If you’re on the lookout for something different
to do, or you want some fresh air, some outdoor health and fitness, a chance to
meet new people, or just switch your brain off from everyday life trying a new
activity you can enjoy with your partner or family, get down to Abbey Sailing
Club in Abingdon this May and have a go at sailing.
Abbey SC is just one of hundreds
of clubs around the country that are taking part in the RYA’s Push the Boat Out campaign run by the Royal Yachting
Association during May when you can try sailing for free.
You can head
to the RYA website
to find contact information and details of the day’s itinerary for the club.
The Push The Boat Out event will provide
all the equipment you need, just bring a change of clothes, sneakers and a
Sessions are a minimum of half an hour and can be longer, so ask the
club for full details. Contact Adrian Strong on 07739
468090 or drop him an email. You can also visit the club website.
RYA Programmes Manager, Michelle
Gent commented: “We are delighted that for the second year running, Push the
Boat Out will be returning for the whole of May. Open days are a fantastic
day out for the whole family and a brilliant opportunity to have a go at some
on-the-water activity. Many venues will also be organising tea, cake and
barbeques so it’s a real opportunity to appreciate the club hospitality and get
“Whether you’re a beginner or a
seasoned sailor looking for a way back in, there will be something for everyone
- find out what’s going on in
your local area and get involved."
Last year a whopping 39,000 people
‘pushed the boat out’ at over 500 sailing and windsurfing taster sessions
throughout the UK.
Find all the details for your nearest
Push The Boat Out event at www.rya.org.uk/ptbo.