Tackers

Tacker Experience  –> Tackers 1   –> Tackers 2  –> Tackers 3   –> Green Fleet   –> Off The Beach (OTB) Club racing and community activities or OutThere Sailing program

For more information about the Tackers sailing program please check out the additional resources provided and information below:

 

 

The pathway starts with short introduction experiences offered during school holidays in shallow water, designed to get children from 4 years of age familiar with being on a boat and in the water. There are two introduction experience

Tiny Tackers – Ages 4-7 ($30pp)

  • Is a fun 1 hour experience for younger kids who would like to learn about boats and have a safe supervised on water experience.

Tackers Intro – Ages 6-12 ($55pp) 

  • This is a 1.5hour experience that introduces children to sailing who are interested in trying out sailing a boat or for anyone who may be interested in our junior Tackers program but would like to see what sailing is bout before committing to a course.

Session dates below, to register click on the session you want to attend:

  • Sat 18th Dec –  Tiny Tackers 9am-10am / Tackers Intro 10.30am-12.00pm
  • Fri 31st Dec –  Tiny Tackers 9am-10am / Tackers Intro 10.30am-12.00pm
  • Sat 8th Jan –  Tiny Tackers 9am-10am / Tackers Intro 10.30am-12.00pm

The next step in the pathway or starting point for some is the junior learn to sail program for ages 7+ know as ‘Tackers’ which comprises of three levels followed by Green Fleet race training.

Tackers 1 – Start Sailing ($320)

  • A beginners level that is designed to provide a safe and enjoyable introduction to dinghy sailing for primary school aged kids.  The course includes boat basics, fundamental boat handling skills and essential safety knowledge. Water confidence is required due to capsizing drills and open water life jacket swim. Sessions offered both after school during the sailing season and during school holidays.
    • Term 4 2021, 4.30pm-6.30pm – Monday 4th Oct to 6th Dec                      Register Soon
    • Term 4 2021, 9.30am-11.30am  – Saturday 10th Oct to 11th Dec                Register Soon
    • Summer Holidays, 9.00am-3.30pm – Mon 20th to Thu 23rd December Register Soon
    • Summer Holidays, 9.00am-3.30pm – Tue 4th to Thu 7th January            Register Soon
    • Summer Holidays, 9.00am-3.30pm – Mon 10th to Thu 13th January      Register Soon
    • Term 1 2022, 4.30pm-6.30pm – Monday 31st Jan to 4th Apr                     Register Soon
    • Term 1 2022, 9.30am-11.30am  – Saturday 5th Feb to 9th Apr                   Register Soon

Tackers 2 – Better Sailing ($340)

  • This level builds on skills learnt in level 1 while being introduced to more technical activities. It includes better sailing, tricks, techniques and continues developing confidence while sailing on various points on sail in differing conditions. Participants receive complementary Blue RGYC Junior membership.
    • Term 4 2021, 4.30pm-6.30pm – Monday 4th Oct to 6th Dec                      Register Soon
    • Term 4 2021, 9.30am-11.30am  – Saturday 10th Oct to 11th Dec                Register Soon
    • Summer Holidays, 9.00am-3.30pm – Mon 20th to Thu 23rd December Register Soon
    • Summer Holidays, 9.00am-3.30pm – Tue 4th to Thu 7th January            Register Soon
    • Summer Holidays, 9.00am-3.30pm – Mon 10th to Thu 13th January      Register Soon
    • Term 1 2022, 4.30pm-6.30pm – Monday 31st Jan to 4th Apr                     Register Soon
    • Term 1 2022, 9.30am-11.30am  – Saturday 5th Feb to 9th Apr                   Register Soon

Tackers 3- Green Fleet Development ($340)

  • As this program is progressive skills learn in levels 1 & 2 are built upon while also introducing some new ones. Sailors will be able to apply knowledge of fundamental boat handling to independently sail a dinghy and be introduced to the basics of racing and explore various sailing techniques suited to different conditions.
    • Term 4 2021, 4.30pm-7.00pm – Tuesday 5th Oct to 7th Dec                     Register Soon
    • Summer Holidays, 9.00am-3.30pm – Tue 4th to Thu 7th January           Register Soon
    • Summer Holidays, 9.00am-3.30pm – Mon 10th to Thu 13th January     Register Soon
    • Term 1 2022, 4.30pm-7.00pm – Tuesday 1st Feb to 5th Apr                      Register Soon

Green Fleet Race Training ($340)

  • This program if primarily focused on race training with the intent to progress skills and transition participants into junior club racing. As with all our junior programs it will incorporate skill based games to ensure participants enjoy themselves in a supportive and challenging environment. Safety and fun is of high importance hen training and coaching juniors with still obtaining new skills. Parents are encouraged to be involved to support the growth and development of not just their child but the community atmosphere RGYC is proud to have. All Green Fleet participants receive complementary Blue RGYC Junior membership.
    • Term 4 2021, 4.30pm-7.00pm – Friday 8th Oct to 10th Dec                     Register Soon
    • Summer Holidays, 9.00am-3.30pm – Mon 17th to Wed 19th January    Register Soon
    • Term 1 2022, 4.30pm-7.00pm – Friday 4th Feb to 8th Apr                       Register Soon

 


What’s after Tackers/Green Fleet 

As noted above children who have completed the Tackers program have a few options listed below

  1. Continue to train with Green Fleet improving their racing skills under the direction of a coach while also transitioning into Junior club racing.
  2. Transition into Off The Beach (OTB) Junior club racing either with your own boat or consider pairing with someone and race a two handed boat together.
  3. Sign up for the Youth OutThere sailing program (12yrs+) which is a social sailing program where youths can progress there sailing skills in a fun no competitive environment.

 

For more information about the RGYC Tackers programs or any of the other programs offered please contact the office via (03) 5229 3705 or email [email protected]