Tackers 1 - 2024


Sat 03 Feb 2024 8:30AM — Sat 06 Apr 2024 11:30AM
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Australian Sailing - 3. Tackers 1 - Having Fun

Course information

This course has passed.

Course Dates

Courses will next run from February 3rd 2024 - April 6th 2024. All courses are run on Saturday mornings from 08:30 to 11:30am.

Course Fees


Registering issues

If you have issues registering for this course such needing an Australian sailing number or it say you need to become a member contact training@altonayachtclub.org.au

Additional Prerequisite:

Participants must be able to swim at least 50 metres in a life jacket

Course Inclusions

  • minimum 20 hrs tuition with an Australian Sailing qualified instructor
  • Certificate upon graduation
  • Course materials, boats and life jackets are provided

What to Wear

Information on what to wear will be provided upon registration and during the course

Course Limit

Limit of 8 Participants

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Course Overview
This course aims to provide children aged 7-12 with a fun, safe and affordable way to get into sailing. 

Course Prerequisites

  • Water confident
  • 7-12 years-old

Who should do this course?

This course is designed for participants who wish to have fun and learn the basics of sailing through games on and off the water.

Course Outcome

By the end of the Tackers 1 course, the participants will be able to:

  • Steer with tiller extension under towing paddling power
  • Tie a figure 8 knot, round twice and two half hitches
  • Tack (push turn)
  • Gybe (pull turn)
  • Reach around a figure of 8 course using both tacking and gybing
  • Sail with tiller extension
  • Sail upwind and downwind by following the safety boat

You will gain your Tackers 1 completion certificate.