Penarth Yacht Club is holding an Open Day tomorrow - and even women are welcome

Penarth Yacht Club is holding an Open Day tomorrow – and even women are welcome

Anyone who has ever wondered what it’s like in Penarth Yacht Club will tomorrow have an opportunity to find out at first hand.

The reason for all that painting outside the yacht club last week has now become clear; the yacht club – one of the oldest in  the country – is holding an Open Day with a view to giving non-members a better idea of the club’s activities and encouraging new members to join the venerable institution.

Tomrorow it's not "members only" - the clubv is open to everyone

Tomorrow Penarth Yacht Club is not just for “members only” – the club is open to everyone

Ex commodore Graham Ritchie says the club will also he holding “displays of various sailing and rowing boats outside the club”.

Meanwhile the historic clubhouse itself – almost 150 years old – will be open to the public and club members will be on  hand to show people around the famous listed Victorian building. The bar and restaurant (sorry) galley will be open and will be  “offering a range of craft ales and a range of high quality items from its galley menu.”

Penarth Yacht Club prepares for tomorrow's all-comers open day

Penarth Yacht Club prepares for tomorrow’s all-comers open day

The RNLI and Penarth Coastguard is also taking part in the open day with exhibits and displays .

Penarth Yacht Club was once famous – not to say notorious – for having a strict rule forbidding women from setting foot on its main deck  – but happily in these more enlightened times that restriction has long-since been removed.

The yacht club once banned "dogs and women" - but no more

Why it was the yacht club once banned “dogs and women” – but no more



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  1. Mark Foster says:

    What’s the difference between a dog and a fox? Answer: A pint of craft ale and a vodka and orange.

    ( Please invite Kirsty Willams to celebrate tomorrow and ask her to remove her glasses and stop trying to look intelligent LOL )

  2. Big Davey says:

    Ummm…. 12.30pm to 5.00pm is only half a day open…

    Open day is usually and am and pm thing.,,,,,,,,,at least in our pedants club it is 😉

  3. Harry Herbert-Hyde says:

    I think they have to open the doors every year to keep the funding from the town council, I maybe wrong but that is why the place gets painted every year as well.

    • Big Davey says:

      So they are opening for the minimum amount of time.

      Seems mean., it is not like it is even a proper yacht club with a marina and moorings.

  4. sjleworthy says:

    No time of day for the PYC. So closed doors and un-inviting. You’d have thought in this day and age most establishments would be happy inviting new folk in without a black ball or recommendation arrangement.

    An open half day once a year, closing at 5pm? Thats a joke. Most arrogant. Such a shame and short sighted too as they have the huge potential for massive profits in the place if they choose.

    No thank you.

  5. AK says:

    No women and dogs on the balcony, I’m all for that !

    Dogs fight and pee everywhere, and women talk too much.

    Where do I sign ?

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