Club sails for success at awards

A SAILING club has been shortlisted for a top national accolade.

Felpham Sailing Club has been recognised as one of Britain’s top sailing clubs and is in the running for the prestigious RYA Club of the Year Award.

The club’s commodore Paula Bentley said: “We are delighted to have been nominated for the RYA’s Club of the Year.

“So many people at the club have worked hard to grow our membership and to give as many people as possible the chance to discover and improve their sailing and motor boating.”

The RYA presents the annual award in recognition of clubs who excel at promoting the sport of sailing, encouraging people on to the water and making their activities varied and accessible to the community.

The overall 2013 winner from the shortlist of five will be revealed by Skandia Team GBR’s Kate Macgregor at the RYA Dinghy Show at Alexandra Palace, London on March 2. The awards are supported by Gallagher Heath Insurance Services.