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Three clubs getting involved in May

Three sailing clubs in Shropshire will be offering locals FREE and low cost opportunities to get out on the water and to try a new sport in May.

Telford SC on Priorslee Lake and Shropshire SC, near Ellesmere, will be opening their doors for ‘have-a-go’ sessions between 9-17 May as part of national RYA Push The Boat Out 2015.

RYA Push the Boat Out is a nationwide festival of sailing and windsurfing introducing newcomers of all ages, abilities and backgrounds to the sports. And for the first time ever this year Push The Boat Out will run over nine days - two weekends and five weekdays - to give people even more chance to have a go!

Last year 260 clubs and centres in Britain hosted Push the Boat Out events with 17,000 people trying sailing or windsurfing for the first time over one weekend. 

Meanwhile Chelmarsh SC near Bridgnorth will be hosting their traditional annual Open Day on Bank Holiday Monday 4 May.

Each Open Day and taster session will be different depending on what activities each club or centre offers, but all events are geared to appeal to the widest possible range of people, showcasing what the sports are really all about, from the freedom of being on the water to the social buzz of club life, and highlighting just how accessible sailing actually is to everyone.

All you need for any of the Open Days or ‘have a go’ sessions are warm clothes, soft soled shoes and a waterproof and the clubs/centres will provide what else you need. Booking is essential for some of the activities. Refreshments will be available and a friendly smile guaranteed as BBQs and other social activities also take place to give newcomers a warm welcome.

Some 27 clubs and centres across the West Midlands have signed up in total for RYA Push The Boat Out 2015. In 2014, the nation’s sailing clubs gained more than 1,000 personal memberships through Push The Boat Out with more than 500 families also becoming members of the clubs they visited. 

Article Published: March 30, 2015 14:34

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