Families are invited to try sailing for free at Hullbridge on Saturday 13 May

Up River Yacht Club Hullbridge invites families to try sailing for free
Press release dated 2 May 2017
On the 13th of May not-for-profit Up River Yacht Club are inviting people from across the Echo distribution area to try sailing for free. A small army of volunteer club members will be supporting this event which is part of a national initiative called ‘Push The Boat Out’.
“We expect well over 100 visitors to get afloat for free and experience sailing in our fleet of safe modern sailing dinghies” said Ian Dawson Commodore of Up River Yacht Club. “Each boat has an experienced helm to show people the ropes. Everyone is provided with a bouyancy aid and we have full safety boat coverage”
Push The Boat Out is part of a national promotion of the sport of sailing by the Royal Yachting Association. It also ties in with Government initiatives to through Sport England to get people active.
In addition to sailing, Up River Yacht Club are opening their club facilities and bar to the public. They are offering a BBQ and other onshore activities for those waiting for their sailing taster session.
“This is both a family and adult event declared Ian. “It’s the fourth year we have run Push The Boat Out at Up River Yacht Club and it’s always fantastic fun. There is a real buzz about the place.” 
The club are looking to raise their profile as ‘the best sailing club on the south bank of the River Crouch’. They also benefit from their location for this event having a large free public car park for visitors immediately adjacent to the club grounds in Pooles Lane Hullbridge. They are also next door to the Anchor Restaurant with its extensive garden that stretches down to the river. A delightful spot, especially when the sun is shining.



For more information:

Ian Dawson, Commodore  Tel: 01702 206052

Dennis Haggerty Vice Commodore Email: dennis.haggerty1@gmail.com


Notes to Editors:

About Up River Yacht Club

For full details about what’s going on at Up Riiver Yacht Club visit https://upriver.org.uk/

About Push the Boat Out
Push the Boat Out is an RYA initiative which was first created as part of the RYA Sail for Gold Programme which was launched in March 2011.

The 2016 event will take place over nine days, 14-22 May and will see clubs and centres across the UK holding open days and inviting those who live locally to come and have a go at sailing and windsurfing.

For more information on RYA Push the Boat Out visit www.rya.org.uk/go/ptbo