Somerset yachting clubhouse destroyed by Storm Hannah

Storm Hannah battered parts of the UK with winds of up to 82mph. Credit:

Brean Land Yachting Club's wooden clubhouse has been completely destroyed by strong winds from Storm Hannah.

The storm battered the UK on Saturday 27 April with winds of up to 82mph and blew apart the members clubhouse.

It's been at the grounds next to Brean beach for nearly 30 years and members said they are "devastated" to see the damage.

Members said it will take thousands to repair. Credit:

Graham Harris, Vice Chairman of Brean Land Yachting Club, told "It is devastating to see this - a total disaster for our club".

Fortunately members managed to salvage some items before the clubhouse was damaged. Credit:

Members reportedly saved some items from inside the building before it was ruined but said it will take thousands to repair.

Derek George, Chairman of the club, said: "We are all shocked this has happened. It's ironic when we actually rely on the winds to do our sport, but this time the wind was very unwelcome and has done this."

But, he said, they will "rebuild with the support of the local community."