Push the Boat Out has now come to a close- thank you to all clubs and volunteers who were involved.
Almost 400 sailing clubs and centres across the UK welcomed thousands of visitors during the nationwide event all May.
One of the many clubs taking part were Tonbridge Town Sailing Club in Kent which welcomed 214 happy, excited visitors to their Push the Boat Out event offering dinghy sailing around their picturesque lake.
"We've had the most fantastic time and just loved the sailing" said one mum, "everyone was so friendly and welcoming too". Keith Minster, the club's commodore added “We are pleased to have been able to welcome so many of the local community to our club and share our love for the sport of sailing".
RYA Club Support Advisor Jackie Bennetts who manages the event said: “As always we’re hugely grateful to the many clubs, centres and volunteers who supported Push the Boat Out which for the first time ran for an entire month in 2018.
“The feedback we have started to receive is really positive with clubs getting more people than ever on the water and gaining new members, which is all really promising news for our sport”.
Thank you to everyone who completed the Push the Boat Out survey- we will now be analysing the feedback in order to continue to improve PTBO and will feed this back to you in the coming months.
Also this summer...
The quest to inspire even more people to discover sailing this summer doesn't stop here. There are still 40 free or low cost Try Sailing events across the UK, supported by the RYA for people who may have missed PTBO or want another go!
We have also launched the Workplace Sailing Challenge offering colleagues the chance to sign up for a six week evening 'learn to sail' experience and then put their new skills to the test in the Workplace Sailing Challenge Regatta.
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