Learn To Sail Programs

Learn to Sail Opti fleet
Learn to Sail Opti fleet

As an accredited Discover Sailing Centre, Sandy Bay Sailing Club (SBSC) offers a range of Learn to Sail programs conducted over either an 8 - 10 week period or in short blocks during school holidays. The program are via enrolment for a one off subsciption with discounts offered for existing SBSC members.  

The types available at SBSC include:

Tackers 1 – Having Fun - kids sail in pairs in small boats. It’s a great way to meet new friends and kids have the chance to sail with others in their group.  This program is ideal as your first sailing experience in a controlled and managed environment with the emphasis on having fun. 

Tackers 2 – Tricks & Techniques. Typically for kids who have built a level of confidence and completed at least one Tackers 1 program.  Los of support, supervision and encouragement from the Instructor and Assistant Instructors.

The following programs have been Run over the 2016 - 17 sailing season and typically are fully subscribed:

School Holiday Programs

Check homepage and newsletter for details

Saturday Programs

Tackers 1 8:30am - 10.30am
Tackers 2 10:00am - 12:00pm

Dates for the full course are each Saturday morning as follows:

  • Program 1 - October until December inclusive
  • Program 2 - January until March inclusive
Follow the Learn-to-sail links Top RIGHT Column
  1. Where it says What State are you in, click Tasmania
  2. What type of activity are you looking for, click Tackers
  3. Choose the program you are looking for from the list that drops down – Tackers Intro, Tackers 1, 2 or 3
  4. Click Search
  5. Select from the programs listed by clicking one the one that you want to enrol in (make sure it’s an SBSC one!)
    • If you are a member of the SBSC or DSS make sure you choose one that is marked for members in order to get you discounted rate.
    • (The cost for non-members is $270 per course, $170 for members. If you expect to be enrolling in more than one course, or if you have more than one child to enrol it might be worth considering joining the SBSC or DSS)
  6. On the page that pops up, click Register
  7. Fill in your details and follow the instructions. Please note you will need to pay online at the last step of the registration in order to complete the enrolment.

Discount for SBSC and DSS members. 

SBSC Centre Leader: Lizzi Rountree email sandybaycoach@gmail.com phone 0410 818 437 or Jodi Willcox phone 0407 858 038 email tackers@sandybaysailingclub.org.au

Adult Learn to Sail 2017

 Places are only available to Club Members only - but don't let that stop you!  Membership packages are well worth the access to Sandy Bay Sailing Club's excellent training opportunities and facilities that can be accessed year round.  Please contact Lizzi Rountree email sandybaycoach@gmail.com phone 0410 818 437 to express your interest.

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