The Centre will welcome members of the public to come along to the 50th Anniversary and try some of the activities the Centre offers, including sailing from 10am. No booking is required, just turn up on the day, and refreshments will be served throughout the day, including a Hog Roast, BBQ, Afternoon Tea and Ice Creams.

Ali Butler-Baines, from the Centre, said: “Grafham Water Centre is very much looking forward to our PTBO event again this year. This year sees us celebrating our 50th Anniversary too – so the event is expected to be huge with not only sailing on offer but a range of other activities too. Come along and see for yourself.” You can find out more by visiting Grafham Water Centre’s website.

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. Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned sailor looking for a way back in to the sport, there will be something for everyone - find out what’s going on in your local area and get involved."

The national participation campaign run by the RYA aims to make the water more accessible, whatever your age, background or ability - getting more people sailing, windsurfing, having fun and getting active outdoors.

All kit and safety equipment is provided, so just bring a pair of old trainers you don’t mind getting wet and your sense of fun. Refreshments will be also be available at many venues, with a host of shore-side activities and entertainment to enjoy too.

Last year, more than 39,000 people across the UK attended a PTBO open day, inspiring thousands of new sailors to join their local club.

Find out more about the Push the Boat Out campaign and events near you at