£50,000 from Sport England gives
Weston Bay Yacht Club a new Clubhouse.
Weston Bay Yacht Club (WYBC) has been successful in obtaining a £50,000 grant from Sport England under the Inspired Facilities programme to redevelop their Club House on Uphill Beach. They will build a new extension on to their existing building to provide showers, toilets, teaching and storage space, all with disabled access, for the existing and the next generation of wind and water users of Weston-super-Mare and the surrounding areas. The Inspired Facilities project is a competitive programme run by Sport England to provide funding to improve or build fixed facilities for all types of sporting activity, WYBC bid for, and won, the maximum grant obtainable. Their bid was made with support from the local community, politicians and advice from North Somerset council.
Weston Bay Yacht Club are actively looking to recruit sailors, kite surfers, wind surfers, land yachtsmen, water skiers and users of wind and water in the Weston- super-Mare area that can benefit from the new facilities.
Building will start later this year with the intention of having the new Clubhouse ready for use by early spring of next year.
WYBC Commodore, Bob Godbold, said “This is a great day for Weston Bay Yacht Club and all the sportsmen and sportswomen of Weston-super-Mare who use the sea, sand and wind of Weston Bay for all types of recreational activity. It will provide first class social, teaching and recreational space along with showers, changing rooms and toilets with access for all physical abilities right on the beach”
club offers a warm welcome to both new members and guests, whether local to
the area or just passing through. Hopefully you can pay us a visit via sea or
land - and have the opportunity to appreciate
some of the highest tides in the world here - and the area is a protected
Phone us on 07706186200