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TACKERS sailing program

  • Apr 19 / 2017

TACKERS sailing program


TACKERS sailing program for children

TACKERS is a structured training program to get kids involved in sailing. The program is based around games and fun, both on and off the water. The formal TACKERS sailing program is for children 7-12 years of age. At our club we run both formal TACKERS  training programs and ongoing social based TACKERS activities.

Williamstown Sailing Club is a registered TACKERS Training Centre, which means we follow the guidelines and programs set by Yachting Australia Inc.

For the 2016-17 season we will have three qualified TACKERS instructors and two assistant instructors. These young adults and teenagers are all club members who started sailing at the club when they were about 12, and have come up through our traditional Learn to Sail programs and all are experienced race competitors. Having undertaken a variety of external training courses, they are now qualified to run or assist in our TACKERS programs. They did a great job last sailing season getting our TACKERS program up and running and are all looking forward to more action next sailing season.

TACKERS courses

Stay tuned for more TACKERS courses later in the year. If you have any enquiries regards TACKERS courses please call in to the club on a Saturday morning and talk to the TACKERS team, or email tackers@williamstownsailingclub.org.au, include your phone number and our TACKERS Co-ordinator will call you.

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For those lucky kids who are already Williamstown Sailing Club members, we are running the free Saturday morning TACKERS fleet sessions from 10am – 12pm, during the sailing season.

This is an opportunity to practice skills learnt in TACKERS programs, play games, have some fun and do some exercise in a friendly environment. Club members under 7 are allowed to join in these activities. Parents must stay on site during these sessions. We will be introducing some racing activities for those interested. Also, for non-club members we do allow kids to have a try at sailing to see if they would like to do one of the TACKERS training programs.

End of season BBQ

To celebrate a successful TACKERS season, an end-of-season BBQ is planned for Saturday 29 April at 11.30am. Read more here.

More information

For more information on TACKERS please email tackers@williamstownsailingclub.org.au