Civic guests were among those invited to celebrate the completion of phase one of the works to Hunstanton Sailing Club on the North Promenade on Saturday.
Hosted by the committee and members, the “at home” was held to allow funders and groups involved in the regeneration process to see progress.
After her tour of the new facilities, borough mayor Elizabeth Watson said: “It is absolutely fantastic to see this project come to fruition, and wow, what a view.”
Commodore Mick Ford explained that it has taken seven years of planning to reach this happy stage and the building works are the result of the close co-operation between the club, West Norfolk Council, Hunstanton Town Council, the Lottery’s Communities Fund and the Rural Development Agency Community Construction Fund.
Treasurer Gay Watt said: “To finish the second stage of the project we need between another £50-£100,000, depending on how we are able to complete ourselves.
“This will give access to the first floor and we hope to be installing the veranda, fire escapes, stairs, electricity and water to that part of the building over the winter period.”
The club has already delivered on promises made to funders by opening up the club to youngsters during the summer holidays when over 80 young people enjoyed learning new skills, and visitors were able to view a photo board in the refurbished clubhouse.
Mr Ford said: “The club firmly believes that the Olympics legacy has helped generate interest in watersports and the new facilities at the club will enable families to get involved. We are already planning next year’s Youth Fun Week and also have two National competitions here during 2014.”
County councillor Richard Bird said: “This just shows what working together can achieve.”