Solent SC is among the hundreds of clubs opening its doors

This Saturday, 18 May, Lee on Solent Sailing Club will

be inviting people of all ages and abilities to try sailing and enjoy some shoreside activites.

It is one of around 100 sailing clubs and centres across the country taking

part in the RYA Push the Boat Out weekend. 

The event will see hundreds of people taking part in the sport at open

days, have a go sessions and fun events for all the family.

Open from

9am to 5pm at the club’s premises can be found at 46 Marine Parade East in Lee-on-Solent and

their sailing base on the seafront to the east of the main club house.

Activities will include water games from the OnBoard Gybe Club, followed by Try a Sail sessions,

encouraging members of the public to come along have a go at sailing.

Register for your Try a Sail session via the club’s website

under the learn to sail section.


will also be tours of the club and club racing, where as many members as

possible will be encouraged to get out on the water.

The club’s galley will be

open selling homemade cakes, teas and coffees all day.



Challis, of the Lee on Solent Sailing Club, said: ‘We are delighted to be taking part in

the RYA Push the Boat Out Day.

‘We are

inviting the local community to come down to the club, have a go at sailing and

see what the club has to offer and get involved. Who knows, if you visit you

might just get hooked!’


Sport Development Manager Jon White said: ‘So many people were inspired by the

London 2012 Games and Push the Boat Out provides the perfect opportunity for

clubs to encourage people to get down to their local sailing venue, have a go

and find out how just easy it is to get involved in the sport.’ 

Click here to find out about more RYA Push the Boat Out events taking place across the country.

Is your club or centre taking part in RYA Push the Boat Out this weekend?

If the answer is yes then you could be in with a chance of winning a visit to your club, from one the UK’s leading sailors.

The RYA has launched an exclusive Push the Boat Out social media competition, with the star prize being a visit from a member of the British Sailing Team who will spend the day at your club getting involved in club activities and talking to members.
All you have to do to win this amazing prize is post or tweet a photo from your club onto the RYA Facebook page or RYA Twitter feed saying that your club is taking part in Push the Boat Out.

The winner will be chosen at random and announced on the Push the Boat Out website on 24 May.

Click here to find out more