Junior Skills & Drills Term 3 2024
Sun 04 Aug 2024 09:00 — Sun 15 Sep 2024 12:00
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Event information

Registration for this event closes at Fri 02 Aug 2024 12:00.

Junior Skills and Drills (T2).

Course fee $400

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Course Overview

This course is aimed at children aged 7-12 who have completed Tackers 2 or Junior Fun and Adventure. The program strives to continue to develop sailors boat handling and speed skills whilst beginning to introduce some more complex sailing concepts. By the end of the program, sailors will have learned the basics of racing and will hopefully be ready to start sailing racing Opti's in Green Fleet!  As always we strive to maintain a fun and encouraging learning environment both on and off the water!

Course Prerequisites

  • Water Confident
  • 7-12 years-old
  • Tackers 2, Junior Fun and Adventure, or a number of private lessons as agreed on with the sailing office.

Who should do this course?

This course is designed for participants looking to further their sailing capabilities beyond the foundational level and start learning how to go fast, practice better technique and understand more complicated theory topics.

Course Outcome

The completion checklist for Skills and Drills is:

  • Identify navigational, cardinal and lateral marks
  • Learn the start sequence
  • Understand how the sail works
  • Use controls to (de)power the sail to match the conditions
  • Read tell tails
  • Use rules on water; port/starboard, windward/leeward and mark room
  • Stop boat in confined space (30sec)
  • Sail backwards (20m)
  • Apply All 5 essentials in practice
  • Start and finish triangle and trapezoid course
  • Complete tactical mark roundings

Once sailors can confidently demonstrate the above competencies they can move up to our Green Fleet training group!


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