Less than two weeks to go until Push the Boat Out Day
Still time to get involved
With just 12 more sleeps until the RYA’s Sail for Gold ‘Push the Boat Out’ day (Saturday 21 July), there is still plenty of time for you and your club to get involved.
“The aim of the day is to get as many boaters as possible from across the country to take to the water to showcase sailing to the nation and show their support for our Olympic and Paralympic sailors prior to the London 2012 Games”, explains RYA Sail for Gold coordinator Celia Edgington.
Already over 100 clubs and thousands of boats have signed up to take part on the day from as far afield as Edinburgh to Essex, Aberdovy to the Isle of Wight. Events taking place include cruises, mass flotillas, picnics, parties, and fancy dress parades, have a go sessions and much more.
A number of organisations are also supporting Push the Boat Out Day including Clipper events, Dee Caffari racing, Neilson Holidays, Tall Ship Adventures, the BMF’s On the Water programme, Endeavour sailing, RYA Sailability and Premier Marinas. All of them will be doing their bit on the day, for example; Clipper will be dressing one or two of their round the world yacht race boats before heading to the finish in Southampton on Sunday 22 July, whilst Dee Caffari will be helping us officially launch Push the Boat Out day down at Hayling Island Sailing Club.
“It really doesn’t matter what you decide to do on the day we just want as many people as possible to take to the water and help create an amazing spectacle. You may just want to go sailing with friends and family for the day, but whatever you do, just have fun and don’t forget to share your photos and videos with us on the Facebook page ”, continued Celia.
The best videos and photos posted on the Facebook page will also be used as part of a commemorative video of the day.
You can find out what Push the Boat Out events are taking place near you with the new Sail for Gold Events map.
More information on running an event, support packs and advice is available on the Push the Boat Out website page.