Calling British sailors- Get your landlubber friends sailing!
by Susie Nation-Grainger on 10 May 2014
Calling all British sailors who would like to see their friends enjoying the sport as well. There’s just one week until Britain gets ready to Push the Boat Out as part of a national festival of sailing and windsurfing offering free and discounted taster opportunities for all to ‘have a go’ on 17-18 May.
RYA’s ’Push the Boat out’ - photo by Rockley Watersports SW
Over 250 sailing clubs from Stromness to Torpoint, will be offering everyone, regardless of age, experience or ability, the chance to get out on the water to sample sailing at low or no cost and get a taste for a fantastic social outdoor sport where everyday life really does get left on the shore.
'The weekend provides a fantastic opportunity to show people just how easy it is to get involved in sailing locally so please do encourage any non-sailing friends and family to get down to their local club and have a go!' said Royal Yachting Association (RYA) Club Support Advisor Jackie Bennetts.
'Many clubs will have refreshments available and a warm welcome is guaranteed with BBQs and other social activities taking place to give newcomers a real sense of each club. All you need for any of the Open Days or ‘have a go’ sessions are a change of clothes, soft soled shoes and a towel and the clubs will provide everything else you need'.
RYA Push the Boat Out is part of National Watersports Month this month.
If you have friends that you think might enjoy sailing but haven't yet had the experience, find your nearest RYA Push the Boat Out event, and what activities are on offer at www.rya.org.uk/go/PTBO
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