Tackers is a national junior sailing program to promote participation in sailing, endorsed by Australian Sailing.

Tackers is a fun introductory, games-based sailing program designed for kids aged 7-12 yrs, Kids don’t need to have any sailing experience or club membership to participate. All the equipment, including the boats, is provided.

There are three levels of the Tackers program

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.

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.

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: Weekend Courses $315 per child per level.
School Holiday Programs $370

A Tackers achievement certificate will be issued on completion of each level.

To enroll in one of these courses or to find out upcoming course dates contact Colin on training@rmys.com.au

Why RMSTA, St.Kilda?
Come and experience sailing on the Bay at wonderful St.Kilda, next to the St.Kilda Pier. We launch our dinghies from the 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 local resident in St.Kilda), a Rakali (a native water rat like an otter) or dolphins.

Click below for booking forms or call Colin in the RMYS Training Office on 03 9534 0227 or via email: training@rmys.com.au

Unfortunately due to the current COVID restriction in Victoria we are unable to run any of our  September Tackers programs.

School Holiday Programs 2021/22
Weekend Courses 2021/22