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April 16, 2015
Sailing clubs and watersports centres across Cumbria, from Bassenthwaite and Ullswater to Windermere and Roa Island, are opening their doors to visitors in May.
The RYA (Royal Yachting Association) Push the Boat Out initiative is now in its fourth year and is gathering strength every year. Open days and sailing events will take place from Saturday 9 May to Sunday 17 May and to find out when your local club is holding its open day you can enter your postcode at www.rya.org.uk/go/ptbo
You will see a full list of all your local events with contact details, dates and times.
RYA Push the Boat Out offers nationwide sailing and windsurfing taster sessions, introducing newcomers of all ages, abilities and backgrounds to the sports. Last year 260 clubs and centres in Britain hosted Push the Boat Out events and over 17,000 people tried sailing or windsurfing for the first time.
Each open day and taster session will be different depending on the activities each club or centre offers, but all Push the Boat Out events will show what the sports are all about, from the freedom of being on the water to the social buzz of club life and will highlight just how accessible sailing actually is to everyone.
All you need for any of the Open Days or ‘have a go’ sessions are a change of clothes, soft soled shoes and a towel, the clubs/centres will provide everything else. Although many events are free, booking is essential for some of the activities. Refreshments will be available and a friendly smile guaranteed as BBQs and other social activities also take place to give newcomers a warm welcome.
Go on, Push the Boat Out and give it a go!!