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.
Bookings are now open for TACKERS programs being run the first week of the April school holidays. Each program will run for 5 days, 4 hours per day.
April training dates
- TACKERS 1: 3-7 April 2017, 4 hour session daily (8.30am – 12.30 pm)
- TACKERS 2: 3-7 April 2017, 4 hour session daily (1pm – 5pm)
- WSC Members $250 per course ($20 discount for sibling)
- Non Members $300 per course ($20 discount for sibling)
If you have any enquiries regards this program please call in to the club on a Saturday morning and talk to the TACKERS team, or email firstname.lastname@example.org, include your phone number and our TACKERS Co-ordinator will call you.
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 in the January school holidays.
For more information on TACKERS please email email@example.com