Tackers - learn to sail


Tackers is an introductory, fun, games-based sailing program designed for kids aged 7 to 12 delivered at recognised Tackers Centres. Kids don’t need to have any sailing experience and they don’t have to be a member of a club to participate.
All the equipment, including the boats, is provided. There are three levels to the Tackers program that kids can progress through:
Tackers 1 – Having Fun
Tackers 2 – Tricks & Techniques
Tackers 3 – Sailing Fast!

Each level involves 20 hours of participation structured as a 4-5 day holiday program or as series of sessions over several weeks either on a Saturday or Sunday or after-school. Kids receive a Tackers kit at the start of every program and a certificate of achievement at the end.

Tackers is all about having a great time with other kids, playing loads of games and going on adventures  while you learn how to sail together. There isn’t a court, a pitch or an oval like other sports, instead you have a lake to explore. Instructors and Assistant Instructors are there to teach you how to sail and make sure you are having loads fun at the same time! 

When you start sailing in Tackers 1 you will be in a group of 8 Ozi Opti boats and have someone else in the boat with you. There will be up to 16 beginners all learning and having fun together. As you progress to Tackers 2 and 3 you get to sail the boat on your own with a maximum of 8 students per course. You must have completed Tackers 1 before enrolling in Tackers 2 and completed Tackers 2 before enrolling in Tackers 3. Many students repeat a level. They may wish to continue sailing with a friend in the boat for confidence so they do Tackers 1 again. Some students wish to develop on the skills they have just learnt in the course before progressing so stay at that level. Instructors will discuss with parents about their child's ability to progress to the next level. 

More information:


For more details contact Albury Wodonga Discover Sailing Centre:
Donald or Leanne Thomson
E-mail: training@awyc.org.au
Phone: 0467 355 258

Tackers Pathways





 Saturday 24th AND Sunday 25th

  Hartley TS Vic State  

  Championship Regatta  

(Joining in with the AWYC Club racing on Sunday)

Support needed for race management and for Saturday night Galley Crew

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  SAILABILITY  (Saturday)


 This is open to people of all ages with a disability, including intellectual and physical. 
Come along and have a short sail in one of our Hansa dinghies for $5 per person who sails.

To have a go at sailing please register here

To volunteer please email: sailability@awyc.org.au
SET UP from 11am, sailing from 12 noon to 3pm

   Sunday 25th February  

  Club Racing from 0900  

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