Tackers

 

The pathway starts with short introduction classes in shallow water, designed to get children from 4 years of age familiar with being on a boat and the water. This progresses through to Tackers 1, 2 and 3, then Green Fleet courses, all the while improving skills in a defined fun and engaging way. Once your Tackers pathway is complete you can transition to the RGYC Off The Beach (OTB) community who coordinate our junior class’s club racing and/or move to the youth Out There Sailing program a non-competitive recreational sailing program where you can continue to learn new skills in a fun and social environment.

 

 

Tackers Holiday Experiences


Tiny Tackers – Messing around in Boats 1
  • Ages 4 – 7, $25 per session

A 1 hour session playing in boats and around the water, with fun paddle games and beach activities. Parents are welcome to be a part of the action on the beach! Be sure to pack spare clothes for after.  There are 2 sessions offered each day.

Tackers Intro – Messing around in boats 2

  • Ages 6 – 12, $40 per session

1.5 hour session providing a sample of the fun sailing games & water activities as an introduction to the programs enjoyed in Tackers 1. There are 2 sessions offered each day.

 

UPCOMING SESSIONS

2019/20 Easter School Holidays:  Registrations opening late Jan

Tuesday 7th April, 2020
Session 1: Tacker Intro- 9:30am – 11:00am
Session 2: Tiny Tackers- 11:30pm – 12:30pm
Wednesday 8th April, 2020
Session 1: Tacker Intro- 9:30am – 11:00am
Session 2: Tiny Tackers- 11:30pm – 12:30pm
Thursday 9th April, 2020
Session 1: Tacker Intro- 9:30am – 11:00am
Session 2: Tiny Tackers- 11:30pm – 12:30pm
Session 3: Tacker Intro- 1:00pm – 2:30pm
Session 4: Tiny Tackers 3:00pm – 4:00pm

   


Tackers Courses

TACKERS 1

  • Ages 7 – 12 (no experience needed), $300 for a minimum 20 hour program over multiple days
  • $300 per course

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, $300 for a minimum 20 hour program over multiple days
  • $300 per course
  • Enrollment into Tackers 2 requires the completion of Tackers 1

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

 

TACKERS 3

  • Ages 7 – 12,  $300 for a minimum 20 hour program over multiple days
  • $300 per course
  • Enrollment into Tackers 3 requires the completion of Tackers 2

Upon completion of Tackers 3, sailors will be able to apply knowledge of fundamental boat handling to independently manoeuvre their boat in moderate conditions on all points of sailing.

*Pick up/Drop off times can be flexible to suit parents going to/from work. Please discuss with staff.

 

      

UPCOMING SESSIONS
Friday Evening Courses – 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Term 1 2020 – Due to RGYC hosting a number of major regatta’s we are not able to offer a Tackers courses during Term 1 2020 . However, area able to offer 5 sessions of Tackers training, these session will cater for all three levels of Tackers.
Tackers Training: Dates Tuesday & Fridays nights during Term 1, 2020
February 21st, 25th, 28th, March 3rd & 6th 4:30pm – 6:30pm
Register HERE 
Term 4 2020
Friday 9th October – Friday 18th December, 2020 – Registrations open NOW

Tackers 1 –  Register HERE

Tacker 2 –   Register HERE

Tackers 3 –  Register HERE

 

School Holiday Week-Long Courses

Easter School Holidays  Registrations open NOW
Tackers  1: Monday 30th March to Friday 2nd April, 2020   9:00am – 4:00pm    Register HERE

Tackers  2: Monday 30th March to Friday 2nd April, 2020   9:00am – 4:00pm    Register HERE

Tackers  3: Monday 30th March to Friday 2nd April, 2020   9:00am – 4:00pm     Register HERE

  

 


 

GREEN FLEET

Ages 7 – 12,  Cost is $270 per term.

NOTE: Season 20/21 will see the introduction of a seasonal Green Fleet price which includes a Junior Blue membership compare to a term based cost.

Green Fleet is for kids who have completed Tackers 1 through to 3, enjoying weekly sailing in a fun club environment. All Green Fleet participants also receive complementary Junior Blue RGYC membership.

This is a introduction to Off The Beach (OTB) sailing, club coaching and racing. Parents are welcome to become involved with club activities to support the growth and running of sailing here at the Club.

 

UPCOMING SESSIONS

Thursday (4.30pm-645pm) & Saturday (10am-12.30pm) Program. 
Term 1 2020 – Due to RGYC hosting a number of major regatta’s we only able to offer 7 Green fleet sessions during Term 1 2020 .  These sessions however, will run over both a Saturday morning and Thursday afternoon.

February 20th, 22nd, 27th, 29th, March 5th, 12th & 14th
REGISTER HERE

Season 20/21
Saturday 10th October – 19th December, 2020 (Term 4)

Saturday 6th February  – 3rd April, 2021 (Term 1)

Registrations open from April