Sailing and boating clubs across Northern
Ireland are getting ready to open their doors to the public and anyone who
would like to try a new sport.
New research by the RYA shows that a one in
four people have never tried an outdoor pursuit, yet two in four want to be
more active and nearly a third want to get more fresh air.
For the whole month of May, there is a
chance for everyone to try free sailing and windsurfing taster sessions as
clubs take part in Push the Boat Out.
RYANI’s Chief Operating Officer, Richard
Honeyford, said: “We are delighted that our clubs and centres are taking part
in Push the Boat Out again this year and we are particularly excited that it is
running for the whole month of May. This gives everyone who would like to try
out a different sport the chance to get on the water and experience something
new. You can find your nearest Push the Boat Out event on our website at: http://www.rya.org.uk/programmes/push-the-boat-out/Pages/search.aspx.”
He added: “If you’re interested in trying something
completely different with your family, a workout in the fresh air or perhaps to
get back out on the water after having a break then pop down to your local sailing
club or centre during May and ‘Push the Boat Out’.”
All kit and safety equipment is provided
and no experience is needed. Refreshments will be available at many Push the
Boat Out events with a host of shoreside activities and entertainment for visitors
to enjoy. There are over 20 clubs across
Northern Ireland signed up to take part – be sure to check out events that are
on at a club near you.
If you didn’t know you could go sailing on
your doorstep, now’s the time to give it a try!
For more information about Push the Boat
Out and to find an event near you visit www.rya.org.uk/PTBO