Tackers for Kids

Tackers programs

For the kids! Our Tackers programs are held in the OziOpti class which has been specifically designed to make sailing simple and safe for kids and delivered by our qualified Yachting Australia instructors and assistant instructors.

Targeted at approx 6 – 12 years of age, with a carefully constructed syllabus to gradually introduce kids to the boats and build confidence through fun activities and games. More info about the Tackers program click here.

We provide the boats, lifejackets and qualifies instructors and morning tea. You need a sun protection - hat, sunscreen, long sleeved short, spare clothes and towel - closed-in non-slip shoes that can get wet and a big smile. What to bring click here.

Numbers for each course are strictly limited and enrolments are accepted on the basis of first to enrol and pay through the online registration and payment system.

 Tackers 1 - Having Fun 

Kids sail in pairs in small boats. It’s a great way to meet new friends and  have the chance to sail with others in their group. Cost for Tackers 1 per child is $350 for the seven week course run by Australian Sailing qualified Instructors and Assistant Instructors. This includes use of boats and life jackets as well a Tackers pack (shirt, water bottle, sticker, hat) and activity sheets each session.

 Upcoming courses:

Holiday course 11-14 December 2017: Register HERE

 Tackers 2 - Tricks and Techniques 

 Once the kids are confident, they learn to sail a boat on their own with lots of support, supervision and encouragement from the Instructor and Assistant instructors. Cost for Tackers 2 per child is $320 for the seven week course run by Australian Sailing qualified Instructors and Assistant Instructors. This includes use of boats and life jackets as well as loads of fun activities each session.

 Upcoming courses:

Holiday course 11-14 December 2017: Register HERE

Contact dpssmanly@hotmail.com.au for further information.

--ABOVEADS--

Notice Board

DPSS annual Battle for Waterloo regatta 9-10 December 2017

 Notice of Race HERE         

Online entry open now HERE

54th Sabot Nationals and Lyn Hanlon Sabot Week at DPSS

27 Dec 2017 to 3rd January 2018 at DPSS. Registrations open now HERE

Notice of Race HERE

Sunday club sailing

Please check this space on Sundays after 11am if the weather is inclement. A notice to cancel or postpone racing will be announced here.

2017-18 sailing at DPSS

 Racing is open to off-the-beach dinghies and skiffs. Competitors must hold a current Australian Sailing Number and his/her boat must have current and valid insurance. After three races with our club, we ask that new sailors become members. Boats sailing from DPSS must be registered at DPSS. Please check calendar regularly for updated information about sailing events at DPSS.

Sailing courses

Next Discover Sailing Courses

Tackers 1 - Having Fun for 6 to 12 years - a 3 and a half day course 11-14 December 2017 - Register HERE. More information HERE.

Tackers 2 - Tricks and Techniques for 6 to 12 years - a 3 and a half day course 11-14 December 2017 - Register HERE. More information HERE.

Dolphins (kids and teens) for those who are members and are getting ready to race and have their own boat - on Sunday mornings from 8:30am. $10 per child per morning. Last Dolphins for the first half of Summer Sailing Season is Sunday 2 December 2017 starting again on Sunday 3 February 2018.