Colemere Sailing Club given Olympic legacy grant

Colemere Sailing Club The club said the new safety boat will help it meet the high safety standards required

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A sailing club in Shropshire has been given £31,000 of Olympic legacy funding from Sport England's Inspired Facilities Fund.

Colemere Sailing Club, near Ellesmere, will use the grant to buy a new rescue boat and to build new jetties.

Hugh Farrington, club Commodore, said they would be able to bring their safety cover up to "the high standards required".

The club has been sailing at Ellesmere since 1959.

Mr Farrington said: "We can upgrade the quality of our launching facilities and rescue boat to bring our safety cover to the high standards required and to complement our wonderful 19th Century club house."

The funding is part of a £135m scheme to use lottery money to encourage more people to become involved in sport in the wake of the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

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