Hunstanton Sailing Club shows off new facilities

Huntstanton Sailing Club Friends and Family day.At  their refurbished club house. Pictured are members and family,friends of Huntstanton sailing club. ANL-160529-175734009
Huntstanton Sailing Club Friends and Family day.At their refurbished club house. Pictured are members and family,friends of Huntstanton sailing club. ANL-160529-175734009

Despite poor weather postponing open day activities on Sunday at Hunstanton Sailing Club, visitors still got to see their brand new facilities.

Some experienced sailors did manage to get some boats out on to the sea but around half a dozen people who had turned up to try the activities were told that safety issues meant it was not feasible on that day.

Huntstanton Sailing Club Friends and Family day.At  their refurbished club house. Pictured are Beth Harding. Dave Harding of Huntstanton Sailing Club. ANL-160529-175808009

Huntstanton Sailing Club Friends and Family day.At their refurbished club house. Pictured are Beth Harding. Dave Harding of Huntstanton Sailing Club. ANL-160529-175808009

Committee member Dave Harding said: “We had to make sure there was a safe environment and we didn’t want to put people off of the activities in the future either.

“We didn’t want them to have an unpleasant first experience.”

The new facilities in the upstairs area of the building, which had previously been unusable, include a bar and asocial and leisure area for members.

The downstairs part of the club remains to be dedicated to changing rooms.

A live band, a party and a cake stall still went ahead as planned inside the club to celebrate the opening of the newly furnished space.

Disabled access to the upstairs area is also now in place, as a lift has been installed for those wanting to use the bar or look at the views across the coast.

Mr Harding said: “One of our long-term members can now go upstairs and see the sunsets from there.”

Hunstanton sailing club will also be hosting an annual regatta at the end of July, which expects to see around 50 sailing boats go out racing for the weekend.

Mr Harding said: “It is quite a spectacle - a really big event.”

For more information about future events, visit: www.hunstantonsc.co.uk