Sailors duel in regatta at Eppalock

CREWS from across Victoria will take to Lake Eppalock for this weekend's Australia Day regatta at Bendigo Yacht Club.

The three-day event is one of the club's most popular events.

Racing on Saturday starts at 10am.

Bendigo Yacht Club is where  Olympic silver medallist Glenn Ashby first learnt to sail.

Ashby went on to star in the catamarans at Beijing in 2008, is a multiple world champion and dual winner of the Bendigo Advertiser Sports Star of the Year award.

He has competed in two America's Cup campaigns, one with United States and the other for New Zealand.

Another of BYC's stars, Adam Hawkins was on the winning crew in the latest Sydney to Hobart classic.

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