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.
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.”
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.