Award sig­nals Redesmere progress

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REDESMERE Sail­ing Club has been awarded ‘Club of the Year 2016’ by the Royal Yacht­ing As­so­ci­a­tion (RYA).

The an­nounce­ment was made at the RYA Dinghy Show ear­lier this month, where the Cheshire club beat four other na­tion­ally se­lected fi­nal­ists to come home with the tro­phy.

The award recog­nises the trans­for­ma­tion that the club, si­t­u­ated on Redesmere Lake, Sid­ding­ton, has un­der­gone since 2013, when its fu­ture was un­cer­tain.

Through the ef­forts of its com­mit­tee and mem­bers, the club has, over the last three years, pro­duced a long term de­vel­op­ment plan and un­der­taken a num­ber of ini­tia­tives to im­prove the sail­ing area.

The club­house and out­side ar­eas have also un­der­gone ma­jor re­fur­bish­ments and im­prove­ments have been made to lake­side fa­cil­i­ties, in­clud­ing eas­ier ac­cess for less able bod­ied sailors and al­ter­ations to make the site more fam­ily friendly.

This has been done with a view to in­crease club par­tic­i­pa­tion, both on and off the wa­ter, and in train­ing.

Stu­art Camp­bell, the Club’s Com­modore, said: “This fan­tas­tic achieve­ment is a re­flec­tion of how the club has, and con­tin­ues to grow from strength to strength each year.

“The fo­cus of the club is now on the fu­ture, and we re­ally hope to con­tinue our fan­tas­tic re­cent progress.”

Adam McGovern of the Royal Yacht­ing As­so­ci­a­tion said: “I’m re­ally happy for the club.

“They’re a well or­gan­ised club, they’re in­volved in a lot of dif­fer­ent projects, they’re a re­ally in­clu­sive club and they do a lot for both ju­niors and adults.

“We’ve worked closely with them to help them es­tab­lish their sail­ing pro­grammes, and they’ve proved to be a very self-suf­fi­cient club.

“They now have great in­fra­struc­tures in place and sus­tain­able mod­els that will en­sure the club thrives for a long time.”

The Tro­phy can be viewed at the Club’s next open day, Satur­day 14th May.

●● Redesmere Sail­ing Club has been awarded ‘Club of the Year 2016’ by the Royal Yacht­ing As­so­ci­a­tion

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