AYC Tackers 1 2023

Published Wed 20 Sep 2023

AYC Tackers 1 2023

Tackers one is now fully booked. Email for next offering of this course

Tackers One is Ideal for children with no prior sailing experience. Sailing small boats in pairs & having fun on the water this is a great way to build confidence. Boats & life jackets are provided.

Remember to bring a towel, change of clothes, hat, water shoes or old sneakers & a wetsuit if you have one. Kids receive a certificate of achievement. More information about this course is available on the Discover Sailing website.

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. 

Course Infromation

More information about the courses is available on the Discover Sailing website.

Course Dates

Courses will next run from October 21st - December 16th 2023

  1. Sat 21 Oct 2023
  2. Sat 28 Oct 2023
  3. Sat 11 Nov 2023
  4. Sat 18 Nov 2023
  5. Sat 25 Nov 2023
  6. Sat 02 Dec 2023
  7. Sat 09 Dec 2023
  8. Sat 16 Dec 2023

All courses are run on Saturday mornings from 08:30 to 11:30am.


To Register click here: Tackers 1 - Altona Yacht Club

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