Tackers 1: Having Fun, Sailing course for 7 to 12 year olds.

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The Tackers program is specially designed for children aged 7-12 and everything from the colourful sails to the delivery of the program is tailored to be FUN.

The Tackers 1 - Having Fun course requires no prior knowledge or boating experience, all we ask is that your little sailor is water confident. Australian Sailing qualified instructors will teach the basics of sailing, including all techniques required to set-up the boat, leave and return to the beach, sail around a course or to a destination and safety on the water. The courses also cover the basic rules of sailing, weather and knot tying. The focus is always to learn with fun and safety. Students will spend time on the water as well as many games on the beach.

All equipment is included for sailing, including a Personal Flotation Device (life jacket) for each sailor, all you need to bring is sailing clothing and a snack for morning tea.

Course Overview

This course aims to provide children aged 7-12 with a fun, safe and affordable way to get into sailing.

Course Prerequisites

Water confident 7-12 years old. This course is designed for participants who wish to have fun and learn the basics of sailing through games on and off the water.

Course Outcome

By the end of the Tackers 1 course, the participants will be able to: Steer with tiller extension under towing paddling power Tie a figure 8 knot, round twice and two half hitches Tack (push turn) Gybe (pull turn) Reach around a figure of 8 course using both tacking and gybing Sail with tiller extension Sail upwind and downwind by following the safety boat You will gain your Tackers 1 completion certificate.

Event Details

Time: 8.30am

Venue: Nedlands Yacht Club

Cost: 280

Category: Sport and Recreational Events

Type: General

Audience: Children


Contact: Duncan Ray

Organisation: Nedlands Yacht Club Inc

Position: Managing Secretary

Phone: 9386 5496

Email: hello@nyc.org.au

Website: www.nyc.org.au/sailing/learn-to-sail-3/

Event Date(s)

  • Monday 18th December 2023 - 08:30 AM to 12:30 AM

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