There are 16 PTBO venues involved
in the nine day event which runs until 21 May as sailing venues open their
gates to welcome people of all ages and abilities to experience sailing and
Speaking ahead of the
weekend, Commodore of Ballyholme Yacht Club, Mark Mackey, commented: "This is a
great chance to go out on lots of different types of boats - you can sail by
yourself, or some of our instructors will take you out on a boat.
"You don't need to know how
to sail, you can be young or old - sailing is a sport for everyone from four
year olds to eighty year olds. We have people at our club still competing well
into their eighties. Push the Boat Out is a chance to get out on the water and
have some fun while trying a new sport."
RYANI's Chief Operating
Officer, Richard Honeyford, said: "This is a great opportunity to try out a new
sport and to have some fun. There are plenty of events on offer so whether you
want to go as a family, take on a new personal challenge or get back into a
boat, there's something for everyone. Because sailing is such a diverse sport,
with so many different types of boats to enjoy and places to sail, it is
perfect for all ages and abilities."
For full details of exactly
what is on and when at each participating sailing club and centre visit www.rya.org.uk/go/PTBO