In the run up to the first sailing events of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, sailing clubs, training centres and marinas throughout the UK turned out in force to celebrate the RYA’s Push the Boat Out Day.
Push the Boat Out Day was officially launched by round the world yachtswomen Dee Caffari at Hayling Island Yacht Club. Dee was joined by club youngsters and parents as well as competitors from the Feva World Championship out on the water, with Dee acting as piped piper on one of the club member’s yachts, flanked by a fleet of small and fast dinghies.
“I have been blown away with all the amazing things people have been up to for Push the Boat Out Day” commented Celia Edgington, Sail for Gold co-ordinator.
“We’ve had mini Olympics events, fancy dress parades, racing event, bbqs, treasure hunts and much, much more and it looks like everyone has had a totally wonderful day cheering on the Olympic and Paralympic sailors and just having fun out on the water.”
You can check out all the photos from all the day’s activities on the Sail for Gold Facebook page here.
Push the Boat Out day is part of the RYA’s Sail for Gold programme. To find out more visit www.rya.org.uk/sailforgold website link.
This article has been read 531 times!