The weekend event aims to get thousands of people on the water sailing and windsurfing

Sailing clubs, centres and marinas across the UK are being urged to ‘push the boat out’ over the weekend of 17-18 May.

The Royal Yachting Association (RYA) is once again be running RYA Push the Boat Out (PTBO), which aims to entice members of the public to ‘have a go’ at sailing and windsurfing taster sessions.  
 
In 2013 thousands of people took to the water including newcomers, regular sailors as well as families. More than 100 sailing clubs opened their doors to host Push the Boat Out events.
 
Clubs and centres can now register their 2014 PTBO open days and taster sessions.  
 
RYA Push the Boat Out is also part of National Watersports Month. May signifies a great time to kick start a summer of sport and National Watersports Month promises to provide an action packed schedule of activities across the country.
 
RYA Club Support Advisor Jackie Bennetts said: ‘Push the Boat Out is a fantastic opportunity for clubs to inspire those who live locally to get out on the water and find out just how easy it is to get involved in the sport.
 
‘This year Push the Boat Out is going to be even bigger and better with more clubs signed up and even more people of all ages and abilities finding out why sailing is such a great sport.’

If your club is holding an event for the public on RYA Push the Boat Out weekend, the RYA will provide promotional materials including postcards, badges and pens, coasters and key rings.

Resources will also be available on the RYA website including advice on how to run an open day, promote your event and downloadable PTBO posters.
 
To find out more information and to register an event visit www.rya.org.uk/go/PTBO
 
For more information about National Watersports Month visit www.watersportsmonth.co.uk