BUDDING boaters in the Black Country can try sailing out for free this weekend.

Dudley Sailing Club is hosting a free family open event on Bank Holiday Sunday (26 May).

The club, based on Lodge Farm Reservoir in Netherton, will welcome visitors of all ages between 12.45-5.45pm.

Visitors can have a go in a range of boats, from small dinghies to larger keelboats.

All kit and safety equipment is provided. For full event details, visit www.rya.org.uk/ptbo.