Get on board with a new adventure and push the boat out across Birmingham and Solihull
Posted: Mon, 08 Apr 2019 11:50
There is something for everyone as you and your family are invited to Push The Boat Out and try sailing or windsurfing for free across Birmingham and Solihull in May.
At least seven venues are hosting Push The Boat Out events around Birmingham and Solihull throughout the month. These are:
- Midland Sailing Club (Edgbaston Reservoir, Birmingham)
- Rockley Watersports (Bartley Reservoir, Bartley Green)
- Barnt Green Sailing Club (Upper Bittell Reservoir, Cofton Hackett)
- Sandwell Valley Sailing Club (Swan Pool, near West Bromwich)
- Tamworth Sailing Club (Kingsbury Water Park, Tamworth)
- Olton Mere Sailing Club (Olton Reservoir, near Solihull)
- Earlswood Lakes Sailing Club (Earlswood Lakes, near Solihull)
More events could be added too. Find the dates and full details of your nearest Push The Boat Out event at www.rya.org.uk/ptbo and get on board for a new adventure!
Getting active outdoors is proven to positively impact physical and mental health and getting on the water is something all the family can benefit from. Enjoy the freedom of being afloat, the challenge and achievement of learning a new skill and the many new friends you will meet. Meanwhile, youngsters can develop heaps of positive life skills, like confidence, independence and teamwork, which they will take into all other areas of their lives.
Gareth Brookes, RYA Midlands Regional Development Officer, said: "There has never been a better time to get active afloat. With so much 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. Push The Boat Out lets you discover that all for free."
Push The Boat Out aims to make the water accessible to everyone of any age, background and ability. 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 fun. Refreshments will be available with a host of shoreside activities and entertainment to enjoy too.
Almost 22,000 people regularly go along to their local sailing club every month across the Midlands, getting on the water in small sailboats or windsurfing on the region's reservoirs, lakes and rivers. Last year a whopping 39,000 people 'pushed the boat out' at over 500 sailing and windsurfing 'have a go' sessions throughout the UK. For full details visit www.rya.org.uk/ptbo