2019/20 Tackers Program is NOW OPEN: Register here
Tackers is an introductory, fun, games-based sailing program designed for children aged 7 to 12. Children don’t need to have any prior experience. The only requirement is that they must be ready to have fun! All equipment is provided. Parents are invited to enjoy all of the Clubhouse facilities and even learn to sail themselves while the Tackers course is running. Meet new friends, learn a new skill and enjoy our beachside location.
The Tackers learn to sail program is either delivered as a 5-day holiday program or over a series of sessions over several weeks, either after school or on Saturdays or Sundays. Children receive a Tackers kit and a certificate of achievement at the completion of each program.The Tackers program is delivered in small groups by a Yachting Australia qualified Instructor and Assistant Instructors.
Aimed at providing a fun, safe, and affordable way to get into sailing. Tackers 1 introduces children to the basics of sailing through games on and off the water. This is using the buddy system of 2 kids per boat. On completion of the course all tackers receive a Tackers 1 certificate, T-shirt, water bottle and a cap.
If kids are confident, they can sail a boat on their own with lots of support, supervision and encouragement from the Instructor and Assistant Instructors. On completion of the course all tackers receive a Tackers 2 certificate, T-shirt, water bottle and a cap.
Where to next?
The fun doesn’t stop when kids finish Tackers 1. Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron, offers a Junior Sailing Program for kids to progress onwards. The Junior Sailing Program is a type of introductory, fun racing where kids learn how to go around a race course with kids of similar ability, where the main focus is on enjoyment.
November/December Weekend Program
5 Day Program – $350
Session times for each Sunday are 9am – 12pm – Book here
Tackers 1 – 17 November, 24 November, 1 December, 8 December, 15 December.
January School Holiday Programs
Week 1: 2- 5 January 2020
Week 2: 6-10 January 2020
Please contact the Sailing Office if you have any questions on (03) 5988 8453 or email us