Tackers at Royal Melbourne Sail Training Academy
Tackers is an introductory, fun, games-based sailing program designed for kids aged 7 to 12. Kids don’t need to have any prior sailing experience. The only requirement is that they must be ready to have fun!! All equipment is provided.
Kids receive a Tackers certificate of achievement at the completion of every program. The Tackers program is delivered in small groups by a Australian Sailing qualified Instructors and Assistant Instructors who love teaching sailing to kids.
Tackers September- October School Holiday Programs
Monday 24th September to Friday 28th September- 9am-1pm
Monday 1st October to Friday 5th October- 9am- 1pm
Tackers - What to Bring guide for parents. See the booking forms below or call Leigh in the RMYS Training Office on 9534 0059, mobile: 0412 196 301 or via email: email@example.com
In Tackers 1 - Having Fun, kids sail in pairs in small boats called Optimists. It’s a great way to make new friends, play games and be active out on the water while learning basic boat handling in a safe environment.
The next level is Tackers 2 - Tricks & Techniques. If kids are confident, they can sail a boat on their own with lots of support and encouragement from instructors, while developing important boat handling skills and an understanding of marine rules and safety.
The final level of the Tackers program is Tackers 3 – Sailing Fast! In individual boats kids learn how to make the boat go faster and begin to think about sailing tactics and racing, while under the guidance and support of instructors.
Beyond Tackers we offer GREEN FLEET coaching courses on Sundays leading into our junior racing program.
Green Fleet October school holiday program
Monday 1st October to Friday 5th October- 1.30pm- 4.30pm
Duration: Each Tackers level consists of 20 hours of participation structured as Sundays.
6 x 3.5 hour sessions over six weeks or a 5 day school holiday program
Cost: $298 per child per level, with a family discount available. Tackers packs are no longer issued, however your child will be sent a Tackers achievement certificate on completion of each level.
For the Green Fleet booking form, go to the Green Fleet tab on the menu.
What to bring to a Tackers class: See our downloadable guide for parents (below)
To enrol in one of these courses or to find out upcoming course dates, please download the booking form below:
All classes are subject to minimum participant numbers for viability.