Families and anyone wanting to have a go at sailing are invited to get on the water for FREE as Southampton Water Activities Centre welcomes you to Try Sailing and Windsurfing on 15 July.

The centre is opening its doors from 10am to 4.30pm and everyone is welcome to come along and get afloat on a wide range of sailing dinghies and windsurfers with the centre’s top instructors.

It doesn’t matter if you’ve never stepped into a boat or onto a windsurfer before.  Sailing is awesome for the whole family because it’s something you can all do together or as individuals. You and your family can get afloat and sample the freedom and exhilaration of a fantastic outdoor sport, while kids get to mess about in boats with their friends.

Give SWAC a call to book your session on 023809 15753or email  Southampton Water Activities Centre (SWAC) is at Longbridge Industrial Estate, Floating Bridge Road, Southampton SO14 3FL.

Susie Moore, RYA South Regional Development Officer, said: “We’re super excited to be giving more people the chance to have a go at something new this summer. Our national Push The Boat Out ‘try sailing’ festival throughout May saw thousands of people across the south have a go for the first time, with hundreds joining clubs and signing up to learn to sail on the spot. To extend that and get even more people out on the water is brilliant.”

Just bring soft soled shoes you don’t mind getting wet and a sense of adventure! For full event details, and other dates across the south this summer, go to