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 windsurfing.



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