With hundreds of people trying sailing across the Eastern Region as part of Push the Boat Out last month, there are still plenty of opportunities to try sailing or windsurfing this Summer. Through the Royal Yachting Association’s Try Sailing initiative, clubs and centres near you will be holding free or low cost taster sessions over the coming months. Some will be targeted sessions such as This Girl Can female only sessions, or tasters aimed at retirees, whilst others will be open to all. Supported by the RYA, these events will provide the chance to discover what it’s like to get out on the water and to sample life at a local club or training centre.

“The Try Sailing events were really popular last year so we are delighted to be able to offer these again this summer. Sailing is a fantastic outdoor activity that can be enjoyed with your whole family, with friends or on your own” explains RYA Director of Sport Development Alistair Dickson.

“Whether you’ve sailed before or you are a complete beginner, sailing is a sport for all. Many sailing venues taking part have recently benefitted from substantial investment to improve their facilities and have boats and equipment available so if you want to continue to sail or windsurf after your taster session you don’t even need to own a boat or board”.

Find your nearest taster session

If you’d like to find out more about how to get out on the water and start your sailing adventure visit http://www.rya.org.uk/go/startboating