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Tackers 1

This program is designed to provide a safe and enjoyable introduction to dinghy sailing for primary school aged kids (7-12 years).

Kids sail in pairs in small boats called Ozi Opti’s. They learn the basics of boat handling, and maneuvering, practice safety drills and how to recover from a capsize. All exercises are incorporated into games so the kids are unaware they are in a lesson, they are just having fun. It’s a great way to meet new friends while mucking about on the water.

Our Tackers Courses are priced between $300 and $450pp and we do offer a member discount. If you would like to be notified when course dates are confirmed please email [email protected]

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Sailors Competencies

Boat Handling

  • Steered with tiller extension under towing paddling power
  • The ability to tie a figure 8 knot, round twice and two half hitches
  • Learnt and practiced how to perform the tack / ‘push turn’
  • Learnt and demonstrated how to gybe / ‘pull turn’
  • Comfortably reached around a figure of 8 course using both tacking and gybing
  • Sailing with the tiller extension (The Microphone Technique!)
  • Learnt to sail upwind and downwind by following the rescue boat

Rules & Safety

  • Swim 50 meters in a PFD
  • Participated in a capsize
  • Participated in rescue drills
  • Realised the most important rule: Always avoid collisions!
  • Understanding of Port / Starboard Right of way

Sailing Theory & Background

  • Identified the ‘no go zone’ and the effects it has on your sailing
  • A background in safety knowledge of tides and currents
  • Basic wind awareness – wind direction and strength
  • Demonstrated respect and care of boats

 

After School Program

Tackers 1 / After School Program

  • Tuesday, October 08, 2024
    04:15 PM to 06:15 PM
  • Tuesday, October 15, 2024
    04:15 PM to 06:15 PM
  • Tuesday, October 22, 2024
    04:15 PM to 06:15 PM
  • Tuesday, October 29, 2024
    04:15 PM to 06:15 PM
  • Tuesday, November 12, 2024
    04:15 PM to 06:15 PM
  • Tuesday, November 19, 2024
    04:15 PM to 06:15 PM
  • Tuesday, November 26, 2024
    04:15 PM to 06:15 PM
  • Tuesday, December 03, 2024
    04:15 PM to 06:15 PM

8 PLACES AVAILABLE

$450 NON MEMBER $430 SYC MEMBER

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Tackers 1 / After School Program

  • Thursday, October 10, 2024
    04:15 PM to 06:15 PM
  • Thursday, October 17, 2024
    04:15 PM to 06:15 PM
  • Thursday, October 24, 2024
    04:15 PM to 06:15 PM
  • Thursday, October 31, 2024
    04:15 PM to 06:15 PM
  • Thursday, November 07, 2024
    04:15 PM to 06:15 PM
  • Thursday, November 14, 2024
    04:15 PM to 06:15 PM
  • Thursday, November 21, 2024
    04:15 PM to 06:15 PM
  • Thursday, November 28, 2024
    04:15 PM to 06:15 PM

8 PLACES AVAILABLE

$450 NON MEMBER $430 SYC MEMBER

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Tackers 1 / After School Program

  • Tuesday, February 04, 2025
    04:15 PM to 06:15 PM
  • Tuesday, February 11, 2025
    04:15 PM to 06:15 PM
  • Tuesday, February 18, 2025
    04:15 PM to 06:15 PM
  • Tuesday, February 25, 2025
    04:15 PM to 06:15 PM
  • Tuesday, March 04, 2025
    04:15 PM to 06:15 PM
  • Tuesday, March 11, 2025
    04:15 PM to 06:15 PM
  • Tuesday, March 18, 2025
    04:15 PM to 06:15 PM
  • Tuesday, March 25, 2025
    04:15 PM to 06:15 PM

8 PLACES AVAILABLE

$450 NON MEMBER $430 SYC MEMBER

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Tackers 1 / After School Program

  • Thursday, February 06, 2025
    04:15 PM to 06:15 PM
  • Thursday, February 13, 2025
    04:15 PM to 06:15 PM
  • Thursday, February 20, 2025
    04:15 PM to 06:15 PM
  • Thursday, February 27, 2025
    04:15 PM to 06:15 PM
  • Thursday, March 06, 2025
    04:15 PM to 06:15 PM
  • Thursday, March 13, 2025
    04:15 PM to 06:15 PM
  • Thursday, March 20, 2025
    04:15 PM to 06:15 PM
  • Thursday, March 27, 2025
    04:15 PM to 06:15 PM

8 PLACES AVAILABLE

$450 NON MEMBER $430 SYC MEMBER

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Holiday Program

Tackers 1 / Holiday Program

  • Monday, September 23, 2024
    09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Tuesday, September 24, 2024
    09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Wednesday, September 25, 2024
    09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Thursday, September 26, 2024
    09:00 AM to 12:00 PM

7 PLACES AVAILABLE

$300 NON MEMBER $285 SYC MEMBER

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Tackers 1 / Holiday Program

  • Monday, September 23, 2024
    01:00 PM to 04:00 PM
  • Tuesday, September 24, 2024
    01:00 PM to 04:00 PM
  • Wednesday, September 25, 2024
    01:00 PM to 04:00 PM
  • Thursday, September 26, 2024
    01:00 PM to 04:00 PM

8 PLACES AVAILABLE

$300 NON MEMBER $285 SYC MEMBER

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Tackers 1 / Holiday Program

  • Monday, September 30, 2024
    09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Tuesday, October 01, 2024
    09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Wednesday, October 02, 2024
    09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Thursday, October 03, 2024
    09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Friday, October 04, 2024
    09:00 AM to 12:00 PM

6 PLACES AVAILABLE

$350 NON MEMBER $330 SYC MEMBER

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Tackers 1 / Holiday Program

  • Monday, September 30, 2024
    01:00 PM to 04:00 PM
  • Tuesday, October 01, 2024
    01:00 PM to 04:00 PM
  • Wednesday, October 02, 2024
    01:00 PM to 04:00 PM
  • Thursday, October 03, 2024
    01:00 PM to 04:00 PM
  • Friday, October 04, 2024
    01:00 PM to 04:00 PM

8 PLACES AVAILABLE

$350 NON MEMBER $330 SYC MEMBER

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Tackers 1 / Holiday Program

  • Monday, December 09, 2024
    09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Tuesday, December 10, 2024
    09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Wednesday, December 11, 2024
    09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Thursday, December 12, 2024
    09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Friday, December 13, 2024
    09:00 AM to 12:00 PM

8 PLACES AVAILABLE

$350 NON MEMBER $330 SYC MEMBER

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Tackers 1 / Holiday Program

  • Monday, December 09, 2024
    01:00 PM to 04:00 PM
  • Tuesday, December 10, 2024
    01:00 PM to 04:00 PM
  • Wednesday, December 11, 2024
    01:00 PM to 04:00 PM
  • Thursday, December 12, 2024
    01:00 PM to 04:00 PM
  • Friday, December 13, 2024
    01:00 PM to 04:00 PM

8 PLACES AVAILABLE

$350 NON MEMBER $330 SYC MEMBER

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Tackers 1 / Holiday Program

  • Monday, December 16, 2024
    09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Tuesday, December 17, 2024
    09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Wednesday, December 18, 2024
    09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Thursday, December 19, 2024
    09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Friday, December 20, 2024
    09:00 AM to 12:00 PM

8 PLACES AVAILABLE

$350 NON MEMBER $330 SYC MEMBER

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Tackers 1 / Holiday Program

  • Monday, December 16, 2024
    01:00 PM to 04:00 PM
  • Tuesday, December 17, 2024
    01:00 PM to 04:00 PM
  • Wednesday, December 18, 2024
    01:00 PM to 04:00 PM
  • Thursday, December 19, 2024
    01:00 PM to 04:00 PM
  • Friday, December 20, 2024
    01:00 PM to 04:00 PM

8 PLACES AVAILABLE

$350 NON MEMBER $330 SYC MEMBER

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Tackers 1 / Holiday Program

  • Friday, December 27, 2024
    09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Saturday, December 28, 2024
    09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Sunday, December 29, 2024
    09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Monday, December 30, 2024
    09:00 AM to 12:00 PM

8 PLACES AVAILABLE

$300 NON MEMBER $285 SYC MEMBER

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Tackers 1 / Holiday Program

  • Friday, December 27, 2024
    01:00 PM to 04:00 PM
  • Saturday, December 28, 2024
    01:00 PM to 04:00 PM
  • Sunday, December 29, 2024
    01:00 PM to 04:00 PM
  • Monday, December 30, 2024
    01:00 PM to 04:00 PM

8 PLACES AVAILABLE

$300 NON MEMBER $285 SYC MEMBER

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Tackers 1 / Holiday Program

  • Thursday, January 02, 2025
    09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Friday, January 03, 2025
    09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Saturday, January 04, 2025
    09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Sunday, January 05, 2025
    09:00 AM to 12:00 PM

8 PLACES AVAILABLE

$300 NON MEMBER $285 SYC MEMBER

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Tackers 1 / Holiday Program

  • Thursday, January 02, 2025
    01:00 PM to 04:00 PM
  • Friday, January 03, 2025
    01:00 PM to 04:00 PM
  • Saturday, January 04, 2025
    01:00 PM to 04:00 PM
  • Sunday, January 05, 2025
    01:00 PM to 04:00 PM

8 PLACES AVAILABLE

$300 NON MEMBER $285 SYC MEMBER

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Tackers 1 / Holiday Program

  • Monday, January 06, 2025
    09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Tuesday, January 07, 2025
    09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Wednesday, January 08, 2025
    09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Thursday, January 09, 2025
    09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Friday, January 10, 2025
    09:00 AM to 12:00 PM

8 PLACES AVAILABLE

$350 NON MEMBER $330 SYC MEMBER

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Tackers 1 / Holiday Program

  • Monday, January 06, 2025
    01:00 PM to 04:00 PM
  • Tuesday, January 07, 2025
    01:00 PM to 04:00 PM
  • Wednesday, January 08, 2025
    01:00 PM to 04:00 PM
  • Thursday, January 09, 2025
    01:00 PM to 04:00 PM
  • Friday, January 10, 2025
    01:00 PM to 04:00 PM

8 PLACES AVAILABLE

$350 NON MEMBER $330 SYC MEMBER

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Tackers 1 / Holiday Program

  • Monday, January 13, 2025
    09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Tuesday, January 14, 2025
    09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Wednesday, January 15, 2025
    09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Thursday, January 16, 2025
    09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Friday, January 17, 2025
    09:00 AM to 12:00 PM

8 PLACES AVAILABLE

$350 NON MEMBER $330 SYC MEMBER

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Tackers 1 / Holiday Program

  • Monday, January 13, 2025
    01:00 PM to 04:00 PM
  • Tuesday, January 14, 2025
    01:00 PM to 04:00 PM
  • Wednesday, January 15, 2025
    01:00 PM to 04:00 PM
  • Thursday, January 16, 2025
    01:00 PM to 04:00 PM
  • Friday, January 17, 2025
    01:00 PM to 04:00 PM

8 PLACES AVAILABLE

$350 NON MEMBER $330 SYC MEMBER

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Tackers 1 / Holiday Program

  • Monday, January 20, 2025
    09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Tuesday, January 21, 2025
    09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Wednesday, January 22, 2025
    09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Thursday, January 23, 2025
    09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Friday, January 24, 2025
    09:00 AM to 12:00 PM

8 PLACES AVAILABLE

$350 NON MEMBER $330 SYC MEMBER

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Tackers 1 / Holiday Program

  • Monday, January 20, 2025
    01:00 PM to 04:00 PM
  • Tuesday, January 21, 2025
    01:00 PM to 04:00 PM
  • Wednesday, January 22, 2025
    01:00 PM to 04:00 PM
  • Thursday, January 23, 2025
    01:00 PM to 04:00 PM
  • Friday, January 24, 2025
    01:00 PM to 04:00 PM

8 PLACES AVAILABLE

$350 NON MEMBER $330 SYC MEMBER

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Tackers 1 / Holiday Program

  • Monday, April 07, 2025
    09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Tuesday, April 08, 2025
    09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Wednesday, April 09, 2025
    09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Thursday, April 10, 2025
    09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Friday, April 11, 2025
    09:00 AM to 12:00 PM

8 PLACES AVAILABLE

$350 NON MEMBER $330 SYC MEMBER

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Tackers 1 / Holiday Program

  • Monday, April 07, 2025
    01:00 PM to 04:00 PM
  • Tuesday, April 08, 2025
    01:00 PM to 04:00 PM
  • Wednesday, April 09, 2025
    01:00 PM to 04:00 PM
  • Thursday, April 10, 2025
    01:00 PM to 04:00 PM
  • Friday, April 11, 2025
    01:00 PM to 04:00 PM

8 PLACES AVAILABLE

$350 NON MEMBER $330 SYC MEMBER

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Tackers 1 / Holiday Program

  • Monday, April 14, 2025
    09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Tuesday, April 15, 2025
    09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Wednesday, April 16, 2025
    09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Thursday, April 17, 2025
    09:00 AM to 12:00 PM

8 PLACES AVAILABLE

$300 NON MEMBER $285 SYC MEMBER

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Tackers 1 / Holiday Program

  • Monday, April 14, 2025
    01:00 PM to 04:00 PM
  • Tuesday, April 15, 2025
    01:00 PM to 04:00 PM
  • Wednesday, April 16, 2025
    01:00 PM to 04:00 PM
  • Thursday, April 17, 2025
    01:00 PM to 04:00 PM

8 PLACES AVAILABLE

$300 NON MEMBER $285 SYC MEMBER

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Weekend Program

Tackers 1 / Weekend Program

  • Saturday, October 12, 2024
    01:00 PM to 04:00 PM
  • Saturday, October 26, 2024
    01:00 PM to 04:00 PM
  • Saturday, November 09, 2024
    01:00 PM to 04:00 PM
  • Saturday, November 16, 2024
    01:00 PM to 04:00 PM
  • Saturday, November 23, 2024
    01:00 PM to 04:00 PM

8 PLACES AVAILABLE

$415 NON MEMBER $395 SYC MEMBER

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Tackers 1 / Weekend Program

  • Saturday, May 03, 2025
    01:00 PM to 04:00 PM
  • Saturday, May 10, 2025
    01:00 PM to 04:00 PM
  • Saturday, May 17, 2025
    01:00 PM to 04:00 PM
  • Saturday, May 24, 2025
    01:00 PM to 04:00 PM
  • Saturday, May 31, 2025
    01:00 PM to 04:00 PM

8 PLACES AVAILABLE

$415 NON MEMBER $395 SYC MEMBER

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