This national event saw hundreds of sailing clubs and training centres up and down the country offering free or low cost ‘have a go’ sailing taster sessions and open days during May.
Summer of Sailing
With a summer of
sailing ahead, from Rio 2016 to the America's Cup World Series and more
besides, there is no better time to get afloat for the first time or to get
back into the sport.
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There are more than
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everyone to visit their local sailing provider and discover what makes sailing
such an enjoyable activity.
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Push the Boat Out 2016
Almost 500 open days were held across the UK from 14-22 May, allowing thousands of people to get afloat during the nine-day campaign.
The national event saw over 350 sailing clubs and training centres up and down the country open their doors to welcome people with Push the Boat Out 'have a go' taster sessions for all.
One visitor to Great Moor Sailing Club in North Buckinghamshire said: “It’s been fantastic to bring our children down here and give them an opportunity to get on the water. With the summer just beginning, they’re really excited to spend more time on the water and learn how to sail.”
Aldenham Sailing Club hosted an extremely successful event, with around 200 people turning up throughout the day. Jim Strother, organiser of the event at Aldenham, said: "The organisation was superb and this was the biggest publicity event we've run in living memory, if not ever. Everyone I met had a story to tell and there were smiles all around."
Jackie Bennetts, RYA Club Support Advisor, said: “The response to RYA Push the Boat Out 2016 has been fantastic, with thousands of newcomers able to get afloat during the past nine days.
“I’d like to thank the volunteers, organisers and instructors at each venue who have made Push the Boat Out possible, and we look forward to seeing even more people on the water throughout the summer.”