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24 May 2016

The RYA's Push the Boat Out makes a splash at Staunton

Push the Boat Out

The RYA's Push the Boat Out initiative made a splash at Staunton as we joined sailing clubs up and down the country in welcoming members of the public to come and sample sailing.

45 would-be sailors were taken out by experienced helms in the club's fleet of double handed Visions to enjoy a 30 minute taster session. Whilst a further 20 visitors took to the water with members in a variety of boats from Optimists to Fireballs. 

Highlights of the day included one person who loved the experience so much that they signed up for membership as they came off the water, eight adults and five juniors expressed a keen interest in our RYA Stage / Level 1 & 2 courses and one family travelled all the way from Sheffield to experience the sailing - and they loved it!

Thanks to beautiful weather and a team of fantastic volunteers the day proved a huge success. So a big thank you to all our volunteers - helms, members who took visitors out in their own boats, safety crew, shore crew and galley crew - plus compliments to the chef for the wonderful cake! And not forgetting all our sailors who took part in the racing on the day, providing a great spectacle and those on shore who made everyone feel so welcome. Thank you!