Try out sailing and windsurfing for free in Seaford

Seaford news
Seaford news

Sailing, powerboat and windsurf tasters will be on offer at Newhaven and Seaford Sailing Club as part of a national event to promote the sports.

There will also be club tours and enrolment at the free event called Push The Boat Out on Saturday May 17 and Sunday May 18.

It will be aimed at people who are completely new to the sport or who are looking to get back into the water after a break.

Club sailing director Terry Jones said: “Dinghy sailing is not as expensive as people perceive it to be.

“People think of sailing as yachting and as very expensive.

“It’s a good family sport. It’s ideal for families and it need not be too expensive.

“We are a good family club and we have a lot of social activities.”

On Saturday May 17 there will be sailing at Piddinghoe Lake, just off the C7 for anyone aged five years and upwards.

Then on Sunday May 18 at Seaford and Newhaven Sailing Club on the seafront people can come along for a chat and find out more about the club.

Terry added if anyone is unable to attend Push The Boat Out, then can always pop along on Monday to Piddinghoe Lake between 5pm and 7pm for cadet night or to Seaford and Newhaven Sailing Club on Sundays to speak to someone.

At nearby Pevensey Bay Sailing Club there will be club tours, sailing and windsurfing tasters.

RYA Push the Boat Out coincides with National Watersports Month.

To find your nearest RYA Push the Boat Out event, and to find out more about what activities they are running for Push the Boat Out, visit