2024 Tackers 3, Kids sailing program, Saturdays Term 1


Sat 24 Feb 2024 09:00 — Sat 16 Mar 2024 13:00
Australian Sailing - 5. Tackers 3 - Sailing Fast!

Course information

Late registrations for this course are closed.

TACKERS!  Kids + Boats = FUN

Tackers Level 3

Encourage your child to continue a sport that develops confidence, independence, environmental awareness, problem solving skills and so much more!

This course runs for 4 consecutive Saturdays 9am - 1pm starting February 24th.

Open to children aged 7-12 years.

The cost of $300 includes safety and sailing equipment as well as 3 months Townsville Sailing Club membership.

Membership allows your child to practice what they have learned through our Sunday Morning Sailing Program.

We do accept Fair Play Vouchers as part payment. Should you wish to use a Fair Play Voucher or apply for the 10% family discount please email the club for details prior to registration.

Parents are encouraged to learn how to assist their child with rigging and de-rigging during the course, this will enable them to assist their children when sailing on Sundays. Parental involvement in the club is encouraged and supported through volunteer training, please let our instructors know how you can help, roles such as beach marshal (with a coffee in hand), safety boat assistants etc provide support to the program.

Please register using your child's name.

Minimum and Maximum numbers apply, please contact us if you have any questions.

Course Overview
This course aims to build on skills learned in Tackers 2 and focuses on advanced sailing skills through games and adventures on the water. 

Course Prerequisites

  • Water confident
  • 7-12 years-old
  • Skills, knowledge and experience gained in Tackers 2

Who should do this course?

This course is designed for participants who have completed Tackers 2.

Course Outcome

By the end of the Tackers 3 course, the participants will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the correct method and understand the theory of roll tacking and gybing
  • Stopping the boat in a confined areas for a period of time
  • Sail backwards
  • Understand the theory behind gybing and can demonstrate the action downwind
  • Show a sound knowledge of the five essentials:
    • Centreboard position
    • Boat trim
    • Boat balance
    • Course made good
    • Sail trim
  • Start and finish races on a triangle and trapezoid course
  • Always use tactical mark roundings in races

You will gain your Tackers 3 completion certificate. 

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