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Calling new British sailors- RYA Push the Boat Out begins May 17

by Susie NationGrainger on 5 Feb 2014
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Calling new British sailors: During the weekend of 17-18 May, the Royal Yachting Association (RYA) will once again be running RYA Push the Boat Out (PTBO) with clubs, centres and marinas across the UK offering a range of ‘have a go’ and taster sessions for you to experience sailing and windsurfing.

In 2013 thousands of people took to the water including newcomers, regular sailors as well as families. Over 100 sailing clubs opened their doors to host Push the Boat Out events.

Clubs and centres can now register their 2014 PTBO open days and taster sessions.

RYA Push the Boat Out is also part of National Watersports Month. May signifies a great time to kick start a summer of sport and National Watersports Month promises to provide an action packed schedule of activities across the country.

'Push the Boat Out is a fantastic opportunity for clubs to inspire those who live locally to get out on the water and find out just how easy it is to get involved in the sport' said RYA Club Support Advisor Jackie Bennetts.

'This year Push the Boat Out is going to be even bigger and better with more clubs signed up and even more people of all ages and abilities finding out why sailing is such a great sport'.

If your club is holding an event for the public on RYA Push the Boat Out weekend, the RYA will provide promotional materials including postcards, badges and pens, coasters and key rings. Resources will also be available on the RYA website including advice on how to run an open day, promote your event and downloadable PTBO posters.

To find out more information and to register an event, click here. For more information about National Watersports Month visit Watersports Month.
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