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: (registrations not currently open)

  • 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, 9.30am-11.30am  – Sat (Dates TBC)     registrations not currently open
    • Summer Holidays, 9.00am-3.30pm – Mon 20th to Thu 23rd Dec    Register from Nov
    • Summer Holidays, 9.00am-3.30pm – Tue 4th to Thu 7th Jan           Register from Nov
    • Summer Holidays, 9.00am-3.30pm – Mon 10th to Thu 13th Jan      Register from Nov
    • Term 1 2022, 4.30pm-6.30pm – Monday 31st Jan to 4th Apr            Register from Jan
    • Term 1 2022, 9.30am-11.30am  – Saturday 5th Feb to 9th Apr          Register from Jan

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, 9.30am-11.30am  – Sat (Dates TBC)         registrations not currently open
    • Summer Holidays, 9.00am-3.30pm – Mon 20th to Thu 23rd Dec       Register from Nov
    • Summer Holidays, 9.00am-3.30pm – Tue 4th to Thu 7th Jan              Register from Nov
    • Summer Holidays, 9.00am-3.30pm – Mon 10th to Thu 13th Jan         Register from Nov
    • Term 1 2022, 4.30pm-6.30pm – Monday 31st Jan to 4th Apr               Register from Jan
    • Term 1 2022, 9.30am-11.30am  – Saturday 5th Feb to 9th Apr             Register from Jan

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 (Dates TBC)      registrations not currently open
    • Summer Holidays, 9.00am-3.30pm – Tue 4th to Thu 7th January           Register from Nov
    • Summer Holidays, 9.00am-3.30pm – Mon 10th to Thu 13th January     Register from Nov
    • Term 1 2022, 4.30pm-7.00pm – Tuesday 1st Feb to 5th Apr                      Register from Jan

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 (Dates TBC)    registrations not currently open
    • Summer Holidays, 9.00am-3.30pm – Mon 17th to Wed 19th Jan    Register from Dec
    • Term 1 2022, 4.30pm-7.00pm – Friday 4th Feb to 8th Apr               Register from Jan

 


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]