A club is preparing to sail off this season after spending thousands of pounds improving its facilites.
Sailing clubs across the Royal Yachting Association (RYA) north east region are dusting off their sail covers and preparing for the new season.
Since 2012, more than £400,000 has been spent on the improvement of sailing facilities across the north east, and at Druridge Bay’s Ladyburn Lake, the Coquet Shorebase Trust is preparing to welcome people to the trust’s first open day since the completion of its £150,000 development.
Vic Brown, manager at the Trust, said: “The new centre will make a huge difference to the watersports on offer at the lake.
“Until now we have had to transport boats and equipment for every sailing session all the way from our base at Amble – having the boats on site means we can offer a bigger range of watersports activities to everyone.”
Improved facilities are also nearing completion at Derwent Reservoir Sailing Club, Scaling Dam Sailing Club and Tynemouth Sailing Club.