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Paul Cook, Tynemouth Sailing Club.
Poppy Fenwick, 16, started sailing three years ago. She will be one of the teenagers who will benefit from new facilities at Tynemouth Sailing Club.
Paul Cook from Tynemouth Sailing Club says £50,000 of Olympic legacy funding will improve facilities and help young people reach their potential.
Elena Hall has just completed a taster course in sailing after moving to Whitley Bay from Romania. She's encouraging others to try the sport.
One of the region's sailing clubs will receive £50,000 of Olympic legacy funding.
Tynemouth sailing club is one of 1300 sports projects in England that have been given money to improve facilities.
The projects will receive the funding through the National Lottery's _"Inspired Facilities" _which is part of its Olympic and Paralympic legacy programme.