Officials from a coastal sailing club have praised their members after their new £850,000 clubhouse was formally opened at the weekend.
The old headquarters of the Brancaster Staithe Sailing Club was wrecked by the tidal surge which battered the West Norfolk coast in December 2013.
And, last year, it was realised that the damage was so bad that the building would have to be replaced.
But, in just six months, the cash needed for the new complex was raised through flood damage insurance, fundraising events and membership contributions.
The building was formally opened by Commodore Tom Shippey, alongside his predecessors Mervyn Nudds and Robin Rowley, on Saturday.
And Mr Shippey said: “It is truly staggering how much has been achieved by our membership in terms of funding, planning, designing, storing, demolishing, building, managing, plumbing and decorating.
“When we started the rebuild programme last September there were those who thought we were overly optimistic to be considering re-opening in May, but here we are bang on schedule.
“This fantastic new building provides an opportunity for future generations to participate in sailing and enjoy our beautiful surroundings.”
The two-storey building has changing rooms, toilet facilities and the boat store at ground level, whilst upstairs houses the club room with veranda, kitchen and bar.
Civil engineer and club member Jim Crossman said: “At ground level we’ve used water-proof concrete with a flood defence system on the doors.”
The clubhouse was built by Mode Construction, of Great Bircham, while architects and consultants from Cromer and Norwich were also engaged on the project.