Tackers (7-12yrs)

2020/21 Tackers Program – next season dates TBCRegistration to come


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.

Course Syllabus

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.

Spring 2020 School Holiday Programs – TBC

Spring 2020 dates yet to be confirmed

4 Day Program – $350 

Course 1 – Morning Session 9am – 12.30pm – Tackers 1 – 2020 DATES TBC 

Course 2 – Afternoon Session 1pm – 4.30pm – Tackers 2 – 2020 DATES TBC 


Please contact the Sailing Office if you have any questions on (03) 5988 8453 or email us