Brean Land Yachting Club has formally opened its brand new £30,000 clubhouse this week, replacing the previous building that was destroyed by a storm earlier this year.

Burnham-On-Sea.com reported here in April that strong 70mph westerly winds had completely blown apart the wooden structure of the club’s beachfront building, which had been in place since 1990.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held by Brean Land Yachting Club members on Saturday (October 12th) to mark the official opening of the new facilities, as pictured here.

Talking to Burnham-On-Sea.com, the club’s Vice Chairman, Graham Harris, said: “We are really pleased to be up and running again after five months of not being able to do any land yachting.”

“Our insurance claim paid out and we have been able to get a new, purpose-built £28,000 cabin with a kitchen and recreational area, plus a secure storage building. We hope the modern new facilities will help us to recruit new members.”

Derek George, Chairman, told Burnham-On-Sea.com: “We are delighted with the new facilities – they are perfect for our needs.”

“We look forward to welcoming new members. We are keen to to see more local people getting involved in the sport and coming along to give it a go. We’re here every Sunday.”

The club has 25 members and membership of the club costs £125/year. More here.