Kids Learn to Sail - Tackers 2 - Tricks & Techniques

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Sun 04 Feb 2024 08:30 — Sun 24 Mar 2024 11:00
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Australian Sailing - 4. Tackers 2 - Tricks & Techniques

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 2 aims to build on the fun participants had at Tackers 1, progressing their sailing skills. For kids who have completed Tackers 1 - Having Fun

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 build on the fun participants had in Tackers 1, to progress their sailing skills. 

Course Prerequisites

  • Water confident
  • 7-12 years-old
  • Skills, knowledge and experience gained in Tackers 1.

Who should do this course?

This course is designed for participants who have completed Tackers 1.

Course Outcome

By the end of the Tackers 2 course, the participants will be able to:

  • Get out of irons on their own
  • Safely gybe the boat
  • Correctly use the tiller extension
  • Sailing around a triangle course, including:
    • Upwind - on a close hauled course tacking through the 'no go zone'
    • Downwind - with centreboard up
    • Reaching - correct sail position
  • Demonstrate a 360 and 720-degree turn

You will gain your Tackers 2 completion certificate. 

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