Tackers Discover Sailing

‘Tackers’ is the Australian Sailing program for beginners aged 7-12 years.

We own a fleet of sturdy plastic dinghies called Optimists which are ideal for teaching youngsters to sail – easy to rig, light to launch and lots of fun. Kids can sit in a pair or go solo. Our instructors show them manoeuvres on land first, then tow them by RIB in groups of 6 to a quiet patch of water for simple exercises.

There are three levels:

  1. Tackers 1 – Having fun!
  2. Tackers 2 – Tips & Tricks!
  3. Tackers 3 – Sailing fast!

Sunday Tackers

Runs on Sunday mornings throughout the year. Sailors can join at any time and progress through the course at their own pace. There is no set end date, although each level takes on average 14 sessions.

Price per session: $33 – Members, $36.50 – Non-members

Payment is via a monthly direct debit. See the Tackers Client Service Agreement for more details.

Sunday Tackers

Session 1 (8:30am-10:00am): Register Here

Session 2 (10:00am-11:30am): Register Here

Sunday Tackers - Training Dates 2021/2022

Sunday Tackers – Training Dates 2021/2022

March: 7, 14, 21, 28
April: 11, 18
May: 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
June: 6, 20, 27
July: 4, 11, 18, 25
August: 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
September: 5, 12, 19, 26
October: 10, 17, 24, 31
November: 7, 14, 21, 28
December: 5, 12, 19
January: 9, 16, 23, 30
February: 13, 20, 27

Upcoming Tackers Holiday Camps

These courses are open to both RSYS Members and non-members aged 7 – 12 years old.

September Holiday Camps

Week 1

Dates: Monday 20 – Thursday 23 September
Time: 8.30am – 3.30pm
Cost: $480 – Members, $550 – Non-members

Tackers 1: CANCELLED

Tackers 2: CANCELLED

Tackers 3: CANCELLED

Week 2

Dates: Monday 27 – Thursday 30 September
Time: 8.30am – 3.30pm
Cost: $480 – Members, $550 – Non-members

Tackers 1: CANCELLED

Tackers 2: CANCELLED

Tackers 3:CANCELLED

December/January Holiday Camps

Week 1

Dates: Monday 6 – Thursday 9 December
Time: 8.30am – 3.30pm
Cost: $480 – Members, $550 – Non-members

Tackers 1: Register Here

Tackers 2: Register Here

Tackers 3: Register Here

Week 2

Dates: Monday 20 – Thursday 23 December
Time: 8.30am – 3.30pm
Cost: $480 – Members, $550 – Non-members

Tackers 1: Register Here

Tackers 2: Register Here

Tackers 3: Register Here

Week 3

Dates: Thursday 6 – Sunday 9 January
Time: 8.30am – 3.30pm
Cost: $480 – Members, $550 – Non-members

Tackers 1: Register Here

Tackers 2: Register Here

Tackers 3: Register Here

April 2022 Holiday Camps

Week 1

Dates: Monday 11 – Thursday 14 April
Time: 8.30am – 3.30pm
Cost: $480 – Members, $550 – Non-members

Tackers 1: Register Here

Tackers 2: Register Here

Tackers 3: Register Here

Week 2

Dates: Tuesday 19 – Friday 22 April
Time: 8.30am – 3.30pm
Cost: $480 – Members, $550 – Non-members

Tackers 1: Register Here

Tackers 2: Register Here

Tackers 3: Register Here

Camp booked out? Can’t find what you are looking for?

If the course you were attempting to register for has booked out, add your name to our course waiting list using the link below. If a place becomes available, a staff member of the Academy will contact you to offer you the spot.

If you cannot find a course or would like some help, please use the contact details below to reach out to a staff member of the Academy.

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RSYS Sailing Academy Contact Details

33 Peel St, Kirribilli NSW 2062
+61 2 9017 0154
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