Darwin Sailing Club
Tackers 2

Tackers 2

The second step in the Tackers dinghy sailing program

PREREQUISITE: Tackers 1

DATES: Course 1: 13 May-24 June 2017

Times: 11:30-14:00, 2nd and 6th Day 16:00-18:30

Course 2: Holiday Program: 27-30 June 2017

Times: 09:00-15:00

Course 3: Holiday Program: 11-14 July 2017

Times: 09:00-15:00

Course 4: 12 August- 30 September 2017

Times: 11:30-14:00

COST: $340

Course details

Tackers is a fun introductory, games-based sailing program designed for kids aged 7 to 12 years; an ideal introduction to dinghy sailing. Kids don’t need to have any sailing experience or club membership to participate. All the equipment, including the boats, is provided. Tackers is delivered in small groups of 6-10 boats specifically designed for the program supervised by Yachting Australia qualified Instructor and Assistant Instructors who are on the water all the time the kids are sailing.

There are three levels that kids can progress through (Tackers 2 is the second level), each level involves 20 hours of participation structured as structured as a 4 day holiday program or as a series of sessions over 8 Fridays and Saturdays in term 2, and 7 Saturday sessions and 1 Friday in term 3. Each course is focused on having fun, playing games while learning the basics of sailing. 

Tackers 2 - Tricks and Techniques

Tackers 2 - Tricks and Techniques

If kids are confident, they can sail a boat on their own. Improving their boat handling skills they learn to gybe, sail a triangle course and do turns. With lots of support, supervision and encouragement from the Instructor the Tackers will capsize and recover their boat unassisted and learn the rules of the road. Using games within the lessons, Tackers have great fun refining their knot skills and identify the parts of the boat and sail. 

Tackers 2 - Tricks and Techniques

Tackers 2

Tackers 2


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