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 in the safe, beautiful waters of the Maroochy River.

When are programs run?

Tackers 1 :    4 Day Program , 15 -18 January 2019

What does it cost?

Tackers 1 program : $290

Tuesday 15 - Friday 18 January 2019 Tackers One program (9.30am - 3.15pm daily)


January 2019 Tackers 1 Program is now fully booked

For more information,  or to reserve a place on a Waiting List  for a future Tackers 1 program, please contact Graeme (click)


Tackers 2 and 3 program :   Fortnightly, Sunday mornings, 9.30am to noon - January to early May

What does it cost ?

$135 (half year to 30 June) - includes membership of Maroochy Sailing Club and Registration with Australian Sailing

Membership restriction applies - we have a limited number of Tacker Dinghies, so must restrict Tacker memberships to that number for T2 and T3

Please check if vacancies are available with Graeme (click) before proceeding

Our summer Tackers 3 program (Jan - Jun) is fully booked. Please contact Graeme to lodge an Expression of Interest for future courses.


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.