Tackers 2: 17th to 21st Apr 2023


April 17th to 21st from 1300 - 1700
Australian Sailing - 4. Tackers 2 - Tricks & Techniques

Course information

This course is sold out.

The Tackers 2 program is specially designed for primary age children and everything from the colorful sails to the delivery of the program is tailored to be FUN.

There are three levels of the Tackers program, Tackers 1 – Having Fun, Tackers 2 – Tricks and Techniques and Tackers 3 – Sailing Fast. Our Tackers 2 course requires the completion of the Tackers 1 course prior to enrollment. All equipment is included for sailing, including a Personal Flotation Device (lifejacket) for each sailor.
The Tackers 2 course will teach the basics of sailing, including all techniques required to set-up the boat, leave and return to the beach, sail around a course or to a destination and safety on the water. The courses also cover the basic rules of sailing, weather and knot tying. All content is delivered in the most practical way possible – on the water! With high instructor to student ratios, students will sail on their own or in pairs in their own ‘Optimist’ training dinghy, with an instructor close by in a powerboat.

The course cost is $310 per sailor and includes 20 hours of tuition, full personal insurance cover issued by Australian Sailing, a National Tackers Certificate and a sausage sizzle lunch on the final day.

Course Overview
This course aims to build on the fun participants had in Tackers 1, to progress their sailing skills. 

Course Prerequisites

  • Water confident
  • 7-12 years-old
  • Skills, knowledge and experience gained in Tackers 1.

Who should do this course?

This course is designed for participants who have completed Tackers 1.

Course Outcome

By the end of the Tackers 2 course, the participants will be able to:

  • Get out of irons on their own
  • Safely gybe the boat
  • Correctly use the tiller extension
  • Sailing around a triangle course, including:
    • Upwind - on a close hauled course tacking through the 'no go zone'
    • Downwind - with centreboard up
    • Reaching - correct sail position
  • Demonstrate a 360 and 720-degree turn

You will gain your Tackers 2 completion certificate.