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Around 20 venues across NI are hosting Push The Boat Out (PTBO) open days and taster sessions throughout the month.
Getting active outdoors has been shown to positively impact physical and mental health.
“An escape from modern-day life, getting out on the water is something the whole family can benefit from,” says the RYA Northern Ireland.
It highlights the “freedom of being afloat, the challenge and achievement of learning a new skill and the many new friends you will meet” among its attractions.
“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.”
RYANI active clubs co-ordinator Lisa McCaffrey said: “We are delighted that for the second year running, Push The Boat Out will be returning for the whole of May.
“This is an exciting initiative where people right across Northern Ireland are being given a unique opportunity to visit many clubs and centres to give sailing a go.
“There are so many benefits to getting out on the water and it can really help to improve both our physical and mental health.
“If you’re interested in trying something completely different with your family, a workout in the fresh air or perhaps to get back out on the water after having a break then pop down to your local sailing club or centre during May.”
Push The Boat Out is a national campaign by the RYA which aims to make the water more accessible, whatever your age, background or ability — getting more people sailing, windsurfing, having fun and getting active outdoors.
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 also be available at many venues, with a host of shore-side activities and entertainment to enjoy too.
Last year more than 39,000 people across the UK attended a PTBO open day, inspiring thousands of new sailors to join their local club.