CASTLE Cove Sailing Club have been able to boast an income increase of 30 per cent from last year, following its AGM.

There was a good turnout with over 70 members attending the event, where it was also revealed that the cadet group has two new boats available to use.

Treasurer, Anne Midona, said: “Club finances are in good shape.

“This year net income has increased by around 30 per cent over the previous year.

“During this year there has been a modest increase in membership, particularly from those seeking to join as a complete family.

“Profits from club events have increased and thanks are due to our social officer Sara Lloyd for organising a varied programme of activities and ensuring that every one ran at a profit.”

Meanwhile, the club commodore Neil Stroud took time to thank the efforts of club members and was delighted with the four major open events that the club has hosted this year.

Stroud said: “The club has had a busy and successful year thanks to the efforts of officers and, in large part, to many club members working as volunteers.

“We have hosted four very successful major open events with nothing but praise from the many visitors for their reception and experience at the club.

“The cadet group has continued to thrive, with some great events and their very own prize-giving dinner.

“I am also pleased to report we have two new boats for them to use: well done to the cadet team who put in the time and effort to run this group.”

“Our cruisers group is venturing further afield and had a very enjoyable week-long cruise to the Channel Islands this year among their other trips.”