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Cyclone fails to sink Pilbara yacht club

Tuesday May 6, 2014 - 13:26 EST

A popular Pilbara yacht club is hoping to reopen next month after sustaining damage during Cyclone Christine.

The category three system, four months ago, ripped the roof of the Port Walcott Yacht Club.

The club also lost a lot of memorabilia during the storm.

Work to refit the ceiling and install a new pergola is expected to be completed this week.

Commodore Rick Soss says he initially thought he would have to completely rebuild the club.

"If I remember correctly, I said I was going to put a match to it when I first saw it," he said.

"We've sat back and looked at it and it's just too good a spot to let go, so we just dug our heals in and away we went.

"We've still got a fair bit to do.

"A lot of it is going to be superficial work. There is quite a lot that has got to be done before we really need to open.

"I'd say give it about a month."


- ABC

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