Kids Learn to Sail - Tackers 3 - Sailing Fast


Sun 04 Feb 2024 08:30 — Sun 24 Mar 2024 11:00
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Australian Sailing - 5. Tackers 3 - Sailing Fast!

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 3 focuses on advanced sailing skills through games and adventures on the water. For kids who have completed Tackers 2 - Tricks & techniques.

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 skills learned in Tackers 2 and focuses on advanced sailing skills through games and adventures on the water. 

Course Prerequisites

  • Water confident
  • 7-12 years-old
  • Skills, knowledge and experience gained in Tackers 2

Who should do this course?

This course is designed for participants who have completed Tackers 2.

Course Outcome

By the end of the Tackers 3 course, the participants will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the correct method and understand the theory of roll tacking and gybing
  • Stopping the boat in a confined areas for a period of time
  • Sail backwards
  • Understand the theory behind gybing and can demonstrate the action downwind
  • Show a sound knowledge of the five essentials:
    • Centreboard position
    • Boat trim
    • Boat balance
    • Course made good
    • Sail trim
  • Start and finish races on a triangle and trapezoid course
  • Always use tactical mark roundings in races

You will gain your Tackers 3 completion certificate. 

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