A sailing club is preparing to push the boat out to encourage more people to take up the sport.
Tynemouth Sailing Club welcomed Steve Gibbon to the club over the Bank Holiday weekend as part of the preparations for the RYA (Royal Yachting Association) Push the Boat Out week – which begins this weekend.
Push The Boat Out is a great opportunity to get out and try sailing or windsurfing at a local clubSteve Gibbon, chairman of the RYA north east region
Steve, chairman of the RYA north east region, was taking part in a charity cycle around the north east as part of the festivities.
Tynemouth is among hundreds of sailing clubs in the UK to open its doors to the region during the week, with the open day planned for Saturday, May 9.
Steve said: “Push The Boat Out is a great opportunity to get out and try sailing or windsurfing at a local club.
“Clubs across our region are taking part in Push The Boat Out, from Berwick in the north down to Scaling Dam and Teesdale in the south.”
The initiative is now in its fourth year and is gathering strength every year.
RYA Push the Boat Out offers sailing and windsurfing taster sessions, introducing newcomers of all ages, abilities and backgrounds to the sports.
Each open day and taster session will be different depending on the activities each club or centre offers, but all Push the Boat Out events will show what the sports are all about, from the freedom of being on the water to the social buzz of club life.
Tynemouth’s activities include dinghy and sailability.
Anyone over the age of 11 is welcome to attend, but must book in advance.
The open day takes place from 10am to 4pm.
There will be a brief sailing session, a chance to meet members of the club and an opportunity to see around the clubhouse.
For more information contact Paul Cook on 07815 548979 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Alternatively visit their website at www.tynemouthsc.co.uk
Participants are asked to take along a change of clothes, soft soled shoes and a towel. The club will provide everything that is needed for the ‘have a go’ session.
For more information on the initiative visit www.rya.org.uk/go/ptbo