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Have a go at sailing as Kielder Water Sailing Club Push the Boat Out

by John & Judy Scullion 23 Apr 2015 16:56 BST 16-17 May 2015
Sailing at Kielder Water Sailing Club © John Scullion

Kielder Water Sailing Club invites you and your family to enjoy a free experience of sailing and windsurfing on 16-17 May as the club hosts taster sessions as part of the national RYA Push the Boat Out event.

RYA Push the Boat Out is a nationwide event that will see hundreds of sailing clubs and centres across the country opening their gates for local people to come and "have a go" at sailing and windsurfing.

Whether you're completely new to the sport, looking to get back on the water or sail regularly, Kielder Water Sailing Club will be one of the many sailing clubs and centres across the country taking part in RYA Push the Boat Out. The event will see hundreds of people taking part in the sport at open days and have a go sessions.

From 10:30 to 16:30 on 16th and 17th May at Kielder Water Sailing Club, there will be a whole host of activities taking place: anyone who visits will receive a warm welcome, whatever the weather, be shown our facilities and given details of what the club offers. They will see Young Sailors training taking place and, weather permitting, anyone who wishes to can be taken for a sail or have a go at windsurfing. There is no age restriction and all activities are free. Pre-booking is not necessary but would be helpful – contact Julie Gibbon at the email address below. Bring warm clothing (or a wetsuit if you have one, for windsurfing).

RYA Sport Development Manager Duncan Truswell said "Push the Boat Out provides the perfect opportunity for people to discover their local sailing venue, meet key volunteers and like-minded people, have a go at the sport and find out how much fun it is and how easy it is to get involved".

For further information about Kielder Water Sailing Club visit www.kwsc.org.uk or follow the club on Facebook.

For more information about the open days contact Julie Gibbon at . Kielder Water is the largest man-made reservoir in northern Europe, with a shoreline of more than 27 miles. The sailing club is situated half a mile from the dam in a log cabin near the Tower Knowe information centre. The postcode is NE48 1BX.

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