National Watersports Month this May: Try something new!
Are you keen to explore new ways of enjoying the water? Ready to try sailing, windsurfing, rowing, canoeing, kayaking or inland waterway cruising?
As part of its ongoing On The Water campaign, The British Marine Federation (BMF) and strategic partners the Royal Yachting Association (RYA), British Canoe Union (BCU) and British Rowing, are planning a new initiative, National Watersports Month. This will take place in May this year, and is designed to encourage the nation to get on the water by providing organized events around the country.
The initiative follows on from the success of the 2013 On The Water Weekend (27-28 April 2013) that saw 30 BMF members host events across the country aiding hundreds of new and enthusiastic boaters experience affordable and accessible ways to get into boating and watersports.
Great events planned for May 2014
In the coming weeks BMF members will be planning their On The Water events, either as individual marinas, boatyards or training clubs; or they may team up with others in their region.
“These events will help to make National Watersports Month bigger and better, meaning there will be more coverage about the activities which will ultimately encourage more people to get on the water through boating and watersports,” says a BMF spokeswoman.
To find out how to get involved in National Watersports Month visit www.watersportsmonth.co.uk
You can sign up for updates here: http://www.onthewater.co.uk/events/nwm.aspx
If you are a British Marine Federation member and would like to host an event, please email Tamsin Kirkpatrick at [email protected] with details of your event by Thursday 20th March 2014 including date, location, activities and any other relevant information. Your event details will then be added to the On The Water website.
About On The Water
In 2012 the British Marine Federation launched a wide-reaching campaign aimed at encouraging more people across the UK to enjoy boating and watersports. The campaign pushes a strong message about the benefits of taking up water activities – a way to challenge yourself, unwind, keep fit, discover new places, make friends and learn a new skills. On The Water has attracted enthusiastic new audiences, and its dedicated website is registering new visitors every month.
BMF Marketing Manager, Hayley James, who is leading the project said: “As part of its service to the industry the BMF has a role to play in the promotion of boating. With On The Water we aim to inspire people to go boating more regularly and, importantly, provide them with the information, resources, advice and ideas they need to achieve this.”
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