Rickmansworth Sailing Club has been given some new boats to help young club members develop in the sport.

The club, based at Troy Lake in West Hyde, is one of eight to receive a share of £185,000 from the John Merricks Sailing Trust.

Delivery of the dinghies have now been made and are ready to use over the summer.

Watford Observer:

Club commodore Martyn Hawkins said: “We were delighted to succeed in our application to the trust and because of their generosity, we are taking delivery of six brand-new Toppers just in time for use in summer.”

“These boats will be well used to deliver training to young people, introducing them to and helping them to improve in the sport of sailing.

"It is an exciting time for Rickmansworth Sailing Club, as well as the new Toppers we are undertaking the refurbishment of our clubhouse to help offer better facilities for around 300 members and the community groups using our club."

Watford Observer:

The club is an Royal Yatching Association (RYA) recognised training centre and it recently became part of the RYA’s OnBoard programme, which focuses on getting young people aged 8-18 into sailing.