Tackers - Learn To Sail

Tackers is a fun, introductory, games-based sailing program designed for kids aged 7-12 years, delivered at recognised Tackers Clubs. Kids don’t need to have any sailing experience or Club membership to participate. Life jackets and boats are provided. Cost $340 or $240 for RYCT members + $18.50 Australian Sailing booking fee.

To register the child for the Tackers course, click on the course link under sign up, then click register on the Tackers page. If the child dose not have an Australian Sailing number click on Sign up under Submit and follow the steps to sign up the child for the course, this will give them an Australian Sailing number.

UPCOMING COURSES

Monday 10 – Thursday 13 Oct 2022 Tackers 1. Click Here

Monday 10 – Thursday 13 Oct 2022 Tackers 2. Click Here

Sunday 23 Oct – Sunday 27  Nov 2022 2022 Tackers 1. This course runs Sunday mornings 9am-12pm. Click Here

Sunday 23 Oct – Sunday 27  Nov 2022 2022 Tackers 2. This course runs Sunday mornings 9am-12pm. Click Here

ABOUT THE PROGRAM...

Tackers 1 – Having Fun Includes…

  • Boat Handling (capsizing, steering, avoiding collisions, basic sailing);
  • Rules & Safety (life jackets, rescue drills, an understanding basic right of way rules);
  • Sailing Theory (wind direction, wind strength, basic sailing theory, care of boats on the water.)

Tackers 2 – Tricks And Techniques Includes…

  • Boat Handling (sailing upwind, gybing safely, use the tiller extension, downwind sailing with centreboard up)
  • Rules & Safety (capsize and recover unassisted, demonstrate rules of the road)
  • Sailing Theory & Background (rig your boat, more sailing terminology, wind awareness)

What To Bring?

Wetsuit if you have one otherwise clothes you don’t mind getting wet, cap, enclosed shoes, towel, change of spare clothes, lunch and a water bottle. Life Jackets, sunscreen and boats are provided.

MORE INFORMATION

In Tackers 1 – Having Fun, kids sail in pairs in small boats. It’s a great way to meet new friends and kids have the chance to sail with others in their group.

The next stage is Tackers 2 – Tricks & Techniques, when kids are confident they can sail a boat on their own with lots of support, supervision and encouragement from the Instructor and Assistant Instructors. Tackers 2 often follows the completion of Tackers 1, but can be a start point for children with some sailing experience.

For more information email m.vincent@ryct.org.au

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TACKERS PRICING

$340per course for non-members
$240 for RYCT members