Term 3 - Tackers, Kids learn to sail program, SATURDAYS


Sat 27 Jul 2024 09:00 — Sat 17 Aug 2024 13:00
Australian Sailing - 3. Tackers 1 - Having Fun

Course information

Registration for this course closes at Thu 25 Jul 2024 13:00.

TACKERS!  Kids + Boats = FUN

Encourage your child to take up 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 July 27th

Open to children aged 7-12 years.

The cost of $330 includes a "Tackers" pack, 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, or would like to register your child for Tackers 2 or 3 in 2024.

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. 

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