On 22 May 2016, The Royal Southampton Yacht Club (RSYC) will be participating in the Royal Yachting Association’s (RYA) ‘Push the Boat Out’ initiative. This national initiative is promoted by the RYA as part of the 2012 Olympics’ legacy project.

‘Last year’s event was extremely successful and attracted several local families to the Club to try boating for the very first time’ says Brian Hinde – Commodore of the RSYC. ‘We are delighted to support the RYA in their quest to introduce as many people as possible to the thrills of participating in activities on and around the water’

Our invitation to this ‘taster’ session in sailing boats, kayaks and canoes has been circulated to the head teachers and principals of local secondary schools and colleges as well as our local community. ‘Our aim is to help unlock the potential of the next generation of sailors. We shall throw open the doors of the Gins Clubhouse throughout the day and Club Members will be on hand to show everyone the ropes and discuss all aspects of the Club. I hope that we can encourage more people to give sailing a go in the relative safety and calm waters of the idyllic Beaulieu River’.

Push the Boat Out 2016 – details …

Date:                                    Sunday, 22 May 2016

Where:                        Gins Clubhouse, St Leonards near Beaulieu SO42 7XG

(Tel: 01590 616213)


Times:                                    11.00 – 16.00 hours

Age Range:                        8-88 year olds welcome

Activities:            Kayaks, dinghy sailing, radio controlled yachts, shore-side instruction and activities

Equipment:                        All safety equipment, including life jackets, supervision and tuition will

be provided in accordance with the RYA’s rigorous guidelines.


Cost:            Free of Charge

Refreshments:            Light refreshments will be available to purchase on the day. Lunches must be pre-booked prior to the event


To discover more and make a reservation, please call:  Cathy Crawley on Tel: 02380 210872 or email:  cathy@rsyc.org.uk


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