Tackers 1 - 2024 Term 1 course


The Tackers 1 Course scheduled for Feb-Apr 2024 has been CANCELLED. Our next Tackers 1 course will be in our next season (Oct.'2024 to Apr. 2025) with dates yet to be worked out.
Australian Sailing - 3. Tackers 1 - Having Fun

Course information

Registrations for this course are closed.

Sessions are all on Saturday mornings from 8:30 am to 11:30 am usually Feb. to Apr.

Sessions run each Saturday, with the exclusion of public holiday Long Weekend holidays, through to the end of April. 

This is the warmest time of the year with the best weather to Learn to Sail so is our most popular course each year.

The club provides all the boats and safety equipment and experienced Qualified Instructors and Assistausuallynts.

Mordialloc Sailing Club is a very family friendly club and it is not uncommon for the parents to also be learning to sail in an adults Start Sailing 1 course while the juniors are learning in the Tackers program at the same time.

Registrations open early October the previous year. An Application form will be posted below after this date.
You may then download the Application, complete it and send a copy to training@mordiallocsc.com.au 
The Sail Training Coordinator (Dale Collings) will always acknowledge if received, so if no acknowledgment then you need to followup with him on 0415 595 754. 

If you have any questons or wish to be placed on a waiting list, contact the Sail Training Coordinator (as above). 

Course Overview
This course aims to provide children aged 7-12 with a fun, safe and affordable way to get into sailing. 

Course Prerequisites

  • Water confident
  • 7-12 years-old

Who should do this course?

This course is designed for participants who wish to have fun and learn the basics of sailing through games on and off the water.

Course Outcome

By the end of the Tackers 1 course, the participants will be able to:

  • Steer with tiller extension under towing paddling power
  • Tie a figure 8 knot, round twice and two half hitches
  • Tack (push turn)
  • Gybe (pull turn)
  • Reach around a figure of 8 course using both tacking and gybing
  • Sail with tiller extension
  • Sail upwind and downwind by following the safety boat

You will gain your Tackers 1 completion certificate. 

Files for download
MSC Tackers 1 Application - Term 1 from 24th Feb 2024 _1


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