You and your friends and family are
invited to Push The Boat Out and try sailing or windsurfing for free or low
cost across the South West region this May - there really is something for everyone.
No fewer than 32 venues are hosting
Push The Boat Out (PTBO) open days and taster sessions around South West throughout
the month. Find the dates and full details of your nearest event at www.rya.org.uk/ptbo and get on board
for a new adventure!
Getting active outdoors has been
proven to positively impact physical and mental health. An escape from modern
day life, getting out on-the-water is something the whole family can benefit
Enjoy the freedom of being afloat,
the challenge and achievement of learning a new skill and the many new friends
you will meet. Meanwhile, youngsters can develop heaps of positive life
skills, like confidence, independence and teamwork, which they will take
into all other areas of their lives.
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. Open days are a fantastic day
out for the whole family and a brilliant opportunity to have a go at some
on-the-water activity. Many venues will also be organising tea, cake and
barbeques so it’s a real opportunity to appreciate the club hospitality and get
“Whether you’re a beginner or a
seasoned sailor looking for a way back in, 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.