Tackers 1 - October School Holidays (wk 1)


Mon 30 Sep 2024 09:00 — Fri 04 Oct 2024 14:00
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Australian Sailing - 3. Tackers 1 - Having Fun

Course information

Registration for this course closes at Wed 04 Sep 2024 09:00.

Tackers 1 - Having Fun!

We are pleased to welcome participants to our Reflections Tackers Program for the October school holidays 2024.  This course will include 5 sessions, conducted over consecutive days in the first week of the September/October holidays, with a certificate presentation held at the conclusion of the final session.

All session times are 9:00am to 2:00pm, with a short lunch break mid-day.  

Training will be conducted in the Club's fleet of OziOpti Tacker dinghies.

The NCYC Sailing Academy strictly abides by the Australian Sailing instructor/student ratios, hence places are limited.  To avoid disappointment, we recommend registering early.

The registration fee for this course is $315.00

Family Discounts

Families with three children enrolled in our Tackers programs together, either in the school holidays or term-based programs receive a 5% discount.  Families with four children receive a 10% discount.  Please visit our our Course Fees & Discounts page for full details and the use of discount codes.

Member Discounts

Current financial NCYC members are offered a discount on training courses for their children or grandchildren - 10% for General Members and 5% for Crew Members.

NSW Active Kids Vouchers are accepted.

The NCYC Sailing Academy is proud to be an Active Kids Provider. If you would like to use an Active Kids voucher, please submit the voucher number during registration.

Please also use the discount code active50 when you get to the payment section so the voucher value is deducted from your course fee.

NEW VENUE for Tackers Program

All of our Tackers courses are run from the NCYC Sailing Centre across the river at Carrington (over the Cowper Street bridge).  Children should be dropped off and picked up from this venue.  There is ample parking in front of the Carrington Police Station and an easy walk up the lane to the Sailing Centre’s entrance gates. Please click through to see a map of our new venue!

General Course Information

We offer further details and general course information on our website, covering parking, recommended clothing, where to meet etc - please follow this link CLICK HERE

Tackers Frequently Asked Questions

Please have a look at our Tackers FAQ's on the website or contact the Sailing Office via the details provided below.

Should you have any further questions or enquiries, please contact the Sailing Office.

PH: 4940 8188

EM:  sailingacademy@ncyc.net.au


Course Overview
This course aims to provide children aged 7-12 with a fun, safe and affordable way to get into sailing. 

Course Prerequisites

  • Water confident
  • 7-12 years-old

Who should do this course?

This course is designed for participants who wish to have fun and learn the basics of sailing through games on and off the water.

Course Outcome

By the end of the Tackers 1 course, the participants will be able to:

  • Steer with tiller extension under towing paddling power
  • Tie a figure 8 knot, round twice and two half hitches
  • Tack (push turn)
  • Gybe (pull turn)
  • Reach around a figure of 8 course using both tacking and gybing
  • Sail with tiller extension
  • Sail upwind and downwind by following the safety boat

You will gain your Tackers 1 completion certificate. 

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