Reading SC, on banks of the Thames, will be opening up its doors on Saturday 11th May to welcome families, friends and individuals of all abilities to come and experience the thrill of an outing on the water  

Reading SC will be running taster sessions in a two man dinghy and visitors will be accompanied by an experienced helm, Children can also enjoy taster sessions in the children’s favourite dinghy, the Optimist, all, of course, under close supervision.

Safety equipment will be provided, but the club suggests bringing a change of footwear and a waterproof jacket if the weather is wet. There will also be a display of model yachting. Refreshments will be available.  

You can head to the RYA website to find contact information and details of the day’s itinerary for the club.   Ask the club for full details of the sessions or simply turn up to have a go.  

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 stuck in.  

“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.