Tackers - sailing fun for 7-12 year olds.

Tackers is an introductory, fun, games-based sailing program designed for kids aged 7 to 12. Kids don’t need to have any sailing experience. All the equipment, including the boats, is provided. Our leaders are nationally accredited and our Tackers kids learn to sail in the safe environment of the Maroochy River in small groups. Tackers is a national program, designed by Australian Sailing and delivered by a network of dedicated sailing clubs.

Listen to how it works...

 

Where does it happen?

At the Maroochy Sailing Club on Chambers Island. On the safe, beautiful waters of the Maroochy River.

When are programs run?

Next Tackers 1 Program:  Monday 23rd September to Thursday 26th September. (9.30am - 3.15pm daily) Cost $290

Tackers 1 programs are extremely popular, and places are limited - Book early to ensure a place.

$25 sibling discount available use discount code - t1s

Further Tackers Programs & Training

Tackers 2 (Tricks & Techniques) - for those who have completed Tackers 1. They now learn to sail the boat competently and safely on their own. It includes complementary club membership and is integrated into the club sailing program on alternate Sunday mornings.

Tackers 3 (Sailing Fast) - following on from Tackers 2 they now learn to sail fast and have an introduction into racing. It includes complementary club membership and is integrated into the club sailing program on alternate Sunday mornings.

Green Fleet (Start Racing) - following on from the Tackers program, they now move into the Optimist Dinghy and learn the skills and knowledge to race competitively and safely within a fleet of boats. The program runs every Sunday morning either from September to December or January to May. After completion they are upgraded to full racing members for the remainder of the season at no extra cost. The club also supports them entering away regattas where they develop their skills and form new friendships even further.


 

Club Boats - Tackers boats are included in the programs as are life jackets.

For Green Fleet and Club Racing, 6 x Optimist Dinghy's are available for hire, contact Graeme for details


How to learn more.

Call Graeme Hattrick (chief instructor) on 0468 835 966 or email us. 

More resources.

A quick look at Yachting Australia's Tackers program for children aged 7-12 years

Tackers ands the national junior sailing program.