sailing clubs and organisations in Buckinghamshire opened their doors over the
last two weekends (13-14 and 20-21 May) to invite the public to have a go at
sailing, many for the very first time, and experience the thrill of being on
Sailing, windsurfing, kayaking and
other on the water activities were enjoyed by dozens of families and adults at
free taster sessions at the venues at Haversham Sailing Club, Emberton Park
Sailing Club and Great Moor Sailing Club in Steeple Claydon.
The clubs reported a great turn out
with people of all ages and abilities jumping at the opportunity to get out on
the water and discover a new sport.
Haversham welcomed a staggering 300
visitors to the Lake during the day and the Club staff and volunteers managed
to get 210 of them out onto the water.
Barrie Lyman from the club reported "Our numbers were helped by a three
day exhibition that we put on at Milton Keynes Centre."
Families and children got to try
out ten of the clubs different boats, including Wayfarers, Toppers, a Xenon, a Hartley 12.2 and a Hartley 15.
adds "There's a huge satisfaction to be obtained from seeing the joy on the
visitors' faces when they come off the water and there were many highlights
being discussed in the bar well into the evening. Many compliments were
have now filled all the places in the clubs next sailing courses with more to
Find out more about Push the Boat
Out Day, which is an annual event.