Tackers is a fun, introductory, games-based sailing program designed for kids aged 7-12 years. Kids don’t need to have any sailing experience or club membership to participate. All the equipment, including the boats, is provided.
The Tackers Program is delivered in small groups by a Yachting Australia qualified Instructor and Assistant Instructors.
There are three levels that kids can progress through:
- Tackers 1 – Having Fun
- Tackers 2 – Tricks & Techniques
- Tackers 3 – Sailing Fast!
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.
Tackers 2 – Tricks & Techniques, if kids are confident they can sail a boat on their own with lots of support, supervision and encouragement from the Instructor and Assistant Instructors.
The final level is Tackers 3 – Sailing Fast! This is a chance for the kids to sail boats on their own, learning how to make the boat go faster and playing more games, all whilst still under the guidance and supervision of the Instructor and Assistant Instructors.
Each level involves 20 hours of participation, structured as a four or five day holiday program.
FREE TACKERS INTRODUCTORY SESSION!
This is a short introduction to the Tackers sailing program, creating a fun sailing experience and which will support and benefit your sailors with confidence on water. This activity will get kids familiar with sailing in a fun, non-competitive environment with a pathway onto more sailing through the Tackers Program at Hillarys Yacht Club.
What to wear – hat, clothes you can get wet, bathers, shorts, t-shirt or rashie, jumper and sunscreen.
What to bring – a change of clothes and a towel as you may get wet.
All other equipment is provided and qualified instructors and assistant instructors will show you how to have fun with Tackers sailing!
Saturday 9 September 2017
9am - 1pm
Held at Hillarys Boat Harbour Marina at the northern end of the swimming beach in the marina near the foot bridge.
Tackers 1, 2 & 3
|Monday 2 October to Friday
6 October 2017
|8:30am - 12:30pm|
Tackers 1, 2 & 3
|Monday 18 December - Friday 22 Dec||8.30am - 12.30pm|