Get on the water during RYA Push The Boat Out

Published on: 18 April 2016

Article type: General News

With more than 300 clubs and centres now signed up to RYA Push the Boat Out 2016, make sure you take advantage of this fantastic opportunity to try sailing andRYA Push the Boat Out get on the water during May (14-22).

With more than 300 clubs and centres now signed up to RYA Push the Boat Out 2016, make sure you take advantage of this fantastic opportunity to try sailing andRYA Push the Boat Out get on the water during May (14-22).

You can now search for your nearest event through the RYA website by visiting and using the event finder.

This event finder will allow all participants to find out everything they need to know about when, where and what their local club or centre is doing during the nine-day campaign.

More than 65,000 people have discovered the sport through Push the Boat Out since its launch in 2012, and now we are in an Olympic year, Push the Boat Out is a great way to discover a new outdoor sport to enjoy this summer.

In 2015 alone, Push the Boat Out saw 28,500 newcomers attend events at almost 350 locations across the UK, with visitors able to participate in taster sessions for dinghies, windsurfers, and even larger cruising boats.

Duncan Truswell, RYA Sport Development Manager, said: “Over the past four years Push the Boat Out has enabled thousands of people who may never have even considered giving sailing a go the chance to try the sport. Many of these have since become club members and volunteers and are inspiring others to follow their lead and try the sport.  

“Clubs and centres continue to get better and better at providing a warm welcome, and we are really excited for this year’s Push the Boat Out, which I’m sure will prove even more popular. 2016 is gearing up to be the perfect year to get into sailing.”

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For more information contact: 
James Ayles
RYA Press Office
Tel: 0238060 4212

Notes to Editors:

About Push the Boat Out 
• Push the Boat Out is an RYA initiative which was first created as part of the RYA Sail for Gold Programme which was launched in March 2011.

• The 2016 event will take place from 14-22 May and will see clubs and centres across the UK holding open days and inviting those who live locally to come and ‘have a go’ at sailing and windsurfing.

• For more information visit

About the RYA
• The RYA is the national body for all forms of recreational, competitive and professional boating.  It represents dinghy and yacht racing, motor and sail cruising, RIBs and sportsboats, powerboat racing, windsurfing, inland cruising and personal watercraft. 
• The RYA is recognised by all government offices as being the negotiating body for the activities it represents. It continually fights for the rights and freedoms of its 106,000 personal members, the majority of whom choose to go afloat for purely recreational non-competitive pleasure on coastal and inland waters. There are an estimated further 500,000 boat owners nationally who are members of RYA affiliated clubs and class associations.
• The RYA also sets and maintains recognised standards for training for both leisure and commercial boating through a network of more than 2,400 RYA Recognised Training Centres in almost 50 countries. Approximately 220,000 people per year complete RYA training courses.

• The RYA is committed to promoting all forms of boating and making them accessible to everyone.  For more information please refer to our web site

• You can find the RYA at RYA House, Ensign Way, Hamble, Southampton, SO31 4YA

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