THE YACHT SOCIAL CLUB FAQs
01 What is The Yacht Social Club?
The Yacht Social Club is an exclusive series of events where we charter a group of yachts to a undisclosed location and raft them up for an afternoon of fun in the sun.
02 What date does it take place?
Every Saturday from 7th November 2020 up to and including 24th April 2020 except 26th December 2020 (Boxing Day) & 3rd April 2021 (Easter Saturday).
03 Where does it take place?
The raft-up location will take place in Sydney Harbour. Exact location will depend on weather conditions. The decision will be made on the day of the event.
04 Where do the yachts pick-up and drop off?
Pick-up & drop-off for all boats except for the DJ Boat: See map below. Rose Bay Public Wharf
The DJ boat picks up & drops off at Town Place wharf
05 What time do the yachts set sail and drop off?
Registration and boarding begins at 10:45am except for the DJ boat which is 11am. Drop off will be at approximately 4:30pm.
06 How much does it cost?
If you want to book a yacht or DJ Boat Tickets, please click here for full pricing, availability and to make a booking.
07 What is included in the price?
If you've booked a yacht: yacht hire, skipper, deckhand (for 30PAX and above), BBQ, BBQ utensils, esky and of course the raft-up party with DJs, lifeguards etc. If you've booked a DJ boat ticket: then entry to the DJ boat at the raft-up party with DJs, skipper, deckhands, sound system etc. onboard.
08 Is there a DJ?
There will be DJs on board one of the yachts pumping out tunes all afternoon once we raft up. Please refer to our Facebook events for the line-up. The line-up is subject to change.
09 Is there a BBQ on board?
The catamarans (yachts) and DJ boat have a BBQ on board. BBQ utensils are provided.
10 Do I have to pay a bond?
The security bond is $1500 per vessel (not applicable if you have purchased a single ticket). If you have booked a whole yacht, the security bond will be payable by no later than the Wednesday prior to the event date you have booked. It must be paid via bank transfer. We will email you the bank details two weeks before your event date. It is to cover any possible damages to your yacht. Please note that your yacht is your responsibility. Everyone will be issued with a coloured wristband that corresponds to your yacht. If you allow anyone else on to your yacht with a different coloured wristband then they are your responsibility i.e. if they cause any damage to your yacht then this will be deducted from your security bond. For further details please refer to The Yacht Social Club terms & conditions here.
11 What if the weather is poor?
Unfortunately we don't sell sunshine! The event will only be cancelled in the case of dangerous weather conditions such as gale force winds, which make it unsafe to sail. This will be down to the operators discretion and not the attendees. If for example it rains, the event will still go ahead. If the event cannot go ahead on the advertised date due to dangerous weather conditions we will try to rearrange to another date.
12 HELP I've lost my ticket!
Please email to re-issue or log into Ticketbooth.
13 What should I bring?
Substantial food (enough for a meal) e,g burger & salad. This is essential rule for BYO alcohol to be allowed
Inflatables + pump
Plates, plastic cups & cutlery
Ice. There will be an esky onboard but it's worth bringing an additional one as it won't fit everyones drinks in it.
14 What should I NOT bring?
Any illegal substances
Valuables – they could get dropped / lost / wet
Your friend that doesn’t have a ticket. The yachts are at maximum capacity and there are no ticket sales on the day
Black soled shoes
Try to avoid glass because if it breaks it can be extremely dangerous for people walking around barefoot.
16 What should I NOT do?
Turn up late for boarding. Once we set sail the only way of getting on board is by water taxi which is expensive!
Get too drunk – this could result in you being ejected from the event or your yacht having to return to shore
Litter. Let's keep the harbour nice and clean
Annoy your skipper - he's the boss
Misbehave and cause any damage to the yacht otherwise you risk losing your security bond
17 What is the difference between a 30PAX standard and 30PAX premium catamaran?
A 30PAX premium catamarans are much more luxurious inside with their own lounge area, nice seating etc. The 30PAX standard catamarans are more of a bare boat set-up.
18 What about covid-19?
With current covid-19 figures in NSW, and after consultation with NSW health, we are confident next season will be going ahead at full capacity. Depending on the situation once the season starts (e.g. community transmission numbers, availability of a vaccine etc.), we may look at implenting a few new measures to reduce the risk to our customers. These will include the below:
Mandatory download of Covidsafe app prior to boarding (we collect all passenger names & emails anyway)
Temperature checks before boarding
Increased number of hand sanitiser stations onboard each vessel
No boarding of other vessels at the raft-up other than the one allocated to your wristband.
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