Tackers (7-12yrs)

2021 Tackers Easter Program:  Registration is OPEN


Tackers is an introductory, fun, games-based sailing program designed for children aged 7 to 12. Children don’t require any prior experience. The only requirement is that they are 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 4 or 5-day holiday program during January. 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 an Australian Sailing 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 further develops foundation skills and introduces the kids to fun racing where kids learn how to go around a race course with kids of similar ability, and the focus is on enjoyment.

Easter 2021 School Holiday Programs:

2021 Tackers Course cost is: $350. Please note that the below dates are subject to the COVID-19 regulations


Tackers 1 – 6 April to 9 April 2021 – 9.00am to 12.30pm

Tackers 2 – 6 April to 9 April 2021 – 1.00pm to 4.30pm

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