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 one of no less
than twenty Hampshire sailing clubs or centres that are hosting Try Sailing
events this May and just have a go.
RYA’s Push the Boat Out campaign run by the Royal Yachting Association
will see hundreds of clubs around the country take part, including several near
During May you can try sailing and
windsurfing for free or for a very low cost (depending on the club but mostly
Each club or
centre will be holding one or more days when they open up their doors to
welcome families and individuals of all abilities to come and experience the
thrill of an outing on the water.
Royal Lymington Yacht Club 01 May and 31 May
Sailing Association 03 May and 10 May
Lymington Town Sailing Club 04 May and 05 May
Mengeham Rythe Sailing Club 04 May
Weston Sailing Club 4, 5, 6 May
Hill Head Sailing Club 05 May
St Denys Boat Club 05 May
Hayling Island Sailing Club 06 May
Southampton Water Activity Centre 06 May
Spinnaker Sailing Club 11 May
Southampton Sailing Club 11 May
ASWC-Portsmouth 12 May
Portchester Sailing Club 18, 19
Tudor Sailing Club 18 May
Seafarers Sailing Club 19 May
Langstone Sailing Club 19 May
Lee on Solent Sailing Club 19 May
Calshot Sailing Club 19 May
Hamble River Sailing Club 19 May
Lakes Sailability 25 May
You can head
to the website
to find contact information and details of the day’s itinerary for each club.
Each Push The Boat Out event will
provide all the equipment you need, just bring a change of clothes, sneakers
and a towel. Sessions are a minimum of half an hour and can be longer, so
ask your nearest club for full details. Clubs will have refreshments available.
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.