The RYA’s national Push the Boat Out (PTBO) campaign aims to get more people on-the-water, having fun and getting active outdoors. The month of open days and ‘have a go’ taster sessions has once again seen thousands of people get afloat at their local PTBO venue.

Rickmansworth Sailing Club had a busy event with many shore-side displays and a wide variety of boats taking people out on taster sessions, whilst despite very little wind, Hertford County Yacht Club had a very good day, with over 120 visitors getting out on the water. Events also took place at Priory Sailing Club, with both a Try Sailing and Push the Boat Out event. Bury Lake Young Mariners, North Herts & East Beds Sailing Club and Stewartby Water Sports Centre also held events.

RYA Programmes Manager, Michelle Gent commented: “It’s fantastic to hear that so many people have been able to take this opportunity to get active on the water and involved with our sport. The feedback we have started to receive is really positive, with many clubs welcoming new members and visitors returning to keep sailing.

“Once again, we are hugely grateful to all the clubs, centres and volunteers around the UK, who have dedicated so much time and effort to make these events happen - it simply wouldn’t be possible without your support.”

Try Sailing this Summer

If you missed Push the Boat Out, it’s not too late to start your boating adventure. 

Supported by the RYA, some 08 venues will be hosting Try Sailing events across the East.

For more information visit To find out more about how to get started on the water this summer, visit