There is still time to try sailing and windsurfing for free and low cost in the East this week after hundreds of people across the region got out on the water, many for the first time, as the nine-day national RYA Push the Boat Out try sailing events kicked off this weekend (13-14 May). With 30 try sailing or windsurfing sessions having already taken place, just under 20 more taster events are taking place during this week and next weekend (20-21 May) before Push The Boat Out comes to a close next Sunday (21 May).

 So grab a towel and some old trainers you don’t mind getting wet and try a new activity you never knew you could do right on your doorstep. People across the spectrum of disabilities will be able get afloat at some of the events too.

 Still not sure it’s for you? Sailing is an awesome outdoor activity that can be done with your whole family and partner or on your own, and you don’t even need a boat to learn the ropes as clubs have ones you can use, while being part of a local club can cost as little as £20 a month for your whole family.

To find your nearest event and for full details of exactly what is going on and when at each participating venue, visit www.rya.org.uk/PTBO - to search for an event where disabled people can get on the water tick the ‘Sailability’ activities box.

Don’t worry about kit, packing a lunch or anything else as every event will provide all the equipment you need with refreshments available.

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