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Come and see if Sailing Floats your boat

Posted: Fri, 29 Apr 2016 10:11

Come and see if Sailing Floats your boat

Don't miss the chance to try sailing in this Olympic year when RYA Push The Out returns to Northamptonshire in May!

The nationwide 'have-a-go' at sailing festival, organised by sailing's national governing body, gives all comers the chance to get on the water for FREE or low cost over nine days from Saturday 14 to Sunday 22 May, so get the dates in your diary now!

Forthcoming events include:

Middle Nene Sailing club - NN14 4QL - 2nd May - 11am-5pm

Hollowell Sailing Club - NN6 8RN - 7th May - 11am-4pm

Cransley Sailing Club - NN14 1PR - 22nd May - 12-5pm

Last year no fewer than six Northamptonshire sailing clubs and centres ran Push The Boat Out events, with even more set to welcome people to have a go this this year. Events can include dinghy sailing, windsurfing, big boats and yachts and even powerboat rides. Although each event is different, all are geared to appeal to as many people as possible, regardless of age, ability or experience.

Sailing is something all the family can enjoy together and Push The Boat Out aims to showcase what sailing is really all about, from the freedom of being afloat to the social buzz of club life, while dispelling popular myths around the sport's accessibility and inclusivity too.

More than 65,000 people have discovered the sport through Push The Boat Out since its launch in 2012. Nationally 2015 Push The Boat Out saw almost 28,500 newcomers attend events at almost 350 locations across the UK.

With the British Sailing Team sailors amongst the World's best, sailing always enjoys a boost in Olympic years and Push the Boat Out is a great way to discover a new outdoor sport to enjoy this summer.

Duncan Truswell, RYA Sport Development Manager, said: "Over the past four years Push the Boat Out has enabled thousands of people who may never have even considered giving sailing a go the chance to try the sport. Many of these have since become club members and volunteers and are inspiring others to follow their lead and try the sport.

"Clubs and centres continue to get better and better at providing a warm welcome, and we are really excited for this year's Push the Boat Out, which I'm sure will prove even more popular. 2016 is gearing up to be the perfect year to get into sailing."

Want to know how you can Push The Boat Out in May? Visit www.rya.org.uk/go/pushtheboatout

Come and see if Sailing Floats your boat

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