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Discover Sailing

Over the years, we’ve been really grateful for everyone who has contributed to the success of Push the Boat Out and Try Sailing. Through your efforts we have introduced thousands of people to sailing and helped to build engagement into local communities.

We have undertaken a review of ‘Push the Boat Out’ and we are pleased to announce the name has been changed to Discover Sailing.

Discover Sailing will merge and replace both ‘Push the Boat Out and ‘Try Sailing’. The campaign will promote opportunities for people to try sailing and windsurfing for free or for low cost at RYA Affiliated Clubs and RYA Recognised Training Centres across the country.


Here’s what you need to know:

  • There will be extra flexibility for clubs and centres to run supported events from 10 April to 30 September.
  • However you can benefit from increased national promotion through the month of May and during the Olympic Games (24 July - 09 August) when the sport is once again thrown into the spotlight.
  • We have created a new sign up process which will give clubs and centres a choice of which resources you wish to order, as well as the ability to order additional resources you may wish to purchase.
  • Discover Sailing Map. The map will be updated as each club signs up, and organisers will be able to amend event details themselves. 

Next steps…

The new sign up form is now live so if you're planning on running an open day or ‘have a go’ taster sessions we would love for you to register your events and take part.

We will be hosting a webinar on 23 January at 7pm to go through the review findings and the changes we have made to Discover Sailing as a result. It will also be an opportunity to ask any burning questions you may have.

Register your place  

Thank you so much for your patience with this. If you have any questions in the meantime please do get in touch

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