Modern club is sailing to success

Morecambe Sailing Club�"s longest serving member, Ruth Houghton, cuts the cake to celebrate the opening of the club�"s newly modernised and extended clubhouse. With her are John Gibbison, Commodore and Tyrone Lewis, Vice Commodore (leather jacket)
Morecambe Sailing Club�"s longest serving member, Ruth Houghton, cuts the cake to celebrate the opening of the club�"s newly modernised and extended clubhouse. With her are John Gibbison, Commodore and Tyrone Lewis, Vice Commodore (leather jacket)
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The longest serving member of Morecambe Sailing Club officially opened their newly refurbished building heralding a new era for the organisation.

Ruth Houghton, 91, opened the extension in Back Calton Street, which was backed by a £50,000 Sport England grant.

Ruth said that although Morecambe and Heysham Yacht Club, now Morecambe Sailing Club, was formed in 1936 it closed during World War Two and she joined the club shortly after it reopened following the end of the war.

She said: “The wooden clubhouse provided a meeting place with a small kitchen and a bar.

“Over the years there have been many revisions and improvements to the clubhouse all with the aim of encouraging membership and the enjoyment of watersports and sailing on the Bay.

“These latest alterations herald a new era for the club and I wish the club every success for the future. “