Description

Tackers 1 Having Fun (20 hours) and Tackers Intro (First day of the Tackers 1 course) is where kids sail in pairs in small boats. It’s a great way for the them to have fun, be active in the open water, and best of all, make friends!

Tackers 1, 2 & 3 are the main accredited introductory kids sailing courses recognised by Yachting Australia. Tackers is aimed at children aged between 7 and 12. Tackers is a great way to increase your kid’s life skills such as communication, self reliance, teamwork, problem solving and self confidence.

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Class Schedule

Duration: 20 Hours

What you will learn
  • Kids sail in pairs in small boats
  • Activities will increase your child’s life skills such as communication, self reliance, teamwork, problem solving and self confidence
  • Kids have the chance to play games and be on the open water, while learning the basics to safety boat handling
What you will get
  • It’s a great way to meet new friends!
  • Expert tuition from an experienced teacher!

What to bring
  • Your kids interest to sail!
What to wear

Bathers, Towel, Wetsuit (if available), Shorts (ideal over wetsuit for protection), thermal underclothes ideal if available, polyester shirts and tops recommended

Appropriate for

Children aged between 7 and 12.


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The Boatshed

Vendor sincce 2016

Learning to sail can be one of the most unique and enjoyable experiences you can have but it’s essential to choose your training wisely. The Boatshed is the largest training centre in Victoria for sailing. We have a range of courses available including Tackers, Green Fleet and adult and teenage courses.

Tackers 1, 2 and 3 are introductory kids sailing courses recognised by Yachting Australia. It is a sailing program in a fun and safe environment, designed for kids aged 7 to 12. Tackers is a great way to increase your child’s life skills such as communication, independence, teamwork, problem solving and self-confidence.

Green fleet is a junior sailing activity club where kids get to be young sailors! This is for children who have completed the Tackers Program (all 3 levels) or a similar learn-to-sail program.

Finally, the Teenage & Adult Learn to Sail programs are a great starter to sailing for beginners or to people who want to build up on their sailing expertise.

There are a number of different programs available and all sessions tap into those fundamental skills to ensure you get off to a smooth start. Skills such as water safety, self-reliance, decision making, confidence and most importantly, having fun!

The success of introductory sailing at The Boatshed at Albert Park Lake has led to Yachting Victoria taking its programs statewide to clubs and schools with the launch of the Mobile Boatshed. The Mobile Boatshed is available for hire and can visit any location around Victoria.

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