“Members will have noticed the orange shipping container located on the lawns amongst the parked boats and may be wondering its purpose.
The container is currently home to the Vasco da Gama Clock which is presently undergoing major restoration and preservation work before being re-erected on the Ndongeni Lawns. We are very grateful to the enthusiastic group of members who have undertaken the project and are presently funding the operation to preserve one of Durban’s most historic and important landmarks. It is significant that the Royal Natal Yacht Club has been granted permission by the Ethekwini Municipality and Amafa to undertake this project and we are grateful for their assistance.
Members wishing to become involved in the project or wishing to assist in the funding of the restoration of this magnificent structure are encouraged to contact the Club Manager Mr. Steve Rawlins as we are currently seeking donations and support from corporate companies to assist with the funding of the project.”