Push the Boat Out in Northumberland

10th May 2017

Sailing clubs and centres across the North East are polishing their boats and puffing up their buoyancy aids in readiness to welcome visitors over the coming week as Push The Boat Out week sails in to view.

Between Saturday 13 May and Sunday 21 May 2017, over 370 sailing venues across the UK will be opening their doors to host Push the Boat Out ‘have a go’ taster sessions.

There are plenty of sailing clubs and centres taking part in our area and they are listed below, spanning the region from Alnmouth and Newbiggin in the north to Teesdale and Scaling Dam in the south.

The north east is blessed with an exciting coastline and plenty of reservoirs, providing some tremendous opportunities to learn the art of sailing and many of the facilities across the region have benefitted from Sport England investment, making them among the best in the UK.

Whether you are looking for a new way to get active or searching for something to enjoy as a family, sailing could be your answer. It can be as physical or as relaxing as you want to make it; you can sail with others or on your own; do it competitively or at your leisure. The choice is yours and during Push the Boat Out week (13-21 May) many of our local sailing clubs and centres will be inviting you to give it a go.

What do I need?

All you need for any of the Open Days or ‘have a go’ sessions are a change of clothes, soft soled shoes and a towel, the clubs and centres will provide everything else. Although many events are free, booking is essential for some of the activities. Refreshments will be available and a friendly smile guaranteed as BBQs and other social activities also take place to give newcomers a warm welcome.

For timings, dates and more information about RYA Push the Boat Out events visit the Push the Boat Out webpage.

Clubs and centres taking part in our region include:

Coquet Shorebase Trust (Druridge Bay)

Derwent Reservoir Sailing Club

Kielder Water Sailing Club

Newbiggin-By-The-Sea Sailing Club

River Aln Boat Club

Teesdale Sailing & Watersports Club

Tynemouth Sailing Club

Scaling Dam Sailing Club


Go on, Push the Boat Out and have a go!!

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