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Published by Jon Burke at 12:54pm 17th May 2019.

If you've ever wanted to try sailing on the Yorkshire coast, this weekend is your chance.

Filey Sailing Club has an open day tomorrow and the Royal Yacht Club in Bridlington has one tomorrow and Sunday.

You can get to meet members, get out on the water and try your hand out on boats.

Filey Sailing Club, Arndale Landing, Filey - Saturday 18th May

Whitby Yacht Club - Saturday 18th May: open evening at the club house; Monday 27th May: sailing from Whitby Marina

Royal Yorkshire Yacht Club, Blyth Park site at Wilsthorpe, Bridlington - Saturday 18th May & Sunday 19th May

Sailing offers the freedom of being afloat, the challenge and achievement of learning a new skill, and a chance to make new friends, while for children it can develop heaps of positive life skills, like confidence, independence and teamwork.

RYA North East Regional Development Officer, Sam Usher, 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 all ages a chance to get away from screen time and the stresses of modern life to have fun with friends or family and enjoy being out in the fresh air."  

RYA Programmes Manager, Michelle Gent added:

"We are delighted that for the second year running, Push the Boat Out will be returning for the whole of May. These events are a fantastic day out for the whole family and a brilliant opportunity to have a go at a watersport. Whether you're a complete beginner, or a former sailor or windsurfer looking to get back on the water, find out what's going on in your local area and get involved!"

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.

Find out more about the Push the Boat Out campaign and events near you at www.rya.org.uk/ptbo.

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