TACKERS 3 Sailing Fast - learn to sail program for kids 7 to 12 years old (third level Black Shirt) for kids who have completed Tackers 2. Now available at Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron, St.Kilda. TACKERS is the fun way to learn to sail and is Yachting Australia’s new introductory course for kids with a focus on safety, fun and participation.
6 fun filled afternoon sessions teach you how to start a race (understanding race start flags) and participate in your first real race, race a triangular course, how to sail a trapezoid course, set your sail better on the water, how to power up and depower the sail, understand the adjust controls, sailing backwards, rounding a racing mark, kiting downwind, understand some more sailing rules and much more.
You'll even learn to some cool knots.
St. Kilda harbour is a really great place to sail because you can swim, muck around on the sandy beach and maybe see a penguin or dolphin.
The wind is better because it's on the bay and sometimes we have a few small waves to surf on.
This program runs for six sessions and is hosted by Yachting Australia qualified instructors.
TACKERS is the new Yachting Australia junior learn to sail program for kids aged 7 to 12 years. Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron at St.Kilda is a TACKERS centre and has been teaching kids to sail for over 50 years.
The TACKERS program is a great way for kids to learn to sail. Here's a few highlights:
St.Kilda is a great place for kids to learn to sail, because it has a protected harbour and a sandy beach on Port Phillip. We have consistent winds and as skill levels increase, kids get a taste of sailing conditions on the bay under instructor supervision. We even have dolphin visitors and resident Little Penguins.