SAILING: Have a go with Draycote Water Sailing Club

Sailing at Draycote Water (picture Malcolm Lewin)
Sailing at Draycote Water (picture Malcolm Lewin)

‘Push the Boat Out’ weekend May 17-18

People of all ages and abilities are invited to have a go at sailing and windsurfing when the county’s sailing clubs and watersports centres open their doors for national RYA Push the Boat Out weekend next month.

Whether you’re completely new to the sport or looking to get back on the water after a break away, Draycote Water will be amongst hundreds of sailing clubs and centres nationwide welcoming all-comers as part of RYA Push the Boat Out on May 17-18.

Open days, have-a-go sessions and family fun events are all taking place as part of the Push the Boat Out, with many of the events absolutely free!

Gareth Brookes, RYA Regional Development Officer for the Midlands, said: “We are delighted clubs in Warwickshire are taking part in RYA Push the Boat Out. We want the local community to get down to a club, have a go at sailing and windsurfing, see what the club has to offer and get involved. Who knows you might just get hooked!”

Duncan Truswell, RYA Sport Development Manager, said “This is the perfect chance for people to discover their local sailing club, meet like-minded people, have a go at the sport, find out how much fun it is, and how easy it is to get involved.”

RYA Push the Boat Out coincides with National Watersports Month. To find your nearest RYA Push the Boat Out event, and what activities they are running for Push the Boat Out, visit