The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary has charged a Corner Brook man with stealing a sailboat.

The boat was taken from the Bay of Islands Yacht Club in Curling early Thursday.

With the assistance of the public, the owner later recovered the sailboat on the water.

The 25-year-old suspect has been charged with theft over $5,000 and possession of break and entry tools.

Police said a lock securing the boat had been cut during the theft.