Tackers 1 - HOLIDAY CAMP
Mon 30 Sep 2024 09:00 — Thu 03 Oct 2024 15:00
Australian Sailing - 3. Tackers 1 - Having Fun

Course information

Registration for this course closes at Thu 26 Sep 2024 12:00.

Dates: Sepetember 30th - October 3rd 2024

Time - 9:00 am - 3:00 pm


  • $353 for non-members
  • $253 for SBSC / DSS Members. SBSC Members, use the discount code SBSCmember. DSS members please email to recieve your discount code.  

    Cancellation is required in writing to

    Refund amount:
    More than 14 days prior to start date = Full Refund.
    Less than 14 days prior to start date = 75% Refund.  


    If the Club cancels a Camp for any reason a full refund will be given.

No experience required!

Enrollment is open to competent swimmers ages 8-12.

Most objectives are delivered during the course; however, in some courses the objectives may be fluid between the Level 1 and Level 2 courses.  SBSC does this to ensure the best possible safety of all participants as well as provide an optimum first taste of the sport for your budding sailor!

This course is Nationally recognised by Australian Sailing.  

 All programs are run by qualified instructors. This course aims to provide children aged 8-12 with a fun, safe and affordable way to get into sailing.

  • What if I've done the course before?
  • What if my sailor is 12?
  • What if my sailor is 7?

For further information and FAQs please click here


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.