Pushing the boat out


Are you looking for a new way to get outdoors and active or find something you can enjoy together with the family? If the answer is yes, Rye Harbour Sailing Club (RHSC) and RHSC Sailability at Rye Harbour are inviting you and your family to come and try dinghy sailing for free on May 19 and 20.
RHSC Sailability gives people with different abilities the chance to enjoy the fun and freedom of sailing. Whether you’re completely new to the sport or looking to get back on the water, RYA Push the Boat Out which takes place throughout May is the perfect time to give it a go.
The nationwide event will see thousands of people taking part in the sailing activity, with open days and taster sessions taking place at sailing clubs and centres across the country.
“We’re inviting the local community to come down to have a go at dinghy sailing on Saturday May 19 and both dinghy and cruiser sailing on Sunday  May 20, to see what Rye Harbour Sailing Club has to offer and to get involved. Who knows, you might just get hooked!” commented Richard Hopper, Commodore of Rye Harbour Sailing Club.
Starting at 11am on May 19 and at 11:30am on May 20,  there will be a whole host of activities taking place including, learning how to tie some useful knots, hands-on instruction in getting a boat ready for sea and how to rig the boat as well as instructional dinghy sailing videos to watch. You will sail with an experienced skipper and crew.
Hot food and refreshments will be available to buy and the bar will be open with a BBQ. The taster sailing is free but if you are able to we would ask for a donation towards the ongoing club refurbishment.
In order to avoid disappointment book in advance by contacting either Richard Hopper (cruiser sailing) at richard@richardhopper.plus.com or Caroline Wylson (Sailability) at carolinewylson@btinternet.com or Simon Marsh at simon@hi-flight.co.uk (dinghy sailing). Or call 01797 223112 for more information. We look forward to seeing you at Rye Harbour Sailing Club, The Point, Rye Harbour.
Sailing can be as physical or as relaxing as you want to make it. You can sail with others or on your own, do it competitively or potter about and just enjoy the gentle escape of being outside in the elements.
For full details about what’s going on at Rye Harbour Sailing Club visit www.rhsc.org.uk or follow the club on Facebook and Twitter.
For more information on RYA Push the Boat Out visit www.rya.org.uk/go/ptbo. (Source: RYA and RHSC)

Photos: RHSC

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