Push the boat out in the Black Country this weekend

A month of low cost sailing and windsurfing continues across the Black Country this weekend as Walsall Outdoor Pursuits and South Staffs Sailing Club invite you and your family to 'Push The Boat Out'.

The club, based on Gailey Reservoir near Wolverhampton, is opening its doors for you to try dinghy sailing for free from 10am on Saturday 11 May, catering for all abilities, from beginners to experienced sailors. 

Meanwhile, just down the M6 on Sneyd Lake in Bloxwich, Walsall Outdoor Pursuits are welcoming all-comers to their water-sports open day from 10am on Saturday, with £15 taster sessions available in sailing, disabled sailing and windsurfing plus other water-sports activities. Sessions must be pre-booked. A spokesperson for the initiative said:

"With so much national 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.

"It's a real family day out, many Push The Boat Out venues will also be putting on shore-side activities like BBQs and games for the kids too."

Kit and safety equipment is provided at both locations and patrons are asked to bring a pair of old trainers they don’t mind getting wet, as well as a sense of adventure and fun! 

For full details of Push The Boat Out events, you can visit rya.org.uk/ptbo and get on board for a new adventure.


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