Over the past week, our Discover Sailing Centre has been running a Tackers 1 course for students of Matthew Flinders Anglican College.
It has been run by two of our qualified younger Instructors - Taylor Rogers (Principal Instructor) assisted by Eloise Jessett. It seems only a few years ago, that these Instructors were undertaking similar training themselves, but sailing experience and attendance at Australian Sailing Instructor Courses has provided them with the necessary Instructor qualifications to pass their knowledge, skills and love of sailing on to others.
The photographs show the Tackers 1 students in our Optimist dinghies (without sails) developing their balance and helming skills before they are introduced to the challenge of sail handling. Small steps with a gradual progression of skills help develop the confidence of our young Tackers - a core principle of the Tacker’s Learn-to-Sail program.