Tackers Discover Sailing

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:

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


Course Overview

Sunday Tackers
Our Tackers Courses are held in 8-week blocks during each school term on Sunday mornings
Tackers 1 : 0800-1030
Tackers 2 : 0800-1030
Tackers 3 : 1000-1300

These courses are a great opportunity for sailors to have fun each weekend and keep improving their on-water skills.

School Holiday Camps

Our Tackers Holiday Camps are several days of on-water fun for 7 - 12-year-olds. During these camps sailors will have the opportunity to learn new skills, make some new friends and explore Sydney Harbour from one of the Club's Tacker Optimists.


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

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.

RSYS Sailing Academy Contact Details

Address: 33 Peel St, Kirribilli NSW 2062

Phone: +61 2 9017 0154

Email: [email protected]

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