Try Sailing in May with RYA Push the Boat Out

Looking to spend time with family and enjoy the great outdoors? Have you ever considered what might be possible on-the-water? And it’s probably closer to home than you think! The RYA’s Push the Boat Out campaign is returning this May to offer you the chance to try sailing or windsurfing for little or no cost. No experience necessary!

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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 350 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.

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.

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.

We really look forward to welcoming you to our events.

Please email Michelle or Cat on if you have any questions.


Can't wait for May?  Have a look through some other options and see how you get on the water this year with the RYA:


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