Tackers program for kids

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.

Why St.Kilda? Come and experience sailing on the bay at wonderful St.Kilda next to the Pier. Launch from our sandy beach opposite Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron and sail in the sheltered waters of St.Kilda harbour. Mum or Dad can get a coffee at the kiosk or look on from the Pier. When conditions are right we venture further on Port Phillip in bay winds and waves. You may even see a Little Penguin, a Rakali (a native water rat like an otter) or dolphins.

Tackers Term 1 March 2019 Sundays  
Sunday 24th March to Sunday 12th May 2019. 9 am to 12.30 pm.
6 sessions.
(no sessions will be held on Sunday 14th & 21st April Easter school holidays)

Tackers Easter Holiday Programs

School Holiday Tackers (1,2 or 3) Program – Week 1
Monday 8th April to Friday 12th April 2019 9am-1pm

School Holiday Tackers (1,2 or 3) Program – Week 2
Monday 15th to Thursday 18th April 2019 (9am-1pm)

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.

Cost: $330 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.

What to bring to a Tackers class: See our downloadable guide for parents (below)

What To Bring

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.

Beyond Tackers we offer GREEN FLEET coaching courses on Sundays leading into our junior racing program.
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

​​Green Fleet – Term 1 2019 Sundays
Sunday 3rd February to Sunday 17th March 2019
1pm-4pm
(no session will be held on Sunday 11th March- Labour day weekend)

Green Fleet – Mid week  Easter holiday program April 2019 – Week 2
Monday 15th April to Thursday 18th April 2019
1.30pm – 4.30pm
Cost $300 per child

See the booking forms on our Green Fleet page or call Leigh in the RMYS Training Office on 9534 0059, mobile: 0412 196 301 or via email: training@rmys.com.au