‘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:
- Tackers 1 – Having fun!
- Tackers 2 – Tips & Tricks!
- Tackers 3 – Sailing fast!