A PURCHASER is being sought for Colwyn Bay Water Sports centre which has gone into liquidation.

The centre, based at Porth Eirias, offered sailing, windsurfing, kayaking and power boating tuition through a Royal Yachting Association scheme. It also hired out sailing, windsurfing, kayaking and canoeing kit. Now a buyer is being sought for the name, goodwill and assets of the centre, which include a substantial quantity of water sports equipment including wetsuits, buoyancy aids, kayaks, windsurfing equipment and boats.

Many schools and community groups have benefited from the centre's activities. The skills of volunteers have been developed with many gaining qualifications and going on to work in the industry and even compete at national level. Ian McCulloch, a liquidator at Begbies Traynor the business recovery company handling the case, said: "It is regrettable a positive, long standing community initiative like this has arrived at this position. The directors decided to take action now, during the quieter winter season, to avoid disruption for people who have come to see it as a popular feature on the beachfront in the spring and summer months. We are optimistic that there will be interest out there from people to acquire the assets.”

Taffy Osborne, Managing Director, said: “It is with great regret that we have to close. It has truly been a pleasure to provide many thousands of on water sessions to people from all walks of life.” Interested parties should call Begbies Traynor directly on 01772 202 000.