In 2017, Maroochy Sailing Club was registered as an Australian Sailing Discover Sailing Centre. The Club purchased 6 Tacker Optimist training boats and commenced running the hugely popular Tackers Learn-to-Sail program for 7 -12 year olds.
Initial courses have been held during the Spring and Summer School vacations, with follow-up courses on Sunday mornings during our Sailing season.
Some of the initial students are now joining our afternoon Racing Fleet on a regular basis, sailing in similar Optimist dinghies.
The following Gallery is a compilation of some of the photos taken during the various Tackers Courses introducing children to sailing.