Tackers Program Success

We have 9 kids enrolled in our 4 day holiday Tackers program, which is terrific for our time.
The first day was too windy but the kids had great fun being towed behind the Rib in a line so they practice steering with a tiller. Rest of the class was theory, games and knots. They had so much fun, imagine when they actually sail!!
Special thanks to Sophie Martin who is giving up half of her holidays to volunteer as a Tackers Assistant Instructor. Liam Neville, Nick Turner and Taison Eady for helping as well. Also a special mention to Joanne (Phil Johnson’s sister in law) for staying and shopping and preparing snacks for the four days and Stellio for helping with a stubborn Rib motor.
We are looking forward to October when AYC runs its own Tackers courses.
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Tackers Program

Tacker 1

TACKERS is the main accredited introductory kids sailing course recognised by Yachting Australia. Ages 7 years – 12 years.

Think Kids sail training think Tackers!

Tackers is a great way to increase children’s life skills such as communication, self-reliance, team work, problem solving and self-confidence all while having fun in a kid-centric environment.

This Easter why not introduce your children to the sport of Sailing on the safe waters of Altona Bay. The Boatshed will be running prog
rams in the second week of the school holidays.

Altona Yacht Club will also offer a discount to any parents who wish their children to progress onto Tackers 2 & 3 when they resume Tackers courses in October.


  • Tackers 1  $165 14 -17th April  8.30 – 1.00pm (20 hour program)
  • Tackers 2  $245 14 -17th April  1.30 – 6.00pm (20 hour program) for children who have previously completed a Tackers 1 course

For more information visit www.theboatshed.net.au and hit Enrol Now.


Contact Tom Cotter at info@theboatshed.net.au or call 9686 2571.

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60th Anniversary Party Cancelled

Please be advised due to low numbers the 60th Anniversary party which was to be on 16th March will not go ahead.


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Moth State Championships – March 2014


Club members are continuing to represent AYC through their participation in key events in the sailing calendar, with Chris Bick recently competing in the Moth State Championships at Sorrento Sailing Couta Boat Club.   Read the article here!

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Top Of The Bay – 2014: Updated Results

ElwoodSCFollowing some reviews of the first round of results, there have been a few corrections.

Updated Results are HERE!

The Link to Elwood Sail Club’s Results Page is HERE

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AYC 60th Anniversary Celebration

Please see attached flyer,

60th anniversary AYC

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Race Rules & Protest procedure with Geoff Searle

Tues 25th Feb at AYC 7.30 pm, (BBQ, refreshments at 6.30 pm)

Everyone is invited to come and learn Race Rules and correct protest procedures. This is a must for all to attend and ensure you have the knowledge to sail fairly and to the best of your ability. A BBQ sausage sizzle and refreshments will be available from 6.30 pm and the seminar commences at 7.30 pm.

A thorough knowledge of Race Rules will improve your race strategies and rules-of –the- road on the racecourse, particularly in close fleet racing.

To hear all about it, we have Geoff Searle presenting a seminar on Race Rules on Tuesday 25th Feb 2014 at 1930 hours. Geoff is an International Judge and Chairman of Protest Committees. He is an expert on the Race Rules and his seminars are highly regarded.

He explains rules in plain language that is easy to understand.

The seminar is open to all and is essential for all skippers and crew with little sailing experience to sailors with years of experience.

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Top of The Bay 2014

Congratulations to all sailors who attended the annual Top of the Bay challenge at Elwood on the 8th Feb 14.

Club Results are as follows:

First club team : Elwood Sailing Club (TOB score 24.24)
Second club team  Port Melbourne Yacht Club (TOB score 24.42)
Third club team Altona Yacht Club (TOB score 25.27)

Individual Results are available HERE

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AYC Wins Hobsons Bay Volunteer Group of the Year!

AYC Australia Day 2014(Click on Article to Enlarge!)


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Go West 2014

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