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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.

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

 

After School Program

Tackers 1 / After School Program

  • Tuesday, February 02, 2021
    04:15 PM to 06:15 PM
  • Tuesday, February 09, 2021
    04:15 PM to 06:15 PM
  • Tuesday, February 16, 2021
    04:15 PM to 06:15 PM
  • Tuesday, February 23, 2021
    04:15 PM to 06:15 PM
  • Tuesday, March 02, 2021
    04:15 PM to 06:15 PM
  • Tuesday, March 09, 2021
    04:15 PM to 06:15 PM
  • Tuesday, March 16, 2021
    04:15 PM to 06:15 PM

7 PLACES AVAILABLE

$385 NON MEMBER $350 SYC MEMBER

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Tackers 1 / After School Program

  • Wednesday, February 03, 2021
    04:15 PM to 06:15 PM
  • Wednesday, February 10, 2021
    04:15 PM to 06:15 PM
  • Wednesday, February 17, 2021
    04:15 PM to 06:15 PM
  • Wednesday, February 24, 2021
    04:15 PM to 06:15 PM
  • Wednesday, March 03, 2021
    04:15 PM to 06:15 PM
  • Wednesday, March 10, 2021
    04:15 PM to 06:15 PM
  • Wednesday, March 17, 2021
    04:15 PM to 06:15 PM

7 PLACES AVAILABLE

$385 NON MEMBER $350 SYC MEMBER

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Tackers 1 / After School Program

  • Thursday, February 04, 2021
    04:15 PM to 06:15 PM
  • Thursday, February 11, 2021
    04:15 PM to 06:15 PM
  • Thursday, February 18, 2021
    04:15 PM to 06:15 PM
  • Thursday, February 25, 2021
    04:15 PM to 06:15 PM
  • Thursday, March 04, 2021
    04:15 PM to 06:15 PM
  • Thursday, March 11, 2021
    04:15 PM to 06:15 PM
  • Thursday, March 18, 2021
    04:15 PM to 06:15 PM

1 PLACES AVAILABLE

$385 NON MEMBER $350 SYC MEMBER

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Holiday Program

Tackers 1 / Holiday Program

  • Tuesday, April 06, 2021
    09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Wednesday, April 07, 2021
    09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Thursday, April 08, 2021
    09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Friday, April 09, 2021
    09:00 AM to 12:00 PM

7 PLACES AVAILABLE

$270 NON MEMBER $250 SYC MEMBER

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Tackers 1 / Holiday Program

  • Tuesday, April 06, 2021
    01:00 PM to 04:00 PM
  • Wednesday, April 07, 2021
    01:00 PM to 04:00 PM
  • Thursday, April 08, 2021
    01:00 PM to 04:00 PM
  • Friday, April 09, 2021
    01:00 PM to 04:00 PM

8 PLACES AVAILABLE

$270 NON MEMBER $250 SYC MEMBER

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Weekend Program

Tackers 1 / Weekend Program

  • Saturday, January 30, 2021
    09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Saturday, February 06, 2021
    09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Saturday, February 13, 2021
    09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Saturday, February 27, 2021
    09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Saturday, March 13, 2021
    09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Saturday, March 20, 2021
    09:00 AM to 12:00 PM

4 PLACES AVAILABLE

$385 NON MEMBER $350 SYC MEMBER

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Tackers 1 / Weekend Program

  • Saturday, January 30, 2021
    01:00 PM to 04:00 PM
  • Saturday, February 06, 2021
    01:00 PM to 04:00 PM
  • Saturday, February 13, 2021
    01:00 PM to 04:00 PM
  • Saturday, February 27, 2021
    01:00 PM to 04:00 PM
  • Saturday, March 13, 2021
    01:00 PM to 04:00 PM
  • Saturday, March 20, 2021
    01:00 PM to 04:00 PM

4 PLACES AVAILABLE

$385 NON MEMBER $350 SYC MEMBER

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