The RYA's 'Push the Boat Out' day aims to get as many boats as possible with the aim of creating an amazing spectacle. The day will be a fantastic opportunity to showcase sailing to the nation and show support for the country's  Olympic and Paralympic sailors prior to the London 2012 Games.

Push the boat outYou can find out where you can join in on Push the Boat Out day by using the RYA's Sail for Gold map, alternatively, why not organise something at your own club, centre or marina.

'Push the Boat Out' day is the Saturday before the start of the London 2012 Games and is the perfect opportunity to give the British Sailing Team a wonderful send off, waving flags and wishing them 'good luck'. The RYA says: "It's a great way to have fun on and off the water.  Dress your club, centre or marina and your boats with bunting and make a real occasion of it. Remember to take lots of photos on the day so you can share them on the Sail for Gold Facebook page and we can put them in our photo gallery.  We will send all your 'good luck' photos and messages to the British Sailing Team so they can see who has been taking part."

push the boat outWhat could you do on Push the Boat Out Day?
Events on the water could include cruiser rallies, treasure hunts, dinghy pursuit races, a club sail past and so on. Just encourage as many of your club members as possible to get out on the water on Saturday 21 July. It will certainly be a day to remember!  Please see the RYA's online event pack for more details.

Please remember, when planning your Push the Boat Out event to ensure that you inform your Local Harbour Authority about your event and as always make sure you have appropriate safety cover for the day.