Banbury Cross Sailing Club will be
giving people of all ages and abilities the opportunity to get out on the water
and discover a new sport on 13th May with RYA Push the Boat Out.
The nationwide event returns this
year and will see thousands of people having a go at sailing and windsurfing at
free taster sessions across the UK. Banbury Cross SC event invites everyone to come
and try sailing and see what’s on offer, including RYA sailing courses and a
programme of friendly social sailing and trips on the water.
The Club will be throwing its doors
open to the public to offer a variety of different dinghies for taster
sessions, with experienced helms and Club members on hand to show you the
All you need to bring is some spare
warm clothes and trainers. Lifejackets
will be provided.
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Alistair Dickson, RYA Director of
Sport Development, explains “During the two weekends and five weekdays, more
sailing clubs and centres than ever before will be showcasing what the sport
has to offer, from the freedom of being on the water to the social buzz, the
thrill of racing and the fact that there really is something for everyone.”
He adds “Sailing is such an
accessible sport and many people aren’t aware of the opportunities available
close to them or how affordable the sport can be, even for the whole family. Push the Boat Out is all about making that connection and we’re delighted to
have so many venues taking part this year”.
Over 90,000 people have experienced
sailing at Push the Boat Out events since 2013 with hundreds becoming members
of sailing clubs and signing up for courses.
Saskia Clark, Rio 2016 Gold
medallist said: “I got into sailing through my local sailing club so it’s
fantastic to see so many people given the opportunity to discover what the
sport’s all about right on their doorstep. If you want to inspire your
non-sailing friends and family to giving sailing and windsurfing a go, make
sure you put Push the Boat Out in the diary”.
You can find all events, venues and
dates plus more information here. Find out more about how to get out on the water and start your sailing