Sailing club set to ‘push the boat out’

Newbiggin Sailing Club.
Newbiggin Sailing Club.

A Northumberland sailing club is hoping to get people out on the water next weekend as part of a special promotion.

To celebrate national watersports month, Newbiggin Sailing Club will open its doors on Saturday, May 17, and invite people of all ages and abilities to have a go at sailing.

The Royal Yachting Association (RYA) ‘Push the Boat Out’ weekend will see hundreds of people taking part in the sport at open days through have a go sessions and fun events for the family.

Saturday’s event starts at the Newbiggin club at 10am and runs to 4pm, where there will be a whole host of activities taking place.

Chris Hudson, commodore, said: “We are delighted to be taking part in the RYA Push the Boat Out, and we are inviting the local community to come down to the club, have a go at sailing, see what the club has to offer and get involved.”

RYA sport development manager Duncan Truswell said: “Push the Boat Out provides the perfect opportunity for people to discover their local sailing venue, meet key volunteers and like-minded people, have a go at the sport and find out how much fun it is and how easy it is to get involved.”

For full details about what’s going on at Newbiggin Sailing Club, go to or follow the club’s activities on its Facebook page.