusion of the pfo» cession the boats will anchor in front of the D.A.B.C. shed, when the crews will enter* tain friends invited toltea and light refreshments, which will ho followed by a short oonoert.programme in the concert hall, under the direction* of Mrs Murphy, who is alto kindly acting as accompanist. The yachts follow each other in order of tonnage as near as possible, the following being a list! Anonyma (commodore), Thelma (vicfCDmmodore), Mistral (rear-commodore), Madge, Leader, White Wings, Gipsy, Trilby, Matakana, Adelaide, Rambler, Atalanta, Winifred, Fleetwing, Rum, Mirage, Gem, Dream, Waterwitch, Volunteer, Carbiue, Vision, Wonder, Violet, and Dash. There is also a probability of several boats coming from Port Chalmers belonging to the Queen's Drive Sailing Club. The s.a. Gordon and the s.s. Goldfinch are expected to be at the Committee's disposal for the afternoon, when members and hon. members and friends will be welcome aboard the Bteamers or any of the yachts for a cruise around the bay. Messrs Sligo and Hayward have the looking after of the wharf arrangements, so, given fine weather, the opening day promises to be a most successful one. ■

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OTAGO YACHT CLUB., Evening Star, Issue 10451, 22 October 1897

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OTAGO YACHT CLUB. Evening Star, Issue 10451, 22 October 1897