The Port of Dover is supporting the Royal Cinque Ports Yacht Club (RCPYC) in promoting a funding bid to Sport England.
RCPYC, one of the oldest yacht clubs in England, and the Property and Estates team at the Port will work up a bid to improve Dover’s seafront facilities.
This includes continuing refurbishment of the premises, which provide accommodation for club members and allied sailing / nautical groups.
A large part of the port’s basement area requires funding in order to provide additional and improved facilities for members and visitors.
RCPYC required security of tenure and a 15-year extension of their lease for their waterfront premises, which the Port of Dover has confirmed it will provide.
Tim Waggott, Port of Dover chief executive said: “We are delighted to support the Royal Cinque Ports Yacht Club in this bid. I have seen first-hand the improvements made by the committee and members over recent years, and we are keen that future generations benefit from this fantastic location.”
Bernard Sealy, commodore of Royal Cinque Ports Yacht Club said: “We are very pleased that our relationship with the Dover Harbour Board is taking a further step forward. It is clear that both our organisations recognise the opportunity for port, town and community to work together for mutual benefit.”