RYA Push the Boat Out

The month of free and low cost sailing and windsurfing continues across Rutland and Leicestershire next weekend (18-19 May) as Rutland Watersports and Syston Sailing Club invites you and your family to Push The Boat Out.

Rutland Watersports hosts its Push The Boat Out Plus event over the whole weekend with something for all beginners and dedicated water lovers, while Syston Sailing Club/Roundhill Sailing Association in Syston, Leicester, is giving everyone the chance to try sailing for free at their family fun day on Sunday (19 May) between 9.30am and 5pm.

As well as offering £5 one-hour taster sessions in sailing and windsurfing, alongside other activities, Rutland Watersports is also giving dedicated sailors and windsurfers the chance to ‘take flight’ and try foiling under the tutelage of RYA WindFoil trainer, Tris Best, and his team (£45 for a 90-minute session).

Meanwhile, the event Demo Area also invites experienced watersports enthusiasts to try out new kit, including from RS Sailing, Laser, Fusion, Starboard, Severne Red paddleboards and O’Shea paddleboards (£5 entry per person). 

Don’t forget Rutland SC, near Oakham, is also offering half-price taster sessions all month for everyone mentioning ‘Push The Boat Out’, while the Leicestershire Rutland Youth Sailing Association (LRYSA) in Watermead Country Park opens its doors for you to try sailing for free on both 25-26 May.

With so much national focus on physical and mental wellbeing, being on the water gives everyone a chance to get away from modern life, spend time with the family, have fun with friends and just enjoy the feeling of being in the fresh air and closer to nature. A real family day out, many Push The Boat Out venues will also be putting on shore-side activities like BBQs and games for the kids too.

All kit and safety equipment is provided so just bring a pair of old trainers you don’t mind getting wet and your sense of adventure and fun. For full details of your nearest Push The Boat Out event visit www.rya.org.uk/ptbo and get on board for a new adventure.