Kids in the Tackers Sailing Programme at Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron
Dinghies in the Tackers Kids Sailing Programme on St Kilda Beach

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

Tackers is a fun, games-based, introductory 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
$320pp

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.

This program delivered by
THE BOATSHED
on Albert Park Lake

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Tackers 2
Tricks & Techniques.
$320pp

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.

This program delivered by
THE BOATSHED
on Albert Park Lake

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Tackers 3
Sailing Fast
$340pp

In individual boats kids learn how to make the boat go faster and begin to think about sailing tactics and racing, Tackers 3 will get to sail on the bay and experience club life.

This program is delivered by
ROYAL MELBOURNE YACHT SQUADRON.
at St Kilda

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Tackers
School Holidays
$360pp

Get the kids on the water during school holidays. Great for all levels of sailors
Tackers  Level 1, 2 & 3 covered as a combine event

This program is delivered by
ROYAL MELBOURNE YACHT SQUADRON.
at St Kilda

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Why RMSTA?

Get the best of both worlds.

Experience both lake sailing on Albert Park Lake and open bay sailing at wonderful St. Kilda, next to the historic St. Kilda Pier. At Albert park lake, you will experience flat water and easy conditions, whilst at St Kilda you will experience traditional “off the beach” sailing.

You launch your dinghies from the sandy beach opposite Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron and sail in the waters of St. Kilda harbour, experiencing more challenging conditions. When conditions are right, we venture further on Port Phillip in bay winds and waves. You may even see dolphins, a Rakali (a native water rat similar to an otter) or a Little Penguin (a local resident in St. Kilda).

Questions

Want to know more? Please contact Colin via the email link below or call 03 9534 0227.

boating@rmys.com.au

Junior Membership

Many of our Tackers participants go on to become Junior Members at RMYS. If a child’s parent or guardian is an RMYS Member, this Membership category is FREE for the child (otherwise $10 per month). Click here for more information on the Junior Membership category.