Tackers (Kids 7 - 11)
About our kids learn to sail
Tackers is a fun introductory, games-based sailing program designed for kids aged 7-11 yrs. Kids don't need to have any sailing experience or club membership to participate. All the equipment, including the boats, is provided. Our instructors are qualified by Australian Sailing, our governing sporting body.
The Tackers program is delivered in a specially designed Tackers training boat which is super safe for kids. The boats allow two kids to sail together and as they gain confidence and move up from Tackers 1 to Tackers 2 they are able to sail the boat alone. The boats have built-in buoyancy which means they provide extra stability.
Some ability to swim is preferable as during Tackers 1 the instructors supervise the group in a 25m swim with their lifejackets on, however they will be wearing lifejackets at all times.
Our learn to sail pathway
The Tackers pathway includes:
- Tackers 1 is the first level of Tackers and is perfect for kids with little or no experience in sailing. Tackers 1 Sailors begin by sailing in pairs and learning the basics of sailing and boat safety.
- Tackrs 2 is the second level of Tackers and is designed to build on skills from Tackers 1 and transition sailors into sailing by themselves.
- Tackers 3 is the third level of Tackers and is focused on learning how to sail fast through games and adventure on the water.
After Tackers, sailors are able to transition into a number of different programs depending on their goals, age and size:
WSC School Holiday Programs
For sailors at all skill levels we offer holiday programs based on their age group:
For more information about our Learn to Sail program please click on the link https://www.discoversailing.org.au/tackers/
Last updated 01:36 on 18 March 2022