Tackers Program & Sessions

   

RGYC Tackers is a competency based program, progression occurs once all required competencies are met (similar to swimming programs). Sometimes it may take more than 1 block of tuition to achieve the next level, particularly for the younger children or less water confident. Certificates are provided when a child achieves all competencies in a level, progress updates available upon request from the office. Instructors are also happy to chat with parents for 5-10min at the beginning or end of a session.

 

TACKERS 1

  • Ages 7 – 12
  • Sessions offered over multiple days during Terms 1 & 4 or as a week long intensive block during school holiday periods.
  • No experience needed, but water confidence is essential. Level 1 assessment includes capsizing drills and a minimum 20m ocean swim with a PFD (life jacket).
  • $300 per block of tuition.

This program is designed to provide a safe and enjoyable introduction to dinghy sailing for primary school aged kids.  The course includes an introduction to fundamental boat handling skills and essential safety knowledge.

 

TACKERS 2

  • Ages 7 – 12
  • Sessions offered over multiple days during Terms 1 & 4 or as a week long intensive block during school holiday periods.
  • $300 per block of tuition.
  • Enrollment into Tackers 2 requires the completion of Tackers 1
  • Complimentary Junior Blue membership included with registration, this is a saving of $166 (Membership Fee $133 + Door Key $33).

This program is the next step including better sailing, tricks, technique and developing confidence to start sailing solo.

 

TACKERS 3

  • Ages 7 – 12
  • Sessions offered over multiple days during Terms 1 & 4 or as a week long intensive block during school holiday periods.
  • $300 block of tuition.
  • Enrollment into Tackers 3 requires the completion of Tackers 2
  • Complimentary Junior Blue membership included with registration, this is a saving of $166 (Membership Fee $133 + Door Key $33).

Upon completion of Tackers 3, sailors will be able to apply knowledge of fundamental boat handling to independently sail a dinghy in moderate conditions on all points of sailing. What’s next after Tackers 3, children may wish to move into Green Fleet junior coaching program run Saturday morning or inquire about transitioning into ‘Off the Beach’ (OTB) junior club racing. For children 11yrs or older who are interested in a social non-competitive program you may like to look into OutThere Sailing (OTS), this is a social program designed for Tweens & Teens who want to learn or grow sailing skills outside of club racing.

 

       

UPCOMING SESSIONS

If your unsure which level to register your child into, please enroll them into level 1 or the level the child most recently attended, staff will adjust it if necessary. Alternately you can email [email protected] or phone 03 52293705 to talk with a staff member.

Term 1, 2021 – Mid week sessions – 4.30pm to 6.30pm & Saturday sessions -10.00am to 12.30pm

  • Saturday (30th January – 27th March)
    • Tackers 3 –  Register HERE
    • Green Fleet junior coaching also rounds at this time. For more information about Green Fleet Click Here.

 

School Holiday Week-Long intensive sessions – 9.00am to 4.00pm

Easter School Holidays (Pick up/Drop off times can be flexible to suit parents work commitments, but must be discussed with staff prior to the start of the 1sts session).