Tackers

‘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 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

Running 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.

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

Session 1: 8:30am-10:00am

Session 2: 10:00am-11:30am

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

Register here

Dates for Sunday Tackers 2021/22:

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

April School Holidays

Tuesday 6 – Friday 9 April
8.30am – 3.30pm
Members $480, Non-members $550
Tackers 1: SOLD OUT
Tackers 2: SOLD OUT
Tackers 3: SOLD OUT

Monday 12 – Thursday 15 April
8.30am – 3.30pm
Members $480, Non-members $550
Tackers 1: SOLD OUT
Tackers 2: SOLD OUT
Tackers 3: SOLD OUT

July School Holidays

Monday 28 June – Thursday 1 July
8.30am – 3.30pm
Members $480, Non-members $550
Tackers 1: Register here
Tackers 2: Register here
Tackers 3: Register here

Monday 5 – Thursday 8 July
8.30am – 3.30pm
Members $480, Non-members $550
Tackers 1: Register here
Tackers 2: Register here
Tackers 3: Register here

September School Holidays

Monday 20th – Thursday 23 September
8.30am – 3.30pm
Members $480, Non-members $550
Tackers 1: Register here
Tackers 2: Register here
Tackers 3: Register here

Contact Us

If you have any queries, please contact the Sailing Academy Manager Angus Stranack at academy@rsys.com.au or Tel: +61 2 9017 0154.

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