Sail away for a day on a yacht

YACHT clubs across Victoria are inviting families to come on board this summer.

The Discover Sailing Day program, which runs throughout January and February, gives people a chance to participate in a variety of free on and off-water activities at 23 yacht clubs across the region.

Bendigo Yacht Club will host its open day on Sunday February 9.

Yachting Victoria chief executive Steve Walker said he hopes to see some new faces getting involved.

"More than 3,000 Victorians participated in last year’s inaugural Discover Sailing program, with over 200 taking up yacht club memberships and signing up for our ‘Learn to Sail’ programs,” he said.

“We hope to see some new faces come down this summer to get their feet wet and see for themselves how safe, fun and accessible sailing really is."

Discover Sailing program manager Gavin Wall said it was a “unique opportunity” to have a true sailing lifestyle experience.

“You don’t even need to own your own boat,” he said.

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