The RYA Push The Boat Out event offers hundreds of free and discounted sailing taster opportunities

Sailing clubs across the country will be inviting members of the public to Push the Boat Out this weekend as part of a national festival of sailing and windsurfing.

Free and discounted taster opportunities for all to ‘have a go’ will run from 17-18 May.
More than 250 sailing clubs from Stromness to Torpoint are offering everyone, regardless of age, experience or ability, the chance to get out on the water to sample sailing at low or no cost.
Royal Yachting Association (RYA) club support advisor Jackie Bennetts said: ‘The weekend provides a fantastic opportunity to show people just how easy it is to get involved in sailing locally so please do encourage any non-sailing friends and family to get down to their local club and have a go!
‘Many clubs will have refreshments available and a warm welcome is guaranteed with barbecues and other social activities taking place to give newcomers a real sense of each club.

‘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 and the clubs will provide everything else you need.’

RYA Push the Boat Out is part of National Watersports Month this month.
To find your nearest RYA Push the Boat Out event, and what activities are on offer visit