Tackers is a fun, games-based sailing program aimed at introducing children aged 7 to 12 to sailing in a fun, safe, accessible and affordable way. Tackers is all about having a great time with other kids, playing loads of games and going on adventures while learning how to sail together. The kids sail in small boats. They sail in pairs in Tackers 1 and progress to single-handed sailing in Tackers 2-3. It’s a great way to meet new friends and the kids have a chance to sail with others in their group. Kids don’t need to have any sailing experience or be a club member to participate. All the equipment, including boats and life jackets are provided.
Williamstown Sailing Club is an Australian Sailing accredited Discover Sailing Centre and offers three Tackers training programs for children during the summer school holidays. Our qualified Instructors and Assistant Instructors are accredited by Australian Sailing to deliver these programs:
- Tackers 1 – Having Fun. This course aims to provide children aged 7-12 with a fun, safe and affordable way to get into sailing.
- Tackers 2 – Tips & Tricks. This course aims to build on the fun participants had in Tackers 1, to progress their sailing skills.
- Tackers 3 – Sailing Fast! This course aims to build on skills learned in Tackers 2 and focuses on advanced sailing skills through games and adventures on the water.
Program Dates & Registrations
Tackers 1 – Having Fun | 6 – 10 January 2020 | 8:30am – 12:30pm
Tackers 2 – Tips & Tricks | 6 – 10 January 2020 | 1pm – 5 pm
Tackers 1 – Having Fun | 13 – 17 January 2020 | 8:30am – 12:30pm
Tackers 3 – Sailing Fast! | 13 – 17 January 2020 | 1pm – 5 pm Sorry – Fully booked!
Use the links above to register online. If fully booked, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to join the waiting list.
WSC sailing members: $275 per course.
Others: $300 per course.
Note that a payment gateway fee of 2% + $1.60 applies to all online transactions.
Williamstown Sailing Club, Corner of Stevedore Street and The Strand, Williamstown, Victoria.
Further Information & Enquiries
WSC Tackers FAQs (PDF)
WSC Junior Sailing FAQs (PDF)
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