The Isle of Bute Sailing Club is set to hold a ‘Push the Boat Out’ event later this month to give folk the chance to test their sea legs and have a go at a new outdoor activity.
Push the Boat Out is a great way to discover a new outdoor sport to enjoy this summer. Dinghy sailing, windsurfing, keelboat sailing and kayaking are among the activities on offer to all ages and abilities. This year, over 300 venues have signed up around the UK, with 28 in Scotland. With twice as many locations participating this year, make sure you don’t miss this opportunity to get afloat.
Isle of Bute Sailing Club, having just celebrated 40 years in their clubhouse, are looking forward to holding a Push the Boat Out event on Saturday, May 21.
Richard Fairman, the club commodore, said: “People learn and enjoy by having a go. We’re welcoming people along so they can have a go in a dinghy, rib, yacht and motor cruiser.”
With the club located in Rothesay Bay it provides the perfect backdrop for people of any age to come 10am till 4pm to have a taste of a variety of activities with trained instructors free of charge and enjoy some shore side hospitality.
From Oban to Montrose or Loch Ryan to Banff, this nationwide ‘have-a-go’ campaign gives all comers the chance to get on the water for free or low cost over nine days from Saturday 14 to Sunday, May 22, so get the dates for a club near you from www.rya.org.uk/go/ptbo.
Liza Linton, Development Manager for RYA Scotland said: “I’m delighted that we’ve doubled the numbers of clubs and centres involved in this initiative for 2016. It is a great opportunity for them to harness national and local publicity for their facilities and for them to be able to give others the chance to try our sports.” She continued: “Hopefully we shall be able to turn some of the first timers, who will hopefully gain a great experience, into lifelong participants of our sport.”
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 across the UK.
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