Free taster sailing sessions at Rutland Water for people and children with disabilities

Rutland Sailability is hosting a 'Push the Boat Out' event to encourage people with disabilities to try sailing. EMN-150421-175450001

Rutland Sailability is hosting a 'Push the Boat Out' event to encourage people with disabilities to try sailing. EMN-150421-175450001

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Organisers of a sailing project for people with disabilities are staging an open day tomorrow (Saturday) at Rutland Water.

The event hosted by Rutland Sailability will give people with all types of disability and of all ages the opportunity try sailing free of charge.

Rutland Sailability

Rutland Sailability

Rutland Sailability, a sailing club which provides sailing opportunities for people with all types of disability, will be hosting its Push The Boat Out event from 10.30am to 3pm.

The event is part of a nationwide Push the Boat Out initiative being organised by the Royal Yachting Association,

A spokeswoman for Rutland Sailability said: “The event has been organised to encourage people with disabilities to try sailing.

“It is a chance to have a sailing taster session at the club free of charge.”

Sessions will be conducted by fully qualified instructors in specially modified boats with the last session starting at 2.30pm.

To book a session or to learn more about the sailing opportunities the club provides, contact Rutland Sailability on 01778 590338.

Rutland Sailability was founded 20 years ago and is a recipient of the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service.

Its members sail on Thursdays between 10am and 3pm, and (during the sailing season) on Saturdays between 9.30am and 12.30pm.