Kids Learn to Sail - Tackers 1 - Having Fun


Sun 04 Feb 2024 08:30 — Sun 24 Mar 2024 11:00
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Australian Sailing - 3. Tackers 1 - Having Fun

Course information

Registrations for this course are closed.

Course runs for Sundays in school Term 1 from 8:30am until 11:00am. Course cost $330 for the term.

The kids sail in boats in pairs taking turns for 20 hours of structured learning with qualified Yachting Australia Tackers Instructors & Assistant Instructors - all equipment provided and no sailing experience needed.

Tackers is aimed at providing kids aged 7-12 with a fun, safe, and affordable way to get into sailing. Tackers 1 introduces children to the basics of sailing through games on and off the water.
Participants will receive a Tackers t-shirt, Tackers water bottle, Tackers cap and a certificate.

Students should wear clothes and shoes that can get wet and bring a dry set to change into after the class. Bring a hat and towel and make sure the kids have on plenty of sunscreen because the sun can be quite harsh on the water. A packed morning tea, Lunch and water bottle is also essential, just like a day at school. The club provides lifejackets and all boats and equipment for the classes.

The Tackers Programme is offered by Humpybong Yacht Club as a Tackers Centre serving the northern suburbs of Brisbane and the Redcliffe area.

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

Who should do this course?

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. 

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