What is Push the Boat Out?
Push the Boat Out is a series of open days offering free or low cost ‘try sailing’ opportunities around the UK. More than 390 RYA affiliated clubs and training centres will be opening their doors to the local community to try sailing throughout the month of May.
What can I expect from an open day event?
Push the Boat Out is aimed at anyone interested in getting into a boat and out on the water. With no experience or equipment necessary, events are aimed at complete beginners, as well as more experienced sailors looking for a way back into the sport or interested in finding out more about their local club. Families, children, partners, individuals, groups of friends – everyone is welcome.
What do I need to bring?
All kit and safety equipment is provided, all you need is; some clothes you don't mind getting wet (ideally not jeans), a change of clothes (to wear after your on-the-water activity) and a towel. Some venues are also organising for tea, cake and barbeques to be available on the day.
How much will it cost?
All activities are free or low cost. Some venues will ask for donations or a small, nominal fee, however the majority of events are running free of charge for visitors.
How do I get involved?
1) Find a local Push the Boat Out event at a venue near you by searching our interactive map!
2) Once you have seen an event you would like to attend we would recommend that you contact the venue and express your interest. The venue will then be able to give you the details and format of their event.
3) If you can't wait until May find your nearest sailing club or training centre and contact them to find out if they can give you a taster session.
Will I get wet?
If the wind is light or you’re in a more stable steady boat then you’ll only get a few splashes! However if you’re on a windsurfer or in a boat that’s closer to the water, you’ll probably get quite wet however a wetsuit will keep you warm.
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