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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 $270 and $385pp 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

 

Holiday Program

Tackers 1 / Holiday Program

  • Monday, January 24, 2022
    09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Tuesday, January 25, 2022
    09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Thursday, January 27, 2022
    09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Friday, January 28, 2022
    09:00 AM to 12:00 PM

0 PLACES AVAILABLE

$280 NON MEMBER $260 SYC MEMBER

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Tackers 1 / Holiday Program

  • Monday, January 24, 2022
    01:00 PM to 04:00 PM
  • Tuesday, January 25, 2022
    01:00 PM to 04:00 PM
  • Thursday, January 27, 2022
    01:00 PM to 04:00 PM
  • Friday, January 28, 2022
    01:00 PM to 04:00 PM

1 PLACES AVAILABLE

$280 NON MEMBER $260 SYC MEMBER

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Tackers 1 / Holiday Program

  • Monday, April 11, 2022
    09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Tuesday, April 12, 2022
    09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Wednesday, April 13, 2022
    09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Thursday, April 14, 2022
    09:00 AM to 12:00 PM

8 PLACES AVAILABLE

$280 NON MEMBER $260 SYC MEMBER

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Tackers 1 / Holiday Program

  • Monday, April 11, 2022
    01:00 PM to 04:00 PM
  • Tuesday, April 12, 2022
    01:00 PM to 04:00 PM
  • Wednesday, April 13, 2022
    01:00 PM to 04:00 PM
  • Thursday, April 14, 2022
    01:00 PM to 04:00 PM

8 PLACES AVAILABLE

$280 NON MEMBER $260 SYC MEMBER

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Tackers 1 / Holiday Program

  • Tuesday, April 19, 2022
    09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Wednesday, April 20, 2022
    09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Thursday, April 21, 2022
    09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Friday, April 22, 2022
    09:00 AM to 12:00 PM

8 PLACES AVAILABLE

$280 NON MEMBER $260 SYC MEMBER

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Tackers 1 / Holiday Program

  • Tuesday, April 19, 2022
    01:00 PM to 04:00 PM
  • Wednesday, April 20, 2022
    01:00 PM to 04:00 PM
  • Thursday, April 21, 2022
    01:00 PM to 04:00 PM
  • Friday, April 22, 2022
    01:00 PM to 04:00 PM

8 PLACES AVAILABLE

$280 NON MEMBER $260 SYC MEMBER

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Weekend Program

Tackers 1 / Weekend Program

  • Saturday, February 05, 2022
    09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Saturday, February 12, 2022
    09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Saturday, February 19, 2022
    09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Saturday, March 05, 2022
    09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Saturday, March 19, 2022
    09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Saturday, March 26, 2022
    09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Saturday, April 02, 2022
    09:00 AM to 12:00 PM

7 PLACES AVAILABLE

$480 NON MEMBER $455 SYC MEMBER

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