Tackers 1: 14th - 18th December 2020


December 14th to 18th 0830 - 1230
Australian Sailing - 3. Tackers 1 - Having Fun

Course information

This course is sold out.

The Tackers 1 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 1 & 2 course requires no prior knowledge or boating experience, all we ask is that your little sailor is water confident. All equipment is included for sailing, including a Personal Flotation Device (lifejacket) for each sailor.
The Tackers 1 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 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.