Storms lift the roof of the Carcoar Dam Sailing Club clubhouse | Daily Central West

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New Carcoar Dam Sailing Club Commodore Adam Bastow has tried to breathe new life into the club this year, but rugged weather has often caused their Sunday sailing events to be canceled. This savage weather caused yet another setback for the club when the storm that uprooted trees and cut power in the Lyndhurst area on Sunday night tore the roof of their 50-year-old clubhouse. “I got a message from a friend in Blayney that someone who lived nearby had reported that the roof had exploded,” he said. “We then called the SES and some members and we visited the site on Monday morning and there were trees everywhere, half the roof was out of the clubhouse and the Gyprock had all fallen.” Mr Bastow was happy to find that memories of the club had been spared by the storm despite the extensive damage to the rest of the clubhouse. The Blayney SES and a club member have walked to fallen trees with a chainsaw to allow better access to the site, but with Christmas fast approaching, hopes of making urgent repairs are difficult. “We contacted the insurance agency and they are on the spot, but there are no exchanges at this time of year, although it is an emergency,” said Mr. Bastow. Sailing Australia, of which they are a member, waived club fees for the year and also informed them of a $ 1,000 grant they can access. The next steps will take place in the new year, when club members will have the opportunity to visit the site and develop a plan to grow and re-establish the club. “We are determined to grow the club again and we are always on the lookout for new members,” he said. To contact the club call Adam Bastow on 0468 484 131 or via the club’s Facebook page. Our reporters work hard to provide local and up-to-date news to the community. Here’s how you can continue to access our trusted content: