Tackers 3 - Easter
Monday 8th April 2024, 9.30am-1pm Tuesday 9th April 2024, 9.30am-1pm Wednesday 10th April 2024, 9.30am-1pm Thursday 11th April 2024, 9.30am-1pm Friday 12th April 2024, 9.30am-1pm
Australian Sailing - 5. Tackers 3 - Sailing Fast!

Course information

Registration for this course closes at Mon 01 Apr 2024 12:00.

Tackers Sailing Pathway

Tackers 3 is all about sailing fast! This is the chance for the kids to sail boats on thier own, learning how to make the boat go faster while playing more games, all whilst under the guidance and supervision of our Australian Sailing qualified Instructors and Assistant Instructors.

The Tackers Sailing Pathway program has 3 levels, each allowing participants to achieve new skills and progress.

After completion of the Tackers Sailing Pathway program is the Junior Sail Training program, check out the link for the next Junior Sail Training program!

Course Overview
This course aims to build on skills learned in Tackers 2 and focuses on advanced sailing skills through games and adventures on the water. 

Course Prerequisites

  • Water confident
  • 7-12 years-old
  • Skills, knowledge and experience gained in Tackers 2

Who should do this course?

This course is designed for participants who have completed Tackers 2.

Course Outcome

By the end of the Tackers 3 course, the participants will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the correct method and understand the theory of roll tacking and gybing
  • Stopping the boat in a confined areas for a period of time
  • Sail backwards
  • Understand the theory behind gybing and can demonstrate the action downwind
  • Show a sound knowledge of the five essentials:
    • Centreboard position
    • Boat trim
    • Boat balance
    • Course made good
    • Sail trim
  • Start and finish races on a triangle and trapezoid course
  • Always use tactical mark roundings in races

You will gain your Tackers 3 completion certificate.