The Bendigo Yacht Club will host a free community event at Lake Eppalock on Sunday for anyone wanting to try their hand at sailing in a safe and supervised environment.

Part of National Discover Sailing, the Discover Sailing day will be held at the Bendigo Yacht Club, 45 Sunset Drive Lake Eppalock.

All boats and safety equipment are provided by the Bendigo Yacht Club.

Discover Sailing days are a great way to experience how fun, safe, accessible, and affordable sailing is.

Throughout the day, experienced Bendigo Yacht Club members will demonstrate and encourage participants to try a variety of sailing boats offered by the club.

There are courses for old and young, aspiring sailors and experienced sailors. The whole family can get involved, and children as young as five can enjoy a sail with a parent or guardian.

With the sailing season under way, there is no better time to experience sailing and to enjoy the great social environment of the club, with refreshments and entertainment provided on the day.

Participating at a Discover Sailing day is a fantastic way to have a great day out with partners, friends, work colleagues or family and enjoy a sail.

Sailing offers a range of exciting activities, making it easy for people of all ages and abilities to experience sailing. No experience is necessary and beginners are encouraged to attend.