BENDIGO Yacht Club's season starts on Saturday afternoon at Lake Eppalock.
Members will gather for lunch at noon before racing starts at 2pm.
Past member Adam Hawkins will provide the opening remarks telling stories of his times in the Sydney to Hobart, Volvo around the world ocean race, America's Cup, world, national, state and local title campaigns.
All members of the public are welcome to visit the club.
BendigoYC is home to multiple world champion and dual America's Cup competitor Glenn Ashby.
Learn-to-sail courses start on Saturday, October 19. For more details, visit www.bendigo.yachting.org.au