Mayor of Weymouth, Richard Kosior and his partner Caroline cut the ribbon to open Castle Cove Sailing Club’s upgraded changing rooms on Sunday 16 April.

The event was held to thank those who supported the club’s successful bid for a Sport England grant of £75,000 under their Inspired Facilities programme.

Commodore Stephen Green said: “The improvements include shower cubicles for ladies and men and a changing room for those with disabilities or for parents with small children.

“The club is largely run and maintained by members to keep costs down. We contributed 25% of the costs as well as preparation and final refitting.

“As part of our focus on introducing youngsters to sailing, membership for 12-16 year olds has been reduced to £25. We have the loan of three Optimist dinghies specifically for up to 15-year-olds which will be used for a new training programme, and we have  upgraded other club boats available for youth sailors.”

CCSC is in demand by many dinghy classes for their national events, so changing room space has also been increased to meet this need.

For more information about joining Castle Cove Sailing Club, visit its Facebook page or ccsc.org.uk