BRIGHTLINGSEA Sailing Club are among five finalists for this year’s prestigious Royal Yachting Association (RYA) Club of the Year Award.

The winner will be announced on Saturday, at the RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show, at Alexandra Palace, London.

Selected by the RYA honours and awards panel, the finalists have been judged on how well they promote the sport, encourage people on to the water and make their activities varied and available to the community.

Commodore Alice Davies said: “We’re delighted to be in the finals and that the RYA, our national sporting body, has recognised our achievement, which is down to our members who have volunteered their valuable time and expertise.”