Sailors’ new home takes shape

Worthing Sailing Club's new home in Sea Place is taking shape
Worthing Sailing Club's new home in Sea Place is taking shape

IT IS set to be a landmark year for Worthing Sailing Club as they prepare to open the doors to its brand new clubhouse building for the first time.

The club has been working tirelessly over the winter on the build of the new clubhouse, at 1 Sea Place, which will enable them to accommodate even more people to sail, while also making the experience more enjoyable.

To celebrate the opening of the new building, the club are inviting all-comers to enjoy a free taste of sailing on Saturday, July 12, with an anyone-welcome open day to coincide with the official clubhouse unveiling.

The club’s adult beginners’ learn-to-sail sessions start on Sunday, while its junior bug club got underway at the start of the month at its current venue on Marina Walk.

New for 2014 are friendly Friday family cruising and fun races, which start tomorrow.

All sessions are overseen by qualified RYA instructors and experienced sailors.

Following the purchase of land for apartments on Worthing Sailing Club’s existing site, they negotiated the build of the new clubhouse with Worthing Council and developers Kier.

Worthing Sailing Club commodore John Cooper said: “The new clubhouse really does spark the start of a bright new future for Worthing Sailing Club.

“The building gives us a 40 per cent increase in capacity on our current site, and sailors will no longer need to walk 200m to the boat park.

“People will only stay in any sport if they enjoy it, and having comfortable, pleasant facilities is a major part of that enjoyment.

“Not only does the new clubhouse give us extra capacity but it enhances the likelihood of people wanting to come back and sail regularly with us because they know we’re committed to investing in the club.”

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