The Ambler

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A friendly welcome to improved Yacht club

coquet-yacht-clubAll being well by the time you read this the steel will have arrived for the new balcony and extension to Coquet Yacht Club’s clubhouse allowing members and visitors to enjoy an enhanced view of Warkworth Castle, the Coquet and the harbour entrance.  The sunset over Warkworth Castle from our club house is staggering and the balcony will make this even easier to enjoy.

Membership continues to grow with new members enjoying the bar, café, power boating, dinghy and off-shore sailing.  Many of the new members are local and their reasons for joining are mixed and various. Some are bringing boats for mooring or storage, some just for the social side of the club and some to either start sailing or pick up where they left off many years ago.

Whatever the reason they get a friendly welcome. The club thoroughly enjoyed taking part in the Puffin Festival where we had a stand in the town square. We had many visitors and signed up new members. We still get comments from residents that say “we didn’t know you were there” or “we thought it was just for yotties”!  Our membership includes motor boaters, sailors (dinghy and offshore), fishermen, canoeists (one even a world champion!), mountain bikers, climbers, airline pilots, swimmers, life boat crew members and normal people!

The club will be having an open day when the balcony and new workshops are finished and this will be announced shortly.  In the meantime remember do come and see us.

Either Cliff, Pam or myself are normally on site or close by and if not contact us through the web site www.coquetyachtclub.org.uk or phone 01665 712990.

Phil Derry
Commodore,  Coquet Yacht Club

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