Fishers Green Sailing Club in Waltham Abbey, supported by the Royal Yachting Association (RYA), will be hosting a Try Sailing event this month.

Taster sessions will be run on Saturday, July 20 in dinghies with experienced sailors to provide a safe introduction to the sport.

The sessions follow the success of the RYA’s Push the Boat Out campaign which ran in May, aiming to get people involved in both sailing and windsurfing.

Kevin O’Brien, commodore at Fishers Green Sailing Club, said: “Club sailors will take you out on our lake in a sailing dinghy or powerboat, and our friendly club members will be on shore to chat about how you can get involved.

“Teas, coffees, refreshments and a light lunch will be available to purchase. Once you have seen our beautiful location – a hidden gem just outside the M25, north of London on the Essex/Hertfordshire border – you will realise why we are more than just a sailing club!”

RYA regional development officer for the east Robbie Bell added: “Whether sailing is something you’ve never tried and always wanted to give a go, or if you’re looking to get back into it after a number of years away from the sport, the Try Sailing event at Fishers Green Sailing Club provides the perfect opportunity to get out on the water this summer.”