If you missed the opportunity to try sailing this May with RYA Push the Boat Out, don’t worry there are still plenty of opportunities to get afloat this summer.

The RYA’s ‘Try Sailing this Summer’ campaign will see some 30 venues across the UK host ‘Try Sailing’ events offering free or low cost sailing and windsurfing taster sessions from June – September 2019.

Supported by the RYA, the nationwide events provide the chance for people to discover the feeling of being on the water, whilst sampling life at a local club or training centre. No experience necessary, there will be opportunities for all abilities to 'have a go'!

With activities planned throughout the summer months and with volunteers and qualified instructors on-hand, the open days provide a safe and fun introduction, or return to sailing and windsurfing.

Dover Sea Sports in Dover Harbour is running free Try Sailing sessions on 6 and 7 July and 4 August, from 10.00 am to 4 pm each day. To book contact info@doverseasports.co.uk

Dover Sea Sports offers professionally delivered RYA sailing and powerboat courses from its purpose built facility, with over a square mile of sheltered water in Dover Harbour. It is also an RYA Sailability centre, providing sailing for the disabled.

Steve Mitchell, RYA Regional Development Officer for the London and the South East, says: "The Try Sailing sessions provide the perfect opportunity to experience dinghy sailing for the first time or for people thinking about returning to the sport. The adventure begins here so whether you are an individual, a family or a couple the venue will have an expert team on hand to take you on the water to help you have a fantastic session, and will do all they can to ease you into the sport.” 

If you’d like more general information on how to get out on the water and the opportunities near you, visit www.rya.org.uk/go/startboating.