Favourable weather conditions are expected for the Warrnambool Yacht Club come and try day on Sunday.
Commodore Don Allen said that even with the light conditions people would still need to be prepared to get wet during their sail.
“It would be a good idea to bring a wetsuit,” he said. “Or a spare pair of clothes.
“With the right breeze we will get some adrenaline pumping”
A variety of off-the-beach boats will be on the water, including Sabres, Lasers, and Fireballs, offering people a hands on experience of sailing. All of the boats will be skippered by yacht club members.
“On these boats you have to sail, you can’t be a passenger,” Mr Allen said.
“People will have to help out with different jobs on the boat, including pulling the jib on and off.
“They will also have to learn to change sides as the boat tacks around.”
Confident participants may even get to take the helm and steer the boat.
All safety equipment, such as buoyancy vests, will be provided by the club.
The boats will set up on the sand next to the Pavilion Cafe. Participants will be taken out into Lady Bay for a 15-20 minute sailing experience.
“If they want to go for a spin, we will take them out for a sail,” Mr Allen said.
The come and try day is important for the club to raise their profile in the community.
“Most people don’t know that Warrnambool has a yacht club,” Mr Allen said.
“We would love to see more people coming down and learning how to sail.”