Tackers is our Learn to Sail program. School holiday courses are open for registration. For more information go to the Tackers and Learn to Sail tab above.
Info for Parents
Tackers is Hunters Hill Sailing Clubs Learn To Sail program. The club will run Tackers courses in school holidays during the 2017-18 sailing season as well as on Sunday morning in the spring and summer.
Tackers is an introductory, fun, games-based sailing program designed for kids aged 7 to 12 delivered at recognised Tackers Clubs. 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.
Who should I contact to register for a Tackers Program or to find out more?
Each Tackers Club has a designated Tackers Club Leader who is there to organise the Program and answer any questions parents/guardians might have. Feel free to contact Greta Quealy for information or Enrollments.
|Title||Name||Contact Number||Contact Email Address|
|Tackers Leader and Registrations||Greta Quealy||
Each level involves 20 hours of participation structured as a 4-5 day holiday program or as series of sessions over several weeks on Sunday morning. Kids receive a Tackers kit at the start of every Level and a certificate of achievement at the end.
Tackers Level 1
Tackers Level 2
Tackers Level 3
The Tackers Program is delivered in small groups by a Yachting Australia qualified Instructor and Assistant Instructors.
In 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. The next level is Tackers 2 – Tricks & Techniques. If kids are confident, they can sail a boat on their own with lots of support, supervision and encouragement from the Instructor and Assistant Instructors.
The final level of the Tackers Program is Tackers 3 – Sailing Fast! This is a chance for the kids to sail boats on their own, learning how to make the boat go faster and playing more games all whilst still under the guidance and support of the Instructor and Assistant Instructors.
The fun doesn't stop when kids finish Tackers 3. Hunters Hill Sailing Club has "Green Fleet' programs for the kids to progress onto. Green Fleet is a type of introductory fun racing where kids learn how to go round a race course with kids of similar ability where the main focus is on enjoyment. If kids want to do more racing they move from Green Fleet into club racing.