Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron Tackers Program

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The Blairgowrie Yacht Club Tackers is an introductory, fun, games-based sailing program designed for kids aged 7 to 12. Kids don’t need to have any prior sailing experience. The only requirement is that they must be ready to have fun!! All equipment is provided. Programs are either delivered as a 5 day holiday program or over a series of 7 sessions over several weeks either on after school, Saturdays or Sundays. The Tackers program is delivered in small groups by a Yachting Australia qualified Instructor and Assistant Instructors.

Tackers 1 – Aimed at providing a fun, safe, and affordable way to get into sailing. Tackers 1 introduces children to the basics of sailing through games on and off the water. This is using the buddy system of 2 kids per boat. On completion of the course all tackers received a Tackers 1 Certificate, T-Shirt, Water bottle and a Cap.

Tackers 2 – Tricks & Techniques. Aims to build on the fun participants had at Tackers 1, progressing their sailing skills by sailing solo and teaching the basics of all angles of wind and beginner rules so that they can sail a boat on their own with lots of support, supervision and encouragement from the Instructor and Assistant Instructors. On completion of the course Tackers 2 Certificate, T-Shirt, Sailing dry bag.

Tackers 3 – Sailing Fast! Focuses on advancing sailing skills through games and adventures on the water. This includes the start of our junior sailing program and further knowledge of rules, wind and sailing skills. On completion of the course, all tackers will received Tackers 3 Certificate, t-shirt and a pair of sailing gloves. 

The Peninsula Sailing Academy in conjunction with the Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron offers a Junior Sailing Program for the kids to progress onwards. The Junior Sailing Program 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.

For further details regarding program schedules visit Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron website.

Listing Details

2900 Point Nepean Road, Blairgowrie
03 5988 8453
Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron

Contact Us

Ph +61 3 5984 2221

PO Box 501
Victoria 3943